Theme- New Normal: Learning from the Past to Move Forward Together
Art-a-thon Schedule 
10 AM – 11 AM Jacqueline “Jax” Puliatti “Travel log Maps, slavery, and creating a New Normal”  
11 AM – 12 PM Aber van Bueren, “Let’s build a world”
12 PM – 1 PM Michelle Echenique, “Reclaimed Paper Collage”
1 PM – 2 PM Sam Kuang, “My Corona Mandala” (Pat Aveni)
2 PM – 3 PM Heidi Majano, “Origins of Peace Symbols” April 24, 2-3 pm (Greta Severson)
3 PM – 4 PM Thomas Graves, “One-line Zen Art” (JV)
4 PM – 5 PM Music Hour
5 PM – 6 PM Open Mic: Poetry and Spoken Word
6 PM – 7 PM Mystery Hour
7 PM – 8 PM  Josefa Vaughan, Introduction: “Remembering Un-Masked Faces” (Aber) Closing Statements

ArtSeed’s 13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon
Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

People of all ages and skill levels will come together online to test their creative art-making endurance at ArtSeed’s 13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon. With every hour spent making art, we will raise funds to support Summer Intensive scholarships, as well as weekly arts lessons and collaborative projects. Throughout the day there will be original music, artist presentations, and online community fun!

Help us raise money to support arts education and give lower-income children the tools to give form to their dreams! Please make a gift (even a small one) that can help turn a young life around toward greater possibilities!

DONATE to the Art-a-thon here on our Mightycause page to sponsor any artist or general mentorship line on our Leaderboard or join the Leaderboard as a Mightycause participant!

SHARE. Help spread the word about the Art-a-thon on social media. You can do this after you donate or whenever you can. Leading up to the event ArtSeed will post exciting challenges you can participate in and share. Plus, we will share impactful photos and videos from the past 12 years. Share your favorite memories too!

REGISTER now! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1) Fill out the registration form:  Registration Form Link 
2) Look for your follow-up email with the link to the online meeting. Now you are ready to join us at the Art-a-thon on April 24th.
3) Join the fundraising team here as a participant on Mightycause. Prizes will be awarded to exemplary participants at ArtSeed’s 2021 Annual Exhibition Closing Reception on Saturday, October 2nd from 3–5 p.m.!

ArtSeed Teaching Artist and Presenter Packets from last year’s Summer Intensive are examples of what is to come at the Art-a-thon. ArtSeed is always open to new talent. If you’re interested in presenting or teaching something this year, please send us your presenter packets. Click here to see 23 Teaching Artist and Presenter Packets that were made according to these guidelines. We welcome your ideas, should you apply to teach, using this format.

ArtSeed Contact Information:
Josefa Vaughan, Founding Director 415-656-9849 / josefa@artseed.org 
Jennifer Spencer, Virtual Office Manager 415-409-1761 / jennifer@artseed.org 
Aberswyth van Bueren, Events Coordinator 415-680-0567 / aber@artseed.org
Trey Houston, Art-a-thon Support 415-794-3456 / treyischuckthree@gmail.com

2021 Calendar of Annual ArtSeed Events (Save the dates!)

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., ArtSeed’s 13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon (2nd annual virtual event). Make art for yourself or for ArtSeed’s annual exhibition to support Summer Intensive Scholarships. Artists of all ages and levels of experience are invited to come together for a 10-hour art-and-music-making marathon. Registration Form Link | Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by showing up on the Leaderboard. This encourages donations through MightyCause that support ArtSeed’s Art-a-thon fundraisers for Summer Intensive scholarships: Join the fundraising team | Donate to the Art-a-thon here

Weekdays, July 12 – 30, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., ArtSeed Fine Arts Summer Intensive (2nd annual virtual event with hybrid aspects). For ten students, ages 6 to 19 years, or for younger students after an interview. Individual portfolio and collaborative project building workshop with teaching artists and adult volunteers who also learn new techniques from guest presenters. Everything culminates in an exhibition. Online and limited outdoors contact by appointment with meet and pick-ups at ArtSeed’s Presidio WorkSpaces, 1007 General Kennedy Ave., Suites 206 & 210, Tides Converge. Register here.

Thursday, September 2, 5–7 p.m., and Saturday, October 2, 3–5 p.m., 2021 (hybrid event). Opening and closing receptions for ArtSeed’s exhibition Online and in the PresidioNew Normal: Learning from the Past to Move Forward Together can be viewed by appointment (call or text: 415-656-9849) in accordance with San Francisco’s Health Order and ArtSeed In-Person Policy (for Covid-19). China Brotsky and Seed Galleries, Tides Converge, 1007 General Kennedy Ave., San Francisco. ArtSeed participants and featured artists are also showcased on our website Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery. Online virtual receptions feature musicians as well as the visual arts. To submit your art: Send us a photograph with this completed form after printing. Then mail (P.O. Box 29277, San Francisco, CA 94129) or scan and email both to josefa@artseed.org. Call 415-656-9849 to arrange drop-off in the Presidio.

We are counting on you to be with us on new adventures with 2021 Programs. Save the date for ArtSeed’s 13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon is happening Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (all virtual). I hope that you will join us at the event. If you are interested in sharing your craft or just simply attending, please let us know by responding to this email and/or join us on:

  • Sunday and Thursday, 2 – 3 p.m. Art Share / Brainstorming for all ages.
  • Tuesday, 2 – 5 p.m. Art Lessons and Online Projects for mature kids and teens.
  • Friday, 1 – 2 p.m. Veterans’ Art Lab with ArtSeed hosted by the Veteran Administration. To register, contact Dan at 415-221-4810 X22839.

Use this link: https://meet.google.com/avh-imhd-vjy for Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together! 

  1. Volunteer with ArtSeed
  2. Apply for private instruction (application form with fee schedule)
  3. Apply for collaborative art-making (adult students may use this permission form)
  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. Donate or get involved in Art-a-thon here.
  11. Submit a Teaching Artist or Presenter’s Packet Guidelines
  12. Examples of Artist and Presenter’s Packets

Check out ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project

Buy, or pick up some free, art supplies at ArtSeed Shop & Share Project to support ArtSeed’s remote learning programs. These treasures can be obtained by appointment in accordance with San Francisco’s Health Order and ArtSeed In-Person Policy (for Covid-19). Contact jennifer@artseed.org and copy josefa@artseed.org

Enter our Michelle Vignes Virtual Art Gallery!
To learn more about Michelle and ArtSeed click here.
ArtSeed’s In Real Life (IRL) Presidio Exhibition will extend into 2021 and can be viewed by appointment (call or text: 415-656-9849) in accordance with 
San Francisco’s Health Order and ArtSeed In-Person Policy (for Covid-19).
China Brotsky and Seed Galleries at Tides Converge, 
1007 General Kennedy Ave., San Francisco.

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!

Art-a-thon 2021 Presenter: Michelle Echenique

I met Josefa at Hunters Point Open Studios a couple of years back. I was there with Kids & Art—a program that provides art access to children with cancer. I was intrigued with ArtSeed hearing Josefa speak passionately about the organization. Her energy, commitment, and belief in the arts as a healing force were infectious and relatable. ArtSeed seemed a good fit for me as I love sharing my faith in the power of creativity.Michelle Echenique
See Michelle Echenique’s Presenter Packet

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

Use this link: https://meet.google.com/avh-imhd-vjy for Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together! 

Forward these URLs to a friend:
Volunteer with ArtSeed: https://www.artseed.org/volunteering/
Apply for private instruction (application form with fee schedule): https://bit.ly/2MzHNeM
Apply for collaborative art-making (adult application and permission form): https://bit.ly/39pQOQm
Follow ArtSeed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtSeed.org
Follow ArtSeed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artseed_sf/
Check out photos of the ArtSeed’s activities at ArtSeed’s Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artseed/albums
Give us your feedback on ArtSeed programs here: https://www.artseed.org/programevaluation/
Subscribe here to receive seasonal ArtSeed Newsletters (infrequent and your info is safe): https://bit.ly/39L4ft7
Visit Michelle Vignes Virtual Art Gallery: https://www.artseed.org/2020-exhibition-gallery/
Preview 2021 Programs starting March 1: https://www.artseed.org/programs/
Honor a friend or commemorate a milestone: https://bit.ly/3iup4Nw
Check out the ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project: https://www.artseed.org/shop/
Donate or get involved in Art-a-thon here: https://www.mightycause.com/team/Art-A-Thon2021
Submit a Teaching Artist or Presenter’s Packet Guidelines: https://bit.ly/3rZEBrV
Examples of Artist and Presenter’s Packets: https://www.artseed.org/artseed-teaching-artist-packets/