Forty-nine artists take a seat…and make it their own creation: Chair Affair art exhibition and auction supports the furniture-for-all mission of The Barnabas Network

"Greensboro—The medium really is the message for the Chair Affair art exhibition and auction. Chairs are literally the medium for specially created art, designed to convey an important single message: everybody needs a place to sit down.
Forty-nine area artists are refurbishing, decorating and creating art from donated chairs and related furniture that will be exhibited and sold at auction—silent and live—at Chair Affair. (See artist list below.)

Chair Affair is the first ever art auction benefiting The Barnabas Network, Greensboro’s non-profit charity that provides gently used home furnishings to Triad families and individuals moving from homelessness into their own homes. Studies show that outcomes for the newly homed are greatly improved by having adequate basic furniture, from kitchen chairs to beds.

Thus, the event’s slogan is, “Stand up and bid so everyone can sit down.”

In addition to the amazing original art, Chair Affair offers a festively social evening of heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and live music from the high-energy dance band, Doby.

Chair Affair happens Thursday, April 16, beginning at 6:30 pm at The Barnabas Network warehouse at 2024 16th Street, Greensboro.

Selected works destined for auction at Chair Affair are now displayed to the public in the following locations in Greensboro:

-Barnes & Noble, Shops At Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Ave.
-Feather Your Nest, 1150 Revolution Mill Dr.
-Midtown Olive Oil, The Shops at Friendly Center 3354-141 West Friendly Ave.
-Paint Therapy Interactive Art Studio, 230-A South Elm St.
-Paparazzi,  2443 Battleground Ave.
-Pastabilities, 1726 Battleground Ave
-Scuppernong Books, 304 S Elm St.
-Southern Lights, 2415 Lawndale Dr.
-Spice Cantina, 120 Barnhardt St.
-The Club at Green Valley, 1909 Lendew St.
-Tyler Redhead & McAlister Real Estate, 1401 Sunset Dr. #100
-Tyler White O’Brien Gallery, 307 State St.

Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Ticket sales and proceeds from all art sales will go to The Barnabas Network programs. The agency is entirely funded by individual donations and local grants.  
Sponsors for Chair Affair include: Bank of North Carolina, Luke Schamberger Family Foundation, Once Upon a Child and VF Corporation.

For more information, contact The Barnabas Network at (336) 370-4002.

Chair Affair participating artists:

Sudie Anderson
Alice Bachman
Melanie Barker
Phil Barker
Katherine Brown
Nancy Bulluck
Janice Burns Baker
Jerry Cartwright
Julie Dameron
Dianne Camp Ellis
Jane Ellison
Lee Evans
Caroline Faison
Helen Farson
Becky Greene
Porter Halyburton
Debbie Hayes
Frank Holder
Carol Hunter
Carey Jackson-Adams
Stella Jones
Yvonne Kimbrough
Christopher Koenig
Ann Legette
Henry Link
Jean-Francois Llorens
Connie Logan
Judy Lomax
Laura Loe
Judy McAdoo
Judy McGinn
Judy Meyler
Cindy Murphy
Dan Murphy
Ellen Murphy
Carolyn Owen
Helen Parrish
Noni Penland
Kathy Phillips
John Redhead
Kelly Rightsell
Kevin Rutan
Jo Smith
Laurie Thrailkill
Kim Kesterson Trone
Betty Trotter
Nancy B. Westfall
Tony Wilkins
Caroline S. Young

 About the Barnabas Network:

The Barnabas Network is a nonprofit organization that, through a collaborative effort of diverse faith communities and social agencies, offers systemic encouragement including basic home furnishings for families and individuals who are moving from homelessness, recovering from a major setback, fleeing domestic violence, or living with incomes that cannot cover basic needs."

- A Press Release

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