Fairborn Art Association News

March 2017 Newsletter

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Dear FAA Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Why is it so difficult for an artist to select colors for walls in their house. It takes me months to make a decision and I end up with lots of painted poster boards and little sample jars of paint. Perhaps it is because we want every painting we have to look perfect on the color. Therefore I end up with pretty neutral colors. After having 8 rooms painted, my husband and I feel like we just moved again for the 16th time. Some people go to Florida in the winter. It really is a better choice. Hopefully you have been painting on anything except walls and are getting ready for our spring show. We hope to see you all at our March meeting on March 7 at 7:00. Board meeting will be at 6:00.

Louise Jackson

President

MARCH SPEAKER—Intuitive Interpretations by Rob Weingartner

Rob will show how he uses a photo, then interprets it into a painting using acrylics and other mediums.

Background:  A graduate of Central Academy of Commercial Art, for over 30 years I have been an Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I’ve developed sales collateral, product and package design, characters and rendered illustrations from concept to finish mostly for the children and tween markets. As an illustrator I painted on demand for a variety of products and clients. I also spent a lot of time fixing and making revisions on other artists work, but as time went on most of the work was designed and illustrated on the computer. At first I loved the computer and what it could do for illustration and the production of packaging and products. Then as time went by I began to miss what I became an artist for. I missed the craftsmanship by hand, the feel of a brush. To pursue that need or want, I began silversmithing and stone cutting. For the past 20 years I have worked as a jeweler/silversmith and lapidary artist doing fine art shows and selling my work to galleries. I still did a few paintings a year and some freelance illustration and design, but the metalsmithing had been all consuming for over 20 years. Three years ago my wife and I had a life changing experience. There was a fire, we got out, but lost everything except our vehicles and garage. I found an old box of acrylic paints stored in our garage, so I started to paint.

Interpretations:  For the first time in my career as an artist I decided to paint what I wanted to paint. Most of my paintings and portfolios were burned in the fire, what did I really have left to lose. The new paintings were meant to be direct. I started with a brush and black paint. I love Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, I painted birds, landscapes, and flowers working on the play of light and color with direct techniques and spontaneity. These paintings are what I wanted to paint, what I saw around me and in my neighbor’s gardens. After a long time of not really painting, I wanted to see if something unique would happen. One painting evolving from the last. I have a lot of paintings to go, this is the start.                                              …Submitted by Rob Weingartner

For a more extensive biography and photos of Rob and his artwork, click on the attachment.

Attachment:  Weingartner Bio (pdf document)

ON WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Start planning for our spring workshop. Suzanna Winton will be the instructor for our spring workshop to be held May 1–4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. For more than 18 years, Suzanna Winton has captured the essence of the human soul through her watercolor portraits. She is the recipient of over 30 awards and has been featured in many national publications. These publications include Splash 6, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Basics, and Watercolor Artist. The staff of The Artist’s Magazine lists her as “an artist on the rise and one of 20 artists who we believe are destined to be master painters of the future” (01/04). Suzanna is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. Suzanna has become nationally known for her informative watercolor portrait workshops. Through these workshops and encouragement from her students, colleagues, friends, and family, Suzanna was lead to write Realistic Watercolor Portraits. It is her desire that this book will help all artists paint portraits with ease by unlocking the secrets to portrait painting. Suzanna Winton’s watercolor paintings capture the personality and “Human” history of each of her carefully chosen subjects. Children’s portrait commissions are also one of Suzanna’s specialties. Visit her website at www.suzannawintonwatercolors.com.  Additional information and a registration form for Suzanna’s workshop is available in the Gallery and is attached.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  suzanna-winton-registration-form (pdf document)

 SAVE THE DATES!  Our FAA Members Fine Art Show is coming up in May. We will need all hands on deck to help take in artwork, hang the show, sit with the Gallery and provide refreshments on Sundays, and be available on pick up dates, as well as someone to place our signs around Fairborn advertising the show. We’ll pass around sign-up sheets to help out at the March and April meetings. The Prospectus will be available in the Gallery and is attached. Some dates to be kept in mind:

Registration:  Tuesday, April 25, 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, April 26 from 1 to 3 pm

Show Opening and Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 21 from 4 to 5 pm and Monday, May 22 from noon to 1:30 pm

Time to get your artwork ready and let your family and friends know to come on Sundays in May to see the beautiful artwork.  May 14 is Mother’s Day. Take your mother to lunch or dinner and stop in so she can see your art work!                                                                                                                       …Submitted by Billie Dickson

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2017 (pdf document)

VIDEO SYSTEM FOR DEMOS

We have a new video system in our Gallery. It was first used for last month’s demo by Nita Leland and she had nothing but praise for it. No more straining to see the old mirror. The camera can be aimed on the demonstrator’s hand and artwork and it electronically sends the picture to the enormous TV screen which can be seen by everyone in the main Gallery room. Instructors can also use the system. But please do not try to use the system unless you have been trained. Thanks to Roger Browning for his diligent search and setup of this great new tool.

PAINTING ATMOSPHERE IN WATERCOLOR with Yuki Hall

Yuki Hall will be teaching an 8-week long watercolor class Painting Atmosphere in Watercolor at FAA Gallery starting March 1. The class will meet every Wednesday from 9:30–12:30 until April 26. In this 8-week course, you will learn how to transform an ordinary scene into an atmospheric watercolor painting which will deliver an emotional impact to the viewers. Yuki will guide you through the way to paint boldly, bringing out the true quality of watercolor, such as spontaneity, freshness, and fluidity. The fundamental concepts and techniques of watercolor will also be covered. Strong emphasis will be placed on the importance of a pre-planning stage as well as effective use of strong tonal value pattern and edge qualities. Yuki Hall is an impressionistic watercolor artist known for her spontaneous and loose approach to working with the medium by emphasizing simplified compositions and economy of brush strokes. The cost for this 8-week session is $105. To learn more about Yuki, visit her website at www.yukihallfineart.com.  A registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached.  For any questions regarding this course, contact Yuki at yukihallfineart@gmail.com, or call 937- 426-7229.

Attachment:  Painting Atmosphere in Watercolor (pdf document)

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP with Yuki Hall

Decorative Artists Guild of Southwest Ohio (DAGSO) will be hosting a 1-day watercolor workshop with Yuki Hall on March 18th at We Care Arts in Kettering. By completing an impressionistic Venice scene, students will learn how to simplify a complex subject matter and work with an effective tonal values pattern. The importance of expressive edge quality and various techniques for creating depth will also be covered. To register or for more information regarding this workshop, please contact Barbara Olekas at 937-855-6590,  bolekas@fairpoint.net.

PAINT ALL DAY with Louise Jackson

Louise will be offering her watercolor class on Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27, 2017, from 10 am to 3:30 pm. All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. All paintings are new. Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $115 cost for all 3 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting, and written instructions. Supply List to come.  Classes will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, OH 45324 (in rear of senior housing). Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan, and Hawaii. She is a signature member of WOWS, DSPS, and is a Master Decorative Artist. A deposit of $25 is required. Please send it to: Louise Jackson, 68 Scarborough Village Dr., Centerville, OH 45458. For additional information, please call Louise at 937-886-5238. A registration form is attached.

Attachment:  Paint all Day 10 (Word document)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Western Ohio Watercolor Society will be hosting its 43rd Annual Members show, “Watercolor Works” from March 4 through September 24 at Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, OH.  Artist reception will be held on March 12, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm with award ceremony at 3 pm.

Yuki Hall had her painting “Rainy Day in Kyoto” accepted into 41st National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA).  Exhibition will run from May 6 to August 6 at Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, WI. Congratulations to Yuki.

LIBBY RUDOLF WATERCOLORS AT WHEAT PENNY

Libby will have watercolor paintings on display from December through March at Wheat Penny Oven and Bar. She will be showing scenes from nature and town and imagination. Location of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar is 515 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH 937-496-5208. For additional information, contact Libby Rudolf at 937-767-1068 or email Rudolf@gmail.com.

WEBSITE NOTES

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 written permission (check boxes on membership form) to display your artwork and/or any photo of you (individually or in a group) on the website.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the March 2017 meeting:  Nancy Draves, Carol Collett, Anna Mae Brown, Irene Ferriman, Barbara Arnold, Tom Kinarney, Theresa Mayer, Cheryl Miracle, Judy Belvo, Clarice Moore, Ed Vance. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 20, 2017. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

 

 

Paint All Day with Louise Jackson

Louise Jackson is offering her watercolor classes from 10 am to 3:30 pm on three Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27, 2017.

All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. All paintings new. Supply list to come

Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $115 cost of all 3 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting and written instructions. 

Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan and Hawaii. She is a signature member of W.O.W.S., D.S.P.S., and is a Master Decorative Artist. 

Classes held at the Fairborn Central Bldg., Home of F.A.A., 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, OH 45324 (In rear of senior center)

Deposit of $25 required. Send to: Louise Jackson, 68 Scarborough Village Dr., Centerville, Oh. 45458, Ph. 937-886-5238.

Attachment:  Paint all Day 10

February 2017 Newsletter

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Dear FAA Member and Patrons,

As we finish out January, I am grateful for very little snow. I hope you have had some time to paint even without being snowed in. Keep your cameras handy because February may change all of that. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting on February 7th. Our presenter will be Nita Leland. I am sure you will find her to be informative and motivating. We also hope you will come early to shop or sell your extra art supplies. Read more about this below. Meeting is at 7:00 on Feb. 7th. Sale starts at 5:30. Board meets at 6:30. Stay warm.

Your President,

Louise Jackson

BAD WEATHER MEETING CANCELLATION

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.

SPEAKER FOR FEBRUARY MEETING—NITA LELAND

Nita Leland will be presenting a slide show to illustrate her use of color and her own color wheel designs. Nita is a native of Dayton and a graduate of Fairview High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein College and has continued her studies in “more than 70 classes and workshops in watercolor, drawing, design, and applied arts.  …”  Nita started her art career in 1970 in a YMCA watercolor painting class, and now she travels throughout the United States and Canada as a professional artist, teacher, author, lecturer, and juror. Locally, she was an instructor at Riverbend Art Center from 1973-1995 and has been teaching at Hithergreen Center from 2002 to the present. She was an advisor to the North Light Art School home study course from 1986-1992. She was an instructor in Watercolor Painting at Sinclair Community College from 1991-1993. She has been a consultant to manufacturers of art materials and schools from 1983 to the present.

Designer and manufacturer of Nita Leland™ Color Scheme Selector and a featured artist in Exploring Color Workshop videos, Nita is the author of or contributor to more than 13 books and videos. Her latest book, Exploring Color Workshop, 30th Anniversary Edition, with New Exercises, Lessons and Step-by-Step Demonstrations, was published by North Light Books in 2016. She is also the author of many articles on color and collage which have been published in artists’ magazines and newsletters. Nita has had numerous solo shows as well as small group shows for over 20 years. She has had more than 200 paintings accepted in juried shows since 1973 and won more than 40 awards. Her work is in many hospitals and private homes and in several corporations throughout the U.S. and abroad. An expanded biography for Nita is attached.

Attachment:  Nita Leland Biography

MEMBERS’ ART SUPPLY SALE COMING IN FEBRUARY!

Your home or studio is awash in art supplies – paints, pencils, pens, brushes, sketchbooks, papers, brayers, easels, books, DVDs, framing materials, etc. – that you don’t use and are unlikely to use in this lifetime – or they make you pause and ask, “Why did I buy this?!” – or you’ve advanced beyond them – or used them and thought, “Yuck. What was I thinking?!”  If this sounds familiar, a remedy awaits.  FAA is scheduling an “art supply sale” for February 7, starting at 5:30 and ending just before the FAA meeting.  If weather forces cancellation of the February meeting, the sale will move to March’s meeting date, same time.  So, gather all the art supplies you can bear to part with, price them, and bring them to the sale. We’ll have tables set up for your stash – please RSVP if you plan to sell, so we have enough tables.  You are responsible for selling your own stash – bring small change – and decide whether you will accept checks!  Art (framed, unframed, card sets, etc) is not part of this sale. Questions?  Contact Peggy Bowman, pegbowman@icloud.com or 937-427-2191 (home) or 937-654-6313 (cell).

SUZANNA WINTON WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Start planning for our spring workshop. Suzanna Winton will be the instructor for our spring workshop to be held May 1–4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. For more than 18 years, Suzanna Winton has captured the essence of the human soul through her watercolor portraits. She is the recipient of over 30 awards and has been featured in many national publications. These publications include Splash 6, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Basics, and Watercolor Artist. The staff of The Artist’s Magazine lists her as “an artist on the rise and one of 20 artists who we believe are destined to be master painters of the future” (01/04). Suzanna is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. Suzanna has become nationally known for her informative watercolor portrait workshops. Through these workshops and encouragement from her students, colleagues, friends, and family, Suzanna was lead to write Realistic Watercolor Portraits. It is her desire that this book will help all artists paint portraits with ease by unlocking the secrets to portrait painting. Suzanna Winton’s watercolor paintings capture the personality and “Human” history of each of her carefully chosen subjects. Children’s portrait commissions are also one of Suzanna’s specialties. Visit her website at www.suzannawintonwatercolors.com.  Additional information and a registration form for Suzanna’s workshop is available in the Gallery and is attached.    …Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: suzanna-winton-registration-form (pdf file)

SAVE THE DATES!  Our FAA Members Fine Art Show is coming up in May. We will need all hands on deck to help take in artwork, hang the show, sit with the Gallery and provide refreshments on Sundays, and be available on pick up dates, as well as someone to place our signs around Fairborn advertising the show. We’ll pass around sign-up sheets to help out at the March and April meetings. The Prospectus will be ready in March, but here are some dates to keep in mind:

  • Registration:  Tuesday, April 25, 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, April 26 from 1 to 3 pm
  • Show Opening and Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm at our May meeting
  • Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Pick Up:  Sunday, May 21 from 4 to 5 pm and Monday, May 22 from noon to 1:30 pm

Time to get your artwork ready and let your family and friends know to come on Sundays in May to see the beautiful artwork.  May 14 is Mother’s Day. Take your mother to lunch or dinner and stop in so she can see your art work!   …Submitted by Billie Dickson

COLORED PENCIL/PEN & INK with Tom Kinarney

Need a change of pace? Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use and dramatic, beautiful results. This 8-week session at the FAA gallery begins Tuesday, February 7 thru March 28 from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Cost is $70 for the session. Tom also has a class Friday mornings in Vandalia. If interested in any of these you may contact him at 236-1959 or at ktomjulie@yahoo.com

PAINTING ATMOSPHERE IN WATERCOLOR with Yuki Hall

Yuki Hall will be teaching an 8-week long watercolor class Painting Atmosphere in Watercolor at FAA Gallery starting March 1. The class will meet every Wednesday from 9:30–12:30 until April 26. In this 8-week course, you will learn how to transform an ordinary scene into an atmospheric watercolor painting which will deliver an emotional impact to the viewers. Yuki will guide you through the way to paint boldly, bringing out the true quality of watercolor, such as spontaneity, freshness, and fluidity. The fundamental concepts and techniques of watercolor will also be covered. Strong emphasis will be placed on the importance of a pre-planning stage as well as effective use of strong tonal value pattern and edge qualities. Yuki Hall is an impressionistic watercolor artist known for her spontaneous and loose approach to working with the medium by emphasizing simplified compositions and economy of brush strokes. The cost for this 8-week session is $105. To learn more about Yuki, visit her website at www.yukihallfineart.com.  A registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached.  For any questions regarding this course, contact Yuki at yukihallfineart@gmail.com, or call 937- 426-7229.

Attachment:  Painting Atmosphere in Watercolor (Word file)

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP with Yuki Hall

Decorative Artists Guild of Southwest Ohio (DAGSO) will be hosting a 1-day watercolor workshop with Yuki Hall on March 18th at We Care Arts in Kettering. By completing an impressionistic Venice scene, students will learn how to simplify a complex subject matter and work with an effective tonal values pattern. The importance of expressive edge quality and various techniques for creating depth will also be covered. To register or for more information regarding this workshop, please contact Barbara Olekas at 937-855-6590,  bolekas@fairpoint.net.

LIBBY RUDOLF WATERCOLORS AT WHEAT PENNY

Libby will have watercolor paintings on display from December through March at Wheat Penny Oven and Bar. She will be showing scenes from nature and town and imagination. Location of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar is 515 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH 937-496-5208. For additional information, contact Libby Rudolf at 937-767-1068 or email Rudolf@gmail.com.

NANCY DRAVES SHOW

Perhaps you all know already, but in case not, Nancy Draves had the reception for her art show at the Miamisburg Art Gallery Saturday, Jan. 21 starting at 1 pm. The show runs through January.

MARY JO WHITE POETRY BOOK

Congratulations to Mary Jo White on the publication of her book of poetry, How the Universe Says Yes to Me. The book (by MJ Wertham White) will be available in April 2017 from Main Street Rag online bookstore. Featured on the cover of the book is a painting on Yupo Mary Jo did in Louise Jackson’s class in June 2016. You can contact Mary Jo at mjwhite@woh.rr.com.  Right now, the book is available for pre-ordering online at quite a savings. Here’s a link directly to the author’s page where, if you wish, you can pre-order (or go to Samples to read a few poems): http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/?product=how-the-universe-says-yes-to-me.

ARTICLES ON ARTISTS NETWORK
Interesting article about Vincent van Gogh,”How Van Gogh Saw the Color Wheel,” on Artists Network Week in Review (email dated January 14, 2017). Also, on Artists Network.tv Instruction (email dated January 15, 2017), a new DVD by Anne Abgott, “Watercolor Techniques for Daring Color.”

WEBSITE NOTES

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need some volunteers to bring snacks to the February meeting. Please call Clarice Moore at 937-879-7640. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly,

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 20, 2017. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

 

Colored Pencil, Pen & Ink with Tom Kinarney

Need a change of pace? Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use & dramatic, beautiful results. This 8-week session at the FAA gallery begins Tuesday, February 7 thru March 28 from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Cost is $70 for the session. Tom also has a class Friday mornings in Vandalia. If interested in any of these, you may contact him at 236-1959 or at ktomjulie@yahoo.com

Members’ Art Supply Sale

Your home or studio is awash in art supplies – paints, pencils, pens, brushes, sketchbooks, papers, brayers, easels, books, DVDs, framing materials, etc. – that you don’t use and are unlikely to use in this lifetime – or they make you pause and ask, “Why did I buy this?!” – or you’ve advanced beyond them – or used them and thought, “Yuck.  What was I thinking?!”

If this sounds familiar, a remedy awaits.  FAA is scheduling an “art supply sale” for February 7, 2017 starting at 5:30 and ending just before the FAA meeting at 7:00 pm.  If weather forces cancellation of the February meeting, the sale will move to March’s meeting date at the same time.  So gather all the art supplies you can bear to part with, price them, and bring them to the sale.   We’ll have tables set up for your stash; please RSVP if you plan to sell, so we have enough tables.  You are responsible for selling your own stash – bring small change – and decide whether you will accept checks!

Art (framed, unframed, card sets, etc) is not part of this sale.  Questions?  Contact Peggy Bowman, pegbowman@icloud.com or 937-427-2191 (home) or 937-654-6313 (cell).

December 2016 Newsletter

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Dear FAA members, patrons and friends,

I am hoping that you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the Christmas season. Do any of you do paintings that are just for the holidays? Years ago I started with some poinsettias and have added angels, Santa’s, a nativity. and a few other things. I love to take down some of the regular paintings and change them out for the holidays. If you need some inspiration, just look around at some of your own decorations. You may find some interesting subjects. I hope you will join us for our annual Christmas party at 7:00 on Dec. 6. There will be no Board meeting this month.

Louise Jackson
President

DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY
Come join us on Tuesday, December 6th for the Annual Holiday Party. Bring a guest if you want. This is a time for food, fun, and fellowship. If you are interested in participating in the Holiday Gift Exchange, please bring a wrapped gift (no more than $10 value) and plan to have a great evening.

The way the Gift Exchange happens is: Each person participating will draw a number available at the desk. The person with number 1 will open a gift; the person with number 2 can either steal the gift or open another one; number 3 can steal or open a gift; etc. After each person gets a choice, 2 steals are allowed and then the third person must go back to the tree. Also, in each round the same gift cannot be stolen more than once. Once everyone is done, the person with number 1 can exchange their gift with anyone they choose. If you plan on participating, plan on staying the entire time because you cannot participate if you need to leave early. It is unfair to the others that you leave with a gift before the game is over.

Also, plan on bringing a food dish to share with everyone. We always have a great time and enjoy watching the items change hands and enjoy the many delicious foods. …Submitted by Lori Luckner

SUZANNA WINTON WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Start planning for our spring workshop. Suzanna Winton will be the instructor for our spring workshop to be held May 1–4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. For more than 18 years, Suzanna Winton has captured the essence of the human soul through her watercolor portraits. She is the recipient of over 30 awards and has been featured in many national publications. These publications include Splash 6, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Basics, and Watercolor Artist. The staff of The Artist’s Magazine lists her as “an artist on the rise and one of 20 artists who we believe are destined to be master painters of the future” (01/04). Suzanna is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. Suzanna has become nationally known for her informative watercolor portrait workshops. Through these workshops and encouragement from her students, colleagues, friends, and family, Suzanna was lead to write Realistic Watercolor Portraits. It is her desire that this book will help all artists paint portraits with ease by unlocking the secrets to portrait painting. Suzanna Winton’s watercolor paintings capture the personality and “Human” history of each of her carefully chosen subjects. Children’s portrait commissions are also one of Suzanna’s specialties. Visit her website at www.suzannawintonwatercolors.com. Additional information will be forthcoming and a registration form for Suzanna’s workshop is attached.
…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: suzanna-winton-registration-form (pdf file)

Attachment: suzanna-winton-registration-form (xps file)

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
The Sweet Corn Festival Committee will meet Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Gallery. Please come to this meeting to help plan this event. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated to make the Festival a success.

THURSDAY PAINT-IN WATERCOLOR ARTISTS
Due to the holidays, the Thursday Paint-In Group will not meet until after the holidays and is scheduled to resume January 5, 2017 unless weather conditions prevent us from meeting. If the Fairborn schools are closed, we will not meet. Our meetings take place at the FAA Gallery and doors open about 9:00 am with painting from 9:30 am till 12:30 pm. Casual painting time includes all levels of watercolor artists, each working on their own painting. Our group have a wide variety of different skill levels and everyone is happy to help together to provide support for each other. Occasionally a group critique is held in which everyone is asked to participate with one painting or value sketch to receive help. For each 8 weeks, we collect $20 to help pay for the FAA fees for use of the beautiful gallery and the purchase of snacks to help jump start the creative juices. If you are interested in meeting with a watercolor group, please contact Shirlee Bauer or Connie Gifford for more details.
…Submitted by Connie Gifford

FRIDAY PAINT-IN GROUP
Our Friday FAA paint-in group is looking for people who would enjoy working once a week with other artists. Any medium is welcome. We meet at 10:00 am, break for lunch at noon (mostly brown bag), and wind up around 1:30 to 2:00 pm. Fee is $2.00 per week which goes to FAA to pay for heat and lights. Call Rose Schultz at 937-866-8862 or me, Billie Dickson, at 937-427-7525 to verify we are painting on a given Friday. Looking forward to seeing you there. …Submitted by Billie Dickson

IN THE GALLERY
The Fairborn Art Association is available to members to exhibit their artwork as Artist of the Month for the months of February, April, September, October, and November during 2017. The show may be a single artist or a group of artists. You must be willing to set up your own show and sit with the show whenever the Gallery is open for the show (usually on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm). Please contact gayle Beireis at artwoman2@att.net or 937-390-1992 for information and scheduling a show.

Also, Any teachers planning to have classes in the Gallery, please contact gayle Beireis so she can get you set up.

LOST ANNE ABGOTT BOOK
Someone picked up Anne’s International Artist book with the article about her at our November meeting. We assume they thought it was one of the magazines that they could take, but Anne would like to have it back. Will you please return it to FAA, no questions asked, so we can get it back to her. She’s been very gracious about it but really would like to have it.

WEBSITE NOTES
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.

LOCAL NEWS

Libby Rudolf Exhibiting in Springfield
Libby Rudolf’s exhibit “Watercolor Delights” continues through December 4, 2016, at the Seasons Bistro and Grill in Springfield, OH. Libby paints primarily watercolors and is especially drawn to nature, light and color, water and townscapes. All are welcome to visit the show which is hung in keeping with the host space. Libby studied art in college and regularly attends watercolor and oil workshops to continue to build skills. She has exhibited paintings in Yellow Springs and surrounds for about 20 years. Libby is a member of FAA.

Special Christmas Open House Sunday, December 4 from 1-3 at the 1854 Hertzler House (located in George Rogers Park). One Starry Night features a clever quiz using angels, lots of holiday decorations, and heavenly refreshments served while listening to beautiful harp music. Come and enjoy – it’s free (but donations are appreciated). …Submitted by Barb Arnold

Dan Knepper is featured in Watercolor Artist magazine’s 2016 “Ones to Watch” in their December 2016 issue. The issue just came out and this is quite an accomplishment. Dan is a local artist; his website is www.danknepperart.weebly.com/ …Submitted by Connie Gifford

REMINDERS
For our December party, each person attending is asked to bring a food dish to share with everyone. Please remember that our parties are well attended (about 50-60 members and guests) and plan accordingly.

We do not meet in January. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 7, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 23, 2016. Meanwhile, if you have any news you would like to announce to our members, it can be posted on our website anytime. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

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Thu 27

Thursday Paint-In

July 27 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Friday Painters

July 28 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Come to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Aug 15 & 16