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  • 1 May 2019 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    On April 27, the Preble County Art Association held our annual fundraiser, Bad Art, Good Folk in Eaton, Ohio. The event was a tremendous success with over 200 attendees raising over $80,000! Bad Art, Good Folk is a 4-month long competition between nine community leaders who are vying to raise the most money. They do this through votes (that cost $1 each) and by auctioning off a piece of artwork made by them under instruction by a professional artist. The winner of this year’s cast was Dan Schmidt, owner of Catron’s Glass and a local Farmer. Dan raised over $14,000, beating a record held by Dr. Matt Roberts of Preble County Chiropractic, Nutrition and Sports Injury Center who raised $11,000 in 2017. The 2019 cast included; Chelsea Sorrell (Prodigy Salon), Dan Schmidt (Catron’s Glass and Farmer), Elizabeth O’Hair (Somerville Bank), Eric Norton (Bullen Ultrasonics), Jeff Sewert (Village of Lewisburg), John Liddy (Timken Steel), Laura Thomas (Wares Chapel UMC), and Michelle Buckley (Prograde & Wonder-mom). The participants were divided into 3 teams led by Robert Coveney, Cheri Simon and Erin Abney. Team Cheri collectively raised over $43,000, the most ever raised by a team.

                   Bad Art, Good Folk began in 2015 to raise funds for the PCAA. Each year the event breaks its own fundraising records and continues to engage more folks in the region. Executive Director, Vicky Fanberg, believes “the event is the best at being a friend-raiser and an awareness tool. Funds raised support our programming, including education and outreach programs that serve youth, differently-abled populations, seniors and adults. We are fortunate to have such great support from a small community. Our engagement and our programs rival that oflarger communities in the region. It really is something to be proud of.” The money raised this year greatly exceeded expectations and the PCAA is still determining how funds will be used.

                   The Preble County Art Association is currently housed at 601 Hillcrest Dr. in Eaton but is expected to move to 207 E. Main St., downtown Eaton this summer. The PCAA serves the community through education, outreach and exhibits. Programs range from classes, workshops and creative entertainment to festivals like Arts Night Out, public art works and community events. To learn more about the PCAA visit www.preblearts.org


  • 12 Apr 2019 3:02 PM | Anonymous

    Arts Night Out: May 10 

    The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) is excited to announce Art's Night Out!  Join in the celebrations at the Visual Art Center, Friday, May 10 from 6pm-10pm.   This edition of the ongoing Art's Night Out series will feature live music from Mark Gibson, and a live raku firing demo from renowned ceramics artist, Robin Dakin.  Enjoy the opening of Preble’s Creative Kids, a partnership with Preble County ESC and celebrate out talented young artists.  

    Visitors are invited to purchase delicious eats from Harvest food truck and a selection of craft beer from Warped Wing Brewing Company.  Partake in professionally led art activities and create a flow painting for $15 and make an aromatherapy bracelet for $8.  Enjoy half-off PCAA tee shirts and "shop" at the Free Store.  Sign up for Unwind and Create and glaze a fun ceramic mason jar. Paint pottery in our Clay Café with no sitting fees for the whole evening. 

    Visitors can look forward to the Summer by taking advantage of Summer Camp sales, valid only by in-person registration at the event.   Browse and shop the artist market featuring resin jewelry with Meredith Jessie, personal care products with Netta's Naturals, decorative pieces from Patricia Carder, artisan coffee from Baker's Brew, and ceramic jewelry with Preble Clayworks and Apiary.  Pick out a meaningful gift for your loved ones and something fun for you! 

    Art's Night Out is an interactive experience designed to combine entertainment and education of the arts.  This program is generously supported by LCNB.  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. Spring 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.  

     

     

     

     


  • 13 Mar 2019 5:36 PM | Anonymous

    The Preble County Art Association, PCAA is proud to announce exciting youth programming coming soon.  Celebrate Spring with savings at the art center! Take advantage of a special, buy one get one free offer on a Magical Unicorn canvas painting.  This is a perfect activity for parents and kids to enjoy together.  We’ve got even more exciting options this Spring for young artists at PCAA!  

      

    Magical Unicorn Canvas Painting   

    BOGO special, must register in person or over the phone for this offer.  

    Saturday   

    March 16   

    11am-12pm    

     $12 member, $15 non member   

    Get magical in this fun painting workshop!  Kids will be guided step by step in creating this canvas painting.  Parents are welcome to register and join the fun!  

      

    Cartoon Character Design   

    Adam Fields   

    Wednesdays   

    3/20-5/1 No classes April 3  

    4:30pm-5:30pm    

    $60 members $80 non-members    

    Kids will learn all about the art of cartooning in this six-week class!  Comic book artist and instructor, Adam Fields, will teach students the secrets of cartooning in multiple styles. Participants will even develop their own characters!    

      

    Youth Drawing    

    Robert Coveney    

    Thursdays    

    S2: 4/11-5/16    

    4:30pm-5:30pm    

    $60 members $80 non-members    

    Perfect for finding the talents of budding young artists. This class will teach them perspective, modeling, shading and more.    

      

    Paint Your Own Pottery  

    Tuesday – Friday 1pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm  

    Drop in anytime to have a fun and engaging art experience.  Choose from a wide variety of options suited for all ages, glaze your piece and you’ll have a masterpiece of your very own!  This is a perfect activity for families during spring break.  

     
     

    Visit WWW.PRELEARTS.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. Fall 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. 

     

     

     


  • 22 Feb 2019 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    For the fifth 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 27th sponsored by Prograde Excavation and Demolition. The 2019 cast includes; Chelsea Sorrell (Prodigy Salon), Dan Schmidt (Catron’s Glass and Farmer), Elizabeth O’Hair (Sommerville Bank), Eric Norton (Bullen Ultrasonics), Jeff Sewert (Village of Lewisburg), John Liddy (Timken Steel), Laura Thomas (Wares Chapel UMC), Michelle Buckley (Prograde & Wonder-mom), and Tim Ogle (Preble Home Health).  

     

    The 2019 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 work with 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. 

     

     


  • 5 Feb 2019 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    Preble County Art Association (PCAA) is pleased to announce that it has wrapped up an exciting years-long collaboration with Eagles Point which brings community and art together.  The expansive project was supported by Home is the Foundation (HIT) and by Ohio Capitol Improvement Corporation. This project included three elements; a mosaic outdoor space and pocket garden at the Bistro at Eagles Point, an expansive art, community, food, activity mural, and art at Eagles Point Residences.    

    First, beginning in 2017, an outdoor space at the Bistro at Eagles Point was created.  PCAA’s RISE program for local youth worked under mosaic artist, Peggy Shunning to create a vibrant outdoor seating space for Bistro patrons. The space includes a mosaic tiled bench and planters along with a pocket garden for herbs.    

    The RISE program was also responsible for part two of this collaboration.  An 80-foot mural connecting Eagles Point to the Star Theater was completed in Spring of 2018.  RISE participants painted this artist designed mural which depicts elements of community, nutrition, fitness, and the arts.  

    Finally, PCAA commissioned four local artists to create works designed for the Residences at Eagles Point.  PCAA partnered with HIT to learn what the concept of “home” meant to the residents of the apartments.  Artists, Robert Coveney, Peggy Shunning, Caitlin Cartwright, and David Maynard were selected to create a total of twelve pieces reflecting this theme. This portion of the project was completed in January of 2019 and art is now on display throughout residential common areas.  

    PCAA is proud to find new ways to bring arts and the community together in Preble County and proud to continually form partnerships to further this mission.  

    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. Fall 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.  


  • 25 Jan 2019 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) is searching for Preble County businesses, nonprofits, or public institutions that are interested in becoming the home for a customized piece of public art!  PCAA’s RISE program is a dedicated group of middle and high school students who have been creating, under the guidance of a professional artist for five years.  This program teaches community building, teamwork, and creative problem solving while making public art that can be seen around Preble County.   If you are interested in having a unique show piece on display publicly and want to get involved with PCAA and the RISE program, reach out now for consideration in the Winter/ Spring 2019 session and beyond.  Interested parties must have an exterior, public, or retail space for the work to be housed.  There may or may not be a fee for materials and labor involved.  A dialog between PCAA and interested party must take place to come to determine creative content. 

    Call or email Caitlin at 937-456-3999 or caitlin@preblearts.org for more information. 

    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. Winter/ Spring 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. 

  • 14 Jan 2019 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    The Preble County Art Association invites you to warm up and have fun during Cabin Fever Reliever on Saturday, January 19th from 11am-1pm. The event kicks off our new exhibit, The Good Things in Life: A Group Show Celebrating the Things that Make Us Smile.  Cabin Fever Reliever is an open house full of art and activities. Enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, and warm treats. Visitors can see the show; The Good Things in Life: A Group Show Celebrating the Things that Make Us Smile. Watch artist demos from artists, Rick Wenning, Adam Fields, Erica Keener, Robin Dakin, and Jane Marshall while learning about upcoming classes and workshops. Create your own metal stamped pieces from $5-$12 and make a Flow painting for $12. Kids will have fun expressing themselves with free art activities. Paint pottery with no sitting fees and get 10% off all Spring Break registrations during the event!

    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. Winter 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.


  • 2 Jan 2019 2:48 PM | Anonymous
    To accommodate all of Preble County’s school breaks, we are offering Spring Break Camps over two weeks. 

    Monday-Tuesday, March 25 26, Monday-Thursday April 1-April 4.  Camps run 9am-4pm.

    Monday, March 25 & April 1- Clay all Day

    Tuesday March 26 & April 2- Crazy Concoctions

    Wednesday, April 3- Stories Come to Life

    Thursday, April 4- Wacky World of Art

  • 29 Nov 2018 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    Handmade gifts for the holidays are a great way to make the people in your life feel special. Whether its jewelry, a mug, or home décor, artist-made gifts are the most memorable presents. The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) has wide selection of unique gifts to share with everyone on your list. 

    The Winter Artist Market is up and will be on display in the gallery at PCAA now through Dec 21.  The market had a successful kick off as part of Arts Night Out on Friday, Nov 16.  Visitors can browse the gallery and shop for unique holiday gifts at this annual show.  Thirteen talented local artists have been hand selected to display and sell their works.  Shoppers can expect jewelry, ceramics, glass, textiles, and more! Lori Daugherty, Yetunde Rodriguez, Dennis Walker, Preble Clayworks and Apiary, Bottle Benders, Kelsey Daugherty, Erin Abney, Heidi Flory, Bill Hildebolt, Vicky Fanberg, Caitlin Cartwright, KvanArt, and Laura Ceville will all have fantastic items for sale.  Items reflect a range of prices but start at as little as $4.   Pick out a meaningful gift for your loved ones and something fun for you! 

    Stop in and shop during open hours, Tuesday-Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm now through Dec 21. 

    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. Fall 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.  

  • 28 Nov 2018 5:36 AM | Anonymous

    The Preble County Art Association is gearing up to begin rehabilitation of the Stotler building at 205/207 E. Main St. in downtown Eaton. The property was purchased in 2017 with the intention of moving all operations of the Association and Art Center to this location. The Art Association’s decision to make the move was brought on by the need for more space because of program growth and the desire to return the art center to downtown Eaton. The PCAA was formed in 1987 by Rosie McNees after her art studio in the St. Clair Building burned to the ground. Following the catastrophe, McNees and fellow artists were determined to see that art have a home in Preble County. The group, established the Preble County Art Association, a not for profit organization, and built a home for it on Hillcrest Drive. Since 1990, the Art Center has offered a space for exhibits and art classes and since 2013, after the hiring of the first Executive Director, Vicky Fanberg, has grown programs and engagement exponentially.

    The Stotler building offers twice the square footage for programs and will have a more prominent location in the community. The new space will have an expanded exhibit and event space, over seven classrooms, a paint your own pottery studio and a sales gallery. The additional space will allow for new mediums and the ability to offer multiple classes each day. Rehabilitation work largely includes upgrades for code and ADA requirements while working to maintain the many historical features that give the property character. PCAA Board president, Kyle Hamilton, is “excited for this opportunity to continue the growth and momentum of the PCAA while investing in the potential of downtown Eaton.”

    Hamilton’s excitement is shared by the many supporters of this project including a $500,000 gift from The Timken Foundation of Canton. At Timken Steel’s St. Clair plant’s 25th anniversary celebration in September, Mr. Jack Timken of the Foundation made the announcement of the gift, the largest in foundation’s history in Preble County. Mr. Timken praised the Association for their work in the county and noted the importance of art in lives and community.

    The purchase of the building and support for the rehabilitation began with a gift from Mary Bullen and Polly Kronenberger. Support was furthered by the State of Ohio capital budget, Henny Penny, Brooke Gould Charitable Trust, Simon Insurance, Opti-Vise IT, Lowman’s Heating and Air, US Bank, Cargill Cares and other generous donors. Currently, the Preble County Art Association is only $75,000 away from a 1.4-million-dollar goal. Donations can be made by contacting Vicky Fanberg at 937-456-3999. The Preble County Art Association expects to move downtown in the summer of 2019.


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