April 2015 Watercolor Show in the Gallery

The Fairborn Art Association Gallery will house a display of an art show, “Thursday Class/Paint-in Art Show; Instructor, Misuk Golz.” A reception will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1 pm to 4 pm where food and beverages and live entertainment will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend. The show will then be open on three consecutive Sundays, April 12, 19, and 26, also 1 pm to 4 pm. Fairborn Art Association Art Gallery is located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building on 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio.

Paintings are available for sale. The artists are members of the ThursdayClass/Paint-in group.  We painted together for over two years with Misuk Goltz instructing and coordinating. The artists are both advanced and intermediate watercolorists.  At the show you will find a variety of subjects including portraits expressed in beautiful watercolor.

You may contact Shirlee Bauer at bauershirlee@gmail.com or Connie S. Gifford at gifford.connie@gmail.com for additional information.

Misuk Goltz demonstrates a watercolor portrait

Misuk Goltz demonstrates a watercolor portrait

 

March 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Members and Patrons,

Yes, I am still in FL, but my very capable Vice President will be conducting the March meeting. It is rather cool down here, but we keep hearing Ohio has snow, snow, and more snow, and very cold temperatures. Hopefully each of you are staying warm. Just keep thinking, Spring is only three weeks away! Our FAA building is always warm and inviting so make sure you come to the March meeting as Karen Benedetti will warm your heart with a great demo. Our next meeting is March 3 at 7:00 pm. The Board will meet at 6:00 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS
President

MARCH SPEAKER—KAREN BECKER BENEDETTI
Karen was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has an Art Education degree from the University of Wisconsin. She has also studied at Milwaukee’s Layton School of Art and at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She taught elementary art for several years in Milwaukee and has taught workshops and seminars in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin. At present, her painting is a full-time endeavor. Karen paints with watermedia and mixed media, primarily fluid acrylic, using handmade papers, both imported and those made or embellished by the artist. The paint is applied in layers and built up on the surface of watercolor paper, board, or canvas. While the subject of Karen’s work can be landscape and earth forms, she also has a new series of contemporary urban views and figurative concepts. Karen will be doing a mixed media demo.

WATERCOLOR FAST & LOOSE with Frank Francese, NWS, TWSA-Master

Join us in this exciting workshop with Frank Francese, where Frank will show and teach us his signature way of painting watercolor – Fast & Loose approach. Frank will be demonstrating a variety of subject matter, showing us the time tested method of creating an eye-catching composition with brilliant color and interesting shapes. Plenty of individual help will be provided. All skill levels are welcome. Frank Francese is a signature member of National Watercolor Society as well as Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master Status. He has been awarded 50+ national awards for his watercolor painting. His recent awards include: Colorado Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Best of Show 2013-14; Watercolor West International Watercolor Exhibition, Signature Members Award 2013; Third Invitational Exhibition of Complementary International Water Media Masters, Nanjing, China 2012; Shenzhen Biennial International Exhibition of Watercolors, Shenzhen, China. You can learn more about Frank by visiting his website at www.ffrancese.com. This will be a 4-day watercolor workshop from May 4 to May 7 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. Contact Yuki Hall, 937-426-7229, yukihall@woh.rr.com. A flyer with application form is attached to this article.

Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf

WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP with Buong-Kil Juong

Watercolor landscape painter from Korea, Buong-Kil Juong, will present a three-day workshop March 9-11, 2015, Monday through Wednesday, 9:30-4:00 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. He will lead the class with his masterly wet-on-wet method to portray his beloved countryside landscape over four seasons. Buong-Kil Juong was born in South Korea and studied art from high school through college. He has been painting watercolor for the past 35 years and serves important positions in the Korean Watercolor Society and various educational associations. He has been teaching and serving as a juror for many art competitions. He also is regarded as a respected watercolor artist in China and he has held many exhibitions in various Chinese cities. He lives in Jae Cheun City, South Korea. Misuk Goltz took a one-week private lesson from him in Jae Cheun City from January 2–8 this year and she will be hosting his stay in the US, translating, and assisting with his presentation. The tuition will be $200 for the three-day workshop for FAA members and $220 for non-members. The workshop needs at least 20 participants to cover the artist’s air fair and lesson fee. If you are interested in this workshop, please register by sending a non-refundable $50 deposit to Misuk. As of today, there are 11 spots available. In the event the workshop is cancelled, you will be fully refunded your deposit. Please send your registration with your name, email address, and phone number to: Misuk Goltz, 2489 Sherbourne Way, Xenia, OH 45385. Contact Misuk, mgoltz@woh.rr.com, 937-352-6711, for any questions.

Buong-Kil Juong Workshop (Registration Form)

AN EVENING TALK with Buong-Kil Juong

Watercolor landscape painter from Korea, Boung-Kil Juong, will give a presentation on Thursday, March 12, from 6–8:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn, Ohio. He will talk about his artistic journey and demonstrate the landscapes he so loves to paint. Misuk Goltz took a one week private lesson from him in Jae Cheun City, Korea, from January 2–8 this year and she will be hosting his stay in the US, translating and assisting with his presentation. The lecture is open to anyone who is interested in learning about Juong’s painting. The admission fee for the evening is $10, which includes Korean snacks. If you are planning to attend, or if you have any questions, call or email Misuk Goltz, 937- 352-6711, mgoltz@woh.rr.com.

Buong-Kil Juong Evening (Registration Form)

WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Yuki Hall

Yuki Hall will be offering an 8-week long class titled “Watercolor Fresh & Fluid” starting March 16, 2015, at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. The class is held from 9:30–12:30 on Mondays. The cost for this 8- week course is $95. Yuki will also offer a 3-day watercolor workshop, “Paint More with Less” at Miamisburg Art Guild gallery in Miamisburg from April 9 to 11, 2015 (Thu, Fri & Sat), from 9 am to 4 pm. The cost of this 3-day workshop is $120. For more information or to register for either one, please contact Yuki at 937-426 7229, yukihall@who.rr.com.

Watercolor Fresh & Fluid (Registration Form)

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Mark Mehaffey, AWS, DF, NWS, TWSA Master

This watercolor workshop, presented by the Fairborn Art Association, will be Monday through Thursday, November 2 to 5, 2015, from 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 Ave., Fairborn, OH. In this 4-day workshop, participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value, and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed. Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials. Nationally and internationally recognized artist Mark Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, DF, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master, and the Watercolor West. Mark has won many major awards in juried exhibitions across the world, including Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Co. Award from American Watercolor Society. He is also an author of Creative Watercolor Workshop, published by North Light Books, and many instructional DVDs by Creative Catalyst Productions as well as Artists Network Productions. Fees for this workshop are $230 for FAA member; $250 for non-member. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct., Beavercreek, OH 45432. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. The final payment must be made by August 20, 2015. For questions or more information, call Yuki at 937-426-7229, or email yukihall@woh.rr.com. Flyers with the registration form are available at the Gallery or on our website.

Mark Meheffey Workshop Nov 2015 (Registration Form)

MEMBERS NEWS

Long-time member and past president David B. Addison passed away January 28, 2015 at age 84. David earned a degree in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1952, served as an artist and illustrator in the Air Force Orientation Group, and for 20 years was Chief of Exhibits at the Museum of the Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB. Dave was vice president of the Fairborn Art Association during 1964-1965. Dave is survived by his wife, Christina, and many relatives and friends. Dave donated his body for medical research so there was no funeral. Donations in his name can be made to St. Helen’s Educational Endowment Fund.

Yuki Hall’s painting, Rainy Day–Main Street was featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, April 2015 issue as one of Honorable Mention winners of the Annual Watercolor Showcase competition. This is her 2-years-in-a-row appearance in this prestigious magazine. Congratulations, Yuki.

FAA ART SCHOLARSHIPS

This is the time of year when FAA solicits applications for its college scholarships. Each year, FAA awards two $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to pursue a college level art education. Robert Beireis has mailed applications out to area high schools. If any FAA members know of a high school senior from our area who plans to major in art in college, please have the student complete an application. The deadline for submission is April 10, 2015. For additional information, contact Robert Beireis at artwoman@att.net or call 937-390-1992.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the March meeting: Carole Janning, Lana Kim, Barb Arnold, Irene Ferriman, Jim Brooks, gayle Beireis, Linda Owen, and Cheryl Miracle. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 23, 2015. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

Fairborn Art Association Meeting February 2015

On Tuesday evening, February 3, 2015, the F.A.A. members gathered for their first meeting of the new year. Kevin Buntin, Figurative Sculptor, was the featured speaker.

Mr. Buntin demonstrated his creativity in the realm of sculpture of imaginary characters that he develops from natural and man-made materials. He uses locally sourced gourds and other materials, such as leaves, in the construction of poseable figures for display. He finds his inspiration in fantasy and science fiction literature. He discussed and demonstrated the various materials used in his figures. In addition to the gourds and leaves, he uses Almaloy wire for the armature (or skeleton) of his figures, as well as plumber’s putty, sculpting clay and polyfoam

Kevin Buntin gestures during his presentation to  the F.A.A. members on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

Kevin Buntin gestures during his presentation to the F.A.A. members on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

Kevin is holding a work in progress during his demonstration. Note the wire armature skeleton, the plumber's putty on its "bones", and the gourd that is its head.  Clay has been added and sculpted to the gourd to give it facial features.

Kevin is holding a work in progress during his demonstration. Note the wire armature skeleton, the plumber’s putty on its “bones”, and the gourd that is its head. Clay has been added and sculpted to the gourd to give it facial features.

As part of his demo, Kevin added clay to this gourd, then used sculpting techniques to give the face more features.

As part of his demo, Kevin added clay to this gourd, then used sculpting techniques to give the face more features.

Using acrylics, Kevin applied an undercoat of paint, and then added highlights to emphasize facial features for this sculpture.

Using acrylics, Kevin applied an undercoat of paint, and then added highlights to emphasize facial features for this sculpture.

Two creepy creatures from Kevin's imagination. We were told these were commissioned works. The heads and hands are complete. The bodies have yet to be finished.

Two creepy creatures from Kevin’s imagination. We were told these were commissioned works. The heads and hands are complete. The bodies have yet to be finished.

Here is an example of a completed work from Kevin's workshop. This figure is freestanding and is approximately 50"  tall. In addition to sculpting and constructing the figure, Kevin also created the costume and props using natural and man-made materials and fabrics.

Here is an example of a completed work from Kevin’s workshop. This figure is freestanding and is approximately 50″ tall. In addition to sculpting and constructing the figure, Kevin also created the costume and props using natural and man-made materials and fabrics.

to put “flesh” on the bones of the figures. He employs small tools such as dental picks, toothbrushes, and small spatulas to sculpt features of the figures onto the gourds.

February 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Members and Patrons,

Winter is definitely here. Hopefully the weather won’t be too bad. The good news is we will be indoors and that will give us more time to paint or do crafts. Also we can paint the snow from a window while still being warm. Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm. Our speaker/demo will be inspiring and will help put a flame under us to paint. I will be in Florida, so my wonderful capable vice president, Louise Jackson, will be conducting our meeting. The Board will meet at 6:00 pm. Please come to the meeting, bring a friend, enjoy an evening out with good friends, and wonderful food.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS
President

JANUARY SPEAKER—KEVIN BUNTIN
Kevin Buntin will demo the painting of one of his sculptured characters. These days Kevin works full time out of his studio bringing to life, through his figurative sculptures and art dolls and stories, all of the creatures and denizens that inhabit the myriad worlds that exist inside his mind. His work has been featured in Fairie Magazine, Dolls Magazine, The encyclopedia of “Polymer Clay Techniques,” “Pretty Toys,” “Pretty Fairy Land,” as well as the Russian hard cover book of Men’s Dolls. He has served as juror for Rosewood Art Center’s sculpture show and teaches workshops. Join us for this unique experience.          Submitted by Louise Jackson

IN THE GALLERY
Fairborn Art Association’s featured artist of the month for February is award-winning Springfield artist, Rebecca Graves. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated high school from Richmond, Indiana. She began painting in earnest in 2006 when she returned to Wittenberg University to pursue a BFA and to study psychology. She has participated in many group and several solo exhibits. Her work is included in Wittenberg’s permanent collection and in private collections across the nation. Studio 14 Fine Art Center in Tipp City, Ohio, represents her work. Rebecca describes herself as a reflective story-teller. Her works include two distinct series. Both show a masterful use of color and are vibrant, lively, playful, and joyful. Large oil still lifes seem to be stories waiting to be told and are indulgently full of glass and metal, revealing her fascination of reflection and refraction. Her story telling is even more evident in the surreal portrait series. These intriguing paintings are done in the style of Magritte and Dali and are reflections of who the person is instead of what they look like. Every detail describes something about the person. She has developed these portraits further by turning some into wooden relief sculptures which will be displayed alongside the oil paintings. The exhibit is open on Sundays, February 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 1-4 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio. Rebecca will be in attendance each of these afternoons to meet the public and discuss her work. Rebecca’s website is rebeccagraves.fineartstudioonline.com .

MEMBERS HOLIDAY FINE ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW
Robert and I would like to give a very big thank you to all of you who worked and helped set up the Members Holiday Fine Arts and Craft show. I would like to give a special thanks to Larry Hawkins for coming in early and setting up the room for the party, and to Yuki Hall who stayed without being asked and helped me take down the gallery after the show was over. It is people like you who help keep FAA going. I would also like to say thanks to Barb Arnold and her helpers on the good job done on our Christmas tree.

Robert and I are asking if there is anyone who would like to learn the job of working the shows. I’m hoping to find someone who would like to someday take over this job.                                               Submitted by gayle Beireis

FAA ART SCHOLARSHIPS
This is the time of year when FAA solicits applications for its college scholarships. Each year, FAA awards two $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to pursue a college level art education. Robert Beireis has mailed applications out to area high schools. If any FAA members know of a high school senior from our area who plans to major in art in college, please have the student complete an application. The deadline for submission is April 10, 2015. For additional information, contact Robert Beireis at artwoman@att.net or call 937-390-1992.

GALLERY UPDATE
Between Christmas and New Year, the gallery has been cleaned and painted, the carpet was cleaned (twice, to get as much of the stains and paint out), some changes were done to the backroom, and the kitchen was cleaned and re-organized some. Chairs should not be stored in the hallway anymore. There are a number of coats/jackets hanging on the hallway hooks; if you have a chance at the next meeting check and see if any of these may be yours. Your help and assistance in keeping the gallery looking nice, would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by Larry Hawkins

MEETING CANCELLATION
At the November meeting, the Board discussed procedures for cancelling a meeting in case of inclement weather. We decided that our only option was to follow recommendations of the media weather reports. When they say travel would be dangerous, we will cancel our scheduled meeting. The Board will communicate with each other by phone and you will be notified by email as soon as a decision is reached. Be sure to check your email before starting out if the weather is bad. If you do not have email access, please call one of the Board members or a member you know who has email access.

FRIDAY PAINTERS
All Fairborn Art Association members (and prospective members) are invited to bring your own work and paint in a supporting, encouraging environment on Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. There is a small charge of $2 per visit, or $5 per month that is paid to FAA. We paint for a couple hours, break for lunch, and get back to work for another couple hours. Very informal, but we critique each other’s work (if requested), share and learn from each other, and some fast friendships have been formed. Contact Rose Schultz at 937-866-8862, or Billie Dickson at 937-427-7525 to confirm we are painting on any particular Friday.                        Submitted by Billie Dickson

WATERCOLOR FAST & LOOSE with Frank Francese, NWS, TWSA-Master
Join us in this exciting workshop with Frank Francese, where Frank will show and teach us his signature way of painting watercolor – Fast & Loose approach. Frank will be demonstrating a variety of subject matter, showing us the time tested method of creating an eye-catching composition with brilliant color and interesting shapes. Plenty of individual help will be provided. All skill levels are welcome. Frank Francese is a signature member of National Watercolor Society as well as Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master Status. He has been awarded 50+ national awards for his watercolor painting. His recent awards include: Colorado Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Best of Show 2013-14; Watercolor West International Watercolor Exhibition, Signature Members Award 2013; Third Invitational Exhibition of Complementary International Water Media Masters, Nanjing, China 2012; Shenzhen Biennial International Exhibition of Watercolors, Shenzhen, China. You can learn more about Frank by visiting his website at www.ffrancese.com. This will be a 4-day watercolor workshop from May 4 to May 7 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. Contact Yuki Hall, 937-426-7229, yukihall@woh.rr.com. A flyer with application form is attached to this article.

Attachment:  Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf

WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP with Bong-Gil Jeong
Watercolor landscape painter from Korea, Bong-gil Jeung, will present a three-day workshop March 9-11, 2015, Monday through Wednesday, 9:30-4:00 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. He will lead the class with his masterly wet-on-wet method to portray his beloved countryside landscape over four seasons. Bong-Gil Jeong was born in South Korea and studied art from high school through college. He has been painting watercolor for the past 35 years and serves important positions in the Korean Watercolor Society and various educational associations. He has been teaching and serving as a juror for many art competitions. He also is regarded as a respected watercolor artist in China and he has held many exhibitions in various Chinese cities. He lives in Jae Cheun City, South Korea. Misuk Goltz took a one-week private lesson from him in Jae Cheun City from January 2-8 this year and she will be hosting his stay in the US, translating, and assisting with his presentation. The tuition will be $200 for the three-day workshop for FAA member and $220 for non-members. The workshop needs at least 20 participants to cover the artist’s air fair and lesson fee. If you are interested in this workshop, please register by sending a non-refundable $50 deposit by the first week of February to Misuk. As of today, there are 11 spots available. In the event the workshop is cancelled, you will be fully refunded your deposit. Please send your registration with your name, email address, and phone number to: Misuk Goltz, 2489 Sherbourne Way, Xenia, OH 45385. Contact Misuk, mgoltz@woh.rr.com, 937-352-6711, for any questions. See the attached flyer for additional information and the registration form.

Attachment:  Bong Gil Jeong workshop announcement (Word document)

PAINTING POETRY with Rosie Huart
Rosie Huart is conducting an innovative workshop exploring intuitive painting and creative writing as effective tools for self-expression. Your journal pages will be personalized with texture, paint, and collage. Brushes, nibs, and other tools will assist you in your personal mark-making. You will take home a distinctive journal book made out of a single sheet of watercolor paper reflecting your inner sanctum. The workshop will be held at Studio 14 Fine Arts Gallery, 115 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371, February 28 to March 1, 2015, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. For additional information, see the attached flyer or contact Rosie Huart at 937-256-6050.

Attachment:  RHuart Painting Poetry

FAIRBORN FUNDRAISER
On Saturday February 21, the Fairborn Lions Club and Abiding Christ Lutheran Church will partner with Terri Lynn Art Studios. Terri will be teaching a painting while guests enjoy appetizers and drinks. The proceeds will go to the Fairborn Homeless Liaison Endowment. This 501c(3) has been established under the Greene County Community Foundation operated by Green Giving. The issue we are running into is that we are limited on easels for this event. In speaking with Paul Newman of the Fairborn Chamber and Lions Club, he suggested that I reach out to your organization. That being said, would you be willing to lend us easels for this fundraising event? If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Submitted by Mary Reaster, Fairborn Lions Club
maryreaster@hotmail.com 937-510-2449.

MEMBER NEWS

Rosemary Kienle received an honorable mention award at the winter WOWS exhibition that was held at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy.

Yuki Hall’s painting, Rainy Day Venice, was selected to be one of the paintings that will be exhibited in A Century of Ohio Watercolor, 50th anniversary milestone exhibition of the Ohio Arts Council. The exhibition spans the years 1915-2015 and showcases about 45 Ohio artists working in the versatile medium of watercolor. The exhibition will run from January 29 through April 15 at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus.

Misuk Goltz, OWS, will be showing her paintings at the Yellow Springs Brewery in March and April. See attached flyer for details.

Attachment:  YS Brewery

Donna Zeller Obituary
We lost a long-time member and past president when Donna Zeller passed away on December 10, 2014. Donna was president of FAA in 1982-1983 and was very involved with the Sweet Corn Festival. At her passing, she was 86 years old and resided in Tipp City. Arrangements were by Fisher Cheney Funeral Home in Troy. There were no services.

EXPLORING WATERCOLOR ART EXHIBIT AT HITHERGREEN CENTER
Hithergreen Center watercolor painters, members of many Dayton area art organizations (including the Fairborn Art Association), are showing their work at the center from Monday, January 19, through Friday, March 30, 2015. The class meets on Mondays at Hithergreen, where they explore a wide variety of subjects and techniques in a fun and friendly atmosphere with their instructor, artist and author Nita Leland. Students at all skill levels in the Exploring Watercolor class organize their paintings into eye-catching compositions as they develop skills in watercolor techniques, color, and design. The “Exploring Watercolor” Art Exhibit at Hithergreen Center, 5900 Hithergreen Drive, Dayton, Ohio, is free and open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Tuesday from 8:30 am to 8 pm. For more information, call Rick Lewis 937-435-2415.
Submitted by Sylvia Dugan for Nita Leland, www.nitaleland.com

REMINDERS
The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the February meeting: Clarice Moore, Evelyn LaMers, Doris Alexander, Margaret Brooks, Roger Browning, Billie Dickson, Cass Barth, and Nancy Draves. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 16, 2015. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

WATERCOLOR FRESH & FLUID with Yuki Hall, OWS

Yuki Hall will be offering her watercolor class, Watercolor Fresh & Fluid, on Monday morning from 9:30 to 12:30, starting March 16 and running through May 18, in our Gallery. This 8-week class, will focus on painting a variety of subject matter. Special emphasis will be placed on incorporating an abstract factor into a representational painting, as well as fundamental concepts on composition and design principles. The cost for this 8-week class is $95. Please send payment and registration form to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Court, Beavercreek, OH 45432. For any questions regarding this class, please call Yuki at 938-426-7229, or email her at yukihall@woh.rr.com. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

Attachment:  Watercolor Fresh & Fluid Yuki Hall

2014 Holiday Party at Fairborn Art

Barb opened this hat Tuesday night. It didn't stay hers very long.

Barb opened this hat Tuesday night. It didn’t stay hers very long.

Tom Kinarney models the popular hat that made the rounds Tuesday night.

Tom Kinarney models the popular hat that made the rounds Tuesday night.

Barb, Dallas and "Santa" Warren Brown opening gifts Tuesday night. Dallas was Santa's head elf for our gift giving.

Barb, Dallas and “Santa” Warren Brown opening gifts Tuesday night. Dallas was Santa’s head elf for our gift giving.

Rose Schultz opens a snowman. The rules of the game stipulate that the gift is opened in view of everyone. Rose didn't keep this gift long either.

Rose Schultz opens a snowman. The rules of the game stipulate that the gift is opened in view of everyone. Rose didn’t keep this gift long either.

Lori Luckner took Santa home Tuesday night.

Lori Luckner took Santa home Tuesday night.

F.A.A. President Sandy Kinnamon showing off her latest piece of Christmas decor, as Gallery Coordinator Gayle Beireis looks on.  Some of the works for the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale can be seen in the Gallery.

F.A.A. President Sandy Kinnamon showing off her latest piece of Christmas decor, as Gallery Coordinator Gayle Beireis looks on. Some of the works for the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale can be seen in the Gallery.

Margaret Brooks opens a display Santa. "Santa" Warren Brown (right) supervises the gift opening during the festivities Tuesday December 2, 2014.

Margaret Brooks opens a display Santa. “Santa” Warren Brown (right) supervises the gift opening during the festivities Tuesday December 2, 2014.

A happy group of F.A.A. members celebrates the Holiday Season. Everyone had a good time Tuesday night.

A happy group of F.A.A. members celebrates the Holiday Season. Everyone had a good time Tuesday night.

Linda Keller opens a gift of a homemade Santa at the Holiday Party.

Linda Keller opens a gift of a homemade Santa at the Holiday Party.

On Tuesday evening, December 2, the membership of F.A.A. gathered in our annual Holiday Party. We shopped for the Holidays from the items displayed from our fellow artists for the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale, enjoyed good food and the fellowship of our friends, and had a fun time playing our “game” of giving (and stealing!) holiday ornaments and gifts brought by each of the members. A jolly time was had by all. The evening’s festivities were overseen by President Sandy Kinnamon and “Santa” Warren Brown, ably assisted by head elf Dallas Red.

In addition, Treasurer Sue Red read a letter from Dayton History thanking F.A.A. for our generous donation in memory of former F.A.A. President, the late Gerald Page. The donation was made to Dayton History, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, to support their Art of Manufacturing exhibit at Dayton Carillon Park. The exhibit is set to open in 2015. This donation is an example of F.A.A.’s mission of encouraging art appreciation.

Photos and text by Robert Beireis.

DECEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

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Dear Members and Patrons,

Boy, does time ever fly.  Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet, and I am wishing each of you a very Happy Holiday. I am sure many of you are busy getting crafts and paintings finished for our Holiday Sale.

It’s Christmas Party time at our next meeting. We will each bring a dish to share and a wrapped gift for the gift exchange (value $5 to $10). The Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show will be up and running, so come early and shop til you drop, partake of fabulous foods, and then more fun begins with the gift exchange. You can take a wrapped gift from the tree, or you can steal a gift from someone else. Fun, Fun, Fun.

I am so blessed to have a wonderful board and chair people to work with. They are truly the best and that makes my job easy. My thanks goes out to each of them for I truly love working with them.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS                                                                                                                                         President

DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY

Plan to attend our December 2nd meeting. It is our annual Holiday Party. Everyone is invited and bring a guest if you want. Bring a covered dish and a gift for our drawing game. Come early and enjoy looking and shopping at 5:30 pm. The party will start at 7 pm.

MEMBERS HOLIDAY FINE ART & CRAFT SALE

Fairborn Art Association members will again have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale the first two weekends in December and for early shopping from 5:30–7:00 pm before the Christmas party, which begins at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 2.  The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 6 & 7 and December 13 & 14.  The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm. We plan to set up the art racks and decorate the Holiday Gallery with members’ help on Monday morning, December 1 from 9:00 am–noon.  Please sign up to help decorate and arrange the room.  Members can bring in their priced Holiday arts and crafts with inventory sheets that same afternoon from 1–3 pm and again Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon. Each participating member artist will be assigned a number (as we did last year) which must be included on each price tag.  Each member may bring two large paintings (18 X 24 or larger, up to 30 X 40) and up to 10 smaller paintings (16 X 20 or smaller) and handcrafted items.  Since this is advertised as a SALE, please mark SALE prices on items along with your name and participating artist number (same as last year).  Special art and/or craft demonstrations are encouraged during the sale.  All members’ unsold artwork may be picked up on the last sale day, Sunday, Dec. 14 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 15 from 10–12 noon.  Remember, the F.A.A. receives no commission from salesThis is quite a benefit to all participating members.  A sign-up sheet for Gallery sitting, decorating the Gallery, art & craft demonstrations and goodie donations will be passed around at the October and November meetings. PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP!  The big SALE will be publicized in area newspapers and there will be A-frame signs around town.  HOWEVER, the more that we all publicize the HOLIDAY SALE, the better the sales will be!  Let’s have a great Gallery show and make lots of sales! Inventory sheets are attached to this newsletter and will be available on our website so you can get started on your lists. Please call Gayle & Robert Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.

HELP WANTED

Robert and gayle Beireis still need someone to help sit in the Gallery for the Members Fine Art and Craft Sale. Dates are Sunday, December 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. Please give call gayle at 937-390-1992 if you can help.  Thank you.

Due to the fact that Robert is now working full time, I would like someone to be an assistant to help with running the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale next year. If someone would like to shadow me this year, they would be welcome. Anyone who is interested can call me at 937-390-1992.

Submitted by gayle Beireis

WATERCOLOR FAST & LOOSE with Frank Francese, NWS, TWSA-Master

Join us in this exciting workshop with Frank Francese, where Frank will show and teach us his signature way of painting watercolor – Fast & Loose approach. Frank will be demonstrating a variety of subject matter, showing us the time tested method of creating an eye-catching composition with brilliant color and interesting shapes. Plenty of individual help will be provided. All skill levels are welcome. Frank Francese is a signature member of National Watercolor Society as well as Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master Status. He has been awarded 50+ national awards for his watercolor painting. His recent awards include: Colorado Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Best of Show 2013-14; Watercolor West International Watercolor Exhibition, Signature Members Award 2013; Third Invitational Exhibition of Complementary International Water Media Masters, Nanjing, China 2012; Shenzhen Biennial International Exhibition of Watercolors, Shenzhen, China. You can learn more about Frank by visiting his website at www.ffrancese.com.  This will be a 4-day watercolor workshop from May 4 to May 7 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. Contact Yuki Hall, 937-426-7229, yukihall@woh.rr.com. A flyer with application form is attached to this article on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf

MEMBER NEWS

Artists are always looking for information on how to sell their art, where to exhibit their art, and pricing their art. These and other subjects are addressed in a website blog published by Jason Horejs, the owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Recent articles include “Cultivating your Brand as an Artist,” “Choice Overload |  Cramming in Too Much Art Hurts your Sales,” “Collective Wisdom | Tips for Finding Reasonably Priced Art Supplies,”  “The Challenges of Framing Art,” “Ranking and Using Social Media,” among others. He is also the author of several books, most notable, Starving to Successful | The Fine Artist’s Guide to Getting into Galleries and Selling More Art. He offers a co-op advertising opportunity with American Art Collector Magazine where photos of your art can be placed for sale. As you can see, he is quite active in working for artists. His writing style is easy to read and understand. He frequently has guest writers (and videos) on special subjects, such as copyright laws. Try his website at Reddot Blog from Xanadu Gallery reddot@xanadugallery.com>

 REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be February 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm. We will have no meeting in January. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday,  January 19, 2015. 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 2014 Meeting

Award winning artist Bonnie Kuntz gave a demonstration of wax resist techniques in watercolor at the F.A.A. meeting on Tuesday November 4, 2014. Among other awards, Bonnie won first place in the Western Ohio Watercolor Society in both 2010 and 2011. She has had work in several area galleries and taught workshops and classes throughout the region. In addition to demonstrating her techniques, she kept the members entertained with several humorous stories about her experiences, especially concerning the consequences of eating too many crayons!

Bonnie Kuntz discussed her experiences at the FAA meeting, Tuesday November 4, 2014.

Bonnie Kuntz discussed her experiences at the FAA meeting, Tuesday November 4, 2014.

Bonnie Kuntz showing a paraffin wax block that she uses in her wax resist technique.

Bonnie Kuntz showing a paraffin wax block that she uses in her wax resist technique.

Bonnie Kuntz painting over her wax resistance during the demonstration

Bonnie Kuntz painting over her wax resistance during the demonstration

A sample of Bonnie's finished work using her wax resist technique.

A sample of Bonnie’s finished work using her wax resist technique.

Text and photos by R. Beireis

NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

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Dear Members, Patrons and Friends,

Fall is definitely here. We are finished with camping for now, so that means more time to paint. We can all gear up for the Members’ Christmas Sale in December. It will be here before we know it. We will once again have an exciting speaker at our November meeting,  so bring a friend, enjoy great food, and a fabulous program. Come a bit early and socialize with other artists. The meeting begins promptly at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS                                                                                                                            President

SPEAKER FOR NOVEMBER—BONNIE KUNTZ

Bonnie Kuntz will be our award winning, demonstrating artist for November 4. Bonnie’s work is in several galleries including The Fine Art Center at Cross Point in Centerville (formerly at Town & Country in Kettering). She has exhibited in many watercolor shows and has taught classes and workshops throughout the region. Bonnie will show us her technique for using wax resist with her watercolors. Join us and enjoy. Bonnie said she was fortunate to win many awards over the years including first place at the Western Ohio Watercolor Society in 2010 and 2011. She has had paintings included in five Ohio Watercolor Society exhibits, including three of the traveling exhibits in 2010, 2011, and 2013.

 IN THE GALLERY

Larry Hawkins, Gayle Beireis, and Robert Beireis will have their artwork on display in the Gallery during November. Larry is an art instructor who works in watercolor, glass beads, and photography. Gayle has worked in watercolor, pottery, mosaic, color pencil, pen & ink, and currently in pointillism. Robert is a photographer, taught by Gayle. She often works from photos that Robert has taken.

DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY

Plan to attend our December 2nd meeting. It is our annual Holiday Party. Everyone is invited and bring a guest if you want. Bring a covered dish and a gift for our drawing game. Come early and enjoy looking and shopping at the Members Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale. The party will start at 7 pm.

MEMBERS HOLIDAY FINE ART & CRAFT SALE

Fairborn Art Association members will again have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale the first two weekends in December and for early shopping from 5:30–7:00 pm before the Christmas party, which begins at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 2. The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 6 & 7 and December 13 & 14. The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm. We plan to set up the art racks and decorate the Holiday Gallery with members’ help on Monday morning, December 1 from 9:00 am–noon. Please sign up to help decorate and arrange the room.  Members can bring in their priced Holiday arts and crafts with inventory sheets that same afternoon from 1–3 pm and again Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon. Each participating member artist will be assigned a number (as we did last year) which must be included on each price tag. Each member may bring two large paintings (18 X 24 or larger, up to 30 X 40) and up to 10 smaller paintings (16 X 20 or smaller) and handcrafted items.  Since this is advertised as a SALE, please mark SALE prices on items along with your name and participating artist number (same as last year). Special art and/or craft demonstrations are encouraged during the sale. All members’ unsold artwork may be picked up on the last sale day, Sunday, Dec. 14 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 15 from 10–12 noon. Remember, the F.A.A. receives no commission from sales. This is quite a benefit to all participating members.  A sign-up sheet for Gallery sitting, decorating the Gallery, art & craft demonstrations and goodie donations will be passed around at the October and November meetings. PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP!  The big SALE will be publicized in area newspapers and there will be A-frame signs around town.  HOWEVER, the more that we all publicize the HOLIDAY SALE, the better the sales will be! Let’s have a great Gallery show and make lots of sales! Inventory sheets are attached to this newsletter and will be available on our website so you can get started on your lists. Please call Gayle & Robert Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.

Attachment Page 1:  Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet1

Attachment Page 2:  Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet2

WATERCOLOR FAST & LOOSE with Frank Francese, NWS, TWSA-Master

Be looking for more information on the May 2015 watercolor workshop with Frank Francese. This will be a 4-day watercolor workshop from May 4 to May 7 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. Contact Yuki Hall, 937-426-7229, yukihall@woh.rr.com. A flyer with application form is attached to this article on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment: Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf

MEMBER NEWS

Yuki Hall’s painting “Commuters in Detroit” was accepted into and received “Founders’ Award” in Watercolor West, 46th International Juried Exhibition.  The show runs from October 11 to December 14 in Brea Gallery, Brea, CA.

WOWS 2014 JURIED MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION

Our members are well represented in the Western Ohio Watercolor Society 2014 Juried Exhibition at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, OH. The show is open through November 30 on Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm; and Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 pm. Jennifer O’Brien won First Place in the mixed media division for “Cat Lady Too.” Mary Jo White won an Honorable Mention for “Amy’s Cat.” Diana Hoke took Best of Show for “Month of May.” Misuk won first place in transparent watercolor for “Looking into Tomorrow II.” Yuki Hall received Third Place for “Main Street – South Bound.” Shirley Harbaugh was the exhibition coordinator. About 65 works are on display in a “bold and vibrant” show according to Troy-Hayner exhibit coordinator Leona Sargent.

 PAINTING ON METAL

Is anyone interested in painting on a metal saw or other metal tools? If you are, please call Karl Hilt at 937-308-2557 for more information.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the November meeting:  Mary Cargan, Margaret and Jim Brooks, Jean Lutz, Cass Barth, Susan Bertke, Karen Fahey, Misuk Goltz, Cheryl Miracle, Clarice Moore, Theresa Mayer, and Libby Rudolf. Thank you for volunteering.

 Our next meeting will be our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 17, 2014.  Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

Janet Rogers AWS, FWS, Comes to FAA

Janet Rogers gave a demonstration of “Expressive Watercolor Portraits” to the assembled members on Tuesday evening October 7, 2014. Ms. Rogers is a member of the American Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. She is a nationally known instructor in watercolor, giving workshops throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe. She has her own line of instructional DVDs and had her work published in both magazine and book form. During the week of October 6-9 she was conducting a watercolor workshop for all levels of artists at the FAA Gallery. Her goal was to give the students confidence to approach portraits and floral subjects in a expressive and  spontaneous  manner.

She uses an intuitive approach to working in watercolor, for both portraits, and floral subjects. Her discussion of her training, techniques, and materials were both entertaining and humorous. While she was talking to the members she was able to complete a beautiful watercolor portrait from start to finish in an hour’s time. It was a masterful performance.

Janet Rogers at the FAA meeting.

Janet Rogers at the FAA meeting.

Janet Rogers discussing her work

Janet Rogers demonstrating her painting techniques to the FAA members at the October meeting

Janet Rogers demonstrating her painting techniques to the FAA members at the October meeting

The portrait during its execution by Ms. Rogers.

The portrait during its execution by Ms. Rogers.

This is the portrait that Ms. Rogers completed Tuesday October 7, 2014 before the FAA membership.

This is the portrait that Ms. Rogers completed Tuesday October 7, 2014 before the FAA membership.