Theme- New Normal: Learning from the Past to Move Forward Together
Art-a-thon Schedule 
10 AM – 11 AM Jacqueline “Jax” Puliatti “Travel log Maps, slavery, and creating a New Normal”  
11 AM – 12 PM Aber van Bueren, “Let’s build a world”
12 PM – 1 PM Michelle Echenique, “Reclaimed Paper Collage”
1 PM – 2 PM Sam Kuang, “My Corona Mandala” (Pat Aveni)
2 PM – 3 PM Heidi Majano, “Origins of Peace Symbols” April 24, 2-3 pm (Greta Severson)
3 PM – 4 PM Thomas Graves, “One-line Zen Art” (JV)
4 PM – 5 PM Music Hour
5 PM – 6 PM Open Mic: Poetry and Spoken Word
6 PM – 7 PM Mystery Hour
7 PM – 8 PM  Josefa Vaughan, Introduction: “Remembering Un-Masked Faces” (Aber) Closing Statements

ArtSeed’s 13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon
Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

People of all ages and skill levels will come together online to test their creative art-making endurance at ArtSeed’s 13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon. With every hour spent making art, we will raise funds to support Summer Intensive scholarships, as well as weekly arts lessons and collaborative projects. Throughout the day there will be original music, artist presentations, and online community fun!

Help us raise money to support arts education and give lower-income children the tools to give form to their dreams! Please make a gift (even a small one) that can help turn a young life around toward greater possibilities!

DONATE to the Art-a-thon here on our Mightycause page to sponsor any artist or general mentorship line on our Leaderboard or join the Leaderboard as a Mightycause participant!

SHARE. Help spread the word about the Art-a-thon on social media. You can do this after you donate or whenever you can. Leading up to the event ArtSeed will post exciting challenges you can participate in and share. Plus, we will share impactful photos and videos from the past 12 years. Share your favorite memories too!

REGISTER now! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1) Fill out the registration form:  Registration Form Link 
2) Look for your follow-up email with the link to the online meeting. Now you are ready to join us at the Art-a-thon on April 24th.
3) Join the fundraising team here as a participant on Mightycause. Prizes will be awarded to exemplary participants at ArtSeed’s 2021 Annual Exhibition Closing Reception on Saturday, October 2nd from 3–5 p.m.!

ArtSeed Teaching Artist and Presenter Packets from last year’s Summer Intensive are examples of what is to come at the Art-a-thon. ArtSeed is always open to new talent. If you’re interested in presenting or teaching something this year, please send us your presenter packets. Click here to see 23 Teaching Artist and Presenter Packets that were made according to these guidelines. We welcome your ideas, should you apply to teach, using this format.

ArtSeed Contact Information:
Josefa Vaughan, Founding Director 415-656-9849 / 
Jennifer Spencer, Virtual Office Manager 415-409-1761 / 
Aberswyth van Bueren, Events Coordinator 415-680-0567 /
Trey Houston, Art-a-thon Support 415-794-3456 /

2021 Calendar of Annual ArtSeed Events (Save the dates!)

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., ArtSeed’s 13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon (2nd annual virtual event). Make art for yourself or for ArtSeed’s annual exhibition to support Summer Intensive Scholarships. Artists of all ages and levels of experience are invited to come together for a 10-hour art-and-music-making marathon. Registration Form Link | Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by showing up on the Leaderboard. This encourages donations through MightyCause that support ArtSeed’s Art-a-thon fundraisers for Summer Intensive scholarships: Join the fundraising team | Donate to the Art-a-thon here

Weekdays, July 12 – 30, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., ArtSeed Fine Arts Summer Intensive (2nd annual virtual event with hybrid aspects). For ten students, ages 6 to 19 years, or for younger students after an interview. Individual portfolio and collaborative project building workshop with teaching artists and adult volunteers who also learn new techniques from guest presenters. Everything culminates in an exhibition. Online and limited outdoors contact by appointment with meet and pick-ups at ArtSeed’s Presidio WorkSpaces, 1007 General Kennedy Ave., Suites 206 & 210, Tides Converge. Register here.

Thursday, September 2, 5–7 p.m., and Saturday, October 2, 3–5 p.m., 2021 (hybrid event). Opening and closing receptions for ArtSeed’s exhibition Online and in the PresidioNew Normal: Learning from the Past to Move Forward Together can be viewed by appointment (call or text: 415-656-9849) in accordance with San Francisco’s Health Order and ArtSeed In-Person Policy (for Covid-19). China Brotsky and Seed Galleries, Tides Converge, 1007 General Kennedy Ave., San Francisco. ArtSeed participants and featured artists are also showcased on our website Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery. Online virtual receptions feature musicians as well as the visual arts. To submit your art: Send us a photograph with this completed form after printing. Then mail (P.O. Box 29277, San Francisco, CA 94129) or scan and email both to Call 415-656-9849 to arrange drop-off in the Presidio.