16th Annual Interactive Presidio Art-a-thon Exhibition
Dream Earth People on Sabbatical

at China Brotsky and Seed Galleries

Jessica Nascimento, oil/canvas
Dara E., mixed media/paper/embossed felt
Moselle M., oil/board

Celebrate: 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022 Closing Reception, Prizes, & Free Activities

Masks required in the gallery areas. Refreshments offered at seated tables and on the lawn.

What: VIEW and/or MAKE ART “To Go” or “To Show” Saturdays,
2 – 4 p.m. FREE!

“Make Stuff Saturdays” include workshops and are for all ages and levels of expertise by appointment all year!

Where: Tides Converge, 1007 General Kennedy Ave upstairs rear parking lot off Edie Rd. & Girard Rd.

Entrance is a 7-minute walk from MUNI lines 45 and 28 near the Lombard Street gate.

Meet new and longtime ArtSeed artists and enjoy works made with new mindsets, in new places, or with new friends during travels abroad or at home. We are also showcasing the accomplishments of ArtSeed’s Art-a-thon Saturdays art-making Fundraiser, Summer Intensive explorations, Youth Council rejuvenation, and our Hunters Point Shipyard Studio Artist Residency with a revival of our upcoming in-person Open Studios 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., October 22-23, 2022. Save the date!

Featuring Artists:

Patricia Aveni, Kaila A., Shoshana B., Dara E., Michelle Echenique.,
Amity G., Claudia Grubler, Sabine Gysens, William Hall/Carla Hatley, Thor Hansen, Heidi Hardin, Susanna Kohn, Karina K., Moselle M., Sasha M., Jessica Nascimento, Joshua S., Roslyn S., Shaye Starkey, William Scott, Adisa Sefic, William S., Jennifer Spencer, David Stokes, & many more.

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

Made possible by Budding Artist Foundation, Tina Cervin, David Gavrich, Tony & Caroline Grant, and other individual donations and gifts of time from friends like you.

To RSVP or visit by appointment, contact Josefa@artseed.org, 415-656-9849

Read more or click here to download the Press Release PDF.

ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive 2022 has ended. Big shoutout to everyone who helped make it possible! Read the Summer Intensive Summary for a comprehensive recap of participants and topics, or view photos on our Flickr.

Happy springing into summer! 

By popular demand, the Art-a-thon has been extended into ArtSeed’s summer season! You can dedicate your gift to someone (and we can let them know!) by placing their name and/or contact info in the memo section of your check, (payable to ArtSeed, to P.O. Box 29277, San Francisco, CA 94129)  Is online giving more your style? Then click the homepage “Donate” icon. Are you using your phone to sponsor someone? Before your transaction, click “View Desktop Version” and then look for the “Special Purpose” prompt. Meanwhile, please enjoy our drawings above: Luned’s loving octopus and dancing dragon plus my rendering of our growing ArtSeed family. 

– Grateful Hugs from ArtSeed’s Founder, Josefa Vaughan

Read more or click here for a PDF version.

Help fundraise and make art supporting ArtSeed’s Art-a-thon 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! 

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.

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!

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

Weekly Focus Groups:

  • Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. In-person Art-a-thon and Mentorships.
  • Tuesday, 5 – 6 p.m. In-person Mentorships, Online Projects, Show-and-Tell, and Art Prompts
  • 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 josefa@artseed.org, or call or text 415-656-9849 to make an appointment for Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together! 

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 Fine Arts Summer Intensive Camp and share the flyer

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Apply for private instruction (Application Form with Fee Schedule): https://bit.ly/2MzHNeM
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Support ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project
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Honor a friend or commemorate a milestone: https://bit.ly/3iup4Nw
Subscribe here to receive seasonal ArtSeed Newsletters (Infrequent and your Info is Safe): https://bit.ly/39L4ft7
Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by donating through Network for Good: https://bit.ly/3gv04WD
Submit a Teaching Artist or Presenter’s Packet (Guidelines): https://bit.ly/3zawHjH
Examples of Artist and Presenter’s Packets: https://bit.ly/3ygWHZg
Exhibition Submission Form: https://bit.ly/2WltAqZ
Apply to Youth Council: https://bit.ly/3w3WV8h
Sign up for ArtSeed’s 2022 Fine Arts Summer Intensive Camp: https://bit.ly/3xjoLyt
Share ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Camp Flyer: https://bit.ly/3xyGOPK

Check out ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project

Gus D’Angelo, Illustrator, Animator & Author

Bio: Gus D’Angelo first fell in love with the outdoors as a child, hiking, fishing, and snowshoeing with his three brothers on his family’s farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These early adventures led to his passion for public lands and his hope that all young people get to experience the thrill, mystery, and solitude of the outdoors. Author of San Francisco ABCs and New York ABCs, Gus is an illustrator and animator who now lives in San Francisco with his partner, filmmaker Jennifer Kroot.

ArtSeed Statement: “I work out of the Tides co-working space and have seen many of the amazing ArtSeed artists’ work throughout the hallways. I met Josefa and we talked about my conducting an ArtSeed workshop on how I approach drawing in the field and my process of rendering these sketches into finished book illustrations. I hope this workshop inspires the young artists as much of their work on display inspires me.”

Click here to read more and check out Gus’s packet.