Fairborn Art Association News

December 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Everyone,

It’s a busy month for all, so be sure to begin with our FAA Very Merry Happy Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 4. Festivities begin at 7 pm. Please bring a small wrapped gift (less than $10) if you want to play Naughty Santa, and everyone bring some kind of refreshment to share with our friends. The Holiday Bazaar sneak peek begins at 5:30, so come early to shop. The Bazaar opens to the public on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, so tell your friends and co-workers about the original art and craft work that will be available. No meeting in January, but we begin 2019 on February 5 with Ron Rollins speaking about Acrylic in Action. He paints large abstract acrylics that just dance around the painting. Meeting starts at 7 pm, Board Meeting starts at 6 pm.

Hoping all of you have very peaceful and joyful holidays, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or so many other celebrations at this time of year. Peace and prosperity to all in the New Year!

Billie Dickson

President

FAA HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFT BAZAAR

FAA Holiday Arts & Craft Bazaar will be back this year! FAA members will have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale on Dec. 8 (Sat.) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Dec. 9 (Sun.) from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; and optional Dec. 4 (Tue.) from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, right before FAA Christmas party. Items that can be sold at the Bazaar will include paintings, photography, woodwork items, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, etc. No commercially made items or art supplies will be allowed to be sold.  If you wish to participate in the Bazaar, you will need to purchase a table space and/or wall space to display your art. You will be responsible to tend your own table and make sales. It is highly recommended that you be present at your table during the entire sale period. However, if it is not possible, you can arrange for an alternative person to take care of the sales or make a prior arrangement with other artists participating in the bazaar. Neither FAA nor the Bazaar organizers (Carol Edsall and Barb Olekas) will be responsible for your sales if no one is at your station. If you are only showing 2-D art on the wall and do not have a table, you are not required to be present in the Gallery. Instead, you can leave your phone number on the title cards of your paintings so that the potential buyer can contact you to arrange the sale. No inventory sheets are necessary. You set up your own station and you make your own sales! Pre-registration is necessary to participate in this Bazaar. Please refer to the Registration Form for more details about how to participate. Any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Carol Edsall at cekatja1116@gmail.com or call 937-474-9612 and leave a message and phone number. A registration form is available in the Gallery and  is attached.

Attachment: FAA Holiday Fine Art Bazaar registration form

SETUP DATES FOR CHRISTMAS ART & CRAFT BAZAAR
Just a reminder for those artists selling their work at the Christmas Art & Craft bazaar:

Set up for the Dec. 4 meeting is prior to the meeting at 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Set up for the bazaar open to the public is the prior Fri., Dec. 7  from 2:00 to 4:00 pm or the first day of the bazaar Sat., Dec. 8 from 8:00 to 9:45

Bazaar open to the public times are Sat., Dec. 8, from 10:00 to 4:00 pm and Sun., Dec. 9 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm.  Anyone showing their work on a table must be present the entire time to cover their table.  Any setup decoration, tablecloth to be supplied by participant, no electric permitted.  (Any extra work, boxes should fit under table, out of aisles for safety.). Hanging wall space only work does not need you to be present, however requires a label, with your name, media, name of work, and price.

Artists participating this year are the following:  Norma Nikolai, Helen Blankenship, Scott Miller, Tom Kinarney, Clarice Moore, Jada Kiplinger, Brenda Higgins, Connie Gifford, Shirlee Bauer, Carol Edsall, Debbie Cosenza.          …Submitted by Carol Edsall

FAA 2018 HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS WITH DIANA MARRA

Diana Marra will be conducting two Asian Painting workshops in our Gallery during the month of December.

Give JOY – Get JOY:  Asian Painting BAMBOO Gift Set, Mon. Dec. 10, 2018, 10-3. Learn the special gradated and precise brushstrokes used to create BAMBOO paintings using the concept of Papa Mama Baby.  You will paint 5 paintings size 5” x 7” in traditional “Sumi-e style” with black Sumi ink on rice paper, then add watercolor, then paint 3 pearlescent versions on white, kraft, and black papers.  Choose the one you want to give as a gift, and you will receive a mat and sleeve to make a nice, ready-to-frame presentation.  And paint a coordinated bookmark,  notecard, and gift tag to match, making one complete set for holiday giving. All materials included.  Written and visual instructions also included so that you can continue learning this artform at home. Bring your lunch!  And wear an apron or old clothes – black Sumi ink is permanent.

Give JOY – Get JOY:  Asian Painting ORCHID Gift Set, Tues. Dec. 11, 2018, 10-3. Tuesday we will follow similar procedure except that this day we will focus on the flowing undulating brushstrokes that make up the Orchid flower.

Asian Painting is something I have practiced for the past 20 years and received my Teacher Certification training last year (one of 12 certified teachers in the US). I have studied Asian painting at the Art Academy in Cincinnati, with local artist Karl Feng, with Lian Zhen, with Cheng Khee Chee, and with Ning Yeh from Oriental Art Supply at his studio in Huntington Beach, in Chicago, and in China. I have been juried in and exhibited nationally with the Sumi-e Society of America. This artform brings me peace and continues to teach me new ways to paint. I would love to share this experience with you, just in time for the holidays.

How to register:  Cost for each day is $50 – email Diana Marra at DesignByDiana@aol.com along with your Name, Address, Email & Phone. Payment can be made with credit card via PayPal or you can send a check to:

Diana Marra, 315 Rainbow Ridge, Cincinnati, OH 45215. Indicate which day (Or both). All materials included.  Bring your lunch!

Attachment: FAA Diana Marra handout

Diana Marra Bamboo

Diana Marra Orchid

 

SOON Y. WARREN WORKSHOP

The Fairborn Art Association will present the Soon Y. Warren Workshop May 6-10, 2019, 9:30-4:00 pm, located in their Gallery in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N Central Ave. Fairborn, Oh 45434.

Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist and teacher. She has an Associate degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Soon Y. has had numerous exhibitions, earned numerous awards, and has published two books. She is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS); American Watercolor Society (AWS); Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA); Southern Watercolor Artist (SW/LM); Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS); Honor Society of Watercolor USA; Rocky Mountain Watermedia; Society of Watercolor Artist (SWA).

Soon’s favorite subjects are those found in nature: people, an animal, trees, a tangerine, pear, oriental poppy, iris or something of intrigue at the moment. She is known for her spectacular renderings of everyday objects. Soon likes subjects that are pretty and make her happy. She always looks for interesting compositions created by natural form or light and often uses subject matter from still lifes. Flowers from her gardens often become models for paintings. She says that, “I’m inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature and our surroundings. I try to paint the essence of subjects and my sincere feeling for nature.”

A registration form is available in our Gallery and is attached. To register, please send a non refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by 4/29/19. For questions, call Pat Dunker at (937-562-3014) or cell (937-271-4798); or email pwdunk@gmail.com. Cancellations after 4/22/19 will forfeit entire payment.

Attachment:  Soon Y Warren registration

LOFINO GALLERY

Sherry Li Cai will be exhibiting her watercolors and Chinese paintings during the month of December 2018 in the Lofino Gallery at 3868 Dayton Xenia Road.  Sherry invites you to attend her reception on December 12 at 12 pm.     …Submitted by Susan Scott

2018 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

The 1854 Daniel Hertzler House Museum of the Clark County Park District will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 2 from  l-3 pm. This year we are featuring “Mouse’s First Christmas” a charming story by Lauren Thompson about a little mouse discovering all those special things that speak Christmas. Guests may read the simple story and try to find all the decorations that ‘mouse’ first saw.  Compute the correct number and win a prize. The Open House also features the beautiful harp music of Leslie Arendt and refreshments of seven sweets and seven savories that follow German tradition.  The event is free, but donations are always appreciated.     …Submitted by Barb Arnold

ART AT THE ARNOLD

Celebrating 10 Years, the 2019 Art At The Arnold competition will be held March 1 – March 3 which takes place at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH.

Art at the Arnold is three-days of drawing, painting, sculpting, and other creative artistic media. Artists use athletes and models as subjects with the Arnold Sports Festival as a backdrop. Friday, the first day, artists work with models. Saturday’s all day work session the artists work from subjects found among the many events and competitions at the festival. Judging, Awards ceremony and Art Show follow on Sunday. All events are located in the North Atrium of the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. Space is limited to 50 juried artists who work in front of thousands of spectators.

Co-chairs of Art at the Arnold are Pertain Gillespie and Kevin Buckland who say Art at the Arnold is fun and educational for both spectators and artists.

View photos of the 2018 Art at the Arnold artists and their work as well as all past years at https://www.ralphoto.com/p237576261

Contact Buckland Gillespie Graphic Design to enter or for more information at 614-543-0000 or art@bucklandgillespie.com. Registration deadline is January 10, 2019. An entry form is attached to this email.

Pertain Gillespie
Co-Chair Art At The Arnold
Buckland Gillespie Graphic Design
614.543.0000
pertain@bucklandgillespie.com

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WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February 2019 Newsletter is Monday, January 21, 2019. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

November 2018 Newsletter

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Hello Friends,

This month marks my favorite holiday of the year – Thanksgiving. It is a day to celebrate being grateful for all the good things in your life, to share a meal with family and friends, and to enjoy the calm before the mad rush of the upcoming holidays.

Carol Edsall and Barb Olekas have agreed to co-chair our annual Holiday Bazaar. The event will be on December 8 and 9 and they will be signing up people who want to sell their items this month. Please be sure to sign up early for a table. There will be a sneak preview at our Holiday Party/meeting on Tuesday, December 4, so plan to come early to shop before the public opening on the weekend.

Our November speaker is Jacqueline Sullivan. Her subject is “A Dozen Ways to Start an Abstract.” It sounds like we are in for a very exciting demo.

Happy Thanksgiving all.

Billie Dickson

President

NOVEMBER SPEAKER—JACQUELINE SULLIVAN

Mixedmedia artist, Ms. Jacqueline Sullivan is the featured speaker for our meeting on Tuesday, November 6, 2018,  at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend and watch as Jacqueline demonstrates her creative art techniques. Her mixed media, calligraphic and acrylic works have been shown in galleries and top juried art fairs nationwide. She pursues an element of adventure and discovery in her art seeking the truly unique results. In her work, she experiments with all types of textures, paints and materials. In addition to her studio practice, Jacqueline has been a teaching artist for 30 years. She loves teaching and inspiring creativity in others. She has taught workshops and lectured for top art retreats and art centers as well as art and calligraphy guilds throughout the United States and Canada. She has also served as faculty for several International Calligraphy Conferences. Jacqueline was selected by The Golden Paint Company in 2013 to become certified as a GOLDEN Artist Educator. She attended a national training program hosted by GOLDEN in New Orleans. Jacqueline has published technique articles in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, Pages, and Astarte’s Mega-Zine. She has been profiled in many Calligraphic Journals and was honored as the cover artist in the Winter 2012 issue of “Alphabet,” the Journal for The Friends of Calligraphy in San Francisco. Jacqueline has a best-selling DVD – Acrylics: Textures, Layers, and Metallics – published by Creative Catalyst Productions and has self-produced a series of three video art workshops on her most-requested studio techniques.

Sullivan’s Artist Statement: “I have been a teaching artist for 30 years and I love to teach! Seeing the joy in a student’s face when they create something that pleases them brings me joy. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to inspire others to be creative. Mixed media, acrylic paints, calligraphy, bookbinding, and fiber arts – I have loved them all since I first discovered each medium. I have a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as a publication, marketing and advertising designer as a way to make a living but my passion has always been with color and paint, no matter what the surface.  Personal artistic development has been a lifeline as I work my way through the challenges life has brought. My mixed media, book art, calligraphic and acrylic work has been shown in galleries and top juried art fairs nationwide. I believe that asking “what if?” and keeping a spirit of adventure and discovery is important as I follow my creative path and attempt to make something original. I love experimenting with texture, layers, marks, paint and dyes. I am proud to be a Certified Teaching Artist for Golden Paints.”  Website: jacquelinesullivan.com 

YUKI HALL MINI WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Yuki Hall will be hosting a “Holiday Mini Watercolor Painting Workshop” at FAA gallery on November 12 and  14 from 9:30 to 3:30.  Each 1-day workshop is independent and students will be painting different scenes. This is a casual and fun-filled “Make them – Take them home” type workshop that students of all levels can enjoy.  We will be making 2 framed mini watercolor paintings with a Holiday theme. We will also be painting and making Christmas cards which can be framed later in 5X7 frame if so wished. These adorable mini paintings make wonderful one-of-a-kind Holiday gifts for our special friends and family members. While having fun, students will learn many important watercolor painting concepts and techniques which can later be applied to their larger paintings. Each session is independent and we will be painting with different scenes. Students can attend just 1 session or both sessions. The cost for this workshop is $50 for 1 session and $90 if you register for both sessions. The workshop fee includes two (four if you register for both sessions) miniature 3×3 frames with matting, card making supplies and watercolor paper. To register, please send the payment and the registration form (available in the Gallery and is attached)  to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432. For any questions regarding this class, please call or e-mail Yuki at (937) 679-2464, yukihallfineart@gmail.com  or  www.yukihallfineart.com

Attachment: Yuki Hall Holiday miniture painting, Nov. 2018

FAA HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFT BAZAAR

FAA Holiday Arts & Craft Bazaar will be back this year! FAA members will have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale on Dec. 8 (Sat.) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Dec. 9 (Sun.) from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; and optional Dec. 4 (Tue.) from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, right before FAA Christmas party. Items that can be sold at the Bazaar will include paintings, photography, woodwork items, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, etc. No commercially made items or art supplies will be allowed to be sold.  If you wish to participate in the Bazaar, you will need to purchase a table space and/or wall space to display your art. You will be responsible to tend your own table and make sales. It is highly recommended that you be present at your table during the entire sale period. However, if it is not possible, you can arrange for an alternative person to take care of the sales or make a prior arrangement with other artists participating in the bazaar. Neither FAA nor the Bazaar organizers (Carol Edsall and Barb Olekas) will be responsible for your sales if no one is at your station. If you are only showing 2-D art on the wall and do not have a table, you are not required to be present in the Gallery. Instead, you can leave your phone number on the title cards of your paintings so that the potential buyer can contact you to arrange the sale. No inventory sheets are necessary. You set up your own station and you make your own sales! Pre-registration is necessary to participate in this Bazaar. Please refer to the Registration Form for more details about how to participate. Any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Carol Edsall at cekatja1116@gmail.com or call 937-474-9612 and leave a message and phone number. Registration forms are available in the Gallery and are attached.

Attachment: FAA Holiday Fine Art Bazaar registration form

SUNSHINE

Debbie Suter is our Sunshine Chair and recently sent get well cards to the following FAA members: Pat Dunker for hip surgery and Jim Gifford for back surgery. Please let us know when you receive news about any of our members.

RUTH LAPP ART IN EXHIBIT

I wanted to share I have 2 pastels in the Ohio Pastel Artist League juried show Quest for the Best.
The show is at Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH (Near Polaris) and runs from October 1 – November 29, 2018.  Hours of operation: 7 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday.

LINDA KELLER AND FRAN WATSON ART EXHIBIT

Linda Keller and Fran Watson have artwork on display in the Hallway Art Gallery from October 31, 2018 at the City of Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering. Hours usually 8-5, Saturday 8-12 noon, and Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm. Phone 937-296-2480.

ART DISPLAY SPACE AVAILABLE

Heidi Kinnamon contacted me to tell me that the space that sponsored her mother Sandy Kinnamon’s last exhibit are looking for artists to hang there next year. If interested, please call Brett Weaver at 1-937-405-9206. She is a realtor in the Remax Office in Yellow Springs. They have space for maybe 25 paintings.

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to our November meeting:  Connie Gifford, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, Linda Lock, Clarice Moore, Shirlee Bauer, Ed Vance, and Ron Lockhart. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

We also need a volunteer to help in the kitchen before the meeting to prepare food for serving. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 19, 2018. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

October 2018 Newsletter

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Hello Everyone,

There are so many things going on in the Dayton area art world that it is hard to keep up. The Middletown Show and the Western Ohio Watercolor Society Show in Troy are getting ready to open. The Ohio Watercolor Society Show in Pepper Pike and the Piqua Art Show are ready to view. FAA has artists involved in all of these wonderful shows, as well as in festivals throughout the area. October is one of the most beautiful months to find inspiration, so get outside and take photos, or paint, or just breathe in the crisp autumn air. We look forward to viewing your beautiful work.

We have a workshop by nationally known instructor and artist Nita Leland the first week in October that has space available. Flyers are available on our website, fairbornart.org or in the Gallery. See you at our meeting on October 2 at 7 pm. The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Billie Dickson

President

OCTOBER SPEAKER—NITA LELAND

Nita is our resident expert on color. She will be conducting her Color Clinic Workshop October 2 through 4 in our Gallery and will be the speaker at our meeting on October 2. Nita is skilled at getting beginners started, de-mystifying color theory and inspiring creativity and self-confidence in her students at all skill levels.

OCTOBER 2018 WORKSHOP WITH NITA LELAND

The Nita Leland workshop is quickly approaching and we still have room for 4-5 more students. Everyone I know who has taken her class says this is a “must” for all artists. You learn so much about color, mixing color, using different colors together and much more. Final payment of the $200 for members or $235 for non-members is due no later than September 29.

Nita Leland will present “Color Clinic” at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery on October 2, 3, and 4, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Nita helps watercolor artists understand all about paint and how colors work in mixtures, how to create vibrant color expression using triads to enhance your artwork, and how to use the seven contrasts of color to improve your artwork. You will learn about paint characteristics, organizing your palette and more. There will be mini-demos and class critiques throughout the day with lots of painting and individual attention. Finished artwork will also be critiqued in class upon request. Nita began her art career in watercolor and has been teaching classes and workshops in color, collage, and creativity throughout the U.S. and Canada for more than 40 years. She currently teaches at the Enrichment Center in Dayton, Ohio. Visit Nita’s website at www.nitaleland.com and blog at nitaleland.blogspot.com. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with your registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, OH 45385. Make  checks payable to the Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by September 29, 2018. A flyer and registration form will be available in the Gallery and are attached. For questions, call Pat Dunker at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email pwdunk@gmail.com.

Below is some additional info that Nita recently sent to me.

The eight basic colors are as follows:

2 blues: French Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue (sometimes called Phthalocyanine Blue) or Winsor Blue, green shade

2 yellows: New Gamboge or Indian Yellow, and Winsor Lemon

3 reds: Winsor or Pyrrol Red, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, and Quinacridone Magenta; or Permanent Rose

1 earth: Burnt Sienna

Artists will be able to do all of the activities with these colors, but if they already have any others, they should bring them to explore. Artists often share swatches in the workshops, too, so they can try as many colors as possible. But they don’t have to go out and buy everything on the list. Also don’t forget to bring examples of your work for Nita’s review.                                                                                      …Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: Nita Leland Registration

Attachment: Nita Leland Biography

VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY SHOW

A Chairperson is needed for the 2018 Holiday Show and Sale in December. This has been a fun show and sales have gone well in the past, but we can’t have it if no one will Chair it. Barb Olekas has volunteered to assist but cannot chair it due to prior commitments in December. Anyone? Call Billie Dickson at 937-902-6410 please.

PLEASE PICK UP YOUR POSSESSIONS

Sending out a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) for artists who have left artwork in the Gallery:  Kara McWest – 3 pieces from the Landscape Show; Barbara Arnold – 1 piece from the Landscape Show; Erin Smith-Glenn – 1 piece from the May Member Show; and Carylon Seger – 1 piece from a previous Member Show.  Please come pick up your artwork. The meeting on October 1 is the best time, or call Gallery Coordinator Lori Luckner at 937-235-2513 for other dates that may be available for pick up.  Or, if you know one of these people, perhaps you could pick up the work and take it to them. Also looking for people who are missing clothing – we have quite a collection that has been hanging in the hallway for a long time. Thank you.

CONDOLENCES

Sympathy cards were sent to two of our members, Barb Arnold and Sue Brezine, who both lost their husbands recently.

We are sorry to note that our member Marilyn Hart recently passed away. A card from the organization will be sent to her family.

LOGAN COUNTY ART LEAGUE WEEKEND RETREAT

Calling all creatives and makers! The Logan County Art League is offering a weekend retreat at Kirkmont Center near Zanesfield, Ohio, the weekend of October 12, 13, and 14. No matter what your creative passion is (writing, painting, quilting, photography, etc.) this weekend is an opportunity to get away in a beautiful scenic area, with great accommodations and food, and work and enjoy the comradery of other like-minded individuals.

Enjoy a weekend of relaxation with time to concentrate on your special area of creativity. Explore the 270 acres of woodlands, grasslands, wetlands and ponds. Hike, meditate and gain inspiration for the artist within. Curl up in a chair and read undisturbed. WiFi is available… or unplug for a weekend. Take a break from the rat race. Breathe! Laugh! Create! Accommodations are dormitory style at the Croft House on the upper level, which also includes a large living room and dining area. A kitchenette is available. A loft area is also available as a getaway.  There is a large deck area. The lower level is one large space that is used as a workspace for the artists. Meals are served at the Lodge, except for breakfast that is catered. There are several payment levels for those who want accommodations for the entire weekend, those who can only stay one night, or those who want to commute back and forth each day. Meals are included in some of the plans. For details, costs and a registration form, go to the LCAL’s website at www.logancountyartleague.org or the LCAL Facebook page. Any questions can be asked at amidonclayton@gmail.com . For further information contact: Forrest Amidon, Chairperson, (937) 844-3102.

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to our next meeting:  Carol Edsel, Samara Blankenship, Bonnie Kuntz, Jada Keplinger, Linda Perry, Evvie Moore, Cheryl Miracle, and Maggie Vance. We may need more volunteers for this popular meeting since it is the first day of the workshop. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

We also need a volunteer to help in the kitchen before the meeting to prepare food for serving. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 22, 2018. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

September 2018 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

September always brings with it a renewed energy to bring forth more art. The lazy days of summer are behind us and the hustle and bustle of the winter holidays are yet to come. Your Board officers and chair people are already working to make sure we have a good year of entertaining speakers, and demonstrators and workshops with nationally recognized teachers are lined up.

Please make sure your dues are paid for the year and you have completed a Membership Renewal Form. The new Member Directory (which includes “paid up” members only) should be ready for pickup by the October meeting.  Please share your e-mail address with us as that is our preferred way of sending written information to you. We do not share our Membership List outside the organization. Lori Luckner is our new Membership Chairperson. Please contact her at loriluckner@att.net or 937-235-2513 for membership questions or changes.

We are all volunteer led, so please be willing to step up to assist calls for volunteers. Many hands make for easier work for us all. Also, please share your thoughts and suggestions in writing to any Board member.

Our September 4 speaker will be spiritual artist Rosie Huart. Meeting begins promptly at 7 pm. Board meeting begins at 6 pm. Refreshments at the September meeting will be provided by our Board members and Chair-persons.

Billie Dickson

President

Attachment: 2018 Membership Form

SEPTEMBER 2018 SPEAKER—ROSIE HUART

Our speaker for the September meeting will be mixed-media artist, Rosie Huart. The public is invited to attend and watch as Rosie demonstrates her creative art techniques.

The title of Rosie’s presentation is “Connecting Art & Spirit:  Dancing with Tools and Techniques.”  She will demonstrate how she connects her art and spirit by making an inspirational art journal with intuitive marks. Rosie will demonstrate how daily writing practices can be meditative art. She will be using a variety of tools, such as nibs, markers, graphite, and ruling pens, which offers her a palette of creativity for her mark-making on different surfaces. She also will solicit audience participation in exploring some Golden products for the art journal pages.

Rosie is a mixed-media artist and loves to express her creativity through calligraphy, poetry, painting, creative writing, papermaking, and bookmaking. She is an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College and has taught workshops nationally and internationally in Italy, France, and Greece. She delights in challenging herself and is always on the lookout for her next artistic adventure. Rosie’s inspiration comes from Eastern spirituality and from that still small voice that is within. She offers Connecting Art and Spirit retreats and workshops locally and nationally.

Rosie was born and raised in Dayton and graduated from Sinclair Community College with a degree in Mental Health Technology and from the University of Dayton with degrees in Art and Psychology. She also is a Golden Artist Educator for Golden Paints.

ART SUPPLIES SALE

Come early to our September meeting for a chance to buy or sell second-hand art supplies, which will be displayed on the table by the window. The Gallery will open at 5:30 pm for you to bring your art supplies to sell or look over what is available to buy. Please, no artwork to be sold at this time. Each person will price his/her own products and conduct sales. The Fairborn Art Association does not charge a commission, so you keep any money you make on sales.

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL SUMMARY

Another Sweet Corn Festival has passed and even though we had 2 inches of rain at noon Friday as we were setting up, Saturday and Sunday were gorgeous. We had a lot of vendors stuck in the mud on Friday when they were setting up but with the help of everyone we managed to get everyone out and in their place. Saturday and Sunday we had the biggest crowds we have had in years. The Lions Club sold 2000 chickens and ran out of both corn and chicken Sunday. Our watermelon booth sold 250 watermelons. The Kettle corn booth sold 350 pounds of popcorn. Between the cooked corn and the ones sold by the dozen at least 25,000 ears of corn were sold. This is just a few statics that we know of at this moment. All the Vendors were very happy. A BIG THANKS TO EACH AND EVERYONE THAT HELPED US.                                 …Submitted by Warren Brown and Sue Red

 Watermelon Booth

Thanks to all the members who served at the Watermelon Booth this year. We had a phenomenal year. We cut up 250 watermelons, sold over 2300 cups, and raised over $3750 for our Fairborn Art Association. this topped last year’s record of $3017. We basically sold out, having only four watermelons left at the end of the festival. We could not have done this without you. I sincerely appreciate all of those who worked this year

…Submitted by Roger Browning

 Queen of the Festival

This year is my 26th festival and it has been a special one. I was honored to be chosen as the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Queen. It was a nice change of pace for me. I still did a lot of work, but it also gave me the opportunity to visit the vendors and visitors more. Serving as the Queen with the King Dan Kirkpatrick was a wonderful time. I’ve known Dan for several years and we had a lot of fun.

Normally I ride around checking for problems, checking to see who left early, or taking care of issues. This year I rode around talking to the vendors and visitors asking them how they were enjoying the festival. I was able to ask the new vendors how they were doing and how they liked the festival (which was pretty much all positive). This year I was able to get a different perception of the festival and realized that there are still some improvements needed. We had some parking issues (for which some shuttle suggestions were made) and mud issues (can’t control Mother Nature) but overall it was a fantastic year.

Thank you to the Fairborn Lion’s Club for this honor and I look forward to next year.

…Submitted by Lori Sue Luckner

OCTOBER 2018 WORKSHOP WITH NITA LELAND

We have had to make a big change in our October workshop. Fealing Lin was forced to cancel all of her workshops for the remainder of the year for health reasons. We have been very lucky to find a replacement with such short notice and I think you will be pleased .

Nita Leland will present “Color Clinic” at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery on October 2, 3, and 4, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Nita helps watercolor artists understand all about paint and how colors work in mixtures, how to create vibrant color expression using triads to enhance your artwork, and how to use the seven contrasts of color to improve your artwork. You will learn about paint characteristics, organizing your palette and more. There will be mini-demos and class critiques throughout the day with lots of painting and individual attention. Finished artwork will also be critiqued in class upon request. Nita is the author of the recently released bestseller Exploring Color Workshop: 30th Anniversary Edition, Confident Color, The New Creative Artist (a new paperback edition coming in December), and New Creative Collage Techniques, as well as featured artist in four art-instruction DVDs published by North Light Books/artistsnetwork.com. Nita began her art career in watercolor and has been teaching classes and workshops in color, collage, and creativity throughout the U.S. and Canada for more than 40 years. She currently teaches at the Enrichment Center in Dayton, Ohio. Visit Nita’s website at www.nitaleland.com and blog at nitaleland.blogspot.com. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with your registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, OH 45385. Make  checks payable to the Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by September 21, 2018. A flyer and registration form will be available in the Gallery. Please see our website www.fairbornart.org for additional information and a registration form. For questions, call Pat Dunker at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email pwdunk@gmail.com.

Attachment: Nita Leland Registration

Attachment: Nita Leland Biography

Attachment: Nita Leland 2018 Fairborn Exploring Color Clinic Supplies

LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Please join me and learn how to paint Tulip Circles. The classes are September 11 and 18 from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm. At the end of the second class, the painting should be complete and ready to frame. Size is 32 x 12. For those of you already signed up, this is a reminder. For any of you that would like to join us, simply let me know by calling 937-886-5238. There are a few spots open. All paints will be furnished. Total fee for both 4-1/2 hour classes is $65. We won’t break for lunch but you can bring yours and munch as you go. This will be my last class for 2018, so hope you can come. A photo of the painting is below.

…Submitted by Louise Jackson

PLEIN AIRE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP WITH LIBBY RUDOLF

Announcing a Watercolor Workshop in ‘plein  aire’ at the Hertzler House (located in George Rogers Clark Park) on Tuesday, September 18 from 9:30 – Noon with Libby Rudolf as Teacher. The class is limited to 15 and is $15.  Artists are to bring their paints and brushes and a sturdy backboard. We have Arches paper and special pens for everyone. Preregistration is required by sending check (payable to Hertzler House) to Barbara Arnold at 162 Green Vista Dr., Enon, OH 45323.  Questions 937-864-1046 or 937-882-6000. (Deadline September 5)

DONATE YOUR UNUSED ART SUPPLIES

I am a volunteer for the Greene County Family Violence Prevention Center. I am looking for supplies for art projects for our in-house mothers and children. If you have any paints, brushes, paper or canvas that you no longer use and would like to donate, please contact me at cacollett22@icloud.com.

…Submitted by Carol Collett

 POPULAR CHOICE WINNERS, June 2018 Meeting

During our June 5, 2018 meeting/social, members voted on the artwork displayed throughout the Gallery. The following artists were voted winners in the categories listed. Congratulations to all.

1st Place, $50 – Frieda Clark – “Barn Cat”

2nd Place, $40 – Sue Seitz – “Free Spirit”

3rd Place $30 – Terri Caprio – “Partners”

Honorable Memtion, $20                                             Merit Awards, $10

Shirlee Bauer – “Portland Romance”                              Sheryl Scott – “Victorian Quilled Peacock”

Connie Gifford – “Tomo Cinco”                                     Carol Collett – “Grandpa’s Model T”

Louise Jackson – “Circle of Tulips”                                Clarice Moore – “Mother Love”

Cindy Sayeedi – “Patches and Petunias”                         Linda Lock – “Rocks”

Pat Dunker – “Emerging Elephant”                                 Cass Barth – “Primary Studio”

Cheryl Miracle – “Bullrider”                                          Nyeon Ju Woo – “Korzan Old House”

MIAMISBURG ART GALLERY

Several Fairborn Art Association members won awards at the Miamisburg Art Gallery 2018 Juried Art Exibitiion during an Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 11. The Exhibition is open to the public until September 8. Open hours: Monday through Friday 5:30 pm-8:00 pm, Sunday, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. The Gallery is located at 16 N. Main Street, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Winners include Drawing: 1st Place: “Great Blue Heron” by Tom Kinarney; Honorable Mention: “Serenity” by Sue Seitz. Oil & Acrylic: Honorable Mention: “Family Portrait – Surprise Kiss” by Terri Caprio. Water Media: 1st Place: “Hydrangea” by Elizabeth Martin. 2nd Place: “Who Left The Milk Out” by Lori Hollenbeck. Honorable Mention: “Catch & Release” by Shirlee Bauer; and “Point Reyes Lighthouse” by Connie S. Gifford. Mixed Media: Honorable Mention: “In the Still of the Night” by Bonnie Kuntz. Doris Harting Award: “Quilled Vintage Wedgewood Peacock” by Sheryl Scott. Congratulations to all.

2018 PIQUA ARTS FESTIVAL

The 2018 Piqua Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Artists from across the state and beyond will be invited to participate in a Plein Air Paint Out as part of the Piqua Arts Festival. Once they have their packet, they can proceed to leave the Arts Festival Area and start painting. Artists will be required to return to the Piqua Arts Festival by 4 pm. They will have a “Wet Paint Sale” where artwork is put on sale from 4 pm until 7 pm. During this time, they will be able to participate in a Quick Paint Competition. Artists wishing to participate will pay a $10 fee and then popular vote (by the artists) will take home the pot. The quick paint will take place from 4:30 to 7 pm and winners for the Paint Out Competition and Quick Paint will be announced afterwards. 1st Place for the Paint Out will be $500, 2nd Place will be $250, 3rd Place will be $150 and two honorable mentions of $50 will be awarded. This is a free event to participate in!!!! For additional information go to http://www.piquaartscouncil.org/piqua-arts-festival.html

THIRD ANNUAL ARTFEST – BEAVERCREEK

This “Celebration of All Things Creative” will be held Sunday, September 16, 2016, from 11 am to 6 pm. Location is the Community Park, Factory Road and SR 35, Beavercreek, Ohio.
DAYTON VISUAL ARTS CENTER ANNUAL MEETING

Dayton Visual Arts Center is holding their Annual Meeting/New Member Soiree on Wednesday, September 25, 2018 from 6–9 pm. At 6:15 pm Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will present a Toast to New Members. At 6:45 pm New Season Highlights will be announced. At 7 pm a 2016-17 Review & Special DVAC Announcement will be made. Attendance is Free. Location is at 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton OH 45402. For additional information, see dvac@daytonvisualarts.org

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

REMINDERS

Refreshments for the September meeting will be provided by our Board Members and Chairpersons. Please come and enjoy good food and good company.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 17, 2018. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

 

 

Louise Jackson Watercolor Class September 2018

You are invited to paint beautiful “Tulip Circles” on September 11 and 18, from 11:00 to 3:30 at F.A.A. with Louise Jackson. All paints are included. Bring a piece of 32 x 12, 300 lb, C.P. paper, or 140 lb if you are used to working on it, plus regular watercolor supplies. This painting should be completed in class, not another unfinished piece. Cost for classes is $65 for two 4-1/2 hour classes. No deposit needed. Call Louise if interested at 937-886-5238.

 

October Workshop with Nita Leland

Nita Leland will present “Color Clinic” at the Fairborn Art Association on October 2, 3, and 4, 2018. Nita helps watercolor artists understand all about paint and how colors work in mixtures, how to create vibrant color expression using triads to enhance your artwork, and how to use the seven contrasts of color to improve your artwork.You will learn about paint characteristics, organizing your palette and more. There will be mini-demos and class critiques throughout the day with lots of painting and individual attention. Finished artwork will also be critiqued in class upon request.

Nita is the author of the recently released bestseller Exploring Color Workshop: 30th Anniversary Edition, Confident Color, The New Creative Artist (a new paperback edition coming in December), and New Creative Collage Techniques, as well as featured artist in four art-instruction DVDs published by North Light Books/artistsnetwork.com.

Nita began her art career in watercolor and has been teaching classes and workshops in color, collage, and creativity throughout the U.S. and Canada for more than 40 years. She currently teaches at the Enrichment Center in Dayton, Ohio. Visit Nita’s Web site at www.nitaleland.com and blog at nitaleland.blogspot.com.

A flyer/registration form for this workshop is attached. A more definitive biography of Nita Leland is also attached. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com or call her at 937-562-3014 for additional information.

Attachment: Nita Leland Registration

Attachment: Nita Leland Biography