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 Patrick Trenor and Lisa Yates
Patrick Trenor: Occupation is Teacher/Coach, Urbana City Schools
Education: 2004 Urbana High School grad; Bachelors Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University
Organization Affiliations: Teacher & Coach at Urbana High School, Downtown Design Review Board, Presbyterian Church Member
Arts Involvement: I was a four year Art student of Mike Simpson. Enjoy Architecture and doing art as a hobby. I’m a member of the choir at the Presbyterian church.
Special Skills/Interests: I enjoy doing things with my family, I love playing and watching sports, I enjoy art, food, and being outside.
Comments about artwork: “Hatton’s Corner Then & Now.” My Grandpa Crowley owned Hatton & Enright Pharmacy and this was its location back in the early 1900’s. With all of the exciting development in this corner and my family’s history, I decided to do a split painting. The right half is 1910, and the left side is current day. So the setting is the Northwest corner of Monument Square in the evening with the sun setting on the square.
Lisa Yates: Occupation is Real Estate Broker, BHHS Metro & Fields Realty
Education: Mechanicsburg High School and the Ohio State University; BS BA in marketing.
Organizations/Affiliations: National Association of Realtors; Columbus Board of Realtors; Women’s Council of Realtors; Goshen Township Zoning
Arts Involvement: I am not currently involved but would love to be more involved in CCAC and local art and music scene.
Special Skills/Interests: Although I am not artistically talented, I am very skilled at shopping, fine dining and vacationing!
Comments about artwork: In life I strive to not take everything so seriously. I decided to have fun and take a whimsical approach with bright and happy colors and a 3-D effect. I hope you enjoy it!
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.
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