En Plein Air Painting Events

This year B-W Greenway will be sponsoring three painting events to assist artists, who would like to gather and paint with other artists. On Sunday, May 17, Tuesday, May 19, and Tuesday, June 16, from 11 am to 2 pm, artists can gather in the parking lot at Spangler Road and Union Road to visit the Estel Wenrick Wetlands to select their painting subject. For more information, contact Bob Coates at 937-689-4855 or bobctwin@woh.rr.com or info@bwgreenway.org.  Pat Higgins Development Coordinator, pmhiggins32@gmail.com Ph: 937-281-1313 Cell: 937-609-1326. Please see the attached flyer for detailed information about the En Plein Air Event.

Attachment: PleinAir_flyer_2015_020215_B

May 2015 Newsletter

To print this newsletter, click here:  FAA 0515 Newsletter

Dear Members and Patrons,

Boy, spring is speeding right by or so it seems. After a long cold winter we deserve a nice spring. It’s time to get out of the house and get a great start on painting. The Frank Francese workshop is very soon. He is an amazing painter and it would be a great chance to learn something new. I know each of you will enjoy the May Meeting as  he will start and finish a full sheet watercolor. Hope to see you at the meeting. Our next meeting will be May 5, 2015, at 7 pm. The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS

President

MAY SPEAKER—FRANK FRANCESE

Frank Francese, who is conducting our May Workshop, will be our featured speaker for our May 2015 meeting. Frank is a landscape artist who uses brilliant color and eye-catching composition in his watercolors. Frank is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society as well as Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master Status. He has won enumerable awards for his artwork, both here and abroad. Frank recently had a painting accepted by the American Watercolor Society for a landscape he painted during a trip to Guatemala to teach children. We hope he will tell us about that trip.

2015 MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW

You must be a paid member of the Fairborn Art Association to be eligible to enter this Show. A non-member may enter the show by paying dues for the coming year (2015/2016) plus the prorated amounts for the months of April and May 2015. (See article in this newsletter “Membership Dues.”) Registration for the 2015 Members’ Spring Fine Art Show will be Monday, April 27 from 9 am to 12 noon and from 1 to 3 pm; and on Wednesday, April 29  from 10 am to 12 noon. The Show will be open to the public Sundays, May 3, 10, and 17, from 1 to 4 pm. Please have your sales information, entry forms, and fees ready when you come for registration. The awards will be  given at the May meeting; best of luck to all of you. To those of you who have volunteered to help set up and sit in the gallery, I thank you and will see you there. But we still need some help — We need someone to bring snacks for all three Sundays. We need volunteers to sit in the Gallery on Sunday, May 17 from 1 to 5 pm for the show and pickup of artwork; and on Monday, May 18 from 10 am to 12 noon for pickup of artwork. The Prospectus for the Show (which includes the entry forms) is available in the gallery, on the FAA website, in this newsletter, or from gayle at 937-390-1992 or artwoman2@att.net.

Attachment:  2015 Spring Prospectus

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

Frank Francese is one of the most recognized names in watercolor painting in the United States. We have an excellent opportunity to host his workshop and keep the fee reasonable. Come on, folks. This is a great workshop and you will be missing it if you do not sign up soon. We currently have 14 artists signed up for this workshop. We do not expect to make any profit on our workshops, but we would like to show the visiting instructor that it is worth his/her time to visit Fairborn, Ohio.  We need at least 4 or 5 more to sign up.

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 showing examples of Frank’s artwork with an application form is attached to this article on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf

FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

The next Sweet Corn Festival meeting is May 21 at 7 pm at the Gallery. Anyone interested in volunteering, please let us know. We are looking for people to help in many areas including marking the field on Thursday; checking vendors in and working the vendor’s gate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; working in the Information Booth on Saturday and Sunday; working in the Watermelon Booth Saturday and Sunday; and working in the Fine Arts Tent on Saturday and Sunday. Please remember that this is the only fundraiser that we do and we need everyone’s help. The money raised from this event helps to keep your membership costs low, pays for the rent and utilities for the FAA Gallery, goes to scholarships, and goes to help the community.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Election of Officers to serve on the 2015/2016 Board of the Fairborn Art Association will be held at the May meeting. We will welcome nominations from the floor at the May meeting of anyone who would like to serve in any position. There are also several committees which will welcome your participation to keep the Association running smoothly. Our Nominating Committee will present the slate of Board officers for the coming year:

President:  Sandy Kinnamon                               Treasurer:  Sue Red

Vice President:  Louise Jackson                         Recording Secretary:  Sheryl Scott

Corresponding Secretary:  Jackie Albright

MEMBERSHIP DUES

As May approaches, it is time to renew your club membership. Membership fees are due June 1 for 2015/2016. A membership form is attached to this newsletter and is also available on our website www.fairbornart.org. We request that you fill out the form completely so that we can update your information if necessary. You may bring the membership form and your check (or cash) to the May or June meeting and submit them as you sign in at the door. Or you may send them to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The cost is $25 for Individual membership; $15 for Seniors; $30 for Family membership; and there is an optional donation line if you choose to contribute to FAA as a tax exempt organization. You may also want to check on the form to have your email address printed in the members’ directory. All members who pay by the June 2nd meeting will be included in the new Directory.

Attachment:  2015 Membership Form

The Board of Directors voted in 2014 to make a change to the By-Laws of our Constitution regarding the collection of dues. By-Law #1 will now read as follows:

  1. The FAA membership dues will be a fee set by the Board of Directors at the February board meeting. Memberships will run from June 1st to May 31st of each year. Starting on February 1 of each year, the Fairborn Art Association will prorate membership dues for the current year in the following manner:  the membership dues for the current year will be prorated to $2.00 per month for the remaining months of the year, to include the current month through the month of May. The prorated amount will be accepted only if membership fees for the following year are paid at the same time.

EN PLEIN AIR 2015 JURIED ART EXHIBIT

En Plein Air is a juried painting exhibition presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & Fairborn Art Association. The show is held in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324. It was established in 2009 to heighten public awareness of our local greenspaces and the need to preserve them, as well as to foster an interest in painting from nature.

Each year a different location in the Fairborn, OH, area has been chosen as the subject of the paintings. The 2015 location is Lower Valley Pike Scenic Byway, which begins at Rte 40 in Springfield, OH, and continues to Rte235/Rte4 just south of I-70 south of Medway. (A map is provided in the Prospectus.)

The juror for En Plein Air 2015 is Mr. Kevin Harris. Kevin Harris teaches Drawing and Printmaking at Sinclair Community College. He is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of Cincinnati. (For more about Kevin, see the Prospectus.)

This show is open to artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work must be original 2D, created by painting outdoors from March until July 4, 2015. Painting may be created in oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, and can include mixed media within the painting. Cash prizes totaling $300 will be awarded at the Opening Reception July 12, 1-4 pm.

For more information or a prospectus, please contact:  Bob Coates, 937-689-4855, bobctwin@woh.rr.com or Marti Riddle, 937-879-0725, mriddle1286@gmail.com. You may also obtain a prospectus in our Gallery or on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  PleinAir_flyer_2015_020215_B

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 at www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Mark Meheffey Workshop Nov 2015

MEMBERS NEWS

David Yarnall has a major show at a gallery in Columbus in May. The Art of David Yarnall, Watercolors at: The Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art – in the heart of Columbus’ art district – 749 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio, thru the month of May. Congratulations, Dave.

Libby Rudolf will teach a workshop Sunday, May 17, 2–5 pm at the Yellow Springs Arts Council called  “Fun with Watercolor.”  We will experiment with different ways to create with watercolor as well as play with watercolor pencils, crayons, sprays, wet into wet, etc. The fee is $20. Sign up by calling YSAC at 937-679-9722 or email ysartcouncil@gmail.com.

Libby will also teach a “Flowers in WC” class at the YS Senior Center on Friday June 5, 2:45–4ish. Donations appreciated–materials furnished by Libby.

Monday Morning Artists group will have an exhibit “Reflections” at the Yellow Springs Arts Council July 17 through August 16 with an opening 6–9 pm on Friday, July 17.  Several artists are FAA members, Libby Rudolf, Sandy Kinnamon, Mary Cargan, Theresa Mayer, Toni Larrichiuta, Yuki Hall, Kari Tulecki, Marti Davenport, etc. We will be manning the gallery Saturdays, 1–4 pm and the gallery is open Wed–Sun 1–4.  Many mini-workshops will be available too on Saturdays – Libby on July 18, Sandy on July 25, Mary on Aug. 1, Yuki  on Aug. 8/8 song with a children’s class by Clara Rose, ‘Finger Knitting’.  We will have sign-ups at the opening or you can contact the artists directly for more info. We will be featured on the YSAC website closer to the date – ysartscouncil.org.  Class fees will probably be $10?

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

We received an email request from a former Fairborn resident. If you have any information you would like to convey to Mr. Shapiro, please respond to his email address:

If possible I would ask that you inquire of the membership to see if anyone can provide information on Roger Middleswart  and Sam Davis as follows:

Full Name

Date of Birth – Date of Death

Place of Birth

Where and with whom did they receive their artistic training.

Any specializations in types of works created.

Awards or recognition they might have received.

Any known works held by museums or other collections.

Any help that the membership can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Brian Shapiro, shapiro@ohio.edu

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the May meeting:  Clarice Moore, Jan Lendino, Ellie Ditmer, Bonnie Rashilla, Lana Kim, Virginia Roche, Sherry Li Cai, Cass Barth, Billie Dickson, Sheryl Scott, Kathy Robertson, Jim and Margaret Brooke. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Spring Social on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 7 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 18, 2015.  Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

Homer Hacker Artwork Auction

Thanks to the generosity of artist Homer Hacker’s family, a group of watercolors by the well-known Dayton artist will be auctioned at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church, 4417  Bigger Road, Kettering, on April 19.

Hacker, who passed away at the age of 96 in 2013, was art director/chief photographer for the Dayton Daily News from 1945 through 1957, and was best-known for his lovely watercolor paintings.  He was a member of Sugar Creek Presbyterian.

The 34 paintings will be displayed in the Fellowship Hall of the church with bidding for the silent auction beginning at 11:15 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.  Monies raised will go to the church’s Building for Outreach program.  For more information, call Carolyn Berry at 937-434-8494.

Mary Cocca Obituary

Mary A. Cocca, a former president, officer, and board member of the Fairborn Art Association, passed away early on the morning of April 1, 2015 at Hospice in Dayton. Mary was 89 years old. Morris & Sons Funeral Home will take care of the visitation and burial. Visitation for Mary Cocca was on Monday, April 6 at 9 am in the Bride’s Room inside the entrance of Mary Help of Christians Church, 954 N. Maple Ave., Fairborn. The funeral mass followed at 10 am.  Being that it was Easter Monday, there were lots of Easter flowers decorating the church.

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 was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1 pm to 4 pm where food and beverages and live entertainment were provided. The reception was a huge success with many attendees expressing their enjoyment of the artwork. The show will 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

 

Members’ Spring Fine Art Show

The FAA Members’ Spring Fine Art Show is coming up in May, so get busy and paint! It is time to get ready for the Members’ Spring Show. Registration for the show will be held on Monday, April 27 from 9 am-12 pm and from 1-3 pm; and on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 am-12:00 pm. We need your help for registration, setting up for the show, and sitting the show. The Show will be open to the public the first three Sundays in May. Please contact gayle or Robert Beireis at 937-390-1992 or artwoman2@att.net  if you are willing to help. Your help is very much appreciated to make this show a success. We are looking forward to working with all of you this spring. The Prospectus for the Show is attached or is available in the gallery or from gayle.

Click here for a 2015 Spring Prospectus.

En Plein Air 2015 Juried Art Exhibition

En Plein Air is a juried painting exhibition presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & Fairborn Art Association. The show is held in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324. It was established in 2009 to heighten public awareness of our local greenspaces and the need to preserve them, as well as to foster an interest in painting from nature.

Each year a different location in the Fairborn, OH, area has been chosen as the subject of the paintings. The 2015 location is Lower Valley Pike Scenic Byway, which begins at Rte 40 in Springfield, OH, and continues to Rte235/Rte4 just south of I-70 south of Medway. (A map is provided in the attached Prospectus.)

The juror for En Plein Air 2015 is Mr. Kevin Harris. Kevin Harris teaches Drawing and Printmaking at Sinclair Community College. He is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of Cincinnati. (For more about Kevin, see the Prospectus.)

This show is open to artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH.
Work must be original 2D, created by painting outdoors from March until July 4, 2015. Painting may be created in oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, and can include mixed media within the painting. Cash prizes totalling $300 will be awarded at the Opening Reception July 12, 1-4 pm.

For more information, please contact:  Bob Coates, 937-689-4855, bobctwin@woh.rr.com or Marti Riddle, 937-879-0725, mriddle1286@gmail.com

Attachment:  PleinAir_flyer_2015_020215_B

April 2015 Meeting

Watercolorist and F.A.A. member Yuki Hall gave a demonstration of her techniques to the membership at the meeting on Tuesday April 7, 2015.

Yuki, a native of Tokyo, Japan, began painting in 2006. She has studied with several nationally and internationally acclaimed artists including David Taylor, Mark Mehaffey,

Yuki Hall demonstrated her talents to the members of F.A.A. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Yuki Hall demonstrated her talents to the members of F.A.A. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Yuki Hall used her photo of a barn as the subject of her demonstration Tuesday night.

Yuki Hall used her photo of a barn as the subject of her demonstration Tuesday night.

Yuki at work on her monochromatic painting. She works from areas of light to dark. She uses Dervan Liquid Pencil for her work.

Yuki at work on her monochromatic painting. She works from areas of light to dark. She uses Dervan Liquid Pencil for her work.

Yuki draws in the shape of the barn.

Yuki draws in the shape of the barn.

Yuki works on her painting while discussing her materials during her demonstration. She shared her love of the creative process with the members.

Yuki works on her painting while discussing her materials during her demonstration. She shared her love of the creative process with the members.

Here is the completed painting that Yuki created Tuesday evening.

Here is the completed painting that Yuki created Tuesday evening.

This is one of the completed paintings that Yuki brought to the demo on Tuesday night.

This is one of the completed paintings that Yuki brought to the demo on Tuesday night.

and Alvaro Castagnet. She has had her work published and has been accepted into prestigious juried competitions.

Yuki believes in planning out a painting before she begins. She likes to do a pencil sketch first, followed by a monochromatic painting. Then she may do the subject in color. For her demonstration, she did a monochromatic painting. She uses Dervan Liquid Pencil for her monochromatic work.

She works from areas of light to dark. She will splash water onto the darker areas to create spatter. She likes to paint with the power of suggestion to invite the viewer to participate in the subject of her painting.

Three important areas that she emphasizes in her work are (a) shapes; (b) tonal value; and (c) edges. She feels that the use of a monochromatic scheme allows the artist to get in touch with tones in a painting. She also discussed the types of brushes and paper that she prefers.

Fairborn Art Association at the Greene County Council on Aging Exposition

gayle Beireis demonstrates her creative process - pointillism - at the Greene County Council on Aging Expo. She uses micro-pens and a magnifing glass to add detail to her work.

gayle Beireis demonstrates her creative process – pointillism – at the Greene County Council on Aging Expo. She uses micro-pens and a magnifying glass to add detail to her work.

Sheryl Scott at the Greene County Council on Aging Expo. Sheryl did a quilling demonstration. Quilling uses yarn to create craft items such as cards.

Sheryl Scott at the Greene County Council on Aging Expo. Sheryl did a quilling demonstration. Quilling uses yarn to create craft items such as cards.

Linda Keller holds an example of her artwork, called Zentangle.

Linda Keller holds an example of her artwork, called Zentangle.

Linda Keller's work is called Zentangle. Starting with a square, the artist adds shapes to build a pattern. Using straight lines, zigzagxs, circles, flowers, whatever one's heart  desires to create an abstract work of art.

Linda Keller’s work is called Zentangle. Starting with a square, the artist adds shapes to build a pattern. Using straight lines, zigzags, circles, flowers, whatever one’s heart desires to create an abstract work of art.

Three members represented F.A.A. at the Greene County Council on Aging Exposition on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio. Gayle Beireis, Sheryl Scott, and Linda Keller did demonstrations of their respective works for the public at the Expo. This is the third consecutive year that F.A.A. has had a booth at the expo.

APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER

To print this newsletter, click here:  FAA 0415 Newsletter

Dear Members and Patrons,

Spring has finally arrived in Ohio. It is about time. We could sure use some warm weather. Spring is a time of renewal and new growth. I am hoping we are all refreshed and renewed and that our art work will show it. So go outdoors and start working on a painting, or sketch for the Plain Air show coming up. We will be re-energized with the speaker/demo this month with our own member, Yuki Hall. I know she will be inspiring and you won’t want to miss the meeting.  See you there.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS

President

APRIL  SPEAKER—YUKI HALL

Yuki Hall is a watercolor artist who was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.  Having spent the first two decades of her life in Japan, it is no surprise that her approach to watercolor painting reflects eastern influences; simplicity and the effective use of tonal value pattern are emphasized and are executed in a spontaneous, fluid manner. Yuki’s journey with watercolor painting started when she took a beginner’s watercolor class at a local art center in 2006. She then further studied the medium with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists such as David Taylor, Mark Mehaffey, and Alvaro Castagnet. She has won numerous awards including Best of Show and been accepted into various prestigious national and international juried competitions. Her work has also been published in the Watercolor Artist Magazine. Yuki is an avid teacher, teaching at various locations including the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Her highly organized, friendly and non-intimidating teaching style has been well received by students of all levels. Yuki lives in Beavercreek, Ohio with her husband and two daughters. To see samples of her work and her teaching schedule, visit her website at www.yukihall.artspan.com.

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

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 at www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Mark Meheffey Workshop Nov 2015

MEMBERS NEWS

Keep Jackie Albright in your prayers and thoughts as she is recovering from surgery.

MEMBER’S SPRING FINE ART SHOW

The FAA’s Member’s Spring Fine Art Show is coming up in May, so get busy and paint! It is time to get ready for the Member’s Spring Show. Registration for the show will be held on Monday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and Wednesday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. I will again need your help for registration, setting up for the show, and sitting the show. The Show will be open to the public the first three Sundays in May. I will be sending around signup sheets at the April meeting, or member can contact me if they are willing to help. Your help is needed and very much appreciated to make this how a success. I am looking forward to working with all of you this spring. Gayle’s phone number is 937-390-1992. The Prospectus for the Show is available at the meeting, in the gallery, on the FAA website, in this newsletter, or from Gayle.

Click here for a 2015 Spring Prospectus.

FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

The Festival is fast approaching and we will be seeking your help again this year. Keep in mind that this is the only fundraiser for the Fairborn Art Association which helps to keep your membership low, provide low cost workshops, and provide scholarships for high school students. We will be sending around signup sheets at the April and May meetings. Please signup to help.

ELECTIONS

It is that time of year again to think about the leadership of Art Association. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact Lori Luckner at loriluckner@att.net or 937-367-9938.

FAA ART SCHOLARSHIPS

Just a reminder that the deadline for the scholarships is April 10th.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the April meeting:  Lana Kim, Sheryl Scott, Louise Jackson, Margaret Brooks, and Sherry Li Cai. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 20, 2015.  Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.