Join us for a celebration and live auction of art made from furniture. Local artists will turn pre-owned furniture into amazing pieces of art! This year’s theme is “Musical Chairs.” The artists’ masterpieces will be related to anything musical.
Reception and silent auction with cash bar: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dinner, program and live auction: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Music and dancing and maybe a game of musical chairs!: 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Check out these eight magical trips of a lifetime you’ll have the opportunity to bid on at Chairs 4 Charity! Thanks to our nonprofit fundraising partner AmFund for providing these vacation destinations!
Carlos Navarro has been in the entertainment industry for over 17 years with a career spanning through radio, TV, films, video games and stand up comedy. Many people around Central Florida know him from his former nickname “Blackbean” from the No. 1 morning talk show, “Monsters in the Morning,” on Real Radio 104.1 FM. Others know Carlos from his acting work in dozens of national commercials (Bud Light, Purina, Cash America, First Choice Hotels, Disney) and standout parts in TV shows (Prison Break, Graceland) and blockbuster movies like Identity Thief and many more. He is also a standup comedian who can be seen performing all throughout Florida. His love of being behind the camera has always been a major part of his life. That love and passion for photography strengthened year after year eventually crafting and forming Photography By Navarro, with his wife and business partner, Megan Navarro. Carlos is a positive person who believes in truly living life to the fullest and his motto that he lives by everyday is, “To The Top, Never Stop!”
This is Amber Clore’s 6th year as an artist for Chairs 4 Charity! Interior Design spoke to Amber from an early age, often times you would find her rearranging the 12×14 bedroom she shared with her younger sister. Even back then, her goals were becoming clear: to create a comfortable and functional space in which to love and live well.
Little did she know what started out as an elective class at Lake Mary High School would culminate into a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, grow into a prominent Interior Design business and become an active member of her community.
Along with her degree and opening A.Clore Interiors in 2012, Amber is a Florida NCIDQ licensed inteiror designer (#ID6200) and member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Amber and her team at A.Clore Interiors have had the pleasure to work with several NBA and NFL athletes, elected officials, Disney/Celebration Resorts and several commercial businesses to make their design dreams a reality.
Because her transformations are visually striking, functional, and timeless, Amber’s success has been showcased on several design shows and renowned media outlets like HGTV, Houzz.com and Bloomingdales.
You might recognize her from Fox35 Good Day Orlando where Amber shows viewers all the design trends, tips and tricks.
The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners, in association with the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC), recognized Marla E as Seminole County’s 2016 Artists of the Year.
Marla E’s unique sculptural paintings are on display in shows, galleries and private collections around the world. Her popular work often combines unlikely objects, providing an element of surprise. Marla E studied fine art at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and graduated from The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Her work has been featured in major Florida venues, including Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Osceola Center for the Arts, The Orlando Museum of Art, Casselberry Art House, Casselberry City Hall, Lake Mary City Hall, The Mayors Gallery located in Orlando City Hall, Maitland City Hall and Art Basel Miami.
Marla E’s paintings have appeared in national television ad campaigns and on television and movie sets. Her work has been included in American Art Collector. Marla E’s Groove Series was purchased as part of the permanent public installation for the CNL Center II building in Orlando. Marla E was also featured in a filmed documentary for CNL. Art Park Gallery in Rhodes, Greece, accepted Marla E for the International Artists Exhibit.
In 2015, two of Marla E’s paintings were chosen to wrap the One Eleven building owned by Lincoln Properties in downtown Orlando. The art was reproduced four stories high, unveiled to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony and will be up for five years.
Holly Mass is an Orlando-based artist specializing in acrylic, oil and multiple mediums.
Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, she was destined to love bright lights and entertainment. Her inherent aptitude for the arts was impacted by her father and grandfather, both of which had great drawing ability, as well as building expertise.
Due to her father’s military service, she and her family moved frequently, but most of her childhood was spent in Panama City, Florida. Here her mother enrolled her in piano, dance and art lessons; thus her need for arts was continually supported.
After moving to Orlando, she excelled in her schooling and focused on the Arts, as well as French and Interior Design. She went on to acquire her Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Seminole State College where her skill was fine-tuned, and the valuable knowledge passed on from her teachers made a lifelong influence.
Once graduated, she participated in multiple shows. Due to her roots in Christianity, Holly feels her purpose is to use her artistic gift for humanitarian works. She has donated pieces to auctions in which proceeds benefited pancreatic cancer research, animal safe houses and local charities that help families in need.
Ben Sawin creates unique one-of-a-kind and highly sought after works of art. Using a plethora of media, he is able to create artwork that is beautiful, yet edgy. Ben’s art has been described as low-brow, dark and classy.
As for his shows, no one is turned away from a Ben Sawin art show. Ben’s motto: “If you can see any wall, there isn’t enough art” shows his dedication to giving every artist exposure. Ben’s creativity when laying out shows is truly inspiring. Recent showings in Orlando have included, The Muppet Art Show, 1980s Cartoon, 99 Problems Charity Show and the Garage Sale Art Show, an unthemed gathering in which Ben proudly proclaims, “Every artist who showed up sold something.”
Ben has participated in several Chairs 4 Charity events, and his work has drawn the highest bids.
Deborah Skalstad is a life-long creator, unfortunately for her parents, the walls of their family home became her first art show.
The mediums Deborah has been trained in include fine art oil, stained glass, acrylic and encaustic (wax painting).
Deborah had the good fortune of being in the first group of visiting artists to paint at the world-renowned Sant Jeroni de la Murtra monastery in Barcelona, Spain, which was Christopher Columbus’ first stop back from the New World.
Using the skills she amassed over the years, she now focuses on giving gently-used furniture a place in the future.
Knowing her gift can positively effect and help others humbles her and warms her heart more than she can express.
April 1, 2020
Due to COVID-19 and a temporary reduction in staffing, The Mustard Seed has suspended furniture pick up service until the end of April. We hope to resume donation pick ups at the end of April or early May. If you would like to get on the calendar for the end of April, please give our office a call a… read more
March 27, 2020
As an essential service to the community, The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is still serving individuals and families in need but with limited staff and hours. Before dropping off donations or visiting our facility, please call the office first to be sure we are open on the day you plan to use our… read more