WonderRoot CSA

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WONDERROOT CSA SEASON 04

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.

In Season 04, WonderRoot has commissioned six artists — Danielle Brutto, Terri DillingDaniel Flores, Julie SimsJason Thomas, and Joe Tsambiras — to create 40 works each, making 40 shares available to the public for $400/share. Artwork will be received by shareholders at a series of three pick up parties. Pick up parties will take place from September to December of 2014; exact dates will be confirmed by September 1. Each pick up party will feature work by two artists and will include artist talks.

Interested in purchasing a share? Please fill out a WonderRoot CSA Season 04 purchase form.

MEET THE SEASON 04 ARTISTS

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Danielle Brutto is a visual artist artist based out of Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Parsons the New School for Design in New York with a BFA. While Brutto is always experimenting with new media, her primary focus is abstract painting. Through painting, Brutto explores the physicality of paint itself to create obscured and abstracted images that explore the human figure, landscapes, nature and   animals and their relationships to one another through destruction/creation and life/death cycles.

www.daniellebrutto.com

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Terri Dilling is a visual artist living in Atlanta, GA. Dilling received a BA from Indiana University, a BFA from Georgia State University, and also studied visual art in England, Spain, and Italy. Inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world, Dilling’s work often evokes a landscape or garden, along with the microscopic worlds contained within. After being awarded a 2005 residency at the Caversham Centre in South Africa, she revived printmaking in her practice, and aided in founding the Atlanta Printmakers Studio where she currently serves as president.

www.terridilling.com

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Daniel Flores is a visual artist living in Atlanta, GA. Deriving inspiration from his Mexican-American heritage, Flores revisits the stories of the Great Aztec Gods and incorporates Aztec mythology into his drawings and paintings. Since 2004 Flores has participated in over 25 group art shows in the Atlanta area. In 2012 Flores’ work was published in the July issue of ImagineFX Magazine, and in 2005 his art was shown at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA as part of the Art Beats + Lyrics Art Show. In addition, his tattoo studio won Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta award in 2002.

www.deltatangomike.com

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Julie Sims is a visual artist living in the Atlanta area. Sims received a BFA in photography from Georgia State University in 2009. Sims’ work has been exhibited in Asheville, NC, Louisville, KY, Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA, and has been included in numerous group shows. In addition, Sims’ work was included in the Possible Futures’ publication Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape. Sims was recently awarded the WonderRoot Walthall Fellowship, selected by the New York Times for the NY Portfolio Review, and nominated for the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women in photography.

www.lensideout.com

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Jason Thomas is an Atlanta-based visual artist who works primarily in pen-and-ink. Since moving to Atlanta in 1993, Thomas has been active in the city’s art scene as an art student at Morehouse College where he majored in Art Education. Following graduation, Thomas has gone on to work as a freelance illustrator, serve as the President of Creative Energy 360, and work as a part-time art teacher. In addition to curating a variety of events and exhibitions throughout Atlanta, Thomas has participated in exhibitions such as Resistance is Futile, and CAIN at Mano Art Shows, along with Standing on the Shoulders of Giants at the Art of Giving Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Thomas is currently the Resident Art Director for iNetwork, Inc. and the illustrator of the Facebook comic strip “The Adventures of Mavis and Mary.”

www.jasonthomasart.com

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Joe Tsambiras is a visual artist living in Decatur, GA. In 1994 Tsambiras received a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in illustration, and received an MFA in drawing/printmaking from Georgia State University in 2007. After receiving his MFA, Tsambiras immersed himself in the Atlanta art scene, and has exhibited in high-profile shows such as the ink-drawing collaboration with Atlanta-based artist Sam Parker, Majestic Hours at Beep Beep Gallery in 2008, and the four-person collaborative show Here We Hide at Mint Gallery in 2010. Tsambiras was nominated for the prestigious Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award in both 2009 and 2010. In 2012 he celebrated the art of printmaking by curating an all-printmaking show at Kibbee Gallery called ECHOES: Adventures in Printmaking. Tsambiras recently had his first successful major solo exhibition, PORTL at Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

www.joeeliastsambiras.com

Please email Jennifer (jennifer@wonderroot.org) if you have any questions about WonderRoot CSA Season 04.

WonderRoot CSA Diagram

Season 04 CSA Advisory Committee: Robin Bernat, Darrah Brustein, Anya Vostrova Chambers, Oral Givan, Jimmy Hamilton, Oronike Odeleye, Masud Olufani, Stephanie Pharr, 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.

Who were the Season 01 artists?: Noble BeastJessica Caldas, Bethany Collins, Henry DetweilerJill Frank, Nick Madden, Michi Meko, S. Patricia Patterson and Wret Rausaw.

Check out what USA Today, 11 Alive and the AJC had to say about WonderRoot CSA Season 01!

A sampling of artwork from Season 01:

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Untitled, Jill Frank, 2013

 

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Untitled, S Patricia Patterson, 2013

 

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Untitled, Bethany Collins, 2013

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Untitled, Jessica Caldas, 2013

 

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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.

Who were the Season 02 artists?: Ashley Anderson, Mike Black, Jane Garver, Roni Nicole Henderson, Masud Olufani, Seana Reilly

Check out what Neighbor Newspapers had to say about WonderRoot CSA Season 02!

A sampling of artwork from Season 02:

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Masud Olufani, Cedric Bell: 16, 2013

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Jane Garver, Untitled, 2013

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Untitled, Seana Reilly, 2013

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Untitled, Roni Nicole Henderson, 2013

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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

WonderRoot CSA Season 03 was launched in March 2014 and will conclude in June 2014. It includes 40 shares of local art made available to the public at $600/share. Shareholders are receiving 6 pieces of artwork, each created by a different artist. So far, shareholders have collected their art boxes at two Pick up Parties held at The Grocery on Home and Poem 88. The final Pick up Party will occur at ZuCot Gallery on June 21 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

Who are the Season 03 artists?: Meg AubreyNikita GaleJason KofkeWilliam Massey, Michael Stasny and Marcia Vaitsman.

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WonderRoot CSA Season 04

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WONDERROOT CSA SEASON 04

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.

In Season 04, WonderRoot has commissioned six artists — Danielle BruttoTerri DillingDaniel FloresJulie SimsJason Thomas, and Joe Tsambiras — to create 40 works each, making 40 shares available to the public for $400/share. Artwork will be received by shareholders at a series of three pick up parties. Pick up parties will take place from September to December of 2014; exact dates will be confirmed by September 1. Each pick up party will feature work by two artists and will include artist talks.

Interested in purchasing a share? Please fill out a WonderRoot CSA Season 04 purchase form.

MEET THE SEASON 04 ARTISTS

danielle_brutto

Danielle Brutto is a visual artist artist based out of Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Parsons the New School for Design in New York with a BFA. While Brutto is always experimenting with new media, her primary focus is abstract painting. Through painting, Brutto explores the physicality of paint itself to create obscured and abstracted images that explore the human figure, landscapes, nature and   animals and their relationships to one another through destruction/creation and life/death cycles.

www.daniellebrutto.com

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Terri Dilling is a visual artist living in Atlanta, GA. Dilling received a BA from Indiana University, a BFA from Georgia State University, and also studied visual art in England, Spain, and Italy. Inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world, Dilling’s work often evokes a landscape or garden, along with the microscopic worlds contained within. After being awarded a 2005 residency at the Caversham Centre in South Africa, she revived printmaking in her practice, and aided in founding the Atlanta Printmakers Studio where she currently serves as president.

www.terridilling.com

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Daniel Flores is a visual artist living in Atlanta, GA. Deriving inspiration from his Mexican-American heritage, Flores revisits the stories of the Great Aztec Gods and incorporates Aztec mythology into his drawings and paintings. Since 2004 Flores has participated in over 25 group art shows in the Atlanta area. In 2012 Flores’ work was published in the July issue of ImagineFX Magazine, and in 2005 his art was shown at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA as part of the Art Beats + Lyrics Art Show. In addition, his tattoo studio won Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta award in 2002.

www.deltatangomike.com

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Julie Sims is a visual artist living in the Atlanta area. Sims received a BFA in photography from Georgia State University in 2009. Sims’ work has been exhibited in Asheville, NC, Louisville, KY, Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA, and has been included in numerous group shows. In addition, Sims’ work was included in the Possible Futures’ publication Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape. Sims was recently awarded the WonderRoot Walthall Fellowship, selected by the New York Times for the NY Portfolio Review, and nominated for the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women in photography.

www.lensideout.com

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Jason Thomas is an Atlanta-based visual artist who works primarily in pen-and-ink. Since moving to Atlanta in 1993, Thomas has been active in the city’s art scene as an art student at Morehouse College where he majored in Art Education. Following graduation, Thomas has gone on to work as a freelance illustrator, serve as the President of Creative Energy 360, and work as a part-time art teacher. In addition to curating a variety of events and exhibitions throughout Atlanta, Thomas has participated in exhibitions such as Resistance is Futile, and CAIN at Mano Art Shows, along with Standing on the Shoulders of Giants at the Art of Giving Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Thomas is currently the Resident Art Director for iNetwork, Inc. and the illustrator of the Facebook comic strip “The Adventures of Mavis and Mary.”

www.jasonthomasart.com

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Joe Tsambiras is a visual artist living in Decatur, GA. In 1994 Tsambiras received a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in illustration, and received an MFA in drawing/printmaking from Georgia State University in 2007. After receiving his MFA, Tsambiras immersed himself in the Atlanta art scene, and has exhibited in high-profile shows such as the ink-drawing collaboration with Atlanta-based artist Sam Parker, Majestic Hours at Beep Beep Gallery in 2008, and the four-person collaborative show Here We Hide at Mint Gallery in 2010. Tsambiras was nominated for the prestigious Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award in both 2009 and 2010. In 2012 he celebrated the art of printmaking by curating an all-printmaking show at Kibbee Gallery called ECHOES: Adventures in Printmaking. Tsambiras recently had his first successful major solo exhibition, PORTL at Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

www.joeeliastsambiras.com

Please email Jennifer (jennifer@wonderroot.org) if you have any questions about WonderRoot CSA Season 04.

WonderRoot CSA Diagram

Season 04 CSA Advisory Committee: Robin Bernat, Darrah Brustein, Anya Vostrova Chambers, Oral Givan, Jimmy Hamilton, Oronike Odeleye, Masud Olufani, Stephanie Pharr, and Kris Pilcher.