What do all those letters mean? First, let's start with DVAC. That stands for the Dayton Visual Arts Center, and I have been a member for well over 15 years. You can read all about their mission and history on their site, so I will just say they are an amazing organization in the heart of Dayton, and lately, in addition to their stellar exhibits, they have been pushing some fabulous new programs. That brings us to CSA(rt), which stands for Community Supported Art. Inspired by the fabulous Community Supported Agriculture programs for family-owned farms, this program offers 'shares' to the community in exchange for some amazing, limited edition, long lasting artwork (instead of perishable veggies). This is the first time DVAC is offering the CSA(rt) Program, so there are only 50 share available, but for that one share you get 6 (SIX!) works of art!
The call went out and 120 artists applied to created 50 limited edition artworks. From those submissions, guest juror, James Yood, adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and contributor Artforum International, selected only six artists to participate. I am thrilled and honored to be one of those six artists! I can not tell you what I am making, though the piece above gives you a general vibe, but really will look nothing like it. Ha! How's that for a useless hint!?! The materials are ordered and I have until July to create them, then we have the Harvest Pick-up Party on August 9, 6-8p. Don't you want to join the fun? GET YOUR SHARE!