ArtSeed Interactive Exhibition
September 5 – October 5, 2019
Celebrate the works’ resolutions at the Closing Reception
Saturday, October 5, 3 – 5 p.m.
Tides Converge, 1007 General Kennedy Avenue, San Francisco

Side-by-side display of pre-K to High School students’ art, art school graduate work, and that of distinguished professionals, some of whom have been practicing their art for decades. Click here to view exhibition photos.

ArtSeed is an art education/youth leadership nonprofit enterprise and Tides Converge tenant since 2005. As we approach our 20th year of programming we focus on how humanity has struggled towards a point where peace, freedom, and unity exist without abuses of power. In the past months, children we work with, artists on our team, and volunteers have become fascinated with lawmakers, specifically the current, historic number of Congresswomen, 131. At the same time, we have witnessed an increasing number of articles about missing or murdered women whose cases, some having languished for decades, are finally being investigated. 

All this gave rise to the centerpiece of our current show: two canvases, collaboratively rendered in oil paint, that juxtapose portraits of Congresswomen with their less fortunate counterparts. The portraits in this ongoing project have been created by a diverse group of folks, ranging from youngsters and other beginners to professional artists of all ages. Visitors to the show are encouraged to participate in this continuing adventure by providing their own additions to what we have already begun. You will find guidance as needed to paint your own chosen portrait of a woman from reference material provided.

In addition, this show presents work resulting from continuing ArtSeed projects along with that of artists whose work compliments the collaborative canvases. Among many others, these include Saint Brigid School students’ depictions of predators and prey within animal fables; Trey Houston’s photographs of ArtSeed Summer Intensive students’ reflections in each other’s eyes; El Paso artist, Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada’s metal-smithed border reflections; and “Notes” with depictions of “Fertile Energy Power” by Seattle-based artist Albert Fisher.

Call for participants (artist or non artist) to paint a portrait for exhibition.
You can have a half-hour of guidance or interpret simple written instructions for portrait painting. Experiment with materials and share ideas with your neighbors on a collaborative painting. Celebrate a historic number of women in power alongside images of their more vulnerable counterparts who are counted among the murdered or missing women. Click here for Keystone Project photos.
Location: ArtSeed’s Studio Office, #206 at Tides Converge in the Presidio, 1007 General Kennedy Avenue, San Francisco
When: Anytime by appointment (or self-serve during the exhibition); Free Coaching on Friday afternoons 1 – 5 p.m. until October 4
Contact: Josefa Vaughan, 415-656-9849; josefa@artseed.org

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Led by experienced Artist-Teachers and distinguished Guest Artists, highly-motivated children and youth learn experimental and traditional fine arts skills in media such as drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, 3-D construction, photography and animation. For inquiries, call Josefa 415-656-9849, Gino 612-978-3511 or email us at info@artseed.org.


Thank you for supporting
Art-a-thon 2019!

On April 27, 2019 at the Presidio’s Tides Converge, 150 people participated in a 10-hour art and music making marathon to celebrate Earth week. ArtSeed’s 11th annual fundraising event has been a huge success but it is not too late to give by clicking the “Donate” button above. We shall also provide a detailed Art-a-thon report soon but for now, please view event photos in our Flickr account.