Fairborn Art Association News

May 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Sunshine, daffodils and tulips are blooming in April. Cherry blossoms, dogwood and iris are next. Spring is wonderful for artists. You may love painting landscapes and trees or gardens and flowers. Get out with your camera and gather the gifts that spring brings. See you at our May 3rd meeting at 7:00. Our board meets at 6:00.

Louise Jackson
Interim President

MAY SPEAKER—TOM FRANCESCONI
Our May program will be a demo by the instructor for our watercolor workshop occurring during the week of our meeting. Tom will also be judging the Members’ Spring Fine Art Show. We expect a good turnout for this meeting. Hope to see all of you there.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWS
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 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 Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at www.tomfrancesconi.com. The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. 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. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail yukihallfineart@gmail.com. A flyer and registration form is attached.

Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form

MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW—LAST CALL
The Members’ Spring Fine Art Show Opening is Sunday, May 1, 2016. That is coming up very soon. Registration for the show will be held Tuesday, April 26 from 9:30 am–12 noon and from 1–3 pm; and Wednesday, April 27 from 10 am–12 noon. Please bring your artwork ready to show accompanied by a completed registration form and labels from the prospectus. A prospectus for this show is available in the Gallery and is attached. Volunteers are still needed to help make this show a big success. Please contact gayle Beireis at 937-390-1991 or email to artwoman2@att.net.

Attachment: 2016 Spring Prospectus

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
You do not have to be a pro to volunteer. We are looking for a member who is willing to be our photographer. Our current photographer, Robert Beireis will assist you to get you started. We are also in need of one or two people to be in charge of the spring and Christmas shows. Gail Beireis will assist you to get you started. If you are willing to help please contact Louise at louisejacksonmda@hotmail.com or call 937-886-5238.

2016 B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE JURIED ART EXHIBITION
The 2016 B-W Greenway Landscape Juried Art Exhibition will exhibit work that has been inspired by the Community Park Reserve and the Valle View Reserve. In 2016 we will accept Paintings (any media) Drawings and Prints that have been inspired (they do not have to be Plein Air) by the two reserves that are separated by I-675 and can be accessed by Dayton Yellow Springs Road.
• Creating artwork can and has begun for 2016 until June 30th 2016.
• We will be collecting the art July 3rd at the Fairborn Art Association from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm.
• Opening reception will be July 10th from 2-4 with awards being presented at 3 pm.
• The show will be open July 17th from 2-4 and July 24 from 2-4.
• Artists can submit up to 3 works for a $20 non-refundable entry fee
• Sales are encouraged with all profits going to the artists.
• Tess Cortes, Gallery Coordinator at Wright State University will be Juror for the exhibition.
For more information please contact Bob Coates 937-689-4855 and leave a message and phone number. Note: A formal prospectus for this show is available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: Landscape 2016 flyer

ANNE ABGOTT WORKSHOP
From November 1 to November 3, 2016, the Fairborn Art Association will be hosting Anne Abgott for a 3-day workshop. I recently took a class from her in Florida and found her to be an outstanding teacher with great ideas and innovations to bring a colorful, award winning touch to your watercolor painting. Cost for the 3-day classes will be $275.00. A $40.00 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. A minimum of 10 students is required. A registration form is attached.

Anne began painting in oils as a child and was mentored by Alexander Luke, one of the premier Canadian artists. She moved to Florida in 1998 and began working in watercolor. She is very influenced by the light and color she finds in Florida, and she has honed her skills with many, many hours of painting. She has found an art-rich environment in Florida and feels that the encouragement and friendship of the local artists are a big part of her success. She is an acclaimed mentor and true master teacher. She has been an “art mom” to her students, and many have gone on to become accomplished and award-winning artists themselves. She has conducted over 100 workshops and is in demand as a juror for many exhibitions. Her latest contract is with the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, or WAS-H, for a workshop and judging their upcoming National Show in 2016. Anne has achieved Signature status in seven National Watercolor Societies, not including the holy grail for watercolorists: AWS and NWS. You are invited to visit her website at www.anneabgott.com for examples of her work and a more extensive resume.

For additional information about this workshop, please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com.

Attachment: TBA

NITA LELAND EXHIBITION
Nita Leland will be the featured artist in an Alumni Art Exhibition, “Creative Spirit: A Retrospective,” at Otterbein University. Nita invites everyone to attend the reception on Saturday, April 23, 1:30–2:45 pm in the Courtright Memorial Library, 318 W. Main Street, Westerville, Ohio. The exhibition will be open from April 23–June 29, 2016. For more information, contact Nita at nita@nitaleland.com.

LIBBY RUDOLF AND PAM GEISEL EXHIBITION
Libby Rudolf will be showing her watercolors along with Pam Geisel with her art quilts in an exhibition called “Color and Light: Brush and Needle.” The show will be at the Winds Café in Yellow Springs from May 3 through June with an Artist Reception on May 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Libby paints watercolors inspired by nature and the beauty of Ohio, Belize, Wyoming, etc. Pam creates art quilts, small and large, with bold colors/shapes/ textures. For additional information contact Libby Rudolf at 937-767-1068 or email to libby.rudolf@gmail.com.

TFAC 3rd ANNUAL SQUARE FOOT SHOW
The 3rd Annual Square Foot Show at The Fine Art Center in Centerville, Ohio is back August 1st to 31st. Painting, Collage, Jewelry, Fabric, Sculpture and Photography on 12 x 12 canvas/cradled board furnished by TFAC is accepted. Registration and entry fee is $20.00 for 1 entry or $30.00 for 2 entries. Prospectus online at www.thefineartcenter.org or if you live in the area may be picked up at TFAC in Cross Pointe Center, 101 East Alex-Bell Rd., Centerville, Ohio. Registration deadline is June 30, 2016. Contact Leonard Williams 937-293-5381 or email leonard@brokenantlerstudio.com.

REMINDERS
The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the May meeting: Roger Browning, Rose Schultz, gayle Beireis, JoAnne Rumple, Connie Gifford, and Sue Seitz. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 23, 2016. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

New Flooring in Gallery

Revised to include new information on floor maintenance.

New flooring was installed in our Gallery in February. We no longer have to worry about spills on the carpet since we no longer have carpet. The new flooring is a super-vinyl tile that looks like wood. Specifically it is called Northern Timbers (021) and was installed by Sexton Flooring.

With this type of flooring we do have to use care to prevent damage such as scrapes and stains. First, DO NOT drag the tables across the floor. The table legs can scratch the finish of the vinyl flooring. Pick them up to move them. Get someone to help you carry a table if you are going to move it or while putting the smaller tables away for storage. The larger tables can be left in place after the Gallery is used; this will prevent having to take them down to store them.

Also, check each leg on your chair and be sure there are rubber caps. We don’t want to gouge the floor with exposed legs. If a tip is missing from a chair, place the chair in the storage area away from other chairs and place a note on it.

If you spill something on the new floor, it’s okay. Just clean it up immediately. DO NOT use products such as Pine-Sol, Bleach, Clorox Soft Scrub, Fabuloso, Mop & Glo, Mr. Clean, Murphy’s Oil Soap, etc. These products will damage the finish on the flooring and create unsatisfactory conditions. Just use clean water. If there appears to be a stain, there is some “Neutral Cleaner” in the supply room by the kitchen that may be used. If the stain persists, notify Roger so he can investigate and get the stain removed. If you are using a medium that may leave a stain, cover the floor under your area with a plastic sheet.

Please sharpen any pencils over a waste container and pick up any shavings or lead that end up on the floor. At the end of each day (which could be 1:00 pm.), after activities are complete, use the dust mop in the supply room to sweep the floor. This will prevent scratches from any debris left behind. DO NOT use the vacuum on the new floor. The brushes in the vacuum will scratch the vinyl flooring.

Thank you for your cooperation. It’s important we all work to keep our gallery looking its best.

Submitted by: Roger Browning, Facilities Manager, 937-760-5222

April 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons and Friends,

It truly looks like spring is here. Even though we have been blessed with such a mild winter, it is always a joy to see the daffodils blooming. Our demo artist for our next meeting is Charles Rowland from Columbus. His work is outstanding and we are excited to have him. You may Google him to see his paintings. The next FAA meeting is at 7 pm on April 5 with the Board meeting at 6 pm.

Louise Jackson
Interim President

APRIL SPEAKER—CHARLES ROWLAND
Charles Rowland works in various media, including watercolor, gouache and acrylic. He has lived in the Columbus, Ohio area since 1970 and currently resides in southern Delaware County. A watercolor artist for over 40 years, he is both an active artist and teacher. His work has won many awards in Ohio area exhibitions and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. His work is represented by The Canoe Club Gallery, Port Clinton, Ohio, The Terra Gallery, Dublin, Ohio, and various exhibitions around the state. He is past President of the Worthington Area Art League, a signature member and past secretary of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Plein Air Painters and the Worthington, Ohio Art League.He was featured in the February/March 2004 article “Master Painters of the USA” in International Artist Magazine. His work is included in the 2012 hard cover book The Best of American Artists–Watercolor. His work is characterized by strong design and a solid approach to the technical fundamentals of the medium. While avoiding photorealism, his painting style captures the essence and emotion of the subject while involving the viewers’ imagination in its interpretation. The choice of subject matter is diverse ranging from seascapes and landscapes to still lifes and portraits. An avid sailor, his work is often based on nautical themes which frequently are taken from his Great Lakes and Chesapeake sailing experiences. In a recent review the Columbus Dispatch characterized his work as having “the soft gauzy look that is often characteristic of watercolor but it also has a strong graphic quality.” A selection of his paintings and drawings can be found on his website at: http://charleswrowland.zenfolio.com .

ARTISTS OF THE MONTH
Barbara Olekas and Cindy Sayeedi will be the “Artists of the Month” in the FAA gallery for April. The opening of their show will be Friday, April 1 from 6:30 pm–8:30 p.m. The show will also be open on Saturday, April 2 from 12:00 pm–3:00 pm and then on Sundays in April from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
You do not have to be a pro to volunteer. We are looking for a member who is willing to be our photographer. Our current photographer, Robert Beireis will assist you to get you started. We are also in need of one or two people to be in charge of the spring and Christmas shows. Gail Beireis will assist you to get you started. If you are willing to help please contact Louise at louisejacksonmda@hotmail.com or call 937-886-5238.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWS
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 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 Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at www.tomfrancesconi.com. The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. 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 March 31, 2016. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail yukihallfineart@gmail.com. A flyer and registration form is attached.

Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form

MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW
I hope that you have been working hard on your art because it is that time again for our Members’ Spring Fine Art Show. I will be passing around sign-up sheets at the April meeting, or any member can contact me at 937-390-1992. I hope that you will again be willing to help with registration, setting up for the show and sitting at this show. We need your help to make this show a success. The Show will be open to the public the first three Sundays in May from 1 to 4 pm. The prospectus for the show is attached or will be available at the Gallery. …Submitted by gayle Beireis

Attachment: 2016 Spring Prospectus

FAA ART SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship applications have been sent out to area high schools. If any FAA member has a family member (child, grandchild, etc.) or knows of a candidate for the F.A.A. scholarship, I can forward an application to you. The candidate must be a graduating high school senior who plans to major in art in college. They will need a written recommendation from their art instructor, and must submit samples of their work to be considered. The application deadline is April 10, 2016. …Submitted by Robert Beireis

VIRTUAL ART TOUR FOR SANDY KINNAMON EXHIBIT
Yesterday (Saturday, March 19) was the reception for the Sandy Kinnamon exhibit at ReMax in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and I was able to attend the reception. I did get the opportunity to spend about an hour and talk with Sandy’s husband Jim and daughters Debbie and Heidi and hear firsthand about her life. Sandy was remarkable and shared her deep passion and love of art with everyone. Sandy loved to teach and travel so that she could share and teach others. Before leaving, Brett Weaver, Realtor, asked me to share a link for Sandy’s art show with as many people as possible. The link is below and I ask that you share with all your artist friends or anyone that would love to see the virtual art tour of the last exhibit in which Sandy actually hung the paintings. The link is as follows and you can read the quick guide to show you how to navigate. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=rcWXLzTgg51 …Submitted by Connie Gifford

Note: For those of you who do not already know, our president, Sandy Kinnamon, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016. Her passing was a great loss to her family, her students, her many friends, and to the art world. Her obituary is available on our website.

PAINT ALL DAY WITH Louise Jackson
Paint all Day, 9:30 till 3:00, with Louise Jackson in watercolor. All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. Dates: Monday. April 11, 18, 25, and May 9. Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $150 cost of all 4 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting and written instructions. Many different techniques will be taught with 4 styles of florals. Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan and Hawaii. She is a signature member of WOWS, DSPS, and is a Master Decorative Artist. Registration can be made by sending a deposit of $25 to her at 68 Scarborough Village Dr., Centerville, Ohio 45458 Ph. 937-886-5238. To send an email title it “Workshop” and send to louisejacksonmda@hotmail.com. Classes held at the Fairborn Central Bldg. Home of F.A.A., 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, Ohio in the rear of building. An application is attached or is available at our Gallery.

Attachment: Paint all Day 9

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 Tuesday, April 5, from 9:30-12 noon. Cost is $70. For any questions call Tom at 236-1959.

2016 B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE JURIED ART EXHIBITION
The 2016 B-W Greenway Landscape Juried Art Exhibition will exhibit work that has been inspired by the Community Park Reserve and the Valle View Reserve. In 2016 we will accept Paintings (any media) Drawings and Prints that have been inspired (they do not have to be Plein Air) by the two reserves that are separated by I-675 and can be accessed by Dayton Yellow Springs Road.
• Creating artwork can and has begun for 2016 until June 30th 2016.
• We will be collecting the art July 3rd at the Fairborn Art Association from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm.
• Opening reception will be July 10th from 2-4 with awards being presented at 3 pm.
• The show will be open July 17th from 2-4 and July 24 from 2-4.
• Artists can submit up to 3 works for a $20 non-refundable entry fee
• Sales are encouraged with all profits going to the artists.
• Tess Cortes, Gallery Coordinator at Wright State University will be Juror for the exhibition.
For more information please contact Bob Coates 937-689-4855 and leave a message and phone number. Note: A formal prospectus for this show is attached or is available at our Gallery.

Attachment: Landscape 2016 flyer

TFAC 3rd ANNUAL SQUARE FOOT SHOW
The 3rd Annual Square Foot Show at The Fine Art Center in Centerville, Ohio is back August 1st to 31st. Painting, Collage, Jewelry, Fabric, Sculpture and Photography on 12 x 12 canvas/cradled board furnished by TFAC is accepted. Registration and entry fee is $20.00 for 1 entry or $30.00 for 2 entries. Prospectus online at www.thefineartcenter.org or if you live in the area may be picked up at TFAC in Cross Pointe Center, 101 East Alex-Bell Rd., Centerville, Ohio. Registration deadline is June 30, 2016. Contact Leonard Williams 937-293-5381 or email leonard@brokenantlerstudio.com.

REMINDERS
No signup sheet was circulated for refreshments for the April meeting. So, we need volunteers to bring a dish (finger food, snacks, desserts, etc.) to the April meeting. We usually have 50-60 attendees at our meetings, so please plan accordingly. Please call Jackie Albright, 937-233-7532, if you want to volunteer.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 18, 2016. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

Sandra L. Kinnamon Obituary

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Sandy Kinnamon, 73, of Enon, passed away from pancreatic cancer in her residence Friday morning, March 4, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 12, 1942, the daughter of the late Alvin A. Alwine and Julia (Gingrich) Bostich. She is Survived by her husband of 50 years, James A. Kinnamon; two daughters, Debra (Todd) Chapman of Gahanna and Heidi Kinnamon (Mathew Dicks) of Columbus; five grandchildren, Alexandria, McKenzie and Zachary Chapman, Calvin Dicks, and Lily Kinnamon; two sisters, Gale Edwards and Jules (Bruce) Zimmerman; two brothers, Lee Alwine and Michael Alwine; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her identical twin sister, Sherrie Railsback. She was a graduate of Clark State Community College and Wright State University with a B.A. in Art. Sandy was an accomplished watercolor instructor, author and artist. She was a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS). She was a member of Knob Prairie United Church of Christ, president of the Fairborn Art Association, a member of the Enon Community Historical Society and was a beloved member of the Enon community. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Sandy’s funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Knob Prairie United Church of Christ, Enon with Pastor Bob Jencks officiating. A horse-drawn hearse will carry her to the interment at Enon Cemetery. (As published in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Sandy’s funeral was held on her birthday Saturday, March 12, 2016.)

March 2016 Meeting – Speaker Trish McKinney

Trish McKinney gave a demonstration to the F.A.A. members on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Trish McKinney gave a demonstration to the F.A.A. members on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Trish McKinney spoke to the F.A.A. members on Tuesday March 1, 2016.

Trish McKinney spoke to the F.A.A. members on Tuesday March 1, 2016.

Trish McKinney discusses her line of Eco-Prints during her presentation Tuesday night.

Trish McKinney discusses her line of Eco-Prints during her presentation Tuesday night.

A sample of Trish's work.

A sample of Trish’s work.

Another example of Trish McKinney's work. A painting of one of her three daughters.

Another example of Trish McKinney’s work. A painting of one of her three daughters.

A portrait of two of Trish's daughters playing together. She frequently uses her family members as models.

A portrait of two of Trish’s daughters playing together. She frequently uses her family members as models.

Trish discusses her work, using this painting as an example.

Trish discusses her work, using this painting as an example.

Trish reinventing a painting on Tuesday evening.

Trish reinventing a painting on Tuesday evening.

Trish discusses techniques and materials during her demo Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Trish discusses techniques and materials during her demo Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

 

Trish used this painting to illustrate he approach to creating artwork

Trish used this painting to illustrate he approach to creating artwork

A lovely example of artwork by Trish McKinney.

A lovely example of artwork by Trish McKinney.

 

Trish McKinney gave a demonstration of re-discovering the beauty in discarded artwork in her presentation “Rebirth & Re-imagine”. Trish has found that an artist can re-use work that may have been set aside as not meeting the standards set for oneself.  She uses mixed media techniques to turn rejected paintings into something new and exciting, to reinvent the surface of a painting into a “playground of inspiration”. In this way, nothing need be wasted in regards to one’s artwork.

She used a discarded painting as an example of her process. She uses stencils of her own design to apply patterns on top of a painting. She then applies gesso over the stencil(s), spreading the gesso over the surface with a plastic card (such as a credit card) and a scratch tool or a paper towel to provide texture. She will on occasion, cut up a large work into smaller pieces and then use this technique. She uses Golden Fluid Acrylic as a medium, using the acrylic paint like watercolor. “Those who look for beauty will find it”, even in trash – your discarded artwork. Trish’s “Blessings Collection” has been developed using this idea of rebirth, and is now her most popular collection.

March 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons and Friends,

It’s only 34 days to spring. Yea! You will get to see a wonderful upgrade with the gallery. Once again we will be having a great demo and great food. Remember to mingle with other artists and friends. Meanwhile, please try to stay warm. See you on March 1st at 7 pm. The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS
President

MARCH SPEAKER—TRISH McKINNEY
Trish’s demo will focus on Rebirth & Reimagine–The Joy Of Turning Your Trash Into Treasures! Quoting from Trish, “It has been said, ‘those who look for beauty will find it’ .” Trish will inspire you to see the beauty in your discarded, rejected paintings–trash–by rebirthing these paintings into something totally new and exciting–treasure! Trish will demonstrate how she uses mixed media techniques to reinvent the surfaces of her paintings into playgrounds of inspiration. You will see that nothing is wasted in regards to your artwork, Trish McKinney’s “Blessings Collection” is developed using the foundational idea of rebirth and has become her most popular collection. You can see more examples of this collection of paintings at: www.trishmckinney.com/blessings

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWS
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 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 Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at www.tomfrancesconi.com. The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. 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 March 31, 2016. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail yukihallfineart@gmail.com. A flyer and registration form is attached.

Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form

GREENE COUNTY SENIOR ARTISAN SHOW
The Greene County Council on Aging and the Fairborn Art Association will present the Greene County Senior Artisan Show March 6 through March 23, 2016, in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Since this show started in 2001, over 200 artists have shared their work. Ages have ranged from 60 to 96. Another objective of this wonderful show is to promote that age does not limit our abilities to create, in fact, it typically enhances them! Categories of artwork to be shown include oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings; three-dimensional sculptures, wood carvings, hand-thrown pottery and ceramics; and photography. Guests attending the show will have an opportunity to choose their favorite pieces. After the close of the show, recognition will be given to the individual artists of the favorite pieces chosen. The Show will be open to the public on the first three Sundays in March (6th, 13th, & 20th) and Wednesday, March 23rd. The Grand Opening of the Show will be on Sunday, March 6, from 1 pm to 4 pm and refreshments will be served. The remaining two Sundays will be from 1 pm to 3:30 pm, and the March 23rd hours are 11 am to 2 pm. Please encourage your friends and family to attend to show your support of the Senior artists of Greene County. A prospectus and application for this show is attached.

Attachment: GCCOA Show001

MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW
I hope that you have been working hard on your art because it is that time again for our Members’ Spring Fine Art Show. I will be passing around sign-up sheets at the March meeting, or any member can contact me at 937-390-1992. I hope that you will again be willing to help with registration, setting up for the show and sitting at this show. We need your help to make this show a success. The Show will be open to the public the first three Sundays in May from 1 to 4 pm. The prospectus for the show will be available at the Gallery and is attached. …Submitted by gayle Beireis

Attachment: 2016 Spring Prospectus

FAA ART SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship applications have been sent out to area high schools. If any FAA member has a family member (child, grandchild, etc.) or knows of a candidate for the F.A.A. scholarship, I can forward an application to you. The candidate must be a graduating high school senior who plans to major in art in college. They will need a written recommendation from their art instructor, and must submit samples of their work to be considered. The application deadline is April 10, 2016. …Submitted by Robert Beireis

PAINT ALL DAY WITH LOUISE JACKSON
Paint all Day, 9:30 till 3:00, with Louise Jackson in watercolor. All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. Dates: Monday. April 11, 18, 25, and May 9. Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $150 cost of all 4 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting and written instructions. Many different techniques will be taught with 4 styles of florals. Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan and Hawaii. She is a signature member of WOWS, DSPS, and is a Master Decorative Artist. Registration can be made by sending a deposit of $25 to her at 68 Scarborough Village Dr., Centerville, Ohio 45458 Ph. 937-886-5238. To send an email title it “Workshop” and send to louisejacksonmda@hotmail.com. Classes held at the Fairborn Central Bldg. Home of F.A.A., 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, Ohio in the rear of building. An application is attached.

Attachment: Paint all Day 9

2016 B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE JURIED ART EXHIBITION
The 2016 B-W Greenway Landscape Juried Art Exhibition will exhibit work that has been inspired by the Community Park Reserve and the Valle View Reserve. In 2016 we will accept Paintings (any media) Drawings and Prints that have been inspired (they do not have to be Plein Air) by the two reserves that are separated by I-675 and can be accessed by Dayton Yellow Springs Road.
• Creating artwork can and has begun for 2016 until June 30th 2016.
• We will be collecting the art July 3rd at the Fairborn Art Association from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm.
• Opening reception will be July 10th from 2-4 with awards being presented at 3 pm.
• The show will be open July 17th from 2-4 and July 24 from 2-4.
• Artists can submit up to 3 works for a $20 non-refundable entry fee
• Sales are encouraged with all profits going to the artists.
• Tess Cortes, Gallery Coordinator at Wright State University will be Juror for the exhibition.
For more information please contact Bob Coates 937-689-4855 and leave a message and phone number. Note: A formal prospectus for this show is available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: Landscape 2016 flyer

WOWS WORKSHOP
The Western Ohio Watercolor Society (WOWS) is sponsoring the Janet Roger’s Workshop, “Watercolor Impressions – Flowers, Faces and Figures.” The workshop, appropriate for all skill levels, will take place March 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2016 from 9:30 to 4:30 at The Vineyard Church, 4015 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio. A deposit of $130 reserves your spot, but needs to be sent soon. A prospectus is attached. …Submitted by Shirlee Bauer bauershirlee@gmailc.com

Attachment: Janet Rogers Workshop

DVAC WORKSHOP
The Dayton Visual Art Center (DVAC) is cosponsoring an artist workshop, “Getting in the Game” on March 12 from 1 to 5:30 pm. Interested in learning how to bring your art out of the studio and into the public? Learn from experts and connect with arts organizations in this annual afternoon “boot camp,” artist resource marketplace and professional critique session. $5 admission fee at the door. Workshop will be at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Dayton, OH 45420. For more information http://gettinginthegame2016.eventbrite.com/

MEMBER NEWS
We have wonderful news to share with you if you have not heard yet. Our very own Yuki Hall is one of the featured artists in the latest issue of Watercolor artist magazine in their 7th Annual Watermedia Showcase. Over 1000 works in watermedia were entered for this competition. Yuki was awarded an Honorable Mention for her painting, “Detroit in Sepia” and you can find her painting on page 30. A great big congratulations to Yuki! If you don’t subscribe to the Watercolor artist magazine, you might want to pick up a copy of the April issue. Yuki-you rock! …Submitted by Connie Gifford (edited to include additional details)

REMINDERS
The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the March meeting: Esther Grimm, Marti Davenport, Pat Tallman, Carole Janning, Jean Lutz, Joy Oxley, Cass Barth, Barb Arnold, Anna Mae Brown, Irene Ferriman, Linda Keller, and Connie Weber. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 21, 2016. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.