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Roslyn shares her chalk pastel painting that she made during our fieldtrip to the Palace of Fine Arts.

Celebrating Three Weeks of the Fine Arts Summer Intensive!

ArtSeed is proud to have completed our annual immersive artmaking Intensive with two in-person locations at opposite ends of the city: ArtSeed’s Presidio WorkSpaces at Tides Converge, and at ArtSeed’s Hunters Point Shipyard studio. All-day online connections between these two sites brought both camps together for structured presentations and Activities. Participants studied with eight in-person instructors who were also accessible via Google Meet. Additionally, four remote presenters hosted “Field Trips” to Seattle, Washington; Frisco, Texas; plus Petaluma and Emeryville, CA! All this happened during weekdays, July 12 – 30, 2021, 9 am – 5 pm. Participants ages 9 and older largely worked one-on-one with teaching artists and adult volunteers to develop pieces for their individual portfolios and for several collaborative projects. Click here to see some photos! 

New Normal: Learning from the Past
to Move Forward Together

Thomas Graves, “The One in the Crowd”

ArtSeed’s Annual Fine Arts Summer Intensive
Exhibition (8/13/2021 – 12/31/2021) with Performances
Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, November 4
Closing Reception: 3-5 p.m., Saturday, December 4

Let’s reveal the challenges and power of this moment. How can people of various political and cultural persuasions resolve conflict and grapple with environmental and political issues disproportionately affecting communities of color and the poor? Can art heal social and personal wounds? Are we not all creators? Explorations of flesh, flags, maps, and monologues awaken the need for all of us to change.

Pat Aveni, Drenik Family, Michelle Echenique, Misha Garcia-Dinovich, Thomas Graves, Jon Greene, Marc Ellen Hamel, Linda Hope, Annika H., Trey Houston, Tanya Joyce, Susanna Kohn, Sam Kuang, Sara Kumar, Jasmine Liang, Willow Ligon, Moselle Mac, Heidi Majano, Joshua Sam, William Scott, Roslyn S., Darshini Stark, Sami Sunchild, Clark Tate, Aberswyth van Bueren, Josefa Vaughan, Royce Vaughn, & more.


ArtSeed participants and featured artists are also showcased on our website Michelle Vignes Virtual GalleryTo submit your art: Send us a photograph with this completed form. Then mail (P.O. Box 29277, San Francisco, CA 94129) or scan and email both to josefa@artseed.org. Call 415-656-9849 to get a tour of the show or drop off your art in the Presidio.

Enter the Presidio’s Café RX doors to find China Brotsky and Seed Galleries at Tides Converge or request an online event pass. The exhibition is open to the public for viewing 8 am – 2:30 pm through doors on General Kennedy Ave. nearest the intersection with 1012 Torney Ave (Tides front desk is an alternate entrance). Public receptions for the exhibition New Normal: Learning from the Past to Move Forward Together will be online and in-person following the San Francisco’s Health Order and Health Order Directive No. 2020-14. ArtSeed is in agreement with Tides in supporting those on the front lines doing the hard work and uplift our Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 due to systemic racial inequality.

To join opening and closing remote exhibition receptions:
Contact josefa@artseed.org, or call or text 415-656-9849 to get the link.
Click here to access the exhibition flyer as a document to share with others.

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 2020 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

Check out ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project

Weekly Online Focus Groups:

Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday sessions are by appointment:
Contact josefa@artseed.org, or call or text 415-656-9849 to get the link for
Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together! 

  • Sunday, 4 – 5 p.m. Art Share / Brainstorming for all ages.
  • Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m. Art Lessons for mature kids and adults (Online Teaching Artist Trainings through December 21st, 2021).
  • Thursday, 4 – 5 p.m. Online Projects.
  • 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.

Moselle Mac, CLA Intern

ArtSeed Statement: “I discovered ArtSeed through my internship at the CA Lawyers for the Arts, and my experience so far has been wonderful. I was able to meet artists from various backgrounds who have helped me grow. I was encouraged to experiment and think about art in ways that I hadn’t before.”
Check out Moselle’s Packet here

ArtSeed Contact Information:
Josefa Vaughan, Founding Director 415-656-9849 / josefa@artseed.org 
Jennifer Spencer, Virtual Office Manager 415-409-1761 / jennifer@artseed.org 
Sam Kuang, Technical Support 415-734-6993 / sam@artseed.org 

Forward these URLs to a Friend!
Volunteer
with ArtSeed: https://bit.ly/2XL4q5k
Apply for private instruction (Application Form with Fee Schedule): https://bit.ly/2MzHNeM
Apply for collaborative art-making (Registration Form for All Ages): https://bit.ly/39pQOQm
Visit Michelle Vignes Virtual Art Gallery: https://bit.ly/38aEMJl
Give us your feedback on ArtSeed programs here: https://bit.ly/388IhQz
Follow ArtSeed on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3kp9yUm
Follow ArtSeed on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3ztyMrj
Check out photos of the ArtSeed’s activities at ArtSeed’s Flickr page: https://bit.ly/38d4kp4
Support ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project
: https://bit.ly/3je6ZoT
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

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.