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.

 

OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

 

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Dear Members and Patrons,

It’s beginning to look a lot like Fall. I can’t help but think of the sunflower field, Young’s Dairy, Enon’s Apple Butter Festival, and of course our October Workshop. The leaves will soon begin to turn and what better time than this to use our imaginations to paint a colorful leaf painting. The leaves can be any color we desire and what a wonderful way to think about positive and negative shapes.

Many good things are happening here at FAA and our speaker will be inspiring, so bring a friend, enjoy great food, and a fabulous program. I am sure we will be energized and will want to paint. The meeting begins promptly at 7 pm. The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon

President

OCTOBER PROGRAM

Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, will be presenting a watercolor demonstration at our October meeting. She intends to focus on Expressive Watercolor Portraits. Janet is conducting our October workshop; information is included in the following article.

 EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR with JANET ROGERS, AWS, FWS

The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring this 4-day watercolor workshop with Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, October 6 to October 9, 2014 (Monday through Thursday) from 9 am to 4 pm daily. This workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located at the rear of the Fairborn Senior Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn OH. In this workshop, Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach to working with the medium. With series of exercises, you will quickly gain confidence in approaching the floral, portrait, and figure in a more spontaneous and expressive way. The workshop materials will include demonstrations, class instruction, individual assistance, and “show and tell” session. All levels are welcome. Janet Rogers is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, as well as the Florida Watercolor Society. She is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe.  She has produced four instructional DVDS, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits,” “Expressive Watercolor Florals,” “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures,” and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor.”  She has been featured in the book The One-Hour Watercolorist, by Patrick Seslar (North Light Books), and was also featured in the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist Magazine. You can learn more about Janet, by visiting her website at www.watercolorbyrogers.com .  The cost for this workshop is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. To register, send 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. Final payment must be made by August 15, 2014. For any questions about this workshop, please contact Yuki at 937-426-7229, yukihall@woh.rr.com . The registration form is available at the Gallery or on our website at www.fairbornart.org .

Attachment:  Janet Rogers workshop registration form

 IN THE GALLERY

Susan Bertke will be showing her artwork in the Gallery at our October meeting and during the month of October 2014. Her watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and drawings represent 30 years of art-making. The Gallery will be open every Sunday in October from 1:00–4:00 pm. Susan will be demonstrating her art-making at each session. Tables will be available for anyone who wishes to bring their own supplies and draw and paint with Susan. Please contact Susan in advance to make sure space is available. For additional information, contact Susan at sbertke@iname.com or 937-429-5653.

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 Pag 2: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet2

MEMBER NEWS

Congratulations are in order for Yuki Hall for the following awards:

Yuki’s painting “Main Street – Dayton II” was selected as the recipient of the Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Award in the Ohio Watercolor Society 37th Annual Juried Exhibition.  The show will take place from September 20 to October 25 in Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH. Yuki received Best of Show Award for her painting “Winter Day – Detroit” from Piqua Arts Council 22nd Annual Art Exhibition in Piqua, OH.Yuki also received a third place award for her painting, “Rainy Day – Main Street” in the Cincinnati Art Club Viewpoint 46 Juried Art Competition.

The Middletown Area Art show is from September 26 to October 23 at the Middletown Arts Center, 130 N. Verity parkway, Middletown, OH 45042, 513-424-2417. Misuk Goltz will have her 2013 President’s Award Winner solo show at the same time in the Lobby Gallery. The Area Art Show is a quite nice exhibition with all different mediums. Sharon Stolzenberger, Leonard Williams, Yuki Hall, Jim Moore are among many good artists from the Dayton area who participate in the show.

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 for the workshop is attached.

Attachment:  Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the October meeting:  Pat Sothard, Billie Dickson, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, Carylon Seger, Margaret and Jim Brooks, Jan Lendino, Ginni Roche, Kathy Hotz, and Alyssa Daniel. Please remember that there will be a large turnout for this meeting since our speaker, Janet Rogers, is the instructor for the workshop being held during this week.  Thank you for volunteering.

 Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 20, 2014.  Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

Not Your Pretty Portrait Show

An opening reception was held Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 1-4 pm for this exhibit. Several artists attended and talked to guests about their paintings. Some funny and some sad stories were told about the origin of the paintings. Most were based on an incident that was meaningful in the life of the artist.

Carylon Seger, "The Twins - Marylon and Carylon"

Carylon Seger, “The Twins – Marylon and Carylon”

Tom Hock, "Girl Profile"

Tom Hock, “Girl Profile”

Toni Laricchiuta, "Remembering the Day I Joined Ruth for Coffee"

Toni Laricchiuta, “Remembering the Day I Joined Ruth for Coffee”

Rosie Huart, "After Nine Eleven"

Rosie Huart, “After Nine Eleven”

Mary Jo White, "Hayden with PomPoms"

Mary Jo White, “Hayden with PomPoms”

Rebecca Graves, "The Braniac" (a portrait of her husband)

Rebecca Graves, “The Braniac” (a portrait of her husband)

Enjoying the refreshments

Enjoying the refreshments

The exhibit will remain in the gallery for two subsequent Sundays only, September 14th and 21st, from 1-4 pm.

Terri Lynn Perkins Art Class for Charity

Terri Lynn Perkins will be teaching a class at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn on September 24, 6:30-9 pm. It is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. Medium is acrylic paint on a 16×20 canvas. Paint doesn’t come out of clothes. Class is $40 and includes appetizers and 2 glasses of wine. Call early to get your reservation in the class. Portion of proceeds will be donated. After class is over, Terri is donating her painting to be auctioned off. Anyone interested can call Terri at  937-308-6955.

Terri will also be having a “paint your pet” class at her studio on September 20. Medium is acrylic on a 16×20 canvas. Paint doesn’t come out of clothes. Bring a photo of one pet . Photos printed out on 8×10  paper will be easier to look at for references. If you bring your photo to Terri and prepay a week earlier, she can sketch your pet onto canvas for you. Bring your own food and beverage of your choice. Class is $35 per person.

…..Submitted by Terri Perkins

Terri Lynn Art Studio And Gallery LLC

Tipp City Plein Air Paint Out

 

The Tipp City Area Arts Council welcomes The Ohio Plein Air Society To the 5th Annual Historic Downtown Tipp City Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibition. Cost is $30.00, Registration Fee for Paint Out . Contact Mary Helke Kilpatrick, 937-901-6450. See attached prospectus for additional information and registration form.

Attachment:  Tipp City Plein Air Paint Out 2

September 2014 Newsletter

Dear Members and Patrons,

Welcome to the New Year of Fairborn Art Association. As your new president, it is a pleasure to serve you. I look forward to a great year as this organization is one of the very best and with the help of a wonderful Board, my job will be easier. I hope we can help inspire each of you to create lots of art.  FAA is the friendliest art organization in the area and we hope to keep it that way. I would like to thank Sue Brezine for leading the group these last 3 years. We will be losing Jane Trame but hopefully she will be back to visit us whenever she is in the area. We will miss her greatly. With everybody’s help we will have a fantastic year. Our next meeting is September 2 at 7 pm; the Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon

President

SEPTEMBER PROGRAM

Begin our new year with a special preview of the “Not Your Pretty Portrait Show,”  an exhibit of unusual portraits, self-portraits, and caricatures, in the Gallery during the month of September.  Join FAA member and non-member exhibiting artists for an open discussion of their two- and three-dimensional portraits that are done in their own unique styles.

FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

The 33rd annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival was held on August 16 and 17 at Fairborn Community Park. The Festival is co-sponsored by the FAA and the Fairborn Lions Club. The Festival was well attended this year, in spite of showers on Saturday afternoon. Heater of the Dayton Dragons made an appearance, as well as Bonez of the Dayton Demonz Hockey team and Rowdy Raider from Wright State University. Good food, entertainment, and a good time was had by all. The Festival Committee would like to thank all FAA members who worked at the Festival this year; at the Information Booth, at the Watermelon Booth, at the Art Tent, at the Vendor Gate, and with the Field Marking. It is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! For new members, the Festival pays the rent for our Gallery and enables FAA to award scholarships to high school graduates who plan to study art in college. Encouraging art education is one of our organization’s goals.                                                           …..Submitted by Robert Beireis

We had rain at the Festival Saturday afternoon, which scared a few attendees away, unfortunately. So we didn’t sell as many watermelons this year as last year, but we still made a good profit. The Watermelon Booth made a profit of $2106.58; thanks to the many, many wonderful workers who worked well in teams.

…..Submitted by Jane Trame

HISTORY VIA LOCAL ARTISTS

For those of you who missed the Life & Arts front-page article in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday August 17, the Fairborn Art Association contributed to funding for a new exhibition being developed by Dayton History. “The Art of Manufacturing:  Exploring Dayton’s Inventive History through the Eyes of Artists” will become a permanent exhibition at Carillon Park, according to Dayton History’s president and CEO Brady Kress. The idea was  “…to make a whole exhibit … of artists who were part of Dayton’s Manufacturing history …” The Park stipulated that those artists chosen had to have had a direct connection to local manufacturers and had to be deceased. The article was accompanied by a photograph of Dayton History Director of Collections Mary Oliver holding a painting by our former member, the late Gerald Page (although not credited to him). Also in the picture are two FAA members, Marilyn Hart and David Smith, who were instrumental in initiating the project and brought in Gerald’s daughter, Dawn Knorr to help raise funds. Gerald’s two daughters, Dawn Knorr and ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Diane Giaratiano, approached us seeking help with funding the exhibit—the committee needed $25,000 to mount and promote the new exhibit. Fairborn Art Association kicked off the funding by pledging $5000. Quoting Dayton artist David Smith, “Creativity is something that has long been in the air we breathe in Dayton, Ohio. This new exhibit will help visitors gain insight into a part of our history that has largely been forgotten.” A tentative list of artists to be featured includes Richard Black, Otto Fiedler, Harry Gadbury, Bob Koepnick, Homer Hacker, Reginald Litten, Lloyd Ostendorf, Gerald Page, Alois Segerer, Coby Whitmore, Emerick Malagorski, Kathleen Patterson. Fund donors will be recognized with a plaque as part of the exhibit. The complete article will be available at the FAA Gallery.

EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR with JANET ROGERS, AWS, FWS

The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring this 4-day watercolor workshop with Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, October 6 to October 9, 2014 (Monday through Thursday) from 9 am to 4 pm daily. This workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located at the rear of the Fairborn Senior Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn OH. In this workshop, Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach to working with the medium. With series of exercises, you will quickly gain confidence in approaching the floral, portrait, and figure in a more spontaneous and expressive way. The workshop materials will include demonstrations, class instruction, individual assistance, and “show and tell” session. All levels are welcome. Janet Rogers is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, as well as the Florida Watercolor Society. She is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe.  She has produced four instructional DVDS, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits,” “Expressive Watercolor Florals,” “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures,” and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor.”  She has been featured in the book The One-Hour Watercolorist, by Patrick Seslar (North Light Books), and was also featured in the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist Magazine. You can learn more about Janet, by visiting her website at www.watercolorbyrogers.com .  The cost for this workshop is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. To register, send 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. Final payment must be made by August 15, 2014. For any questions about this workshop, please contact Yuki at 937-426-7229, yukihall@woh.rr.com . The registration form is attached and is available at the Gallery.

Attachment:  Janet Rogers workshop registration form

IN THE GALLERY

It’s not too soon to think Christmas. So I hope that you are getting ready for the FAA Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show. Robert and I will be sending around the sign-up sheets in October. Also, because Robert is working more hours now, I’m looking for someone who would like to work with and learn what we do, as a back-up person and maybe take over for me as needed. Ideally, this should be someone who lives near the gallery. We live in Springfield and it is sometimes hard to get there quickly.

I’m also looking ahead to next year because time has a way of getting away from us. I’m looking for FAA Members who would like to be a Featured Artist of the month in our Members Gallery; February and April 2015 are both available. This is a chance for you as a member to have your own show within the rules of  the FAA.                                                                …..Submitted by gayle Beireis

FALL 2014 CLASSES

Flyers/Registration Forms for the following classes are attached and are available in the Gallery.

 Yuki Hall Watercolor Class

Yuki Hall will be offering her fall watercolor class, “Watercolor Simplified,” starting on Monday, September 8 and continuing for 8 sessions through November 3, 9:30–12:30 (class will not meet on September 6). Classes will be held in the FAA Gallery, located at the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio. In this class, she will be concentrating on how to simplify various subject matter, including landscapes, cityscapes, waterscapes, interior scenes, as well as some floral. Above all, the most important goal is to have fun with watercolor!  The cost for this 8-week class is $95.  To register, please send the payment and the registration form to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct., Beavercreek, OH 45432.  For any questions regarding this class, call or e-mail Yuki at 937-426-7229, yukihall@woh.rr.com  or www.yukihall.artspan.com .

Attachment:  Watercolor Simplified II Yuki Hall 2014

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 and dramatic, beautiful results. This 8-week session at the FAA gallery begins Tuesday, September 23 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Cost is $70 for the session. Tom also has classes Wednesday mornings and Thursday nights at Rosewood Art Center in Kettering, and Friday mornings in Vandalia. If interested in any of these, you may contact him at 236-1959 or at ktomjulie@yahoo.com .

Sandy Kinnamon Watercolor Class

Sandy Kinnamon will be teaching an 8-week watercolor class starting on Wednesday September 17 to November 12 (no class on October 8). The class will be from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. It will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery located at the rear of Fairborn Senior Apartment building, 221 N. Central Ave,

Fairborn, Ohio. The cost of the 8-week class is $95. If you have any questions, please call Sandy at 937-543-9990 or visit her website at www.sandykinnamon.com to view more of her watercolors. To register for Sandy’s class, please send a check and the registration form to Sandy Kinnamon, 3928 New York Drive, Enon, OH 45323.

Attachment:  Sandy Kinnamon Fall 2014 Classes

Watercolor Portrait/Figure Painting with Misuk Goltz

An 8-week class concentrating on portrait/figure painting will run from September 4thru October 30 (no class on October 9).  The class will meet on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Gallery, 221 North Central Ave, Fairborn.  We will paint four samples in different categories of references; children, young, old, and a self-portrait. Each week, class will take on a new project to complete using your references or Misuk’s demo references. We will focus on how to complete a portrait/figure painting to produce a likeness and portray the essence of the person in a painterly manner. The tuition for the class is $95 for 8 weeks including the gallery fee. Please send your registration to Misuk Goltz, 2489 Sherbourne Way, Xenia, OH 45385, 937-352-6711, mgoltz@woh.rr.com .

Attachment:  Misuk 2014 Sept-Oct FAA class registration

LYNDA PAULEY FALL CLASS SCHEDULE

Lynda Pauley is now taking registrations for her final classes for 2014. She has scheduled an 8-week class at the Springfield Museum of Art and a 10-week class at her studio (with no classes in December). To register for Fall Classes & Workshops at Springfield Museum of Art: http://www.springfieldart.museum/?page_id=4912  To register for classes at Lynda’s studio call or email her at 937-568-9170 or lyndapauley@gmail.com .

MEMBERS NEWS

Misuk Goltz and Yuki Hall were among six Dayton area artists juried in for the Cincinnati Art Club’s ViewPoint 46 art show. Others from Dayton were Leonard Williams, Connie Hanselman, James Noyes, and Sharon Stolzenberger. There were over 400 entries, and only 83 paintings, 2 sculptures, and one stained glass work were selected. The exhibit will be held September 13–25 at Art Design Consultants, 310 Culvert Street, 5th Floor, Cincinnati. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, September 13, 5–8 pm.

The Miamisburg Art Guild annual show generously gave me the best of show award for “Raconteur from Yellow Springs”  and the third place for “ Café Botega Louie, LA” in watermedia category.    …..Submitted by Misuk Goltz

Yuki Hall had her painting “Commuters in Detroit” accepted into 38th National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor Society of America.  The painting was exhibited at the Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, WI during the months of May through July.

BRUCE NEVILLE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

The Western Ohio Watercolor Society presents the Bruce Allan Neville, OWS, workshop, “Creating Mood and Visual Language in Painting Watercolor,” October 14, 15, 16, 2014. The workshop will be held at The Vineyard Church, 4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a one hour lunch break. Direct questions to Betty Derrer at: www.derrerart@outlook.com or 330-714-5644 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

CALL FOR ENTRIES X*ACT GALLERY’S SCENES OF XENIA

A call for entries for the X*ACT Gallery’s second annual Scenes of Xenia art competition is underway and open through Saturday, August 30 at 6 pm. The gallery, located inside X*ACT at 45 E. Second Street in Xenia, opened in May of 2013. The juried competition invites artists in all genres to submit artwork inspired by scenes within the city of Xenia or Xenia Township. Entries must be original and created after October 1, 2013. For a $20 non-refundable fee, entrants can submit up to three separate pieces of artwork.  Entries will be entered in one of three categories:  Painting (including oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and pen & ink), Photography (including digital, film, or computer generated), and Alternative (including sculpture, jewelry, mosaics, collage, etc.)  Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each category. The community will vote on their favorite Scenes of Xenia entries at the First Friday event on September 5 to determine the first, second, and third place winners in several categories. Winners will be announced at a Reception and Awards Ceremony at the gallery on September 19. A complete list of guidelines is available at X*ACT or online at www.XeniaAct.org. More information can be obtained by calling 937-352-0516.

REMINDERS

Refreshments for the September meeting will be furnished by the Board of Directors.

Our next meeting will be October 7, 2014. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 22, 2014. Please email your articles to albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Scenes

Sweet Corn Festival Queen Rhonda Day and King Carl Day cut the ribbon to open the Festival after being introduced by Festival Chairman Warren Brown on Saturday morning.

Sweet Corn Festival Queen Rhonda Day and King Carl Day cut the ribbon to open the Festival after being introduced by Festival Chairman Warren Brown on Saturday morning.

FAA Members at the Watermelon Booth on Saturday morning

FAA Members at the Watermelon Booth on Saturday morning

Eat some watermelon or else face the consequences!

Eat some watermelon or else face the consequences!

Clarice at the FAA Tent, executing a caricature of a young subject during the Festival on Saturday August 16, 2014.

Clarice Moore at the FAA Tent, executing a caricature of a young subject during the Festival on Saturday August 16, 2014.

Dayton Dragons mascot Heater meeting one of his many fans on Saturday afternoon.

Dayton Dragons mascot Heater meeting one of his many fans on Saturday afternoon.

Dayton Dragons mascot Heater was a very popular fellow at the Festival on Saturday afternoon. At times he was surrounded by fans.

Dayton Dragons mascot Heater was a very popular fellow at the Festival on Saturday afternoon. At times he was surrounded by fans.

Heater, Festival Mascot Kernal Shucks, Dayton Demonz mascot Bonez, Festival Queen Rhonda Day, and Festival King Carl Day greet the public at the Festival.

Heater, Festival Mascot Kernal Shucks, Dayton Demonz mascot Bonez, Festival Queen Rhonda Day, and Festival King Carl Day greet the public at the Festival.

2014 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival

On August 16 & 17, 2014, FAA and the Fairborn Lions club sponsored the 33rd Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival at Fairborn Community Park. The Festival is a highlight of the summer in Fairborn, Ohio. There is fun, food, music, arts and crafts vendors of all descriptions, and a great time for everyone.
A large crowd of Miami Valley residents were on hand to enjoy the festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Brief showers did interrupt the festivities on Saturday afternoon, but the rain did little to dampen the mood at the Festival. The Fairborn High School Band played, the Boy Scouts raised the flag, and the King and Queen opened the Festival for everyone to enjoy.

The FHS Band marching into the Festival at the opening ceremonies

The FHS Band marching into the Festival at the opening ceremonies

Local Boy Scouts Salute the U.S. Flag during the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival.

Local Boy Scouts Salute the U.S. Flag during the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival.

Not Your Pretty Portrait Show

Remember this article from the June 2014 Newsletter? Well, the Prospectus is now attached.

NOT YOUR PRETTY PORTRAIT SHOW—Portraits, Self-Portraits, and Caricatures

Many of us have portraits, self portraits, and/or caricatures that are not the normal pretty painting or drawing. We would like to get your “Not Quite Right” portraits out of your studios, basements, closets, attics, and garages and onto the walls of our gallery in September. Up to three framed pieces may be entered by members free of charge. Non-members may pay $5 per piece, or they are welcome to become members. The show will not be judged and no prizes will be awarded so that the creativity of each piece can be appreciated. Participating artists are invited to tell about their work at the September meeting when discussion about the show will be the topic of the evening instead of an artist demo. Please pick up an entry form at the social on June 3, or at the gallery or Sweet Corn Festival during the summer. Intake will be in the FAA gallery on Wednesday. August 20, 3–7 pm, and Thursday, August 21, 10 am–2 pm. Show dates are Tuesday, September 2, 6:30–9 pm, and Sundays, September 7, 14, and 21, 1–4 pm. Pick up will be Sunday, September 21, 4–5, and Monday, September 22, 1–3.

Questions can be directed to babsandboots2@yahoo.com.                                    …..Submitted by Dora Lawson

Attachment:  2014 NYPP Show Prospectus (Revised)

June 2014 FAA Social

Travis Schmidt, Kayla Gress, Danielle Birbal, Georgia Prudden, Feiruz Bakthir, and Jessica Oldiges (L-R). FAA 2014 Scholarship Winners. Travis accepted the award on behalf of his sister Abigail.

Travis Schmidt, Kayla Gress, Danielle Birbal, Georgia Prudden, Feiruz Bakthir, and Jessica Oldiges (L-R). FAA 2014 Scholarship Winners. Travis accepted the award on behalf of his sister Abigail.

Carl and Rhonda Day, the 2014 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen.

Carl and Rhonda Day, the 2014 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen.

Officers of FAA at the June 2014 Social. Outgoing Recording Secretary Carol Janning, Incoming Vice-President Louise Jackson, Outgoing President Sue Brezine, Incoming Recording Secretary Sheryl Scott, Corresponding Secretary Jackie Albright, Gallery Co-ordinator Gayle Beireis, Outgoing Vice-President Dora Lawson, and Treasurer Sue Red. Not pictured: President Sandy Kinnamon.

Officers of FAA at the June 2014 Social. Outgoing Recording Secretary Carol Janning, Incoming Vice-President Louise Jackson, Outgoing President Sue Brezine, Incoming Recording Secretary Sheryl Scott, Corresponding Secretary Jackie Albright, Gallery Co-ordinator Gayle Beireis, Outgoing Vice-President Dora Lawson, and Treasurer Sue Red. Not pictured: President Sandy Kinnamon.

Sue Brezine and Sue Red present the prize to Popular Choice First Place Winner Cindy Sayeedi (L-R) at the June 2014 Social.

Sue Brezine and Sue Red present the prize to Popular Choice First Place Winner Cindy Sayeedi (L-R) at the June 2014 Social.

Our members gathered at the Gallery on Tuesday June 3rd for our
annual Social. On the evening’s agenda were several events:
Scholarship Awards, the presentation of the 2014 Fairborn Sweet
Corn Festival King & Queen, the Popular Choice Awards, good
music, great food, and a wonderful time.
6 local high school
graduates received Scholarship Awards to further their education
at the college level. Four $500 awards were funded by FAA memberss
Sue Brezine, Dora Lawson, and Misuk Goltz. The recipients of
these awards were: Kayla Gress of Cedarville H.S., Feiruz Bakthir of
Stivers H.S., Abigail Schmidt of Carroll H.S., and Jessica Oldiges
of Beavercreek H.S. Two graduates received $1000 awards from
FAA/Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival: Georgia Prudden and Danielle
Birbal, both of Stivers H.S.

Carl and Rhonda Day of Fairborn were announced as the 2014
Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen. Carl has served the City of
Fairborn for 38 years as both a Police Officer and as a Firefigh
ter/Paramedic.
He has received numerous awards and commendations for his service
to the Fairborn community. Rhonda has worked for the City of
Fairborn, volunteered for the City Schools, and served on the
Board of the Fairborn Senior Center, as well as many other
community activities.

The Popular Choice awards were also presented this night. Each FAA
member may bring in two works to display during the Social. All
attendees may vote on their choice of three works to win a
ribbon. The First Place winner was Cindy Sayeedi. Second Place went to Tom Kinarney, Third Place to Sue Seitz. Honorable Mention Awards went to: Irene Ferriman, Linda Owen, Ed Wilson, Louise Jackson, Babs Ney, & Aileen Cave. Judges Merit Awards were given to: Sheryl Scott, Connie Weber, Jean Lutz, Billie Dickson, Nancy Draver, & Rose Schultz.

Skip Hoyt provided the entertainment at the Social.

Skip Hoyt provided the entertainment at the Social.

The June Social marks the end of the terms of our Board Members,
unless they have been re-elected. Our President Sue Brezine,
Vice-President Dora Lawson, and Recording Secretary Carole
Janning have stepped down to allow others to serve on the Board.
Our incoming President will be Sandy Kinnamon. Vice-President will
be Louise Jackson, and Recording Secretary will be Sheryl Scott.
All members were asked to bring a food item to the Social. Our food
tables were a bounty of goodies for all to enjoy. Entertainment was
provided by Skip Hoyt, whose performance brought smiles to everyone.
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