For the fourth consecutive year, The Preble County Art Association is presenting Bad Art, Good Folk, an annual fundraiser to support art in Preble County. The fundraiser features local celebrities competing to win the most votes from now until April. Each “Good Folk” is creating a piece of art to be auctioned at the culminating event on April 14th. The 2018 cast includes; Dr. Karl Hofmann (Miami Valley Vision Care), Eric Beeghly (Eaton Police Department), Holly Steele (Alternative Body Care and Preble County Senior Center), Margie Benge (Triangle Therapy Services), Anna Fomin (Eaton Community Schools), Chris Day (Preble County Commissioner), Marty Votel (Preble County Prosecutor), Kenny Henning (Candidate for House District 43), and Janet Sikora (Dr. David Sikora DDS).
The 2018 cast is looking for support from the entire community to raise contributions for the PCAA. Votes cost $1 each and an unlimited amount can be cast. Voting for Good Folk can be done online at www.preblearts.org or in person at the Visual Art Center, 601 Hillcrest Dr. in Eaton, Ohio. All votes are tax deductible donations and support the PCAA. The funds raised by this event make art opportunities available and accessible to the community.
The PCAA has been serving the community since 1990 by offering gallery exhibits, interactive education experiences and programs that integrate art into the community. In addition to these services, we have a strong focus on strengthening the community through art experiences. The PCAA has loyal dedication to youths, seniors and those that are differently-abled. The PCAA offers Youth for a Creative Community, a program for youth to learn skills, teamwork and collaboration while they make art for the public. In addition, the program RISE: Respect, Integrity, Spirit and Experience focuses on teens in need of guidance and direction. RISE offers a mentoring experience that fosters pride for themselves and the community by having them actively participate in the creative process while learning life skills, responsibility, team-work and community development. We are proud to works with L&M Products, Your Happy Place, and the Preble County Senior Center, to provide affordable art activities to their clients.
Want to attend the auction? Ticket information will become available in March. More information about this event and all other PCAA programs and activities can be found at www.preblearts.org.
The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) is excited to announce the first Art's Night Out of the year. Kick off Valentine's Day celebrations at the Visual Art Center, Friday, February 9, 6pm-10pm. This edition of the ongoing Art's Night Out series will feature live music from Duante Beddingfield, live painting demos from artist, David Maynard, free kid's valentine's crafts. Purchase food provided by Buckeye Jakes and beer from Warped Wing Brewery. Partake in an inexpensive, professionally led art project and paint pottery in our Clay Café with no sitting fees! Enjoy the PCAA Students and Teachers show up in the gallery. Bid on Creative Confections in a silent auction to benefit youth programming. Join in for an evening of community, art, and fun.
Art's Night Out is an interactive experience designed to combine entertainment and education of the arts. This program is supported by LCNB and the Ohio Arts Council. Art's Night Out is an important event that brings together community members, supports local businesses, and promotes the arts.
Visit WWW.PREBLEARTS.ORG for the latest specials and workshops or call 937-456-3999. The Visual Art Center is located at 601 Hillcrest Dr. in Eaton, Ohio. Hours are: Tuesday-Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. The Preble County Art Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making art accessible to Preble County.
PCAA NAMED INNOVATIVE NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR!
We are humbled to receive the 2017 Innovative Nonprofit of the Year award from our Preble County Chamber of Commerce. We were joined on our nomination by The Preble County YWCA and The Preble County Convention and Visitors Bureau, both of who contribute significantly to our community. Thank you to all of our members and supporters who believe art and culture are an integral part of Preble County. Our staff and board members work tirelessly to provide creative experiences to everyone in our county and value education, engagement and experience. THANK YOU for being a part of it all!
The Preble County Art Association may have to change the name of their event to Good Art, Great Folk, as all the art created by the 9 participants was nothing less than stellar and brought in over $50,000! The 3rd Annual Bad Art, Good Folk, was hosted by the PCAA on Saturday, April 22 at Gatherings on the Green in Lewisburg.
Nine Good Folk, their mentors, friends and family came together for festivities, a dinner of heavy Hor Deurves, live music from Richmond Symphony Orchestra’s Whitewater Trio, a variety of other refreshments, and a no-holds-barred auction, at the guidance of John Kramer.
The nine Good Folk were split into three teams who competed to raise the most votes (worth $1 each) and collect the highest bids. Team Robert went home with the team trophies raising $22,313. The Single Artist win went to Dr. Matt Roberts who collected a stunning $11,257 between his winning bid and votes. Roberts owns Preble County Chiropractic Nutrition and Sports Injury Center and was greatly supported by his clients, friends and family.
All the participants worked hard and gave Roberts stiff competition. Collectively this year’s teams were able to raise almost twice what was brought in in 2016. The teams included: Dr. Matt Roberts of Preble County Chiropractic, Brad Unger of Roselius Insurance and Meri Vosler, taught by artist Robert Coveney; Travis Early of Ace Hardware, Preble County Assistant Prosecutor, Eric Marit and Patty Wagner, taught by artist Erin Abney; Fire Chief Brian Smith, Chad Creech and Jean Bussell taught by artist Gail Springer.
The Preble County Art Association would like to thank all of the Good Folk, the team leaders and committee members who made the event successful. “We are inspired by the generosity of the community and are carefully considering the ways we can better serve Preble County through arts and culture. The success of this event in both the funds raised but also the time and enthusiasm brought to the table is encouraging,” said Executive Director, Vicky Fanberg. Funds raised from this event support PCAA programs that serve the community and make Preble County rich in arts and culture. Photos from this year’s event can be found HERE
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The Preble County Art Association is excited to announce the cast of their annual fundraiser, Bad Art, Good Folk. The cast includes Jean Bussell, Chad Creech, Travis Earley, Eric Marit, Matt Roberts, Brian Smith, Brad Unger, Meri Vosler, and Patty Wagner. The nine Good Folk are working on a piece of art under the guidance of a professional artist, that will be auctioned off later this spring. The winner will be the individual with the most votes (dollars raised) by the end of the April 22nd event.
To vote for your favorite Good Folk (or Folks), visit www.preblearts.org and follow the BAGF link. Votes will be collected until the close of the event on April 22nd. Not sure who to vote for? Each member belongs to a team represented by a professional artist. Professional artists include Erin Abney, Robert Coveney, and Gail Springer. Any vote cast for a team will be equally distributed to the team members. The team with the most votes receives a trophy, almost as good as the individual winner’s, and the right to brag, indefinitely.
Bad Art, Good Folk is generously supported by Opti-Vise IT solutions, Lawns Plus and LCNB Bank. The fundraiser, in its third year, seeks to support the PCAA and the art programming it provides for the community. Tickets for this event will be on sale in March but voting is happening now! The Preble County Art Association is located at the Visual Art Center, 601 Hillcrest Dr. in Eaton. Programming includes a variety of art classes and workshops, painted pottery, birthday parties, and outreach programs. For more information, visit www.preblearts.org or call 937-456-3999.
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