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Bid for local-artist-designed furniture at Chair Affair fundraiser for the Northwest Furniture Bank

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 24, 2010 at 6:55 am |
February 25, 2010 10:58 am
Chholing Taha's "Killer Whale Rocker." Photo courtesy of the artist.

I don’t often cover fundraisers in this blog, or elsewhere – there are just too many, all very worthy, and too many other purely artistic events that it’s my beat to cover. But occasionally, something comes up that’s both, and this week, the Chair Affair is one such.

The Northwest Furniture Bank is holding its inaugural Chair Affair auction at the Tacoma Art Museum on March 4. The event features dozens of unique chairs designed and decorated by local artists, including a Hosukai tribute by Judy Buskirk, a bondage-inspired Dominatrix chair by Judy Gilbert and Chholing Taha’s “Killer Whale Rocker,” right. The chairs will sell by silent auction, but there will also be a live auction of chair-themed packages.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Northwest Furniture Bank. The Furniture Bank, founded in 2007 by Bill and Joelene Lemke, collects and distributes donated furniture and household goods. Its mission is to help restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.

The Chair Affair will be held from 6-9 p.m. on March 4 at Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Tickets are $50. 253-341-7553, www.nwfurniturebank.org

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