Fairborn Art Association News

Landscapes2017

Landscapes2017 is a juried art exhibition presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway

Community Land Trust & Fairborn Art Association. It was established to heighten public awareness

of our local greenspaces and the need to preserve them, as well as to foster an interest in nature as

inspiration for art.

Each year since 2010 a different location in the Fairborn, OH, area has been chosen as the subject

for artwork. The 2017 locations are Estel Wenrick Wetlands and Cantrel property. See map and

directions to these sites inside the brochure. (Attached)

The judge for Landscapes2017 is Ms. Jean Koeller. Jean teaches painting at Stivers School for Arts.

She received her BFA from Wright State University, and  she also attended Skowhegan School of

Painting and Sculpture as an undergraduate. Her MFA in painting was granted by Parsons School

of Art and Design where she studied with Leland Bell and Paul Resika.

TIMELINE

Until June 30, 2017- Painting in Estel Wenrick Wetlands or the Mad River Entrance

July 2, 1-3 pm & 5-7 pm – Work accepted at Fairborn Art Assn.

July 9, 2-4 pm – Opening Reception with prizes awarded at 3pm –

Cash prizes total $300

Exhibition open to the public

Sundays, July 9, 16, & 23

July 23, 4-5pm – Artists to pick up work at Fairborn Art Assn.

For more information, please contact:

Bob Coates, 937-689-4855, bobctwin@woh.rr.com

Marti Riddle, 9337-879-4855, mriddle1286@gmail.com

 

Attachment:  Landscape2017_flyer (pdf file. To print, make sure your printer is set for landscape

printing.)

June 2017 Newsletter

To Print this newsletter, click here:  FAA 0617 Newsletter (pdf file)

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Dear Members and Patrons,

It has been my pleasure to serve you for 3 years, 1 year and ½ as Vice President and 1 year and ½ as your President. I want to thank the many volunteers that helped make these 3 years a success. Your Board does a fabulous job to make everything go smoothly. Special thanks to all of the Corn Festival chair people and volunteers which is our great financial support system. Thanks also to the committee chair people that are willing to take on the responsibility of making our art shows and workshops go smoothly. Thanks to the people that keep up with publicity and our web site and archive our photos. Thanks also to the people that set up our room for meetings and serve our snacks and repair and renew our equipment. Thanks also to all of you that help clean up after our events and participate in them. We all serve in one way or another. It does take a village to make FAA what it is. I wish the new Board and committee members a very pleasant and successful year as well as a fun year to all of our members. Our next meeting is June 6th at 7 pm and our board meeting is at 6 pm.

Louise Jackson

President

MEETING JUNE 6, 2017—SOCIAL

Get ready to party–lots of food and fun. Also, lots of last minute business. We will have Skip Hoyt returning to play guitar and sing oldies and goodies, plus anything you request. We will present three scholarships to students this year due to a contribution and fund matching by FAA. Scholarship winners are Callie Smith, Yellow Springs High School;  Elisha Harney, Yellow Springs High School; and Kimberlee Newland, Northwestern/Clark Tech Center. We will have installation of our new Board members, introduction of the King and Queen of the Sweet Corn Festival, and voting and awards for the Popular Choice selections of the paintings on display in the Gallery. Please bring a covered dish, snack, or dessert for the group to enjoy.

POPULAR CHOICE AWARDS—You be the Judge!

Each member may bring one or two paintings or other artwork for the Popular Choice Judging. Registration will be from 6 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 Popular 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.

2017/2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The following officers were elected at the May meeting to serve on the 2017/2018 Board of Directors of the Fairborn Art Association:

President:  Loren Red                        Vice President:  Fran Watson

Treasurer:  Sue Red                            Recording Secretary:  Sheryl Scott

Corresponding Secretary:  Jackie Albright

Installation of Officers will take place at the June meeting.

F.A.A. MEMBERSHIP DUES

Fairborn Art Association Membership dues for 2017/2018 are due by June 1, 2017 for you to be able to participate in our activities for the coming year. Our membership year begins on June 1 and runs until May 31 of the following year. Please complete a membership form to allow us to have the latest information about you. This helps us to schedule speakers, workshops, and other activities. We would also like to have your email address to enable us to reach you quickly in case of weather emergencies, etc. Also, someone must hand-stuff regular mail and take it to the post office and this takes a lot of time and effort. Our membership has grown quite a bit since we first started with mailing out newsletters and announcements. Please send your membership form and a check to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The membership form may be obtained at the Gallery or is attached. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the form. Please go to https://get.adobe.com/reader/ to download the software. It is free and easy to install. You may need it for many of the websites you visit. You may bring the membership form and your check (or cash) to the June meeting and submit them as you sign in at the door. All members who pay by the June 6th meeting will be included in the new Directory.

Attachment:  FAA Membership Form (pdf file)

SANDY MAUDLIN WORKSHOPS

Exciting news!!!! Renowned Ohio/Indiana artist, Sandy Maudlin, will be presenting workshops at Fairborn Art Association, Nov. 6–8, Nov. 9–10, and/or all week, Nov. 6–10, 2017. She will be sharing many diverse methods which she uses to achieve great results on Yupo using all water media for all levels, even beginners. Sandy travels around the country and Europe teaching classes and has taught for 25 years. Sandy is also proficient in transparent watercolor and batik. She has a degree in Art Education from Indiana University in Bloomington and owns Greentree Studio where she also teaches classes. In addition, Sandy is a signature member of Ohio Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Indiana. She is also a member of the Cincinnati Art Club, has been President of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, and has won many watercolor awards. Her passion is to paint and she loves to share. Cost for 3-day class, Introduction to Yupo, Nov. 6–8, members $250, non-members $275; for 2-day class, Advanced Techniques, member $150, non-member, $175; for 5-day class (3-day and 2-day class combined), member $300, non-member $325. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, OH 45385. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by September 25, 2017. For questions, call Pat Dunker at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email pwdunk@gmail.com. Registration form/flyer is available in our Gallery or on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  Sandy Maudlin Workshop Registration (pdf file)

MEMBERS SPRING FINE ART SHOW

Our Members Spring Fine Art Show was so beautiful this year! And our members are showing their great talents as never before. We have all learned so much from our instructors and from each other over the years. Some of the paintings will still be in the Gallery for the June meeting. Don’t miss it!

2017 FAA Prize Winners, Suzanna Winton, Juror

Best of Show                Yuki Hall – Fourth Street  (Sandy Kinnamon Memorial Award)

First Place                    M J White – Black Dog (Joan McCoy Memorial Award)

Second Place                Jean Lutz – Art From the Past

Third Place                   Patty Dorn – Out on the Town

Honorable Mentions:                                                     Judges Merit Awards:

Rose Schultz – True Colors                                           Louise Jackson – Green Glass and Lace

Sue Seitz – Courage                                                      Sue Brezine – Barn Owl

Carylon Seger – Spring                                                 Deborah Dixon – Alchemy I

Sheryl Scott – The Peaceful Road                                  Babs Ney – Trumpet Flower

Shirlee Bauer – Hello Grandma                                     Dotty Crowley – Out West

Connie Gifford – Circus Fantasy                                    Elizabeth Martin – American Indian

Tom Kinarney – Jenny                                                  Peggy Bowman – Grand Canyon

Patricia Dunker – Keylo Emerging                                 Esther Grimm – Far Beyond Our Vision

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

Time is getting short! The Sweet Corn Festival is August 19 and 20, 2017. Help is still needed to make a success of this event which provides funding to our Association to pay our rent, award the scholarships, buy needed supplies for the kitchen and repair or replace items in the Gallery. The SCF committee will meet June 13 at 7 pm. If you are interested in helping out, please attend this meeting. Signup sheets will be available for the various jobs that need volunteers:  Information Booth, Watermelon Booth, Vendors Gate, and Setup Field on Thursday.

WATERCOLOR OHIO 2017

Accepted entries for Watercolor Ohio 2017 (the Ohio Watercolor Society Show) were announced. Four of the accepted pieces are included in our beautiful FAA show, and another FAA artist had a painting accepted in the OWS show that was not included in our FAA show. The accepted paintings and artists are:  Fourth Street by Yuki Hall (our Best of Show); True Colors by Rose Schultz (our Honorable Mention); Overlooking Brighton Pier by Shirlee Bauer; Point Reyes Lighthouse by Connie Gifford (not in our show); Little Beavercreek by Billie Dickson. Congratulations to all. The OWS show, Watercolor Ohio 2017, runs June 30–September 10, 2017 at the Columbus Museum of Art.  There were 265 entries submitted by 165 artists. Of these, 77 works were selected for the show. Other FAA artists in the OWS show are Aileen Cave and Diana Hoke.    …Submitted by Billie Dickson

YUKI HALL 1-DAY WORKSHOPS

Yuki Hall will be offering a series of 1-day workshops in June at the Fairborn Art Association gallery.  The hours are from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Each workshop is independent and will focus on a different concept and different subject matter.  The workshop on June 28 will be FAA benefit workshop and all proceeds from this workshop will go to support FAA.  The cost is $38 for each workshop.  To register or for any questions, please contact Yuki at yukihallfineart@gmail.com, (937) 679-2464.

Attachment:  Yuki Hall Summer 2017 Workshops (pdf file)

LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASSES

You are invited to 3 all day watercolor classes taught by Louise Jackson at Fairborn Art Association on three Mondays on September 11, 18 and 25th.. You may pick up a photo and more information in the gallery or contact Louise at 937-886-5238. Day one will be a Dramatic Sunflower. Day two will be Lace, Glass and a Rose. Day three will be a floral painting of Angel Trumpets. Time is 10 till 3:30. Cost is $40 per day or $115 for all three days. This includes photos, paint and written instructions and a drawing. Registration is required.

OPEN PAINTING SESSIONS AT THE GALLERY

Thursday Paint-In group meets each Thursday from 9:30 till 12:30 for watercolor painting. Connie Gifford and Shirlee Bauer coordinate the group and send out an email each week confirming the meeting. New members are welcome. Because we are using the FAA Gallery, we collect a fee to pay for the use of the Gallery, but all things considered, a few dollars for each 8-week session is well worth it for gathering together with watercolor to share ideas and get inspired. And the fee also pays for the wonderful brunch we have each week. We all have a wonderful time and enjoy watercolor painting together. If you have questions, please contact Connie Gifford or Shirlee Bauer by phone or email.

Friday Artists meet at 10 am and paint until 1 or 2 pm each week, with a break at noon for lunch. We meet each week continuously unless there is something else scheduled in the FAA Gallery. Billie Dickson coordinates the group and we don’t paint if only two of us will be there, but anyone can contact Billie to find out if we are on schedule for that week. We expect people who come regularly to be FAA members and pay a fee each week (pays for lights, etc.). It is basically an open work session for artists in any medium and we would love to have others join us. If you have questions, you can contact Billie Dickson by email or phone.

CHINA PAINTERS CONVENTION

The World Organization of China Painters Convention will be held at the Yankee Trace Golf Course in Centerville, OH on August 15, 16, and 17. It is free and open to the public. Stop in and see all the beautiful china paintings. A flyer is available in our Gallery and on our website. For information, call Barb Allen, 937-233-4779.

Attachment:  China Painting 1 (pdf file)

Attachment:  China Painting 2 (pdf file)

AIRSTREAM FINE ART INVITATIONAL

I think the Fairborn Art Association members and their friends will enjoy seeing the Airstream Fine Art Invitational, May 30 to June 3, 8 am–4 pm. It’s a gathering of the work of some of the greatest landscape artists in the country.. names that you are used to seeing in all the art collectors magazines and in major galleries. The show is free and open to the public. Make the trip up 75 to exit 102 (Jackson Center, OH) and stop in and view the work. Go to their website https://www.airstream.com/artshow/ for additional information.

…Submitted by Dan Knepper

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. Be sure we have your written permission (check boxes on membership form) to display your artwork and/or any photo of you (individually or in a group) on the website.

REMINDERS

The Fairborn Art Association will not hold meetings in July and August. However, we will be quite busy with plans for and the event of the Sweet Corn Festival the weekend of August 19 and 20. Enjoy your summer!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 21, 2017. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

 

 

May 2017 Newsletter

To Print this newsletter, click here:  FAA 0517 Newsletter (pdf file)

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Dear FAA Members, Patrons, and Friends,

We hope you  have been enjoying this nice spring weather. Perhaps you have been out with your camera. My tulips and iris’ have been beautiful. Plus I seem to have some flowers that I can’t identify. Spring is always hopeful with surprises. Take pictures and share them with flower painting artists even if you are not one. To most artists their camera is as important as their brushes. Sometimes I take many photos to get a few really good ones to paint. Then they almost paint themselves. It is much easier to compose and light with a camera than just starting with a sketch. This gives you a map to follow. Both ways work but it is less time consuming to see if you like a composition on a photo as opposed to doing a drawing. Enjoy the flowers and the sunshine, Join us for our meeting on May 2, 2017 at 7:00; Board meets at 6:00. See you soon.

Louise Jackson

President

MAY SPEAKER—SUZANNA WINTON WATERCOLOR DEMO

Suzanna Winton will be the speaker at our May 2017 meeting. Applications are still being accepted for Suzanna’s workshop to be held May 1–4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. For more than 18 years, Suzanna Winton has captured the essence of the human soul through her watercolor portraits. She is the recipient of over 30 awards and has been featured in many national publications. These publications include Splash 6, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Basics, and Watercolor Artist. The staff of The Artist’s Magazine lists her as “an artist on the rise and one of 20 artists who we believe are destined to be master painters of the future” (01/04). Suzanna is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. Suzanna has become nationally known for her informative watercolor portrait workshops. Through these workshops and encouragement from her students, colleagues, friends, and family, Suzanna was lead to write Realistic Watercolor Portraits. It is her desire that this book will help all artists paint portraits with ease by unlocking the secrets to portrait painting. Suzanna Winton’s watercolor paintings capture the personality and “Human” history of each of her carefully chosen subjects. Children’s portrait commissions are also one of Suzanna’s specialties. Visit her website at www.suzannawintonwatercolors.com.  Additional information and a registration form for Suzanna’s workshop is available in the Gallery and is attached.                                                                     …Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  Suzanna Winton Registration Form (pdf file)

Attachment:  Suzanna Winton Registration Form (open document file)

FAA MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW is coming up in May. Time to get your artwork ready and let your family and friends know to come on Sundays in May to see the beautiful artwork. May 14 is Mother’s Day. Take your mother to lunch or dinner and stop in so she can see your artwork!

Registration:  Tuesday, April 25, 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, April 26 from 1 to 3 pm

Show Opening and Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 21 from 4 to 5 pm and Monday, May 22 from noon to 1:30 pm

Just a friendly reminder that if you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery and bring light snacks, I will see that one person in your group has a key to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave.  Please check with me when you register your art to make sure who has the key. 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. The Prospectus is available in the Gallery and is attached.

The following people signed up to sit in the Gallery:

Sunday May 7, 12:45 to 4 pm: Jackie Albright, Judy Mason, Deborah Dixon

Sunday May 14, 12:45 to 4 pm: Sally Lee, Mike Snyder, Linda Keller

Sunday, May 21, 12:45 to 4 pm: Terri Caprio, Jean Lutz

Sunday, May 21, 4 pm to 5 pm: Roger Browning, Billie Dickson

The show ends May 21 at 4 pm and members may pick up their paintings after 4 pm, but not before. Roger Browning and I will be there for pick up.                     …Submitted by Billie Dickson

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2017 (pdf file)

ELECTIONS

Election of Board Members will be held at the May 2017 meeting. Please again think about the leadership of our Art Association. These are all volunteer positions. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact Lori Luckner at loril430@msn.com or 937-235-2513.

Slate of Officers:

President – Loren Red

Vice President – Need a volunteer yet

Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott

Corresponding Secretary – Jackie Albright

Treasurer – Sue Red

Note: Without a Vice President, we will not have any artists for demonstrations at the meetings. We need someone to step up and volunteer. Please consider running for the Vice President position.

MEMBERSHIP FEE IS DUE BY JUNE 1

We will be accepting your membership fee for the 2017-2018 year at the May and June meetings or you may mail it in. The Membership Form is available in our Gallery and is attached.  Please use the form to send your dues to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. Please check any of the blocks that apply to you so we can update your record. This helps us in scheduling programs and workshops. Also, please check the blocks regarding inclusion of your email address in the Directory, permission to use pictures of your artwork, and permission to use pictures of you, according to your wishes. It is important to consider these permissions. If you do not give permission and you win a prize, we cannot take a picture of you or your artwork; if you are included in a group photo at a meeting or in a class, we cannot use that photo. Thank you. If you think you have paid your dues, please call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532 or Sue Red at 937-879-3238.

Attachment:  FAA Membership Form (pdf file)

Attachment:  FAA Membership Form (open document file)

LOUISE STEPS UP

Many, many thanks to Louise Jackson for stepping up with a one-day notice to present a demo at our April 2017 meeting when the scheduled artist was unable to attend. Jennifer Rooks Wenker was planning to do a demo of pastel artwork, but her sister was seriously injured in an accident requiring Jennifer to travel to Georgia to attend to her. We will attempt to schedule Jennifer at a future date.

ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Studio 14 Gallery in Tipp City is offering a series of summer art classes for children starting in June and running through August. Sampling of classes offered include 3D Sculpture, Mixed Media, Strawberry Festival and Craft Camp, 4-Day Visual Art Camp, 4-Day Stippling Art Camp, and 4-Day Photography and Scrapbooking Camp.  Please go to their website at www.studio14gallery.com and click on the Art Classes and Workshops tab for information.

LOGAN COUNTY ART LEAGUE

The Logan County Art League is sponsoring the 10th annual Art on the Beach held at Oldfield Beach at Indian Lake, Lakeview, Ohio on August 5-6, 2017. They are searching for art vendors and fine craftsmen. There will be fine art exhibits, beautiful crafts from experienced craftspeople, live entertainment sponsored by their local radio station Shine FM, food vendors of all types, 1000+ attendees plus much more. The Art on the Beach application form is available in our Gallery and on our website www.fairbornart.org. for those interested in participating.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Earick, earicka@gmail.com or 937-602-3032.

The Logan County Art League is also sponsoring a watercolor/acrylic workshop in September with Chris Leeper. Chris is a graduate of Youngstown State University, teaches at Youngstown State University, and was the president of the Ohio Watercolor Society (2008-2012). This workshop will be held at the First United Presbyterian Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Brochures for both LCAL events are available in our Gallery and are attached.

Attachment:  AOTB Artist Registration 2017 (pdf file)

Attachment:  Chris Leeper Brochure (pdf file)

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. Be sure we have your written permission (check boxes on membership form) to display your artwork and/or any photo of you (individually or in a group) on the website.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the May meeting:  Judy Bellevoix, Clarice Moore, Jim & Margaret Brooks, JoAnne Rumple, Billie Dickson, Yuki Hall, Barb Olekas, Marti Davenport, Sheryl Scott, Roger Browning, Pat Sager, Judy Belvo, Anita Wilson, Carol Collett, Eiko Calvert, Esther Morris(?), Shirlee Bauer, Jean Lutz, and Cass Barth. Plan on at least 60 attendees since we will have an outstanding demo that night by our workshop instructor. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Social on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 22, 2017.  Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

April 2017 Newsletter

To print this newsletter, click here:  FAA 0417 Newsletter (Word document)

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Dear FAA Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Spring is upon us and our snowbirds are returning. If you are one of them we welcome you back. I do hope you are all planning on entering our spring show. It is always inspiring to see the talent in our group. News of our demo and workshop is in this letter so we hope you will join us at these events. Lori Luckner and Sue Red are on our nominating committee. If you have suggestions or are willing to offer your services, please let them know. Our organization is run for you by volunteers. Our Board will meet at 6:00 and our regular meeting and demo starts at 7:00 on April 4th. Hope to see you there.

Louise Jackson

President

SUZANNA WINTON WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Start planning for our spring workshop. Suzanna Winton will be the instructor for our spring workshop to be held May 1–4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. For more than 18 years, Suzanna Winton has captured the essence of the human soul through her watercolor portraits. She is the recipient of over 30 awards and has been featured in many national publications. These publications include Splash 6, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Basics, and Watercolor Artist. The staff of The Artist’s Magazine lists her as “an artist on the rise and one of 20 artists who we believe are destined to be master painters of the future” (01/04). Suzanna is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. Suzanna has become nationally known for her informative watercolor portrait workshops. Through these workshops and encouragement from her students, colleagues, friends, and family, Suzanna was lead to write Realistic Watercolor Portraits. It is her desire that this book will help all artists paint portraits with ease by unlocking the secrets to portrait painting. Suzanna Winton’s watercolor paintings capture the personality and “Human” history of each of her carefully chosen subjects. Children’s portrait commissions are also one of Suzanna’s specialties. Visit her website at www.suzannawintonwatercolors.com.  Additional information and a registration form for Suzanna’s workshop is available in the Gallery and is attached.           …Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: Suzanna Winton Registration Form  (pdf form)

Attachment: Suzanna Winton Registration Form  (xps form)

APRIL SPEAKER—JENNIFER ROOKS WENKER

Jennifer is a conceptual eco-artist and academic art gallery curator living in the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio.  Born during the era of the civil rights movement, the environmental movement, and the feminist movement, Jennifer was brought up at a time of both peace and protest, echoing her family’s Quaker heritage of social justice and non-violence.  Intellectually and spiritually, her works reside in that in-between space, negotiating conflicting points of view and drawing connections.

Her home, the edge of Appalachia, a financially impoverished area rich in scrappy resourcefulness, is often reflected in her work’s thrifty DIY sensibility.  Jennifer’s work is infused with a natural ecological awareness—of cycles—interrelatedness and interdependence.  Her work is smart and spare in form, ripe with conceptual content and poetry, deftly moving among photography, sculpture, dust paintings, mud and manure seed bombs, video, installation, community art actions and dialogical engagement.

Jennifer is the creative director of the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College in the progressive local arts mecca of Yellow Springs, Ohio. She has served as an adjunct assistant professor of art teaching foundations drawing courses as well as a dual-level course of her own design on Art & Activism, at the University of Cincinnati’s renowned College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, and painting and arts survey courses at Southern State Community College.

She earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University. She was awarded the Isabel Meta Wolfstein Travel Fellowship in 2011 for a self-designed residency at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology in Oregon.  Her eco sculptures first received critical attention at the Phyllis Weston Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio and at WOCA Art Projects by the juror from the Dallas Contemporary. She has been active locally with the Marianist Environmental Education Center gallery in Dayton, Ohio, SPARK! Creative Artspace in Greenfield, Ohio and SOS Art: Sociopolitical Expressions for Peace and Justice in Cincinnati, Ohio.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH—TINA HATFIELD

Fairborn’s Art Association will host a gallery showing by local artist Tina Hatfield during the month of April. An award-winning photographer, Hatfield is a native of Springfield, Ohio; a 1989 graduate of Shawnee High School and alumnus of Clark State Community College.

A broad range of interests led her to studies in the medical field as well as photography, though photography won out.  “As a child,” she said, “I always loved spending summers outside and would use my grandma’s old Polaroid camera to take pictures of nature scenes. I always had hundreds of photos at the end of the season.”  She added that she’s always loved landscape and nature photography.

In 2016 she joined Focus Photography Group in Dayton, where she’s won several awards including first, second and third place awards and several Honorable Mentions.  She took first place In February this year in a black-and-white-themed competition with her photo “The Woods.”

She said she loves taking photos and printing them out as a raw photos and then as black-and-white prints.  “A photo tells a story,” she said, “any type of photo.   It reminds us that, sometimes, we need to stop being so ‘busy’ and get outside to enjoy all the beauty of nature.”

Her work, including “The Woods,” will be on display in her show titled “Nature Inspiration” at the FAA Gallery Sundays in April, from 1–4 pm.  The gallery is located at 221 North Central, Fairborn, Ohio.

SAVE THE DATES!  Our FAA Members Fine Art Show is coming up in May. We will need all hands on deck to help take in artwork, hang the show, sit with the Gallery and provide refreshments on Sundays, and be available on pick up dates, as well as someone to place our signs around Fairborn advertising the show. We’ll pass around sign-up sheets to help out at the March and April meetings. The Prospectus is available in the Gallery and on our website. Here are some dates to keep in mind:

Registration:  Tuesday, April 25, 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, April 26 from 1 to 3 pm

Show Opening and Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 21 from 4 to 5 pm and Monday, May 22 from noon to 1:30 pm

Time to get your artwork ready and let your family and friends know to come on Sundays in May to see the beautiful artwork.  May 14 is Mother’s Day. Take your mother to lunch or dinner and stop in so she can see your art work!                                                                                                                    …Submitted by Billie Dickson

ELECTIONS

It is that time of year again to think about the leadership of Art Association. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact Lori Luckner at loril430@msn.com or 937-235-2513.

FAA ART SCHOLARSHIPS

Just a reminder that the deadline for the scholarships is April 10, 2017.

MEMBER NEWS

Just a short note that this past Sunday, March 12, the Toledo Museum of Art featured a new anthology of poetry, “A Rustling and Waking Within” which focuses on the dynamic relationship between Art and Poetry. My poem “Spellbound” and my painting of the same title were highlighted, as well as the works of other Ohio Artists.
…Submitted by Jim Moore

Western Ohio Watercolor Society is hosting its 43rd Annual Members show, “Watercolor Works” from March 4 through September 24 at Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, OH. An artist reception was held on March 12,  including an awards ceremony. Yuki Hall was awarded 3rd place; Shirlee Bauer received a Merit award and the James Investment Research Inc, Select Merit Award; and Connie Gifford received a Merit award. Congratulations to all.

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. Be sure we have your written permission (check boxes on membership form) to display your artwork and/or any photo of you (individually or in a group) on the website.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the April meeting:  Cheryl Miracle, Jim and Margaret Brooks, Deborah Dixon, Sally Lee, Shirlee Bauer, Pat Sager, Sheryl Scott, and Roger Browning. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 17, 2017.  Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

Rob Weingartner Demo

Rob Weingartner’s demo on March 7, 2017, continued our education in the use of color. Rob demonstrated a painting in acrylic using a different concept on how to use color from Nita Leland’s demo on February 7, 2017, on the use of triads in selecting colors. He primarily emphasizes the use of complementary colors to create dynamic abstracts and impressionistic artwork. His demo of a water lily pond started out in brilliant colors of orange and ultramarine blue.

Rob’ painting was fairly small, but appeared large to the audience on our new media screen.

As Rob continued with his painting, he chose colors totally unexpected in a lily pond painting.

A larger view of this stage of the painting.

Rob now added colors more familiar to water lily painting. The entire concept was to use the complement of the final color in the first layer. This created a glowing final image as the color of the first  layer shines through the final layer of blue over orange, yellow over purple, etc.

Rob had several paintings on display in addition to the one on which he was working.

A glowing red sky highlights and complements the blue of this heron.

Nita Leland Sparked an Epiphany

I’m an FAA member and was quite inspired by Nita Leland’s presentation at our February meeting.

A little background:  I’m a relatively new watercolorist (5-ish years), and my color palette has been mostly driven by the most recent workshop, or another artist whose work I admire.  As a result, I have a substantial box of watercolor tubes, most of which languish in the box.  I was “other driven” and found myself stuck in a rut using the same colors, and not being totally happy with that.

Last summer, I took my way-too-many watercolor tubes and made color charts – a page for each primary, one for greens, another for earth tones (color, brand, pigment, transparent/opaque, staining, lifting, etc).   What surprised me most was that different brands with same name and/or pigment can appear differently on paper.  OK, that was enlightening.  Now what?

Nita’s approach to playing and experimenting inspired me to sort through my primaries and work through her handout (the Compatible Harmony Triads) (Attachment 1), make color charts with different triads (Attachment 2), and use those to paint a scene using each.  I’m embarrassed to say I had most of the primaries for her eight studies!

I picked a simple scene, one that wouldn’t bore me.  After #5, I was re-e-e-e-ally tired of the scene, but, the colors kept me inspired.  The one painting that surprised me the most was the bold palette.  I “washed them out” to depict bright noon sun on my birdhouse; colors were totally different from the full strength (yogurt!) application on my color wheel.

I am taking Yuki Hall’s workshop, and played with “her” colors to become more familiar with them; I plan to do that before any future workshops.  Knowing how the colors play together ahead of time will, I hope allow me to focus on learning new techniques.

Now, I’m reading Nita’s latest book, Exploring Color Workshop (30th Anniversary Edition) and preparing to do the exercises.  Just reading the book has connected so many dots, and clarified terms and concepts that other instructors merely glaze over (no pun intended!).

I have great incentive to learn to make colors express what I want.  My husband and I travel often.  I want the sketches in my travel journals to reflect the differences between blinding Grand Canyon light and colors and the fog-draped silence of Alaska’s Inside Passage.  That’s my goal!

So, I am thankful to Nita Leland for sharing her gift and passion with us, for jump-starting my adventure into playing with color, and for laying out a clear learning path for this journey.  Many thanks to the FAA folks who invited Nita to speak to us, and to whoever drew my name for the door prize – the Arches watercolor paper tablet will be the perfect color study journal.                                                               …..Submitted by Peggy Bowman

To print these attachments, right-click on the attachment, then click on Save Image As, then right-click on the image where you saved it, then click on Print.

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