Explore ArtSeed’s Art-a-thon budding online artist pages and fundraising site (Mightycause): https://www.mightycause.com/event/Artseed-Artathon2020 It is also a fun race. You can develop a page to show your art and express your feelings and ideas. Others can encourage you by making a donation in your honor. Click the blue button above or below. Create an ArtSeed Art-a-thon Mightycause Leaderboard page or become a sponsor. We are All Creators (no matter what)!
Dear ArtSeed Family,
We must all work together to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
To that end, as of March 11 on-site ArtSeed programs are on pause until further notice, to comply with California’s shelter-in-place directive and to protect our community, especially our most vulnerable members. ArtSeed is exploring other ways to continue our mission and impact others, which includes holding the Art-a-thon online (more info below) and providing online lessons.
The following selections were from an email directed to core ArtSeed participants from Josefa, sent on March 11: If you had an appointment with me or anyone affiliated with ArtSeed I ask that you reach out to them and always copy me, Josefa, to arrange a virtual connection (remote possibilities are almost boundless for) continuation of your work with us. We are not alone!
We encourage our participants to remain safe at home. Our Board and staff look forward to face-to-face appointments when it is safe to do so. We will share further updates as the circumstances continue to evolve. Email us at Josefa@artseed.org or text and call me at 415-656-9849 with any questions or concerns you may have.
The hardship some of the most vulnerable among us are having as a result of service provider closures concerns me. I’m certain we can pool our resources to look after one another if we stay in touch. For those of us who are well and able, doing things from home and making do with what we have there (for a while) might at least have a positive
impact on the environment. At this point, we are moving forward with
plans to expand the upcoming Art-a-thon’s satellite component
that was pioneered many years ago by our dear teaching artist friend Luned Palmer who began celebrating her birthday with a small art-making gathering in her east coast home.
Stay tuned. The Art-a-thon may have a drive-by component for those who would like to pick up free supplies. You can make art from home and/or encourage others by showing your support (and your art!) online: ArtSeed’s 12th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon (Saturday, April 25th, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) has an online fundraising site called Mightycause.