Portland non-profit, The Community Warehouse, does an awesome annual fundraiser called the Table and Chair Affair, where they invite local artists to select a table or chair from their inventory to transform into functional art. Once the transformations are complete the new artful furniture is auctioned off at a celebration dinner, with all the proceeds going to fund the non-profit furniture bank. They collect and redistribute donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need.
This is the second year I've participated as an artist, and it's always a fun challenge. Plus, it's exciting to see how my style has changed since I painted my first chair two years ago.