Atlanta’s First Art-based CSA
THIS SEASON’S ARTISTS INCLUDE…
What is the WonderRoot CSA? The WonderRoot CSA (Community Supported Art) is a new model for selling and purchasing artwork, adapted from the traditional agricultural CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
What is the purpose? The WonderRoot CSA seeks to: a) cultivate a culture of art collecting for the local arts economy and b) support Atlanta artists by commissioning them to create work
Why did we create it? WonderRoot invites art curious individuals and seasoned collectors to invest in the local arts economy by purchasing a share to Atlanta’s first ever art-based CSA, WonderRoot CSA. By investing in local artists, shareholders are helping to keep local talent in Atlanta, as well as claiming their share of our city’s most gifted creators. Artist contributors are able to immediately grow their collector-base, in addition to a guaranteed commission before any work is ever created. The exposure to WonderRoot’s audience throughout metro Atlanta creates even more opportunity for participating artists to develop interested buyers.
How does the current season work?
- 40 shares are made available to the public at $600/share
- 6 artists are commissioned to create 40 works each
- Shareholders and artists attend three Art Box Pick up Parties (with 2 pieces of art in each one) held from March 2014 – June 2014; each Pick up Party features two artist talks and lots of artist-shareholder mingling!
Who else has this idea? Some awesome folks at Three Walls in Chicago, Springboard for the Arts in Minnesota and good people in LA and New York City. We’d like to give a special thanks to our friend, Paul Barrett, for helping to inspire WonderRoot CSA.
Season 03 CSA Advisory Committee: Robin Bernat, Darrah Brustein, Jimmy Hamilton, Oronike Odeleye, Masud Olufani and Kris Pilcher.
WonderRoot CSA Season 01
WonderRoot CSA Season 01 was launched in December of 2012. It included 50 shares of local art made available to the public at $300/share. Shareholders received 9 pieces of artwork, each created by a different artist, and collected their art boxes at a series of three Pick up Parties.
A sampling of artwork from Season 01:
Untitled, Jill Frank, 2013
Untitled, S Patricia Patterson, 2013
Untitled, Bethany Collins, 2013
Untitled, Jessica Caldas, 2013
Shareholders discovering the contents of their art box!
CSA Season 01 Advisory Committee: Austin Appleton, Stephanie Dowda, Ed Hall, Floyd Hall, Jimmy Hamilton, Brett Meager, Kris Pilcher, and Eva Taylor.
WonderRoot CSA Season 02
WonderRoot CSA Season 02 was launched in August 2013. It included 30 shares of local art made available to the public at $800/share. Shareholders received 6 pieces of artwork, each created by a different artist, and collected their art boxes at a series of three Pick up Parties.
Check out what Neighbor Newspapers had to say about WonderRoot CSA Season 02!
A sampling of artwork from Season 02:
Masud Olufani, Cedric Bell: 16, 2013
Jane Garver, Untitled, 2013
Untitled, Seana Reilly, 2013
Untitled, Roni Nicole Henderson, 2013
Seana Reilly chats with shareholders about her work!
WonderRoot CSA Advisory Committee: Austin Appleton, Jimmy Hamilton, Ed Hall, Floyd Hall, and Kris Pilcher.
WonderRoot CSA Season 03
Shares of WonderRoot CSA Season 03 are currently available for purchase! Season 03 makes 40 shares of local art available to the public at $600/share. Shareholders receive 6 pieces of artwork, each created by a different artist, and collect their art boxes at a series of three Pick up Parties, that will take place from March 2014 – June 2014.
Invest in Atlanta’s local art ecology and purchase your share here!