Fairborn Art Association News

Greene County Senior Artisan Show

The Greene County Council on Aging and the Fairborn Art Association


The Greene County Senior Artisan Show

March 4 through March 21, 2018


The senior artisan show is designed to showcase some of the talent and creativity of Greene The senior artisan show is designed to showcase some of the talent and creativity of Greene  County seniors. Since this show started in 2001, we have had over two hundred artists share  their work. The age range has been quite impressive, from 60 to 96.  Another objective of  this wonderful show is to promote that age does not limit our abilities to create, in fact it  typically enhances them!


The show is open to all artists at least 60 years of age and residing in Greene County, Ohio. Artists don’t have to be formally trained, have shown their work outside their home or have connection to any art or senior group. All artwork MUST be original and should have been created after the artist’s 60th birthday, with recent pieces preferred. Artwork to be hung must be suitably wired and securely framed, as well as easily moveable by one person. Three-dimensional work must be stable and not hazardous to the public.


1) Oil and Acrylic paintings ~ Framed, not under glass

2) Mixed Media: Watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink ~ Framed, under glass

3) Three-dimensional Sculpture, woodcarvings, hand-thrown pottery and ceramics ~ Free-standing

4) Photography ~ Framed

Entry Fees:

There are no entry fees. Space is limited, however, so only items in the above categories will be accepted. Entries are limited to two (2) per artist.

Delivery & Pick-Up:

Artwork will be accepted on Friday March 2nd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery ~ 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn (see attached directions/map). Artwork can be picked-up after the Show has closed on March 21st (not before 2:00 pm and until 3:00 pm) at the same location. If unable to leave home for delivery and/or pick-up, arrangements can be made to pick up artwork on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Council on Aging (376-5486) to make arrangements. Artwork must be signed out either by the artist or by his/her representative.


This will not be a juried show; however, guests attending the showing will have an opportunity to choose their favorite pieces. After the close of the show, recognition will be given to the individual artists of the favorite pieces chosen.

Show Details:

The Show will be open to the public on the first three Sundays in March (4th, 11th & 18th) and The Show will be open to the public on the first three Sundays in March (4th, 11th & 18th) and Details: Wednesday, March 21st. The Grand Opening of the Show will be on Sunday, March 4th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and refreshments will be served. The remaining two Sundays will be from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and the March 21st hours are 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Media and other coverage of this special show will be requested of area newspapers, chambers of commerce and senior centers. Please encourage your friends & family members to attend.


Submission of work constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance to all conditions of this prospectus. The agreement includes that no loss or damage will be assumed by the Fairborn Art Association, the Greene County Council on Aging or their officers or agents.

Please complete the attached entry form and include with your entries. If you have any questions or if you need to request pick-up of your artwork, please call the Greene County Council on Aging at 1-888-795-8600 or 937-376-5486. For information about the Fairborn Art Association, including membership and future shows, please call the Art Association at 937-878-7040.

Please share information about this show with other Greene County senior artists. Also, please encourage friends, families and others to attend this wonderful show.


Entry Form: 2018 Artist’s Entry Form

Artist’s Statement: 2018 Artist’s Statement Form

Map: GCCOA Map

Publicity Flyer: GCCOA Show Flyer

February 2018 Newsletter

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 0218 Newsletter (pdf file)

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 Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Thanks to all members for their continued support  of the FAA. This is a rough time of the year due to weather. Keep working on your arts and crafts so that when we have shows, we will have plenty of items to show off. Every once in while we get requests from businesses to see if we have any members who wish to put their work on display in their business. Some are even mentioning that we can put sales prices on the items. The City of Fairborn is currently looking for paintings to hang in some offices. They say we can put prices on them, possibly can sell some. If you are interested in showing your work and or selling it, contact me with an email and I will  pass this info along to these businesses. Sounds like a great chance to advertise our association and your works. Hope to see you at our meeting on February 6 at 7:00 pm. The Board will meet at 6:00 pm.

Loren Red



Peter is a self-taught watercolor artist who has focused primarily on the landscapes of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky. Though he began painting in 1999, four young children and a busy career as a landscape designer prevented him from painting seriously until 2009. His work typically does not contain a message or a particular statement about life or politics. Rather, he is content when the viewer lingers in front of a piece, enjoying it. Often, Peter is told by his viewers and collectors that his paintings remind them of something from their past. Peter taught a weekly watercolor class at the Rosewood Art Centre in Kettering, Ohio. He also taught watercolor classes and workshops at Studio 14 Gallery in Tipp City, Ohio, and for other private organizations.

With a busy family (his children are now 10-16), Peter’s time is at a premium, but he still enjoys teaching when time allows. Peter was featured in an episode of Think TV’s “The Art Show” in 2014. Since 2009, he has shown his work often in juried competitions, invitational exhibitions, and solo exhibitions. Among them are The Ohio Watercolor Society’s traveling show, “Art at The Mill” at historic Bear’s Mill in Greenville, Ohio, and the International Exhibition of Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pa. He holds signature memberships in The Ohio Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Water Color Society, and Western Ohio Watercolor Society.


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.


JoAnne Rumple has turned over her duties as Publicity Chair to James Gifford. James recently joined FAA after attending several meetings with his wife, Connie. James is a skilled photographer and some of his photos were included on our website even before he joined. James will make contact with all available news agencies for FAA events. Thank you for your service, JoAnne.

We have several new members who have joined recently. If you see a new face, please welcome and make him/her comfortable.


Mark your calendars for May 2-4, 2018 when Lian Quan Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1st FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members Show. Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books. He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as a hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has had many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings. His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in the US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. (See http://www.lianspainting.com/workshops.htm  for additional information on his workshops and a list of art supplies.) Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice, and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes, and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide.

A flyer/registration form will be available in our Gallery and is attached. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com for registration and more information.

Attachment: Lian Zhen Registration (Word Document)

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (pdf file)

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (open document file)


Yuki Hall will be teaching an 8-week watercolor class titled “Watercolor Working with Perspective” starting March 26. The class will meet on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30. In this 8-week course, students will learn fundamental concepts and application of both aerial and linear perspective. Perspective is by far the most important tool to create a sense of 3-dimensional depth in a 2-dimensional picture plane. Used effectively, it allows us to inject a powerful mood and atmosphere in your paintings. However, many students are intimidated about the term “perspective,” thinking it is only understood by artists with some architectural or engineering background. Nothing is farther from the truth. Perspective, discussed and demonstrated in simple, step-by-step fashion with practical examples, can be easily understood and utilized by students of any background and any skill level. A generous amount of class time will be spent on drawing lessons using various perspective tools, as well as other design concepts that are important for creating paintings with strong visual impact. Yuki’s highly organized, friendly, and non-intimidating teaching style has been well received for years by students of all levels. The cost for this 8-week class is $105. To register, please send the payment and the registration form to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432.  For any questions regarding this class, please call or email Yuki at 937-679-2464, yukihallfineart@gmail.com or www.yukihallfineart.com . A registration form is available in the Gallery or is attached.

Attachment: Yuki Hall March 2018 Workshop (pdf file)


Louise Jackson will teach a one-day class on April 24 which is a Tuesday at the FAA Gallery. This is a 16 x 16, on 300 lb. cp paper. $40 covers teaching fee and all of your paint. Class is 5 hours plus a half hour for lunch. It will be 10 am till 3:30 pm. If you would like to join us, simply email me or call at 937-886-5238. Snow will be gone by then. Hope you can come. A photo of the subject will be available in our Gallery or is attached.                                                                                                                                                        …Submitted by Louise Jackson

Attachment: LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASS April 2018 (Word document)


B-W Greenway has published its flyer for the Landscapes 2018 competition. Copies will be available in our Gallery and are attached. The location this year is Oakes Quarry Park, a City of Fairborn park located near the intersection of Interstate 675 on State Route 235.


Until June 30, 2018, Visit Oakes Quarry Park and produce artwork.

Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm, Work accepted at Fairborn Art Association Gallery.

Exhibition open to the public, Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29, 2-4 pm.

Opening reception, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 pm, with prizes awarded at 3 pm. Cash prizes total $300.

Sunday, July 29, Final Day of Exhibition. Artists may pick up work at FAA Gallery, 4-5 pm.

For more information, please contact Bob Coates at bobctwin@woh.rr.com.

Attachment: Landscapes 2018 flyer (pdf file)


For those of you who enjoyed the demo Nancy presented at our October 2017 meeting, you will pleased to know that she is offering several workshops during 2018. Two 3-day workshops are available at the Pendelton Art Center, 1310 Pendelton St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, Studio 611A, on March 2, 3, and 4, 2018 and on November 2, 3, and 4, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. A 2-day workshop is available at Bruce Neville, March 9 and 10, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Please contact Nancy at bnneville@aol.com or call 513-405-0141.

                                                                                                                                   …Submitted by Fran Watson


The Piqua Arts Council is sponsoring a Tim Saternow Watercolor Workshop, March 27-30, 2018, from 9 am to 4 pm, at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St., Piqua, OH 45356. PAC Members – $300, non-members – $350. Lunch will be provided. For a registration form, call Piqua Arts Council at 937-773-9630, email Jordan@PiquaArtsCouncil.org, or register online at www.piquaartscouncil.org/workshops.html.


Studio 14, now located at Studio 14 Creative Arts Center, 8 N. Market Street, Troy, OH, has published a list of new classes they are offering in various media. For a description of their offerings, please go to their website at https://www.studio14creativearts.com


Thursday Paint-In group meets each Thursday from 9:30 till 12:30 (usually later) 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, the fee for each session is well worth it for gathering together with other watercolor artists to share ideas and get inspired. 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.


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.


We need some volunteers to bring snacks to the February meeting. Please call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly,


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 19, 2018. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

Please scroll down for additional articles that do not appear in the newsletter.

Featured Artist for February 2018 – Mary C. Bell

Mary C. Bell is a 1996 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education with a dual major in French and Art. She taught 9 of her 15 years of teaching in Dayton as a French teacher. Mary has been a member of the Fairborn Art Association since 2001. She enjoys primarily watercolor “plein air” and acrylic. She challenged herself to daily painting over 10 years ago while teaching at Colonel White High School. The school colors were green and gold. She chose the colors green, yellow and blue to represent each school day. She only managed to complete about 50 before quitting the challenge. Last year around Christmas time, she decided to try again to complete a full year of diary paintings. She changed the colors to red, yellow and orange. She felt like red, blue and purple would be too dark. Each 4″x 6″ canvas board represents the activity of a single day. Circles represent people. It could be lunch with a friend, dinner with family or a club meeting. A line with a hump or two represents a vehicle. It could represent traveling or car trouble. All of the paintings are dated and titled on the back. Her 365 paintings will be on display for the month of February at the Fairborn Art Association gallery located at 221 North Central Ave, Fairborn, Ohio 45324. The gallery is located at the back of the building. The gallery is open every Sunday in February from 1:00-4:00 pm.

MAC Photography Competition


Photography & Digital Art Competition 2018

Submissions due by February 14th, 2018

The Middletown Arts Center’s Annual Photography & Digital Art Exhibition and Competition will be held March 23 – April 19, 2018. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 23rd 6:00 – 8:00 pm.


All Professional and Amateur Photographers 18 years or older are eligible to submit digital photographs, film photographs or other digital works of art. All works must be original and never exhibited previously in a juried exhibit at the Middletown Arts Center. You may view Prospectus Here for full details.  And submit your entries here via our website Photography Entry submission page. All of this info can be accessed on our the Events & Exhibits page of our website. We look forward to viewing your submissions! Best of luck!

Yellow Springs Village Artisans Member Show

Village Artisans Gallery in Yellow Springs, OH, is hosting “ABSTRACTION” – a themed member show – in their Lobby Gallery from January 11 – February 13, 2018.  Member artists address the theme in their own media and from their own points of view. The show free and open to the public.

The Village Artisans Gallery is multi-media, cooperative art gallery located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Gallery hours* are Monday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm; Friday and Saturday 11 am – 6 pm; and Sunday Noon – 5 pm. (*Later for events).  For more information—stop in, call 937-767-1209, email villageartisans.email@yahoo.com, or visit www.villageartisans.blogspot.com.

December 2017 Newsletter

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 1217 Newsletter (pdf file)

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are filled with all the great food. We will have our Christmas meeting Dec. 5th. Come dressed up and bring an exchange item as Santa will  be there. Please bring your favorite covered dish to share. Come early to look and buy at our Holiday Bazaar starting at 5:30 pm. The meeting will start at 7 pm. Remember that there is no meeting in January. We will be looking to get the New Year started. Please make one of your resolutions that you will have more time to spend with family and friends. This will give you a great time to relax and possibly work on some new ideas for your painting or crafts.

Loren Red



At this time, we are only accepting registration for table space for Dec. 2 (Sat.) and Dec. 3 (Sun.) as well as wall space.  No table space is available for Dec. 5 (Tue. before the FAA Christmas  party). Items that can be sold at the Bazaar will include paintings, photography, wood worker items, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, etc. No commercially made items or art supplies will be permitted to be sold. If you wish to participate in the Bazaar, you will purchase a table space and/or wall space to display your art. You will be responsible to tend your own table and make sales. It is highly recommended that you will be present at your table during the entire sales hours. However, if it is not possible, you can send in an alternative person to take care of the sales or make a prior arrangement with another artist participating in the bazaar. Neither FAA nor the Bazaar organizer (Yuki Hall) will be responsible for your sales if no one is at your station. If you are only showing 2-D art on the wall and do not have a table, you are not required to be present in the gallery. Instead, you can leave the phone number on the title cards of your paintings so that the potential buyer can contact you to arrange the sale. No inventory sheets are necessary. You set up your own station and you make your own sales!

Pre-registration is necessary to participate in this Bazaar. Please refer to the Registration Form for more details about how to participate. Registration Forms will be available in the Gallery and are attached. Any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Yuki Hall, at 937-679-2464 or email yukihallfineart@gmail.com.

Attachment: 2017 Christmas Registration Form


Mark your calendars for May 2-4, 2018 when Liam Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1 FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members Show. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com for registration and more information. Additional information will be provided as we get near the dates.


Maintenance for the Senior Housing Building has asked that we please use the large dumpster for our trash disposal. The large dumpster is located behind a gate to the side of the building. Apparently someone is using a small receptacle outside of the gate. It may or may not be us.


Our Vice President, Fran Watson, has scheduled Pete Frederick as our speaker/demo artist for February 2018. When she mentioned his name, several FAA members had taken his classes and were very excited. A full biography for Pete will be included in our February newsletter. Meanwhile, you may want to go to his website, peterfrederickart.com and view a video. When you get to the website, below the “art show” click on the thinktv.org video. If you have trouble, you may try clicking on the following:



Everyone should bring a covered dish to share for our December meeting/party. We always have a full table and a good time over our meal.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 22, 2018.  Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.