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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