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Community Supported Art 2014!
Lincoln’s Community Supported Art project is in the planning for a great second year in 2014. Thanks to support from Union Bank and Trust and keen interest among local artists and art patrons, we are building a strong, grass roots initiative that results in commissions for local artists, real-world experience for art students and a very personalized art experience for collectors of local art!
Please note that the Call for Artist proposals opens November 14; they are due January 9, 2014. We will again offer 50 art shares and the commission is $35/piece or a total of $1750 for each artist. We welcome artists from all disciplines to submit a proposal. A citizens panel will select 9 local artists. The tenth “share” will come from local art students.
The art shares sold out in 30 hours in 2013, so we anticipate lively sales again for 2014. Lincoln Arts Council members will have the benefit of purchasing a share on February 13, 2014 at the press conference announcing CSArtists; the day before any remaining shares will be offered to the public. Art shares will be sold for $400 each and will result in 10 original pieces of art delivered in three installments over the summer/fall. LAC membership details are available at artscene.org or by contacting the office.
CSArt Project Important Dates...
- Artist Applications open: 11/14/13
- Artists Notified: 01/24/2014
- Artist Applications close: 01/09/14
- Artist Press Conference & Art Share pre-sale: 02/13/14
- Panel Meets to Select Artists: 01/23/14
- Public Sale of Art Shares open: 02/14/14
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After a successful launch in 2013, Community Supported Art (CSArt) is gearing up for a second season in 2014! Once again, 9 artists plus one public school art program will be selected to fill "art shares" purchased by art consumers. Once again, 50 shares will be offered, so artists will need to create 50 original pieces or something unique for 50 shareholders (in the case of a performance or event). Art shares will be offered at $400 and shareholders will receive 10 original works. Selected artists will be commissioned at $35/share or $1,750 for the total project.
Think creatively! In addition to woven baskets, origami landscapes, glass cups and art prints, CSArt shareholders received original poetry, an instrumental music EP, an exclusive concert and an exclusive studio tour. Our wooden crates used for delivery are 12 x 18 x 12 inches, but feel free to think outside the box when it comes to the project or experience you plan to create.
See our CSArtist application on the website at: http://www.artscene.org/uploaded/Pages/Projects/CSArts/2014//2014CSAartistapplication.pdf for full details.
DEADLINE FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS is THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014.
Panel selection of artists: January 30, 2014.
Artists notified: January 31, 2014.
Selected artists are asked to attend the Mayor's Press Conference, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014. Art pieces will be delivered at three events beginning in June 2014.