Anonymous ArtSeed Student, “Snuggling Family of Snakes” 2019 (Remnant Bin Find 2020) 

ArtSeed New Year’s Eve Celebration 
4-6 p.m. Pacific time, Thursday, December 31, 2020

Come join us for live music, friendly faces (invite a loved one!), to relax and share stories while staying safe through our online event. Click here to access our Google Meet link. 

Let ArtSeed assist you in honoring a friend or commemorating a milestone. You can also find out what ArtSeed has been up to and what you can do to help us continue our work. Check out ArtSeed’s 2020 Annual Letter 

Please help us reach our fundraising goals by donating here. 

Betzy and Mara Moreno Gonzales. “Homemade chessboard – Virus vs. Masks.” ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive. 2020.

Amity G. (9) ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive. 2020. 

Sophie B., “Migrants.” Bas Relief ceramic. 2018.  

ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project

ArtSeed is selling and sharing art supplies and other surplus equipment to support local artists and families sheltering at home and to expand the impact of our distance learning program.

Support ArtSeed through purchases of selected books, furniture, electronics, artworks, and specialty craft materials. Get involved and receive valuable gifts for yourself or loved ones during the holiday season! Looking for something specific? Want to help with this project? Please contact jax@artseed.org, and copy josefa@artseed.org.

While they last, get your FREE individually boxed picture frames from the Gallery of Building 101 at the Hunters Point Shipyard by contacting sam@artseed.org or you can arrange for pick-up at Golden State Art located in South San Francisco.

ArtSeed Spotlights Glenn Berry’s Legacy Gift 

Glenn Berry, “Cocytus.” 32” x 48” acrylic on board, 1991.

ArtSeed recognizes Glenn Berry who was a nationally recognized painter and a founding father of Humboldt State University’s Art Department from Glendale, California. He was known for his pursuit of narrative images including faceless figures who explore the landscape, symbolizing the process rather than the end result. In 2016, Glenn’s niece, Cherie Evans, gave ArtSeed his “Cocytus”, a major piece that you can see above. You can see more of his artwork on his website or read his obituary. This work, along with other Legacy Gifts, is for sale in the ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project.

ArtSeed Programs Flickr Photos: 
View 2020 Summer Intensive Week One / Two / Three and our Participant List
2020 Summer Intensive Calendar of Activities

Useful to anyone interested in teaching or learning with youngsters stuck at home.
ArtSeed Artists made video lessons following these guidelines.
Click here to see 23 Presenters Packets & ArtSeed Lesson Plan Videos!


Summer Intensive Presenter and ArtSeed Co-founder: Marissa Kunz

While at the Art Institute, I was inspired to work with young artists after volunteering with Josefa Vaughan in Hunter’s Point public schools and community centers. I am a founding member of ArtSeed and spent many years as an ArtSeed teaching artist and Board member.” — Marissa
See Marissa Kunz’s Presenter Packet

We are grateful for these gifts of words. Don’t hesitate to sent us yours!

Working with ArtSeed has been an absolute joy. Josefa’s energy and passion is tangible wherever you turn – in the office, the classroom, on field trips, and especially alongside young children. The number and quality of resources – both artists and artistic supplies – that Art Seed’s programs provide are the kindling to inspire young artists and propel them to careers in art. Art Seed’s style of apprenticeship teaching should be available to students throughout the nation.” — Leah Bedoian

In the past I was a participant in ArtSeed’s Summer Intensive program, and fell in love with the program. Since then I’ve helped set up exhibits with Josefa and other volunteers, and had the honor of being on ArtSeed’s Youth Council. ArtSeed has really helped me understand and see what it’s like to organize and run a business especially in these uncertain times.” — Bailey Drenik

ArtSeed Programs 2020-2021 THIS IS WHAT ARTSEED DOES: 

1. Seasonal Public ArtSeed Events:
13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon, Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Summer Fine Arts Intensive, Monday – Friday, July 12 – 30, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibitions, Open Studios, and Online (Almost Free) Store:
a. Shop & Share Project aims to get studio supplies and equipment to artists in need.
b. Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery, September 3, 2020 – Ongoing display of art from programs, featured artists, legacy art and includes documentation of:
c. Only Zombies Race to Mass Extinction! In Real Life (IRL) Tides Converge Annual, September 3 – December 31, 2020 (Presidio venue follows Health Orders)

2. Year-long ArtSeed Apprenticeships / Internships / Mentorships:
(Online with IRL 1:1, distancing / outdoors consistent with Health Orders.)
Jax Puliatti, EcoArts Administrative Apprentice, Shop & Share Project
Dina Kharag, Communications Associate Intern, Administrative Outreach & Archives
Sam Kuang, Hunters Point Studio Resident Artist Apprentice, IT/Applied Arts Projects
Aberswyth Van Beuren, Administrative Assistant Intern, Video Conferencing/Website
Peter Li, CA Lawyers for the Arts Intern, Virtual Exhibition Installation & Captions
Saloni Sharma, CA Lawyers for the Arts Apprentice, Publicity & Animation Projects
Berit Sandvig, University of San Francisco Intern, Art History & Lesson Planning
Bailey Drenik, ArtSeed Youth Council, Collaborative Artmaking & Presentation

3. ArtSeed Arts Education Projects (include Public Events and Mentorship opportunities):
Weekly Online Sessions – Click here to access our Google Meet link. 
Sunday & Thursday, 2 – 3 p.m. Art Share & Capacity / Brainstorming for all ages.
Tuesday 2 – 5 p.m. Art Lessons & Online Projects for mature kids and teens.
Friday 1 – 2 p.m. Veterans’ Art Lab with ArtSeed
In Real Life (IRL) ArtSeed Presidio WorkSpaces and partnerships (ArtSeed is compliant with Health Orders, 1:1, distancing / outdoors by appointment: josefa@artseed.org, 415-656-9849)

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY & ARTS EDUCATION GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Traditional and Experimental Approaches: Utilize professional artists and archival materials (media that are intended to survive into the future as works of art or as documentation of the creative process.) Use knowledge of classical and indigenous art to inform innovative application of new media and technologies.

One-to-one Learning Emphasis: Address students’ individual interests and learning styles, even when classrooms become safe, asking teachers, parents and assistants to use the apprenticeship model.

CA State Content Standards for the Arts and Project-based Teaching: Design projects that use sequential standards-based development of ideas through collaborative brainstorming, planning and team implementation with outcomes that culminate in public presentation and individual recognition.

Interdisciplinary Approach: Show how concepts and disciplines learned in the arts can be utilized to excel in other fields and professions, and vice-versa. Combine practical application of both fundamental academic knowledge and creative exploration to illuminate and build interest in other fields of knowledge and skills.

Introduction of New Ideas: Introduce students to ideas and skills that stretch assumptions about what children can and cannot understand, appreciate, or master. Include cultural history, current events, critical thinking, and techniques for rendering nature, expressing human emotions, or processing information.

ArtSeed Mission Statement: ArtSeed’s mission is to connect the most resourceful and gifted with the youngest and most vulnerable citizens of the Bay Area and beyond through projects that explore links between classical and cutting-edge fine arts disciplines. We do not discriminate on the basis of any disability, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, political party, economic background, national or ethnic origin.

Please help us reach our fundraising goals by donating here. 

    


Big Thanks for Three Weeks of ArtSeed’s
Fine Arts Summer Intensive Camp!

Flickr Photos – Week One / Two / Three | Summary Participant List

This three-week, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm schedule of live, slide, and interactive video online learning successfully provided structured activities for students who worked “side-by-side” (both on and off-screen) with professionals in a variety of disciplines. This workshop/seminar, held on Google Meet, developed individual portfolios, and collaborative projects for exhibition. We are grateful to our sponsors, California Arts Council, and the Sam Mazza Foundation who have made it possible to attract such extraordinary presenters, students, volunteers, and teaching artists who made these three weeks so memorable. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming online Opening Reception and we hope you will be able to see the actual exhibition.

Summer Intensive Special Guest, Raymond Coats He has appeared in Michael Jackson’s video, ‘Cry.’ He has practiced and perfected his craft through many years of hard work and dedication. His performances are always smooth and confident because he takes the time to get to know his audiences. He knows that this is one of the most important aspects of being an entertainer! View Raymond’s Website.


Featured ArtSeed Teaching Artist
ArtSeed Presenters Packets showcase the many people who teach online classes, discuss their own work, or lecture on specific topics. If this one catches your attention, you can look forward to others we will post regularly on our website! They are useful to anyone interested in teaching or learning about art, particularly folks with youngsters stuck at home.
Click to See All Teaching Artist Packets


Clark Tate “I’ve been a contributor to ArtSeed for 2 years now and have seen the amazing attention and energy they have put towards the kids and their artwork. I believe this kind of focus engaging kids in art and creation is priceless. I was lucky enough to meet Josefa and become involved with showing students how to draw and create with their imagination.”
Clark’s Full Bio and Lesson

Want to be a presenter or ArtSeed Teaching Artist? What is it you love to do? It’s easy:
1. Make a document following these guidelines.
2. Send the document to both josefa@artseed.org & aber@artseed.org.
3. Submit any time for your lesson to be used in our weekly lessons.
The goal is to gather topnotch Artist Presenter Promotional Packets for broad educational distribution and commemoration of ArtSeed’s 20th anniversary!



Painting by William Scott

Solidarity and Resources for
Black Lives Matter

At this moment in history I hope you will join me in supporting causes that strive to make this country a more just and humane place. My husband and I support the Southern Poverty Law Center, almost fifty years on the front lines. I invite you to join me in helping them with their invaluable work. To be sure, in any event, there are many other worthy organizations. Click on William Scott’s painting to find even more anti-racist organizations that could use your support.

“These past two decades have been hugely exciting for me, and the lives we’ve touched and things we’ve accomplished are deeply gratifying. To all of our teachers, volunteers, funders, and most of all, our hundreds of students, my profound gratitude. I am fortunate to continue to have all of you as part of ArtSeed and my life.” – Josefa Vaughan, Founding Executive Director