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Dear Members and Patrons,

It’s beginning to look a lot like Fall. I can’t help but think of the sunflower field, Young’s Dairy, Enon’s Apple Butter Festival, and of course our October Workshop. The leaves will soon begin to turn and what better time than this to use our imaginations to paint a colorful leaf painting. The leaves can be any color we desire and what a wonderful way to think about positive and negative shapes.

Many good things are happening here at FAA and our speaker will be inspiring, so bring a friend, enjoy great food, and a fabulous program. I am sure we will be energized and will want to paint. The meeting begins promptly at 7 pm. The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon



Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, will be presenting a watercolor demonstration at our October meeting. She intends to focus on Expressive Watercolor Portraits. Janet is conducting our October workshop; information is included in the following article.


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 at .

Attachment:  Janet Rogers workshop registration form


Susan Bertke will be showing her artwork in the Gallery at our October meeting and during the month of October 2014. Her watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and drawings represent 30 years of art-making. The Gallery will be open every Sunday in October from 1:00–4:00 pm. Susan will be demonstrating her art-making at each session. Tables will be available for anyone who wishes to bring their own supplies and draw and paint with Susan. Please contact Susan in advance to make sure space is available. For additional information, contact Susan at or 937-429-5653.


Fairborn Art Association members will again have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale the first two weekends in December and for early shopping from 5:30–7:00 pm before the Christmas party, which begins at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 2. The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 6 & 7 and December 13 & 14. The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm. We plan to set up the art racks and decorate the Holiday Gallery with members’ help on Monday morning, December 1 from 9:00 am–noon. Please sign up to help decorate and arrange the room.  Members can bring in their priced Holiday arts and crafts with inventory sheets that same afternoon from 1–3 pm and again Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon. Each participating member artist will be assigned a number (as we did last year) which must be included on each price tag. 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.  Since this is advertised as a SALE, please mark SALE prices on items along with your name and participating artist number (same as last year). 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. 14 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 15 from 10–12 noon. Remember, the F.A.A. receives no commission from sales. This is quite a benefit to all participating members.  A sign-up sheet for Gallery sitting, decorating the Gallery, art & craft demonstrations and goodie donations will be passed around at the October and November meetings. PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP!  The 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 and will be available on our website so you can get started on your lists. Please call Gayle & Robert Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.

Attachment Page 1: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet1

Attachment Pag 2: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet2


Congratulations are in order for Yuki Hall for the following awards:

Yuki’s painting “Main Street – Dayton II” was selected as the recipient of the Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Award in the Ohio Watercolor Society 37th Annual Juried Exhibition.  The show will take place from September 20 to October 25 in Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH. Yuki received Best of Show Award for her painting “Winter Day – Detroit” from Piqua Arts Council 22nd Annual Art Exhibition in Piqua, OH.Yuki also received a third place award for her painting, “Rainy Day – Main Street” in the Cincinnati Art Club Viewpoint 46 Juried Art Competition.

The Middletown Area Art show is from September 26 to October 23 at the Middletown Arts Center, 130 N. Verity parkway, Middletown, OH 45042, 513-424-2417. Misuk Goltz will have her 2013 President’s Award Winner solo show at the same time in the Lobby Gallery. The Area Art Show is a quite nice exhibition with all different mediums. Sharon Stolzenberger, Leonard Williams, Yuki Hall, Jim Moore are among many good artists from the Dayton area who participate in the show.

WATERCOLOR FAST & LOOSE with Frank Francese, NWS, TWSA-Master

Be looking for more information on the May 2015 watercolor workshop with Frank Francese. This will be a 4-day watercolor workshop from May 4 to May 7 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. contact Yuki Hall, 937-426-7229, A flyer for the workshop is attached.

Attachment:  Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf


The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the October meeting:  Pat Sothard, Billie Dickson, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, Carylon Seger, Margaret and Jim Brooks, Jan Lendino, Ginni Roche, Kathy Hotz, and Alyssa Daniel. Please remember that there will be a large turnout for this meeting since our speaker, Janet Rogers, is the instructor for the workshop being held during this week.  Thank you for volunteering.

 Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 20, 2014.  Please email your articles to or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.