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