Fairborn Art Association News

December 2017 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are filled with all the great food. We will have our Christmas meeting Dec. 5th. Come dressed up and bring an exchange item as Santa will  be there. Please bring your favorite covered dish to share. Come early to look and buy at our Holiday Bazaar starting at 5:30 pm. The meeting will start at 7 pm. Remember that there is no meeting in January. We will be looking to get the New Year started. Please make one of your resolutions that you will have more time to spend with family and friends. This will give you a great time to relax and possibly work on some new ideas for your painting or crafts.

Loren Red

President

FAA HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFT BAZAAR Will Be Back This Year!

At this time, we are only accepting registration for table space for Dec. 2 (Sat.) and Dec. 3 (Sun.) as well as wall space.  No table space is available for Dec. 5 (Tue. before the FAA Christmas  party). Items that can be sold at the Bazaar will include paintings, photography, wood worker items, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, etc. No commercially made items or art supplies will be permitted to be sold. If you wish to participate in the Bazaar, you will 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 will be present at your table during the entire sales hours. However, if it is not possible, you can send in an alternative person to take care of the sales or make a prior arrangement with another artist participating in the bazaar. Neither FAA nor the Bazaar organizer (Yuki Hall) 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 the 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. Registration Forms will be available in the Gallery and are attached. Any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Yuki Hall, at 937-679-2464 or email yukihallfineart@gmail.com.

Attachment: 2017 Christmas Registration Form

SPRING WORKSHOP WITH LIAM ZHEN

Mark your calendars for May 2-4, 2018 when Liam Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1 FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members Show. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com for registration and more information. Additional information will be provided as we get near the dates.

TRASH DISPOSAL

Maintenance for the Senior Housing Building has asked that we please use the large dumpster for our trash disposal. The large dumpster is located behind a gate to the side of the building. Apparently someone is using a small receptacle outside of the gate. It may or may not be us.

FEBRUARY SPEAKER—PETE FREDERICK

Our Vice President, Fran Watson, has scheduled Pete Frederick as our speaker/demo artist for February 2018. When she mentioned his name, several FAA members had taken his classes and were very excited. A full biography for Pete will be included in our February newsletter. Meanwhile, you may want to go to his website, peterfrederickart.com and view a video. When you get to the website, below the “art show” click on the thinktv.org video. If you have trouble, you may try clicking on the following:

https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=Http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.thinktv.org%2Fvideo%2F2365411178%2F&data=02%7C01%7Calbright10%40msn.com%7C8b69f1f84add4296c48d08d526ba5a8e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636457504174578767&sdata=qZVayZcUylOwDOERjzb8jzSb%2FYHSNQEPnh8Ww%2FoAELQ%3D&reserved=0

REMINDERS

Everyone should bring a covered dish to share for our December meeting/party. We always have a full table and a good time over our meal.

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

 

 

 

November 2017 Newsletter

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 1117 Newsletter (pdf file)

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 Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

The November meeting is coming soon on November 7 at 7 pm. and I hope that all of you can make it. A couple of things that I need to remind each and everyone about. First: The holiday craft show and sales coming up – hope you all are making your paintings and crafts for it. Let’s get back into having this each year as this may not be a grand money maker but it does expose the FAA to many people other than members. This is a chance for FAA to get better known in our community. Second item: Thanksgiving is coming. It will be a time for each of us to sit down with our families and friends and enjoy fellowship. It also is a time to put away all those games, phones, etc. Let us not forget what we have to be thankful for and let it be a time to remember those who are not as fortunate as ourselves.  Hope to see you all at the meetings.

Loren Red

President

NOVEMBER SPEAKER—SANDY MAUDLIN

Renowned Ohio/Indiana artist, Sandy Maudlin, will be presenting workshops at Fairborn Art Association, November  6–10, 2017.  She will be sharing many diverse methods which she uses to achieve great results on Yupo using all water media for all levels, even beginners. Sandy travels around the country and Europe teaching classes and has taught for 25 years. Sandy is also proficient in transparent watercolor and batik. She has a degree in Art Education from Indiana University in Bloomington and owns Greentree Studio where she also teaches classes. In addition, Sandy is a signature member of Ohio Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Indiana. She is also a member of the Cincinnati Art Club, has been President of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, and has won many watercolor awards. Her passion is to paint and she loves to share.

SANDY MAUDLIN WORKSHOP

Pat Dunker says there are still some openings in the workshop in November. Cost for 3-day class, Introduction to Yupo, Nov. 6–8, member $250, non-member $275; for 2-day class, Advanced Techniques, member $150, non-member, $175; for 5-day class (3-day and 2-day class combined), member $300, non-member $325. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, OH 45385. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. For questions, call Pat Dunker at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email pwdunk@gmail.com. Registration form/flyer is available in our Gallery or on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment: Sandy Maudlin Workshop Registration

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. 2 (Sat.) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Dec. 3 (Sun.) from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and optional Dec. 5 (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, wood worker items, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, etc. No commercially made items or art supplies will be permitted to be sold. If you wish to participate in the Bazaar, you will 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 will be present at your table during the entire sales hours. However, if it is not possible, you can send in an alternative person to take care of the sales or make a prior arrangement with another artist participating in the bazaar. Neither FAA nor the Bazaar organizer (Yuki Hall) 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 the 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. Registration Forms will be available in the Gallery and on our website www.fairbornart.org.   Any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Yuki Hall, at 937-679-2464 or email

yukihallfineart@gmail.com.

Attachment: 2017 Christmas Registration Form

FAA Website Instructions

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We really need someone to help Carole Collett in the kitchen on meeting nights. You would need to be here a little earlier than 7 pm to help get tables ready with plates, napkins, tableware, drinks, ice, etc. Then as food is brought in, you will help Carol get it warmed up if necessary and out to the tables. Sometimes drinks and ice need to be renewed during a meeting. And cleanup at the end of the meeting – take food to kitchen, remove all service items and re-store for next time, wash used items, and take out trash. Carol cannot do all this by herself. Please call Carol or another Board member to volunteer to help her.

LOUISE JACKSON POURING ACRYLICS CLASS

Louise Jackson is offering a very unusual class on Monday November 27. She will teaching a class on pouring acrylics on canvas. This technique produces beautiful, colorful paintings than anyone can do and they are highly marketable and make great gifts for Christmas, etc. She has spent months to find the easiest and safest recipe that creates unique effects. You will do at least three paintings in the 5-hour class, maybe more. All paint will be provided. A supply list will be sent to students on registration. The class is limited to 14. Cost is $40. No deposit required this time, but if cancellation is needed a notification is requested. Class is from 10 am till 3:30 pm. Watercolors work with the technique as well and some will be available to try. Register by calling Louise at 937-886-5238 or email her at louisejacksonmda@hotmail.com.

SPRING WORKSHOP WITH LIAM ZHEN

Mark your calendars for May 2-4, 2018 when Liam Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1 FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members Show. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com for registration and more information. Additional information will be provided as we get near the dates.

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL WRAPUP

The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee is pleased that we had another good year at the festival. We made $11,000 plus. This includes watermelon booth, money from booklets, and money from booths. We had great weather and a very good crowd. We have heard very good reports on our Facebook. We want to thank each and everyone that took part. It takes a lot to make it happen. Don’t forget that we are already starting to work on next year. Please mark the dates on your calendar. It is the third full weekend in August. The dates will be  Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. We also need help on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17.  We will have a meeting Thursday, November 16, 2017  at 7:00 p.m. to start working on next year. Anyone wishing to help is invited. Thanks again for all of your help.                      …Submitted by Sue Red, Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee

MIDDLE TOWN ARTS CENTER SHOW

The MAC Area Art Exhibition is a juried show running from October 20 to November 16, 2017. It is a wonderful show and worth the time to go and view all the fantastic works of art at their gallery. Several of our members had their paintings accepted into the show, Shirlee Bauer, Pat Dunker, Rose Schultz, Yuki Hall, and Sherry Li Cai (hope I did not miss anyone else). Yuki Hall was awarded Best of Show for her watercolor “Monterey Harbor II,” and Rose Schultz won First Place in Mixed Media for “Still Standing.”                  …Submitted by Connie Gifford

Yuki Hall, Monterey Harbor II

 

Rose Schultz, Still Standing

 

GIFFORD FAMILY ART EXHIBIT

The Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, OH 45420, will have the Hallway Art Exhibit from November and December. Three generations of the Gifford family will be presenting their work.

Connie S. Gifford, a native Daytonian, has resided in Kettering for 30 plus years. A 1999 Sinclair Community College graduate, she first started watercolor classes at Rosewood Art Center with instructor Leonard Williams in 2011. She continues to paint, study watercolor, and develop as a watercolorist and has won several awards. She is an associate member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and has a second painting accepted into the 2017 40th Annual Exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art (including the traveling show). She is a member of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society and Fairborn Art Association. Other interests are photography, hiking, biking and working with children.

James M. Gifford, was born in Dayton and has resided in Kettering for over 30 years. Jim has enjoyed photography since setting up a makeshift darkroom as a Boy Scout developing black and white prints. He expanded his skills and took a variety of photographs while a Dayton Police officer. Jim also worked in the darkroom and as a photographer for the Fairborn Daily Herald. His great love in photography is catching the unusual shot: a macro close-up of a bee on a flower; bikes at a university in England; and the majesty of nature. Jim recently retired from WPAFB and is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister.

Brandi Gifford Harris is a Kettering resident. A 1998 Fairmont graduate, she resides in Kettering with husband Brock, and their two daughters Destiny and Addison. A full-time Nanny, she forms art around just that: children and family. Mostly candid shots of her day-to-day adventures with children, a 170-pound Great Dane named Monty and a pint size pit named Nikko, she has also begun to compose a book of the adventures relating to each picture. A book of humor, life, and love written in a style like Erma Bombeck, her favorite author. You can view a glimpse of this humor through her photography

Destiny Harris is a 10th grade student, with ECOT online school, who has a love and passion for art and photography. A somewhat newbie to photography, Destiny has a natural eye for capturing a story through the eye of the camera. She hopes to continue with photography in the years ahead.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the November meeting: Evelyn LaMers, Mary Cargan, Nancy Draves, Cass Barth, and Carol Collett (and anyone else who wants to). Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 20, 2017.  Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

 

Pat Dunker Alcohol Ink Class

Pat Dunker will conduct an alcohol ink class on Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17 at Fairborn Art Association Gallery.  Class will consist of demonstrations of multiple methods of using alcohol ink followed by class participation in each method with guidance from Pat. Time: 9:30-12:30, lunch, 1:30-3:30. Place: FAA Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio. Price: $30 per day plus $5 if using my inks each day. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com or by calling 937-562-3014.

Supplies list:

Alcohol inks – the alcohol inks you have. Best to have a red, yellow and blue plus a gold (Amazon has a set for $23.99 – they went up from $19.99 but it’s still the best price I could find). Yupo paper-4-5 pieces per day of  8×10 or 11×14. 91% rubbing alcohol – you can share. Brushes – a couple sizes. Toothbrush – old. Any stencils you may have. Any smooth surface you might want to try or experiment with – wood, aluminum, metal, glass, etc. Paper towels. I will bring some inks. Stencils. Bristol paper. Tiles. Wax paper. Saran Wrap. Glass or plastic plates. Acrylic gloss medium. Shaving cream and spatula. Hand sanitizer, felt  squares. Straws. Elmers Glue. Q tips and swabs.

FAA Artists Display in Kettering

Charles I Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio.  Local artists have paintings and photographs on display in the two hallways. Hours are: M-Th 8-8:30; F 8-5:00; Sat 9-12:00; Sun 12:30-4:30.

Linda Keller and Fran Watson have paintings on display during the month of October.

Connie Gifford, her husband James Gifford, daughter Brandi Gifford Harris, and granddaughter Destiny Harris will display their art and photography during November and December.

Stop by and visit the talent of our FAA members.

Yellow Springs Open Studios Tour

The Open Studios Tour in Yellow Springs.is happening Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22 from 10-5 each day.  Yellow Springs Open Studios is your chance to see the work of local and guest artists – all at no charge. Many media categories will be represented during the event.  You can download a map at the website.  You will find yellow balloons at each site so we’ll be easy to find once you’re in the area!  Hope to see you!   Here is a link to my studio (Libby Rudolf) and the tour.  https://ysopenstudios.ysartscouncil.org/libby-rudolf/  Libby Rudolf

Louise Jackson Pouring Acrylics Class

You are invited to a very unusual class on Monday, November 27. Louise Jackson will be teaching a class on POURING ACRYLICS on canvas. This technique produces beautiful, colorful paintings that anyone can do and they are highly marketable and make great gifts for Christmas, etc.  She has spent months to find the easiest and safest recipe that creates unique effects. You will do at least three painting in this 5-hour class, maybe more. All paint will be provided. A supply list will be sent to students on registration. The class is limited to 14. Cost is $40.00. No deposits required this time but if cancellation is needed a notification is requested. Class is from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm. Watercolors work with the technique as well and some will be available to try. Register by calling Louise at 937-886-5238.

Students that attended the recent classes voted to do this in November because they will make great Christmas gifts. The class will be limited to 14 people. If you signed up at the class there is no need to respond. There are 8 of you already registered.

Simply email me at louisejacksonmda@hotmail.com  if you want to come and I will send a supply list. It will be fun, easy and I must warn you that it is addictive. Sincerely, Louise

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Thursday Paint-In

December 14 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Friday Painters

December 15 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Come to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Aug 15 & 16