Fairborn Art Association News
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Dear Members and Patrons,
Fall is upon us again. How did summer fly by so quickly? Don’t let Fall get away from you! It’s time to look forward to pumpkins, the turning of the leaves, and the rainbow of reds, browns and golds that accompany this delicious time of year. Get your paint brushes ready to capture the glory of the season! There is so much beauty to look forward to!
Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7 pm. Hope to see you there! The Board will meet at 6 pm.
OCTOBER SPEAKER—GREG DEARTH
Gregory M. Dearth was born in Dayton, Ohio, 1949. After graduating with a BFA from Ohio University in 1971, he went on to work as a designer and illustrator and photographer. As a freelance illustrator, he worked for many Fortune 500 companies as a member of Scott Hull Associates. In the late 1990’s he moved full time into fine art painting. Portrait painting became his main focus, going on to study with K. C. Wells, Judith Carducci, and the notable Nelson Shanks at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. Figurative art, Still Life and Landscapes are all genres he participates in. For the past 10 years he has taught portrait and figure drawing at Rosewood Art Center in Kettering. His presentation at the Fairborn Art Association will be “Direct Painting and the Power of Line. How to start a painting on the right foot and avoid popular mistakes.” Greg will demonstrate in oil, but will try to relate observations to all mediums. Questions are welcomed.
IN THE GALLERY IN OCTOBER
Monday Watercolor Class and Thursday Paint In Group will have their art exhibition for the month of October. Artists who will show their work are: Shirlee Bauer, Peggy Bowman, Marti Davenport, Pat Dunker, Mary Foreman, Doriann Fusco, Connie Gifford, Misuk Goltz, Carole Janning, Theresa Meyer, Barbara Olekas, Susie Scott, Pat Tallman, and more. Gallery will be open for the public on Sundays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 1-4 pm. Reception for the opening is TBA.
The 2015 FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL is history and early reports indicate it was a successful event. Our many craft and food vendors and advertisers who provide the event financial support left feeling good about their participation. Boy Scout Troop #72 from the First Presbyterian Church handled raising of the flag of the United States of America and the Fairborn High School Marching Band and Color Guard led the opening ceremonies, playing our national anthem, and managed the trash generated by the event and supported the Lions Club food concession; The Rona Missionary Church in Fairborn managed the parking; Steve Hess managed the Ohio Volkssport Association Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Volkswalk; Upper Valley Amateur Radio Club communicated internationally about the festival; Gary Johnson managed the entertainment for the festival; Bill Gazzerro and the Fairborn Knights of Columbus managed the sweet corn eating contest – Kroger donated the gift cards given to the contestants; Loren Red guided the volunteers who marked the field; Sue Red and Lori Luckner handled the vendor registration and sweet corn festival website; Roger Browning handled the highly successful watermelon booth along with a group of FAA volunteers; Dora Lawson managed the sweet corn festival information booklet along with FAA volunteer sales associates; Robert Beireis managed the publicity for the event throughout the year; Cheryl Miracle as committee secretary kept track of our formal meetings throughout the year. The ribbon cutting was done by Queen Ellen Sloane-Farthing and King Leroy Farthing among other duties.
Finally we thank President Sandy Kinnamon and her FAA Board along with all the FAA members who volunteered to help make the event the success it is! Submitted by Warren K Brown, Chair, Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Mark Mehaffey, AWS, DF, NWS, TWSA Master
This watercolor workshop, presented by the Fairborn Art Association, will be Monday through Thursday, November 2 to 5, 2015, from 9 am to 4 pm daily. The workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn, OH. In this 4-day workshop, participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value, and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed. Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line, and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials. Nationally and internationally recognized artist Mark Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, DF, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master, and the Watercolor West. Mark has won many major awards in juried exhibitions across the world, including Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Co. Award from American Watercolor Society. He is also an author of Creative Watercolor Workshop, published by North Light Books, and many instructional DVDs by Creative Catalyst Productions, as well as Artists Network Productions. Fees for this workshop are $230 for FAA member; $250 for non-member. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Yuki Hall, 206 E. Holmes St., Urbana, IL 61801. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. The final payment must be made by October 1, 2015. For questions or more information, call or text Yuki at 937-679-2464, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer with the registration form is available at the Gallery or on our website www.fairbornart.org .
Attachment: Mark Meheffey workshop registration form II
MEMBERS HOLIDAY FINE ART & CRAFT SALE
It’s that time again; to get ready for the Members Holiday Fine Art & Craft Show. This year you will have the same ID number as you had last year. The number must be included on each price tag. If you are new or can’t remember last year’s number, please let me know and I’ll get it for you. At the October and November meetings, we will be passing around signup sheets to help set-up and decorate the gallery, as well as for sitting in the gallery during the sale. If you cannot attend the meetings, you may call me. The date for setting up and decorating will be Monday, November 30, from 9 am to 12 noon. We will be receiving your priced artwork and crafts, with inventory sheets, Monday, November 30, from 1 pm to 3 pm, and Tuesday, December 1, from 10 am to 12 noon. We hope that you will help in getting your Members Holiday Show off to a good start this year by volunteering. As always we thank you for you help and hard work. There will be a pre-sale at the gallery December 1 at 5:30 pm before the FAA Holiday party. The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 5 & 6 and December 12 & 13. The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm Each member may bring two large paintings (18 X 24 or larger, up to 30 X 40) and up to 10 smaller paintings (16 X 20 or smaller) and handcrafted items. Special art and/or craft demonstrations are encouraged during the sale. All members’ unsold artwork may be picked up on the last sale day, Sunday, Dec. 13 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 14 from 10–12 noon. Remember, the FAA receives no commission from sales. This is quite a benefit to all participating members. This big sale will be publicized in area newspapers and there will be A-frame signs around town. However, the more that we all publicize the Holiday Sale, the better the sales will be! Let’s have a great Gallery show and make lots of sales! Inventory sheets are attached to this newsletter and will be available on our website so you can get started on your lists. Please call gayle Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.
Attachment No. 1: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet1
Attachment No. 2: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet2
One of Misuk Goltz’s painting, “Tim, Storyteller,” was accepted into the International Watercolor Annual Exhibition this year, hosted by the National Watercolor Society. The opening of the show is on October 24 at San Pedro NWS gallery in California. NWS invited Misuk to be juried in for their signature membership. Three extra paintings were shipped to NWS and they are being juried now. Misuk needs a ton of well wishes.
Some sad news. Ros Nichols passed away on May 17, 2015, in Springfield, OH. Roz and her husband Del are long-time members of the Fairborn Art Association and active participants in the Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale. Del said that he will miss Roz greatly. We send our condolences to Del.
The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the October meeting: Sheryl Scott, Ginni Roche, Mary Cargan, Jean Lutz, Clarice Moore, Judy Belvo, Bonnie Kuntz, Shirlee Bauer, Connie Gifford, and Linda Owen. Thank you for volunteering.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 7 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 19, 2015. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.
Warren Brown, Festival Chairman, introduces the Festival King and Queen, Leroy Farthing and Ellen Slone Farthing at the opening ceremonies. (L-R): Kernal Shucks, Festival Mascot, Queen Ellen Slone Farthing, Chairman Warren Brown, King Leroy Farthing. Photo by Gayle Beireis.
On August 15 & 16, the 34th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival was held at Fairborn Community Park. The Festival is the fundraiser for Fairborn Art Association and the Fairborn Lion’s Club. Both non-profit organizations use the proceeds of the Festival to fund their charitable activities. F.A.A. funds scholarships for college bound high school seniors who intend to pursue an art major, as well as its ongoing operations.
The Festival is a highlight for the Fairborn Community. There were 120+ booths from local and regional vendors who brought their handmade craft and art items for sale. A variety of food items were available including fresh cut cold watermelon and fresh sweet corn steamed with steam supplied by a 1918 steam engine. Free admission and free entertainment are among the reasons to attend. Numerous children’s activities including pony rides, face painting, the Big Bounce and games keep kids entertained. A Volksmarch and the Corn Eating Contest are also popular events held during the Festival. The Festival website :www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org
F.A.A. member Misuk Goltz was the featured speaker at our September meeting on Tuesday the 1st, at which she demonstrated her methods and skills in watercolor portraiture. Misuk is originally from South Korea. She studied psychology and art history as well as art therapy and mental health counseling at Wright State University. She worked as an outpatient psychiatric counselor at Good Samaritan Hospital until her retirement in 2007. After retirement, she began painting and watercolor became her passion after a class with Nita Leland in 2008. She has also studied with a number of internationally known artists in recent years. Misuk enjoys painting a variety of subjects, but she is best known and most inspired when her subject is a portrait of an individual. Each person is intriguing and unique; capturing the subject’s attitude and mood at the moment of the portrait is her goal. She enjoys understanding her subject to create a story in her painting.
Misuk loves teaching and the unique learning environment in the current group setting of her fellow artists. She has taught at the Hithergreen Center, Sinclair Community College, and at F.A.A., in addition to other regional locations. She was awarded signature status in the Ohio Watercolor Society in 2010, and her work as juried into the National Watercolor Society in 2013. She has also won numerous awards in various juried shows since 2008. She intends to relocate to California at the end of the year to be closer to her family. Her website can be found by googling “misuk’s gallery”.
During her presentation, Misuk talked about learning calligraphy from her grandfather, and that she discovered similarities between calligraphy and watercolor. Her advice to artists is to “paint what attracts you; choose a reference you love”. She originally started working in pastels, but switched to watercolor. She began painting portraits by using family members as subjects. She creates movement in her portraits by the posture of her subjects, striving to create diagonal lines within her painting. She suggested using value studies as a beginning step, then proceeding to a color study before starting the actual painting. In her work, she will sketch onto tracing paper, then transfer a tracing to watercolor paper. She also discussed her preferred materials, techniques, and brush types; stressing simplicity in the approach to the work.
The Featured Artists in our Gallery for the month of September are Tom Kinarney and Sue Seitz. Their paintings were hung in time for members attending our meeting on September 1 to view. Tom and Sue will have an Opening Reception on Sunday, September 6, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. To see their their beautiful award winning works in pencil, watercolor, and pen & ink, plan to attend the Opening Reception or come on one of the following Sundays in September. from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
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Dear Fellow FAA Members and Friends,
We hope your summer has been wonderful. Summer is such a great time for inspiration. Sometimes we get to see new places and take great photos. With all of the flowers blooming there are many new ideas for painting flowers and beautiful small corners that are colored with flowers. If you like to paint people, festivals are a good source. Hopefully you are inspired with lots of new material to paint.
Our president, Sandy Kinnamon is recovering from double knee surgery. It was done to remove an infection as opposed to typical knee surgery. None the less there is a similar recovery period and she is doing pretty well. Sandy has more to come because she will have to have chemo and radiation for pancreatic cancer. She has a need for our prayers and positive thoughts and energy. She will continue to be part of our FAA community as president and is anxious to be with all of us. Please hold her in your prayers. Hopefully she will be back with us soon.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at 7 pm. We will have a second-hand art supplies sale before the meeting, so come early. (See article below.) The Board will meet at 6 pm.
In your service,
ART SUPPLIES SALE
Come early to our September 1st 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 6:00 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.
SEPTEMBER SPEAKER—MISUK GOLTZ
Misuk Goltz will demonstrate her portrait painting methods and skills in a watercolor demonstration at our September meeting. Misuk grew up in South Korea and studied art history and psychology. She also studied art therapy and mental health counseling at Wright State University. Misuk worked as an outpatient psychiatric counselor at Good Samaritan Hospital until she retired in 2007. She began painting after her retirement and watercolor painting became her passion after her first class with Nita Leland in 2008. Misuk has also studied with many nationally and internationally known artists over the last few years. She enjoys painting different subjects, but she is most inspired when people are her subjects. Each individual is unique and intriguing; capturing their attitude and mood at a particular moment in the way she understands them is a story she likes to create for her painting. Misuk loves teaching and she enjoys the unique learning environment she has with her fellow artists in the current group setting. She has taught at Sinclair Community College, Hithergreen Center, and the Fairborn Art Association, in addition to out-of-town locations. Misuk was awarded signature membership from the Ohio Watercolor Society in 2010 and her painting was juried into the National Watercolor Society members Show in 2013. She has also won numerous awards in various juried shows since 2008. She is now preparing to relocate to California at the end of this year to be close to family. Google “misuk’s gallery” for her website.
VOLUNTEERS FOR REFRESHMENTS
The Board members will provide the refreshments for the September meeting and will set up the table before the FAA meeting. We need one or two volunteers to handle our refreshments at each meeting thereafter. You can work together or split the times when you will be responsible. Members attending the meeting usually help out, but we need someone to “Take Charge.” The Board cannot continue to set up the table and serve refreshments. This is usually done at the time the Board is holding their official meeting. If we do not have volunteers to handle refreshments, we will be forced to discontinue having this popular interlude from our meetings. Please someone, come forward.
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Mark Mehaffey, AWS, DF, NWS, TWSA Master
This watercolor workshop, presented by the Fairborn Art Association, will be Monday through Thursday, November 2 to 5, 2015, from 9 am to 4 pm daily. The workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn, OH. In this 4-day workshop, participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value, and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed. Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line, and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials. Nationally and internationally recognized artist Mark Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, DF, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master, and the Watercolor West. Mark has won many major awards in juried exhibitions across the world, including Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Co. Award from American Watercolor Society. He is also an author of Creative Watercolor Workshop, published by North Light Books, and many instructional DVDs by Creative Catalyst Productions, as well as Artists Network Productions. Fees for this workshop are $230 for FAA member; $250 for non-member. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Yuki Hall, 206 E. Holmes St., Urbana, IL 61801. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. The final payment must be made by October 1, 2015. For questions or more information, call or text Yuki at 937-679-2464, or email email@example.com. A flyer with the registration form is attached and is available at the Gallery.
Attachment: Mark Meheffey workshop registration form II
COLORED PENCIL / PEN & INK with Tom Kinarney
Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use & dramatic, beautiful results. Experiment with either or both & see how they can be combined with watercolor & other mediums. This 8-week session begins Tues. Sept. 22 from 9:30-12 noon. Cost is $70. Tom also teaches at Rosewood in Kettering & at the Vandalia Senior Ctr. if that location is more convenient. If any questions call Tom at 236-1959.
Sue Sietz and Tom Kinarney are the featured artists in our Gallery for the month of September. Be sure to stop by to see their artwork.
Tom Kinarney won a First Place award at the Miamisburg Art Guild in August, and Misuk Goltz won Best of Show. Congratulations to both.
Yuki Hall has moved to Urbana, II, temporarily due to her husband’s sabbatical to U of IL. She will be there for 10 months and will return to her Beavercreek, home in May, 2016. She will continue to serve as FAA workshop chair until May 2016. She will be returning to Beavercreek in late October to prepare for Mark Mehaffy’s workshop (Nov. 2–5). For any questions about the workshop, please use her new contact info as follows: Yuki Hall, 206 E Holmes St., Urbana, IL 61801, firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-426-7229 (home, internet phone), 937-679-2464 (cell & text).
Bob Coates is showing his sculptures along with Marsha Pippenger and her collages at the Bear’s Mill Clark Gallery from August 28 to October 11, 2015. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 28 from 6 to 9 pm, with an Artist’s Talk at 7 pm. On September 26, Marsha Pippenger will hold a papermaking workshop. Register for the workshop by calling 937-548-5112.
STUDIO 14 GALLERY & FINE ARTS CENTER
Several people have requested information about beginning art classes recently. Most of our classes are taught in such a way that you will receive individual attention, which helps tremendously. But we do not currently offer classes that are strictly classified as beginning. You can check out the class offerings at Studio 14 Gallery & Fine Art Center, located in downtown Tipp City at 115 W. Main Street. They offer several types of beginning art classes for both adults and children. Their website is http://www.studio14gallery.com . Hint: Use Google Chrome for better access to their website. You can also contact Leslie Trimbach at email@example.com.
Our next meeting will be our on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 7 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 21, 2015. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.
An 8-week class, “Watercolor Painting with Misuk” will begin August 17 and run through October 5. The class will meet on Mondays from 9:30am – 12:30pm at the Fairborn Art Gallery, 221 North Central Ave, Fairborn. We will cover the principles and elements of watercolor painting while practicing a few different subjects: landscape, flowers, portraits, and figures. This class will be ideal for a painter who has been working with water media and has studied the basics of watercolor painting. Misuk will work with you individually if you plan to paint from your own reference to complete an expressive painting. The tuition for the 8-week class, including the gallery fee, is $95 for Fairborn Art Association members and $105 for non-members. To ensure your place, please send your name, phone number, and email address along with tuition to Misuk Goltz, 2489 Sherbourne Way, Xenia, OH 45385.