Activities 2005 – 2006

Money Makeovers: Office Move & 5th Anniversary Accounting

ArtSeed Activities 2005-2006 Annual Report Outline


Volunteers- and consultants – Behind-the-scenes chain of mentorships:

  • Joan Nelson, bookkeeper
  • Allerton Steele, accountant
  • Big Cheers for ArtSeed Volunteer Claire Yeoman for her work the Young Artists at Work Program at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Board members Marissa Kunz and Justin Hoover for their Fundraising, Programming and Administrative work!
  • New Mentoring Artists: Juan Fuentes and Andrea Rey

Private lessons, pilot apprenticeships, internships, auditions:

  • Apprentices: William Scott with Josefa Vaughan, Kali Mobley starts with Gabrielle Thormann, Tim Armstrong and Stacey Thomas
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Young Artists at Work Internships

Field Trips:

  • August Wilson play at A.C.T. thanks to mentoring artist Tim Armstrong
  • Homsey Architectural Firm
  • Summer Intensive Presidio treks, Presidio Fire House and Officer’s Club
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • Mission Cultural Center (yeh Juan Fuentes!)

SHEBANGS (events)

ArtSeed Exhibitions, Workshops, Awards and Public Outreach:

  • Fall Open Studio, Spring Open Studio Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard
  • Crissy Field Center Art Opening
  • Dance-A-Thon Movement Education Project and Kickoff Picnic
  • Alvarado and Sherman Elementary Schools with Marissa Kunz
  • Spring Showcase, San Francisco Education Fund, North Light Court, City Hall
  • William Scott at White Columns and the Armory Art Fair in NYC
  • Summer Intensive at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability Seed Gallery (hosted by Tides) including students from Burnett CDC
  • Apprenticeship Q & A in the Presidio
  • Terzian Family and The Point gift ($1,200)
  • Shipyard Trust for the Arts gift ($500)
  • Karl and Sujin Kunz gift ($5,000)
  • Thoreau Center Brown Bag Discussion
  • Thoreau Center Gallery Exhibition

GRAPEVINES (intra & extra organization capacity-building)


  • Arwen gives ArtSeed 2-year-old PC. We learned to move docs from the Mac and use this computer exclusively.
  • Matt signed us up with GroundSpring email services
  • Upgraded QuickBooks to Premier for Nonprofits 2006
  • Read Managing for Dummies, Accounting for Dummies and Bookkeeping for Nonprofits


  • KQED Forum, Art & Youth Panel, ArtSeed mentioned
  • KUSF Richard Kamler Interview
  • TV article, “Inside City Limits” on Comcast Cable Channel 11 produced about ArtSeed’s Thoreau Gallery show. Aired Wed. July 5 at 9 pm, Thurs. July 6 at 8 pm and Fri. & Sat. July 7 & 8 at 6:30 pm.

New Certifications, Upgrades, Seminars and Research:

  • Acquired Hartford Officers and Directors Insurance
  • QuickBooks Premier for Nonprofits 2006 accounting system upgrade
  • Donna Logan, group process facilitator, Programs and Operations Assessment & Strategic Planning
  • ArtSeed Debit Card acquired

New Partnerships and Outreach Contacts:

  • SPERA Collaboration
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Young Artist at Work Program Studio Year and Summer Internships
  • Burnett Child Development Center weekly classes
  • Lynn Hershman YBCA presentation
  • Thoreau Center exhibition, panel discussion and Intensive Camp partnership
  • Crissy Field Center Exhibition
  • Student Impact Project
  • Eiko & Koma School in Cambodia lunch at YBCA
  • Presidio Dance Theater dance-a-thon
  • San Francisco Art institute galleries and garden tour with Anastasia Schipani