NEW YORK TRADITIONS
A Bounty of Folk Art!
Join New York Folklore Society’s
“Community Supported Art” (CSA) Bounty of Folk Art
Receive 6 pieces of Traditional Folk Art
from NFYS-based Folk Artists
The New York Folklore Society invites you to be part of our 2014 CSA season, supporting artists from several communities in New York State. Similar to the philosophy behind Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), the New York Folklore Society’s CSA (Community Supported Art) Bounty of Folk Arts supports the making of folk and traditional arts in several of New York’s diverse communities.
Each shareholder will receive a piece of art every month for six months, beginning in January 2014, for a total of six items, each from a different region or county of New York State. Each unique piece of art will come with a description of the artistic tradition it represents and a short biography of the artist.
You will be amazed with the quality of traditional art being produced in New York State, including both utilitarian and decorative items. All items reflect the traditions and aesthetics of regional or ethnic communities. This package makes a great gift for a full year of giving!
Bernard Domingo demonstrating his art
Come explore New York’s cultural traditions through your support for our
CSA Bounty of Folk Arts
Shareholders not only directly support locally produced art by traditional artisans residing in New York State, a percentage of the purchase price serves as a tax-deductible donation to the New York Folklore Society to assist us in our work with community organizations and tradition bearers.
A CSA share makes a great holiday gift
for that important person in your life!
Shares cost $250.00 (plus tax) and are on sale now. Only a limited number of shares are available and can be split among friends and family members. Installment plans are also possible. Call (518) 346-7008 for further information or to invest in Community Supported Art! Or buy online today!
Items in the CSA include:*
- A bead and wire animal by Zimbabwean artist, Bernard Domingo of Yonkers
- A “babbi” or “God’s eye” by Somali Bantu artists in Utica
- A hand turned bowl by Bob Bernardi of Albany
- A small sweetgrass basket by Mohawk basketmakers at Akwesasne
- Notecards by Hungarian artist, Eniko Farkas of Ithaca
- A pint of maple syrup by the Environmental Study Team of the Schoharie River Center in Montgomery County
*subject to availability
As a bonus, each shareholder will also receive a CD of the New York Folklore Society’s radio documentary project, which presents ten sound portraits of New York traditional arts, guest produced by several of New York’s audio producers.