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We wish you a Happy New Year, a sustainable planet, and a plentiful world. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have sent us encouragement! It’s not too late to make a difference in the life of an artist, a veteran, or a child. You can Donate here or click the icon above.
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Please visit our exhibition in person or online.
Check out these exhibition highlights below.

Trey Houston’s Summer Intensive Nu AbNormal Photography Project, A Collaboration


Trey Houston, like many parent artists, has valiantly persevered during challenging times when schools and other places that children count on for stimulation and growth have been off-limits. His daughter, Annika, took a leading role with him during ArtSeed’s 2021 Summer Intensive. She is the one with cat ears above!

Annika taught everyone how to draw a bird from two Xs.


Artist Statement:

I am a quadriplegic who has found a new passion—watercolors. Encouraged by my two artist friends, Josefa Vaughan and Yohana Knobloch, I am fascinated with color and light. After working 14 years for a home care providers referral agency, I’m entering a new chapter in my life—self-expression!

Claudia Grubler

Visit our online gallery to view more of Claudia’s work.

Read a special report and THANK YOU message below from ArtSeed’s Board of Directors.

Virtual & In-person Gatherings, Teaching, Learning, and Art-making Together!
(Number of new artworks created: over 200!)

November 19, 2021

Dear ArtSeed Friend,

We did it again! Thanks to you we were able to endure and thrive while complying with San Francisco’s Health Order. Our 13th Annual Earth Day Art-a-thon, a virtual event, was a real success. Your support also made possible our annual Fine Arts Summer Intensive with two in-person locations and an online site connecting opposite ends of the city with more far-flung participants. Click here to see photos! Click here to see the calendar of activities. Click here to see a list of participants. Without interruption, our 2020 show, Only Zombies Race to Mass Extinction morphed into this year’s exciting interactive exhibition of art—extended into 2022!—New Normal: Learning from the Past to Move Forward Together.

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New Normal: Learning from the Past
to Move Forward Together

Thomas Peter Graves, “The One in the Crowd”

ArtSeed’s Annual Fine Arts Interactive Exhibition

China Brotsky and Seed Galleries at Tides Converge in the Presidio

ArtSeed’s current exhibition evolved from our previous annual show, seamlessly attempting to reflect on both years’ unimaginable events. Children and Veterans have worked with artists to pose questions and reveal the challenges and power of this moment. How can people of various political and cultural persuasions resolve conflict and grapple with environmental and political issues disproportionately affecting communities of color and the poor? Can art heal social and personal wounds? Are we not all creators? 

Patricia Aveni, Glen Berry, Drenik Family, Michelle Echenique, Misha G.,
Thomas Peter Graves, Jon E. Greene, Claudia Grubler, Sabine Gysens, Annika H., Marc Ellen Hamel, Linda Hope, Trey Houston, Susanna Kohn, Sam Kuang, Willow L., Jasmine Liang, Moselle M., Joshua S., Roslyn S., William Scott, Jennifer Spencer, David Stokes, Sami Sunchild, Aberswyth van Bueren, Josefa Vaughan, Royce Vaughn, & more.

ArtSeed participants and featured artists are also showcased on our website 
Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery

In accordance with San Francisco’s Health Order and Health Order Directive No. 2020-14.
Those eating or drinking indoors are asked to show proof of vaccination.
Please also bring your mask.

This 2021 installation has been extended into 2022!
Public Viewing Hours Monday – Friday, 8 am – 2:30 pm.
Enter from the rear parking lot through Café RX corner doors.

Want Further Involvement?

  1. Volunteer with ArtSeed
  2. Apply for private instruction (Application Form with Fee Schedule)
  3. Apply for collaborative art-making (Registration Form for All Ages)
  4. Visit our Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery
  5. Give us your feedback on ArtSeed programs here
  6. Follow ArtSeed on Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr
  7. Support ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project 
  8. Honor a friend or commemorate a milestone: See how in our 2020 Annual Letter
  9. Subscribe here to receive seasonal ArtSeed Newsletters (Infrequent and your Info is Safe)
  10. Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by donating through Network for Good here.
  11. Submit a Teaching Artist or Presenter’s Packet Guidelines
  12. Examples of Artist and Presenter’s Packets
  13. Submit your art for exhibition, send us a photograph with this completed form

For your New Years projects check out ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project

Weekly Focus Groups:

  • Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. In-person Peer Mentorships.
  • Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m. Online Projects and Art Lessons for mature kids and adults.
  • Friday, 1 – 2 p.m. Veterans’ Art Lab with ArtSeed hosted by the Veteran’s Administration. To register, contact Dan at 415-221-4810 X22839.

Other dates and times are possible. Contact josefa@artseed.org, or call or text 415-656-9849 to make an appointment for Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together! 

Trey Houston, Teaching Artist

Nu AbNormal Photography Project. People have had to adapt to live normally in an upside-down world. Or, was life ever normal, or right side up, to begin with? Participants were challenged to discern what perceptions of their lives were normal, or abnormal, in the past, present or future. By obscuring and transforming their photo portraits they created a new abnormal version of themselves. 

ArtSeed Statement: “ArtSeed is family”
Check out Trey’s Packet here.

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Check out photos of the ArtSeed’s activities at ArtSeed’s Flickr page: https://bit.ly/38d4kp4
Support ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project
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Honor a friend or commemorate a milestone: https://bit.ly/3iup4Nw
Subscribe here to receive seasonal ArtSeed Newsletters (Infrequent and your Info is Safe): https://bit.ly/39L4ft7
Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by donating through Network for Good: https://bit.ly/3gv04WD
Submit a Teaching Artist or Presenter’s Packet (Guidelines): https://bit.ly/3zawHjH
Examples of Artist and Presenter’s Packets: https://bit.ly/3ygWHZg
Exhibition Submission Form: https://bit.ly/2WltAqZ

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