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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

We hope you will join us at our October 4th meeting. We will have one of our own presenting our demo. We have so much talent within our group. It is a pleasure to get to know our talented artists better. Sheryl Scott does beautiful quilling and decorates it with many different art mediums and will have a very interesting presentation, so do come. Our Board meeting will start at the regular time of 6 pm and the meeting starts at 7 pm. Maybe it will feel like fall by then.

As ever yours,

Louise Jackson

My desire to be an artist started when I was just a child watching my father draw cartoons. He was asked to work at the Walt Disney Studios as a cartoonist but he turned it down. I didn’t really take art seriously until after 9/11 and I quit my medical assisting job. I had been doing that for 28 years. I felt it was time to give my creative side its reins! I decided to start creating handmade greeting cards. This is how I learned about quilling. I researched it, bought books, and self-taught myself how to do quilling. A few years later I found an art shop in Beavercreek. I learned more about art and taught quilling classes there. I also learned how to do colored pencil and watercolor projects. After the art shop closed, I was lucky enough to find Tom Kinarney. He has been extremely helpful teaching me about colored pencil. I also am learning from Joanne VonSossan. Between the two I have learned quite a bit. I was lucky enough to find the FAA. I am learning from some wonderful watercolor artists here.
My accomplishments include: a quilled peacock on display at George Washington’s mansion in West Virginia; a gallery showing of my quilled art at Wright State University; multiple quilled “Sun Art” pieces shown on the CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood Show. I have won awards for my colored pencil, watercolor, and quilled art in the FAA and Miamisburg art shows.

35th Annual Fairborn Sweet corn Festival
We are pleased to report that the 35th annual sweet corn festival was successful. We had some minor weather issues after 3 pm on Saturday but business was brisk up till 3 and then rebounded nicely on Sunday. We thank all the volunteers that helped make this event the success it was. Next year’s festival will be August 19 & 20, 2017, so when making your summer plans for next year leave some time to help with the festival. The funds generated from the festival are a major source of FAA operating funds and your volunteer time is critical to continuing the success of this event! Our first committee meeting for the 36th annual sweet corn festival is scheduled for October 25th at 7 pm in the FAA room–anyone interested is welcome to attend! We will provide a financial breakdown when all the details are worked out. …Submitted by Warren K. Brown, Chair.

From November 1 to November 3, 2016, the Fairborn Art Association will be hosting Anne Abgott for a 3-day workshop. I recently took a class from her in Florida and found her to be an outstanding teacher with great ideas and innovations to bring a colorful, award winning touch to your watercolor painting. Cost for the 3-day classes will be $250 for members, $270 for non-members. A $40 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. A minimum of 10 students is required. A registration form is attached.

Anne began painting in oils as a child and was mentored by Alexander Luke, one of the premier Canadian artists. She moved to Florida in 1998 and began working in watercolor. She is very influenced by the light and color she finds in Florida, and she has honed her skills with many, many hours of painting. She has found an art-rich environment in Florida and feels that the encouragement and friendship of the local artists are a big part of her success. She is an acclaimed mentor and true master teacher. She has been an “art mom” to her students, and many have gone on to become accomplished and award-winning artists themselves. She has conducted over 100 workshops and is in demand as a juror for many exhibitions. Her latest contract is with the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, or WAS-H, for a workshop and judging their upcoming National Show in 2016. Anne has achieved Signature status in seven National Watercolor Societies, not including the holy grail for watercolorists: AWS and NWS. You are invited to visit her website at for examples of her work and a more extensive resume. For additional information about this workshop, please contact Pat Dunker at

Attachment: Anne Abgott registration (xps file)

Attachment: Anne Abgott registration (pdf file)

Members if you are interested in being the featured artist of the moth please let me know. We have an opening for next year. Please call gayle Beireis at 937-390-1992 or email


Vessels, Vistas, & Visions – Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
FAA members Shirley DeLaet will have 30 oil paintings and Pamela Ridenour will have 30 pieces of pottery, along with 30 oil paintings by Donna Pierce Clark in this exhibit running from October 7 to November 27. Opening Reception is Sunday, October 9, 2–4 pm. The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main Street, Troy OH 45373, Phone 937-339-0457. Hours: Monday 7–9 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 am–9 pm; Saturday 9 am–5 pm; Sunday 1–5 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Several local artist have been selected to have a watermedia painting in the 39th Annual Juried Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Watercolor Ohio 2016, at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Those selected include: Sharon Stolzenberger, Elizabeth (Bette) Martin, Karen Benedetti, Connie Gifford, Yuki Hall, Leonard Williams, James Lefebvre, Shirley Harbaugh, Jan Holladay Scheuber, Peggy Trimble, and Jean Vance. The exhibition will open on October 27, 2016 and run through January 7, 2017. An opening reception by the Ohio Watercolor Society will be held on October 29, 2015 starting at 1 pm. Sponsored by the Ohio Watercolor Society, a non-profit fine arts organization, this highly competitive juried show annually attracts entries from the entire state of Ohio and areas along its boundaries. Chosen for the exhibition were 80 paintings from 263 entries submitted by 160 artists. A nationally recognized juror from outside Ohio juries the show. This year’s juror of selection and awards was Carrie Burns Brown of Greenville, South Carolina. Brown is a nationally known teacher and award-winning watercolorist. An exhibition of 40 works including all of the award winners will tour the state of Ohio following the conclusion of the full exhibition at the Riffe Gallery. Nearly 400 Ohio artists are signature or associate members of the Ohio Watercolor Society, which was established in 1978 to further the stature of aqueous painting as a major art medium and to assist in the education of Ohio artists and the general public. Congratulations to our members who were among those selected and especially to member Bette Martin who was awarded the United Art and Education Co. and Ohio Watercolor Society Choice Award for her painting “Arrangement.”

Yellow Springs Sketch Crawl—Sunday, October 2nd, 11 am–pm
Spend a morning walking with your sketchbook, pen/ pencil/watercolors with a group of other artists. We’ll stop six times to do 15-minute sketches capturing the buildings, trees, streets, and public spaces of downtown Yellow Springs. From 11 am–1 pm, Sketching Downtown Village Life. We’ll meet at 11 am in front of the Winds Wine Cellar, 209 Xenia Ave. From 1–3, The Crawl ends at the Yellow Springs Brewery. Artist and friends can meet for beer, share sketches, and talk about the experience. The Yellow Springs Brewery is donating $1.00 to the YS Arts Council for every beer bought from 1–3. How sweet is that! If you don’t want to Sketch, but want to support the Arts in Yellow Springs, come have a beer at the Yellow Springs Brewery from 1–3 on October 2nd.The Yellow Springs Brewery is located at 305 N. Walnut Street.

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the October meeting: Carole Janning, Jean Lutz, Cass Barth, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, Cheryl Miracle, JoAnne Rumple. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, October 17, 2016. Please email your articles to or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.