An Art-a-thon To Remember

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Thanks to everyone who supported this year’s Art-a-thon with your presence, donations and time! We had a steady turn out of creators who sewed, typed, painted, cut, chipped, printed, inked, performed, photographed and crafted from one end of the Tides Converge to the other on Saturday, April 21. Also, great big hugs to longtime ArtSeed partner Luned Palmer who held her East Coast Art-a-thon in Brooklyn this last weekend.


We are grateful to have reached our fundraising goal. We will have a comprehensive Art-a-thon breakdown later in May, once all the donations have been tallied.


Peculiar Institutions
An Exhibition at Think Round Fine Arts

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Reading and Book Signing: Author Christopher Webber at 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday June 30, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Think Round Fine Arts,
2140 Bush St. Suite 1B, San Francisco, CA 94115

Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon and by appointment (preferable)
Partners and Featured Artists include Pamela Blotner, Derek Boshier, Stacey Carter,
Raoul Martinez, Linh Ha Khanh Nguyen, Paola Perez, Ann Reesman, William Scott,
Jacob Spies, Josefa Vaughan, students of St. Brigid School and San Francisco
Montessori Academy, ArtSeed Spring Intensive participants, and more.

For more information, contact: Josefa Vaughan: josefa@artseed.org, 415-656-9849 or Gino Bella: gino@artseed.org, 612-978-3511.


Summer Fine Arts Intensive. Still a few spots left!
Week One: June 18-22
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for ages 9 to 19.
Week Two: June 25-29
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for ages 6 to 19.
Week Three: July 16-20
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for ages 6 to 19.


Children, Veterans, artists, and other members of the San Francisco Bay Area community (and beyond) are sharing stories and making art. ArtSeed’s 2018 theme was developed by, and includes as participants, not only schoolchildren but also vulnerable adults — teens with autism or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, homeless families, military Veterans, immigrants, and others — threatened now by national and international societal changes. The working title of our culminating annual exhibition in the Presidio (a national park and a historic former military base) is “Mailing Home: Connecting John Brown‘s Legacy to the Aspirations and Enslavements of Our Time.” Continue reading

Art-a-thon Thanks

Congratulations on raising more than $11,000!

ArtSeed would like to give a hearty thanks to all sponsors, volunteers and Art-a-thoners for making the Tenth Annual ArtSeed Earth Day Art-a-thon another uniquely magical day! We are especially grateful to those who helped behind-the-scenes, before, during, and after the event. Spending long hours planning, monitoring, and cleaning up. To those who gathered pledges and in-kind donations from family and friends, you rock! Gifts of money, talent, and time changed the world one artist or child at a time each hour of that wonderful day – and it continues this Summer!

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 we made a variety of art at different stations during the ten-hour day. Art-a-thoners had a great time working to live music by the Bay School Band, Bill Klingelhoffer and Linda Robertshaw, Jan Van Buyten and his band. Artists of all ages practiced drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, printmaking, and crafts. We got to see calligraphy and wood-carving demonstrations. Tremendous gratitude to our volunteers, especially Myriam Abramovici, Liora Ami, Gino Bella and family, Sara Carasso, Stacey Carter, Sabine Gysens, Trey Houston and family, Karen Kelley, Marissa Kunz, Caroline Liddell, Raoul Martinez, Quinn McSherry, Jeremy Menzies, Linh Nguyen, Ann Reesman, John Scheib, Leslie Schwager, Anita Smith-Christopher, Jennifer Spencer, Jacob Spies, Catherine Sun, Velvet Van Bueren, Chris Webber, Michael Yip, Yi Zheng, Jia Zhu, Zoe Zhu. Heartfelt thanks to satellite ArtSeed artist Luned Palmer, who organized her own Art-a-thon in New York. A special shout out to the top three fundraisers this year: Sabine Gysens (1st place), Josefa Vaughan (2nd place), and Luned Palmer (3rd place). Thank you to our in-kind donors: Artist & Craftsman Supply, Books Inc, BradBag San Francisco (Thanks again to Sabine!), Café Rx, Caroline Liddell (Handmade Quilt!), Causwells, Charles Boone (art collection pieces!), Cheap Pete’s, A Child’s Delight, El Café, Green Apple Books, Hand Touch Nail Care, Inn at the Presidio (Grand Prize!), Jennifer Spencer (Peanut Brittle and Assorted Chocolates!), Bette Spencer (home grown flowers!), Jia Zhu (legos and snacks), La Mediterranee, Meifei (clothing design and alteration), Photograph and Frame, Sessions at the Presidio, Sorry I Broke Your Heart Hair Salon, and Walnut Cleaners.

ArtSeed Art-a-thon 2018

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