Wreath Making Fun and Year End Countdown

As you celebrate this time of gift giving with your family and friends, please remember to add ArtSeed to your list and make a tax-deductible donation by December 31st.

Your timely contribution will improve our 2014 financial picture and help ArtSeed close a narrow funding gap, finishing the year with a minimum annual income total  required by most grantors. Even a modest gift from you could help put us over this important threshold, allowing us to have access to larger funds needed to serve more children.

Your donations are critical in helping ArtSeed continue its mission of connecting the most resourceful and gifted with the youngest and most vulnerable citizens of the Bay Area and beyond. Celebrate the season, honor a loved one, or commemorate ArtSeed’s fifteenth anniversary with a gift of any size and help carry the momentum from this year into 2015!

Thanks again for your generous support of our efforts.

 With Gratitude,

Josefa Vaughan, Founding Artist
Executive Director, ArtSeed


We would like thank everyone who came out to join us at the Presidio Wreath Making Workshop last weekend. The event was a huge success; we had overflow crowds Saturday and Sunday, and a great time was had by all. We would also like to thank the Presidio Trust for sponsoring this event and asking us to partner with them for the second straight year. A special thanks goes out to Margaret Casey, Amy Deck, Allison Stone, Junior Rocha, Sal Gonzalez, Ellen McKinstry, Katy Thompson, Susan Abu-Shumays, Jeff Wright, Sam Clinton, and others at the Presidio Trust. Big applause to Bay View YMCA faculty Michael Bennett and Rachel Siatoto who, in collaboration with the Presidio Trust, arranged to provide lunch and PresidioGo shuttle transportation to and from the park’s events for families in Bay View Hunters Point.

We aslo want to recognize the ArtSeed artists and volunteers who contributed their time; ArtSeed’s Studio Practice Cottage Artist-in-Residence lead artist Jan Van Buyten, along with Tim Abeta, Edna Arterberry, Melinda Costello, Mark Harris, Jade K., Kathryn Kain, Meg Poli, June Lee, Margaret Ma, Andrew P., Megumi Poli, William Scott, Velvet Van Bueren, Maximilien Volckaert, and Jade and Andrew from the ArtSeed Youth Council. This was truly a collaborative effort; we couldn’t have done it without your help. Great job! Click here to see photos from the event on Flickr.

Big Grateful Pumpkin Hugs from the Presidio Trust and ArtSeed!

Upcoming Event (Free. You are Invited!):

Saturday, November 15:

Meet & Greet Letter of Appeal Mailing Party ArtSeed Office, 1007 General Kennedy Ave., The Presidio’s Thoreau Center, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Pot-Luck finger-food and drinks.

For building entry call Josefa at 415-656-9849.

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Save These Dates! (Free. You are Invited!):

Friday, December 5:

Presidio Holiday Lights – ArtSeed Card-making at the YMCA after Festive Tree-lighting (Lincoln Blvd near ArtSeed’s office, btwn Thoreau Center and Main Post), 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, December 13 &14:

ArtSeed Artists lead a Field & Forest Wreath & Garland Workshop hosted by The Presidio Trust, Pershing Square, Presidio Main Post, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 13:

ArtSeed Holiday Celebration at ArtSeed’s Studio Practice Cottage, Pot-Luck finger-food and drinks. (654 28th St. btwn Diamond and Douglass Sts, SF), 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.



Big thanks to the Presidio Trust Crew: Margaret Casey, JR Rocha, Sal Gonzalez, Jeff Wright, and others plus ArtSeed Volunteers who helped Lead Artists Kathryn Kain and Shiri Mordechay at the Presidio Pumpkin Carving Festival! Tim Abeyta, Jan Van Buyten, Michelle Hood, Chloe Knox, Christine Le, Paul Long, Margaret Ma, Golbanou Moghaddas, Barbra Richardson, Kevin Zhou and Roxie Zigman. You kept it clean, safe, and inspired!

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Click here or more Pumpkin Fest Photos!

Open Studios Participants: Joseph Aponte and collaborator Topher Maka, Students at Leola Havard Early Education School, SF Public Montessori School, ArtSeed Summer Intensive, Andrea Rey, Caroline Liddell, Mark Harris, Dina K., Sydney V. B. and volunteers: Renata Damone, Jeske D., Chloe Knox, Margaret Ma, Debbie Ray (Debbie spent major time as host both days!) Thank you! Click here to see photos by Trey Houston!


For more information (or if you get lost) call: Josefa: 415-656-9849

ArtSeed’s Office: 415-409-1761

Visit: www.artseed.org  or Email:  josefa@artseed.org


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This year’s ArtSeed projects are supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state
agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. While we are very grateful for the generous donations from our major donors above, ArtSeed is also funded in large part by individual gifts and volunteer time from family and friends like you. Modest gifts continue to be our base of support and are essential to our success–thank you!  Click to see a full list of sponsors and in-kind donors (and please do call us if you see that any names are missing).

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.