Pieces by 8 artists featured in voting that begins Jan. 4
Logan County Art League members are excited this year to return its popula
r fundraiser that features works of art created by local celebrities and engages
the community to pick their favorite pieces, with pubic voting in early 2022 and culminating with an art auction.
The 2022 “Not So Bad Art by Good People” Contest is now in its fifth year, after taking a year off last year because of pandemic concerns.
“We’re really happy to be able to bring the contest back again this year; we missed doing this one year ago,” Art League President Karen Feltham said. “It has been a great way for the community to get to know our Art League members and to generate p
ublic awareness of our organization.
“It’s also so enjoyable to see all of the creativity in our participating artists. The artists this year have been working hard on their pieces, while receiving guidance from Art League members.”
Each celebrity has access to a pool of professional artists to mentor them as they create their work of art from November through December 2021. This year, eight Logan County celebrities have created a work of art in a variety of mediums.
The participating artists are: Tyler Berry from The Olive Tree; Laura Haverkos and Humberto Nieto from The Flying Pepper; Alysia Kuba from PeachTree; the Rev. Steve Merrin from First United Presbyterian Church; Addy Passaro from Homegrown Yoga; Eddie Scipio, dean of the Auburn Avenue Baptist Church; and Kyle Springs of Zimmerman Realty.
Beginning Jan. 4, the completed artwork will be displayed at a new location th
is year — The Olive Tree, 121 W. Chillicothe Ave. in Bellefontaine. Community members are invited to view the art and cast their votes through Feb. 5. The voting hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Voting costs $1 per vote, and there are no restrictions on the number of times a person can vote.
The winner of the community vote will be announced at a celebration event planned for Feb. 5, and that individual will receive a special trophy inscribed with his or her name.
All of the works of art are auctioned off after the celebration with proceeds
supporting the activities of the Logan County Art League. Tickets are required for food and drinks being served from 5 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend the auction at 6 p.m. and participate free of charge.
Several special events also will be hosted at The Olive Tree throughout the month of January. On the evenings of Jan. 7 and Jan. 21, The Olive Tree will be hosting an Evening of Art, Wine, and Music from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets for the events are available at The Olive Tree.
Also, the Art League will conduct free Open Studios at The Olive Tree on all Wednesdays in January and February from 4 to 6 p.m., where anyone can bring in their own art supplies and create their artwork in the company of other artists.
Many community companies have donated to support of Not So Bad Art By Good People. These sponsors include: Me & Company, Zimmerman Realty, Alan Galvez Insurance, Cracked Pot Studio, Duff Quarry, Inc., Liberty National Bank, Logan County Electric Cooperative, Mary Rutan Hospital Foundation and Royer Realty.