Six artists will be selected to receive a commission of $1,500 to create an artwork in an edition of 50. Artists will be selected through representative images from this application. DVAC CSA Committee will work with individual artists to approve final artwork for edition. Artists must commit to creating edition between notification (Feb 13) and deadline of July 1, 2016. Commission payment 50% at agreement signing; balance at delivery.
Guest juror: James Yood, adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and contributor Artforum International.
ARTIST SUBMISSION CRITERIA
All artists are eligible to apply. Emerging artists (artists exhibiting less than 3 years are particularly encouraged.) DVAC seeks to present work of the highest level of craftsmanship, originality and contemporary style. All work must be structurally sound, safe, non-toxic and fit for its intended use. DVAC will not accept commercially-produced items or structures.
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Media: any; but selected artists must commit to creating an edition of 50 artworks (photographs, prints, multiples, small objects, etc.) between selection (Feb 14) and deadline July 1, 2016.
Free for Current DVAC Members; $10 for non-Members
CURRENT DVAC MEMBERS
DVAC Member Waiver Code (at checkout). Questions, email Gallery Manager at [email protected] or call 937/224.3822.
CSA-Community Supported Art is a self-sustaining economic model based on the concept of Community Supported Agriculture. The program’s products are created by artists and income is sustained by the CSA members (and possible partner organizations). CSAs are built upon connections between and the community.
December 9: Application Opens via callforentry.org
January 16 or 21: Open discussion/feedback session 6-7 p.m.; 1-2 p.m.
February 8: Application Deadline
February 13: Artist Notification & Contract
February 14: Shares on sale to DVAC Members
February 21: Shares on sale to General Public
PENDING: Juror’s Talk: Why These Artists? (free & open to the public)
July 1: Edition Deadline & delivery appointment
August TBA Harvest Party / Delivery of artworks to shareholders
How it Works: For Shareholders
In February DVAC will announce the six artists commissioned to create art editions and unveil bios and examples of their work on the DVAC website. Images will be representative of what shareholders will receive. Fifty shares will be made available to the public for $650 per share. In August, DVAC will host the first annual DVAC CSA Harvest party at which shareholders will receive six original, signed works of art.
CSA Art is limited edition for CSA Shareholders only—unavailable elsewhere. CSA artwork is created for the DVAC CSA in limited editions. This is what makes it, like an agricultural CSA, fresh and local.
Audience & Shareholder Sales
DVAC has a reach of 3,500 artists, collectors, faculty, curators, gallerists, the media and the general public; and a membership of 600. Our audience appreciates contemporary art and fine craft. In 2014-15 DVAC helped artists receive over $72,000 in art sales commissions.