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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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March 2019 Newsletter

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Hello All!

March is a very busy month as we emerge from the throes of winter!

5 – Mardi Gras (and our FAA meeting at 7 p.m.)

6 – Beginning of Lent for those who observe

10 – Daylight Savings Time begins

17 – St Patrick’s Day

20 – First Day of Spring

So many opportunities to be inspired and create art!  The Greene County Senior Show is in the Gallery March 3 through March 20. Bruce Neville will present Watercolor Underpainting at our March 5 meeting.  See you then!

Billie Dickson

President

BAD WEATHER MEETING CANCELLATION

We will follow recommendations of the media weather reports. When they say travel would be dangerous, we will cancel our scheduled meeting. The Board will communicate with each other by phone and you will be notified by email as soon as a decision is reached. Be sure to check your email before starting out if the weather is bad. If you do not have email access, please call one of the Board members or a member you know who has email access. In the event we must cancel a meeting, the meeting will be held the following Tuesday at 7 pm.

MARCH 2019 SPEAKER—BRUCE NEVILLE

The Fairborn Art Association (FAA) welcomes Cincinnati-based watercolor artist, Bruce Neville, March 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. Neville said, “Watercolor has become a passion and very much a part of my life. First I have to be inspired. It helps that I often have my pad and pencils with me in my daily travels. With my architectural background, the fundamental visual skill of drawing is a beginning for my paintings. I also express a great deal of emotion to create the mood.”

Over the years Bruce has taught many classes and also presents workshops.  His work is currently represented in Ohio and other states.  He recently won an award from the Ohio Watercolor Society for his painting “Hill Street in Mt. Adams.” Mary Whyte, internationally recognized artist, selected “Hill Street”and said “Beautiful brushwork that dances between form and descriptive line. The artist’s vigorous depiction of light and shadows all add up to a lively and very fresh work.”

He also won The Sarah and John Lechletter Best of Show Award for “Victorian Shadows” watercolor at the 117th Annual Exhibit at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.

Neville is a featured artist in the book, Skies & Clouds: The Watercolor Techniques Of 23 International Artists, by Larry Charles (Editor), Terri Dodd (Editor). Neville said, “As a featured artist in this book, I discussed the thought process as applied to putting feeling into a beach scene.”

He was raised near Providence, Rhode Island. Neville said, “I witnessed people of everyday life and the wonderful neighborhoods of New England. I lived and schooled in Boston and then took the leap to study architecture at the University of Cincinnati. (Took) many courses in art education at UC and after design for 40 years I made the decision to take on my preference to paint in watercolor on a full-time basis. Deep down I always wanted to be a painter. After closing down my firm, I then got serious about being a painter.”

… Submitted by James M. Gifford, Publicity Chair

SPRING 2019 SPEAKERS

March 5 ……… Bruce Neville
April 2 ……….. Mike Elsass
May 7 ………… Soon Y. Warren

SOON Y. WARREN WORKSHOP

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. This is a 4-day class. The total cost is $250 for a FAA member; $285 for a non-member.

Attachment:  Soon Y Warren registration

Attachment:  Material List for Soon Y Warren

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].

MEMBERS’ SHOWS AT LOFINO PLAZA

The Gallery at Lofino Plaza will be featuring two members of the FAA during the month of March.  Clarice Moore and Evvie Moore will be exhibiting their work in a duo exhibit. Please plan to stop by the Gallery and see these talented members. The Gallery is located inside the Lofino Plaza at 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Ohio.. Hours are Mon.-Thursday 9-7, Friday 9-4 and Sat. 9-12.

… Submitted by Susan Scott

PAINTING  UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Yuki Hall & Diana Marra will be conducting a magical painting and touring adventure in Tuscany, Italy from September 27 to October 4, 2019.  Tucked away in a corner of Tuscany, Trequanda is in the southeast of Siena.  Here you will see undulating terrain covered in vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields – unimaginable landscape you will never want to leave. We will be staying in a beautiful 16th-century renovated family-owned farmhouse with its history and winery which produces excellent Tuscan wines.  The farm house is perched 1,300 feet above sea level and has a spectacular view.  There, in the Tuscan countryside and historic architecture, we will be painting and sketching in watercolor as well as learning Chinese brush painting.  You will also be enjoying authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared with care and excellent fresh ingredients, accompanied by local wine.   After a day of painting, you can swim and relax in a swimming pool with breathtaking views.  The farmhouse is also surrounded by walking trails and a tennis court.  We will also tour the vineyards and winery with an expert vintner and then sit down to wine tasting with a delicious three–course lunch.  Our week in Tuscany will include fantastic excursions to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Montalcino, all by private transportations.  For more information and/or questions, please contact Yuki Hall at (937) 679-2464, [email protected]. A brochure and enrollment form are available on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Brochure pdf

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Enrollment Form pdf

2019 ART ON THE BEACH

The Logan County Art League is sponsoring the12th annual Art on the Beach held at Oldfield Beach at Indian Lake, Lakeview, Ohio on June 22 and 23,, 2019.  We are searching for art vendors and fine craftsmen. There will be fine art exhibits, beautiful crafts from experienced craftspeople, live entertainment, and food vendors of all types If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Earick, [email protected] or 937-602-3032.

The Art on the Beach application form will be available on our website at www.fairbornart.org .

… Submitted by Andrea Earick, Art on the Beach Chairperson, The Logan County Art League

Attachment:  2019 AOB Art Vendor Ap

PAINTING IN ITALY WITH  JACQUELINE SULLIVAN

Jacqueline Sullivan will be teaching Painting the Colors, Textures & Horizons of Italy, September 25 – October 1 2019! Join Jacqueline for a week of painting, touring, and engaging with the cultural, culinary, and visual richness of the Marche region of Italy (east of Tuscany on the central Adriatic Coast). Italiana Tours is organizing the trip – see their website for complete information, registration and details on their artist’s companion package. Contact Piero Pagliardini (who will be the workshop’s host and guide) for more information [email protected] Read more about this beautiful region of Italy HERE. Early Bird Registration Discount when you register before April 15, 2019!

… Submitted by Jacqueline Sullivan:  [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 March meeting:  Nyeon Woo, Linda Perry, Evvie Moore, Yuki Hall, Sherry Li Cai, Linda Woods, Barb Arnold, Susie Scott, Susan Bertke, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, and Jada Keplinger. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 18, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

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February 2019 Newsletter

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Happy New Year Fellow Artists and Friends,

It is a good time to remind everyone that if Fairborn schools are closed due to bad weather, Fairborn Art Association meetings are cancelled that day. Jackie tries to send an e-mail blast, so be sure to keep checking as weather sometimes changes during the day.

There are some changes coming updating our Gallery, and we hope you enjoy them.  When all is finished our Gallery should have a fresh and convenient new look for us to enjoy.

Our February 5 meeting speaker is Ron Rollins who will talk and demo “Acrylic in Action.”  His work is very dynamic and the demo should be exciting to watch.  Meeting is at 7 pm.

Now is the time to sign up for the Soon Y Warren workshop from May 6–10. Forms are on our website or in the Gallery. Don’t be left out, sign up now!

Think about gifting your Valentine with your own arts and crafts this year – make it a real gift from the heart.

Billie Dickson

President

FEBRUARY SPEAKER—RON ROLLINS

Our next FAA speaker, Mr. Ron Rollins, will demonstrate his colorful, spontaneous art at the February 5, 2019, meeting. Rollins is a local artist and is the “Dayton Daily News” “Ideas & Voices” editor. He is a writer, editor, poet, and artist who lives in Kettering, is married to Amy, and has two grown children and two grandchildren. His web site, http://www.rollinsart.org/ , has a colorful display of his abstract art.

He states on the web site, “I tend not to title my works, because people like to see different things in the often messy images I create, and I don’t want my thinking on the piece to crowd out someone else’s interpretation of it. I love to hear what people think of when they look at a piece, because they almost always help me see something new in it, that I did not even realize I was putting there… . I tend to paint right out of the tube, mixing colors directly on the canvas and adding in a lot of water for effect, to blur and blend. I’ll fairly quickly throw, squirt, smear, smudge, spatter and flick paint to create a scene that expresses motion, light and energy.”

The web site describes his achievements: “He was one of five featured Dayton-area artists whose work was featured in a traveling exhibition of nature-themed work to mark the 50th anniversary of the Five Rivers MetroParks. His work has been featured on ThinkTV’s “The Art Show” and on the cover of Mock Turtle Zine, a Dayton arts journal.”

Some of his past shows are The Dayton Circus Sideshow; The Miamisburg Summer Arts Series Gallery; the Centerville Police Station Gallery; Visceral Gallery in Middletown; the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin, Ohio; the Kettering Christ Church Little Gallery; Antioch University Midwest; and members shows of the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

Rollins usually paints acrylic and/or pastel on canvas. He is influenced by the work of his mother, Barbara, a watercolor artist, and by abstract expressionists, such as Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and Joan Mitchell.                                                                                                      … Submitted by James Gifford

Spring 2019 Speakers

March 5 ……… Bruce Neville
April 2 ……….. Mike Elsass
May 7 ………… Soon Y Warren

SOON Y. WARREN WORKSHOP

The Fairborn Art Association will present the Soon Y. Warren Workshop May 6-10, 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.

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, … Read Moreiris 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

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].

MEMBERS’ SHOWS AT LOFINO PLAZA

The Gallery at Lofino Plaza will be featuring two members of the FAA during the month of March.  Clarice Moore and Evvie Moore will be exhibiting their work in a duo exhibit. Please plan to stop by the Gallery and see these talented members. The Gallery is located inside the Lofino Plaza at 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Ohio.. Hours are Mon.-Thursday 9-7, Friday 9-4 and Sat. 9-12.   … Submitted by Susan Scott

PAINTING  UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Yuki Hall & Diana Marra will be conducting a magical painting and touring adventure in Tuscany, Italy from September 27 to October 4, 2019.  Tucked away in a corner of Tuscany, Trequanda is in the southeast of Siena.  Here you will see undulating terrain covered in vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields – unimaginable landscape you will never want to leave.  We will be staying in a beautiful 16th -century renovated family-owned farmhouse with its history and winery which produces excellent Tuscan wines.  The farm house is perched 1,300 feet above sea level and has a spectacular view.  There, in the Tuscan countryside and historic architecture, we will be painting and sketching in watercolor as well as learning Chinese brush painting.  You will also be enjoying authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared with care and excellent fresh ingredients, accompanied by local wine.   After a day of painting, you can swim and relax in a swimming pool with breathtaking views.  The farmhouse is also surrounded by walking trails and a tennis court.  We will also tour the vineyards and winery with an expert vintner and then sit down to wine tasting with a delicious three–course lunch.  Our week in Tuscany will include fantastic excursions to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Montalcino, all by private transportations.  For more information and/or questions, please contact Yuki Hall at (937) 679-2464, [email protected]. A brochure and enrollment form are available on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Brochure pdf

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Enrollment Form pdf

NEWS FROM YELLOW SPRINGS

Libby Rudolf has a watercolor “Fishing for Supper” in the 2019 “Sister” show to “Works on Paper.” It is in the entry hallway along with about 20 pieces that the staff selected.

The Monday Morning Artists group will hang a show “The Joys of Art” in Westminster Hall at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs in early March. We tentatively plan to have our reception Sunday, March 17 at noon. All are invited! Wear green if you’d like to.                                                               … Submitted by Libby Rudolf

ART AT THE ARNOLD

Celebrating 10 Years, the 2019 Art At The Arnold competition will be held March 1 – March 3 which takes place at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH. Art at the Arnold is three-days of drawing, painting, sculpting, and other creative artistic media. Artists use athletes and models as subjects with the Arnold Sports Festival as a backdrop. Friday, the first day, artists work with models. Saturday’s all day work session the artists work from subjects found among the many events and competitions at the festival. Judging, Awards ceremony and Art Show follow on Sunday. All events are located in the North Atrium of the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. Space is limited to 50 juried artists who work in front of thousands of spectators. Co-chairs of Art at the Arnold are Pertain Gillespie and Kevin Buckland who say Art at the Arnold is fun and educational for both spectators and artists. Contact Buckland Gillespie Graphic Design to enter or for more information at [email protected] or 614-543-0000. Registration deadline is January 10, 2019. An entry form is available on our website www.fairbornart.org .

Attachment:  2019artarnoldentry-lo

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 February meeting:  Linda Brandenburg, Jean Lutz, Joan Witkins, Jada Keplinger, Ginni Roche, Evvie Moore, Carol Edsall, Samara Blankenship, Jim and Margaret Brooks, Sue Seitz, and Ed Vance. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 18, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

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Come to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Aug 15 & 16