Artists invited to participate in "chair-ity benefit"

Tue, 09/15/2009 - 2:03pm
By: The Citizen

The 3rd Annual Chair-ity Benefit for The Children’s Village, a home for abused and abandoned children, at Christian City is seeking artists to donate their talents. Artists are asked to donate “chair-themed” art to be auctioned at the Hollingsworth House in Fayetteville, Monday, Nov. 30.

All proceeds will be used to help the children who live at Christian City.

Some suggestions to tweak your imagination:
• Painted chair
• Painted bench
• Painting of chairs in yard, back porch, restaurant, theater, etc. (any media) 
• Pottery in a chair or with chair theme
• Mobile incorporating your art medium
• Sculpture of chair (with or without person / people or other objects)

 Artists wishing to participate are asked to send an email to with the following information:

1. Artists name
2. Contact information (phone number, email and mailing address)
3. Type art
4. Website and / or photo of previously completed art
5. A short bio (1 – 2 paragraphs)
6. Your photo (if you’d like it included on our website)

Due to space considerations we are limiting the number of pieces to five (5) chairs, ten (10) paintings / photographs, and five (5) sculptures / pottery. We will contact you within five days of receipt of email with details.

The event is highly publicized throughout the community by radio, newspaper and magazine advertisements thus those donating their art will be exposing their talents to an exceptionally large audience. Additionally, the artist’s bio, a link to artists website and photos will be included on the Chair-ity website (

 Artists donating art attend the gala event at no cost! Nov. 30, 5 – 7:30 p.m. for delicious food and refreshments, live music, a silent and live auction, plus plenty of great give-aways.

The Hollingsworth House and leaders in the community have joined together to host an annual benefit for The Children’s Village. Last year local artists painted and decorated chairs to be auctioned. This year the Chair-ity benefit is expanding the offering to incorporate other arts.
 For more information on The Children’s Village at Christian City please visit

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