Art, Social Justice, and Soul Making Workshop



10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2018

Several ArtSeed teens are taking this workship at the Women’s Building thanks to Susan Bostrom-Wong, a women’s group figure drawing artist at Park Presidio United Methodist Church who designed the Labyrinth Garden at ArtSeed Labyrinth Studios.

How can art stand as a voice for social justice and healing? In this workshop we will build on the presentations of three artists and their work, in dialog with participants. We will use the documentary, “A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone.” featuring activist Edythe Boone as the foundation of the day to explore how art, creativity, and community can bring together diverse groups of people to heal and express a desire for social justice. We will build on this with a presentation of art memorializing the dead. Additionally, we will have an experiential art activity to create a temporary community that will weave together the individual experience of hope, grief, loss, and activism into a communal whole.

Tuition is $75. Learn more and/or register.

The Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110


Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope Documentary Screening was held last Wednesday, January 31 at the Landmark Theatre Opera Plaza in San Francisco

The Ardicare Foundation, in partnership with ArtSeed, Think RoundInc., Kaiser Permanente, and the Western Institute for Social Research, held a screening of the documentary, Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.

The purpose of this event was to raise public awareness about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on health across the lifespan and the movement to address them. Ticket proceeds benefit the Community Self-care Demonstration Program (CSDP) implementations in the San Francisco Bay Area. ArtSeed is grateful to Ardicare for staff development that supports our healing arts initiative.

Please consider making a donation to the Ardicare Foundation to support the ongoing work of bringing the CSDP to communities everywhere. Any amount helps! Your show of support is deeply appreciated. Making a donation is very easy. There is a donate button on the website  All proceeds go to the implementation of the community program.


Expressions of Gratitude!


ArtSeed mailed more than four thousand letters locally and abroad and chances are one of them was headed your way! Inside each envelope you’ll find ArtSeed’s annual letter with a surprise “Mailing Home” project prompt.  We want your ideas for projects to be launched in 2018 at our Labyrinth Studios. A storyboard (view completed example on right) is enclosed which we’d love you to complete and send back to us in the return envelope provided. Click to make a storyboard now! You can also send a donation to provide ArtSeed with the tools to make a difference in the community. Thank you for all your donations and support in 2017!

Hats off to those who folded, labeled, stamped, and sealed each of the letters by hand. Big thanks to ArtSeed’s Office Manager, Jennifer Spencer, who is meticulously updating  ArtSeed’s database of supporters.

As ArtSeed grows we work hard to keep up with all our friends in their preferred mode of contact. If you did not receive a letter in the mail, or if you’ve had any changes in your circumstances that could effect how we reach out to you, please let us know.

Families who attended the

Presidio Lights last Friday, December 8, spread holiday cheer at ArtSeed’s activity table in the Presidio YMCA in this glorious annual tradition. View Photos. 

At the Children Toy and Book Festival on Wednesday, Dec 20. ArtSeed’s holiday surprise included greeting cards featuring African-American artist, Royce Vaughn’s paintings and photos of San Francisco and other magical places within a day’s drive. One thousand pre-registered teachers, parents, and children ages 12 years and younger  received a gift who might not otherwise have the means to celebrate this city’s bounty during the holiday season. Hosted by the SF Department of Child Support Services at San Francisco City Hall.

At the ArtSeed Annual Volunteer Appreciation Holiday Party on Dec. 17