New School Year! But while recent events are still fresh on your minds, please help us finish Assessing ArtSeed’s Spring and Summer Programs! Then you are eligible to Win Great Prizes!


  • ArtSeed Cottage Lessons or Private Instruction, total value: $800
  • WineTasting for 8 at Sol Rouge SF, total value: $175
  • California Academy of Sciences, 4 tickets total value: $140

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Please contact us via email ( or phone (415-656-9849) if:

  • You picked up your child’s art at ArtSeed’s closing reception. You are a VIP and you will receive 5 chances to win prizes in the drawing (September 6) for each time you came to the show.
  • You came as a visitor to the opening or closing reception for our Thoreau Center exhibition you will receive a chance to win one of the above prizes.
  • You or your child filled out our General Evaluation to receive a chance to win.

If you could not make it to the Thoreau Center Exhibition, you are still in luck, because you can send us your written recollections of any 2015 ArtSeed program to be eligible for a chance to win prizes.

Click Here To Fill Out Our General Evaluation

Drawing winners will be announced 4-6 p.m. September 6th at the ArtSeed Studio Practice Cottage 654 28th St. San Francisco, CA 94113. (Need not be present to win)

Presentations Celebrating the Spirit of Giving 4-6 p.m.Sunday, September 6, 2015

Allerton Steele has been head of accounting for ArtSeed and four out of the ten years he has given us pro-bono help because he believes in ArtSeed’s mission and was rewarded with an opportunity with writing scholarships which are a great advantage and asset for anyone interested. As an alert to his many other accounting clients, his real passion is writing! He continues to write short stories, plays, novels, essays and even poems even though he “no longer expects to be recognized in his lifetime”. Let’s recognize him in a reading and book signing at our ArtSeed Cottage.

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Malcolm McAfee, “Making Wisdom Work” Short Lecture and Discussion

Malcolm, a passionate, multi-faceted man, is known as a friend to various arts organizations and has engaged in fundraising for two hospitals. He is currently involved with a hybrid venture in adult education and also a startup that provides resources and services to such ventures. He was married to the late Marcella DeCray, principal harpist of the San Francisco Ballet and cofounder of the Contemporary Music Players. Malcolm has a PhD from Yale in Sociology and is an active ArtSeed participant.

Special Surprise Youth Presenter! Many new talents were discovered at this year’s Summer Intensive!

ArtSeed Studio Practice Cottage 654 28th St. San Francisco, CA 94113

Big Thanks To ArtSeed’s Summer Intensive Participants

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 Teaching and Presenting Artists (10 Total)

Amy Crumpacker:
Bayview Hunters Point actress and theater group organizer, playwriting and script-reading
Caroline R. Liddell:
Collage, mixed media and quilt-making, ArtSeed Mentoring Artist, Leola Havard teaching artist
Catie O’Leary:
Vintage book page collage ArtSeed Guest Teaching Artist, SF Public Montessori School, NY Times photos
Charles Boone:
Composer of contemporary classical music, lecturer and former SF Art Institute professor
Clive McCarthy:
Artist, art-producing algorithms electrical engineer, (field trip)
Dorothy Yuki:
Designer, artist, and engineer, design and production consultant to the fashion industry
Mark Harris:
Professional artist and social activist maintaining rigorous studio and teaching practice
Sabine Gysens:
Neuropsychologist, Lecture: “The Teen Brain,”  Health Plan Specialist and ArtSeed Board Member
Sanaz Manzinani:
Iranian-Canadian multidisciplinary visual artist, curator and educator, photography and installation art
Xander Scull:
Social/environmental/climate justice artist, Stencil presentation, St. Brigid and SF Public Montessori School

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Students and Teen Interns (10 Total)

Christine L.
Apprentice 2011, 2012, & 2013 (JV) Summer Intensives 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2015
Dina K.
Youth Council, Apprentice 2010 (JV), Summer Intensives 2009-’15;
Jasmine S.
Summer Intensive 2015
Miles M.
Summer Intensive 2013 & 2015 (guide through Botanical Gardens pianos)
Nylah S.
Summer Intensive 2015
Ocelia S.
ArtSeed Intern through CA Lawyers for the Arts, Summer Intensive 2015
Paola P.
Summer Intensive 2014 & 2015
Ramsha I.
ArtSeed Intern through CA Lawyers for the Arts, Summer Intensive 2015
Roxana Z.
Summer Intensives 2009-2011, 2013, 2014, & 2015.
Tamia G.
Summer Intensive 2015

ArtSeed Staff (5 Total)

Charles “Trey” Houston
Photography, video, documentation
Josefa Vaughan
ArtSeed Executive Director, drawing, oil painting,
Justin Dizon
ArtSeed Program Coordinator, resume writing, basketball coach for Stanford University High Potential Basketball Camp, Kobe Bryant Basketball Academy and Michael Jordan Flight School.
Kathryn Kain
Master Printer, Professor, Studio Practice Cottage Resident Artist, Leola Havard Teaching Artist
Penelope Anstruther
Printmaker, Assistant to Kathryn Kain

Volunteers (5 Total)

Carrie Yuhan Yan
Celia Strumph
Shani Winston
Angela Van Zandt
Ann Huang