Get involved in ArtSeed’s 14th Annual
Dream Earth Art-a-thon!

Help fundraise and make art supporting ArtSeed’s Summer Camp Season!
Make a difference in the life of an artist, a veteran, or a child. 
Donate here or click the icon above. 
Checks payable to ArtSeed are also welcome at P.O. Box 29277, San Francisco, CA 94129.
Working on your planned giving? Let’s make a future together! 

From left to right, 2021 Art-a-thon winner, Sabine Gysens with Annika, Tides Converge;
2nd place winner Luned Palmer & daughter in Brooklyn, NY; Itzel with her ArtSeed Painting kit in Vallejo, CA!

Read a message from ArtSeed’s founder below or click here for a PDF Version:

P.O. Box 29277, San Francisco, CA 94129

Hello All!

Happy spring! When my friend Luned lived in San Francisco she was an inspiring influence and an integral part of ArtSeed. Luned recently described her experience with us this way: “It’s where I learned to share art-making with children and learned about spreading joy and magic through art to all people! I moved away from San Francisco 12 years ago, but ArtSeed still holds a place dear to my heart. You may be familiar with the annual Art-a-thon, a fundraising drive to help ArtSeed with their amazing summer camp, teen partnerships, and prolific art-making experiences for veterans, seniors, children, and more!”

The Art-a-thon has transformed over the years, and this year a direct donation, either via post or online, will help us the most. Will you please join me in supporting ArtSeed again this spring? If you send a check, (payable to ArtSeed, to P.O. Box 29277, San Francisco, CA 94129) you have the option to dedicate your gift to someone by placing their name and contact info in the memo section. Is there a free spot on your or your loved one’s fridge? Our supporters, and those they honor with a donation, often get surprise art in the mail!

Is online giving more your style? Then click the “Donate” button at the top of our homepage (or place this link, in your browser) to make your donation online. Look for the “Special Purpose” prompt at the end of this Network for Good form where you have the option to dedicate your online gift to someone. This also helps ArtSeed participants track their sources of support. You can follow their progress in the Art-a-thon by visiting the Leader List sidebar of our homepage (or scroll down on your phone) at This is also where you can click on their names to see what participants have been doing. Let us know if you want us to add a name to that Art-a-thon Race Leader List!

By doing any of this, you will have helped ArtSeed transition from “creativity endurance” mode to “creativity assurance” mode. We have endured enough these past two years! Now seems to be the time to pace ourselves for the long haul, gathering in person by appointment 2-4 p.m., Saturdays and online 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays to assure communing safely and creative continuity into the wild and wooly future.

Thank you very much for considering a donation. Please enjoy our drawings: Luned’s loving octopus and dancing dragon plus my rendering of our growing ArtSeed family. 😉

Josefa Vaughan, Founding Artist, Director, 415-656-9849 (text or voice), WorkSpaces: 1007 General Kennedy Ave, Suites # 206 & 210 at Tides Converge in the Presidio, SF.

“ArtSeed connects gifted and vulnerable communities through classical and cutting-edge fine arts projects.”

ArtSeed participants and featured artists are also showcased in the 
Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery

ArtSeed’s Dream Earth Interactive Exhibition
China Brotsky and Seed Galleries at Tides Converge in the Presidio
Free Public Reception, 5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2022

1007 General Kennedy Avenue is a 7-minute walk from MUNI lines 45 and 28 near the Lombard Street gate.
Enter from the rear parking lot at Edie Road near the Lincoln Blvd and Girard Road roundabout.
In accordance with San Francisco’s Health Order.
(Those eating or drinking indoors may be asked to show proof of vaccination. Please also bring your mask.)

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 2021 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
  14. Apply for ArtSeed’s Youth Council here
  15. Sign up for ArtSeed’s 2022 Summer Intensive Camp and share the flyer

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, or call or text 415-656-9849 to make an appointment for Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together! 

Sara Kumar, Teaching Artist

Bio: Sara Kumar has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and an M.A. in Faith and Culture from the University of St. Thomas. She has a passion for the performing arts and served as the managing director and later the artistic director of Shunya Theatre in Houston, TX. She has written, directed, acted in and composed music for many different shows over the years, but she especially loves Shakespeare and contemporary works that explore the intersections of culture, faith, science, and reason.
ArtSeed Statement: “Although residing in Texas, I have long been a supporter of ArtSeed. I attended ArtSeed events when visiting my aunt Josefa Vaughan in San Francisco, and I was always moved by the professionalism, creativity, and thoughtfulness of the participants. As a theatre artist, I depend extensively on collaboration between disciplines and branches of knowledge. I believe the multidisciplinary approach of ArtSeed provides a platform not only for the pursuit of the artistic vocation, but also as a training ground for future problem solvers to work in business, politics, education, law, science, and technology.”
Check out Sara’s Packet here.

Forward these URLs to a Friend!
with ArtSeed:
Apply for private instruction (Application Form with Fee Schedule):
Apply for collaborative art-making (Registration Form for All Ages):
Visit Michelle Vignes Virtual Art Gallery:
Give us your feedback on ArtSeed programs here:
Follow ArtSeed on Facebook:
Follow ArtSeed on Instagram:
Check out photos of the ArtSeed’s activities at ArtSeed’s Flickr page:
Support ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project
Honor a friend or commemorate a milestone:
Subscribe here to receive seasonal ArtSeed Newsletters (Infrequent and your Info is Safe):
Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by donating through Network for Good:
Submit a Teaching Artist or Presenter’s Packet (Guidelines):
Examples of Artist and Presenter’s Packets:
Exhibition Submission Form:
Apply to Youth Council:
Sign up for ArtSeed’s 2022 Summer Intensive Camp:

ArtSeed is a non-profit tax-exempt fine arts/youth leadership organization under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and Revenue and Tax Code 27301d. Your charitable contribution to ArtSeed, made without expectation of material benefit, therefore is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Retain this IRS Determination Letter, if needed, for your records.