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Big Art-a-thon Thanks!

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Thank you for helping to make the Sixth Annual ArtSeed Art-a-thon possible!
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On April 26, 2014, we made a variety of art at more than a dozen different artist-led stations during the ten-hour day. Art-a-thoners had a great time making art to live music by The Mystic Trubudoors, William Klingelhoffer, the Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert Trio, Patrick O’Malley with Sydney V.B., Jeske D. and Trey Houston. Families, couples and individual artists of all ages practiced drawing, painting and collage, printmaking, animation, typing, sewing, duct-tape wallet-making, character-making, wood-carving and more. Big thanks to satellite ArtSeed artist Luned Palmer, who organized a simultaneous Art-a-thon in New York. Heartfelt thanks to Matt Boris, ArtSeed’s board secretary, who takes the prize as largest Art-a-thon donor whose gift and pledge fed the race’s competitive spirit! A special shout out to the top ten fundraisers this year: Josefa Vaughan (1st place), Marissa Kunz (2nd place & 1st place for total number of sponsors), Trey Houston (3rd place), Luned Palmer (4th place), Sydney V.B. (5rd place & youth winner), Jade K. (6th place and 2nd place for youth), Caroline Liddell (7th place), Christine L. (8th place & 3rd place for youth), Todd Standish (9th place), and Dina K. who won 4th place for youth and tied Joseph Aponte for 10th place. Please visit ArtSeed’s website to get further updates about the outcome of this important event. Big thanks to in-kind donors, especially the Inn at the Presidio for the grand prize: a special night for two won by Marissa Kunz! The Art-a-thon raised $9,000. We are grateful to everyone involved. Scroll down to view a full list of Art-a-thoners, volunteers, performers and in-kind donors. Click to view sponsors.

With your support, the Bayview Hunters Point community continues to be the focus of our programs. Your donation funds scholarships for ArtSeed’s Apprenticeship Program at Leola M. Havard Early Education School and ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive.  We look forward to the redemption of all remaining outstanding pledges and we will enjoy sending out, very soon, our postal thank you to all who gave so generously! Meanwhile, hope to see you at the exhibitions!

ONLINE FUNDRIASERS: (Many Art-a-thoners also put in hours of key volunteer time as noted with an asterisk*) Myriam Abramovici, Joseph Aponte*, Matthew J. Boriskin* (ArtSeed Board President and Art-a-thon Highest Donor), Deanna Chevas, Jeske D*., Charles “Trey” Houston, Jessica Kennedy*, Alexander “Sasha” K., Jade K*., Dina K*., Allison Kraus, Marissa Kunz, Christine L., Caroline R. Liddell*, Jazmin L., Shiri Mordechay*, Luned Palmer, Andrew P*., Austin P*., John Scheib, Todd Standish*, Sydney V.B.*, Josefa Vaughan

VOLUNTEERS:  Tim Abeyta, Woo Baik, Charles Boone, Propser Chee, Oneida Chi, Maria Coomber, Amy Crumpacker, Marsha Felton, Steven Froman, Roshni Goel, Don Gutierrez, Gabriela Hofmeyer, Mary Hossfeld with Katie Urdan, Chizu Houston, Beverlyn Jackson, Kathryn Kain, Cody Keene, Jessica Kennedy, June Lee, Miriam Manda, Malcolm McAfee, Bryan Poli, Megumi Poli, Radka Pulliam, Lauren Reiterman, Barbra Richardson, Judith Schiff, Betsy Shafer, Howard Shafer, Wing Shum, Velvet Van Bueren, Maximilien Volckaert

PERFORMERS: Jeske D., William Klingelhoffer, Patrick Maley, The Mystic Truebudoors, The Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert, Sydney V.B.

IN-KIND DONORS: Artisans of San Francisco, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Balboa Cafe-Plump Jack, BearHug Blankets and Ymke Dioquino, Charles Boone, A Child’s Delight, Cole Hardware, Amy Crumpacker, Ismael Diagne, Eastside West Restaurant and Bar, Grub, Hand Touch Nail Care, Gabriela and John Hofmeyer, House of Bagels, Inn at the Presidio, Judy’s Café on Chestnut, June Kee, La Boulange de Union, La Mediterranee, Lama’s Boutique, Mark Miyake, Pachamama, Photograph and Frame, Presidio Bowling Center, Sabrosa, SCRAP, Starbucks, Twig Gallery of American Crafts, Velvet Van Bueren, Maximilien Volckaert, Walnut Cleaners

Josefa Vaughan Solo Exhibition 

Steinberg’s Abstention

Sunday, June 1- Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Save the date:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Reception: 4-7 p.m., Artist Talk: 6-6:30 p.m.

Additional Hours by Appointment

Hardin Studios, 2140 Bush St. #1, San Francisco, CA 94115

Come reflect on the influence of mentorship through Josefa’s photographs and related objects that belonged to Leo Steinberg, one of the most brilliant and controversial art historians of the last half of the 20th century. Leo was also a dear friend and founding Advisor to the Board of ArtSeed. Sales will benefit two arts education nonprofits: ArtSeed and Think Round.  For more information please visit or call: 415-826-6544

ArtSeed’s Year-End Exhibition, 

Legacies and Living Spaces

Thursday, June 26 – Saturday, July 26, 2014

Shields and House

Save the dates:

Opening Reception 5-7p.m., Thursday, June 26.

Closing Reception 3-5p.m., Saturday, July 26.

Galleries at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco.

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ArtSeed’s current theme, Legacies and Living Spaces, is a unifying lens through which ArtSeed artists and students at Leola M. Havard Early Education School, the Montessori Academy, and San Francisco Public Montessori School are exploring heraldry (the study of medieval aristocratic coats of arms) to express their own unique and timeless nobility.