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December 2019 Newsletter

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 Holiday Greetings!

FAA is kicking off the season with our 2019 Holiday Party. We meet at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 3. Please bring a refreshment to share, and if you wish to participate in our gift exchange, please bring a small seasonal item ($10 – $15), wrapped but with no names on it. We will have some fun with it for sure.

Please be sure to like our new beautiful Facebook page (the colorful one) and if you have already liked or followed our old page please unlike or unfollow that one so we can discard it. FB search Fairborn Art Association.

We will take a short winter break in January, but we will be back to our regular meeting schedule in February, 2020. Our speaker will be the ever-popular Yuki Hall and she will talk about her recent European painting trip and sketching. Meeting is Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm.

Now that winter weather is upon us, please remember if Fairborn schools are closed due to weather, we will not meet that night. If weather worsens during the day, we will attempt to send an e-mail blast out to you. Of course, we want everyone to be safe, so if the meeting has not been officially cancelled but you are not comfortable driving, then please stay home.

Cheap Joe (Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff) says, “When we paint to create a masterpiece, we set ourselves up for failure. So instead, set out to have fun and enjoy the journey.  Then you’ve set yourself up for success.”

Billie Dickson

President

FEATUREDED SPEAKERS

FEBRUARY 2020 – Yuki Hall, European trip, sketching

MARCH 2020 – Kate Santucci, encaustic art

APRIL 2020 – Donna Schwartz, colored pencil

MAY 2020 WORKSHOP WITH MISUK GOLTZ

May 4-7, 2020, Fairborn Art Association will welcome Misuk Goltz back to teach a 4-day watercolor workshop.  Misuk has won many awards for her watercolor paintings and is an outstanding teacher. For beginners to more advanced. Misuk has planned a fabulous, informative workshop.

Watercolor Painting for Art Journaling

Your Travels in Sketches and Paintings

with Misuk Goltz

May 4 – 6, 2020

Why Journaling?  Your journal can become a sanctuary where you contemplate, reflect or resolve matters in your life; it’s just like keeping a diary.  Or simply giving you the pleasure of recording the moments in your life you want to remember. If you are an artist, you already have the tools you need to create imaginative journal pages.  Moreover, journaling will allow you to grow your skills as an observer, creator, and painter.  For watercolor painters who want to bring their work to a different level, come and learn different painting methods and practice them with guidance and feedback from the instructor.

Workshop Agenda:

Introduction to Journaling

Brainstorm: “What do I want my journal to be?”  Medium to practice sketching and painting?   Keepsake? Diary?  Travelogue?

Page Design Exercise: Play with different formats: horizontal, vertical, square or your own creation

Journaling Exercise: Demos on painting/sketching (people, landscapes, urban scenes, animals) showing methods and strategies to construct journal pages

Start your journal! Start your painting

Individual discussion (5 minutes for each participant) on each one’s progress

Informal showing of student journals to share ideas

Book Binding: Make your own journal book

This workshop will be at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from 9:30-4 with an hour for lunch. The cost will be $200 member or $225 non-member, including a $40 nonrefundable deposit which will hold your place for the workshop. Because Misuk has so many followers, get your deposit in soon. Send it to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Pat at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email [email protected] .

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: Misuk Goltz 2020 May FAA Workshop Agenda

Attachment: Misuk Goltz Registration

OIL PAINTING STUDY GROUP WITH SHIRLEY DeLAET

Thursdays, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, December 12 – January 23, with a skip date of December 26. Shirley is currently working on the Winter Schedule. The Winter Schedule begins in February, 2020 and will be available once it is approved and booked at the Hayner Center in Troy, Ohio.                                                                   …Submitted by Shirley DeLaet

Attachment: Oil Painter’s Study Group_FAA[1393]

ONLINE WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH LOUISE JACKSON

You can now paint along with Louise Jackson while in your pajamas. There’s no need to travel to take a class because you can now watch video lessons online. Louise has taken her 50 years of teaching experience and created a library of amazing painting lessons that you can view from your computer, television, or tablet. You can  paint on your own schedule in your home, re-watching the video and fast forwarding and rewinding as needed. Check out the free tutorial video on Painting Waterdrops on Louise’s website. Learn more at https://louisejacksonpaintingclasses.com .

GIFFORD AND HARRIS EXHIBIT

Connie and Jim Gifford along with their daughter and son-in-law, Brandi Harris and Brock Harris, and introducing their daughter, Raven Harris, will have artwork (watercolor, acrylic, and photography) on display in Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center Hallway Art Gallery from November 1, to December 15, 2019. Lathrem is located at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering.  Hours Monday-Thursday 8-8, Friday 8-5, Saturday 9-12 noon and Sunday 12:30-4:30.  Phone 937-296-2480.                                                                                                                                                 …Submitted by Jim Gifford

HERTZLER HOUSE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

It’s time to get into the Holiday Spirit Sunday, December 1 at the annual Holiday Open House at the 1854 Hertzler House in George Rogers Clark Park from 1–3 pm. The Christmas Tree, a tradition brought to the US from German immigrants, is featured. Guests are encouraged to count all the trees and win a sweet treat. Savory and sweet refreshments are served in the dining room and Leslie Arendt and sisters will be playing holiday music in the parlor. The event is free but donations are appreciated.                                                                                     …Submitted by Barb Arnold 937-864-1046

WESTERN OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 2019 JURIED MEMBERS SHOW (CORRECTION)

Judy Betts was the juror for the WOWS show that included a total of 20 artists. “Judi took 3 to 3.5 hours judging”. In addition to the four main Excellent awards, Ms. Betts gave five honorable mentions. Some of our FAA members received awards. Award of Excellence in Watercolor: Elizabeth Martin, Rose Schultz. Honorable Mention: Shirlee Bauer, Patricia Dunker, Connie Gifford, Mary Jo White, Linnae Wilson.

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 on our website at www.fairbornart.org.

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

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

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES 2020

Brochure and other information are available on our website at www.fairbornart.org. Paint this winter!

Attachment: Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

REMINDERS

Everyone please bring your favorite holiday refreshment to our Holiday Celebration at our meeting on 3 December at 7 pm.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 20, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie at 937-233-7532.

 

November 2019 Newsletter

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Happy Halloween,

Hope you all are getting your goodies in for all your neighborhood kids (and haven’t eaten them yourselves already). Halloween seems to kick off the holiday season each year. How fun!

Wanted to make you aware of a benefit of membership we have not promoted lately. YOU can have a show in the Gallery at no charge. It can be a one-person member show or a group show (all must be members in a group show), and it can be for two weeks or up to a month. You are responsible for hanging, having the gallery open for visitors, promoting the show, refreshments, etc. You keep all the proceeds from your sales. To get further information and inquire about available dates, please contact our Gallery Coordinator, Lori Luckner. The more shows we have, the more people are exposed to what a wonderful little Gallery we have.

Reminder that our December meeting is our Holiday Party. There will be no speaker, but there will be lots of fun. Everyone brings refreshments that night so start planning.

Our November speaker is pastel artist Kathryn Smithson. Meeting is November 5, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Joe Miller, aka Cheap Joe, says, “Don’t paint things the way they are, paint them the way you want them to look.”

Billie Dickson

President

NOVEMBER SPEAKER—KATHRYN SMITHSON

Pastel artist, Kathryn Smithson, will be the featured demonstration artist at the November 5 monthly meeting. The public is invited to attend. Smithson, who is from Columbus, Ohio, started drawing in high school using graphite. She was coached by her mother, also an artist, and switched to colored pencil and pastels in 2003. Currently Smithson prefers pastels and has painted many beautiful paintings of birds, pets, various other animals, landscapes, and flowers. Examples of her art may be viewed at: http://www.kathrynsart.50megs.com/ . Smithson is treasurer of the Westerville Art League, and served as its president in 2007-2008. She is also a member of the Ohio Pastel Artists League (OPAL) and is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville. Her artwork currently hangs in Gallery 202 in Westerville, Ohio, and Serindip Gallery in Powell, Ohio.

Anne Paris, PhD, author of Standing at Water’s Edge: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion, said, “Kathryn’s paintings capture the spirit of whatever she is portraying–whether it be a bird, or chimpanzee, or flower, her use of color and form carry the presence onto the page and into your heart.” Smithson has received several awards for her artwork, including Best of Show in Westerville Art League Spring show; three first-place awards at The Ohio State University College of Medicine shows; a first place, a second place, and four honorable mentions in Westerville Art League Spring shows.                                                      …Submitted by Jim Gifford, Publicity Chair

FEATURED SPEAKERS

MARCH 2020 – Kate Santucci, encaustic art

FEBRUARY 2020 – Yuki Hall, European trip, sketching

APRIL 2020 – Donna Schwartz, colored pencil

MAY 2020 WORKSHOP WITH MISUK GOLTZ

June 4-7, 2020, Fairborn Art Association will welcome Misuk Goltz back to teach a 4-day watercolor workshop. Misuk has won many awards for her watercolor paintings and is an outstanding teacher. For beginners to more advanced. Not all the details have been received, but it promises to be a fabulous, informative workshop. This workshop will be at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from 9:30-4 with an hour for lunch. The cost will tentatively be $225 or $250 including a $40 nonrefundable deposit which will hold your place for the workshop. Because Misuk has so many followers, get your deposit in soon. Send it to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385.

A NOTE FROM JANE TRAME

Thank you to all my friends at Fairborn Art Association for their expressions of sympathy and visitation in the loss of my husband, Jim, the love of my life and my hero. I really appreciated your kindness and caring. Sincerely, Jane Trame

GIFFORD AND HARRIS EXHIBIT

Connie and Jim Gifford along with their daughter and son-in-law, Brandi Harris and Brock Harris, and introducing their daughter, Raven Harris, will have artwork (watercolor, acrylic, and photography) on display in Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center Hallway Art Gallery from November 1 to December 15, 2019. Lathrem is located at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering. Hours Monday-Thursday 8-8, Friday 8-5, Saturday 9-12 noon and Sunday 12:30-4:30. Phone 937-296-2480.                                                                                                                                                                         …Submitted by Jim Gifford

HERTZLER HOUSE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

It’s time to get into the Holiday Spirit Sunday, December 1 at the annual Holiday Open House at the 1854 Hertzler House in George Rogers Clark Park from 1–3 pm. The Christmas Tree, a tradition brought to the US from German immigrants, is featured. Guests are encouraged to count all the trees and win a sweet treat. Savory and sweet refreshments are served in the dining room and Leslie Arendt and sisters will be playing holiday music in the parlor. The event is free but donations are appreciated.                                                                                                        …Submitted by Barb Arnold 937-864-1046

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 2019 JURIED MEMBERS SHOW

Judy Betts was the juror for the show that included a total of 20 artists. “Judi took 3 to 3.5 hours judging”. In addition to the four main Excellent awards, Ms. Betts gave five honorable mentions. Some of our FAA members received awards. Award of Excellence in Watercolor: Elizabeth Martin, Rose Schultz. Honorable Mention: Shirlee Bauer, Patricia Dunker, Connie Gifford, Mary Jo White, Linnae Wilson.                                                                                     …Submitted by Connie Gifford

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.

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

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

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES2020 JURIED ART COMPETITION

Go to the Activities tab on our website for the Landscapes2020 brochure and the addresses of Fairborn Garden Club homeowners who will welcome artists to their garden. …Submitted by Pat Higgins, Volunteer, B-W Greenway

Attachment: Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

Attachment: OHGC flyer with gardener addresses

PAINTING WITH LOUISE JACKSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

OIL PAINTING STUDY GROUP WITH SHIRLEY DeLAET

This is a hands on painting group for intermediate to advanced oil painters who wish to join with other artists in a creative atmosphere at the Troy-Hayner Center in Troy, Ohio. A first session is scheduled for Thursdays, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, December 12 – January 23, with a skip date of December 26.

Attachment: Oil Painter’s Study Group_FAA[1393]

REMINDERS

The following members signed up to bring refreshments for the November meeting: Linda Brandenburg, April Coppess, Yuki Hall, Kenny Moore, Carol Williams, Lucy Burns, Louise Jackson, Shirlee Bauer, Nyeon Woo, Ruth Fulmer, Evvie Moore, Clarice Moore. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:00 pm. Everyone who wants to participate in the gift exchange should bring a gift. And everyone will bring refreshments. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 18, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie at 937-233-7532.

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

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 0619 Newsletter (pdf file)

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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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Come to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Aug 15 & 16