A popular local fundraiser that supports local arts returns this year.
The polls are now open for the 12th annual “Bad Art by Good People” fundraiser, presented by the Champaign County Arts Council (CCAC).
The tongue-in-cheek competition features non-artist “celebrities” creating works of art and campaigning for the public’s votes for their artwork.
This year’s local artists include John Atkins, retired funeral director; Nicole Bloemhard, The Peoples Savings Bank; Marsha Hiltibran, Crabill’s; David Hoskins, Civista Wealth Management; Kate Johnson, Carmazzi’s; Chad Lensman, Graham Local Schools; Isabel Martin, Bell’s Flowers; Bobbi McKee, Downsize Farm/Spotted Cow/Spotted Owl; Brad Millice, Farmers and Merchants State Bank; Jeff Morgan, Scott’s; Jeramiah Stocksdale, Bundy Baking Solutions; Michael Terry, Champaign County Sheriff Office; Patrick Trenor, Urbana City Schools and Lisa Yates, BHHS Metro & Fields Realty.
Featured today are Jeramiah Stocksdale and Michael Terry
Jeramiah Stocksdale: Occupation is National Account Manager, Bundy Baking Solutions
Education: Urbana University 2002; Business Management
Organization Affiliations: Lions Club member since 2014
Arts Involvement: Some classes at Wright State … photography, illustrations, modern design.
Special Skills or Interests: Be kind!
Comments about artwork: People of Urbana and Champaign County
Michael Terry: occupation is farming & Assistant Dog Warden for the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office
Education: Associate Degree Ag Business Clark State
Organization Affiliations: Rotary Club of Urbana (Past President); Grand Master of Grand Council Royal & Select Masons. Active in several other Masonic organizations.
Special Skills or Interests: Bowling and spending time with friends.
Comments about artwork: My artwork of a rustic barn. It represents the timeless aspect that agriculture has on society, and the endurance of past generations.
The celebrity artist this year is Carol Burnett, American actress, comedian, singer and writer. This piece was donated to the fundraiser by Urbana Daily Citizen Sports Editor Steve Stout and it will be part of the dinner and auction held on Friday, May 5.
The public can vote for their favorite artwork using PayPal on the Arts Council’s website, www.champaigncountyartscouncil.org. Votes can also be cast with cash, check or credit card at the Arts Council, 119 Miami St., Urbana. The office is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch the Urbana Daily Citizen during the weeks leading up to the dinner for profiles on each artist and photos of the artists with their creations.
A limited number of tickets are available for the dinner and auction, which will be held from 6 -9 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the VFW Hall, 220 East Court St. Tickets are $25 each and include a catered dinner and dessert.
The “Bad Art” will be auctioned after dinner. All proceeds will benefit the Arts Council.
Tickets are for sale at the Arts Council’s office and online at the Arts Council’s website.
The gold sponsors for the event are The V. Patrick Hamilton Group/REMAX Alliance and Patrick & Tiffany Field.
Silver sponsor is CRSI.
Bronze sponsors are Civista Bank and Henderson Land Investment Company.
Check out the Arts Council’s Facebook page for information leading up to the event at www.facebook.com/CCACUrbana.
For more information, contact the Arts Council office at 937-653-7557.
Info from Champaign County Arts Council