The What, When & Why of CSA PGH
Everything You need to know about CSA PGH 2017
WHAT IS CSA PGH?
Community Supported Art (CSA PGH) is a program that builds lasting relationships with artists and cultural consumers. Not unlike the boxes of fruit and vegetables that one might get from a local farm as an agricultural CSA, CSA PGH creates “shares” of art to feed the public’s cultural appetite.
This fall we will release 20 shares for the public to purchase, made up of editioned artwork by six local artists. Currently we are in the process of commissioning prototypes from which we will select the final artists for the 2017 season. The artworks cover a range of media and form - in the past we’ve had artists create paintings, stackable ceramics, lathe cut records, concrete cast lamps, and more.
This launch will also be highlighted by a 5th year anniversary exhibit showcasing new works by CSA PGH alumni. The show will take place in Casey Droege Cultural Productions’ newly launched gallery space at 937 Liberty Ave., a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The exhibit “CSA PGH Remix” runs from July 7th to August 25th, open to the public on Fridays 12pm - 7pm and Saturdays 12 pm - 5pm. Join us for the opening during the next Gallery Crawl on July 7th 5:30 pm - 10 pm.
CSA PGH 2017 Season will launch in September with 20 shares available for purchase. Individuals will be able to purchase shares online and pick up their artwork at the CSA PGH Small Mall market at Space Gallery on September 22nd. Full CSA 2017 Artist will be announced July 7th.
WHY A CSA?
CSA PGH is an innovative and affordable arts model designed to connect audiences in pittsburgh directly with local emerging and established artists. We provide collectors with an easy entry point to purchasing affordable art, while providing artist with paying opportunities to distribute their work. Share-buyers not only take an active role in supporting the vibrant and growing arts community economically while receiving quality, locally sourced and affordable artwork.
To date, this program has commissioned 23 artists and produced 170 shares. CSA PGH produces artwork and paying artist opportunities in Pittsburgh for local artist and creating a host of new collectors.
Averaging each year around $60- $100 per piece*, CSA PGH is a low cost opportunity to invest in Pittsburghs’ established and emerging art scene. Previous shares have contained artwork from some of pittsburgh's most renowned artist such as Lenka Clayton’s 1/57th of Andy Warhols shirt, which is now valued far above the entire price of the CSA 2014 share as she is currently showing at the Guggenheim. Or Take Alexi Morrisseys’ Milk Bottle project, which was originally commissioned for the CSA 2014 season but can now be found in the Warhol Museum’s gift shop valued at $400 per bottle.
*prices vary per season and share size.
Stay tuned for updates and share information