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SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits

 241 North Cambridge Street
 Orange, CA 92866
[P] (714) 225-5695
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http://seedsfineart.org/
[email protected]
Denise Kufus Weyhrich
FOUNDED: 2004
INCORPORATED: 2018
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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 82-4347728 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

   Seeds Fine Art Exhibits’ mission is to serve our neighbors by transforming galleries into sacred spaces.

   We do this by unearthing the finest unsung contemporary artists of our time and compellingly presenting a visual narrative that addresses core issues concerning all humanity.

   Our exhibits always have a central theme, which invites contemplation of “that something other” than the purely physical world, beyond science and intellect.  Mysterious, awe-inspiring and beautiful, it points us to humanity’s ultimate meaning.

   Much of our mission serves solitary artists in their studios or homes, encouraging them in their creative quests. Offering national exhibits of the finest quality, we bring the best of contemporary art up close and personal.

 

Mission Statement

   Seeds Fine Art Exhibits’ mission is to serve our neighbors by transforming galleries into sacred spaces.

   We do this by unearthing the finest unsung contemporary artists of our time and compellingly presenting a visual narrative that addresses core issues concerning all humanity.

   Our exhibits always have a central theme, which invites contemplation of “that something other” than the purely physical world, beyond science and intellect.  Mysterious, awe-inspiring and beautiful, it points us to humanity’s ultimate meaning.

   Much of our mission serves solitary artists in their studios or homes, encouraging them in their creative quests. Offering national exhibits of the finest quality, we bring the best of contemporary art up close and personal.

 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
Projected Revenue $25,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • SEEDS Education Program
  • SEEDS Internship Program
  • SEEDLINGS - Emerging Artist Mentorship
  • CORE Salon: Artists Banquet - bi-annual

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Overview


Mission Statement

   Seeds Fine Art Exhibits’ mission is to serve our neighbors by transforming galleries into sacred spaces.

   We do this by unearthing the finest unsung contemporary artists of our time and compellingly presenting a visual narrative that addresses core issues concerning all humanity.

   Our exhibits always have a central theme, which invites contemplation of “that something other” than the purely physical world, beyond science and intellect.  Mysterious, awe-inspiring and beautiful, it points us to humanity’s ultimate meaning.

   Much of our mission serves solitary artists in their studios or homes, encouraging them in their creative quests. Offering national exhibits of the finest quality, we bring the best of contemporary art up close and personal.

 


Background Statement

  Our founders are curators Cindi Zech Rhodes and Denise Kufus Weyhrich. Since 1980 these two artists have worked in So CA. Cindi Rhodes’ professional graphic design experience is with the high end corporate and entertainment industry, with Bass/Yager and SONY. After years of teaching art, Denise Weyhrich, at Chapman University, was the founding professor of the BFA GD program for 12 years and has been establishing service organizations in So CA.

   Seeds desires to change the fine art world by providing assistance to artists by exhibiting their personal artworks and creating exhibits of hope. Seeds lives with the artists and is constantly asked to assist universities and museums in providing exhibits and resources. Seeds is an international visual arts movement, providing curated exhibits free of charge, open to the public with school tours, artist support assistance, artist talks and catalogues.

History

  • Permanent Exhibits: Concordia University Irvine, Grimm Hall Buildings
  • “Lessons Learned Wisdom Gained”
  • “God’s Cross Cultural Purpose”
  • “Masterpieces Print Works”- Rembrandt, Dali, Chagall
  • "Epitaphs-what dreams may come" The Inland Empire Museum of Art, and BIOLA University 2016-2017
  • “The Last Word" Pacific Theater, Hollywood California 2012
  • “Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life & Faith” Chapter “Turning Two cracked Pots…”
  • PASSIONATE PLAY EXHIBIT Orange CA 2011
  • “DARK INHERITANCE - purposeful dislocation” BIOLA University & Palos Verdes Art Center 2010 – 2011
  • “VOICES” 2010 OC
  • “ACTIONS” 2009 OC
  • “Succour- the gift of support and solace” The Crystal Cathedral 2009 & St John’s Lutheran 2008
  • SEEDS at SADDLEBACK CHURCH 2008 Conference
  • “Out of the Ashes” St John’s Lutheran OC 2007 Honoring artists recently deceased
  • “Who do you say that I am?” Cornerstone Festival –Illinois 2007
  • “Dawn to Dawn...journeys through pain to freedom” Midland Lutheran College, Nebraska,
  • Capistrano Calvary Chapel, Capistrano Beach CA, California Baptist University, Riverside CA, Concordia University Irvine, CA, St John’s Lutheran Church & School, Orange CA 9/06 - 7/07
  • Graceworks Kenya Benefit Exhibit 2006 for aids orphans in Kenya
  • “Confessing Tongues” Concordia University Irvine & St John’s Lutheran 2005
  • “God, Creation & Man” Bluebird Gallery, Whittier CA 2005
  • “Such as These- God revealed through children” & CHOC Fundraiser Garden Gallery, Orange 2005
  • “God revealed through Nature” 2004
  • “Messages of Worldwide Hope -God revealed through different cultures” 2004

Impact Statement

Since 2004, Seeds Fine Art Exhibits has provided 29 exhibitions to the public. 

Over the years we have enlarged our personnel to six and have continued our 14 year tradition of nurturing interns, enabling us to host our CORE Artists Fellowship Gathering, network with local galleries and museums and support local university arts programs.

Our Seedling Emerging Artists Mentorship program successfully matches up professional artists with emerging artists and assists in job placement. Our research leads us to many local art communities, educational institutions, artist's studios, galleries/museums and monthly Art Walks.  Looking for artists and locations to travel our exhibits, we are constantly exploring contemporary museums/galleries all over the United States, Baja California and Europe.

We want to transform our local museum environments in Orange County with our exhibitions before traveling them. These exhibits include a local celebrity lifetime retrospective and an exhibit of polarized viewpoints that survey a question concerning all humanity. We will continue our Art Education Programs in the form of docent tours and integrative collaborative art projects within the school districts. Our Orange County fine artists will increase their exposure across the nation and we hope to increase their personal art sales and notoriety as well.

Needs Statement

Armed with three exhibits ready to go and a history of 10 years of living out of the family cookie jars, SEEDS needs help moving out to a larger audience. We have community events, happenings and art education programs, and catalogues planned to go along with each exhibit. We seek sponsorships to fund these programmatic elements. In order to bring these dreams to reality, salaries for additional part-time staff need to be funded.  Also, SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits’ aging technology and website need to be replaced soon, to keep us in front of our audiences.  We estimate that each exhibit will have expenses of $50,000, for which we seek underwriting.

We would also value introductions to our local contemporary art museums as we search for appropriate venues for our exhibitions. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents are always needed during exhibits. Donations of air miles, gas cards and Apple products such as iPhones, iPads, MacBook Pros, etc. would also help greatly to move us on to the next level.

 


CEO Statement

  

Armed with three exhibits ready to go and a history of 10 years of living out of the family cookie jars, SEEDS needs help moving out to a larger audience. We have community events, happenings and art education programs, and catalogues planned to go along with each exhibit. We seek sponsorships to fund these programmatic elements. In order to bring these dreams to reality, salaries for additional part-time staff need to be funded. Also, SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits’ aging technology and website need to be replaced soon, to keep us in front of our audiences. We estimate that each exhibit will have expenses of $50,000, for which we seek underwriting.

We would also value introductions to our local contemporary art museums as we search for appropriate venues for our exhibitions. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents are always needed during exhibits. Donations of air miles, gas cards and Apple products such as iPhones, iPads, MacBook Pros, etc. would also help greatly to move us on to the next level.

Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations to support artists with Seeds Fine Art Exhibits may be given by check, EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), Credit/Debit Card, Paypal or Square. Monthly sustaining donors hold a special place in our hearts and are invited to our annual artists' gathering event. It is fast and easy to donate by phone, credit/debit card, Square or PayPal. Stocks, air miles, fine artworks, professional services, property or assets, art supplies, media, computers, printers, phones, phone service, vehicles, gas cards, business supplies and gifts in-kind donations are also creative ways to further our mission and are cheerfully accepted. (Seed Fine Art exhibits is a dba of Terra Arts Foundation) We nurture ongoing relationships with our volunteer interns and welcome any and all with like passions for artists and community. Contact us via our website at www.seedsfineart.org

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
North Orange County
South Orange County
West Orange County
Because we are located in Southern California we work collaboratively with universities, galleries, museums, artists and arts organizations in the immediate area. Many of our exhibits premier in Southern California and then travel throughout the Untied States to serve many civic centers.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Art Museums
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts & Culture
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Services

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Programs


SEEDS Education Program

In 2004 we started our education programs with our first exhibit. We have consistently maintained annual gallery presentations to the school children and university students wherever we are. At the elementary level Seeds conducts many of the students very first gallery tour experience, instructing them on gallery safety while talking about “what they see” and giving curatorial talks.   At the universities, Seeds becomes a part of the university community as we work with students in installing the exhibitions and events, along with participating in symposiums, lecture panels, and gallery tours. Those times working in the gallery often lead to involvement in our Mentorship Program, Internship Program or both.
Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Our education program became a tradition and a part of the academic year at St John’s Lutheran School, Orange, and for 10 exhibits were asked to return with our gallery education program. The faculty of the school chose to attend with every class of the school attending. At the Palos Verdes Art Center, the docents told the museum director that they received tremendous feedback from the teachers and this SEEDS exhibit was the best experience. That same museum director is excited to have SEEDS come to his other gallery and continue our education program.
Program Long-Term Success  Annually from 2004 - 2011 at St John’s Lutheran Church and School, (which is the nation's largest Lutheran school of 800 students) we hosted a week of interactive tours for all 1st-8th grade students. We incorporated interactive art projects, artists talks and Q&A sessions.  At PVAC, Seeds was invited to tour every 4th grade class in the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District and conduct classroom art projects based on our exhibit theme “Dark Inheritance”. The outcomes of these programs were outstanding as each student completed an art project which had a spiritual/emotional response from their gallery experience. When we are exhibiting at the university level, we conduct artists’ lectures in the gallery or lecture halls for the students.
Program Success Monitored By  Our greatest record is the feedback provided and as other organizations increases our reputation of “providing a meaningful gallery experience”. All these have been covered by the press, university newspapers and community art reviews.
Examples of Program Success  We have had an average of 800 students per year per exhibit visit and participate in SEEDS Education Programs.

SEEDS Internship Program

With the two founding curators’ collective 70 years of professional and professorial experience, the SEEDS Internship has been at the heart of our commitment to the arts and artist community, both in the academic world and “real world.” Our collaborative history with many of the university art departments in Southern California makes this opportunity wonderful for us and our interns. Our eight interns have come from six universities infusing SEEDS with ethnic cultures, languages, insights and their social media savvy. In our travels to artists’ studios, galleries, arts events...our interns are involved with every aspect of our work and invited to join in with all their skills and opinions. These SEEDS internships are life changing experiences. SEEDS has opened the door for these students and prepared them for graduation. Once these amazing individuals graduate, we continue to mentor them as “SEEDLINGS” through their life in the transition from student to working professional.


Budget  $2,500.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists' Services
Population Served Adults Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated US& International
Program Short-Term Success 

100% of our interns completed their semester and two chose to continue to assist SEEDS with a second semester and another with a full year. As one intern was in her graduating semester, her internship prepared her through her entire interview process, resume writing and with letters of recommendation to open doors for her to seek her first teaching position. She continues to co-direct the Art Department at Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine, California, since she was hired as their art teacher.


Program Long-Term Success 

Having founded the Internship program for Chapman University Graphic Design BFA Program, SEEDS co-founder Denise Weyhrich had 12 years of instructing interns and developing the course with great success of job placement, and 100% of students completed their course. These successes are reflected in that each of our eight female interns have completed their degrees and after graduation started their careers as artists and/or art teachers.


Program Success Monitored By 

As we work weekly with our interns by our sides, we are in constant contact with them. SEEDS has been the beneficiary of these direct results in all their projects from web page to assisting with gallery installations and the research for mounting our exhibitions. We work individually with each young woman to develop a program that fits her talents, skills and goals. It is a personal program that is customized to each individual’s needs.


Examples of Program Success 

Our SEEDS Intern artists have graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the following universities:

3 from Biola University, California

2 from Midland University, Nebraska

1 from Concordia University, Irvine, California

Our 2013 Intern has completed her internship and is currently enrolled at Concordia University Seward, Nebraska

Our current intern already has her BA degree and is currently serving apart from a university program.



SEEDLINGS - Emerging Artist Mentorship

Seeds Fine Art Exhibits has been mentoring young artists since day one.  It is a natural progression after searching out exceptional talent to nurture and mentor these gifted young people.  Our desire is to love these artists by serving them and helping them to flourish in their fields. Depending on the media or conceptual direction, we match emerging artists with established professional artists as mentors and include them in our CORE Salon introducing them to established artists.


Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists-in-Residence
Population Served Adults Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated US& International
Program Short-Term Success 

In the short term, we have already placed an emerging artist from a college in south Orange County into two part-time teaching positions with universities in Los Angeles County, and matched her with an established studio mate in North Orange County.  This SEEDLING has taken off!


Program Long-Term Success 

Long term success would be to see a spirit of collaboration and generosity among artists, and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships that will last the length of their careers.  SEEDS desires to build bridges between artists that will result in a nourishing community.


Program Success Monitored By 

We measure success anecdotally by the professional and personal advancement achieved by our SEEDLINGS. Because of our limitations of time and space - and the investments of time and passion that each recruit requires we are only able to handle a few SEEDLINGS at a time.  If we were able to operate on a more full time basis, as a result of additional funding, we could certainly further the work and careers of more emerging artists.


Examples of Program Success 

We have been working with one artist for three years in her development through her graduate work.  She has now been placed into a studio space and also in two part-time teaching positions.



CORE Salon: Artists Banquet - bi-annual

The Seeds Fine Art Exhibits program "CORE Salon - Artists Banquet" serves professional artists in Orange County and beyond.  Artists meet for dinner and critique of current artworks.  This is our way of connecting the usually solitary community of fine artists in our area, with the intent to collaborate and build relationships among disparate groups.  SEEDS feels that this particular group of individuals has been undervalued and hidden from view.  These incredibly gifted artists need a platform in which they can be seen and heard.


Budget  $6,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists' Services
Population Served Adults Other Named Groups General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

Short term success has already born fruit in our upcoming exhibit "Striving with the Divine" in which each artist has become familiar with the other's work and is creating brand new artworks to the subject that dialogs with the other.


Program Long-Term Success 

Long term success could be viewed by increased collaboration in our local art communities of individuals, increasing trust and mutual respect among each other to share and help each other and collaborate in mutually beneficial projects.


Program Success Monitored By 

Artist Salons are convened bi-annually; we measure success by growth in selected artists, attendance and survey feedback.


Examples of Program Success 

Our artists tell us that the quality of their work has improved as a result of the influence of fellow artists. Growth in our artist community, artworks and audiences are a successful outcome that requires us to find larger venues, as we have outgrown our current facilities.



Management


CEO/Executive Director Denise Kufus Weyhrich
CEO Term Start Nov 2013
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

CINDI ZECH RHODES Curator/Artist/Author/Creative Director

  • MA California State University, Fullerton 1982
  • Yale/Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, Switzerland School of Design Summer 1980
  • BA California State University at Fullerton 1979
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:
  • SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits – a 501c3 corporation - Founding Partner & Curator

Casting the vision from the ground up since 2004 and continuing to build infrastructure and stability with Denise Weyhrich, co-curator.  Curating conceptual traveling exhibits with national and international fine art. Collaboration with Universities and Museums, developing international artistic communities and an organization that delivers a tangible social benefit. Recruiting, training and mentoring artists, volunteers and docents.  Strategic planning of concurrent projects all over the U.S. 2004 to present.

  • Zech Rhodes Creative/Vital Design: 1981 – present
  • Adjunct Professor Concordia University, Irvine, CA: Spring Semester 2013
  • Adjunct Professor Concordia University, Irvine, CA : Spring Semester 2011
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church:  Director of Communications
  • Crystal Cathedral Ministries:
  • Walt Disney Imagineering: Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyworld Florida
  • Murakoshi Design/Mino Creative Group: Bi-lingual food packaging and publications
  • Sony Music, Los Angeles, CA: (Formerly CBS Records):
  • Bright & Associates, Chiat/Day: Santa Monica, CA
  • Bass/Yager Design, Hollywood, CA

Cindi is a perpetual student of the world. Her personality is charismatic and compassionate.  Cindi’s passionate advocacy for artists and their work, whether in fine art, music, literature or poetry has blossomed into her work with Seeds.  She longs to impact the art world with visual soul food, and help us wrestle with what it means to be a spiritual being in a corporeal body. For decades her creativity has been expressed in music packaging, entertainment and environmental graphics, Branding campaigns for boutique to fortune 500 companies, as well as sculpture and poetry.  Born in a tight-knit family in Orange, California, she married a hard working-man from New Hampshire, and enjoys an active life with her two hard-working sons.



DENISE KUFUS WEYHRICH Artist/Curator/Educator

  • MFA Syracuse University, NY  1992  
  • BFA California State University at Long Beach, CA
  • BA California State University at Long Beach, CA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:


  • SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits: Founding Partner & Curator –  curate traveling conceptual

Exhibits of worldwide fine artists of all medias, to communities and universities, thus promoting the arts, supporting artists and building community with artists and the public.  Non-profit 2004 - present

  • Denise Kufus Weyhrich Art Studio, Conceptual fine art studio. 1994 - present
  • Faculty - BIOLA University, Graphic Design Senior Studio 2004
  • Chapman University
  • Assistant Professor – Founding Graphic Design Program Director 1994- Retired 2003
  • Chapman University – School of Communication Arts, Art Department, Orange CA
  • Founding Program Director Faculty, Art Department -Graphic/Advertising 1992 - 5/94
  • California State University Long Beach
  • Faculty, Visiting Lecturer, Visual Communication Design
  • Art Department and Design Department 1988-1993
  • Partner, Weyhrich+Weyhrich Design, (formerly D Kufus Design CA 1979-2004)

As a retired art professor, Denise founded SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits with Cindi Rhodes in 2004. Having spent her life founding new ministries and programs, providing support systems for artists has been her greatest joy. Born a Baptist at the Covenant Church volunteering for Project Mexico, founding ADX at CSULB and the national sorority, she interned at Forest Home, free-lanced with World Vision, assistant art director an OC Christian ad agency. Denise is the founding director of the Graphic Design program at Chapman University and found AIGA/OC Chapter as well. Life as graphic design professor for decades prepared her to be extremely radial with a love for all forms of art making. Never having met a stranger and being hyper helps too. She loves her life with SEEDS, her art, family, health and life.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Cindi Zech Rhodes June 2003 Feb 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Cindi Zech Rhodes Co-CEO --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

  1. Grove Center for the Arts and Media - did an installation, demonstration, speakers and lead a group project - 2014
  2.  Warner Brothers Pacific Theater - exhibit outreach done for a national conference called “Preaching in a Visual Age” with seminaries and leading arts organizations across the nation. We presented an exhibit “The Last Word” for Christians in the Visual Arts, Calvin College, Fuller Theological Seminary, Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching - 2013
  3. Collaborated with LA Municipal Art Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center and Biola University presenting an exhibit “Dark Inheritance” in their venues. 2012
  4. Collaborate with on an annual basis CIVA, churches, universities, community art centers and galleries from Orange County all the way across the nation.
  5. Collaborate with university intern programs on an annual basis, mentoring young artists and launching their careers.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

   We have an incredible opportunity to premier three fine art exhibitions. Seeds has already completed three years of the curatorial work and these exhibits are ready to launch. Often we premiere our exhibits in Orange County and travel those OC exhibits to other parts of the nation. Our greatest challenge is in raising the funding to bring these traveling exhibits across the nation to civic centers. Traveling fine art exhibits are costly, yet especially expensive in shipping, handling, art insurance and security. The securing and researching of venues that provide exhibit space involves additional travel costs. In bringing these exhibits to the rest of the nation, we not only reflect the best of OC, but we give voice to many cultures through our exhibits. As a grassroots movement, we are uniquely able to move within multiple cultural groups and unlimited locations. These gifts of grants and funding would transform our opportunity to transform galleries into sacred spaces nationwide.

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Denise Kufus Weyhrich
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair Cindi Zech Rhodes
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Cindi Zech Rhodes Community Volunteer Voting
Julie Thorpe Schlueter Community Volunteer Voting
Kathryn Senkbeil Community Volunteer --
Denise Kufus Weyhrich Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Reverend Christopher Singer Senior pastor at Trinity Klein, Texas NonVoting
Jeanette Singer MA Director of Ministry NonVoting
Reverend Robert F. Wolff CEO and Founder of Majestic Glory NonVoting
Wendy Widell Wolff Community Volunteer NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

We are thrilled to share with you all about SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits and our vision for the future of this grass roots movement becoming a nonprofit and invite you to join us.

There is an old beloved quote from St Francis of Assisi: “He who works with his hands is a laborer.He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” 

The Artistic results of the marriage of Hands, Head, & heart prove that there is something beyond biology and human intellect. This is the magic elixir that leads us to “that something other”. That power apart from the physical world that Science can’t touch. Mysterious, awe- inspiring and beautiful, this is the THING that gives humanity meaning.

 

Our name is simple, specific and defined. SEEDS. FINE ART. EXHIBITS.Why seeds? What is our vision for 2015?

Why Seeds, because we, as artists living among artists, began hearing about our friends and colleagues struggles. In doing so we came to realized that too many fine artists have an incredible wealth of personal artworks that come from the depth of their souls, those works that are experimental, artworks that speak in a new private voice...These are artworks that were not shown in galleries or commercial venues but are pure expression of pain or loss, wanderings, searchings and joy.Those artworks that often are hidden and forgotten underneath the bed or in the closet have become our passion!

Our vision is to premiere 3 new conceptual exhibits  that are ready to exhibit and travel. Since 2004 we have transformed 27 galleries into sacred spaces across the nation. We have been invited into galleries, museums, universities, mega churches, conferences, art festivals and non-traditional spaces. We curate exhibits that working collectively with the artists inspiring them to create and pursue in their new directions of risk. These future exhibits inspire hope for the artist encouraging them to continue creating. It is as if we are commissioning artists and acting as a patron, bringing their art alive.

In the light of movies “Big Eyes” & “Turner”, there are compelling stories of artists and their life of art. Each of us has a deeper story. Those stories are what we desire to share, to bring forth, the silenced voices, to uncover undiscovered art works AND encourage artists to continue to create.

That is how you can help us help artists and reach out with hope to our communities.  

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $25,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
Form 990s

2018 Form 990-N

2015 form 990_N

2014 Form 990-N

2013 Form 990-N

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2014 --
Total Revenue $24,801 $7,058 --
Total Expenses $17,020 $6,673 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2014 --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0 -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 --
    Federal $0 -- --
    State $0 -- --
    Local $0 -- --
    Unspecified $0 -- --
Individual Contributions $19,281 $5,896 --
Indirect Public Support $0 -- --
Earned Revenue $0 -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $0 -- --
Membership Dues $0 -- --
Special Events $5,520 -- --
Revenue In-Kind $0 -- --
Other $0 $1,162 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2014 --
Program Expense $4,518 $6,706 --
Administration Expense $10,071 -- --
Fundraising Expense $2,431 $-33 --
Payments to Affiliates $0 -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.46 1.06 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 27% 100% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 10% -1% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2014 --
Total Assets $9,011 -- --
Current Assets $2,812 -- --
Long-Term Liabilities $0 -- --
Current Liabilities $0 -- --
Total Net Assets $9,011 -- --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2014 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf nan --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2014 --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% nan% --
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose Not applicable.
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CEO Comments

We are a nonprofit without walls. We come into other art spaces and we have to make do with what we have to make a home for the exhibit. If venue hosts lack resources to house our exhibit, we fund the changes needed to exhibit the curated fine art exhibits.
We are here to serve the artists and bring the gift of our exhibits to our communities.  Most traveling exhibits charge the public and charge the artist.  In an average show an artist can pay over $250 to have their piece in the show and for it to travel.  We leave it open to the artist to donate and we have never charged for anyone to view our exhibits.  Our children’s lectures, classroom lecture and tours, are also free of charge. Contributed support for SEEDS funds our traveling exhibits and accompanying catalogues.

Foundation Comments

Due to its size, this organization files a 990N. SEEDS, Fine Arts was previously operating under Terra Classical Theater Inc. prior to 2018. 990 forms on the profile reflect Terra Classical Theater Inc. financials.  Summary financial data is per the financials provided by the organization and consultation with the organization.

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