Fairborn Art Association News

Colored Pencil, Pen & Ink with Tom Kinarney

Need a change of pace? Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use & dramatic, beautiful results. This 8-week session at the FAA gallery begins Tuesday, February 7 thru March 28 from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Cost is $70 for the session. Tom also has a class Friday mornings in Vandalia. If interested in any of these, you may contact him at 236-1959 or at ktomjulie@yahoo.com

Members’ Art Supply Sale

Your home or studio is awash in art supplies – paints, pencils, pens, brushes, sketchbooks, papers, brayers, easels, books, DVDs, framing materials, etc. – that you don’t use and are unlikely to use in this lifetime – or they make you pause and ask, “Why did I buy this?!” – or you’ve advanced beyond them – or used them and thought, “Yuck.  What was I thinking?!”

If this sounds familiar, a remedy awaits.  FAA is scheduling an “art supply sale” for February 7, 2017 starting at 5:30 and ending just before the FAA meeting at 7:00 pm.  If weather forces cancellation of the February meeting, the sale will move to March’s meeting date at the same time.  So gather all the art supplies you can bear to part with, price them, and bring them to the sale.   We’ll have tables set up for your stash; please RSVP if you plan to sell, so we have enough tables.  You are responsible for selling your own stash – bring small change – and decide whether you will accept checks!

Art (framed, unframed, card sets, etc) is not part of this sale.  Questions?  Contact Peggy Bowman, pegbowman@icloud.com or 937-427-2191 (home) or 937-654-6313 (cell).

December 2016 Newsletter

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Dear FAA members, patrons and friends,

I am hoping that you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the Christmas season. Do any of you do paintings that are just for the holidays? Years ago I started with some poinsettias and have added angels, Santa’s, a nativity. and a few other things. I love to take down some of the regular paintings and change them out for the holidays. If you need some inspiration, just look around at some of your own decorations. You may find some interesting subjects. I hope you will join us for our annual Christmas party at 7:00 on Dec. 6. There will be no Board meeting this month.

Louise Jackson

Come join us on Tuesday, December 6th for the Annual Holiday Party. Bring a guest if you want. This is a time for food, fun, and fellowship. If you are interested in participating in the Holiday Gift Exchange, please bring a wrapped gift (no more than $10 value) and plan to have a great evening.

The way the Gift Exchange happens is: Each person participating will draw a number available at the desk. The person with number 1 will open a gift; the person with number 2 can either steal the gift or open another one; number 3 can steal or open a gift; etc. After each person gets a choice, 2 steals are allowed and then the third person must go back to the tree. Also, in each round the same gift cannot be stolen more than once. Once everyone is done, the person with number 1 can exchange their gift with anyone they choose. If you plan on participating, plan on staying the entire time because you cannot participate if you need to leave early. It is unfair to the others that you leave with a gift before the game is over.

Also, plan on bringing a food dish to share with everyone. We always have a great time and enjoy watching the items change hands and enjoy the many delicious foods. …Submitted by Lori Luckner

Start planning for our spring workshop. Suzanna Winton will be the instructor for our spring workshop to be held May 1–4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. For more than 18 years, Suzanna Winton has captured the essence of the human soul through her watercolor portraits. She is the recipient of over 30 awards and has been featured in many national publications. These publications include Splash 6, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Basics, and Watercolor Artist. The staff of The Artist’s Magazine lists her as “an artist on the rise and one of 20 artists who we believe are destined to be master painters of the future” (01/04). Suzanna is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. Suzanna has become nationally known for her informative watercolor portrait workshops. Through these workshops and encouragement from her students, colleagues, friends, and family, Suzanna was lead to write Realistic Watercolor Portraits. It is her desire that this book will help all artists paint portraits with ease by unlocking the secrets to portrait painting. Suzanna Winton’s watercolor paintings capture the personality and “Human” history of each of her carefully chosen subjects. Children’s portrait commissions are also one of Suzanna’s specialties. Visit her website at www.suzannawintonwatercolors.com. Additional information will be forthcoming and a registration form for Suzanna’s workshop is attached.
…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: suzanna-winton-registration-form (pdf file)

Attachment: suzanna-winton-registration-form (xps file)

The Sweet Corn Festival Committee will meet Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Gallery. Please come to this meeting to help plan this event. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated to make the Festival a success.

Due to the holidays, the Thursday Paint-In Group will not meet until after the holidays and is scheduled to resume January 5, 2017 unless weather conditions prevent us from meeting. If the Fairborn schools are closed, we will not meet. Our meetings take place at the FAA Gallery and doors open about 9:00 am with painting from 9:30 am till 12:30 pm. Casual painting time includes all levels of watercolor artists, each working on their own painting. Our group have a wide variety of different skill levels and everyone is happy to help together to provide support for each other. Occasionally a group critique is held in which everyone is asked to participate with one painting or value sketch to receive help. For each 8 weeks, we collect $20 to help pay for the FAA fees for use of the beautiful gallery and the purchase of snacks to help jump start the creative juices. If you are interested in meeting with a watercolor group, please contact Shirlee Bauer or Connie Gifford for more details.
…Submitted by Connie Gifford

Our Friday FAA paint-in group is looking for people who would enjoy working once a week with other artists. Any medium is welcome. We meet at 10:00 am, break for lunch at noon (mostly brown bag), and wind up around 1:30 to 2:00 pm. Fee is $2.00 per week which goes to FAA to pay for heat and lights. Call Rose Schultz at 937-866-8862 or me, Billie Dickson, at 937-427-7525 to verify we are painting on a given Friday. Looking forward to seeing you there. …Submitted by Billie Dickson

The Fairborn Art Association is available to members to exhibit their artwork as Artist of the Month for the months of February, April, September, October, and November during 2017. The show may be a single artist or a group of artists. You must be willing to set up your own show and sit with the show whenever the Gallery is open for the show (usually on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm). Please contact gayle Beireis at artwoman2@att.net or 937-390-1992 for information and scheduling a show.

Also, Any teachers planning to have classes in the Gallery, please contact gayle Beireis so she can get you set up.

Someone picked up Anne’s International Artist book with the article about her at our November meeting. We assume they thought it was one of the magazines that they could take, but Anne would like to have it back. Will you please return it to FAA, no questions asked, so we can get it back to her. She’s been very gracious about it but really would like to have it.

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. Be sure we have your permission to display your artwork and/or any photo of you (individually or in a group) on the website.


Libby Rudolf Exhibiting in Springfield
Libby Rudolf’s exhibit “Watercolor Delights” continues through December 4, 2016, at the Seasons Bistro and Grill in Springfield, OH. Libby paints primarily watercolors and is especially drawn to nature, light and color, water and townscapes. All are welcome to visit the show which is hung in keeping with the host space. Libby studied art in college and regularly attends watercolor and oil workshops to continue to build skills. She has exhibited paintings in Yellow Springs and surrounds for about 20 years. Libby is a member of FAA.

Special Christmas Open House Sunday, December 4 from 1-3 at the 1854 Hertzler House (located in George Rogers Park). One Starry Night features a clever quiz using angels, lots of holiday decorations, and heavenly refreshments served while listening to beautiful harp music. Come and enjoy – it’s free (but donations are appreciated). …Submitted by Barb Arnold

Dan Knepper is featured in Watercolor Artist magazine’s 2016 “Ones to Watch” in their December 2016 issue. The issue just came out and this is quite an accomplishment. Dan is a local artist; his website is www.danknepperart.weebly.com/ …Submitted by Connie Gifford

For our December party, each person attending is asked to bring a food dish to share with everyone. Please remember that our parties are well attended (about 50-60 members and guests) and plan accordingly.

We do not meet in January. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 7, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 23, 2016. Meanwhile, if you have any news you would like to announce to our members, it can be posted on our website anytime. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

November 2016 Meeting – Anne Abgott Demo


After a short business meeting, introduction of guests, and refreshments, we regrouped to watch Anne Abgott demonstrate her watercolor techniques. Anne was the instructor for our fall workshop. She started by showing some of her beautiful artwork and explaining that she does all her watercolor painting by what she calls “mingling” her paint, that is, she drops all the colors on dry paper and allows them to mingle or join together as they flow. Anne works on 300-lb paper, saying she has better luck with it and it is more forgiving than less thick paper. She keeps her paint juicy, and keeps repeating the colors throughout the painting. She emphasizes that the paints are mingling, not mixing on her paper. She also had some quotes for us to remember, specifically how much detail to paint, “If you can’t see it, don’t paint it.” She said to ask ourselves “Where is the reflective color coming from?” She said to change the colors to enhance the painting. To use our own photographs. That “The camera was a tool for the artist years ago; the computer is a tool for us now.” Anne is now using Adobe Photoshop to manipulate her photographs and then paint them. She said that this has sparked a new interest in her artwork for her.

Anne drops color into painting

Anne drops color into painting

Anne finishes a painting

Anne finishes a painting

Anne shows some details

Anne shows some details

Getting a close look

Getting a close look

November 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

As promised, Fall is finally here. I hope you are enjoying the colors. Perhaps you got to some festival or football game or just some walking among the trees. My husband Ken and I have been dealing with a continuous stream of doctors and hospitals for the last 6 weeks. Fortunately we are beginning to see a positive end to all of it so hopefully I will be back to normal soon. Then who knows what normal is, right? For artist’s we are never sure and don’t you love being able to use that as an excuse. Enjoy fall and have a wickedly Happy Halloween. Be sure to come to the November 1, 2016 meeting. Our guest seminar instructor, Anne Abgott, will be delighting us with an exciting demo. The Board will meet at 6:00 pm. Our regular Meeting is at 7:00 pm.

From November 1 to November 3, 2016, the Fairborn Art Association will be hosting Anne Abgott for a 3-day workshop. 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.

Several local artists have been selected to have a watermedia painting in the 39th Annual Juried Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Watercolor Ohio 2016, at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The exhibition will open on October 27, 2016 and run through January 7, 2017. An opening reception by the Ohio Watercolor Society will be held on October 29, 2015 starting at 1 pm. Sponsored by the Ohio Watercolor Society, a non-profit fine arts organization, this highly competitive juried show annually attracts entries from the entire state of Ohio and areas along its boundaries. Congratulations to our members who were among those selected.

Yuki Hall is one of the featured artists at the Middletown Arts Center, Betty Hughes Memorial Reunion Exhibition. A great big congratulations to Yuki! The exhibition continues through Nov 3, 2016 at the Middletown Arts Center. Hope you get the opportunity to go see this exhibit of local OWS artists and get inspired from viewing the wonderful works of art!

The Western Ohio Watercolor Society Fall 2016 WOWS Watercolor Show will be held at the Miamisburg Art Gallery October 16 through November 5, 2016. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 pm. Many of our members have artwork in this show. The judge was internationally acclaimed watercolor artist, Vladislav Yeliseyev, NWS, who held a workshop for WOWS October 17-19. The Miamisburg Art Gallery is located at 16 N. Main Street, Miamisburg, OH.

Our December meeting is our annual Christmas Party. We will have food, entertainment (Santa Claus and his elves!) and a lot of fun.

We do not meet in January. Time for recovering from the holidays and starting new projects.

For our February meeting, Tina Hatfield will be our guest speaker with a photography demo. More later.

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the November meeting: Pat Dunker, Connie Gifford, Shirlee Bauer, Carol Collett, Bette Martin, Evelyn LaMers, Pat Sager, Carolyn Reed, Nyeon Ju Woo, and Mary Cargan. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 21, 2016. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

October 2016 Meeting Demo

Sheryl Scott was our Artist of the Month for October 2016. Sheryl gave a demo of her special artwork, quilling. Quilling is an age old art using strips of paper to design shapes and patterns. It was used to decorate baskets, tea caddies, trays, fire screens, and furniture in days gone by. Now it is used as an artform in frames, to decorate book covers, greeting cards, and for anything you can use raised or 3-dimensional objects on. It can be combined with paper or plastic flowers or leaves, or other objects. Sheryl started her demo by showing several books and articles on the subject of quilling. Then she gave a short history of quilling, which started out as metal filigree work in Egyptian times. By the 13th Century, artists mimicked this look with strips of paper, rolled loosely, placed on edge, and gilded to resemble precious metal. Quilling was very popular during Georgian and Victorian times among ladies, who could buy their paper strips with or without gilt edges, or cut their own from the pages of books. In the 18th Century, paper filigree was taught along with needlework as a proper pastime for ladies. It was also combined with shells, wax flowers, twisted wire, mica, and human hair. In Europe quilling was called paper filigree. It is believed the name quilling is derived from the feather quills said to have been used to roll the paper strips. Quilling spread from England to the American colonies. Its popularity faded during the late 1800s and not until the middle of this Century did quilling re-emerge, due in great part to the Quilling Guild of England (www.quilling-guild.co.uk). The North American Quilling Guild website is www.naqg.org.

Sheryl Scott starts her demo by introducing the materials

Sheryl Scott starts her demo by introducing the materials

Framed Cards

Framed Cards

Hanging Artwork

Hanging Artwork

Book Cover

Book Cover

Floral Art

Floral Art

Events Calendar

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Fri 20

Member Paint-In

January 20 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thu 26

Thursday Paint-In

January 26 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fri 27

Member Paint-In

January 27 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Come to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Aug 15 & 16