2024-05-07 Art-a-thon and Open Studios Summary


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Thank you for supporting the 16th Annual Art-a-thon!

The energy and enthusiasm at the event was inspiring. Your contributions, whether through participation or donations, played a vital role in making the event a success! We cannot thank you enough for your contributions to ArtSeed’s Art-a-thon. With your support FUNdraisers are hitting their stride and will continue to seek your sponsorship through May 31 on ArtSeed’s MightyCause platform.

Photos from the 16th Annual Art-a-thon

“The energy at Art-a-thon 2024 was amazing—I felt very proud to be a part of such an impactful event. It was incredibly rewarding to see all of our hard work pay off. One of my favorite moments from the Art-a-thon was helping out with the button-making machine. I loved seeing everyone’s unique designs, but more importantly, I appreciated how everyone was so patient and kind as we worked out the kinks of the machine. I am thankful for the art we made, the money we raised, and most importantly, the life-long memories we created!” – Priscilla

“It was really beautiful to see everyone bonding through art and getting into all the unique tables. It also meant so much for me to see my T-shirt design all around. It was the first time I have designed something like that where people actually buy and wear it!” – Anna

“For the Art-a-thon ’24, I demonstrated that my artwork, bloxBuild, a three dimensional object with images collaged onto its surface which is held together with colored hook and loop fabric (Velcro), is also a workshop. Through the bloxBuild demonstration, I excited and engaged the imagination of the Art-a-thon attendees. This in turn, puts them in touch with their own creativity.” – Tom

Shipyard Open Studios was another success!

Special thanks to Kay Weber for sharing his three decades of ARTmaking and teaching in San Francisco’s Tenderloin through the Boys and Girls Club. He also connected in magical ways to visitors as ArtSeed’s featured artist!

Reflections from Kay:
“I was invited by Josefa, from ArtSeed, to be a featured artist at the Hunter’s Point Shipyard Open Studios 2024. With the help of Josefa, Priscilla, and Tom we did get all my artwork up on the walls to show together with the kid’s artwork from Boys & Girls Club. The display looked wonderful. The event was full of joy and excitement. The constant flow of visitors kept us busy throughout. I enjoyed being part of the Shipyard’s vibrant artist community, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. I was able to sell some artwork, especially from the kids. But the social interaction was the best part for me. Networking is always one of the most important and interesting parts of being an artist.”

Photos from Spring Open Studios

The leaderboard race isn’t over! Keep fundraising to support the Fine Arts Summer Intensive and Presidio Exhibition

For Art-a-thon this year, we are using Mightycause to help raise funds for the Annual Fine Arts Summer Intensive and Presidio Exhibition!

Sponsor a fundraising artist on the leaderboard or start your own fundraiser!

Want to help fundraise but not sure how? Check out these Fundraising TIPS from Champion Art-a-thon Crowdfunders! Prizes are available for top fundraisers! See the available prizes here!

Only a Couple Spots Left! Make art for exhibition at ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive from July 8th – 13th 2024! (For teaching artists, volunteers, and students ages 8-18)

This in-person fine arts summer camp is led by experienced teaching artists and distinguished guest presenters. It gives highly motivated children, and youth, opportunities to learn both experimental and traditional fine arts skills, showcased in a public exhibition. They will also be invited to ask questions, and express concerns over current events affecting their communities. We will explore artists who have made history or who have shed light on controversial topics that youngsters may also choose to explore through writing and visual arts media such as charcoal drawing, oil painting, collage, and photography.

When: Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fine Arts Camp

Saturday, July 13, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Presidio Exhibition Reception

Click here to learn more about the summer intensive!

Sign up by completing this PDF registration form and emailing josefa@artseed.org

Art-a-thon Kicks Off Exciting Times!

Click here to see how you can be a part of ArtSeed’s 2024 Organizational Plan

Your Feedback is Vital 📨

We want to hear from you! Let us know your thoughts and feedback:

Want Further Involvement?
Click a hyperlink or forward these URLs to a friend!

  1. Volunteer or intern with ArtSeed: https://bit.ly/2XL4q5k
  2. Art-a-thon 2024 Flyer
  3. Check out these Fundraising TIPS from Champion Art-a-thon Crowdfunders!
  4. Art-a-thon Registration Form: https://forms.gle/ASU7RZZKQiHPgjJz6
  5. Prefer to register for the Art-a-thon with a PDF? Complete this form and email it to us!
  6. Spring Open Studios 2024 Flyer
  7. Summer Intensive 2024 Flyer
  8. Summer Intensive 2024 Registration Form
  9. ArtSeed Annual 2024 Presidio Exhibition Flyer
  10. ArtSeed Annual 2024 Presidio Exhibition Submission Form
  11. Apply for mentorships or private instruction (Application Form with Fee Schedule): https://bit.ly/3gSQP5R
  12. Visit our Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery: https://bit.ly/38aEMJl
  13. Follow ArtSeed on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3kp9yUm
  14. Instagram: https://bit.ly/3ztyMrj
  15. Flickr: https://bit.ly/38d4kp4
  16. Support ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project : https://bit.ly/3je6ZoT
  17. Subscribe here to receive seasonal ArtSeed Newsletters (Infrequent and your info is safe): https://bit.ly/39L4ft7
  18. Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by donating through Mightycause
  19. Submit a Teaching Artist or Presenter’s Packet Guidelines: https://bit.ly/3zawHjH
  20. Check out our Artist and Presenter’s Packets: https://bit.ly/3ygWHZg
  21. Apply for ArtSeed’s Youth Council: https://bit.ly/3w3WV8h
  22. Learn more about our Hunter’s Point Studio Residency Program: http://bit.ly/3FtuIMx

Volunteer or Participate

Weekly Focus Groups by appointment:

Contact josefa@artseed.org, or call or text 415-656-9849 to make an appointment for Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together! 

  • Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. In-person Meetings and Mentorships.
  • Monday, 3:30 – 5 p.m. In-person Mentorships
  • 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.
  • Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m. Online Projects, Show-and-Tell, and Art Prompts