The Copeland Oaks Creative Acrylics class (COCA) recently designed and painted wooden chairs to raffle off at the Salem Regional Medical Center Auxiliary’s Chair-ity Raffle in April. The event featured 28 uniquely designed chairs from local artists and were raffled off to benefit the hospital’s foundation.

The COCA is a painting class that uses intuitive and abstract painting techniques to create personal and engaging works of art. The ladies of the art class painted two chairs to be donated, a patriotic chair, and a hand-painted floral design inspired by the wrapping paper on a candy box.

Coincidentally enough, two Copeland residents won back both of the chairs. Gloria Prendergast won the Americana chair and Suzy Moyer won the floral chair. Suzy specifically bid on the floral designed chair in hopes of being able to give it back to one of the contributing artists, Paulette Rhoads. Paulette hand painted many of the flowers found on the green chair. She was pleasantly surprised when Suzy showed up with the chair.