What a great weekend! Another successful Chairs for Charity Fundraiser at Norcross Art Fest, not only did we meet expectations we exceeded last year’s fundraising efforts by $350…the preliminary count is $2,750! The artwork was phenomenal and the additional pieces were very well received.
The student artists and teachers came out to the event and were excited to see the bidding wars in progress. The bird houses where a hit, from the ones with airplanes crashing into them to the intricate Geisha Girl. One unusual set of chairs were the chairs decorated in swimsuits, and depicting beach and princess themes, these went for as high as $50. The Van Gogh interpretation of Starry Night and the Padded Chair both went for $85.
Pamela Luna and Prince Lopez worked under the guidance of Bobbie Adamczyk of Norcross Elementary and created the Starry Night chair, Pamela said she saw a photo of Van Gogh’s work and she liked it, she admits it was a hard piece to paint but it was worth it.
Ms. Ann Marie Feldman won the bid on the X Marks My Spot chair; she purchased this chair as a special gift for her great grandchild who is expected to arrive any day now and the chair will be the baby’s Christmas present!
Monica Coleman a 9th grader at Hopewell Christian Academy decorated the Madame Butterfly chair and that chair was the envy of the booth!
Thanks to Norcross First United, Chalk It Up Norcross, the art educators and students. Special thanks to the volunteers who repeatedly request to volunteer with Chairs for Charity, and for our first time volunteers we look forward to seeing you next year! On behalf of the Art Educators and students we thank you for your continued support of Chairs for Charity.
As always, if you have any items you will like to donate or sponsor an art teacher for this worthy cause please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-310-9942. Thanks to our sponsors, Norcross Art Fest, Norcross Arts Alliance, Co-Chair Natalie McNeal, and Will Shipley who worked on the website.
Extra special thanks to Binders Art Supplies of Atlanta for collaborating with us and matching our grant of $1,000 - dollar for dollar. From that partnership we were able to give each art teacher that participated a $200 gift card – for a total of $2,000! We appreciate your continued support of the arts in our community!
Finally, this fundraiser could not be the success it is without the vision and leadership of our art educators, thank you for going the extra mile and helping the students produce such quality items this year...get ready for Chairs for Charity 2013!