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April 2017 Newsletter

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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

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March 2017 Newsletter

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Dear FAA Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Why is it so difficult for an artist to select colors for walls in their house. It takes me months to make a decision and I end up with lots of painted poster boards and little sample jars of paint. Perhaps it is because we want every painting we have to look perfect on the color. Therefore I end up with pretty neutral colors. After having 8 rooms painted, my husband and I feel like we just moved again for the 16th time. Some people go to Florida in the winter. It really is a better choice. Hopefully you have been painting on anything except walls and are getting ready for our spring show. We hope to see you all at our March meeting on March 7 at 7:00. Board meeting will be at 6:00.

Louise Jackson

President

MARCH SPEAKER—Intuitive Interpretations by Rob Weingartner

Rob will show how he uses a photo, then interprets it into a painting using acrylics and other mediums.

Background:  A graduate of Central Academy of Commercial Art, for over 30 years I have been an Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I’ve developed sales collateral, product and package design, characters and rendered illustrations from concept to finish mostly for the children and tween markets. As an illustrator I painted on demand for a variety of products and clients. I also spent a lot of time fixing and making revisions on other artists work, but as time went on most of the work was designed and illustrated on the computer. At first I loved the computer and what it could do for illustration and the production of packaging and products. Then as time went by I began to miss what I became an artist for. I missed the craftsmanship by hand, the feel of a brush. To pursue that need or want, I began silversmithing and stone cutting. For the past 20 years I have worked as a jeweler/silversmith and lapidary artist doing fine art shows and selling my work to galleries. I still did a few paintings a year and some freelance illustration and design, but the metalsmithing had been all consuming for over 20 years. Three years ago my wife and I had a life changing experience. There was a fire, we got out, but lost everything except our vehicles and garage. I found an old box of acrylic paints stored in our garage, so I started to paint.

Interpretations:  For the first time in my career as an artist I decided to paint what I wanted to paint. Most of my paintings and portfolios were burned in the fire, what did I really have left to lose. The new paintings were meant to be direct. I started with a brush and black paint. I love Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, I painted birds, landscapes, and flowers working on the play of light and color with direct techniques and spontaneity. These paintings are what I wanted to paint, what I saw around me and in my neighbor’s gardens. After a long time of not really painting, I wanted to see if something unique would happen. One painting evolving from the last. I have a lot of paintings to go, this is the start.                                              …Submitted by Rob Weingartner

For a more extensive biography and photos of Rob and his artwork, click on the attachment.

Attachment:  Weingartner Bio (pdf document)

ON 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 document)

 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 will be available in the Gallery and is attached. Some dates to be kept 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

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2017 (pdf document)

VIDEO SYSTEM FOR DEMOS

We have a new video system in our Gallery. It was first used for last month’s demo by Nita Leland and she had nothing but praise for it. No more straining to see the old mirror. The camera can be aimed on the demonstrator’s hand and artwork and it electronically sends the picture to the enormous TV screen which can be seen by everyone in the main Gallery room. Instructors can also use the system. But please do not try to use the system unless you have been trained. Thanks to Roger Browning for his diligent search and setup of this great new tool.

PAINTING ATMOSPHERE IN WATERCOLOR with Yuki Hall

Yuki Hall will be teaching an 8-week long watercolor class Painting Atmosphere in Watercolor at FAA Gallery starting March 1. The class will meet every Wednesday from 9:30–12:30 until April 26. In this 8-week course, you will learn how to transform an ordinary scene into an atmospheric watercolor painting which will deliver an emotional impact to the viewers. Yuki will guide you through the way to paint boldly, bringing out the true quality of watercolor, such as spontaneity, freshness, and fluidity. The fundamental concepts and techniques of watercolor will also be covered. Strong emphasis will be placed on the importance of a pre-planning stage as well as effective use of strong tonal value pattern and edge qualities. Yuki Hall is an impressionistic watercolor artist known for her spontaneous and loose approach to working with the medium by emphasizing simplified compositions and economy of brush strokes. The cost for this 8-week session is $105. To learn more about Yuki, visit her website at www.yukihallfineart.com.  A registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached.  For any questions regarding this course, contact Yuki at yukihallfineart@gmail.com, or call 937- 426-7229.

Attachment:  Painting Atmosphere in Watercolor (pdf document)

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP with Yuki Hall

Decorative Artists Guild of Southwest Ohio (DAGSO) will be hosting a 1-day watercolor workshop with Yuki Hall on March 18th at We Care Arts in Kettering. By completing an impressionistic Venice scene, students will learn how to simplify a complex subject matter and work with an effective tonal values pattern. The importance of expressive edge quality and various techniques for creating depth will also be covered. To register or for more information regarding this workshop, please contact Barbara Olekas at 937-855-6590,  bolekas@fairpoint.net.

PAINT ALL DAY with Louise Jackson

Louise will be offering her watercolor class on Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27, 2017, from 10 am to 3:30 pm. All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. All paintings are new. Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $115 cost for all 3 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting, and written instructions. Supply List to come.  Classes will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, OH 45324 (in rear of senior housing). Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan, and Hawaii. She is a signature member of WOWS, DSPS, and is a Master Decorative Artist. A deposit of $25 is required. Please send it to: Louise Jackson, 68 Scarborough Village Dr., Centerville, OH 45458. For additional information, please call Louise at 937-886-5238. A registration form is attached.

Attachment:  Paint all Day 10 (Word document)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Western Ohio Watercolor Society will be hosting its 43rd Annual Members show, “Watercolor Works” from March 4 through September 24 at Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, OH.  Artist reception will be held on March 12, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm with award ceremony at 3 pm.

Yuki Hall had her painting “Rainy Day in Kyoto” accepted into 41st National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA).  Exhibition will run from May 6 to August 6 at Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, WI. Congratulations to Yuki.

LIBBY RUDOLF WATERCOLORS AT WHEAT PENNY

Libby will have watercolor paintings on display from December through March at Wheat Penny Oven and Bar. She will be showing scenes from nature and town and imagination. Location of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar is 515 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH 937-496-5208. For additional information, contact Libby Rudolf at 937-767-1068 or email Rudolf@gmail.com.

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 March 2017 meeting:  Nancy Draves, Carol Collett, Anna Mae Brown, Irene Ferriman, Barbara Arnold, Tom Kinarney, Theresa Mayer, Cheryl Miracle, Judy Belvo, Clarice Moore, Ed Vance. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 20, 2017. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

 

Paint All Day with Louise Jackson

Louise Jackson is offering her watercolor classes from 10 am to 3:30 pm on three Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27, 2017.

All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. All paintings new. Supply list to come

Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $115 cost of all 3 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting and written instructions. 

Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan and Hawaii. She is a signature member of W.O.W.S., D.S.P.S., and is a Master Decorative Artist. 

Classes held at the Fairborn Central Bldg., Home of F.A.A., 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, OH 45324 (In rear of senior center)

Deposit of $25 required. Send to: Louise Jackson, 68 Scarborough Village Dr., Centerville, Oh. 45458, Ph. 937-886-5238.

Attachment:  Paint all Day 10

February 2017 Newsletter

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Dear FAA Member and Patrons,

As we finish out January, I am grateful for very little snow. I hope you have had some time to paint even without being snowed in. Keep your cameras handy because February may change all of that. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting on February 7th. Our presenter will be Nita Leland. I am sure you will find her to be informative and motivating. We also hope you will come early to shop or sell your extra art supplies. Read more about this below. Meeting is at 7:00 on Feb. 7th. Sale starts at 5:30. Board meets at 6:30. Stay warm.

Your President,

Louise Jackson

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.

SPEAKER FOR FEBRUARY MEETING—NITA LELAND

Nita Leland will be presenting a slide show to illustrate her use of color and her own color wheel designs. Nita is a native of Dayton and a graduate of Fairview High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein College and has continued her studies in “more than 70 classes and workshops in watercolor, drawing, design, and applied arts.  …”  Nita started her art career in 1970 in a YMCA watercolor painting class, and now she travels throughout the United States and Canada as a professional artist, teacher, author, lecturer, and juror. Locally, she was an instructor at Riverbend Art Center from 1973-1995 and has been teaching at Hithergreen Center from 2002 to the present. She was an advisor to the North Light Art School home study course from 1986-1992. She was an instructor in Watercolor Painting at Sinclair Community College from 1991-1993. She has been a consultant to manufacturers of art materials and schools from 1983 to the present.

Designer and manufacturer of Nita Leland™ Color Scheme Selector and a featured artist in Exploring Color Workshop videos, Nita is the author of or contributor to more than 13 books and videos. Her latest book, Exploring Color Workshop, 30th Anniversary Edition, with New Exercises, Lessons and Step-by-Step Demonstrations, was published by North Light Books in 2016. She is also the author of many articles on color and collage which have been published in artists’ magazines and newsletters. Nita has had numerous solo shows as well as small group shows for over 20 years. She has had more than 200 paintings accepted in juried shows since 1973 and won more than 40 awards. Her work is in many hospitals and private homes and in several corporations throughout the U.S. and abroad. An expanded biography for Nita is attached.

Attachment:  Nita Leland Biography

MEMBERS’ ART SUPPLY SALE COMING IN FEBRUARY!

Your home or studio is awash in art supplies – paints, pencils, pens, brushes, sketchbooks, papers, brayers, easels, books, DVDs, framing materials, etc. – that you don’t use and are unlikely to use in this lifetime – or they make you pause and ask, “Why did I buy this?!” – or you’ve advanced beyond them – or used them and thought, “Yuck. What was I thinking?!”  If this sounds familiar, a remedy awaits.  FAA is scheduling an “art supply sale” for February 7, starting at 5:30 and ending just before the FAA meeting.  If weather forces cancellation of the February meeting, the sale will move to March’s meeting date, same time.  So, gather all the art supplies you can bear to part with, price them, and bring them to the sale. We’ll have tables set up for your stash – please RSVP if you plan to sell, so we have enough tables.  You are responsible for selling your own stash – bring small change – and decide whether you will accept checks!  Art (framed, unframed, card sets, etc) is not part of this sale. Questions?  Contact Peggy Bowman, pegbowman@icloud.com or 937-427-2191 (home) or 937-654-6313 (cell).

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 file)

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 will be ready in March, but 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

COLORED PENCIL/PEN & INK with Tom Kinarney

Need a change of pace? Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use and dramatic, beautiful results. This 8-week session at the FAA gallery begins Tuesday, February 7 thru March 28 from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Cost is $70 for the session. Tom also has a class Friday mornings in Vandalia. If interested in any of these you may contact him at 236-1959 or at ktomjulie@yahoo.com

PAINTING ATMOSPHERE IN WATERCOLOR with Yuki Hall

Yuki Hall will be teaching an 8-week long watercolor class Painting Atmosphere in Watercolor at FAA Gallery starting March 1. The class will meet every Wednesday from 9:30–12:30 until April 26. In this 8-week course, you will learn how to transform an ordinary scene into an atmospheric watercolor painting which will deliver an emotional impact to the viewers. Yuki will guide you through the way to paint boldly, bringing out the true quality of watercolor, such as spontaneity, freshness, and fluidity. The fundamental concepts and techniques of watercolor will also be covered. Strong emphasis will be placed on the importance of a pre-planning stage as well as effective use of strong tonal value pattern and edge qualities. Yuki Hall is an impressionistic watercolor artist known for her spontaneous and loose approach to working with the medium by emphasizing simplified compositions and economy of brush strokes. The cost for this 8-week session is $105. To learn more about Yuki, visit her website at www.yukihallfineart.com.  A registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached.  For any questions regarding this course, contact Yuki at yukihallfineart@gmail.com, or call 937- 426-7229.

Attachment:  Painting Atmosphere in Watercolor (Word file)

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP with Yuki Hall

Decorative Artists Guild of Southwest Ohio (DAGSO) will be hosting a 1-day watercolor workshop with Yuki Hall on March 18th at We Care Arts in Kettering. By completing an impressionistic Venice scene, students will learn how to simplify a complex subject matter and work with an effective tonal values pattern. The importance of expressive edge quality and various techniques for creating depth will also be covered. To register or for more information regarding this workshop, please contact Barbara Olekas at 937-855-6590,  bolekas@fairpoint.net.

LIBBY RUDOLF WATERCOLORS AT WHEAT PENNY

Libby will have watercolor paintings on display from December through March at Wheat Penny Oven and Bar. She will be showing scenes from nature and town and imagination. Location of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar is 515 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH 937-496-5208. For additional information, contact Libby Rudolf at 937-767-1068 or email Rudolf@gmail.com.

NANCY DRAVES SHOW

Perhaps you all know already, but in case not, Nancy Draves had the reception for her art show at the Miamisburg Art Gallery Saturday, Jan. 21 starting at 1 pm. The show runs through January.

MARY JO WHITE POETRY BOOK

Congratulations to Mary Jo White on the publication of her book of poetry, How the Universe Says Yes to Me. The book (by MJ Wertham White) will be available in April 2017 from Main Street Rag online bookstore. Featured on the cover of the book is a painting on Yupo Mary Jo did in Louise Jackson’s class in June 2016. You can contact Mary Jo at mjwhite@woh.rr.com.  Right now, the book is available for pre-ordering online at quite a savings. Here’s a link directly to the author’s page where, if you wish, you can pre-order (or go to Samples to read a few poems): http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/?product=how-the-universe-says-yes-to-me.

ARTICLES ON ARTISTS NETWORK
Interesting article about Vincent van Gogh,”How Van Gogh Saw the Color Wheel,” on Artists Network Week in Review (email dated January 14, 2017). Also, on Artists Network.tv Instruction (email dated January 15, 2017), a new DVD by Anne Abgott, “Watercolor Techniques for Daring Color.”

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 permission to display your artwork and/or any photo of you (individually or in a group) on the website.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need some volunteers to bring snacks to the February meeting. Please call Clarice Moore at 937-879-7640. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly,

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 20, 2017. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

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Tue 25

Members Spring Show Registration

April 25 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed 26

Yuki Hall Class

April 26 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wed 26

Members Spring Show Registration

April 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thu 27

Thursday Paint-In

April 27 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fri 28

Friday Painters

April 28 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Come to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Aug 15 & 16