Activities 2007-2008

ArtSeed Activities 2007-2008 Annual Report Outline

Theme: Hereafter: Futures with which we can Live?

NEW PEOPLE

  • Mentoring Artist: Marc Ellen Hamel (Zoriyah Carter, ArtSeed Apprentice)
  • Teaching, Presenting and Assisting Artists: Patricia Diart, Chizu & Charles “Trey” Houston, Seth Lower, Manon Bogerd-Wada, Tom Mogensen, Jenny Sulton, Patrick Hector, Kristen Hove, Jesse Balmer, Luned Palmer, Jiana Watson
  • Exhibiting Artists: Leslie Lopez, James Grant, Rachel Hecker, Brett Goodroad,
  • Youth: Marquis White, Randy Windom, Paul MacKenzie (Burnett CDC); Katrina Leung, Aniyah Carson, Jacob Galvin, Christaupher Peacock, Nathan Seastrunk, Satchel Wilkinson, Francisco Ferrer, Lucas Kane Gillenkirk, Ariana Breall, Luca & Eliana Perr, Sydney Van Beuren (Summer Intensive); Jiana Watson, Maxx Gavrich, Michelle Quan (Advisors to the Board); Jessica Yee, Brian Downs (Bay School), Shariff Hasan (SFUSD Apprentice to Josefa Vaughan); Geru Mabrey (CLA Apprentice to Josefa Vaughan), Conor Cooney, Stone Boren, Jesse Jenks, Erin & Ian Wallace, (CHALK Project)
  • New Board Members, Volunteers and Friends: Georg Gottschalk (President); Laurie Halsey Brown, Kate Rees, Alex Darr, Betty Skwarek, Travis Knapp-Prasek, Nelson Cooney, Brannon Boren, Liliya Titar, Christina Wallace, Lucas Griffith, Dave Seabury, Charlie Wilkenson, Bruce DeMartini, Brett Goodroad, Felix McNee, Keith Van Bueren, Allison Kraus, Elizabeth Wenzel (VLSP) Cherie Evans (VLA), Nina Zurier

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

  • Annual Exhibitions, Two Opening & Closing Receptions each, Annual Theme – Hereafter: Futures With Which We Can Live. James Grant & Company, curated by Tony Grant & Josefa Vaughan (May 21 – June 5), Gallery; Urban Art 11th Hour, curated by Erin Wallace & Josefa Vaughan, Thoreau Center’s Seed Gallery, (Aug. 22-Sept. 26 Closing Reception also a 1st Presidential Debate Party).
  • Mandala Project, Collaboration with Unitarian Universalist Society & The Faithful Fools
  • Bay School of San Francisco Bay Splash 2008 Art Auction
  • Oakland Museum of California, Art for Epicures auction and fundraiser for Girls Inc.
  • ArtSeed’s First Annual Board Retreat lead by Donna Logan at Matt Boris’s Berkeley home
  • Summer Resource Fair, Concourse Center, SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families
  • Fall Hunters Point Shipyard Open Studios
  • Spring Hunters Shipyard Point Open Studios
  • California Coastal Commission Contest, Zoriyah Carter and Marc Ellen Hamel
  • Gimme Shelter, painting contest with winning paintings by Marquis White and Randy Windom publicly displayed in three Oakland Clear Channel Bus Shelters
  • World Savvy collaboration, Power in a Global Society, SOMArts Exhibition
  • ArtSeed Fast Art Stop and Burnett councilor Mike Scot’s Band, Hard Knocks, at Macy’s Community Shopping Day
  • ArtSeed Fast Art Stop for hospitalized children at UCSF Harvest Fest
  • New Years Eve Party hosted by Josefa Vaughan and Charles Boone, Baker Beach San Francisco

WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

  • Sherman Elementary Schools, arts integration classes with Marissa Kunz
  • Burnett Child Development Center, arts integration classes with Josefa Vaughan & Patricia Diart
  • Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School, six weekly classes by Josefa Vaughan with Luned Palmer & Jiana Watson, September & October
  • Faithful Fools, eight Sunday Morning classes lead by Patricia Diart, Tenderloin District of San Francisco
  • ArtSeed Fast Art Stop and Mike Scott’s Hard Knocks Band performance, Macy’s West Community Shopping Day
  • ArtSeed Fine Arts Summer Intensive at the Bay School of San Francisco
  • Apprenticeship: Weekly meetings at Burnett between Mentoring Artist Marc Ellen Hamel and student Zoriyah Carter, Marquis White, Christaupher Peacock, and Randy Windom

FIELD TRIPS:

  • Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside CA (Tim Armstrong, resident artist)
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco
  • Gallery Paule Anglim, Rena Bransten and Catharine Clark Galleries
  • Presidio Pet Cemetery

PUBLICITY, ALUMNI CLAIMS TO FAME, AND OPERATIONS CAPACITY BUILDING

  • First Annual Board Retreat, Donna Logan facilitator, home of Matt Boris and Greg Paxton, Berkeley
  • Gimme Shelter paintings publicly displayed in three Oakland Clear Channel Bus Shelters
  • Laptop computers donated by The Nature Conservancy, one refurbished by Matt Boris
  • New Thoreau Center office location move from 1012 Torney to 1007 Gen. Kennedy Ave, Suite 206
  • Start process of getting ArtSeed info online with the Cultural Data Project, Joan Nelson
  • Consultations with Elizabeth Wenzel (Community Organization Representation Project, Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco) & Cherie Evans (CA Lawyers for the Arts) regarding Memorandum of Understandings
  • William Scott Paris exhibition
  • Jiana Watson accepted at the San Francisco Art Institute
  • Plans for new ArtSeed brochure design started with Nina Zurier

NEW AWARDS AND MAJOR GIFTS

  • Youth Funding Youth Ideas/CHALK and Department of Children, Youth and their Families grant for Urban Art: 11th Hour, a youth-led photography project documenting graffiti before it is destroyed (by Erin Wallace)
  • Macy’s West Community Shopping Day ArtSeed Fast Art Stop
  • California Arts Council Artists in Schools Program Matching Grant from Sherman Elementary PTA
  • Wachovia Foundation Alan Coleman matching gift
  • Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, Summer Intensive scholarships for Nathan Seastrunk & Zoriyah Carter
  • The Hinkley Fund grant, The Mandala Project, collaboration with Unitarian Universalist Society & The Faithful Fools
  • Perforce Foundation, gift in honor of employee Hamish Reid
  • Tony and Caroline Grant major gifts
  • Artisans of San Francisco, The Photography Store, Cheap Pete’s, Framed and Cornered, gifts in kind

PARTNERSHIPS AND OUTREACH

  • World Savvy Collaboration, Power in a Global Society, SOMArts Jam Session & Zeum Exhibition
  • Unitarian Universalist Society & The Faithful Fools, Mandala Project
  • Burnett Child Development Center fifth year programming, second year ArtSeed, room 218, is a dedicated art studio
  • Sherman Elementary School, second year ArtSeed has a dedicated art studio
  • Thoreau Center Macy’s Fundraising tables & exhibitions in Gallery Thoreau & the Seed Gallery
  • Your Health Adult Day Health Center, lunch and oral histories shared, posing for portraits, accordion music & dancing
  • UCSF Harvest Fest mask-making workshop for hospitalized children
  • Presidio Trust partnership paintings by students of Marissa Kunz at Sherman Elementary School
  • Presidio Trust, ArtSeed artists & youth get access to the Presidio’s the Public Health Services Hospital to photograph 20 years worth of graffiti inside before it is renovated.