Editor’s note: This is one in a series of individual profiles of participants in this year’s “Bad Art by Good People” fundraiser.
The polls are now open for the 11th annual Bad Art by Good People fundraiser, presented by the Champaign County Arts Council.
The tongue-in-cheek competition features non-artist celebrities creating works of art and campaigning for the public’s votes for their artwork.
Today’s featured artist is Melinda Vincent, a financial advisor at Edward Jones.
Her education is from Wright State University with a BS in Human Resource Management; Series 7 and Series 66 license.
Her affiliations include First Presbyterian Church and as a Presbyteen Volunteer. She is a member of the Lions Club and also supports the United Way.
Vincent’s interests and skills include a desire to help women achieve their financial goals and feel confident about their future.
She enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, family game nights and has a passion for animals.
Regarding her artwork, Vincent said, “I chose the image of a Labrador retriever. This is special to me and my family as we love our Labs! I believe that dogs provide a special place in our lives and bring so much happiness, joy and companionship to families.”
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 May 6 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 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the VFW Hall, 220 E. Court St. Tickets are $25 each and include a catered dinner and dessert.
The “Bad Art” will be auctioned after the dinner, and 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.