Call for Artists: ACOTTI’s 2018 “CHAIR-ity” ART AUCTION

Artists of music, craft, dance, literature, theatre, media or visual arts are invited to participate in the Arts Council of the Thousand Islands’ 2nd Annual Fundraising Event, the

To help raise funds for ACOTTI’s future programming, artists – individually or as a group – will take a “found” chair and transform it into a fanciful “CHAIR-ity” ART Object. Your finished “CHAIR-ity” ART Object will be auctioned off at the live “CHAIR-ity” ART Auction on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery at the St. Lawrence College, Brockville Campus.

At this time we are reaching out to our artist community in a call for expressions of interest to participate in and/or volunteer at this event.

The number of “CHAIR-ity” ART Objects accepted for the event is limited, therefore registration is on a first-come, first-served basis!

Why Participate?
As a “CHAIR-ity” artist you will:

  • split the final auction price 50/50 with ACOTTI
  • create a “CHAIR-ity” ART Object valued not less than $150.00
  • have an artist card attached to your “CHAIR-ity” ART Object to recognize your contribution
  • receive 1 free admission to the live auction
  • receive media coverage of your participation as a “CHAIR-ity” artist
  • have your “CHAIR-ity” ART Object on display at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery and the option to display it elsewhere in the community prior to the auction

If you are interested in participating as an artist OR as a volunteer, please complete this Expression of interest 2018 and return to ACOTTI by November 28th, 2017.

Any questions, please email us at [email protected]

We look forward to working with you in this venture!


“CHAIR-ity” Committee & ACOTTI Board of Directors