2024-06-25 Art-a-thon Wrap Up



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Save the Date! ArtSeed’s 18th Annual Art Exhibition: Earthseed, Undergrowth, and Afterlife.
Opening Reception, Saturday, July 13th 3-5pm.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 3-5 p.m.
Where: China Brotsky and Seed Galleries at Tides Converge in The Presidio
1012 Torney Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129

Free Entry! All are welcome to attend and meet the artists!
No registration or tickets required. Drop by at any time!

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$16,185 raised, 13 fundraisers, and 106 donors!

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, we made a variety of art at different stations during the six-hour day. Art-a-thoners had a great time working to live music by Kenneth Miller, William Klingelhoffer, Seraphina Perkins, Florentina Mocanu, Davia Schendel, Nadine De Franoux, and Camelia Skikos. Artists of all ages practiced drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, printmaking, and crafts. Tremendous gratitude to Core Volunteer Artists: Tom Ferraiuolo (simplyMuzing), Anna Maiorino, Priscilla Arrighi, Christine Jegan, Adisa Sefic, Matt Boris, Velvet Van Bueren, and Jennifer Spencer. Heartfelt thanks to satellite ArtSeed artist Luned Palmer, who organized her own Art-a-thon in New York.

Thank you for making possible the 16th Annual Art-a-thon!

A hearty thanks to all you sponsors, volunteers and attendees for making the 16th Annual ArtSeed Earth Week Art-a-thon another uniquely magical day! We are especially grateful to those who helped behind-the-scenes, before, during, and after the event. Spending long hours planning, monitoring, and cleaning up. To those who gathered pledges and in-kind donations from family and friends, you rock! Gifts of money, talent, and time changed the world one artist or child at a time each hour of that wonderful day – and it continues weekly this Summer, Fall and Winter!

Congratulations to this year’s prize winners!

  • Sabine won a 2 night stay at Flying Cloud Russian River Retreat (sponsored by David Gavrich)
  • Luned won a 1 night stay at the Inn at the Presidio (sponsored by Terry Haney)
  • Brooke won a $125 gift card for the Presidio Bowl (sponsored by Victor Meyerhoff)
  • Kai won a $50 gift card for Kabuto Japanese Cuisine (sponsored by Eric Cho)
  • Adisa won a $10 gift card for Café RX (sponsored by Rogelio Colindres)

Thank you to our in-kind donors for providing these prizes!

Meet ArtSeed’s two new interns, Gloria and Linh!

Gloria L.

I am a senior at George Washington High School in San Francisco and I discovered ArtSeed through California Lawyers for the Arts. I’m an aspiring historian & documentary filmmaker with varied interests: media critique, 1870s-1970s cultural research, and international sporting leagues. I love developing my proficiency in languages such as Cantonese, Japanese, Italian, and Mandarin. Public service and education is a core value, having volunteered at museums and other cultural organizations prior to my internship at ArtSeed. I am looking forward to experimenting with various art mediums to depict historical cultural issues and social justice during ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive & Annual Exhibition 2024.

Linh H.

I am Linh, a rising sophomore at Lowell High School in the Fall of 2024. At school, I am a paddler for Lowell Dragon Boat, a dedicated member of the Lowell RAIDERs Challenge Team, and a somewhat devoted member of the Community Awareness Club. Besides doom-scrolling on Instagram, I like to read and play chess even though I’m not very good at it, and of course, I like to make art. I’ve always found myself holding a pencil and scribbling random things on a piece of paper for as long as I can remember. My favorite artist, at least the first one that comes to mind, is this person on Instagram under the user “zibukoshi’’, their concept is about the different parts of the human psyche and they create these interesting, very dynamic characters based on that and I think it’s just really cool. I am placed in ArtSeed as an intern thanks to California Lawyers for the Art and I am excited to learn more about the administrative side of ArtSeed and what it’s like to be in the industry as a professional in an art non-profit.

We are now fundraising to support the Fine Arts Summer Intensive and Presidio Exhibition

Great Big Hugs of Gratitude for all who made Art-a-thon a great Program Season Kick-off and all those on the front lines and behind-the-scenes helping us meet our 2024 fundraising goals.

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Want to help fundraise but not sure how? Check out these Fundraising TIPS from Champion Art-a-thon Crowdfunders!

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  1. Volunteer or intern with ArtSeed: https://bit.ly/2XL4q5k
  2. Art-a-thon 2024 Flyer
  3. Check out these Fundraising TIPS from Champion Art-a-thon Crowdfunders!
  4. Art-a-thon Registration Form: https://forms.gle/ASU7RZZKQiHPgjJz6
  5. Prefer to register for the Art-a-thon with a PDF? Complete this form and email it to us!
  6. Spring Open Studios 2024 Flyer
  7. Summer Intensive 2024 Flyer
  8. Summer Intensive 2024 Registration Form
  9. ArtSeed Annual 2024 Presidio Exhibition Flyer
  10. ArtSeed Annual 2024 Presidio Exhibition Submission Form
  11. Apply for mentorships or private instruction (Application Form with Fee Schedule): https://bit.ly/3gSQP5R
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  18. Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by donating through Mightycause
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  20. Check out our Artist and Presenter’s Packets: https://bit.ly/3ygWHZg
  21. Apply for ArtSeed’s Youth Council: https://bit.ly/3w3WV8h
  22. Learn more about our Hunter’s Point Studio Residency Program: http://bit.ly/3FtuIMx

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Weekly Focus Groups by appointment:

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

  • Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. In-person Meetings and Mentorships.
  • Monday, 3:30 – 5 p.m. In-person Mentorships
  • 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.
  • Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m. Online Projects, Show-and-Tell, and Art Prompts