Why support local artists?
Q: You recently purchased a DVAC CSA(rt) share — explain why you wanted to be a part of this program in its first year?
Q: How would you describe your art collection?
AB: Small. A lot of art I have bought in the last eight years has been for gifts rather than for myself. But the few pieces I’ve accumulated are intensely personal to me.
Q: What was the first piece of art that you purchased?
Q: What’s your advice for a first-time art buyer?
Q: What would you say is your philosophy on buying art?
MS: If it constantly draws me back in, makes me think about the texture or color, then I know it’s something that will always make me look forward to that feeling it gives me.
Q: What’s your art collection like and how do you think your six DVAC CSA(rt) pieces will fit in?
AB: It’s small, but growing. I’m excited to see how the DVAC CSA(rt) pieces will fit in, especially since I have no idea what we’ll get.
Q: What are your tips to offer someone wanting to learn more about art collecting?
AB: Take the time to visit galleries and museums. The more you see, the better sense you’ll have of your personal style and taste. Also, don’t worry too much about what everyone else says is “good art.” You’re the one who will be looking at it every day.
Q: What’s your favorite quote or story about art?
AB: “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” — Joan Didion
I’m a writer, so while this quote is about writing, I think it naturally lends itself to art. Artists use their work as a lens, offering perspective, and that’s what I tend to think about when I experience art.
Q: Why do you think an investment of a DVAC CSA(rt) share is one worth making?
AB: I truly believe in community, and Dayton is my home. This is a worthy investment on all fronts. I’m offering support to local artists and investing in my community, and in return, I get some amazing art to show for it.