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October 2019 Newsletter

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 Hello All,

With September nearly over it is time to look forward to painting those beautiful fall colors and those long shadows created by the sun as our Earth slowly turns away and prepares for winter.

The vote to revise our Constitution and By-Laws passed at the September meeting. Please ask a Board member if you would like to see them.

We’ve had several volunteers come forward to work on making the Library more accessible.  Already they have cleared out more shelf space for the new books that have come in and are working on cataloging and making the books available for members.  Please remember, you MUST check out the book and put the card in the card box.  There is no set return date but please keep in mind that newer books will want to be read by more people, so return them as soon as you have finished with them.  Place returns in the appropriate box and we will take care of the reshelving.  Thanks to Carole Collett, Lucy Burns and Barb Olekas for working on this project!

Reminder that the Brush Before Brain Event with Mike Elsass is on Tuesday, September 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mike’s Front Street Gallery.  Cost is $60 and you must preregister.  Contact Fran Watson to get the registration link.

There are a few spaces left in the Judi Betts workshop October 1 through 4.  Judi is a fantastic artist and a wonderful and friendly instructor.  She was invited back by popular demand, so register now to make sure you get in.  Look on our website for a registration link, or contact Pat Dunker.

Judi Betts is our speaker for our October 1 meeting.  She will do a demo for us in watercolor.  Judi is a signature member of several national art organizations, including the prestigious American Watercolor Society.

The art on the wall for October is the fall show of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society.  This is the first time FAA has shown the work of another art organization.  We agreed to sponsor the show, and the timing is a perfect tie in with our watercolor demo for our meeting.

Meeting starts at 7 p.m.  Board meeting begins at 6 p.m.  As always, members are welcome to attend the Board meeting.  Contact me before September 24 if there is something you would like to see on the agenda.

Billie Dickson

President

JUDI BETTS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Our Fall workshop with Judi Betts as our featured instructor. Judi Betts AWS, NWS has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions. Paintings by Judi appear on national TV, wine labels (5 International Awards in label competition), CDs, DVDs and in over 35 books. Judi is the author of the award winning books WATERCOLOR…Let’s Think About It! (5th printing) and PAINTING…a QUEST toward XTRAORD!NARY (5 awards) and is also a contributor to many prominent art magazines. Over her career, she has been juror/judge for over 150 national/international and regional competitions. In 2009, she served on the Awards Jury for the American Watercolor Society’s 142nd International Competition. More than 425 workshops have been presented by Judi; and she has given invitational sessions for watercolor societies in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Canada. A more extensive biography for Judi is attached. Judi Betts Workshop presented by the FAA October 1-4, 2019, 9:30-4:00 pm, located in the Gallery in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N Central Ave. Fairborn, Oh 45434. To Register: Please send a non refundable deposit of $40 along with the following form to:

Pat Dunker

30 Innisbrook Close

Xenia, Ohio 45385

Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by 9/14/19. After that date, tuition is non-refundable. For questions; Call Pat Dunker 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798 or email [email protected].

Attachment: Judi Betts Biography

Attachment: JUDI BETTS Registration

Attachment: Judi Betts Supply List

FEATUREDED SPEAKERS

NOVEMBER – Kathryn Smithson, pastel

MARCH 2020-Suzanne Accetta, watercolor

FEBRUARY 2020 – Yuki Hall, European trip, sketching

APRIL 2020 – Donna Schwartz, colored pencil

WEEKEND RETREAT WITH ROSIE HUART
Rosie Huart is offering her “Connecting Art & Spirit Retreat Weekend,” October 3-6, 2019, at the Maria Stein Spiritual Center in Maria Stein, Ohio. The cost for the weekend is $375. Take time to renew yourself with a creative retreat designed to implement expressive ways of encountering your soul’s journey through art. be a time to nourish one’s body, mind and spirit through art, prayer and intention. The retreat begins Thursday evening with arrival time at 6:30 PM and ends by noon Sunday. You do not need to be an artist to participate. A basic supply list will be provided after registration. $150 is due August 20, 2019 Send check to: Rosie Huart, 4876 Harlou Dr., Dayton, OH 45432. Remaining balance of $225.00 is due September 20, 2019.

 NITA LELAND BOOKS

Surprise! Here’s an early announcement that we are downsizing, but don’t say goodbye yet. It may take a couple of years, but I am sorting my art book collection that I have cherished and selling many of my books at bargain prices. I am making this first announcement of my book sale to FAA members whose friendship and workshops I have appreciated for so many years. I am inviting FAA members and friends to visit my studio in small groups (near the Dayton Mall) to make their selections. The links to my invitation and the entire book list for you to examine are available in the Gallery and are attached.                                                                                                                                     …Submitted by Nita Leland

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL

The 27th Annual Fine Art Exhibition presented by the Piqua Arts Council is on display from September 6 through September 27. Several of our members have artwork in this show including James and Connie Gifford, Carol Edsall, Shirlee Bauer and Clarice Moore. The show at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 North Main Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356, is open weekdays from 10:30-5:00, Saturdays from 10:30-4:00

LATHRAM CENTER EXHIBITION

Linda Keller and Fran Watson will have art work on display in the Hallway Art Gallery from October 13-31, 2019, at the City of Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering.  Hours Mon-Thur 8-8, Fri 8-5, Saturday 9-12 noon and Sunday 12:30-4:30.  Phone 937-296-2480.

AREA ART EXHIBITION 2019

Middletown Arts Center presents the annual Area Art Exhibition 2019, September 13 – October 17. Bonnie Kuntz was awarded Second Place for Mixed Media for “The Midnight Run.” The Middletown Art Center is located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH  45042

YUKI HALL WINS AWARD

Yuki Hall’s paining “ Charleston Rain” won the Fourth Place Award in this year’s Watermedia Showcase competition by Watercolor Artist magazine, and it will be published in March/April 2020 issue.

PAINT WITH YUKI HALL IN SPAIN

Yuki Hall will be conducting a workshop titled “Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain” from May 11 to May 21, 2020.  The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Girona and Costa Brava, Spain with abundant excursions with private tour guides and private transportations.  For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected], (937) 679-2464.  All level of painters and non-painting companions are also welcome. Workshop brochure and enrollment form are available in the Gallery and are attached.

Attachment: Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain[1160]

Attachment: Painting & Sketching the spirit of Spain Enrollment form[1161]

WEBSITE NOTES

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

REMINDERS

The following members signed up to bring refreshments for the October meeting:  Barbara Olekas, Terri Caprio, Carole Janning, Shirley Harbaugh, Jason Williams, Connie Weber, Linda Keller, Cheryl Miracle, Clarice Moore, Evvie Moore. Thank you for volunteering.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 21, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

 

 

 

September 2019 Newsletter

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Greetings,

Wow, our summer, which had such a late start, is already winding down. September seems to usher in the “busyness” of fall before we are ready.

We have had a busy summer at FAA. The Landscape show was a huge success for the BW Greenway in July, the annual Sweet Corn Festival was in August, and you will notice a freshly painted Gallery, kitchen, and office when you arrive. The restroom was renovated and painted in the spring.

Please help us keep our space looking fresh and new as long as possible. Protect all surfaces by covering art tables, promptly wiping up spills and spatters, picking up chairs and tables when moving them (rather than dragging them), and emptying out the refrigerator and trash cans when you leave. The office has been cleaned out and we want to keep it looking that way, so please put things away rather than leaving them on the table or counter for someone else to deal with. Same goes for the kitchen (please, no food left on the counter)!

Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 3, with Sharon Stolzenberger as our speaker. She is an art instructor as Sinclair Community College and is best known for her mixed media pieces.

We will have our annual used art supply sale prior to the meeting, so plan to come early and shop. If you want to set up a table to sell your used but still usable art supplies please contact Connie Gifford ([email protected]) and she can give you the details. You are responsible for your own sales and you get to keep all your proceeds.

We’ve had several new donations to our library, and books are awaiting cataloging and shelving. We have made several attempts in the past to handle this but no continuity. So, if someone would like to be our Librarian, we would welcome your service (this can even be a group effort). There is a database (out of date) to get you started, and it would be a longer-term commitment, but worth the effort if we are to continue having the library available. Contact me ([email protected]m) or Jackie Albright ([email protected]) and we will talk.

Meeting begins at 7 pm, but come 45 to 60 minutes early to shop. Board meeting begins at 6 pm.

Hope to see you there.

Billie Dickson

President

SEPTEMBER SPEAKER—SHARON STOLZENBERGER

At the September 3, 2019, 7:00 pm, Fairborn Art Association (FAA) meeting, members and guests will enjoy a mixed media demo, including samples of watercolors, by Dayton-area artist, Sharon Stolzenberger.

Stolzenberger is an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College where she teaches watercolor classes. Her sensitive watercolors exemplify a passion for both subject matter and medium. She loves the spontaneity of watercolor and prefers the loose, wet-in-wet technique for expressing the essence of her wildlife subjects. Stolzenberger has begun experimenting with collage, image transfers, combined with acrylic, watercolor and drawing to explore new ways of interpreting nature themes. Her paintings are the result of field study, life drawings, and photography necessary for reference and inspiration. Travel has also provided inspiration. She has traveled to Peru, Africa, Nepal and India. Sharon is also a Volunteer Educator at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Stolzenberger has the following selected exhibits and awards: Ohio Watercolor Society, Silver Medal (three times), Awards of Excellence; Awards of Distinction. Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibitions and Travel Shows National Geographic Society Explorers Gallery, Washington, DC Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC The National Zoo Wildlife Show Pacific Rim Wildlife Show, Seattle, Washington Easton Waterfowl Show, MD Middletown Art Center Regional Exhibitions, Best of Show, First Place, President’s Award.

She is featured in several publications: The Creative Artist, by Nita Leland, North Light Books; Exploring Color, by Nita Leland, North Light Books; Drawing and Painting from Nature, by Cathy Johnson, Design Press; The Best of Wildlife Painting II, North Light Books; The New Creative Artist, by Nita Leland, North Light Books; Confident Color, Nita Leland, North Light; and New Creative Collage Techniques, Nita Leland, North Light Books.

Stolzenberger is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, currently serving on the Board of Trustees. She is involved in several special projects, including, “It Takes Two” A Dayton Visual Arts Center-initiated collaborative project for The Dayton Children’s Hospital that involved teams of children paired with adults for the creation of various pieces of art for the hospital. She is also a selected artist for the Dayton Visual Art Center’s 25th Anniversary exhibition whereby 25 artists met at the Printmakers’ Co-op to join in collaboration of creating two-dimensional, and other works, for the year-long celebration of DVAC’s anniversary.                                           …Submitted byJames M. Gifford, Publicity Chair

JUDI BETTS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Our Fall workshop with Judi Betts as our featured instructor. Judi Betts AWS, NWS has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions. Paintings by Judi appear on national TV, wine labels (5 International Awards in label competition), CDs, DVDs and in over 35 books. Judi is the author of the award winning books WATERCOLOR…Let’s Think About It! (5th printing) and PAINTING…a QUEST toward XTRAORD!NARY (5 awards) and is also a contributor to many prominent art magazines. Over her career, she has been juror/judge for over 150 national/international and regional competitions. In 2009, she served on the Awards Jury for the American Watercolor Society’s 142nd International Competition. More than 425 workshops have been presented by Judi; and she has given invitational sessions for watercolor societies in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Canada. A more extensive biography for Judi is available on our website at www.fairbornart.org. Judi Betts Workshop presented by the FAA October 1-4, 2019, 9:30-4:00 pm, located in the Gallery in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N Central Ave. Fairborn, Oh 45434. To Register: Please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the following form to:

Pat Dunker

30 Innisbrook Close

Xenia, Ohio 45385

Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by 9/14/19. After that date, tuition is non-refundable. For questions; Call Pat Dunker 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798 or email [email protected].

Attachment: JUDI BETTS Registration

FEATUREDED SPEAKERS

Following are the demo artists/speakers for the next season through April of 2020.

NOVEMBER – Kathryn Smithson, pastel                                  MARCH 2020-Suzanne Accetta, watercolor

FEBRUARY 2020 – Yuki Hall, European trip, sketching            APRIL – Donna Schwartz, colored pencil

ACRYLIC WORKSHOP AT HERTZLER HOUSE

The 1854 Hertzler House Museum is sponsoring a Still Life Acrylic Workshop, Wednesday, September 18, from 9 – Noon at the historic house located in George Rogers Clark Park. Gail Eldridge, Teacher. The cost is $25 with all materials furnished. The class is limited to 15 and paid registration is required. For information or to make reservations call Barb Arnold at 937-864-1046 or [email protected].          …Submitted by Barb Arnold

PRIVATE EVENT WITH MIKE ELSASS

You are invited to the following event: Brush Before The Brain FAA Private Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Front Street

1001 East Second St.

BLDG 100 3rd Floor

Dayton, OH 45402

Event registration is by invitation only. Register with your email address to attend this event. Join artists Mike Elsass in an enlightening afternoon as we celebrate the Summer Solstice, an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the longest period of daylight and the shortest night of the year, here in Dayton.Begin your time in Mike’s studio and embrace the energy of his creative space. Here you will paint freely with no handcuffs, allowing your mind to relax further and your creativity flow. Each person will suit up in a tux shirt, man their station, and paint on multiple pieces of steel. You will get to experiment with a range of mediums Mike uses in his art. This workshop is designed to allow you play with a variety of paints, colors, and textures and explore the energy of color. Enjoy a short inspirational break, and tour the studio spaces of the 3rd floor artist, at Front Street. At the end of the day you will bring home your art. NOTE: Please enter in door B-C, and take the elevator to the third floor. We hope you can make it! Cheers, Mike Elsass.

Attachment:  Mike Elsass Link

MIDDLETOWN ART CENTER

Call for Entries: Area Art Exhibition 2019. Submissions due by September 5, 2019. The Middletown Arts Center’s Annual Area Art Exhibition will be held September 13 through October 17, 2019. Information about this exhibition is available on our website at www.fairbornart.org. along with a link to their prospectus and entry form. For more information, contact Kate Dykes, Social Media Coordinator. Middletown Arts Center , 513-424-2417. http://www.middletownartscenter.com/

Attachment:  Middletown Art Center Call for Artists

CONNECTING ART & SPIRIT RETREAT WEEKEND

This event will take place October 3-6, 2019, at the Maria Stein Spiritual Center, in Maria Stein, OH. Cost is $375. Take Time to renew yourself with a creative retreat designed to implement expressive ways of encountering your soul’s journey through art. Music, meditation and sharing will be components utilized to enhance the reflective process. It will be a time to nourish one’s body, mind and spirit through art, prayer and intention. The retreat begins Thursday evening with arrival time at 6:30 PM and ends by noon Sunday. You do not need to be an artist to participate. A basic supply list will be provided after registration. $150 is due August 20, 2019. Send check to: Rosie Huart, 4876 Harlou Dr., Dayton, OH 45432. Remaining balance of $225.00 is due September 20, 2019.

OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH STEVEN WALKER

Sponsored by the Piqua Arts Council, November 20-23, 2019. That’s right, our Professional Workshops for Artists are back and we’re bringing in one of the best instructors in the nation. Steven Walker (www.StevenWalkerStudios.com) will be here November 20-23 to teach a 4-day Oil Painting workshop from

9 am-4 pm daily with lunches provided. This is going to be an outstanding workshop and is already filling up fast!! Registration is open to the first 14 artists and will be $350 for Non-Members and $325 for Piqua Arts

Council members. To Register GO HERE – Professional Workshops for Artists are sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council.

Our mailing address is:

Piqua Arts Council

427 N Main St.

Piqua, OH 45356

POSITION VACANCY

Middletown Arts Center announces a vacancy in the position of Executive Director. Please forward the following description to any interested candidates. Thanks!

https://www.middletownartscenter.com/single-post/2019/08/12/MAC-Executive-Director-Position-Opening

Kate Dykes, Social Media Coordinator, Middletown Arts Center, 424-2417

WEBSITE NOTES

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

REMINDERS

Refreshments for the September meeting will be provided by our Board Members.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 16, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

Call for Artists Middletown Arts Center

We received the following information regarding the upcoming Middletown Arts Center’s Annual Area Art Exhibition which will be held September 13 through October 17, 2019. Please contact Kate Dykes, Social Media Coordinator, should you have any questions, 424-2417.

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Area Art Exhibition 2019, Submissions due by September 5, 2019

ELIGIBILITY:  Any artist, 18 years of age or older, living within a 50-mile radius of Middletown, OH. More than one category may be entered. All works must be original (no prints) and never exhibited previously in a juried exhibition.

CATEGORIES:

CERAMICS – Functional and non-functional; hand-built or wheel-thrown.

JEWELRY – Handcrafted fine jewelry (metal, beads, wire wrapped, glass, wood, clay.)

GLASS – Blown, fused, and enamel on metal.

WATERMEDIA – Acrylics, watercolor, or gouache on paper.

OILS/ACRYLICS – On canvas or canvas board.

DRAWING – Pencil, colored pencil, pastels, charcoal or ink.

MIXED MEDIA – Any work showcasing more than one medium from above.

SUBMISSIONS:  Work received August 31 through September 5, check prospectus for available business hours.

NOTIFICATION:  Accepted work will be posted on our website beginning September 8 at https://www.middletownartscenter.com/events-exhibits

Link for PROSPECTUS with requirements and full details on entry here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/168dcd_ef7d0b502a414201b32823bfb4e1e86b.pdf

 Kate Dykes

Social Media Coordinator

Middletown Arts Center

http://www.middletownartscenter.com/

513-424-2417

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June 2019 Newsletter

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 Hello All,

It’s End of Year Celebration time!  Our meeting on June 4 is a celebration of a successful season instead of a regular meeting. If you are attending, please bring food or drink to share for refreshments! Yes, everyone. We will have tables set up so you won’t have to balance your plate on your lap.

We will vote for the artwork entered in the People’s Choice Exhibit (see article below), and present awards for your artwork; thank our volunteer leaders for 2018-19; install new officers; announce the Sweet Corn Festival Royalty for 2019; announce our three scholarship winners – Mia Agidenreich from Stivers School of the Arts, Jada Keplinger from Global Impact STEM Academy, and Aliya Moss from Greenon High School. It is a fun evening.

Dues and the Member Information Sheet accompanying dues were due June 1, but we will still allow you to pay them on June 4 to be included in the directory.

Please sign up to help with the Sweet Corn Festival August 17, 18, 19. This is our major fundraiser and helps pay for Scholarships and rent. Contact Warren Brown at 937-879-2859 or [email protected] if you have not already signed up. All hands are needed!

Our FaceBook site (bet you didn’t even know there was one) is being deactivated mid June, but expect a new refreshed site by mid July. Lots of updated information about all our events will be there, and we will send an email blast when it is up and running again. We are working on the website as well.

The Gallery will be painted this summer and the restroom has already been updated. Please be sure to remove your art and other personal belongings after the June meeting to make it easier for the painters. Items left in the office, kitchen (including refrigerator), and gallery will be thrown out or donated unless prior arrangements are made. Be sure to thank Roger and Jean Browning after you are pleasantly surprised with the new look.

Next meeting is Tuesday, September 3 at 7 pm.  Board meeting is at 6 pm.

Billie Dickson

President

New Restroom Features

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS—You be the Judge!

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

FUTURE MEETINGS

July No Meeting
August No Meeting
August 17-18 Sweet Corn Festival
September 3 Meeting

2019 FAA SPRING MEMBERS’ SHOW AWARDS

Best of Show               Leopards                                  Tom Kinarney

First Place                   Neighborhood Watch             Diana Hoke

Second Place              Old Salt                                    Paula Whittington

Third Place                  Fall Berries                               Babs Ney

Honorable Mention

Raspberry Bowl                      Sue Brezine

Finding Peace                         Chris Noah Cooper

American Kestral                    Kathleen Collins

Wanna Play                              Carol J. Edsall

Easter                                        Patricia Tallman

Blue Footed Booby                 Linda Brandenburg

Abstract 1                                 Susan Scott

Still Life 1                                  Elizabeth Martin

Judges Merit

Misty Morn                               Barb Olekas

Sunday on Ludlow                   Carol Collett

Asia Old House                         Nyeon Ju Woo

Café in Arles                              Rose Schultz

Morning Splendor                    Peggy Bowman

The Agony                                 Shirlee Bauer

Peace Journey                           Sherry Li Cai

What Do You See?                    Shari Little

Shirlee Bauer won the people’s choice award for the spring show for her painting, The Agony.

Congratulations to all our winners. Thank you to Connie Gifford and Maggie Vance for all your work on this beautiful exhibition.

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

Our Sweet Corn Festival is only about 2-1/2 months away. As you all know this is our major fund raiser for the FAA. We run on volunteers so we need you to volunteer some time August 15, 16, 17, or 18. We will need help on Thursday the 15 laying out the park; manning the gate and helping vendors find their spot on Friday the 16; the watermelon booth, information booth, and entry gate on Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18. So please sign up on the sheets at the May and June meeting. If you can’t make those meetings, let us know at the FAA number and we can get you on one of the tasks. Shifts usually run 3 to 4 hours; we can work around your schedule. Thanks in advance for your help on this important event.

OCTOBER WORKSHOP—WATERCOLOR WITH JUDI BETTS

Judi Betts, a nationally known artist, who used to have workshops regularly at FAA will be presenting a 4-day workshop Oct 1-4, 2019 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. She was a good friend and mentor to our former member and President, Sandy Kinnamon. Judi Betts AWS, NWS has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions i.e. The National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA. Paintings by Judi appear on national TV, wine labels (5 International Awards in label competition), CDs, DVDs and in over 35 books. Invitational exhibitions include State of the Art, Taiwan Art Education Institute, Federation of Canadian Artists, Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center, Allied Artists of America at the Butler Institute, Pogan Galleries (CA), “Masters of Watercolor”, and Selected Artists of the National Arts Club. Judi’s paintings were selected to be exhibited in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Invitational Exhibitions of Contemporary International Water-Media Masters.

Judi has received the Louisiana Governor’s Award for Professional Artist, the state’s most prestigious award; the Transparent Watercolor Society of America awarded her their “Master of Watercolor” designation. Judi was selected for a special award for “Contributions to the medium of Watercolor” by Watercolor USA Honor Society and in 2012 received their Lifetime Achievement Award, their highest honor. Judi is the author of the award winning books WATERCOLOR…Let’s Think About It! (5th printing) and PAINTING…a QUEST toward XTRAORD!NARY (5 awards) and is also a contributor to many prominent art magazines. The Artist’s Magazine  selected Judi to be a juror for their 2002 International Art Competition which drew over 15,000 entries. She judged the Experimental Art Category. Over her career, she has been juror/judge for over 150 national/ international and regional competitions. In 2009, she served on the Awards Jury for the American Watercolor Society’s 142nd International Competition. More than 425 workshops have been presented by Judi; and she has given invitational sessions for watercolor societies in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Canada.

Judi is a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies. She also holds memberships in both the National and Salmagundi Art Clubs in New York City; and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Her paintings are included in corporate, university, museum and private collections.

A flyer/registration form and a list of supplies for Judi’s workshop will be available in our Gallery and are attached. For questions please contact Pat Dunker at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798 or email to [email protected].

Attachment: JUDI BETTS Registration

Attachment: Judi Betts Supply List

MEMBERSHIP DUES RENEWAL

Everyone should have received their Membership Dues Notice in the mail. Please bring your dues with the renewal form to the June meeting or mail them to: FAA, PO Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The deadline for renewal is June 4th. If you did not receive a notice in the mail, there will be some available at the Gallery and  attached, or you can contact Lori Luckner at [email protected] Please fill out the form completely as we are redoing the database and want to make sure all information is accurate.

Attachment: FAA Membership Form 2019

FAA LOGO CONTEST

Hello fellow artists! The FAA would like to update our look. Our current logo is in blue and white. Art is about color! We would like to hold a contest to create a new color logo. We would like to see it in value contrast in case we need to have the logo printed in black and white. Also, the FAA will become the owner of the winning logo. We have so many wonderful artists in our organization. I challenge all of you to put color to paper or canvas to create a new logo! Please send me a digital print of your artwork. We will display all the artwork at our June Peoples’ Choice Show. All of you can vote and decide on the winner. Please email me at [email protected]

…Submitted by Sheryl Scott

LANDSCAPES 2019 JURIED ART COMPETITION  UPDATE

The Landscapes 2019 juried art competition is underway. The juried competition’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 pm; with prizes awarded at 3 pm.  Please note this is a corrected date from previous notices. The gallery will also be open on July 21 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm for the community to enjoy.

Each year since 2010, B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored the art competition to heighten the community’s awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve them. The Landscapes 2019 location is the Garland Wetland Reserve, a City of Fairborn Park located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn; at the intersection of Commerce Center Blvd and Garland Avenue.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography, or 3D hanging art less than 10 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 29, 2019, during the hours of 1-4 pm. For additional information, please contact Pat Higgins at [email protected].

FAA MEMBERS IN ROSEWOOD ARTS CENTER EXHIBITION

Shirlee Bauer and Carol Edsall had works selected for the 25th Annual The View juried Landscape Exhibition at Rosewood Arts Center. The juror, Jack Mann, reviewed 207 submissions to select 41 pieces of art, impressive! The View will be on exhibition from May 28 to July 5, with a reception Sunday, June 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, awards announced at 3:00 pm. Rosewood Arts Center is located at 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering.

SUE BREZINE EXHIBITION
Sue Brezine, former FAA President and Kettering Resident, has her art work on display until June 30, 2019, in the Hallway Art Gallery at the City of Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering.  Hours Monday-Thursday 8-8:30, Friday 8-5:00, Saturday 9-12 and Sunday 12:30-4:30.  Phone 937-296-2480.

2019 DSA JURIED SPRING SHOW

The Dayton Society of Artists announced the winners of their regional spring show. Included is Clarice Moore who won Third Place for her painting Looking at You: (Scary Andrea). Colleen Kelsey juried 158 submissions from Miami Valley Artists. The show runs through May 25, 2019. Congratulations to Clarice

YUKI  HALL WORKSHOPS

Outdoor Sketching Workshops

Yuki Hall will be teaching Session 2 of her outdoor sketching workshops “Fun with outdoor sketching” June 11–June 13, 2019.  This is the second of two independent sessions and students can still register for this one. We will be sketching at Cox Arboretum, Carriage Hill Farm as well as The Greene. In this workshop, students will learn about the variety of sketching supplies available, how to select and simplify a complex subject by extracting the most important feature of the subject while leaving unnecessary details out. You will also learn how to steer away from illustrative ‘coloring-in’ sketching style, but to paint in painterly fashion and add finesse to your sketching. We will be sketching mainly with watercolor, with additional use of both permanent and water-soluble pens. All levels are welcome. The cost includes two types of pens.  For more information or/and to register contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected].

3-Day Indoor Watercolor Workshop

Yuki will also offer a 3-day indoor workshop, “Watercolor – Painting Loosely” at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from June 24 to June 26, 2019. In this workshop, students will learn how to break away from coloring-in painting style and start painting watercolor with confident brush strokes and expressive edge qualities for more spontaneous and impressionistic appearance. In addition, effective use of eloquent calligraphy will be discussed. This workshop is designed to help students gain insight in discovering the true quality of watercolor so that he/she can create paintings with maximum visual and emotional impact. The cost for this workshop is $140.  For more information or/and to register, contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected]. A brochure/registration form for each of Yuki’s workshops is attached.

…Submitted by Yuki Hall

Attachment: Fun with outdoor sketching pdf

Attachment: Painting Loosely.pdf

WEBSITE NOTES

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

REMINDERS

Debbie Suter is our Sunshine Chairperson. Debbie sends cards for significant events, such as serious illness or death, in our members’ lives. Please contact a Board member if you would like Debbie to send a card to a member or an immediate family member.

Our next meeting will be September 3 at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 19, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

May 2019 Newsletter

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 Happy Spring Everyone,

There is something about the springtime burst of color in SW Ohio that seems to lighten everyone’s mood. There are certainly beautiful landscapes to inspire the artist in all of us. Be sure to check out the site for inspiration for the Landscapes 2019 show to benefit the B-W Greenway Community Land Trust. It is the Garland Wetland Reserve, and is located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd. in Fairborn. That is at the northern end of Commerce Center Blvd. near the intersection with Garland Ave. Entries are delivered to our FAA Gallery on Saturday, June 29 from 1 – 4, so it’s time to get those beautiful pieces of art started. Pick up a prospectus at the Gallery.

We will have Election of our Officers for 2019-2020 at our May meeting. The slate presented by the Nominating Committee is listed in this newsletter.

Our May meeting, on May 7, will have Soon Y. Warren demonstrating her watercolors and we will announce the winners for our May Members’ Spring Fine Arts Show. Please bring your friends and families to see the show on Sundays, May 5, 12, and 19 from 1 to 4 pm. Ms. Warren will be teaching a workshop from May 4 through May 9, so please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected] ASAP if you want to be a part of that.

Thank you to Carole Collett who cleaned up and added some new colorful plants to our planters in front.

See you at the May meeting at 7 pm, Board meeting at 6 pm.

Billie Dickson

President

MAY 2019 SPEAKER—SOON Y. WARREN

At the May 7, 2019, 7:00 pm, Fairborn Art Association (FAA) meeting, members will enjoy an artistic demonstration by well-known artist, Soon Y. Warren. The meeting is open to the public. Ms.Warren will also conduct a watercolor workshop at FAA from May 6-9, 2019.

Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist and teacher. She has an Associate Degree in Commercial Art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Ms.Warren has had numerous exhibitions, earned numerous awards, and has published two books. She is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS); American Watercolor Society (AWS); Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA); Southern Watercolor Artist (SW/LM); Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS); Honor Society of Watercolor USA; and Rocky Mountain Watermedia; Society of Watercolor Artist (SWA).

Ms.Warren’s favorite subjects are those found in nature: people, an animal, trees, a tangerine, pear, oriental poppy, iris, or something of intrigue at the moment. She is known for her spectacular renderings of everyday objects. She likes subjects that are pretty and make her happy. Ms.Warren always looks for interesting compositions created by natural form or light and often uses subject matter from still-life scenes. Flowers from her gardens often become models for paintings. She says, “I’m inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature and our surroundings. I try to paint the essence of subjects and my sincere feeling for nature.”

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2019–2020

We will be voting for Officers of the Fairborn Art Association at our May 7, 2019 meeting. The slate presented by our Nominating Committee is as follows:

President – Billie Dickson                                             Vice President – Shirlee Bauer

Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott                                Corresponding Secretary – Jacqueline Albright

Treasurer – Sue Red

If anyone wishes to run for one of the above offices, or if you wish to nominate someone else for one of the offices, please contact Fran Watson at [email protected] or 937-434-9943 prior to May 1, 2019, so a ballot with that name can be prepared. If no one else chooses to run, the election will be held by voice vote.

 SOON Y. WARREN WORKSHOP

We still have openings for Soon Y. Warren’s watercolor workshop, May 6–9 and would welcome any interested people to get in touch with Pat Dunker 937-271-4798 or 937-562-3014 to enroll. Workshop cost for 4 days is $250 for members and $285 for nonmembers, both of which include a $40 non-refundable deposit. The subject matter in the workshop (as voted on by attendees) will be (1) flowers in a crystal vase and (2) a kitten. A materials list for this workshop is available on our website at www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment: Soon Y Warren registration

Attachment: Material List for Soon Y Warren

OCTOBER 2019 WORKSHOP

The next FAA workshop will be in October 2019 with Judi Betts. Information for this workshop will be included in the June 2019 Newsletter and will be available on our website at www.fairbornart.org.

 2019 MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW

FAA Spring Show paintings will be accepted on Tuesday, April 30, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 7 at the FAA meeting. Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. A prospectus for this show is available in our Gallery or on our website at www.fairbornart.org.

Registration:  Tuesday, April 30 from Noon to 5 pm

Show Opening: May 5, 2019 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 5, 12, and 19 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 19 from 4 to 6 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring light snacks. We will assign one person in your group to have access to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave. Please check with us when you register your art to make sure who will have gallery access. Light snacks could be cookies or cheese & crackers, or chips & salsa, and a punch or lemonade or something similar. Feel free to bring your artwork to work on while you are there.

Please invite your friends and family to come see the show, and hopefully find a piece of art they would like to hang in their home or office. Remember to share this information with your friends on Social Media such as Facebook.

If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, please contact Connie Gifford at [email protected] or (937) 270-7359 or Maggie Vance at [email protected] or (937) 527-8919.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!           …Submitted by Connie S. Gifford & Maggie Vance

Attachment: Spring prospectus 2019

MEMBERSHIP DUES RENEWAL

Everyone should have received their Membership Dues Notice in the mail. Please bring your dues with the renewal form to either the May or June meeting or mail them to: FAA, PO Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The deadline for renewal is June 4th. If you did not receive a notice in the mail, there will be some available at the Gallery or you can contact Lori Luckner at [email protected] Please fill out the form completely as we are redoing the database and want to make sure all information is accurate.

Attachment: FAA Membership Form 2019

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

Our Sweet Corn Festival is only about 3-1/2 months away. As you all know this is our major fund raiser for the FAA. We run on volunteers so we need you to volunteer some time August 15, 16, 17, or 18. We will need help on Thursday the 15 laying out the park; manning the gate and helping vendors find their spot on Friday the 16; the watermelon booth, information booth, and entry gate on Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18. So please sign up on the sheets at the May and June meeting. If you can’t make those meetings, let us know at the FAA number and we can get you on one of the tasks. Shifts usually run 3 to 4 hours; we can work around your schedule. Thanks in advance for your help on this important event.

 FROM THE GREENE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING

Thank you to those who came out to the Senior Artisan Show and to the 45 artisans who shared their creations. The show included 81 pieces, 9 of which sold. We asked guests to choose their favorite pieces, and three top vote getters were The Wren by Dorleen Hilbig, A Feathered Beauty by Judy Ireton, and My Soul Flies on the Wings of a Dove by BJ Michaelis. Our thanks to our friends at the Fairborn Art Association and we look forward to another beautiful show in 2020.

FAA LOGO CONTEST

The Fairborn Art Association was established years ago to join a community of artists together to enjoy many art forms. What is the essence of art? Almost every form of art has COLOR! The original logo for our association is a paintbrush with a splash but it is in black and white. I think that we should update the logo to make it colorful and reflect the association today. The Board has been trying very hard to make our association appear more modern.  We would like to hold a contest to design a new colorful logo. Everyone is encouraged to create a new logo. We can display the designs during the People’s Choice Show. We can all vote to choose the logo we like the best. So, I challenge you all the get busy with color and create logos!                          …Submitted by Sheryl Scott

EXPERIENCE WATERCOLOR & YUPO WITH CONNIE GIFFORD

Connie Gifford will be offering a workshop on May 22, 2019, from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Have you ever tried to watercolor on yupo paper, only to become frustrated and dismayed because you didn’t have  control of your painting? Yupo tends to become the boss with watercolor; however, I can help you with understanding how to take charge, where you manage and control what and how the paint flows. If I have your attention now, why not plan on attending my workshop with yupo? I will share the many tips, tricks and techniques that I have learned over the past few years of working with watercolor and yupo. Class space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible. I will supply you with a 9×12″ sheet of Yupo paper and bring your watercolors and normal supplies (water container, brushes, paper towels, pencil, liquid frisket) and anything you have that will make textures. Registration instructions: The cost of the workshop is $50 and will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery located  in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio. You can pay the day of the workshop but please email me to let me know if you plan to attend. If you have questions, please email: [email protected] or call me at: 937-270-7359.

YUKI  HALL WORKSHOPS

Outdoor Sketching Workshops

Yuki Hall will be teaching outdoor sketching workshops “Fun with outdoor sketching” from May 21–May 23, 2019 (Session 1) and June 11–June 13, 2019 (Session 2).  These are two independent sessions and students can register for either one or both. We will be sketching at Cox Arboretum, Carriage Hill Farm as well as The Greene. In this workshop, students will learn about the variety of sketching supplies available, how to select and simplify a complex subject by extracting the most important feature of the subject while leaving unnecessary details out. You will also learn how to steer away from illustrative ‘coloring-in’ sketching style, but to paint in painterly fashion and add finesse to your sketching. We will be sketching mainly with watercolor, with additional use of both permanent and water-soluble pens. All levels are welcome.  The cost for this workshop is $140 (the cost includes two types of pens).  For more information or/and to register contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected].

3-Day Indoor Watercolor Workshop

Yuki will also offer a 3-day indoor workshop, “Watercolor – Painting Loosely” at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from June 24 to June 26, 2019. In this workshop, students will learn how to break away from coloring-in painting style and start painting watercolor with confident brush strokes and expressive edge qualities for more spontaneous and impressionistic appearance. In addition, effective use of eloquent calligraphy will be discussed. This workshop is designed to help students gain insight in discovering the true quality of watercolor so that he/she can create paintings with maximum visual and emotional impact. The cost for this workshop is $140.  For more information or/and to register, contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected].

A brochure/registration form for each of Yuki’s workshops is available on our website at www.fairbornart.org.                                                                                            …Submited by Yuki Hall

Attachment: Fun with outdoor sketching pdf

Attachment: Painting Loosely.pdf

SUE BREZINE AT LATHREM SENIOR CENTER

Former FAA President, Sue Brezine, will have her art on display at the Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, OH, May 1 through June 28, 2019.  For hours call 937-296-2480.

CLARICE MOORE EXHIBITIONS

Clarice Moore is exhibiting at Central State Dayton Campus at 840 Germantown Street, from April 1–May 31, 2019. Clarice also will have artwork on display at 3rd Perk Coffeehouse, 46 W. Fifth Street, April 6–June 13, 2019, as part of the Historic African American Churches exhibition, which has a lovely calendar featuring all the artists for sale.  Evvie Moore and Clarice Moore will be exhibited at Oakwood Historical Society’s fundraiser May 18, 2019, 4:00–-7:00 pm, 1947 Far Hills Avenue.

LIBBY RUDOLF AT THE YELLOW SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER

Monday Morning Artist group, led by Libby in Yellow Springs will have an exhibit ‘Art From the Heart’ at the YS Senior Center from May 15 thru July 1.  The Senior Center is open M-F, 9-4 usually.  Several other FAA people are part of the group, Theresa Mayer, Toni Larrichiuta, Marty Davenport, and others. Art from the Heart Artist Reception (food/drink/art friends) Friday, May 17 from 4:30-7:30.    Please come visit!

Libby Rudolf and Diana Hoke will host a workshop in the Great room, “Painting People in Watercolor” on Monday, May 20, 3:00-4:30. The cost is $15 and people should call the Senior Center at 767-5751 to sign up.  We will give tips and tricks of painting people…bring good photos. All supplies will be provided but people may bring their own if they prefer. Maximum of 15 people.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Yellow Springs Village Artisans has released a call for artists for the next Village Artisans Open Community Show. Applications and artwork are due by May 11 or 12, 2019. A prospectus/registration form is available on our website www.fairbornart.org.                                                                          …Submitted by Theresa Mayer

Attachment: Theresa Mayer Birds & Bees

 LANDSCAPES 2019 JURIED ART COMPETITION  UPDATE

The Landscapes 2019 juried art competition is underway. The juried competition’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 pm; with prizes awarded at 3 pm.  Please note this is a corrected date from previous notices. The gallery will also be open on July 21 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm for the community to enjoy.

Each year since 2010, B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored the art competition to heighten the community’s awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve them. The Landscapes 2019 location is the Garland Wetland Reserve, a City of Fairborn Park located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn; at the intersection of Commerce Center Blvd and Garland Avenue.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography, or 3D hanging art less than 10 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 29, 2019, during the hours of 1-4 pm. For additional information, please contact Pat Higgins at [email protected].

FUTURE MEETINGS

June 4, Social Meeting
July,  No Meeting
August, No Meeting

 WEBSITE NOTES

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

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to our May meeting. Pat Dunker, Maggie Vance, Evvie Moore, Ed Vance, Shirley Harbaugh, Carol Edsall, Kenny Moore, Linda Perry, Shirlee Bauer, Sue Seitz, Jada Keplinger, Cass Barth. This will be a well attended meeting with the Workshop Artist giving the demo and we usually have 60 or more in attendance, so please plan accordingly. Additional volunteers are welcome. Your contribution does not have to be a chef’s perfection or even a cooked casserole. Finger foods and desserts are perfectly acceptable.

Our next meeting will be our June Social on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 20, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

April 2019 Newsletter

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APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

 Hello all,

Just like that, April is upon us. I hope you are putting the finishing touches on your art work for our Member Show in May! The prospectus for the show is on our website, so you will be able to just click the link elsewhere in our newsletter. Our show chairs Connie Gifford and Maggie Vance have everything in place to get the show up and ready to open on Sunday, May 5. Awards will be presented at our meeting on Tuesday, May 7.

All members should be receiving a Member Information Sheet by snail mail any time now. It includes a reminder to pay your dues (payable by June 1, 2019). You may mail them in, pay them when you bring your artwork for the show, or pay them at the May meeting. Please include the Information Sheet with your dues–it lets us verify your current information (very important!) and gives you the opportunity to let us know your interests. Your interests are important as we are deciding on speakers for our meetings and for contacting potential volunteers for our various events. If you did not receive your letter it probably is because we do not have correct information for you, so be sure to pick one up from the desk when you come to the Gallery, or contact Lori Luckner to update your information and receive one in the mail.

We will be taking nominations for our Officers (President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer) in April, and will vote in May. If being a leader at Fairborn Art has ever interested you, please let me know and I will forward your name to our Nominating Committee. I’m sure some of our longtime officers would love to be training new people to take over their positions.

Our April speaker is Mike Elsass, a very popular local artist who will talk about “Brush Before Brain.” He paints abstract paintings in acrylic, and is a very entertaining speaker. Meeting is Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm.  Board meets at 6 pm.

Billie Dickson

President

Attachment:  FAA Membership Form 2019

APRIL SPEAKER—MIKE ELSASS

At the April FAA meeting, members will enjoy an artistic demonstration by Dayton artist, Mike Elsass. Instead of canvas or paper, Elsass’ medium is weathered steel. About 19 years ago he left the business world, intent on becoming a writer, and took a detour into art after being inspired by Dayton Artist Roger Sayre.

On Elsass’ web site, his art is described: “Mike is fascinated by the medium of weathered steel. Inspired to constantly experiment, Mike’s artistic vision yields contemporary abstracts inspired by his vision of nature and time, perfection and imperfection, joy and suffering an aspects of the human condition, mixed with the beauty of nature.”

Elsass works out of the artist cooperative on Front Street on Dayton’s near east side. Again the web site describes the venue: “Inspired by the potential for color against industry, Mike Elsass pioneered the untapped frontier of the buildings, creating an artistic urban renaissance in Dayton.”

It is exciting to enter the old warehouse building into Elsass’ vast workroom and observe the old steel, the rusted, bent, tangled old metal, sitting around the room. But then your attention turns to the brilliant color on the walls and work tables, yes, an artistic renaissance, of old junk, and be visually thrilled and in awe at the artistic pieces he created.

But Elsass isn’t just an artist, he’s also a force to improve the greater Dayton community. He works with nonprofit groups using his art as a therapy medium, and he supports missions efforts throughout the greater Dayton community.

Members will not only enjoy his work but his outgoing and entertaining personality and presentation.

                                                                                                                            …Submitted by Jim Gifford

FUTURE MEETINGS

April 2 Speaker, Mike Elsass, “Brush Before Brain”
May 7, Speaker, Soon Y Warren, Watercolor
June 4, Social Meeting
July,  No Meeting
August, No Meeting

 …Submitted by Fran Watson

2019 MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW

FAA Spring Show paintings will be accepted on Tuesday, April 30, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 7 at the FAA meeting. Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. A prospectus for this show is available in our Gallery and is attached.

Registration:  Tuesday, April 30 from Noon to 5 pm

Show Opening: May 5, 2019 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 5, 12, and 19 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 19 from 4 to 6 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring light snacks. We will assign one person in your group to have access to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave. Please check with us when you register your art to make sure who will have gallery access. Light snacks could be cookies or cheese & crackers, or chips & salsa, and a punch or lemonade or something similar. Feel free to bring your artwork to work on while you are there.

Please invite your friends and family to come see the show, and hopefully find a piece of art they would like to hang in their home or office. Remember to share this information with your friends on Social Media such as Facebook.

If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, please contact Connie Gifford at [email protected] or (937) 270-7359 or Maggie Vance at [email protected] or (937) 527-8919.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford & Maggie Vance

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2019

SOON Y. WARREN WORKSHOP

There are still a few openings for the Soon Y. Warren Workshop and we’d love to see you. She’s an amazing artist and teacher and I’m sure you will love taking her wonderful workshop. It’s May 6-9 at Fairborn Art Association’s studio from 10 am-4 pm. The fee for Members is $250 and for nonmembers is $285. Contact Pat Dunker at [email protected] or 937-271-4798.

The Fairborn Art Association will present the Soon Y. Warren Workshop May 6-9, 2019, 9:30-4:00 pm, located in their Gallery in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N Central Ave. Fairborn, Oh 45434. (Please note the change in dates from May 6-10 to May 6-9. This is a 4-day workshop.) Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist and teacher. She has an Associate degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Soon Y. has had numerous exhibitions, earned numerous awards, and has published two books. She is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS); American Watercolor Society (AWS); Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA); Southern Watercolor Artist (SW/LM); Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS); Honor Society of Watercolor USA; Rocky Mountain Watermedia; Society of Watercolor Artist (SWA).

Soon’s favorite subjects are those found in nature: people, an animal, trees, a tangerine, pear, oriental poppy, iris or something of intrigue at the moment. She is known for her spectacular renderings of everyday objects. Soon likes subjects that are pretty and make her happy. She always looks for interesting compositions created by natural form or light and often uses subject matter from still lifes. Flowers from her gardens often become models for paintings. She says that, “I’m inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature and our surroundings. I try to paint the essence of subjects and my sincere feeling for nature.”

A registration form is available in our Gallery or on our website at www.fairbornart.org. To register, please send a non refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by 4/29/19. For questions, call Pat Dunker at (937-562-3014) or cell (937-271-4798); or email [email protected]. Cancellations after 4/22/19 will forfeit entire payment.

Attachment:  Soon Y Warren registration

Attachment:  Material List for Soon Y Warren

FAA LOGO CONTEST

The Fairborn Art Association was established years ago to join a community of artists together to enjoy many art forms. What is the essence of art? Almost every form of art has COLOR! The original logo for our association is a paintbrush with a splash but it is in black and white. I think that we should update the logo to make it colorful and reflect the association today. The Board has been trying very hard to make our association appear more modern.  We would like to hold a contest to design a new colorful logo. Everyone is encouraged to create a new logo. We can display the designs during the People’s Choice Show. We can all vote to choose the logo we like the best. So, I challenge you all the get busy with color and create logos!

                                                                                                                               …Submitted by Sheryl Scott

ROSE SCHULTZ EXHIBIT

Rose Schultz, an FAA member, is showing her artwork in the Centerville Art Gallery during the month of April. Rose works in watercolor, pastels, and mixed media using rice paper collage. About twenty pieces representing her work in these media will be on display. The Art Gallery is located in the lobby of the Centerville Police Headquarters at 155 W Spring Valley Road. The Gallery is staffed 24-hours per day and artwork may be viewed free of charge at any time. Rose invites all FAA members to see the show in April.

YUKI  HALL ACCEPTED TO TWSA

Yuki Hall’s painting “Charleston Rain” was accepted into the 2019 Transparent Watercolor Society of America National Exhibition. This is her 3rd time being accepted by TWSA. She will be traveling to Kenosha, WI this summer to receive her signature membership to the organization. Congratulations to Yuki.

YUKI  HALL WORKSHOPS

Outdoor Sketching Workshops

Yuki Hall will be teaching outdoor sketching workshops “Fun with outdoor sketching” from May 21–May 23, 2019 (Session 1) and June 11–June 13, 2019 (Session 2).  These are two independent sessions and students can register for either one or both. We will be sketching at Cox Arboretum, Carriage Hill Farm as well as The Greene. In this workshop, students will learn about the variety of sketching supplies available, how to select and simplify a complex subject by extracting the most important feature of the subject while leaving unnecessary details out. You will also learn how to steer away from illustrative ‘coloring-in’ sketching style, but to paint in painterly fashion and add finesse to your sketching. We will be sketching mainly with watercolor, with additional use of both permanent and water-soluble pens. All levels are welcome.  The cost for this workshop is $140 (the cost includes two types of pens).  For more information or/and to register contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected].

Attachment:  Fun with outdoor sketching pdf

3-Day Indoor Watercolor Workshop

Yuki will also offer a 3-day indoor workshop, “Watercolor – Painting Loosely” at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from June 24 to June 26, 2019. In this workshop, students will learn how to break away from coloring-in painting style and start painting watercolor with confident brush strokes and expressive edge qualities for more spontaneous and impressionistic appearance. In addition, effective use of eloquent calligraphy will be discussed. This workshop is designed to help students gain insight in discovering the true quality of watercolor so that he/she can create paintings with maximum visual and emotional impact. The cost for this workshop is $140.  For more information or/and to register, contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected].

…Submited by Yuki Hall

Attachment:  Painting Loosely.pdf

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Yellow Springs Village Artisans has released a call for artists for the next Village Artisans Open Community Show. Applications and artwork are due by May 11 or 12, 2019. A prospectus/registration form is available on our website www.fairbornart.org.

 …Submitted by Theresa Mayer

Attachment:  Theresa Mayer Birds & Bees

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN SCHEDULE

  • Plaza Artist [Cincinnati OH] On The Horizon, March 20, 27, Apr 3 Preston Art Center [Louisville KY]
  • On the Horizon: Abstract Painting with Acrylics, March 30-31
  • Plaza Artist [Cincinnati OH] Drips, Skins + Marks in Abstract Painting, April 10, 17, 24
  • Gahanna Bead Studio [near Columbus OH] 2 classes: Gellin-Monoprinting with Gel Plate + Framed-A hanging collage, April 12-14

LANDSCAPES 2019 JURIED ART COMPETITION  UPDATE

The Landscapes 2019 juried art competition is underway. The juried competition’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 pm; with prizes awarded at 3 pm.  Please note this is a corrected date from previous notices. The gallery will also be open on July 21 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm for the community to enjoy.

Each year since 2010, B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored the art competition to heighten the community’s awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve them. The Landscapes 2019 location is the Garland Wetland Reserve, a City of Fairborn Park located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn; at the intersection of Commerce Center Blvd and Garland Avenue.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography, or 3D hanging art less than 10 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 29, 2019, during the hours of 1-4 pm. For additional information, please contact Pat Higgins at [email protected].

WEBSITE NOTES

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

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to our April meeting: Lucille Burns, Carol Edsell, Cheryl Miracle, Terri Caprio, Carol Collett, Barb Olekas, Linda Woods, Lois Kuck, Mike Snyder, Sue Seitz, Stephanie Hauser, April Coppess, and Jada Keplinger . We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 22, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

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Thu 24

Thursday Paint In Group, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

October 24 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Friday Painters, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

October 25 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Thursday Paint In Group, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

October 31 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Come to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Aug 15 & 16