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Fall 2006 NewsletterDear Family, Friends,
Artists, Students, Patrons, Mentors, Advisors and Volunteers in the Arts,

Thank you for helping to make another wonderful year
happen!

What’s been going on? Lots!

Exhibitions: Forming ArtSeed, Burnett CDC

June 15-August 11, 2006

ArtSeed’s Brown Bag Panel Discussion at the Thoreau Center on June 14 was a delightful and
informative prelude to Forming ArtSeed, our Gallery Exhibition and
Reception
at the Thoreau Center. The exhibition, curated by Marissa Kunz, was a celebratory retrospective
gleaning from over five years of
incredible output from past and present volunteer artists, mentoring artists
and youngsters who have made a difference in each other’s lives through this
organization. The exhibition reiterated our founding mission of “radical inclusivity” as works from
established artists to nascent ones were juxtaposed.

Also of
note: Hundreds of ArtSeed students from Burnett Child Development Center
(CDC) in Bayview Hunters Point
who received weekly art classes including those
from our partner Project Spera (now called
World Savvy)
had their work displayed at the exhibition, Peace & Conflict.
Their Money Make-over installations were also at view at SomArts
and Crissy Field Center. Way to go!

The ArtSeed Dance-a-thon and Movement Education
Project

April 19, 2006

The ArtSeed
Dance-A-Thon and Movement Education Project, honoring Remy Charlip, was a
blast! The Presidio Dance
Theater hosted this fundraiser and education event, which consisted of music,
dance instruction and lots of pledge-driven marathon dancing from
10am-midnight. Each hour our tireless dancers were treated to dance
instruction from volunteer teachers that ranged from Butoh to Hip Hop. Stay
tuned and join us for our 2007 Dance-a-thon!

Young Artists at Work Program

This
year, ArtSeed conducted an unusual series of classes for the Young Artists
at Work Program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Lead by Josefa Vaughan with assistance from Claire Yeoman, this year-long oil
self-portraiture program for high school students combined traditions from
the past with today’s new media and pop-culture. Students examined the
effects of self-image pursuits on character development, cultural values and
politics. Guest artists included Lynn Hershman, Claire Bain, Matt Boris,
Annette Tisdale, and Marissa Kunz. The portraits were a big hit at Forming
ArtSeed!

ArtSeed Summer Intensive Camp

June 2006

ArtSeed’s field-trip-based weeklong
Summer Intensive Camp started every morning from the Burnett CDC and moved on to the beautiful
Presidio including Baker Beach, Crissy Field and wooded trails. The Intensive
gave ten students an opportunity to study and explore nature and art
alongside five
artists. Students also made prints with Artist Juan Fuentes at the Mission
Cultural Center

and did Kung Fu with Justin Hoover. On the last day the summer campers exploded a
surprise-filled piñata at the San Francisco Art Institute with Anastasia Schipari and celebrated their
accomplishments with a Burnett reception and a mini-exhibition of their
artwork that was made with teaching artist, Marissa Kunz.

ArtSeed People Making Things Happen!

Congratulations to this year’s formal
Apprenticeship pairs including Mentoring Artists Gabrielle Thormann and
Tim Armstrong
who
worked with ArtSeed Apprentices Kali Mobley and Stacy Thomas. Congratulations also to ArtSeed’s “mayor,” William
Scott
, who took
NYC by storm with shows of his work at White Columns and The Armory International
Art Fair!
This
coming school year ArtSeed is happy to welcome new mentoring artists: Beau Casey and Andrea Rey.
Kudos to financial team: Justin
Hoover, Joan Nelson, and Allerton
Steele
who
overhauled our accounting with advisors Bob Stenson and Jay Pidto.

You Can Help Us Grow

You may have noticed our improved e-mail system. We’ve also made it easier for you to help us – simply click the link below and send us a donation with our new online form.

ArtSeed is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in
California. Gifts from U.S. donors are tax deductible and are an essential
part of our operation. Thank you!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Oct 5
–
1st
Thursday Gallery Walk, Geary & Grant Sts. 5:30-7:30pm, Start @ Gallery
Paule Anglim.

Oct
7-8 –

ArtSeed Mentoring Artist, Andrea Rey, Open Studio, Go to andrearey.com for more
info.

Oct 28-29
–
ArtSeed’s
Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard Open Studios, Sat.& Sun. 11am-6pm

Nov 4
–
World
Savvy Jam Session, Cell Space, 12:30-4:30pm, ArtSeed Youth Council
collaboration

Nov 17
–
ArtSeed Board
Meeting
, Thoreau
Center, 1014 Torney, Friday, 6-8pm

Dec. 8– ArtSeed at World Savvy Zeum
Exhibition Reception, worldsavvy.org

Dec 9
–
Soiree!
Major ArtSeed Sponsors at Justin’s Pacific Heights home. RSVP: 415-561-7892

Happy
Birthdays!

Oct 10
–Steven Froman (Anna-Lisa, our President’s husband), Nov 11 –
Kali Mobley, Apprentice. Plus, Artists and Board Members: Dec 3 –
Justin Hoover, Dec 5- Marissa Kunz, (Co-founder).

Big thanks to: Major
funding from Karl Kunz and also from
the San Francisco Education Fund
combined with substantial gifts from The Terzian Family & The Point
at Hunters Point Shipyard
, The Wells Fargo Foundation, Anna-Lisa
and Steven Froman
and the Shipyard
Trust for the Arts
along with all of
you ArtSeed clients, family, and friends who gave time, lent expertise and
wrote checks so generously
.

Looking forward to
taking great leaps with you in this exciting new season I remain blessed to be,

Yours,

Josefa Vaughan,
ArtSeed Co-founding Artist and Executive
Director

April 6, 2006

Dear Family, Friends, Artists, Students, Patrons, Mentors, Advisors and Volunteers in the Arts,

What’s coming up next?

The ArtSeed Dance-A-Thon and Movement Education Project is ready for you! The wonderful Presidio Dance Theater (for directions go to http://www.ppaf-sf.org) will host the event, which will consist of music, dancing and dance instruction from 10am-midnight on Saturday April 29th. Get involved in the event by sending an email to dance@artseed.org with your contact information, or go online to register pledges at www.artseed.org (look for “Dance-A-Thon” under “announcements”). The Dance-A-Thon Kick-off Potluck Picnic Party is Saturday, April 8, 1-4pm on the lawn behind our office. We’ll see you there!

What else are we doing?

This year, ArtSeed is conducting an unusual series of classes for the Young Artists at Work Program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Lead by Josefa Vaughan, this year- long program exposes high school students to the history and fundamental techniques of classical oil self-portraiture taught as an exercise in perception that challenges preconceived or conditioned assumptions about who we are. This program encourages students to combine traditions from the past with today’s pop-culture to examine the effects of self-image pursuits on character development, cultural values and politics. Guest artists include Lynn Hershman, Claire Bain, Matt Boris, Annette Tisdale, and Marissa Kunz. ArtSeed’s elementary school aged apprentices and Burnett Child Development Center students have also been introduced to identity issues by making representations of their own currency. These were on display December 10, 2005 in a Project Spera exhibition at Somarts. Our installation was such a hit we are invited to show part of it at the Crissy Field Visitor Center through April 2006. Just a short walk from our office, check this work out when you come to the April 8 Potluck Picnic!

Please Mark Your Calendars for upcoming ArtSeed events for 2006!

 

  • Saturday, April 8, 1-4pm: The Dance-A-Thon Kick-off Potluck Picnic Party at the Thoreau Center back yard
  • Saturday, April 19 10am- Midnight: The Dance-A-Thon and Movement Education Project at the Presidio Dance Theater,
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7: ArtSeed’s Spring Open Studio, Bayview Hunters Point Navy Shipyard
  • Wednesday, May 10, 5:30-7:30: San Francisco Education Fund Spring Showcase, featuring ArtSeed at North Light Court, City Hall
  • Wednesday, June 14, 12:30-1:30pm: Brown Bag Panel Discussion at the Thoreau Center
  • Thursday, June 15, 5-7pm: Thoreau Center Gallery Exhibition and Reception at the Thoreau Center
  • June 19-23: Summer Intensive Camp at the Burnett Child Development Center
  • Sunday, August 13: Young Artists at Work Self Portraits Culminating Installation Reception, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

 

Congratulations to ArtSeed’s newest formal Apprenticeship pairs including mentoring artists Gabrielle Thormann and Tim Armstrong who are working with ArtSeed Apprentices Kali Mobley and Stacey Thomas. Because of Creative Growth fans, ArtSeed’s “mayor”, William Scott, took NYC by storm with shows of his work at White Columns and The Armory International Art Fair

Can you believe it? We are finally settled into a brand new office in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, right next door to LucasFilm in the beautiful Presidio! Because of your continued gifts of time, money and expertise, ArtSeed now is at home with a family of other nonprofits. Thank you so much! The Bay Area’s most challenged families now have access to new facilities and services in a fantastic resort community. Please come and visit your new retreat! For more information about Tides Shared Spaces visit www.thoreau.org.
New Phone: 415-561-7892
New Mailing Address: P.O. Box 29277 San Francisco, CA 94129-0277
Visitors & Express Mail: ArtSeed, 1012 Torney Ave. at Lincoln Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94129, (Lombard St. & Presidio Blvd. feed into Lincoln Blvd.)
Map available at http://www.thoreau.org/Location/mapdir.html (We are in the top (eastern most) “prong” of an E-shaped building by the former “Letterman Hospital”)
Driving Directions: Enter the Presidio via Lombard St. entrance or Presidio Blvd. After passing the visitor info station, park in the parking lot on your right. Enter Building 1014 for the Thoreau Gallery and Tides Inc. daytime reception desk for ArtSeed. Evenings or weekends knock on 1012 Torney (French doors, right side of the building). If the front lot is full or for wheelchair access take an immediate right off Lincoln on to Girard & do the same on Edie. Turn right into the parking lot behind our building. Enter either door.

Board of Directors: Matt Boriskin, Anna-Lisa Froman, Justin Hoover, Marissa Kunz, Diane Scarritt, and Josefa Vaughan,
Advisory Board: Edna Arterberry, Julie Blankenship, Charles Boone, Beth Grinberg, Cris Larson CPA, Richard Mitchell A. Robin Ordin, Laetitia Sonami, Leo Steinberg, Lydia Titcomb, Michelle Vignes, Gabriela Falcao Vieira, Ann Wettrich, Allison Wyckoff, Arwen & Heather Vaughan
Youth Council: Steven Chin, Dana Flores, Brandon Jones, and Christina Oatfield

ArtSeed is a volunteer-based nonprofit public charity with a mission to inspire and empower all people to realize their fullest potential and bring diverse communities together through innovative collaborative fine arts projects, classroom arts integration and long-term artist/youth apprenticeships.