Tune in October 3, 7pm to watch the auction, bid on art and VOTE for your favorite Good Folk!
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Preble Arts 2020 BAGF!
For the sixth consecutive year, the Preble County Art Association (Preble Arts) presented Bad Art, Good Folk (BAGF), an annual fundraiser to support art in Preble County, and for the first time as a virtual auction! While the auction itself took place at Preble Arts on October 3, only a host, staff, and board members were present. Over 100 supporters participated virtually through the GiveSmart online platform! The total amount raised this year was $45,000.
The BAGF fundraiser featured local celebrities competing to win the most votes for a piece of art each created for the auction. The 2020 cast was split into three teams and led by PCAA instructors to create their masterpiece. Erin Abney coached the winning team including Joe Ferriell from the City of Eaton, Todd Appledorn from Heeter Insurance, and Christine Wilson from Butler County ESC. Todd won the overall individual trophy with by raising over $11,000 for Preble Arts. Michelle Buckley coached Jane Smith from Essence of Wellness, Chris Fourman from LCNB National Bank, and Craig Springmier from Halderman Farm Management. Robert Coveney coached Lauren Morris from Twin Valley Bank, Todd Hennigan from Henny Penny and Rick Hanes from Edison Community College. Each coach also contributed a piece of their own art to the virtual auction. In addition, the Preble Arts staff and several volunteer artists also contributed items for the silent auction.
This event was sponsored by Edison State Community College, Muha Construction, LCNB National Bank, Reid Health, Kramer & Kramer Inc., Lawn Plus, RDA Group Architects, Twin Valley Bank, Henny Penny, National Bourbon League, Mike Loy’s Collision, Bullen Ultrasonics, Springmier Farms, Halderman Farm Management, Eaton Lions, Simon Insurance, Skyline Chili, Essence of Wellness, Ohio Army National Guard and Lewisburg Life.