Left: Olivia from Saint Brigid School, ArtSeed Workshop on Fugitive Slaves, (2018), Cray-pas & Watercolor on Paper, 12″ x 9″. Right: Iris from Saint Brigid School, ArtSeed Workshop on Fugitive Slaves, (2018), Cray-pas & Watercolor on Paper, 12″ x 9″.

Peculiar Institutions at Think Round Fine Arts
May 19 – June 30, 2018
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 5-7PM

Gallery hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. – noon
For appointments and gallery information call 415-602-9599.
2140 Bush St. Suite 1B, San Francisco, CA 94115
(between Fillmore and Webster, Gallery entrance is on the driveway)

The Food Chain
Jacob Spies, (2018), Lithograph, 10” x 7.75”

Think Round Fine Arts is pleased to present Peculiar Institutions, an exhibition featuring current ArtSeed artist and student works plus related earlier pieces from founder Josefa Vaughan’s childhood and her Houston artist friends. The exhibition will open on May 12, 2018, with a public reception on May 19 from 5-7PM. The exhibition will be up through Saturday, June 30, with a closing reception from 5-7PM.

Three Mile Island, Stacey M. Carter, (2018), Ink, Pigment, and Acrylic on Wood Panel, 12” x 18”

ArtSeed artists and children have concerns: Together we are grappling with tough subjects such as the evolution of slavery and its various contemporary manifestations. After studying history, and looking at the challenges faced by democracies around the world, what might be our own enslavements and aspirations?

Separate Kisses, Linh Nguyen, (2018), Digital Print, 11” x 14”

This exhibition at Think Round Fine Arts serves ArtSeed as a curriculum-building tool for our upcoming Summer Intensive activities. In addition, it seeks viewer response to help guide our choice of works to be included in ArtSeed’s upcoming larger Fall exhibition at Tides Converge in the Presidio, Thursday, September 6 – Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Pamela Blotner, Derek Boshier, Stacey Carter, Pamela Djerassi, Claudia Grubler, John Hammond, Charles Trey Houston, Marissa Kunz, Caroline Liddell, Raoul Martinez, Linh Ha Khanh Nguyen, Paola Perez, Ann Reesman, William Scott, Victoria Shen, Jacob Spies, Josefa Vaughan, Michelle Vignes, Students of Saint Brigid School and San Francisco Montessori Academy, ArtSeed Spring Intensive participants and more…

Forest, Paola Perez, (2018), Watercolor on Paper, 7.5” x 5.25”



View more photos from opening reception on Flickr.


An Art-a-thon To Remember

Click to View Photos from the Art-a-thon. 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. For

those involved look for a special letter sent just for you. A special shout out to the top three fundraisers this year: Sabine Gysens (1st place), Josefa Vaughan (2nd place), and Luned Palmer (3rd place). Click to view a comprehensive thank you!


Summer Fine Arts Intensive. Update: Third week of Summer Intensive (July 16 to 20, 2018) is now full but you can still apply to be on our waitlist.  Click to learn more.  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