Josefa Vaughan, Founder & Executive Director
Jennifer Spencer, Office Manager
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 29277, San Francisco, CA 94129-0277
The Seed Gallery and China Brotsky Gallery are located in the San Francisco Presidio close to Lincoln Boulevard. Tides Converge, a community of organizations is a two-story sprawling, historic, white structure with a red-tiled roof. The front door Tides address is 1012 Torney but parking is limited on that side. We recommend that you use the 1007 General Kennedy side address and then come around to the rear of the building to enter through ArtSeed’s upstairs door.
- Public Transportation: Several SF Muni routes provide service to or near the Presidio (43, 1, 29, 28, 30, and 45). The Muni 45 comes to the Presidio’s Lombard Street gate from Market and Fourth Streets downtown. The Muni 30 comes to Buchanan & Chestnut Streets, almost as close (just a couple of blocks away from the same gate). It enters the Presidio on Mason Street near Crissy Field and terminates at the Sports Basement parking lot across from Crissy Marsh, a 10-minute walk to Tides Converge through the scenic Tunnel Tops area, just two blocks away from ArtSeed. The Muni 30 also serves the Marina, Fishermans Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, and the Caltrain Station. From the North Bay, several Golden Gate Transit buses also stop near the Lombard Gate. The Muni 28 comes from 19th Avenue, stops at Richardson and Francisco Streets a 5-minute walk to Tides, then continues to the Golden Gate Bridge and back around heading south again toward 19th Ave on Park Presidio. The Muni 29 comes to Baker Beach in the Presidio from Bayview Hunters Point. Once in the park, transfer to the (every half hour) free Presidio Hills Route to reach the Transit Center/Tunnel Topsarea, two blocks away from ArtSeed. The Muni 1 runs east/west on California and connects at Presidio Avenue with the Muni 43 line which now comes into the Presidio from the southern part of San Francisco stopping nearest to ArtSeed, just a 2-3 minute walk to Tides Converge.
- Driving Directions: Enter the Presidio via the Lombard Street entrance or Presidio Boulevard, both of which feed directly into Lincoln Boulevard. For parking and wheelchair access, take an immediate right turn off Lincoln onto Girard, then make another right on Edie. Turn right into the parking lot behind our building. Additional parking can be found two blocks further along Lincoln Boulevard in the Main Post paved Parade Grounds to your left across from the Post Office and Fire Station. From the Peninsula/South Bay: Take US 101 north, watch for Golden Gate Bridge exit then take US 101 North, a.k.a. Van Ness Avenue. (then see From North Bay, US 101, below) From the East Bay: Take 80 West (Bay Bridge), watch for Golden Gate Bridge exit then take US 101 North, aka Van Ness Avenue. (Then see From US 101 North below). From downtown San Francisco: Take any westbound street to Van Ness Avenue, turn right heading North, and turn left on Lombard Street. Move into and stay in the far-left lane, and, after crossing Broderick Street (which is right after Divisadero), follow the left-turn arrow, which means you’ll remain on the continuation of Lombard Street instead of veering right onto Richardson Boulevard toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Two blocks up, after a four-way stop, you’ll enter the Presidio at the Lombard gate. Once you’ve entered the Presidio, proceed to a 3-way stop, and turn right. At the next stop sign, you’ll see Tides Converge ahead and to your right – the white complex with twin balconies in front. Don’t turn yet – proceed forward until you reach Girard Road, turn right, and go to the next road, Edie. Turn right again and park in the large lot (the gravel spaces immediately to your right are free parking while the paved lot requires you to pay). After parking, take the stairs or wheelchair ramp upstairs and call Josefa at 415-656-9849 for entrance. From the North Bay: Take US 101 South across the Golden Gate Bridge and take the Downtown/Lombard Street exit. Stay in the far right lane. Immediately before the first stoplight, turn right onto Lyon Street. Proceed forward, past the first stop sign, to the four-way stop at Lombard Street. Turn right, enter the Presidio at the Lombard gate, and then follow the directions above.
- Hunters Point Shipyard: In the Spring and Fall, ArtSeed hosts an Open Studio showcase of finished works for sale and works-in-progress for feedback including, and introducing, the season’s Artist-in-Residence. Executive Director, Josefa Vaughan, subleases her studio to ArtSeed to benefit mentoring artists and youth who engage with the public. These events are often how we meet new participants of all ages who become long-time ArtSeed collaborators. Open Studio dates are available at shipyardartists.com.
- Building 101: The Point Gallery at Hunters Point Shipyard Artists Studios is just a few hundred yards inside the security guard gate on Innes Blvd. After stopping to check in with the guards, follow the road to the largest structure in the area, Building 101. ArtSeed’s Studio will be upstairs near the right-hand end of the building. Follow the door numbers to Studio 2513.