Editor’s note: This is one in a continuing series of profiles of local residents helping raise money for the Champaign County Arts Council. The opening story was printed Feb. 6.
The polls are now open for the fifth annual Bad Art by Good People fundraiser, presented by the Champaign County Arts Council. The Daily Citizen is featuring a profile on one artist each day along with a picture of their art.
The fundraiser features local non-artist celebrities competing to create a work of art and campaigning for the public’s votes for their artwork.
The artists include: Jerome Armstrong, Edward Jones; Dave Bacher, Noreast Transport; Marcia Bailey, Champaign Economic Partnership; John Beard, Bundy Baking Solutions; Pam Bowshier, Cosmic Charlie Breads & Threads; Lisa Case, Tech II; Nick Christian, Urbana University; Scott DeLong, CRSI; Patrick Field, Coppertop; Lydia Hess, GrandWorks Foundation; Jacquelyn Howell, retired music teacher; Emily MacKendrick, One Eleven-A Fashion Boutique; Judge Lori Reisinger; Jon Umstead, SeaSeven, LLC; and Allen Wilbur, retired music teacher.
The public can vote for their favorite artwork using PayPal on the Arts Council’s website, www.champaigncountyartscouncil.org. Click on Bad Art Fundraiser on the website to vote and track the balloting. Each vote costs $1. Voters can also cast ballots with cash, check or credit card at the Arts Council, 119 Miami Street, Urbana. The office is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the Arts Council’s Facebook page for information — www.facebook.com/CCACUrbana.
For more information contact the Arts Council office at 937-653-7557.