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Dear Members and Patrons,

Fall is upon us again. How did summer fly by so quickly? Don’t let Fall get away from you! It’s time to look forward to pumpkins, the turning of the leaves, and the rainbow of reds, browns and golds that accompany this delicious time of year. Get your paint brushes ready to capture the glory of the season! There is so much beauty to look forward to!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7 pm. Hope to see you there! The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon

Gregory M. Dearth was born in Dayton, Ohio, 1949. After graduating with a BFA from Ohio University in 1971, he went on to work as a designer and illustrator and photographer. As a freelance illustrator, he worked for many Fortune 500 companies as a member of Scott Hull Associates. In the late 1990’s he moved full time into fine art painting. Portrait painting became his main focus, going on to study with K. C. Wells, Judith Carducci, and the notable Nelson Shanks at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. Figurative art, Still Life and Landscapes are all genres he participates in. For the past 10 years he has taught portrait and figure drawing at Rosewood Art Center in Kettering. His presentation at the Fairborn Art Association will be “Direct Painting and the Power of Line. How to start a painting on the right foot and avoid popular mistakes.” Greg will demonstrate in oil, but will try to relate observations to all mediums. Questions are welcomed.

Monday Watercolor Class and Thursday Paint In Group will have their art exhibition for the month of October. Artists who will show their work are: Shirlee Bauer, Peggy Bowman, Marti Davenport, Pat Dunker, Mary Foreman, Doriann Fusco, Connie Gifford, Misuk Goltz, Carole Janning, Theresa Meyer, Barbara Olekas, Susie Scott, Pat Tallman, and more. Gallery will be open for the public on Sundays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 1-4 pm. Reception for the opening is TBA.

The 2015 FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL is history and early reports indicate it was a successful event. Our many craft and food vendors and advertisers who provide the event financial support left feeling good about their participation. Boy Scout Troop #72 from the First Presbyterian Church handled raising of the flag of the United States of America and the Fairborn High School Marching Band and Color Guard led the opening ceremonies, playing our national anthem, and managed the trash generated by the event and supported the Lions Club food concession; The Rona Missionary Church in Fairborn managed the parking; Steve Hess managed the Ohio Volkssport Association Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Volkswalk; Upper Valley Amateur Radio Club communicated internationally about the festival; Gary Johnson managed the entertainment for the festival; Bill Gazzerro and the Fairborn Knights of Columbus managed the sweet corn eating contest – Kroger donated the gift cards given to the contestants; Loren Red guided the volunteers who marked the field; Sue Red and Lori Luckner handled the vendor registration and sweet corn festival website; Roger Browning handled the highly successful watermelon booth along with a group of FAA volunteers; Dora Lawson managed the sweet corn festival information booklet along with FAA volunteer sales associates; Robert Beireis managed the publicity for the event throughout the year; Cheryl Miracle as committee secretary kept track of our formal meetings throughout the year. The ribbon cutting was done by Queen Ellen Sloane-Farthing and King Leroy Farthing among other duties.

Finally we thank President Sandy Kinnamon and her FAA Board along with all the FAA members who volunteered to help make the event the success it is! Submitted by Warren K Brown, Chair, Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee

This watercolor workshop, presented by the Fairborn Art Association, will be Monday through Thursday, November 2 to 5, 2015, from 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 Ave., Fairborn, OH. In this 4-day workshop, participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value, and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed. Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line, and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials. Nationally and internationally recognized artist Mark Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, DF, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master, and the Watercolor West. Mark has won many major awards in juried exhibitions across the world, including Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Co. Award from American Watercolor Society. He is also an author of Creative Watercolor Workshop, published by North Light Books, and many instructional DVDs by Creative Catalyst Productions, as well as Artists Network Productions. Fees for this workshop are $230 for FAA member; $250 for non-member. 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 October 1, 2015. For questions or more information, call or text Yuki at 937-679-2464, or email A flyer with the registration form is available at the Gallery or on our website .

Attachment: Mark Meheffey workshop registration form II

It’s that time again; to get ready for the Members Holiday Fine Art & Craft Show. This year you will have the same ID number as you had last year. The number must be included on each price tag. If you are new or can’t remember last year’s number, please let me know and I’ll get it for you. At the October and November meetings, we will be passing around signup sheets to help set-up and decorate the gallery, as well as for sitting in the gallery during the sale. If you cannot attend the meetings, you may call me. 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 and will be available on our website so you can get started on your lists. Please call gayle Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.

Attachment No. 1: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet1

Attachment No. 2: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet2

One of Misuk Goltz’s painting, “Tim, Storyteller,” was accepted into the International Watercolor Annual Exhibition this year, hosted by the National Watercolor Society. The opening of the show is on October 24 at San Pedro NWS gallery in California. NWS invited Misuk to be juried in for their signature membership. Three extra paintings were shipped to NWS and they are being juried now. Misuk needs a ton of well wishes.

Some sad news. Ros Nichols passed away on May 17, 2015, in Springfield, OH. Roz and her husband Del are long-time members of the Fairborn Art Association and active participants in the Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale. Del said that he will miss Roz greatly. We send our condolences to Del.

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the October meeting: Sheryl Scott, Ginni Roche, Mary Cargan, Jean Lutz, Clarice Moore, Judy Belvo, Bonnie Kuntz, Shirlee Bauer, Connie Gifford, and Linda Owen. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 7 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 19, 2015. Please email your articles to or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.