a CChair air to remember


  • Construct or find a chair and transform it into a work of art.
  • Creation time: January 1 – May 31, 2012.
  • Submit Participation Agreement and up to 4 high res photos of your chair.
  • Museums will post photos on www.cavtmuseums.org, facebook, twitter, tumblr.
  • Display your chair at your place of business or an agreed upon location.
  • Deliver your chair to the Villa Terrace Art Museum during Public Hours (1-5pm Wed. – Sun.) before closing on June 1, or by special appointment.
  • Be part of the CHAIR-ITY AUCTION to be held on June 20, 2012 at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and the Preview on June 3rd during the Villa’s Renaissance Garden Opening.
  • 35 chairs selected by museum staff will be auctioned live.
  • Additional chairs will be presented for sale in the Silent Auction.
  • Live and Silent Auction proceeds will benefit museum preservation and programming at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums.


  • Create a CHAIR TO REMEMBER, a chair no one would dare forget.
  • Your piece may be a chair that remains functional as a chair, or it may be a piece that evokes the essence of chair.
  • Benches, stools, and ottomans may be submitted.
  • Your completed CHAIR TO REMEMBER should appear finished/finessed.
  • Please sign your CHAIR TO REMEMBER.


Do your thing, what you do best.

Reflect your corporate identity, brand, product.

Emulate a famous person, place, or thing.

Recall a period in Milwaukee’s history.

Bring to mind an important world event.

Celebrate Wisconsin, a specific culture.

Pay homage to a favorite piece of music, of literature.

Parody an artist’s style or famous work of art.

Illustrate a proverb, a famous quotation…

Please direct inquiries to Ann Steinbach asteinbach@cavtmuseums.org
414/278-8295 - fax - 414/271-3986

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Wisconsin Public Radio
"Lifelong Learning"

Planet Bead, Milwaukee

"My Friend Bill"

Hongtao Zhou
"Take a Break #5"

The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee
"Scarborough Chair"


Andy Haas Design Inc.
"Sweet Seat"
"Sitting in an English Garden"

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee
"From 4th Street School to Golda Meir"

The Green Team
"King Adirondack"

Third Coast Digest
"Greta the Herb Chair"

Midwest Iconic Services
"Prayer Chair"

Samara Garden & Home
"Flight of Fancy"

Friends of Villa Terrace
"Sereno Giardino"

Friends of Charles Allis

Ann Steinbach
"Buttoned Up"

Holly Berg

Pink Banana Theatre Company
"The Director"

HANmade Milwaukee
"Chair the Love of Our Great Lakefront"

The Skrauss
"Ben Grimm Pelt Lounge"

Jacklyn Thomas
"Autumn Falling"

Moss Floral Design Studio
"The Arrangement Chair"

PhotoWord Art
"Chairs PhotoWord Art"

WILO Design Farm
"8 Bends"
"The Dorsal"

Nancy Metz White

Kate Steinbach
"Chalk One Up"