Community Supported Prints, Virginia
(or CSP VA for short)
What is Community Supported Prints?
Mary Fleming and Travis Robertson, both Richmond area printmakers, were searching for a way to benefit both artists and nonprofit organizations that are at risk of losing funding in the current political climate.
Their solution: offer you curated limited print editions, made using traditional printmaking techniques. All proceeds split between artist and the selected nonprofit.
First print release runs from
Friday, April 14 to Friday, April 21, 2017.
How does CSP VA work?
Great question, thank you for asking! We select
artists to feature and work with them to determine which nonprofit they want to sponsor. After they submit their designs, we test print them (to perfect the color and layout). A print pre-sale is offered on this site and social media for ONE WEEK only. Production begins when edition size is determined. Orders are shipped
out in 7-10 business days, after close of sale.
Proceeds are split between the featured artists and their chosen nonprofits.
What is an edition size and how is it determined?
In printmaking, an edition is the number of prints produced at one time from the same source.
At CSP VA, our edition size is dictated
by the presale. Meaning, however many prints are sold during the open sale is the number of prints produced.
Who are these people?
TRAVIS ROBERTSON Raised on a tomato farm in Hanover county, Travis Robertson honed his squeegee skills in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley at the art department of James Madison University where he earned a BFA in 2002. Currently, he is the art director for Spacebomb Records, instructor at Studio Two Three and the Visual Art Center of Richmond, and sole proprietor of Archaic Mess, a modest printshop located in the Northside of Richmond. Recent curatorial work includes the third installment of his print show Foodist Colony, which raised over one ton of canned food donations for the central va food bank, and Big Ol', a show of large scale screenprints made and exhibited at Studio Two Three in Richmond VA. More of his work can be found at Archaic Mess
MARY FLEMING born in Mississippi raised in Virginia Beach, Mary came to the Richmond area to attend VCU for their Craft and Material Studies program, with a focus in Metalsmithing. Fleming was the Gallery Director of Quirk Gallery and assisted in the curation of Quirk Hotel and started their artist in residence program. Recently curated Byswick Grouped Art Show for MSE Properties, and traveling exhibit Complex Nature for Capital One and Iridian Gallery. Currently an instructor and coordinator at Studio Two Three. More of her work can be seen here: