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2016 Summer Camp Registration

posted Apr 11, 2016, 12:24 PM by Vicky Fanberg

Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN! We have expanded our offerings and include 6 weeks of camps for grades K-6, a Pre-K Camp and one for teens. For more information visit our Camp Website. 

Not So Bad Art

posted Apr 6, 2016, 11:28 AM by Vicky Fanberg

It is called Bad Art, Good Folk.  But is it?  In this case, the Preble County Art Association could argue that there was not one bad thing about this event.   The 2nd Annual Bad Art, Good Folk, was hosted by the PCAA on Saturday, April 2.  Truthfully, the Bad Art was anything but bad.  The evening yielded a generous $24,000 from supporters.
 
Nine Good Folk, their mentors, friends and family came together at The Grange for the festivities.  The evening included a dinner of heavy Hor Deurves, live music from XXXX, 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 $11,305. The Single Artist win went to Kyle Hamilton who collected $3,389 between his winning bid and votes. 
 
The teams included:  Kyle Hamilton of Opti-Vise, Sheriff Mike Simpson and Lisa Wise taught by Patty Emerson. Steve Maggard of Henny Penny, Earl House of Summit Chiropractic and Pastor Dan Denlinger  were coached by Peggy Schuning. Commissioner Rodney Creech, Debbie Kramer and Becky Morin were guided by Robert Coveney.
 

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. The community support has once again been astonishing. Funds raised from this event support PCAA programs that serve the community and make Preble County rich in arts and culture.  


JURIED ART SHOW 2016 CALL FOR ARTISTS

posted Apr 4, 2016, 11:07 AM by Vicky Fanberg

It’s that time of year for getting outside, leaving windows open, bike riding to work and simply marveling over the magnificence of nature’s transformational rebirth.  It’s also time when the Preble County Art Association begins preparing for its annual Juried Art Show at the Visual Arts Center in Eaton.  We are very fortunate to have a number of locally gifted professional and amateur artists from Preble County display art for the show. This year the exhibit will be on display from May 20 - July 15 with a reception May 20, 6 -8PM.

The juror for the show will be Kelly Sexton, Director of Programs & Education for K12 Gallery & TEJAS in Dayton. Kelly received her BFA from Wright State University in 2008. She has served as Program Director for K12 Gallery & TEJAS since 2007 and became Director of Education in 2014. Kelly was awarded a partnership-of-the-year award for her work with Career Based Intervention at Mound Street Academy in 2011, and was Chair of Community Programs for Youth through UpDayton in 2010. As an affiliate for the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Kelly enjoys the process of facilitating the adjudication and exhibition for teens in 9 counties across the Miami Valley. 

Any local artist, amateur or professional, wishing to showcase their talents in the show may submit entries in any medium. No age limit necessary. Those mediums consist of but are not limited to: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Pastel, Mixed media, Sculpture, Wood, Textiles, and Pottery. Information about entries and fees: $25 for up to 3 pieces for PCAA members, $5 each additional piece. For non-members, the fee will be $30 for up to 3 pieces and $5 each additional piece. Entries may be submitted digitally or in person. Digital entries can be delivered on CD or e-mailed to director@takepartinart.net by April 29, 2016. Images must be sent in JPEG format, labeled “lastname_firstname_ title.jpeg”. If e-mailed, please mail or drop off payment and form or call to pay by credit card. Artists submitting work digitally will be notified by May 5th of their acceptance. Accepted works must be delivered by 6pm on May 12th.
In person drop offs are on either Wednesday, May 11, 1pm-5pm, or Thursday, May 12 from 1pm-6pm. Checks should be made payable to PCAA. An entry form should accompany entries. All work must be available for the entire exhibit. 

Awards include a $250 Best of Show award, $150 for First Place, $100 for Second Place and $75 for Third Place. Additionally, there are $100 President’s Choice and $75 Director’s Choice awards. 

Entry forms are available at the Visual Arts Center of Preble County, located at 601 Hillcrest Drive in Eaton, Ohio during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday from 1-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.  They may also be downloaded from the web: www.takepartinart.net where additional information and directions can be found. For questions, call the Art Center at (937) 456-3999 or email at director@takepartinart.net.  


TICKETS ON SALE: BAD ART, GOOD FOLK

posted Feb 26, 2016, 11:05 AM by Vicky Fanberg

The Preble County Art Association invites you to attend the 2nd yearly installment of Bad Art, Good Folk. This year’s Gala Event, Bad Art, Good Folk, 2016, will take place on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Grange, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost for the entire evening of events and a Heavy Hors D’oeuvres Munchfest, is $25 per person or $200 per table of nine. You may call 456-3999 to make reservations or visit the Visual Art Center at 601 Hillcrest Dr. Eaton. We ask that payment be made at the time of the Reservation to ensure enough merriment for ALL.
 
This year’s competition and celebration will feature many members of the Preble County Community Artist Superstars of Tomorrow. The artist / participants this year include, Kyle Hamilton, Lisa Wise, Sheriff Mike Simpson, Steve Maggard, Dr. Earl House, Rev. Dan Denlinger, Becky Morin, Commissioner Rodney Creech, and Debbie Kramer. The instructors / team leaders this year are Patty Emerson, Peggy Schuning, and Robert Coveney. 
 
Good Art, Bad Folk, involves local community residents to create a personal piece of art. This Friendly Competition encourages the Artists to get votes, from YOU, our supporters. The cost, if you wish to sponsor an artist is $1 per vote. Vote as often as you like. Proceeds benefit the Preble County Art Association to make art available and accessible to our community. Learn more and vote online at http://vote.takepartinart.net   The PCAA accepts credit cards, cash and checks. 
 
Please don’t miss the excitement on April 2nd, when the artists’ pieces are up for sale at a LIVE Auction, hosted by John Kramer.  The participant accumulating the most “value” for their work, wins the notability of being BAGF Artist of the Year. 
 
 In addition, the PCAA will have a Silent Auction which is sure to draw attention worldwide. The evening will be further enchanted with the stylings of Live Music by the Lawson Reunion Band. The event will include Heavy Hors D’oeuvres. Also, Adult & Kiddie Beverages will be available.  Mark your calendars.  Let’s make it a date.

The proceeds of this year’s Bad Art, Good Folk competition, go to the PCAA, to aid in funding future community programs.  In the past two years, the PCAA has greatly expanded its outreach and education resources to the community.  Some of the activities, which continue to grow, are the “Youth for Public Art” which guides teen boys in the creation of art in the community, such as murals and sculptures. The PCAA works in conjunction with the Preble County Juvenile Court in helping young adults learn important life skills.

Other community programs, have include Oinkers for Art (the pig painting contest for the Pork Festival), the Preble County Fair (art making and creative experiences for all ages),  the Wave Wall at the A.S.K. Playground (an interactive wall for autistic and special needs children; a project reaching over 2500 children this coming year). In addition to special programs the PCAA is dedicated to fueling creativity in Preble County and fostering a community rich in arts and culture.  The PCAA offers various, classes, workshops and activities which provide arts and growth for the county. Tickets go on sale March 1st. To purchase a ticket, or table, or for more information, call the Preble County Art Association at  937.456.3999.  The center is located at 601 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, Ohio 45320.  Please visit our website at http://www.takepartinart.net to see this listing as well as the myriad of other events and schedules for the Preble County Art Association.

Spring Break 3 Day Mini Camp

posted Feb 26, 2016, 11:00 AM by Vicky Fanberg

Preble County Art Association is offering a Spring Break three-day mini camp Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday March 30 with morning and afternoon 
sessions; AM 9:00-12:00 and PM 1:00-4:00.  Prices are $15 per session for members and $20 per session for non-members.  Kids K-6 can join all three 
days or for just a session or two.  Participants will get creative over the school break and make fun projects ranging from drawing to mixed media to clay! 
Those staying for both sessions must bring their own lunch.  Sign up by March 22nd to reserve your spot.  Kids will complete two projects per session, which will cover several mediums and techniques.Chose from collage and public art Tuesday morning then pottery and drawing in the afternoon.There is pottery and mixed media then canvas art and ceramics glazing on Wednesday. Finally we have drawing and ceramics glazing on Thursday morning and painting and pottery th at afternoon.For further details go to www.takepartinart.net, call 937-456-3999 Tuesdays-Fridays 1-6, Saturday 10-2 or stop by Preble County Visual Art Center at 601 Hillcrest Dr., Eaton, OH.

Good Folk Raising Funds for the Arts

posted Feb 10, 2016, 9:24 AM by Vicky Fanberg   [ updated Feb 16, 2016, 10:15 AM ]


http://vote.takepartinart.net
The Preble County Art Association is proud to announce the 2nd yearly installment of Bad Art, Good Folk. This year’s Gala Event, Bad Art, Good Folk, 2016, will take place on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Grange, beginning at 6:30pm

Bad Art, Good Folk, involves local community residents to create a personal piece of art.  Many of the participants have never ventured into the artistic world before this competition.  They are guided by their instructors throughout the process, and have several weeks to construct their work. In addition, each artist is put on one of three teams.  The team with the largest cumulative earnings, wins the BAGF Team Prize.

The instructors / team leaders this year are Patty Emerson, Peggy Schuning, Robert Coveney – all professional artists and instructors at the Visual Art Center. 

The competition and celebration will include many members of the Preble County Community.  The artist / participants this year include; Team Patty: Kyle Hamilton, Lisa Wise, Sheriff Mike Simpson, Team Peggy: Steve Maggard, Dr. Earl House, Rev. Dan Denlinger, Team Robert: Becky Morin, Commissioner Rodney Creech, and Debbie Kramer. These folks want art to be available and accessible to the community and to do that they are competing against the one another, trying to “raise votes” for their individual creation.  Anyone can vote, and each vote costs $1.  The artist attempts to raise as many votes possible to support the PCAA and their education and outreach programs. 

All of this comes to a head on April 2nd, when the artists’ pieces are up for sale at a Live Auction, hosted by John Kramer.  The participant accumulating the most “value” for their work, wins the notability of being BAGF Artist of the Year.

The evening is filled with great food, drinks and a cash bar, live music, and loads of fun.  Not to mention, a healthy dose of competition.

Votes for your favorite candidate can be placed at the Preble County Visual Arts Center,
or online at vote.takepartinart.net

The proceeds of this year’s Bad Art, Good Folk competition, go to the PCAA, to aid in funding future community programs.  In the past two years, the PCAA has greatly expanded its outreach and education resources to the community.  Some of the activities, which continue to grow, are the “Youth for Public Art” which guides teen boys in the creation of art in the community, such as murals and sculptures. The PCAA works in conjunction with the Preble County Juvenile Court in helping young adults learn important life skills.

Other community programs, have include Oinkers for Art (the pig painting contest for the Pork Festival), the Preble County Fair (art making and creative experiences for all ages),  the Wave Wall at the A.S.K. Playground (an interactive wall for autistic and special needs children; a project reaching over 2500 children this coming year).

In addition to special programs the PCAA is dedicated to fueling creativity in Preble County and fostering a community rich in arts and culture.  The PCAA offers various, classes, workshops and activities which provide arts and growth for the county.

Tickets go on sale March 1st. To purchase a ticket, or table, or for more information, call the Preble County Art Association at  937.456.3999.  

YPA at the Courthouse

posted Dec 22, 2015, 2:21 PM by Vicky Fanberg


Preble County Art Association’s Youth for Public Art (YPA) students created two totem poles, one animal and one face themed. Each of the totems consist of 27 hand sculpted clay mini sculptures threaded on a pole that stands over 5 feet high. Each piece was created from raw clay material that was formed, fired and glazed to create the final animal or head. The project was worked on twice weekly for approximately 6 weeks. Totem poles created by the YPA  students  are currently on display at the Preble County Courthouse and will remain on display through January. The courthouse is located at 101 E. Main St. in Eaton, Ohio.  

Youth for Public Art is a program that currently serves at-risk teen boys in Preble County. The boys work with a professional artist to make public art and build skills in art, teamwork, problem solving and community development. The Art Association also provides a family style dinner during which they reflect on challenges or progress made. Transportation for many of the students is also provided.

The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) is a nonprofit organization fueling creativity in Preble County. The PCAA operates the Visual Art Center at 601 Hillcrest Dr. in Eaton which also house the Clay Cafe, a paint your own pottery studio. More information can be found at www.takepartinart.net. For questions, call 937-456-3999.

PCAA Member's Exhibit Call for Entries

posted Dec 18, 2015, 6:25 AM by Vicky Fanberg

It is almost time to submit your entry for the 2016 Member's Exhibit. Entries may be dropped off at the Visual Art Center January 13 and 14th from 1-6pm. This exhibit is open to all PCAA members. Not a member? Has your membership expired? No worries- Join today! Click below for commplete entry details. 

Free Artist Series for Teens!

posted Oct 12, 2015, 12:28 PM by Vicky Fanberg   [ updated Dec 3, 2015, 8:48 AM ]

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