Philadelphia Furniture Bank

Furniture and artists collage

We're putting out this open call to artists who are interested, and our guest curator (Damon Reaves from the Philadelphia Museum of Art) will choose 15-20 artists to participate that show a diverse range of mediums and styles. Artists of all experience levels are invited to respond! Photos of last year's chairs, and the event itself, can be found here.

IHP

We couldn't be more thankful to International House Philadelphia for deciding on supporting our mission through furniture donation during this transformative moment for them. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted everyone, but especially those in vulnerable communities. In an effort to uphold our mission, Pathways to Housing PA implemented a multi-pronged approach to maintain services continuity, staff and participant safety, and innovate service delivery.

photo of Dianna

Last year, we selected one of our participants alongside several other talented artists to participate in the Chair Affair, and this year we are thrilled to continue that tradition. We are excited to announce that our participant artist for 2020 is Dianna Burgess!

Chair affair artists

Every week until the big night, we will be featuring a small group of artists creating pieces for the 2020 Chair Affair. This year we are working with 20 local artists selected by our Guest Curator who all work with different mediums, have diverse styles, and bring a new perspectives through their artwork. This week we are featuring Theo Ciccarelli Cornetta, Saga Moor, and the Students of Girls First.

Peanut butter pie slice

Exude has been incredibly supportive of our mission over the years, and they generously offered to sponsor our dessert table for the 2020 Chair Affair. Despite our shift to a virtual event, we partnered with Exude to make sure anyone attending the event virtually has a delicious recipe they can follow for a special treat. 

Chair affair artists

Every week until the big night, we will be featuring a small group of artists creating pieces for the 2020 Chair Affair. This year we are working with 20 local artists selected by our Guest Curator who all work with different mediums, have diverse styles, and bring a new perspectives through their artwork. This week we are featuring Rashidah Salam, Lisa Kelley, and Lawren Alice.

Chair affair artists

Every week until the big night, we will be featuring a small group of artists creating pieces for the 2020 Chair Affair. This year we are working with 20 local artists selected by our Guest Curator who all work with different mediums, have diverse styles, and bring a new perspectives through their artwork. This week we are featuring Lea Saccomanno, Christian Rodriguez, Kate Shooltz.

Chair affair artists

Every week until the big night, we will be featuring a small group of artists creating pieces for the 2020 Chair Affair. This year we are working with 20 local artists selected by our Guest Curator who all work with different mediums, have diverse styles, and bring a new perspectives through their artwork. This week we are featuring Jerry Puryear, Heather Charles, and Jalina Evans.

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