|PARTICIPATE IN SEED SPACE’S COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART (CSArt) PROGRAM!
We are excited to announce new CSArtists Amanda Valentine, Dane Carder, Susan Shockley, Hans Schmitt-Matzen, David Wood, Benton-C Bainbridge, Janet Decker Yanez and Emily Clayton, whose work is now available along with that of Derek Coté, Lesley Patterson-Marx , Sher Fick, Jodi Hays, and Ryan Hogan.
Artworks include: Sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and video.
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Check out the article on CSArt in this issue of InFocus.
The Winter 2013 CSArt Holiday Party takes place 8-11pm, Saturday, Dec. 7th at Track 1, located at 1209 4th Ave. South. Come meet the CSArtists!
On December 21 we will be at the West Elm Maker Market.
Learn more about our Community Supported Art Program!
More about CSArt Nashville…
Community-Supported Art Nashville is a yearly art subscription service of locally produced art. Much like Community Supported Agriculture, in which shareholders invest in a local farm and receive a monthly payout of fruits and vegetables, CSA Nashville asks shareholders to invest directly in the arts community with a “buy local” mentality. The program offers a reasonably priced way to support Nashville and regional artists and receive limited edition contemporary artist projects in return.
Ranging from emerging to mid-career, participating artists have exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, Museum of Modern Art in Klagenfurt, Austria, The White House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Istanbul Biennial, Banff Center in Alberta Canada, Boston Center for the Arts, Seed SPACE and Zeitgeist Gallery.
CSArt Nashville is an opportunity for collectors to access exclusive editions of their work at an affordable price. Seed Space is excited to become part of a national movement to create sustainable models to fund local artists and contemporary art affordable and accessible, drawing inspiration from Community-Supported Art program of Springboard for the Arts in Minneapolis, MN, Alula Editions, Threewalls Chicago, The Present Group and The Thing Quarterly in California and the Risograph CSA Project in Grand Rapids, MI.
Q: Can I choose which artists are going to be in my share?
A: We like to keep it fun — the CSArt idea is similar to Community Supported Agriculture in that when you purchase a farm share, you don’t know exactly what is going to come in your produce box until you pick it up. Keep in mind that we have hand picked the artists and think they are all great! You can get an idea of what to expect from checking out the artists bios and websites at the bottom of the page.
Q: When is the deadline for purchasing CSArt shares?
A: There is not a deadline to purchase shares – we will continue to offer them until they are gone, but don’t wait! We don’t have many left…
Q: What if my neighbor and I both get a share? Won’t it be odd to have the same art?
A: Although we only asked the CSArtists for limited editions, most went above and beyond, making 50 original works for the program! So… though the works will be similar in style, most will not be the same. You can also frame and display your piece using your own creativity, which will differentiate it from your friend’s work! Finally, know that you will both be important members of your local CSArt community.
Q: What if I get something I really don’t like in my crate?
A: We have a satisfaction guarantee offer! We know that when pick up your CSA you may love the lettuce and squash but sometimes, well, rutabaga isn’t for you. Vegetables may rot, but art often gets better! However, if you still don’t like a work after 3 months and it’s still in excellent condition, you may exchange it for another CSArtwork. We have 18 artists on the roster and are confident we will find an artwork right for you.
Amanda Valentine was born and raised in Nebraska, the youngest of five children to a beauty queen mother and professor father. On the ground level of her work there are remnants of her Midwestern upbringing, like clean shapes and color blocking; layered above are elements of darkness, humor, and nods to the richness of costume history. The scope of her styling work has since grown to include television, advertising, red carpet, and, after relocating to Nashville in 2007, a growing list of artists and musicians, including Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding. In 2012, Amanda was chosen to compete on the eleventh season of Project Runway. As a result, in early February 2013, she showed a twelve-piece collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
Dane Carder was born (1972), raised, and still lives in Nashville, in the deep end of the pool of our nation’s history. After several attempts at attaining an art degree, he opted for a long course of self-taught study in a studio at Chestnut Square. For nearly twenty years, he has been steadfast in his pursuit to create meaningful Work. Dane has exhibited in a variety of art spaces and galleries, and for five years he has curated other artists’ shows at threesquared, a gallery within his studio. For the last seven years, he has utilized Civil War images in a universal, symbolic expression of life’s ironic combination of tragedy and beauty, of despair and hope.
Susan Shockley received her M.F.A. from Memphis College of Art in painting and her M.F.A. from Cornell University, also in painting. After graduate school she worked on a family farm in upstate New York for approximately ten years. During that time period she received a Pollack Krasner Grant and exhibited in juried shows around the country. Subsequently, she moved to Nashville to work at the Parthenon Museum. She is curator of the museum and has been there for eighteen years where she has organized over 100 exhibits.
More about our selected artists…
Emily Clayton received her BFA in 2004 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Nashville and Knoxville. She is a recipient of the 2012 Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant and has attended residencies at the School of Visual Arts, New York (2012), ACRE, Steuben, Wisconsin (2011), and Harold Arts, Chesterfield, Ohio (2009).
A multidisciplinary artist with a tendency to work in series that document shared memories and experiences, Janet Decker Yanez has a history of using sentimental and/or vintage fabrics, culled from her personal stockpile and donations from friends or family. She holds a BFA from the University of Houston in painting, with a minor in art history, and has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions nationally. Recently she founded Ground Floor Gallery + Studios in Nashville, TN, an alternative exhibition space and studio collective. Diverging from the use of textiles and in response to the limited time and space to dedicate to art making, she developed a “spray painting” technique using watercolors. Most recently, in “Conversations,” a growing paper trail of interactions between dual forms, she substitutes food coloring for watercolors and has dynamic results. Although consistently influenced by emotions and feelings rather than intellect, these days she archives these moments in time on paper and not cloth.
Benton-C Bainbridgeis a media artist based in Nashville and The Bronx. Benton-C’s work is made with custom systems of his own design. Bainbridge has presented video in immersive environments, screenings, installations and live performances across 5 continents, collaborating with scores of artists around the world.Bainbridge has shown on five continents in venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, American Museum of the Moving Image, 2011 International Horticultural Expo (Xi’an, China), EMPAC (Troy, NY), the American Museum of Natural History, SFMoMA (San Francisco), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Dallas Video Festival, Boston Cyberarts Festival, Mercat des les Flors (Barcelona), LUX2006 (Sevilla), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Wien Moderne (Vienna), Inventionen (Berlin), Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires), CELCIT (Managua), Korean Festival (Seoul), Good Vibrations (Australia), MTV Networks (global), and Seed Space (Nashville).
Hans Schmitt-Matzen received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003 with an emphasis in painting and a minor in philosophy. Since 2001, his artwork has been featured in numerous national juried exhibitions, museum shows, and art events independent of the gallery system. Hans often collaborates with photographer Gieves Anderson, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. The objects they create together are denoted as Hans + Gieves artworks. Hans is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, TN and Like the Spice Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Hans is involved with a number of curatorial efforts. He is a board member of Fugitive Projects, a curatorial collective that organizes exhibitions nationally and internationally. Hans is also a former member of the COOP Gallery in Nashville, TN. Since 2004, Hans has been employed at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, where he currently holds the position of Exhibition Designer.
David Wood is an earth artist and professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He has exhibited through out the United States and Europe. He currently runs a 75 acre sculpture park, wildlife refuge, and retreat near Woodbury, Tennessee.
Vesna Pavlović(Belgrade, Serbia) obtained her MFA degree in visual arts from Columbia University in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University where she teaches photography and digital media. Her projects develop as anthropological studies, analyzing different cultures and their visual representations through particular phenomena. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. She has been featured with a solo presentation at the 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011, and group exhibitions group exhibitions in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Tennis Palace Art Museum in Helsinki, Carinthian Museum of Modern Art in Klagenfurt, Austria, Photographers’ Gallery in London, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, and FRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Dunkerke, France. Vesna Pavlović is the recipient of Robert Penn Warren Fellowship at Vanderbilt University and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation grant and artist residency in Taos, NM in 2011. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens and the National Museum of the Women in the Arts in Washington DC, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade among others. She is represented by G Fine Art Gallery in Washington, DC and Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, TN. SOLD OUT
Herb Williams received a BFA in sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College. Williams has received The Joan Mitchell Foundation Museum Purchase Grant in 2004, the Next Star Artist Award in 2008, and was sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011. One of the only individuals in the world with an account with Crayola, Williams creates original sculptures out of individual crayons that may require as many as hundreds of thousands. His work holds records with Ripley’s and Guinness. His sculptures have been placed in public arenas, such as children’s hospitals, corporate lobbies, museum walls, and the White House. His work was featured recently at an Inaugural art exhibit in Washington, DC, with Shepard Fairey, and he opened “Plunderland”, a walk-in room installation consisting of almost 500,000 crayons at an art gallery in Chelsea. Herb is currently represented by The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, TN.
As a former explorer, frustrated architect, and aspiring social examiner, Derek Coté studied at Western Washington University, and Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media. Coté has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Houston Center for Photography, Exit Art, AC Institute, and Roebling Hall in New York City, Marmara University in Istanbul, Marc DePuechredon Gallery in Basel, and Artwave Radio in Athens, Greece. In addition, Derek was included in the 2007 Young Sculptors Competition, received a Professional Artist Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Support Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission, and was an Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. In 2012 Derek will be attending The Arctic Circle, an artist and scientist-led research expedition to the high arctic.
Mike Calway-Fagen has shown across the country and abroad in venues such as Gazelli Art in London, the southXeast Biennial in Florida, QED Gallery in Los Angeles, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Islip Art Museum in New York, Banff Center in Alberta Canada, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. He has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Sculpture Space, and others. In 2008 he received Tennessee’s Individual Artist Grant. He received a BFA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2006 and is currently finishing up his MFA at the University of California in San Diego. SOLD OUT
Jodi Hays is an artist who makes work over several media that is informed by both the physical and the psychological landscapes in which we live. She studied Foundations at School of Visual Arts and graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Art with a BFA in Drawing. She pursued studio and curatorial projects in Boston where she lived, then earned her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Art. She has been a resident at the Cooper Union School of Art and the Vermont Studio Center. She has exhibited her work at venues including the Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis, TN) and Boston Center for the Arts. Public collections include the J. Crew Company, National Parks of America and Gordon College (Wenham, MA). Publications include Studio Visit Magazine (Open Studio Press, Boston, MA) and her work can be viewed through Gallery ELL (Brooklyn) and The Drawing Center (NYC).
Ryan Hogan is a native of Southeast Missouri and graduated with honors from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee with a BA in art and philosophy. Hogan is a former artist-in-residence at Gallery F at the Scarritt-Bennett center (Nashville, TN) and has an upcoming show at Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). His work has been featured at Seed SPACE, Twist Gallery, the Renaissance Center (Dickson, TN), Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY), and Gallery F. His work has been reviewed in the Nashville Scene and the underground art publication The Rabbit. Hogan has recently received a critic’s mention as the Nashville Scene’s 2011 best artist to watch.
Emily Leonard’s paintings are included in numerous private and public collections around the world, including those of the Tennessee State Museum, Swedish Hospital in Seattle, the UBS offices in Nashville, Martha Ingram, Nathan Followill of the Kings of Leon and Taylor York of Paramore. Leonard’s painting I woke up and loved you is featured in the book Speak for the Trees, alongside such artists as David Hockney, Christo and Jean Claude, The Starn Brothers and Mark Ryden. Leonard is represented by Davidson Galleries (Seattle WA), The Rymer Gallery (Nashville TN), Blue Spiral 1 (Asheville NC) and Anne Reed Gallery (Sun Valley ID). SOLD OUT
Sher Fick holds a BFA Painting/Sculpture from Middle Tennessee State University and has studied at the Santa Fe College of Art and The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. While living in the Florida Panhandle, Fick was nominated for the Cox/Bravo Channel’s Champion for the Arts Award. She has received several grants from The Tennessee Arts Commission and recently exhibited at The Pool Art Fair in Miami, FL. Fick works from her rural home studio, teaches privately and is currently working on her book “Coping Skills – The Art and Inspiration of Sher Fick”; her artwork is included in several published books and as cover art. Her work has been chosen for regional exhibitions/biennials to represent the State of Tennessee. Upcoming exhibitions include works from “bitter + SWEET, A Way With Words,” a multi-work installation of encaustic/mixed media vignettes.
Lesley Patterson-Marx received a B.A. degree in Fine Art from Murray College and a Masters of Fine Arts from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Upon graduation in 2001, she was invited by Judy Chicago to work on “At Home, A Kentucky Project,” in Bowling Green Ky. Since moving to Nashville, she has worked as a full time art instructor and gallery director at Watkins College and helped found Plate Tone Printshop, a non-toxic, fine art community printshop. Her work has been featured in several publications, including Readymade Magazine and New American Paintings MFA Annual. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries including Wendy Cooper Gallery in Madison, WI and Cynthia Broan Gallery in New York City. She is represented by Tag Gallery in Nashville, TN. She currently teaches book arts and printmaking to high school students at the University School of Nashville.
Nicole Baumann is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned both her BFA and MFA in Crafts and Material Studies. She has exhibited nationally including exhibitions at Zone Gallery in New York City, SPACES in Cleveland, OH, Lancaster Museum of Art, Wichita Center for the Arts, Marble House Cultural Arts Center in Mableton, GA, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1708 Gallery and Quirk Gallery in Richmond, VA and Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, TN. Baumann is also is a recipient of a Professional Artist Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as well awards from the Surface Design Association and the International Sculpture Center. SOLD OUT