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April 2019 Newsletter

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APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

 Hello all,

Just like that, April is upon us. I hope you are putting the finishing touches on your art work for our Member Show in May! The prospectus for the show is on our website, so you will be able to just click the link elsewhere in our newsletter. Our show chairs Connie Gifford and Maggie Vance have everything in place to get the show up and ready to open on Sunday, May 5. Awards will be presented at our meeting on Tuesday, May 7.

All members should be receiving a Member Information Sheet by snail mail any time now. It includes a reminder to pay your dues (payable by June 1, 2019). You may mail them in, pay them when you bring your artwork for the show, or pay them at the May meeting. Please include the Information Sheet with your dues–it lets us verify your current information (very important!) and gives you the opportunity to let us know your interests. Your interests are important as we are deciding on speakers for our meetings and for contacting potential volunteers for our various events. If you did not receive your letter it probably is because we do not have correct information for you, so be sure to pick one up from the desk when you come to the Gallery, or contact Lori Luckner to update your information and receive one in the mail.

We will be taking nominations for our Officers (President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer) in April, and will vote in May. If being a leader at Fairborn Art has ever interested you, please let me know and I will forward your name to our Nominating Committee. I’m sure some of our longtime officers would love to be training new people to take over their positions.

Our April speaker is Mike Elsass, a very popular local artist who will talk about “Brush Before Brain.” He paints abstract paintings in acrylic, and is a very entertaining speaker. Meeting is Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm.  Board meets at 6 pm.

Billie Dickson

President

Attachment:  FAA Membership Form 2019

APRIL SPEAKER—MIKE ELSASS

At the April FAA meeting, members will enjoy an artistic demonstration by Dayton artist, Mike Elsass. Instead of canvas or paper, Elsass’ medium is weathered steel. About 19 years ago he left the business world, intent on becoming a writer, and took a detour into art after being inspired by Dayton Artist Roger Sayre.

On Elsass’ web site, his art is described: “Mike is fascinated by the medium of weathered steel. Inspired to constantly experiment, Mike’s artistic vision yields contemporary abstracts inspired by his vision of nature and time, perfection and imperfection, joy and suffering an aspects of the human condition, mixed with the beauty of nature.”

Elsass works out of the artist cooperative on Front Street on Dayton’s near east side. Again the web site describes the venue: “Inspired by the potential for color against industry, Mike Elsass pioneered the untapped frontier of the buildings, creating an artistic urban renaissance in Dayton.”

It is exciting to enter the old warehouse building into Elsass’ vast workroom and observe the old steel, the rusted, bent, tangled old metal, sitting around the room. But then your attention turns to the brilliant color on the walls and work tables, yes, an artistic renaissance, of old junk, and be visually thrilled and in awe at the artistic pieces he created.

But Elsass isn’t just an artist, he’s also a force to improve the greater Dayton community. He works with nonprofit groups using his art as a therapy medium, and he supports missions efforts throughout the greater Dayton community.

Members will not only enjoy his work but his outgoing and entertaining personality and presentation.

                                                                                                                            …Submitted by Jim Gifford

FUTURE MEETINGS

April 2 Speaker, Mike Elsass, “Brush Before Brain”
May 7, Speaker, Soon Y Warren, Watercolor
June 4, Social Meeting
July,  No Meeting
August, No Meeting

 …Submitted by Fran Watson

2019 MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW

FAA Spring Show paintings will be accepted on Tuesday, April 30, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 7 at the FAA meeting. Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. A prospectus for this show is available in our Gallery and is attached.

Registration:  Tuesday, April 30 from Noon to 5 pm

Show Opening: May 5, 2019 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 5, 12, and 19 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 19 from 4 to 6 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring light snacks. We will assign one person in your group to have access to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave. Please check with us when you register your art to make sure who will have gallery access. Light snacks could be cookies or cheese & crackers, or chips & salsa, and a punch or lemonade or something similar. Feel free to bring your artwork to work on while you are there.

Please invite your friends and family to come see the show, and hopefully find a piece of art they would like to hang in their home or office. Remember to share this information with your friends on Social Media such as Facebook.

If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, please contact Connie Gifford at gifford.connie@gmail.com or (937) 270-7359 or Maggie Vance at mbv831@hotmail.com or (937) 527-8919.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford & Maggie Vance

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2019

SOON Y. WARREN WORKSHOP

There are still a few openings for the Soon Y. Warren Workshop and we’d love to see you. She’s an amazing artist and teacher and I’m sure you will love taking her wonderful workshop. It’s May 6-9 at Fairborn Art Association’s studio from 10 am-4 pm. The fee for Members is $250 and for nonmembers is $285. Contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com or 937-271-4798.

The Fairborn Art Association will present the Soon Y. Warren Workshop May 6-9, 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. (Please note the change in dates from May 6-10 to May 6-9. This is a 4-day workshop.) 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 or on our website at www.fairbornart.org. 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

Attachment:  Material List for Soon Y Warren

FAA LOGO CONTEST

The Fairborn Art Association was established years ago to join a community of artists together to enjoy many art forms. What is the essence of art? Almost every form of art has COLOR! The original logo for our association is a paintbrush with a splash but it is in black and white. I think that we should update the logo to make it colorful and reflect the association today. The Board has been trying very hard to make our association appear more modern.  We would like to hold a contest to design a new colorful logo. Everyone is encouraged to create a new logo. We can display the designs during the People’s Choice Show. We can all vote to choose the logo we like the best. So, I challenge you all the get busy with color and create logos!

                                                                                                                               …Submitted by Sheryl Scott

ROSE SCHULTZ EXHIBIT

Rose Schultz, an FAA member, is showing her artwork in the Centerville Art Gallery during the month of April. Rose works in watercolor, pastels, and mixed media using rice paper collage. About twenty pieces representing her work in these media will be on display. The Art Gallery is located in the lobby of the Centerville Police Headquarters at 155 W Spring Valley Road. The Gallery is staffed 24-hours per day and artwork may be viewed free of charge at any time. Rose invites all FAA members to see the show in April.

YUKI  HALL ACCEPTED TO TWSA

Yuki Hall’s painting “Charleston Rain” was accepted into the 2019 Transparent Watercolor Society of America National Exhibition. This is her 3rd time being accepted by TWSA. She will be traveling to Kenosha, WI this summer to receive her signature membership to the organization. Congratulations to Yuki.

YUKI  HALL WORKSHOPS

Outdoor Sketching Workshops

Yuki Hall will be teaching outdoor sketching workshops “Fun with outdoor sketching” from May 21–May 23, 2019 (Session 1) and June 11–June 13, 2019 (Session 2).  These are two independent sessions and students can register for either one or both. We will be sketching at Cox Arboretum, Carriage Hill Farm as well as The Greene. In this workshop, students will learn about the variety of sketching supplies available, how to select and simplify a complex subject by extracting the most important feature of the subject while leaving unnecessary details out. You will also learn how to steer away from illustrative ‘coloring-in’ sketching style, but to paint in painterly fashion and add finesse to your sketching. We will be sketching mainly with watercolor, with additional use of both permanent and water-soluble pens. All levels are welcome.  The cost for this workshop is $140 (the cost includes two types of pens).  For more information or/and to register contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, yukihallfineart@gmail.com.

Attachment:  Fun with outdoor sketching pdf

3-Day Indoor Watercolor Workshop

Yuki will also offer a 3-day indoor workshop, “Watercolor – Painting Loosely” at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from June 24 to June 26, 2019. In this workshop, students will learn how to break away from coloring-in painting style and start painting watercolor with confident brush strokes and expressive edge qualities for more spontaneous and impressionistic appearance. In addition, effective use of eloquent calligraphy will be discussed. This workshop is designed to help students gain insight in discovering the true quality of watercolor so that he/she can create paintings with maximum visual and emotional impact. The cost for this workshop is $140.  For more information or/and to register, contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, yukihallfineart@gmail.com.

…Submited by Yuki Hall

Attachment:  Painting Loosely.pdf

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Yellow Springs Village Artisans has released a call for artists for the next Village Artisans Open Community Show. Applications and artwork are due by May 11 or 12, 2019. A prospectus/registration form is available on our website www.fairbornart.org.

 …Submitted by Theresa Mayer

Attachment:  Theresa Mayer Birds & Bees

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN SCHEDULE

  • Plaza Artist [Cincinnati OH] On The Horizon, March 20, 27, Apr 3 Preston Art Center [Louisville KY]
  • On the Horizon: Abstract Painting with Acrylics, March 30-31
  • Plaza Artist [Cincinnati OH] Drips, Skins + Marks in Abstract Painting, April 10, 17, 24
  • Gahanna Bead Studio [near Columbus OH] 2 classes: Gellin-Monoprinting with Gel Plate + Framed-A hanging collage, April 12-14

LANDSCAPES 2019 JURIED ART COMPETITION  UPDATE

The Landscapes 2019 juried art competition is underway. The juried competition’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 pm; with prizes awarded at 3 pm.  Please note this is a corrected date from previous notices. The gallery will also be open on July 21 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm for the community to enjoy.

Each year since 2010, B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored the art competition to heighten the community’s awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve them. The Landscapes 2019 location is the Garland Wetland Reserve, a City of Fairborn Park located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn; at the intersection of Commerce Center Blvd and Garland Avenue.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography, or 3D hanging art less than 10 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 29, 2019, during the hours of 1-4 pm. For additional information, please contact Pat Higgins at pmhiggins32@gmail.com.

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 April meeting: Lucille Burns, Carol Edsell, Cheryl Miracle, Terri Caprio, Carol Collett, Barb Olekas, Linda Woods, Lois Kuck, Mike Snyder, Sue Seitz, Stephanie Hauser, April Coppess, and Jada Keplinger . We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 22, 2019. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

March 2019 Newsletter

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Hello All!

March is a very busy month as we emerge from the throes of winter!

5 – Mardi Gras (and our FAA meeting at 7 p.m.)

6 – Beginning of Lent for those who observe

10 – Daylight Savings Time begins

17 – St Patrick’s Day

20 – First Day of Spring

So many opportunities to be inspired and create art!  The Greene County Senior Show is in the Gallery March 3 through March 20. Bruce Neville will present Watercolor Underpainting at our March 5 meeting.  See you then!

Billie Dickson

President

BAD WEATHER MEETING CANCELLATION

We will follow recommendations of the media weather reports. When they say travel would be dangerous, we will cancel our scheduled meeting. The Board will communicate with each other by phone and you will be notified by email as soon as a decision is reached. Be sure to check your email before starting out if the weather is bad. If you do not have email access, please call one of the Board members or a member you know who has email access. In the event we must cancel a meeting, the meeting will be held the following Tuesday at 7 pm.

MARCH 2019 SPEAKER—BRUCE NEVILLE

The Fairborn Art Association (FAA) welcomes Cincinnati-based watercolor artist, Bruce Neville, March 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. Neville said, “Watercolor has become a passion and very much a part of my life. First I have to be inspired. It helps that I often have my pad and pencils with me in my daily travels. With my architectural background, the fundamental visual skill of drawing is a beginning for my paintings. I also express a great deal of emotion to create the mood.”

Over the years Bruce has taught many classes and also presents workshops.  His work is currently represented in Ohio and other states.  He recently won an award from the Ohio Watercolor Society for his painting “Hill Street in Mt. Adams.” Mary Whyte, internationally recognized artist, selected “Hill Street”and said “Beautiful brushwork that dances between form and descriptive line. The artist’s vigorous depiction of light and shadows all add up to a lively and very fresh work.”

He also won The Sarah and John Lechletter Best of Show Award for “Victorian Shadows” watercolor at the 117th Annual Exhibit at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.

Neville is a featured artist in the book, Skies & Clouds: The Watercolor Techniques Of 23 International Artists, by Larry Charles (Editor), Terri Dodd (Editor). Neville said, “As a featured artist in this book, I discussed the thought process as applied to putting feeling into a beach scene.”

He was raised near Providence, Rhode Island. Neville said, “I witnessed people of everyday life and the wonderful neighborhoods of New England. I lived and schooled in Boston and then took the leap to study architecture at the University of Cincinnati. (Took) many courses in art education at UC and after design for 40 years I made the decision to take on my preference to paint in watercolor on a full-time basis. Deep down I always wanted to be a painter. After closing down my firm, I then got serious about being a painter.”

… Submitted by James M. Gifford, Publicity Chair

SPRING 2019 SPEAKERS

March 5 ……… Bruce Neville
April 2 ……….. Mike Elsass
May 7 ………… Soon Y. Warren

SOON Y. WARREN WORKSHOP

The Fairborn Art Association will present the Soon Y. Warren Workshop May 6-9, 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. (Please note the change in dates from May 6-10 to May 6-9. This is a 4-day workshop.) 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 or on our website at www.fairbornart.org. 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. This is a 4-day class. The total cost is $250 for a FAA member; $285 for a non-member.

Attachment:  Soon Y Warren registration

Attachment:  Material List for Soon Y Warren

LANDSCAPES 2019 JURIED ART COMPETITION  UPDATE

The Landscapes 2019 juried art competition is underway. The juried competition’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 pm; with prizes awarded at 3 pm.  Please note this is a corrected date from previous notices. The gallery will also be open on July 21 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm for the community to enjoy.

Each year since 2010, B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored the art competition to heighten the community’s awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve them. The Landscapes 2019 location is the Garland Wetland Reserve, a City of Fairborn Park located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn; at the intersection of Commerce Center Blvd and Garland Avenue.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography, or 3D hanging art less than 10 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 29, 2019, during the hours of 1-4 pm. For additional information, please contact Pat Higgins at pmhiggins32@gmail.com.

MEMBERS’ SHOWS AT LOFINO PLAZA

The Gallery at Lofino Plaza will be featuring two members of the FAA during the month of March.  Clarice Moore and Evvie Moore will be exhibiting their work in a duo exhibit. Please plan to stop by the Gallery and see these talented members. The Gallery is located inside the Lofino Plaza at 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Ohio.. Hours are Mon.-Thursday 9-7, Friday 9-4 and Sat. 9-12.

… Submitted by Susan Scott

PAINTING  UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Yuki Hall & Diana Marra will be conducting a magical painting and touring adventure in Tuscany, Italy from September 27 to October 4, 2019.  Tucked away in a corner of Tuscany, Trequanda is in the southeast of Siena.  Here you will see undulating terrain covered in vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields – unimaginable landscape you will never want to leave. We will be staying in a beautiful 16th-century renovated family-owned farmhouse with its history and winery which produces excellent Tuscan wines.  The farm house is perched 1,300 feet above sea level and has a spectacular view.  There, in the Tuscan countryside and historic architecture, we will be painting and sketching in watercolor as well as learning Chinese brush painting.  You will also be enjoying authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared with care and excellent fresh ingredients, accompanied by local wine.   After a day of painting, you can swim and relax in a swimming pool with breathtaking views.  The farmhouse is also surrounded by walking trails and a tennis court.  We will also tour the vineyards and winery with an expert vintner and then sit down to wine tasting with a delicious three–course lunch.  Our week in Tuscany will include fantastic excursions to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Montalcino, all by private transportations.  For more information and/or questions, please contact Yuki Hall at (937) 679-2464, yukihallfineart@gmail.com. A brochure and enrollment form are available on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Brochure pdf

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Enrollment Form pdf

2019 ART ON THE BEACH

The Logan County Art League is sponsoring the12th annual Art on the Beach held at Oldfield Beach at Indian Lake, Lakeview, Ohio on June 22 and 23,, 2019.  We are searching for art vendors and fine craftsmen. There will be fine art exhibits, beautiful crafts from experienced craftspeople, live entertainment, and food vendors of all types If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Earick, earicka@gmail.com or 937-602-3032.

The Art on the Beach application form will be available on our website at www.fairbornart.org .

… Submitted by Andrea Earick, Art on the Beach Chairperson, The Logan County Art League

Attachment:  2019 AOB Art Vendor Ap

PAINTING IN ITALY WITH  JACQUELINE SULLIVAN

Jacqueline Sullivan will be teaching Painting the Colors, Textures & Horizons of Italy, September 25 – October 1 2019! Join Jacqueline for a week of painting, touring, and engaging with the cultural, culinary, and visual richness of the Marche region of Italy (east of Tuscany on the central Adriatic Coast). Italiana Tours is organizing the trip – see their website for complete information, registration and details on their artist’s companion package. Contact Piero Pagliardini (who will be the workshop’s host and guide) for more information italianatours@gmail.com Read more about this beautiful region of Italy HERE. Early Bird Registration Discount when you register before April 15, 2019!

… Submitted by Jacqueline Sullivan:  jacquelinesullivan@mac.com

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 March meeting:  Nyeon Woo, Linda Perry, Evvie Moore, Yuki Hall, Sherry Li Cai, Linda Woods, Barb Arnold, Susie Scott, Susan Bertke, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, and Jada Keplinger. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 18, 2019. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

February 2019 Newsletter

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Happy New Year Fellow Artists and Friends,

It is a good time to remind everyone that if Fairborn schools are closed due to bad weather, Fairborn Art Association meetings are cancelled that day. Jackie tries to send an e-mail blast, so be sure to keep checking as weather sometimes changes during the day.

There are some changes coming updating our Gallery, and we hope you enjoy them.  When all is finished our Gallery should have a fresh and convenient new look for us to enjoy.

Our February 5 meeting speaker is Ron Rollins who will talk and demo “Acrylic in Action.”  His work is very dynamic and the demo should be exciting to watch.  Meeting is at 7 pm.

Now is the time to sign up for the Soon Y Warren workshop from May 6–10. Forms are on our website or in the Gallery. Don’t be left out, sign up now!

Think about gifting your Valentine with your own arts and crafts this year – make it a real gift from the heart.

Billie Dickson

President

FEBRUARY SPEAKER—RON ROLLINS

Our next FAA speaker, Mr. Ron Rollins, will demonstrate his colorful, spontaneous art at the February 5, 2019, meeting. Rollins is a local artist and is the “Dayton Daily News” “Ideas & Voices” editor. He is a writer, editor, poet, and artist who lives in Kettering, is married to Amy, and has two grown children and two grandchildren. His web site, http://www.rollinsart.org/ , has a colorful display of his abstract art.

He states on the web site, “I tend not to title my works, because people like to see different things in the often messy images I create, and I don’t want my thinking on the piece to crowd out someone else’s interpretation of it. I love to hear what people think of when they look at a piece, because they almost always help me see something new in it, that I did not even realize I was putting there… . I tend to paint right out of the tube, mixing colors directly on the canvas and adding in a lot of water for effect, to blur and blend. I’ll fairly quickly throw, squirt, smear, smudge, spatter and flick paint to create a scene that expresses motion, light and energy.”

The web site describes his achievements: “He was one of five featured Dayton-area artists whose work was featured in a traveling exhibition of nature-themed work to mark the 50th anniversary of the Five Rivers MetroParks. His work has been featured on ThinkTV’s “The Art Show” and on the cover of Mock Turtle Zine, a Dayton arts journal.”

Some of his past shows are The Dayton Circus Sideshow; The Miamisburg Summer Arts Series Gallery; the Centerville Police Station Gallery; Visceral Gallery in Middletown; the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin, Ohio; the Kettering Christ Church Little Gallery; Antioch University Midwest; and members shows of the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

Rollins usually paints acrylic and/or pastel on canvas. He is influenced by the work of his mother, Barbara, a watercolor artist, and by abstract expressionists, such as Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and Joan Mitchell.                                                                                                      … Submitted by James Gifford

Spring 2019 Speakers

March 5 ……… Bruce Neville
April 2 ……….. Mike Elsass
May 7 ………… Soon Y Warren

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, … Read Moreiris 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 or on our website at www.fairbornart.org. 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

LANDSCAPES 2019 JURIED ART COMPETITION  UPDATE

The Landscapes 2019 juried art competition is underway. The juried competition’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 pm; with prizes awarded at 3 pm.  Please note this is a corrected date from previous notices. The gallery will also be open on July 21 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm for the community to enjoy.

Each year since 2010, B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored the art competition to heighten the community’s awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve them. The Landscapes 2019 location is the Garland Wetland Reserve, a City of Fairborn Park located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn; at the intersection of Commerce Center Blvd and Garland Avenue.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography, or 3D hanging art less than 10 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 29, 2019, during the hours of 1-4 pm. For additional information, please contact Pat Higgins at pmhiggins32@gmail.com.

MEMBERS’ SHOWS AT LOFINO PLAZA

The Gallery at Lofino Plaza will be featuring two members of the FAA during the month of March.  Clarice Moore and Evvie Moore will be exhibiting their work in a duo exhibit. Please plan to stop by the Gallery and see these talented members. The Gallery is located inside the Lofino Plaza at 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Ohio.. Hours are Mon.-Thursday 9-7, Friday 9-4 and Sat. 9-12.   … Submitted by Susan Scott

PAINTING  UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Yuki Hall & Diana Marra will be conducting a magical painting and touring adventure in Tuscany, Italy from September 27 to October 4, 2019.  Tucked away in a corner of Tuscany, Trequanda is in the southeast of Siena.  Here you will see undulating terrain covered in vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields – unimaginable landscape you will never want to leave.  We will be staying in a beautiful 16th -century renovated family-owned farmhouse with its history and winery which produces excellent Tuscan wines.  The farm house is perched 1,300 feet above sea level and has a spectacular view.  There, in the Tuscan countryside and historic architecture, we will be painting and sketching in watercolor as well as learning Chinese brush painting.  You will also be enjoying authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared with care and excellent fresh ingredients, accompanied by local wine.   After a day of painting, you can swim and relax in a swimming pool with breathtaking views.  The farmhouse is also surrounded by walking trails and a tennis court.  We will also tour the vineyards and winery with an expert vintner and then sit down to wine tasting with a delicious three–course lunch.  Our week in Tuscany will include fantastic excursions to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Montalcino, all by private transportations.  For more information and/or questions, please contact Yuki Hall at (937) 679-2464, yukihallfineart@gmail.com. A brochure and enrollment form are available on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Brochure pdf

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Enrollment Form pdf

NEWS FROM YELLOW SPRINGS

Libby Rudolf has a watercolor “Fishing for Supper” in the 2019 “Sister” show to “Works on Paper.” It is in the entry hallway along with about 20 pieces that the staff selected.

The Monday Morning Artists group will hang a show “The Joys of Art” in Westminster Hall at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs in early March. We tentatively plan to have our reception Sunday, March 17 at noon. All are invited! Wear green if you’d like to.                                                               … Submitted by Libby Rudolf

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. Contact Buckland Gillespie Graphic Design to enter or for more information at art@bucklandgillespie.com or 614-543-0000. Registration deadline is January 10, 2019. An entry form is available on our website www.fairbornart.org .

Attachment:  2019artarnoldentry-lo

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 February meeting:  Linda Brandenburg, Jean Lutz, Joan Witkins, Jada Keplinger, Ginni Roche, Evvie Moore, Carol Edsall, Samara Blankenship, Jim and Margaret Brooks, Sue Seitz, and Ed Vance. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 18, 2019. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

December 2018 Newsletter

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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.