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WONDERROOT CSA SEASON 06

After a lengthy and competitive review process, we are delighted to announce the CSA Season 06 artists have been selected. Congratulations Addison Adams, Shanequa Gay, Vision Kaushik, Pastiche Lumumba, Santiago Páramo, and Sara Santamaria. We are thrilled to have them on board this season and are looking forward to seeing the works they put together for shareholders.

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 06, WonderRoot has commissioned the aforementioned six artists to create 30 works each, making 30 shares available to the public for $800/share. Artwork will be received by shareholders at a series of three pick up parties that will take place from June – August 2015; exact dates and locations will be announced by the end of April. Each pick up party will feature work by two artists and will include artist talks. WonderRoot CSA pick up parties are open to the public and we would love to see you attend!

For CSA Season 06, WonderRoot is partnering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. AVLF provides high-quality, free legal representation to low-income Atlantans. Through a diversity of programs tailored to meet the legal needs of the community, volunteer lawyers work to leverage the full power, resources and passion of the legal community so that Atlantans are not deprived of basic civil legal needs without the benefit of a lawyer.

In the spirit of WonderRoot’s mission of bringing together artists and community to inspire positive social change, CSA Season 06 artists will make work that is inspired by AVLF’s commitment to civil rights, equity, volunteerism, and the building of healthy communities.

Interested in purchasing a share? Please fill out a WonderRoot CSA Season 06 purchase form.

MEET THE SEASON 06 ARTISTS

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Addison Adams is a visual artist and experimental musician based in Atlanta, GA. He received his BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia in 2012 and has continued developing his work in painting as well as his experimentation with sculpture, installation, performance art, and film. Adams has performed at the High Museum of Art, the Goat Farm Arts Center, and MINT gallery. In addition, he has exhibited his paintings and video art in galleries throughout the Southeast including MOCA GA, ATHICA, and Non-Fiction Gallery.

http://addisonadams.carbonmade.com/

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Shanequa Gay, an Atlanta native, has drawn critical acclaim for her depictions of southern life and black women. A graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta and a current student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Gay has exhibited work at prestigious venues and events including the Chattanooga African American Museum, the Hunter Museum of American Art, Emory University, Mason Murer Gallery, and the National Black Arts Festival. Her work is among the private collections of actor Samuel L. Jackson, and musician/songwriter Leon Russell among others. In 2013 Gay was chosen by Low Country Luxe and The Congressional Club to create an illustration of the White House featured as packaging for the 2013 First Lady’s Luncheon hostess gift.

http://www.sgcreativewisdom.com/

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Vision Kaushik, born in Atlanta, GA, visited India frequently growing up. The bright contrasting nature of India— from its colors to its culture—are the primal base of Kaushik’s work and cultivated the chance and automatic side of his practice. Kaushik’s parents were very laid back but stern and engrained in him a sense of structure which, mixed with his inherent desire for chance operations, led him to work the way he does. Kaushik deals with extremes in his work, from color to application. He likes seeing things in contrast and in harmony because in the end it’s all really about balance.

http://vision-kaushik.tumblr.com/

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Pastiche Lumumba is an artist and curator living and working in Atlanta, GA. Lumumba graduated from Georgia State University in 2012 where he studied film, photography and studio art. His multidisciplinary work examines the element of context and its effect on subjective experience. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as MINT Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Kiang Gallery (Atlanta, GA), The Arts Exchange (Atlanta, GA), and Freak Sister Chamber (London, UK). In 2013, Pastiche founded The LOW Museum and has since served as executive director.

http://pastichelumumba.com

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Santiago Páramo is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. Páramo studied music in Botogá, Colombia and has since incorporated music composition, performance art, and interactive public art installations into his practice. Since moving to Atlanta, Páramo has been heavily involved with numerous projects that have received great praise from different audiences and art organizations. For the past three years he has been awarded with funds from Art on the Atlanta Beltline to create interactive art installations. In addition, he has contributed musically to the Atlanta contemporary dance scene, working with organizations such as Moving in the Spirit, The lucky Penny, and the choreographer Helen Hale.

https://santiagoparamo.bandcamp.com/

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Sara Santamaria, originally from Madrid, Spain, studied theater, linguistics and textile arts. She is currently living and working in Atlanta, GA where she is pursuing a degree in 3d studio art. Santamaria has worked in Madrid, Canada and France as a studio assistant for a variety of established artists and as an Art Program Coordinator for the arts organization, La Tabacalera. In her art practice Santamaria is drawn to different materials such as metal, ceramics, and wood and utilizes a variety of techniques including mold making and casting. She is currently exhibiting her artworks in Atlanta.

http://www.sarasantamaria.com

Please email Matthew (matthew@wonderroot.org) if you have any questions about WonderRoot CSA Season 06.

Season 06 CSA Advisory Committee: Robin Bernat, Darrah Brustein, Anya Vostrova Chambers, Oral Givan, Jimmy Hamilton, Oronike Odeleye, Masud Olufani, Stephanie Pharr, Kris Pilcher, Liz Whipple, and Michael Lucas

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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.

Check out some of the art in Season 03:

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Young Yuri, Jason Kofke, 2014

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WonderRoot CSA Season 04

WonderRoot CSA Season 04 was launched in August 2014.  It included 40 shares of local art made available to the public at $400/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 at the Hammonds House MuseumThe Low Museum, and Dashboard Co-op. We also partnered with our local friends at Garnish & Gather to advocate for the importance of eating local and arting local. Throughout the season, CSA artists were delivered a curated selection of goodies from G&G and interviewed; the “Local Artist Spotlights” are featured on G&G’s blog. We encourage you to check it out and learn more about the awesome work they are doing in the city!

Who were the Season 04 artists? Danielle BruttoTerri DillingDaniel FloresJulie SimsJason ThomasJoe Tsambiras

Check out some of the art in Season 04:

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Thrive, Terri Dilling, 2014

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WonderRoot CSA Season 05

WonderRoot CSA Season 05 was launched in December 2014. It included 30 shares of local art made available to the public at $400/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 at MINT Gallery, MODA, and Marcia Wood Gallery from January 2015 – March 2015. Each pick up party featured work by two artists and included artist talks.

Who were the Season 05 artists? Chris Chambers, Manty Dey, Ariel Lockshaw, Tracy Murrell, Laura NoelDeborah Sosower.

Check out some of the art in Season 05:

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Both Sides Now, Laura Noel, 2015

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Untitled (Ciara C., Susan H., Ryan K., Mark I., Matthew M., Gene P., 1993-2003), Chris Chambers, 2015

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Drifter, Manty Dey, 2015

 

Season 05 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 06

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After a lengthy and competitive review process, we are delighted to announce the CSA Season 06 artists have been selected. Congratulations Addison Adams, Shanequa Gay, Vision Kaushik, Pastiche Lumumba, Santiago Páramo, and Sara Santamaria. We are thrilled to have them on board this season and are looking forward to seeing the works they put together for shareholders.

In Season 06, WonderRoot has commissioned the aforementioned six artists to create 30 works each, making 30 shares available to the public for $800/share. Artwork will be received by shareholders at a series of three pick up parties that will take place from June – August 2015; exact dates and locations will be announced by the end of April. Each pick up party will feature work by two artists and will include artist talks. WonderRoot CSA pick up parties are open to the public and we would love to see you attend!

For CSA Season 06, WonderRoot is partnering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. AVLF provides high-quality, free legal representation to low-income Atlantans. Through a diversity of programs tailored to meet the legal needs of the community, volunteer lawyers work to leverage the full power, resources and passion of the legal community so that Atlantans are not deprived of basic civil legal needs without the benefit of a lawyer.

In the spirit of WonderRoot’s mission of bringing together artists and community to inspire positive social change, CSA Season 06 artists will make work that is inspired by AVLF’s commitment to civil rights, equity, volunteerism, and the building of healthy communities.

Interested in purchasing a share? Please fill out a WonderRoot CSA Season 06 purchase form.

MEET THE SEASON 06 ARTISTS

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Addison Adams is a visual artist and experimental musician based in Atlanta, GA. He received his BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia in 2012 and has continued developing his work in painting as well as his experimentation with sculpture, installation, performance art, and film. Adams has performed at the High Museum of Art, the Goat Farm Arts Center, and MINT gallery. In addition, he has exhibited his paintings and video art in galleries throughout the Southeast including MOCA GA, ATHICA, and Non-Fiction Gallery.

http://addisonadams.carbonmade.com/

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Shanequa Gay, an Atlanta native, has drawn critical acclaim for her depictions of southern life and black women. A graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta and a current student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Gay has exhibited work at prestigious venues and events including the Chattanooga African American Museum, the Hunter Museum of American Art, Emory University, Mason Murer Gallery, and the National Black Arts Festival. Her work is among the private collections of actor Samuel L. Jackson, and musician/songwriter Leon Russell among others. In 2013 Gay was chosen by Low Country Luxe and The Congressional Club to create an illustration of the White House featured as packaging for the 2013 First Lady’s Luncheon hostess gift.

http://www.sgcreativewisdom.com/

kaushik_vision_headshot

Vision Kaushik, born in Atlanta, GA, visited India frequently growing up. The bright contrasting nature of India— from its colors to its culture—are the primal base of Kaushik’s work and cultivated the chance and automatic side of his practice. Kaushik’s parents were very laid back but stern and engrained in him a sense of structure which, mixed with his inherent desire for chance operations, led him to work the way he does. Kaushik deals with extremes in his work, from color to application. He likes seeing things in contrast and in harmony because in the end it’s all really about balance.

http://vision-kaushik.tumblr.com/

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Pastiche Lumumba is an artist and curator living and working in Atlanta, GA. Lumumba graduated from Georgia State University in 2012 where he studied film, photography and studio art. His multidisciplinary work examines the element of context and its effect on subjective experience. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as MINT Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Kiang Gallery (Atlanta, GA), The Arts Exchange (Atlanta, GA), and Freak Sister Chamber (London, UK). In 2013, Pastiche founded The LOW Museum and has since served as executive director.

http://pastichelumumba.com

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Santiago Páramo is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. Páramo studied music in Botogá, Colombia and has since incorporated music composition, performance art, and interactive public art installations into his practice. Since moving to Atlanta, Páramo has been heavily involved with numerous projects that have received great praise from different audiences and art organizations. For the past three years he has been awarded with funds from Art on the Atlanta Beltline to create interactive art installations. In addition, he has contributed musically to the Atlanta contemporary dance scene, working with organizations such as Moving in the Spirit, The lucky Penny, and the choreographer Helen Hale.

https://santiagoparamo.bandcamp.com/

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Sara Santamaria, originally from Madrid, Spain, studied theater, linguistics and textile arts. She is currently living and working in Atlanta, GA where she is pursuing a degree in 3d studio art. Santamaria has worked in Madrid, Canada and France as a studio assistant for a variety of established artists and as an Art Program Coordinator for the arts organization, La Tabacalera. In her art practice Santamaria is drawn to different materials such as metal, ceramics, and wood and utilizes a variety of techniques including mold making and casting. She is currently exhibiting her artworks in Atlanta.

http://www.sarasantamaria.com

Please email Matthew (matthew@wonderroot.org) if you have any questions about WonderRoot CSA Season 06.

Season 06 CSA Advisory Committee: Robin Bernat, Darrah Brustein, Anya Vostrova Chambers, Oral Givan, Jimmy Hamilton, Oronike Odeleye, Masud Olufani, Stephanie Pharr, Kris Pilcher, Liz Whipple, and Michael Lucas