16th Annual Interactive Presidio Art-a-thon Exhibition
Dream Earth People on Sabbatical
Sponsors, volunteers, and attendees of ArtSeed’s Dream Earth Annual Art-a-thon (14th) and Exhibition (16th) transitioned ArtSeed from the virtual experience of art-making together to having a blast in person! Actually, we had serial Art-a-thon blasts every Saturday from March through September, and the seamlessly evolving two-and-one-half-year-long exhibition explored three annual themes: Only Zombies Race to Mass Extinction (April-December, 2020); New Normal: Learning from the Past to Move Forward Together (January 2021-February 2022); Dream Earth People on Sabbatical (February-September 2022). These were the most ambitious artworks, the longest publicly accessible installation, and the most artists served in this way, to date. To those who gathered pledges and in-kind donations from family and friends, you rock! Gifts of money, talent, and time kept our hearts and minds busy and our doors open. A rejuvenated 2022 Youth Council led by Moselle Mac, and Sasha McCurley, utilized ArtSeed’s Summer Fine Arts Intensive week to create collaborative works, the spirit of which will be showcased October 22 & 23 at ArtSeed’s Hunters Point Shipyard Open Studios and will continue every Saturday this fall and winter. Mentoring artists including Gus D’Angelo, Jon E. Greene, Heidi Hardin, Carla Hatley, William Hall, Jessica Nascimento, Shaye Starkey, and Rebecca Stockley have shared their craft and stories. Hats off to returning alumni Shoshana Priel and new Youth Council member Will Schier who planned and hosted our exhibition closing reception with volunteers Pat Aveni and Adisa Sefic. Art-a-thon winners: Sabine Gysens (1st Place and Grand Prize Winner), Josefa Vaughan (2nd Place), and Luned Palmer (3rd Place) have once again made so much possible. See photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artseed/albums
We are also extremely grateful to our sponsors: Budding Artist Foundation, Tina Cervin, David Gavrich, and Tony & Caroline Grant. We love our in-kind donors: Flying Cloud Retreat, Inn at the Presidio, Presidio Bowl, Photograph & Frame, Causwells Restaurant, Asian Art Museum, Café RX, Books Inc., Hand Touch Nail Care, Cobbler’s Bench Shoe Repair, and Write on the Edge Calligraphy Conference who gave us 50 brush pen sets. We are counting on your continued involvement in upcoming ArtSeed adventures!
Thank you to BATS and Rebecca Stockley for an excellent improv workshop! Participants engaged in fun, playful games, and group activities while learning more about collaboration and brainstorming. Read more about Rebecca Stockley below.
Big shoutout to everyone who made the 2022 Summer Intensive possible! Read the Summer Intensive Summary for a comprehensive recap of participants and topics, or view photos on our Flickr.
Read our 2022 Art-a-thon letter here.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text 415-656-9849 to make an appointment for Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together!
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Rebecca Stockley, Improv Performer and Coach
Bio: Rebecca Stockley (www.improv.org) is a co-founder of BATS Improv and was Dean of the BATS School of Improv from 1992 to 2003. She has been designing and teaching improvisation workshops since 1984, leading improv theatre workshops for American Conservatory Theatre Advanced Training Program, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre among others. Her book, Improvisation Through Theatre Sports, provides a curriculum for teaching improvisation to young people. Rebecca is a pioneer in the application of improvisation to the world of business. Clients include the Apple Developer Academy, Stanford University School of Business, Disney Feature Animation, and Pixar Animation Studios.
ArtSeed Statement: “BATS Improv contacted me and asked me to lead an ArtSeed workshop upon the recommendation of the founders of Budding Artist Foundation, Carla Hatley and William Hall who sponsored six students and gave a hands-on presentation during ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive 2022. We all wanted to share with ArtSeed the benefits of improv: the brainstorming skills, the ability to tolerate expressive risk, how to diminish social anxiety and gain confidence in presenting or pitching your work.”