Harvested and So Fresh: This Year’s CSA Is In!
Shares to this innovative program are available for $450, which includes nine original artworks created by Miami-based artists.
This year is a small crop of only 50 shares, so you better hurry and buy your share today!
CSA shares are available NOW!
How it works
Selected from a pool of approximately 100 applicants by a jury of art professionals, participating artists receive stipends to create original, limited-edition artworks. Collectors and art enthusiasts purchase a shares consisting of nine artworks, one from each of this season’s artists. The creative harvest includes limited-edition prints, original drawings and paintings, exclusive performances, video art, and sculptural objects. The shares will be distributed at three pick-up events throughout the Spring at neighborhood farms. Each pick-up event allows consumers and artists to visit about the art, while learning the benefits of local farming and locally sourced food.
Constantly exploring cross-cultural and hybrid identities through common clichés of the tropics, Gonzalo Fuenmayor reflects upon the role of memory in nature and culture. By controlling the oxidation process of a banana, the artist suggests narratives addressing the political and historic impact of banana trade in -so called “Banana Republics”. Fuenmayor explores the relationship between life and death, visibility vs. invisibility, and violence and memory. gonzalofuenmayor.com
Writer Rob Goyanes is a contributor to The Miami Rail, Artlurker, and is the Miami correspondent of Dazed + Confused. Goyanes strives to unravel the confusing place that is Miami, by illustrating stories that make it both a fantasy and a nightmare. For this CSA season, Goyanes creates a chapbook series of essays and poetry reflecting personalities, architecture, and his personal experience in local places.
Guerrier’s practice focuses on depiction of place and language through natural and artificial landmarks. Through various techniques, including solvent transfer, watercolor, graphite, and color pencil, the artist creates a series of similar drawings, each one permutating from the previous, for this year’s CSA. Adler Guerrier
Interdisciplinary artist Jiae Hwang investigates the places we inhabit in our mind as well as worlds beyond our perception. She contemplates our physical existence in the universe while playing with the romantic nature of its infinite possibilities. As part of an ongoing investigation of her metamorphic memoir, Hwang has created multidimensional objects that intend to create a map of the air and sky. jiaehwang.com
Fascinated by the intersection of art and sailing, Justin Long searches for common grounds between these two niche worlds. The artist bridges both worlds through everyday language and symbolism. For this CSA crop, Long creates an original video artwork, pushing his nautical-inspired investigations in a medium seldom collected by private collectors. justinhlong.com
“Highlighting popular perceptions of Miami as a vacation destination, photographer Silvia Ros produces a limited-edition series of “vacation” postcards in collaboration with designer Tim Hossler, depicting significant historical moments, sites, and landmarks in Miami. These sites are routinely overlooked and their histories are often unknown to locals and visitors alike. silviaros.com timhosslerdesgn.tumblr.com
Born out of a spontaneous trip to Key West, Southernmost Situations is a Miami-based experimental open collective blurring the boundaries between contemporary art, performance, and traditional curatorial models. CSA buyers will receive hand-printed tickets and first-hand experience of their upcoming performance in May. The performance, conducted by a group of Miami-based artists, is an interpretation of Tennessee William’s Night of the Iguana. southernmostsituations
For years Michael Loveland has witnessed the slow deterioration of a home across the street from his studio. This frequent resting spot for drug addicts and transient roosters serves as inspiration for his “North West Utopia” series. For this ongoing project, Loveland creates and documents architectural interventions on and within the structure, using colored gels and repurposed building materials scavenged from the home’s vicinity. Loveland creates a special edition from this project for his CSA share. michaelloveland.co
Marcos Valella produces paintings in a sequence that functions under the umbrella of one specific idea: the lack of a hierarchical utopia. Paintings stand as multiples that do not work with vertical and linear connections, but as a rhizomatic structure. Continuing with this investigation, Valella creates a new series of paintings for his CSA share.
About the CSA Program
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Cannonball has brought Community Supported Art to Miami in order to support the city’s growing landscape of cultural producers. This project is modeled on Community Supported Art in Minnesota, created by mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts. This program is funded and supported by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation.
The goal of this program is to support artists in the creation of new art, and to foster new relationships between artists and collectors, while offering an alternative model to the art market. The CSA program allows share purchasers to explore a variety of disciplines at an accessible value, while supporting the career of local emerging and mid-career artists.
Based in downtown Miami, Cannonball (formerly LegalArt) is a non-profit arts organization known for its advocacy and innovative programs supporting today’s artists. Core initiatives include: SeminArt, providing free educational and professional development services to artists; LegalLink, an in-house legal advice and referral service for artists and arts organizations; and the Residency Program, which offers long-term live/work space for local artists and short-term residencies for visiting cultural producers.
For more information contact us at:
786-347-2360 or firstname.lastname@example.org