Fairborn Art Association News
F.A.A. members met on Tuesday, February 2, (Groundhog Day!) to see a demonstration by F.A.A. Vice-President Louise Jackson. Her demo involved the use of stencils, liquid watercolor paint to create artwork on Yupo paper. Louise, who has been painting since 1965, is the author of 23 painting books. She has taught in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Argentina, and Japan. She is a signature member of W.O.W.S., D.S.P.S., and is a Master Decorative Artist.
During her presentation, she discussed the advantages of using Yupo. It is an easy material on which to paint, and one of its qualities is that mistakes are easily corrected by wiping clean with Windex. She showed how she uses various stencils and liquid watercolor paint to create colorful paintings, which she seals with Krylon Crystal Clear sealant when the work is complete.
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Dear Members, and Patrons,
Winter has finally arrived. I have been indoors a lot and am working on finishing some art work that needs some help. This is a great time for painting snow scenes. Everyone needs to get their paints or crafts out and do something creative with the snow. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7 pm. Our speaker/demo person will be our own Vice President, Louise Jackson. She teaches both nationally and internationally and will be doing a liquid watercolor on Yupo. (See Louise’s bio below.) Fun, fun, fun is the only way to explain it, so please come to the meeting, enjoy the food and socialize with your fellow artists. The Board will meet at 6 pm.
Sandy Kinnamon, AWS
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.
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWS
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm daily. The workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at www.tomfrancesconi.com. The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Yuki Hall, 206 E. Holmes St. Urbana, IL 61801. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. The final payment must be made by March 31, 2016. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer and registration form is available on our website at www.fairbornart.org.
Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form
IN THE GALLERY
Members: I would like to thank all who came in to work and/or set up the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show this year. Again you did a great job; it was a another good year. It saddens me to say this, but this was my last year to do the Show. Because of Robert’s working a fulltime job I do not have the time or his help for the show. This Spring will also be the last Spring Show that I’ll be working for the same reason. So if you are interested in wanting to do this job please let me or Sandy Kinnamon know. I’ll be happy to help get you started.
Also if there is any member who would like to have Member’s Show in our FAA Gallery please let me know. There are a few spots left for 2016. …Submitted by gayle Beireis
I would like to let you know that I no longer want to do the Photographer/website, and the Historian jobs; they go hand in hand. I would help you to get started, they are very easy jobs. If you are interested, please get ahold of me or Sandy Kinnamon. …Submitted by Robert Beireis
PAINT ALL DAY WITH LOUISE JACKSON
Paint all Day, 9:30 till 3:00, with Louise Jackson in watercolor. All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. Dates: Monday. April 11, 18, 25, and May 9. 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 $150 cost of all 4 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting and written instructions. Many different techniques will be taught with 4 styles of florals. 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. Registration can be made by sending a deposit of $25 to her at 68 Scarborough Village Dr. Centerville, Ohio 45458 Ph. 937-886-5238. To send an email title it “workshop” and send to email@example.com. Classes held at the Fairborn Central Bldg. Home of F.A.A., 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, Ohio in the rear of building. An application is available on our website at www.fairbornart.org.
Attachment: Louise Jackson Paint all Day 9
COLORED PENCIL / PEN & INK with Tom Kinarney
Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use & dramatic, beautiful results. Experiment with either or both and see how they can be combined with watercolor and other mediums. This 8-week session begins Tuesday, February 9, 9:30-12 noon for 8 weeks. Cost is $70. If you have any questions call Tom at 236-1959.
OPEN PAINTING IN THE GALLERY
The Friday Painters invite all Fairborn Art Association members (and prospective members) to bring your own work and paint in a supporting, encouraging environment on Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. There is a small charge of $2 per visit, or $5 per month that is paid to FAA. We paint for a couple hours, break for lunch, and get back to work for another couple hours. Very informal, but we critique each other’s work (if requested), share and learn from each other, and some fast friendships have been formed. Contact Rose Schultz at 937-866-8862, or Billie Dickson at 937-427-7525 to confirm we are painting on any particular Friday.
On Thursdays, the group formerly instructed by Misuk Goltz meets from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for open Paint In sessions. We help each other by informal visits to see how our paintings are progressing. We always have coffee or tea and breakfast treats available. Sometimes we have a demo on a new method or form of art. Occasionally, we schedule a critique session at the end of the day for anyone who wants a formal critique from all attendees. Cost is $2 per session or $20 for 8 weeks. Contact Connie Gifford at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shirlee Bauer at email@example.com for more information.
2016 B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE JURIED ART EXHIBITION
The 2016 B-W Greenway Landscape Juried Art Exhibition will exhibit work that has been inspired by the Community Park Reserve and the Valle View Reserve. In 2016 we will accept Paintings (any media) Drawings and Prints that have been inspired (they do not have to be Plein Air) by the two reserves that are separated by I-675 and can be accessed by Dayton Yellow Springs Road.
• Creating artwork can and has begun for 2016 until June 30th 2016.
• We will be collecting the art July 3rd at the Fairborn Art Association from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm.
• Opening reception will be July 10th from 2-4 with awards being presented at 3 pm.
• The show will be open July 17th from 2-4 and July 24 from 2-4.
• Artists can submit up to 3 works for a $20 non-refundable entry fee
• Sales are encouraged with all profits going to the artists.
• Tess Cortes, Gallery Coordinator at Wright State University will be Juror for the exhibition.
For more information please contact Bob Coates 937-689-4855 and leave a message and phone number.
Note: This is the first information we have received on this popular event. When the formal prospectus is received, we will publish it.
DAYTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CALL FOR ARTISTS
Dayton Children’s Hospital would like to feature purchased art in the public areas of its new, 8-story patient tower, opening Spring 2017, as well as in the public areas of its south campus facility that is under expansion to include outpatient specialty care center, emergency department, and an ambulatory surgery center; opening August-September 2016, January 2017, and Summer 2017, respectively. Artwork will be selected and placed based on content, style and cost. The details for submission requirements is listed on the following link: http://distinctiveartsource.com/call-for-artists-dayton-childrens-hospital/
INVITATION TO EXHIBIT YOUR ART
Studios on High Gallery, located in Columbus’ Short North Arts district, is inviting 2D artists to submit work for our March show Global Community: What we have in Common. This show will feature 25-35 Ohio artists in our semiannual “Hit the Hop” series. All 2D original artwork and photography may be submitted. 1st and 2nd place cash awards given. For more details go to http://www.studiosonhigh.com …Submitted by Libby Rudolf
CALL TO ARTISTS: POP REVOLUTION GALLERY IN MASON, OHIO
Pop Revolution is pleased to announce a Call-to-Artist for Black and White, our 7th Annual Juried February Art Exhibition, opening Saturday, February 18, 2016 from 5-9 pm. We invite you and all your artist friends to participate. ABOUT: A juried exhibition open to artists working in all mediums. DESCRIPTION: This is our 7th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibit theme is “Black and White.” We are looking for artworks only using black, white, or the mix of them both. Please include an artist’s statement about your piece. ENTRIES: An entry fee of $25 for the first entry, $12 for each additional entry. Up to 4 pieces may be entered in to the show. Payment can be made by check or through PayPal. Digital files submitted by email will be reviewed when payment is received. AWARDS: Best of Show: $500, 2nd Place: $100 People’s Choice Award: $75, 2- Juror’s Awards: $25 each.
WATERCOLOR INSTRUCTOR NEEDED
Studio 14 is looking for a watercolor instructor. They have recently had a lot of interest for watercolor classes. Peter Frederick will be teaching both a workshop and a class in January but he cannot teach beyond that due to his other commitments. If you are interested in teaching classes in Tipp City, please contact Leslie Trimbach, Co-Owner/Manager, Studio 14 Gallery & Fine Arts Center, 115 W. Main Street, Tipp City, OH 45371, 937-620-4133. Or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.studio14gallery.com
The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the February meeting: Terri Caprio, Nan Draves, Connie Gifford, Mary Foreman, Kathi Hotz, Lana Kim, Sally Lee, Clarice Moore, Cheryl Miracle, Jim and Margaret Brooks, and Larry Hawkins. Thank you for volunteering.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 15, 2016. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.
F.A.A. held its annual Christmas Party on Tuesday December 1, 2015 at the Gallery. A buffet of holiday goodies, drinks and good fellowship was enjoyed by all present. President Sandy Kinnamon invited “Santa” Warren Brown, ably assisted by Head Elf Loren Red in distributing the gifts during the Holiday game and gift exchange during the party. Everyone who attends brings a small holiday gift and places it under the Christmas tree, and takes a number from the greeter. “Santa” calls everyone by their number to the tree to take a gift and open it for all to see. As the game proceeds and each gift is opened, the participants may “steal” a particularly attractive gift from a previious recipient, who is then encouraged to either “steal” another gift, or return to the tree for another package. Lots of laughter and silliness ensue. A fun time was had by all!
SCHERER, James M. Age 75, of Huber Heights, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Grandview Hospital. James was a retired Tool & Die Maker at Delphi Chassis, a division of General Motors with over 22 years of service, a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Fairborn Art Association and volunteered at Carriage Hill as a Photopher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. in 1983; parents, Stefan & Maria Scherer. James is survived by his wife, Marie K.; daughters & son-in-law, Elizabeth A. Scherer of Huber Heights, Patrice L. & Chris Nay of Dublin; sons & daughter-in-law, Timothy J. & Kris Scherer of IN, Christopher J. Scherer of IN; step-children and their spouses, Sheila M. Schons of Columbus, Steven H. & Carolyn Walker of VA, Raymond M. & Sheila Walker of Columbus; sisters, Ann (Wendell) Ruppaner, Cathy Scherer, both of Akron; brothers, Steve (Donna) Scherer of Kent, Joe Scherer of Akron; grandchildren, Chris, Lindsey, Hannah, Kirstie, Joe, Margaret, Mary, Sam, Joanna; nieces & nephews; mother-in-law, Anna Kleiner; and many other relatives & friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Friday, December 4, 2015 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd. with Father Ethan Moore celebrant. Interment St. Brigids Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 PM at Marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel, 5844 Old Troy Pike. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to LUCKY RACER, Jr. Ski Racing Scholarship, PO Box 396, Roanoke, IN 46783 in James’s memory.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 2, 2015 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=james-m-scherer&pid=176734435&fhid=16443#sthash.pIOowtBo.dpuf
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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,
We are heading toward the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale. I’m hoping that everyone will bring something to sell at the sale. Be sure to tell friends and relatives about the sale. The more the merrier. Be sure to come to our Annual Christmas Party at our meeting on December 1st and bring a friend if you like. We always have a cheerful time. Remember to bring a dish to share and if you want to participate in the Christmas Exchange bring a gift worth $10. We always have a lot of fun. You never know what you will end up with. Come early at 5:30 pm to look and shop. Our party will begin at 7:00 pm. Hope to see each of you there. Remember that we do not have a meeting in January. Merry Christmas!
Sandy Kinnamon, AWS
MEMBERS HOLIDAY FINE ART & CRAFT SALE
Time is right on us now to prepare for the Members Holiday Fine Art & Craft Show. Please call gayle Beireis if you are planning to participate in this year’s sale. This year you will have the same ID number as you had last year. The number must be included on each price tag. The date for setting up and decorating will be Monday, November 30, from 9 am to 12 noon. We will be receiving your priced artwork and crafts, with inventory sheets, Monday, November 30, from 1 pm to 3 pm, and Tuesday, December 1, from 10 am to 12 noon. We hope that you will help in getting your Members Holiday Show off to a good start this year by volunteering. As always we thank you for you help and hard work. There will be a pre-sale at the gallery December 1 at 5:30 pm before the FAA Holiday party. The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 5 & 6 and December 12 & 13. The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm Each member may bring two large paintings (18 X 24 or larger, up to 30 X 40) and up to 10 smaller paintings (16 X 20 or smaller) and handcrafted items. Special art and/or craft demonstrations are encouraged during the sale. All members’ unsold artwork may be picked up on the last sale day, Sunday, Dec. 13 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 14 from 10–12 noon. Remember, the FAA receives no commission from sales. This is quite a benefit to all participating members. This big sale will be publicized in area newspapers and there will be A-frame signs around town. However, the more that we all publicize the Holiday Sale, the better the sales will be! Let’s have a great Gallery show and make lots of sales! Inventory sheets are attached to this newsletter so you can get started on your lists. Please call gayle Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.
Volunteers are still needed to help sit in the Gallery for the Members Fine Art and Craft Sale. Please call gayle Beireis at 937-390-1992 if you can help. Thank you.
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWS
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm daily. The workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at www.tomfrancesconi.com. The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Yuki Hall, 206 E. Holmes St. Urbana, IL 61801. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. The final payment must be made by March 31, 2016. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail email@example.com. A flyer and registration form is attached.
Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form
Libby Rudolf will have an exhibit at the Yellow Springs Brewery from December 23, 2015 through February 1, 2016, “ColorfuLibby – Watercolor Paintings.” The artist reception is Wednesday, December 30 from 5-7 pm. A portion of sales will be donated to ‘Community Food Initiatives’ of Athens, OH. CFI works to ensure that everyone has access to healthy local food. Donations also appreciated.
Village Artisans in Yellow Springs will have a lobby show “Holiday Memories” in various mediums during the month of December. Come on over and visit M-T 11-5 pm, F, Sat 11-6 pm and Sun 11-5 pm. Sue Brezine, Theresa Mayer, and Libby Rudolf are part of the 18-member artist-cooperative gallery.
ONLINE WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY
Artists are always looking for information on how to sell their art. These and other subjects are addressed in a website created by Cassie Boorn called “Modern Thrive.” Cassie is organizing a series of live online workshops for professional artists to help modern professionals find alternative paths to building fulfilling careers. She has partnered with experts from all walks of life to create live online workshops with creative types in mind. Workshops are priced at $97, but she can create an exclusive discount code so our members can get access to any workshop for $47. She has offered to provide 2 complimentary passes for our members. Anyone interested, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org . She will answer any questions you may have. You can check out what she has planned at http://modernthrive.com/workshops/ (Please note: FAA includes this notice as information only and takes no responsibility for any error or misrepresentation on the part of the offerer. This is just one way we can help other artists in their endeavors.)
Our next meeting will be February 2, 2016, at 7:00 pm. We will have no meeting in January. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 18, 2016. Meanwhile, if you have any news you would like to announce to our members, it can be posted on our website anytime. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.
F.A.A. held its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, November 3rd. The speaker was F.A.A. President Sandy Kinnamon of Enon, Ohio. She is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, both the Pennsylvania and Ohio Watercolor Societies, the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylics. In addition, she has received her ATM-Gold from Toastmasters International. Sandy is an artist, travel teacher, demonstrator, and author of two watercolor books, and has been published in a number of art and craft magazines. She particularly fond of travel teaching. “I love to travel and try to incorporate my travels in my paintings. Many of my adventures yield amazing rich ideas that inevitably become a painting”.
For her demonstration, Sandy showed the members techniques for pouring watercolors. It is a fun method of painting and can yield beautiful mingled colors as a result. She starts with a value study, proceeding from the lightest values to darkest. She uses 140# cold press Arches paper for her work. Her initial steps are to: 1. stretch the paper; 2. mount it on a board; 3. mask the appropriate areas.
When preparing to pour, the artist must first consider how the paint will flow on the paper. Sandy works with primary colors. Her advice: make the paint as smooth as possible – no lumps. For light values, a higher ratio of water to paint is needed, for darker values, more paint and less water. Wet the entire paper, the water will facilitate the flow of the paint. If the paint is too dark, a spray bottle can be used to lighten the paint. Sandy frequently works on multiple paintings in her studio simultaneously. Thoroughly dry the painting before a second pour. She said: “make it up as you go; there is no set directions or rules”. For a finished work, she usually does 3 – 4 pours. Her goal: to strive for the “charmingly incorrect” in a completed work.