WVHS Artists Ready for the Annual Art Chair Auction


WVHS Artists Ready for the Annual Art Chair Auction

April 29, 2021

The WVHS Art Department is proud to announce this year’s WVHS Arts Scholarship Chair Auction. The highly-anticipated annual event will take place this year from Saturday, May 1 through Friday, May 14. All proceeds from the auction will go to fund scholarships for graduating seniors who plan to pursue art in college.

Students in Ms. Kristen Spano’s art portfolio class were challenged to transform an ordinary chair into a work of art in the style of a specific art movement, technique, or artist. This year’s 16 chairs (and two framed prints) run a range of styles, including country chic, glam, Hollywood noir, Americana, and more.

The students have been engaged in their creative process for several months, and recently began unveiling their chairs at local retailers around Warwick. This year’s participating artists are:


Ella Becher, Butterfly Garden

Maya Bialas, Woodburned Rose

Maritess Cobane, Casablanca

​Madeline Gawronski, Children’s Doll house “The Lilac Inn”

Grace Hoey, David Bowie

Deanna Ibbetson, Beauty and the Beast

Emma Ibbetson, The Western Colt

Katerina Kallopoulos, Cow (11″ x 14″ framed print)

Emily McKevitt, Playful Kitten

Samantha Molinelli, America’s Pastime

Emily Pickering, Country Rooster

Lydia Presta, Oh Deer

Emily Redpath, El Dia De Los Muertos

Julia Redpath, Camellia

Travis Stella, Car (11″ x 14″ framed print)

Leigh Anne Tanner, Harley Davidson

Nick Harris, Egyptian

​Will Rogers, Snail

The entire collection will be presented to the public at the Makers Market at Lewis Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2. Bidding will begin during the Makers Market and then continue online for two weeks. Bidding will close on Friday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.

To view this year’s chairs and/or place a bid, please visit: www.warwickartauction.weebly.com. Here is a look at this year’s designs.



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