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Spring Greetings to All,

It is with a joyful and grateful Spring Spirit I invite you to come experience a wonderful evening of fun, food and friendship. Our scheduled guest presenter had to cancel and sometimes when there seems to be a bump in the road, our exceptional Vice President, Dora, gets around it with perseverance and the help of St Patrick!  When you read about our guest presenter, I am sure you will be anxious to join us at our April 1st meeting. So bring a friend or two, arrive at 6:30 sign-in, meeting at 7:00, and enjoy a promised good evening. The Board will meet at 6:00 Don’t forget to turn your calendar to April – See you on the 1st.

Sue Brezine



Needing to find a replacement for Judy Belvo, our scheduled demoing artist for April’s meeting, I found myself making phone calls on the eve of St. Patrick’s day only to snare a leprechaun for us for the evening! Kevin Buntin is Irish but lives and works in Troy, Ohio. When I phoned him he was heading into his studio to work on some of his sculptures, which sounded like a hazardous adventure for him.  After our conversation, reading his biography, and viewing some of  his work online, I envision his creations coming alive in his studio and having all sorts of adventures with Kevin, resulting in his bumps, cuts and bruises that his wife thinks are the result of equipment misuse.

I invite you to join us Tuesday, April 1, as Kevin takes us into his creative process as he shares his views of the natural world through his work with figurative sculpture and storytelling. And at the end of the evening see if you too think he is a leprechaun. The following is a professional biography the artist uses.  At our meeting I will share some of the biography the leprechaun emailed me.      …Submitted by Dora Lawson

I am an experienced figurative sculptor and art doll maker and have been involved in art all my life. I have been a freelance writer, art doll maker and figurative sculptor for my own company for the last 13 years. The majority of my work is in the genres of folklore, fantasy, whimsical horror, and seasonal themes. I also do work by commission/freelance. I have been published in several periodicals and have had my work featured in the Encyclopedia of Polymer Clay Techniques.


Winner of the Peoples Choice Award for the Hayner Cultural Centers indoor portion of the Troy Art on the Square show for 2009. Sole juror of the Kettering Rosewood Art Center’s HWD sculpture show in 2010. Past recipient of the Froud Artist of the Month Award.

To view some of Kevin’s work go to and Boggleboy Studios Seasonal Gallery


The Greene County Senior Center is looking for someone to teach art classes to their members. Contact  Karen Puterbaugh of the Greene County Council on Aging at 937-376-5486 or for details about the location and pay you will receive.


It is time to consider who will be officiating for the next year as voting members of the Board of Directors for the Fairborn Art Association. A nominating committee consisting of Dora Lawson and Carole Janning was appointed by the President, Sue Brezine, at the March meeting. At the April meeting, the chairman will announce the slate of officers, and will ask for nominations from the floor. Nominees for the offices will be presented to the general membership in the May Newsletter. Election of officers will be held at the May meeting and the new officers will be installed at the June meeting. Nominees will be accepted for the following elective offices:  President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Corresponding Secretary.

Duties of the Officers:  President – presides over meetings; Vice President – program facilitator; Recording Secretary – records minutes of board meeting; Corresponding Secretary – gathers information, prints and mails monthly newsletter; Treasurer – records collection of dues, gifts and outgoing monies. All Officers attend the monthly Board meeting before the monthly meetings.

 Committee Chairpersons: Greeting Host, Refreshments, Workshops, Sunshine, Photographer, Corn Festival, Facility Manager, Historian, Gallery Coordinator (Shows), Publicity.

 Just a reminder about how very important it is for members to be willing to step up and volunteer when asked by our nominating committee to become part of our Board or serve on committees. You are vital to the life and continued success of this incredible organization. Not only will you be doing a great service, but you will gain deeper friendships with other talented artists, and Fairborn Art will thrive with renewed energy.


This is a reminder of the Fine Art Show at the Gallery the first three Sundays in May. We still need volunteers to sit and bring snacks to the gallery on Sundays in May, as well as a few more people to help set up the show. We will be passing around the sign-up sheet for this at the April meeting. We cannot put on the show without the members’ help. You may contact Gayle Beireis at 937-390-1992, or sign up at the April meeting. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s help. All the members benefit from a successful show. A Prospectus for the Show is available at the Gallery or on our website or contact Gayle or Robert Beireis.

Attachment:  2014 Spring Prospectus


The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee is soliciting corn recipes for inclusion in a booklet to be distributed at the Sweet Corn Festival in August. Recipes should include sweet corn as an ingredient. Credit will be given to anyone who submits a recipe for the booklet. All recipes will become property of FAA. Recipes may be submitted to any member of the Committee, any Board member, or by mailing it to:  FAA, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324.


This is the time of year when FAA solicits applications for its college scholarships. In past years. FAA awarded two $500 scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to pursue a college level art education. This year we increased the value of the scholarships to $1000 each. Applications are mailed out to area high schools. If any FAA members know of a high school senior from our area who plans to major in art in college, please have the student complete an application. The deadline for submission is April 10, 2014. For additional information, contact Robert Beireis at or call 937-390-1992. 


The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a workshop with Frederick C. Graff, AWS, NWS, TWS, Monday through Thursday, May 5–May 8, 2014, from 9 am to 4 pm. In this workshop, students will learn both innovative and traditional watercolor approaches that will further develop and enhance their own personal style of painting. Fred Graff is one of the foremost watercolorists of today. He is among a select group of watercolorists who are Signature Members of all three major watercolor societies:  American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America “Master Status.”  You can obtain more information about Fred by visiting his website at . The cost for this workshop is $260 for members; $280 for nonmembers. Contact Yuki Hall for additional information. We still have several spots available. To register for this workshop, contact Yuki Hall at (937) 426-7229,, or use the registration form available on our website.

Attachment:  Fred Graff workshop registration form


The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring this 4-day watercolor workshop with Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, October 6 to October 9, 2014 (Monday through Thursday) from 9 am to 4 pm daily. This workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located at the rear of the Fairborn Senior Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn OH. In this workshop, Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach to working with the medium. With series of exercises, you will quickly gain confidence in approaching the floral, portrait and figure in a more spontaneous and expressive way. The workshop materials will include demonstrations, class instruction, individual assistance, and “show and tell” session. All levels are welcome. Janet Rogers is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, as well as the Florida Watercolor Society. She is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe.  She has produced four instructional DVDS, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits,” “Expressive Watercolor Florals,” “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures,” and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor.”  She has been featured in the book The One-Hour Watercolorist, by Patrick Seslar (North-Light Books), and was also featured in the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist Magazine. You can learn more about Janet, by visiting her website at .  The cost for this workshop is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. To register, send non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to:  Yuki Hall  4136 Fox Fern Ct., Beavercreek, OH 45432.  Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by August 15, 2014. For any questions about this workshop, please contact Yuki at 937-426-7229, . The registration form is available at the Gallery or on our website.

Attachment:  Janet Rogers workshop registration form


 Sandy Kinnamon and Students Art Show

Watercolor Teacher Sandy Kinnamon and many of her adult students will present a showing of their efforts at the Fairborn Art Association (FAA) Gallery, located behind the old Fairborn Central Building at 221 N. Central in Fairborn. A special Grand Opening will be held Sunday, March 30 from 1:00–4:00 pm and the show will continue Sunday, April 6 and 13 from 1–4. Sandy, who has been teaching for 25 years, has an Associate’s Degree in Architecture and Design from Clark State and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Wright State. In addition to being a member of FAA, she also belongs to OWS, PWS, and NAA art associations, and has written several books on her watercolor techniques. Her many students have enjoyed learning various watercolor styles and methods which will be exhibited in this show. Any questions about the show or future watercolor classes should be directed to Sandy Kinnamon at 937-543-9990.

 Tom Kinarney Colored Pencil Class
An 8-week class on “Colored Pencil” begins April 1st thru May 27, 2014 (no class May 6). The class meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fairborn Art Gallery, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn. Come join us to explore the amazing effects & surprising versatility offered by this easy to use, convenient medium.  For further information call Tom @ 236-1959.

 Yuki Hall Watercolor Workshop

Yuki will be offering a three-day watercolor workshop, titled “Watercolor–Working with Notan” from June 23 to June 25, 2014, at Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Notan is a Japanese word meaning “harmony of dark & light.” In art form, it refers to the arrangement of dark and light patterns in the way it conveys the underlying energy of the composition. In this workshop, students will learn to recognize and utilize the concept of Notan as an essential design element, so that they will be able to take more active role in creating a powerful composition in their painting. The cost of this workshop is $140. To register, contact Yuki at, (937) 426-7229. You can also download the registration form from our website.

Attachment:  Working with Notan FAA registration

 Watercolor Classes with Sandy Kinnamon

Sandy Kinnamon will be teaching a watercolor class for FAA beginning on Wednesday March 26, 2014, from 9:30 am to 12:30 The class will be held in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn. The class will run for 5 weeks. The class is geared for beginning and intermediate students. Sandy paints in a variety of styles  and a variety of subject matter will be taught. The class will focus on individual attention and demonstrations. Techniques, values, and composition will be explored.

Kinnamon has a B.A. in art and is a signature member of both Ohio and PA Watercolor Societies.  She is the author of the books, Watercolor Creations and Watercolor: Step by Step, and has published many magazine articles on watercolor. She also is a national travel teacher for watercolor workshops. Call Sandy at 937-543-9990 to register or for more information.


A new member of F.A.A., Terri Perkins is announcing the opening of her “Terri Lynn Studio and Gallery LLC” at 415 W. Main Street in Fairborn. She will have classes, parties, and art sales. Contact Terri Perkins at Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery, 937-308-6955.

  Grand Opening flyer 


The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the April meeting:  Susan Bertke, Bette Martin, Cass Barth, Yuki Hall, and Linda, Keller. Thank you for volunteering.

 Our next meeting will be May 6, 2014. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 21, 2014. Please email your articles to or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.