It sold out last year. Now Community Supported Art-St. Louis returns for a second year, and a second group of nine commissioned artists.
Seventy-five local artists competed for those nine spots; a jury that included James McAnally, De Andrea Nichols and Dana Turkovic chose a varied group. All of the artists are highly skilled in their media, and there's a good cross-section of formats included.
The Class of 2015 includes (in alphabetical order) Phillip Finder (ceramics), Tate Foley (printmaking), Carrie Gillen (mixed media), Ming Ying Hong (drawing), Nick Nihira (printmaking), Jeremy Rabus (painting), Ruth Reese (ceramics), Louis Wall (music) and Ken Wood (printmaking).
CSA memberships for this year go on sale March 30. Just 50 member shares will be sold, with each member receiving one piece of art from each of the nine chosen artists.
The art will arrive one-third at a time, with three pieces available for pick-up in July, August and September. Shares cost $425.
You can learn more from CSA-STL's website, csastl.org. You can also come to a free happy hour at Urban Chestnut's midtown location, 3229 Washington Avenue, from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 15. Chase away those tax-day blues, meet the artists and find out more about the program.