Activities 2006-2007

ArtSeed Activities 2006-2007 Annual Report Outline

Theme: If I Ruled the World: Governance, Identity, and the Creative Process

NEW PEOPLE

Mentoring Artists: Andrea Rey (Mobley Family Apprentices: Kali, Khusar, Malcomb, Asa, Ibrahima, Maatii, Michael (dad) & Gina (mom) and Richard Bolingbroke (Victoria Shen, Apprentice)

Teaching and assisting artists: Anne-Marie Stoehr, Ben Miller- Rios, Kerrie Paussa, Margot Bevington, Patricia Diart, Eileen Downey, David Garland, Miranda Mindell, Seth Lower

Exhibiting Artists: Ipek Duben, Cigdem Kaya and Evrim Kavcar (and her young aspiring artist, Tolgacon) from Istanbul, Idell Weiss, Mark Roller, Sally Allen, Tobias Womak, Bruce Katz, Prince Andrew Romanoff, Inez Storer, Rachel Hecker, Carol Law, Gladys Wong, Andrea Brewster, Colette Crutcher

Students: Paul MacKenzie, Katrina Leung, Nils Selvidge, Emilio Castro, Nathan Seastrunk (Summer Intensive); Jesse Hoffman, Fabiola Raygoza, Alia Lundy, Jiana Watson, Raffi Bandarian, Sophie Weiss, Christopher So, Victoria Shen, Maxx Gavrich, Mauricio Ramirez, Michelle Quan, Karl Force, Topher Gusineau (YBCA Young Artist at Work)

New Board Members and Volunteers: Kevin Quan, ArtSeed Treasurer, James Joves, new Auction Committee volunteer, Charlene Tan, Winter Soirée preparations

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

  • If I Ruled the World: Governance, Identity, and the Creative Process, Thoreau Center Gallery
  • Zeum Exhibition/ World Savvy Collaboration
  • Achenbach Inspired, The Point Gallery Exhibition of works on paper, Achenbach Graphic Arts Council with opening and closing receptions
  • Devin Miller & Tyva Kyzy, Tuvan Throat Singers from Mongolia, Performance/Presentation for Burnett Child Development Center (CDC) and Grace CDC
  • Winter Soirée, ArtSeed Musical Performance and Celebration at board member Justin Hoover’s Pacific Heights home
  • Summer Resource Fair, Bill Graham Auditorium, SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families
  • Fall Hunters Point Open Studio
  • Spring Hunters Point Open Studio
  • Crissy Field Center Exhibition

WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

  • Spring Family Festival, Asian Art Museum, clay sculpting and kite making workshops by Josefa Vaughan and Marissa Kunz
  • Alvarado and Sherman Elementary Schools, arts integration classes with Marissa Kunz
  • ArtSeed Fine Arts Summer Intensive Camp at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability
  • Burnett Child Development Center, studio set up and arts integration classes with Josefa Vaughan & Patricia Diart
  • Pacific Community Charter School, Point Arena, workshop, Governance, Identity & the Creative Process
  • Apprenticeship Q & A for prospective mentoring artists in the Presidio

FIELD TRIPS:

  • Summer Intensive Presidio treks, Presidio Fire House and Officer’s Club
  • Most Wanted, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
  • Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside CA
  • San Francisco Youth Symphony
  • The Luggage Store, San Francisco alternative space
  • Gallery Paule Anglim, Rena Bransten, Catharine Clark, Art Exchange, Fraenkel, Patricia Sweetow, Steven Wolf Galleries

PUBLICITY AND CAPACITY BUILDING

  • http://www.artbusiness.com/1open/062807.html review of ArtSeed’s Thoreau Gallery Exhibition
  • Roberta Smith, Creative Growth, New York Times, William Scott art review
  • Richard Kamler Interviewed Josefa Vaughan KUSF, 90.3FM
  • ArtSeed website has a new host and the site is being redesigned and updated
  • Passed 5-year IRS Advanced Ruling Period
  • Board Cultivation and Fundraisers, Foundation Center Seminar
  • Meet the Grant Makers, Foundation Center Seminar
  • Bruce Baker Arts and Crafts Salesmanship Seminar, Hunters Point Shipyard Auditorium
  • Transfer and reorganization files to the new PC from the old Mac. Adaptation successful.

NEW AWARDS AND MAJOR GIFTS

  • Energy 92.7 FM and AT&T Community Spotlight Hero Award
  • Wells Fargo Foundation gift
  • First California Arts Council Artists in Schools Program Matching Grant
  • Tony and Caroline Grant gift
  • Karl & Sally Hufbauer gift
  • Frames on Third, Ritz Camera, and Artist and Craftsman Supply, Terri Horrigan, gifts in kind

PARTNERSHIPS AND OUTREACH

  • World Savvy Collaboration, Immigration and Identity, Cell Space Jam Session & Zeum Exhibition
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Young Artist at Work Program Studio Year and Summer Internships
  • Burnett Child Development Center gives ArtSeed the exclusive use of room 218 which we outfitted as a professionally equipped artist studio (Jim Laufenberg’s Kean Brewer bequest of art supplies) for project based afterschool apprenticeships and weekly morning classes
  • Thoreau Center Exhibition, and ArtSeed Summer Intensive Camp partnership
  • Pacific Community Charter School, ArtSeed and San Francisco Art Institute workshops, Point Arena
  • Gracie Quinn portrait commission negotiated and terms set.
  • Through My Eyes, Sally Allen Photography Project with De Marillac Academy and Sacred Heart Preparatory in collaboration with ArtSeed at Burnett CDC students used professional cameras to create their own photobook.
  • Moon and Stars Project, 40 hand-made postcards by YBCA and Burnett student and teachers sent to artist Peter Hristoff and Buket Sahim in Istanbul to be exhibited there and in New York City
  • New overseas contacts: Rami Gami (Orthodox Youth Development Organization);Oruc Cakmakli (Architect, Technical University, Istanbul); Kristina Nelson (freelance cultural worker, Cairo and consultant to The Freedom Theater, Jenin Refugee Camp in N. Palistine); John Mahoney (professor, Orthodox University, New Jersey); Oyku Ozoy (Ex. Dir. Platform alternative art space, Istanbul); Deniz Aygun Benda (Program Dir. Galata Perform, Istanbul)
  • Saratoga Parent Association ArtSeed Presentation by Josefa Vaughan