Fairborn Art Association News

September 2018 Newsletter

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 0918 Newsletter (pdf file)

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 0918 Newsletter (open document file)

Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

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

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

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

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

Billie Dickson

President

Attachment: 2018 Membership Form

SEPTEMBER 2018 SPEAKER—ROSIE HUART

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

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

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

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

ART SUPPLIES SALE

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

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL SUMMARY

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

 Watermelon Booth

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

…Submitted by Roger Browning

 Queen of the Festival

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

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

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

…Submitted by Lori Sue Luckner

OCTOBER 2018 WORKSHOP WITH NITA LELAND

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

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

Attachment: Nita Leland Registration

Attachment: Nita Leland Biography

Attachment: Nita Leland 2018 Fairborn Exploring Color Clinic Supplies

LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

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

…Submitted by Louise Jackson

PLEIN AIRE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP WITH LIBBY RUDOLF

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

DONATE YOUR UNUSED ART SUPPLIES

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

…Submitted by Carol Collett

 POPULAR CHOICE WINNERS, June 2018 Meeting

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

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

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

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

Honorable Memtion, $20                                             Merit Awards, $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIAMISBURG ART GALLERY

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

2018 PIQUA ARTS FESTIVAL

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

THIRD ANNUAL ARTFEST – BEAVERCREEK

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

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

WEBSITE NOTES

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

REMINDERS

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

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

 

 

 

 

Louise Jackson Watercolor Class September 2018

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

 

October Workshop with Nita Leland

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

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

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

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

Attachment: Nita Leland Registration

Attachment: Nita Leland Biography

2018 Piqua Arts Festival

The 2018 Piqua Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The event will feature artists and vendors from across the state of Ohio presenting their art and crafts for you to view and purchase. In addition to the traditional Arts Festival, we will also have live performances by some of the areas best small groups, craft beer, food trucks and a kids art zone. For more info and to REGISTER, click here: Piqua Arts Festival

TIMELINE:

8:00a    – Registration Begins for Plein Air Competition & Artists

8:30a    – Artists can begin setting up for the festival

10:00a  – Festival Opens

– Kids Activity Area Open

– Food and Beverage Sales Open

– Vendors Open

– Live Music Begins

4:00p   – Plein Air Wet Paint Sale Begins

4:30p   – Quick Paint Competition

6:00p   – Awards for Paint Out & Quick Draw Announced

6:00p   – Vendors Close

8:00p   – Festival Concludes

JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER

o Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 0618 Newsletter (pdf file)

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 0618 Newsletter (open document file)

 Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

It was a pleasure being your president for this past year. Everyone was so very helpful.

Remember that it is not how you paint or who you paint or what you paint but the fact that you take time to paint what you see through your eyes.

See you at our next meeting on June 5 for our June Social, and remember that everyone is to bring food. We will have a busy and fun meeting, then we break until September. Have a good summer.

Loren Red

President

MEETING JUNE 5, 2018—SOCIAL

Get ready to party–lots of food and fun. Also, lots of last minute business. Outgoing President Loren Red will be making a small announcement. We will present three scholarships to students this year due to contributions and fund matching by FAA. Scholarship winners are Lauren Conroy from Archbishop Alter High, Juno Shemano from Yellow Springs High, and Katie Ferguson from Springfield Clark CTC. We will have installation of our new Board members, introduction of the King and Queen of the Sweet Corn Festival, and voting and awards for the Popular Choice selections of the paintings on display in the Gallery. Please bring a covered dish, snack, or dessert for the group to enjoy.

POPULAR CHOICE AWARDS—You be the Judge!

Each member may bring one or two paintings or other artwork to the June meeting for the Popular Choice Judging. Registration will be from 6 to 7 pm. As members arrive, each piece of artwork will be given a number. At break time, everyone present may vote for his/her favorite three pieces of artwork. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded for the artwork receiving the most votes. Awards to be given for First Place – $50, Second Place – $40, Third Place – $30, Six Honorable Mention Awards at $20 and Six Merit Awards at $10. You must be present to win a Popular Choice award. Please take your artwork home with you after the meeting; there will be a show in the gallery in July and classes as well.

MEMBERS SPRING FINE ART SHOW

Our Members Spring Fine Art Show was so beautiful this year! The juror for the show was Lian Quan Zhen, who gave an inspiring and entertaining demo at our May meeting. Some of the paintings will still be in the Gallery for the June meeting. Don’t miss it!

2018 FAA Prize Winners, Lian Quan Zhen, Juror

Best of Show                Yuki Hall – October Rain  (Sandy Kinnamon Memorial Award)

First Place                   Shirlee Bauer – Dance Away  (Joan McCoy Memorial Award)

Second Place               Patricia Dunker – Emerging Elephant

Third Place                  Peggy Bowman – Water Fall

Honorable Mentions:                                                   Judges Merit Awards:

Sherry Li Cai – Sunrise                                                 Patty Dorn – Renaissance Man

Babs Ney – Bandingo                                                   Rose Schultz – Three Graces

Billie Dickson – Girl in White Dress                              Carol Edsal – St. Joseph’s Novato

Tom Kinarney – Cast of Characters                               Louise Jackson – 3 Lillies

Jim Moore – Mysterious Lady                                       Anne Bongiovanni – Untitled

Connie Gifford – Morning Stroll                                    Libby Rudolf – Cross Country

Linda Owen – Hear the Laughter                                   Dotty Crowley – Moonscape

Susan Scott – Leaf Patterns                                           M.J. White – Read Me a Story

Portrait of a Handsome Cat, by Linda Owen, was voted People’s Choice in our 2018 Member’s Show.  This award was named in memory of Joan McCoy. The prize will be presented at our June meeting.  Congratulations Linda.

2018/2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The following officers were elected at the May meeting to serve on the 2018/2019 Board of Directors of the Fairborn Art Association:

President – Billie Dickson                                              Vice President – Fran Watson

Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott                                 Corresponding Secretary – Jackie Albright

Treasurer – Sue Red

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

Time is getting short! The Sweet Corn Festival is August 18 and 19, 2018. Help is still needed to make a success of this event which provides funding to our Association to pay our rent, award the scholarships, buy needed supplies for the kitchen and repair or replace items in the Gallery. Signup sheets will be available for the various jobs that need volunteers:  Information Booth, Watermelon Booth, Vendors Gate, and Setup Field on Thursday.

MEMBERSHIP FEE IS DUE BY JUNE 1

We will be accepting your membership fee for the 2018-2019 year at the June meetings or you may mail it in. The Membership Form is attached and is on our website www.fairbornart.org.  Please use the form to send your dues to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. Please check any of the blocks that apply to you so we can update your record. This helps us in scheduling programs and workshops. Also, please check the blocks regarding inclusion of your email address in the Directory, permission to use pictures of your artwork, and permission to use pictures of you, according to your wishes. It is important to consider these permissions. If you do not give permission and you win a prize, we cannot take a picture of you or your artwork; if you are included in a group photo at a meeting or in a class, we cannot use that photo. Thank you. If you think you have paid your dues, please call Lori Luckner at 937-367-9938 or email her at loriluckner.net, or call Sue Red at 937-879-3238.

Attachment: 2018 Membership Form

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE SHOW

B-W Greenway has published its flyer for the Landscapes 2018 competition. Copies will be available in our Gallery and on our website www.fairbornart.org. The location this year is Oakes Quarry Park, a City of Fairborn park located near the intersection of Interstate 675 on State Route 235. Some guided tours of the park are being planned for our painters. Watch our website for additional information.

TIMELINE:

Until June 30, 2018, Visit Oakes Quarry Park and produce artwork.

Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm, Work accepted at Fairborn Art Association Gallery.

Exhibition open to the public, Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29, 2-4 pm.

Opening reception, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 pm, with prizes awarded at 3 pm. Cash prizes total $300.

Sunday, July 29, Final Day of Exhibition. Artists may pick up work at FAA Gallery, 4-5 pm. For more information, please contact Bob Coates at bobctwin@woh.rr.com.

Attachment: Landscapes 2018 flyer

FAIRBORN STREET REPAIRS

The City of Fairborn has notified us that they will be working on curbs and gutters on Central Street beginning NOW and ending approximately June 15. This will affect our access to the parking lots at the Gallery. There is a great possibility that they will be replacing the badly deteriorating curb on the right side of the Senior Apartments building, which also houses our Gallery. The entrance to parking on the left side of the building may also require repair/replacement. They said they will try to leave one entrance open for the use of residents, including our members/guests. This may affect our use of the Gallery on our Paint In days, our June meeting, and on the Sundays the Gallery is open for the Spring Members’ Show. We may have to park on the side streets. Parking is available in the City parking lot at nights and on weekend days.

MEMBER NEWS

Bonnie Kuntz won second place in the Women’s Tri Art Show at Miamisburg gallery. The title is “In Living Color.” Watercolor is the medium and the subject is elephants. Congratulations, Bonnie.
Yuki Hall will be exhibiting her paintings at Charles & Anna Mae Lofino Adult Enrichment & Cultural Center in Beavercreek for the month of June.  There will be an opening reception on June 7 from 4 to 5:30 pm. The Center is located at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH.  Everyone is invited.

AREA NEWS

The Beavercreek Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture announces the opening of The Gallery at Lofino Plaza which will feature monthly exhibits of the community’s visual artists of all ages.  The Gallery is located inside the Lofino Plaza and Senior Center at 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Ohio 45432. For more information contact parks@beavercreekohio.gov

Entries are still being accepted until June 1, 2018 for the 2018 Maria Stein Shrine Art and Sale. Art Delivery on: Friday, June 8, 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday June 9, 9 am – 4 pm. Awards & Reception: Thursday, June 21, 7 pm. (Awards announced at 8 pm). Art Show & Sale: June 23 – June 29. For more information contact Diana Russell at 419-925-4532 or d.russell@mariasteinshrine.org.

OR the link below will take you to a brochure with all the information for the show.

https://www.mariasteinshrine.org/sites/default/files/event-flyers/2018_mss_art_sand_s_and_info_updated.pdf

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the summer. 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 on Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 20, 2018. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

NOTES FROM OUR NEW PRESIDENT, BILLIE DICKSON

We are in need of volunteers for the FAA Gallery.

First of all, Larry Hawkins has resigned his position as greeter, so we need a friendly face to be at the desk before meetings, make sure we fill out our name tags (and door prize labels), and welcome new members and guests. Larry also selects and buys the door prizes, and helps to set up the gallery for meetings. Our meetings start at 7 p.m. so the greeter would need to be at the desk by 6:30 p.m. at the latest.

Secondly, we need a Chairperson to take on the  Members’ Show . This person secures the ribbons for the show, works with the Workshop Chair (who arranges for the workshop presenter to judge the show), makes sure the prospectus is ready by the March meeting, recruits volunteers to help with the receiving of art, hanging the show, and sitting with the Gallery on open Sundays.  I have filled this position the past 2 years and can tell you it is not a difficult job at all, and there are LOTS of members who help out regularly and know what they are doing!

We have been without a Historian for at least 2 years. This person takes  printed information and photos of meetings and shows and turns them into scrapbooks for all our members to view.  Going forward, we would like to have this information saved digitally where it can be placed on our website.

We also would like to find people who would be interested in maintaining our flower beds on either side of the front door, set up and take down tables and chairs for our meetings, and any number of small jobs around the Gallery that need to be done from time to time. You will definitely be asked to volunteer at the Sweet Corn Festival, as well.

Please call or text me at 937-902-6410, or email me at dicksrb2@aol.com, if you are willing to help with any of these jobs.

FAA is a well run organization thanks to our many volunteers.  Thank you all for all you do.

Billie Dickson