Tara Costello selected in fourth season of CSA

Gallery Member Tara Costello has been selected in the fourth season of the Springboard for the Arts “Community Supported Art” program.


Springboard for the Arts and mnartists.org are pleased to announce the featured artists for the fourth season of Community Supported Art (CSA) and will begin selling member shares to this innovative program on Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.

“What is Community Supported Art? Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, we are pleased to bring CSA to our community to support local art, artists and collectors. In our fourth season and second year, the program has been replicated in over a dozen cities across America, with many more starting up every month.

The selected artists receive a commission to create 50 “shares” for the program. Interested consumers / collectors will purchase a share from Springboard for the Arts and in return receive 3 “farm boxes” of locally produced artwork at intervals this summer. Featured works could include items such as: an edition of a vinyl 7” record, a run of screen-prints, series of small tea cups, run of photographs, letterpress editions of a poem or short story, or small original paintings. Each member’s share will contain one piece from each of the 9 CSA featured artists over the summer and will also include “bumper crop” of additional artwork and arts opportunities. The pick-up evenings will be at local art sites and will be events themselves.”