Anonymous ArtSeed Student, “Snuggling Family of Snakes” 2019 (Remnant Bin Find 2020) 

ArtSeed New Year’s Eve Celebration 
4-6 p.m. Pacific time, Thursday, December 31, 2020

Come join us for live music, friendly faces (invite a loved one!), to relax and share stories while staying safe through our online event. Click here to access our Google Meet link. 

Let ArtSeed assist you in honoring a friend or commemorating a milestone. You can also find out what ArtSeed has been up to and what you can do to help us continue our work. Check out ArtSeed’s 2020 Annual Letter 

Please help us reach our fundraising goals by donating here. 

Betzy and Mara Moreno Gonzales. “Homemade chessboard – Virus vs. Masks.” ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive. 2020.

Amity G. (9) ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive. 2020. 

Sophie B., “Migrants.” Bas Relief ceramic. 2018.  

ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project

ArtSeed is selling and sharing art supplies and other surplus equipment to support local artists and families sheltering at home and to expand the impact of our distance learning program.

Support ArtSeed through purchases of selected books, furniture, electronics, artworks, and specialty craft materials. Get involved and receive valuable gifts for yourself or loved ones during the holiday season! Looking for something specific? Want to help with this project? Please contact jax@artseed.org, and copy josefa@artseed.org.

While they last, get your FREE individually boxed picture frames from the Gallery of Building 101 at the Hunters Point Shipyard by contacting sam@artseed.org or you can arrange for pick-up at Golden State Art located in South San Francisco.

ArtSeed Spotlights Glenn Berry’s Legacy Gift 

Glenn Berry, “Cocytus.” 32” x 48” acrylic on board, 1991.

ArtSeed recognizes Glenn Berry who was a nationally recognized painter and a founding father of Humboldt State University’s Art Department from Glendale, California. He was known for his pursuit of narrative images including faceless figures who explore the landscape, symbolizing the process rather than the end result. In 2016, Glenn’s niece, Cherie Evans, gave ArtSeed his “Cocytus”, a major piece that you can see above. You can see more of his artwork on his website or read his obituary. This work, along with other Legacy Gifts, is for sale in the ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project.

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!


Summer Intensive Presenter and ArtSeed Co-founder: Marissa Kunz

While at the Art Institute, I was inspired to work with young artists after volunteering with Josefa Vaughan in Hunter’s Point public schools and community centers. I am a founding member of ArtSeed and spent many years as an ArtSeed teaching artist and Board member.” — Marissa
See Marissa Kunz’s Presenter Packet

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

Working with ArtSeed has been an absolute joy. Josefa’s energy and passion is tangible wherever you turn – in the office, the classroom, on field trips, and especially alongside young children. The number and quality of resources – both artists and artistic supplies – that Art Seed’s programs provide are the kindling to inspire young artists and propel them to careers in art. Art Seed’s style of apprenticeship teaching should be available to students throughout the nation.” — Leah Bedoian

In the past I was a participant in ArtSeed’s Summer Intensive program, and fell in love with the program. Since then I’ve helped set up exhibits with Josefa and other volunteers, and had the honor of being on ArtSeed’s Youth Council. ArtSeed has really helped me understand and see what it’s like to organize and run a business especially in these uncertain times.” — Bailey Drenik

ArtSeed Programs 2020-2021 THIS IS WHAT ARTSEED DOES: 

1. Seasonal Public ArtSeed Events:
13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon, Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Summer Fine Arts Intensive, Monday – Friday, July 12 – 30, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibitions, Open Studios, and Online (Almost Free) Store:
a. Shop & Share Project aims to get studio supplies and equipment to artists in need.
b. Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery, September 3, 2020 – Ongoing display of art from programs, featured artists, legacy art and includes documentation of:
c. Only Zombies Race to Mass Extinction! In Real Life (IRL) Tides Converge Annual, September 3 – December 31, 2020 (Presidio venue follows Health Orders)

2. Year-long ArtSeed Apprenticeships / Internships / Mentorships:
(Online with IRL 1:1, distancing / outdoors consistent with Health Orders.)
Jax Puliatti, EcoArts Administrative Apprentice, Shop & Share Project
Dina Kharag, Communications Associate Intern, Administrative Outreach & Archives
Sam Kuang, Hunters Point Studio Resident Artist Apprentice, IT/Applied Arts Projects
Aberswyth Van Beuren, Administrative Assistant Intern, Video Conferencing/Website
Peter Li, CA Lawyers for the Arts Intern, Virtual Exhibition Installation & Captions
Saloni Sharma, CA Lawyers for the Arts Apprentice, Publicity & Animation Projects
Berit Sandvig, University of San Francisco Intern, Art History & Lesson Planning
Bailey Drenik, ArtSeed Youth Council, Collaborative Artmaking & Presentation

3. ArtSeed Arts Education Projects (include Public Events and Mentorship opportunities):
Weekly Online Sessions – Click here to access our Google Meet link. 
Sunday & Thursday, 2 – 3 p.m. Art Share & Capacity / Brainstorming for all ages.
Tuesday 2 – 5 p.m. Art Lessons & Online Projects for mature kids and teens.
Friday 1 – 2 p.m. Veterans’ Art Lab with ArtSeed
In Real Life (IRL) ArtSeed Presidio WorkSpaces and partnerships (ArtSeed is compliant with Health Orders, 1:1, distancing / outdoors by appointment: josefa@artseed.org, 415-656-9849)

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY & ARTS EDUCATION GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Traditional and Experimental Approaches: Utilize professional artists and archival materials (media that are intended to survive into the future as works of art or as documentation of the creative process.) Use knowledge of classical and indigenous art to inform innovative application of new media and technologies.

One-to-one Learning Emphasis: Address students’ individual interests and learning styles, even when classrooms become safe, asking teachers, parents and assistants to use the apprenticeship model.

CA State Content Standards for the Arts and Project-based Teaching: Design projects that use sequential standards-based development of ideas through collaborative brainstorming, planning and team implementation with outcomes that culminate in public presentation and individual recognition.

Interdisciplinary Approach: Show how concepts and disciplines learned in the arts can be utilized to excel in other fields and professions, and vice-versa. Combine practical application of both fundamental academic knowledge and creative exploration to illuminate and build interest in other fields of knowledge and skills.

Introduction of New Ideas: Introduce students to ideas and skills that stretch assumptions about what children can and cannot understand, appreciate, or master. Include cultural history, current events, critical thinking, and techniques for rendering nature, expressing human emotions, or processing information.

ArtSeed Mission Statement: ArtSeed’s mission is to connect the most resourceful and gifted with the youngest and most vulnerable citizens of the Bay Area and beyond through projects that explore links between classical and cutting-edge fine arts disciplines. We do not discriminate on the basis of any disability, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, political party, economic background, national or ethnic origin.

Please help us reach our fundraising goals by donating here. 

    

Happy Thanksgiving!
Let ArtSeed assist you in honoring a friend, commemorating a milestone,
or seeing a loved one. Here’s how!

ArtSeed Shop & Share Project

ArtSeed is selling and sharing art supplies and other surplus equipment to support local artists and families sheltering at home and to expand the impact of our distance learning program.

Support ArtSeed through purchases of selected books, furniture, electronics, artworks, and specialty craft materials. Get involved and receive valuable gifts for yourself or loved ones during the holiday season! Looking for something specific? Want to help with this project? Please contact jax@artseed.org, and copy josefa@artseed.org.

While they last, get your FREE individually boxed picture frames from the Gallery of Building 101 at the Hunters Point Shipyard by contacting sam@artseed.org or you can arrange for pick-up at Golden State Art located in South San Francisco.

Remote Volunteer Work Sessions and Art Lessons! 
To join our video sessions click here for Tuesday Lessons: 2-5 p.m.
Thursday Brainstorming & Storytelling: 2-3 p.m. (Yes, even on Thanksgiving!)
& Sunday Artist Talks: 2-3 p.m.

Royce Harris Vaughn
ArtSeed’s Legacy Campaign spotlights founding members of ArtSeed’s Legacy Society, which began with Michelle Vignes’ gift of her house. This cottage became San Francisco’s only live-in artist residency program that also hosted students in the 2014 Summer Intensive period. On our field trip, we walked nearby to visit Royce Vaughn, an extraordinary African American artist and community activist still making art in what was to be the last year of his life. His widow and publicist, Judy Vaughn, gave us his art supplies, studio furniture, and more recently four large portraits of historic Black Statesmen to be used in an upcoming silent auction to benefit ArtSeed programs.

Watch Royce’s film “The Afro American Thing” (1968) Part 1 & Part 2
Click to read about Royce Harris Vaughn in the News
Click to read Judy Vaughn’s Obituary for Royce

Big Thanks to the California Arts Council and the Sam Mazza Foundation for sponsoring the exhibition and the Summer Intensive Camp!  We are also grateful to Tina Cervin, David Gavrich & Chris Hiller, and Tony & Caroline Grant.

2019 Outline of Activities

2019-2020 Programs News Release

ArtSeed Programs Flickr Photos: 
View 2020 Summer Intensive Week One / Two / Three and our Participant List
2020 Summer Intensive Calendar of Activities

Want to be a presenter? Make a document following these guidelines.
Send the document to both josefa@artseed.org & jennifer@artseed.org. Useful to anyone interested in teaching or learning with youngsters stuck at home.
Presenters Packets & ArtSeed Lesson Plan Videos!