Fairborn Art Association News

Libby Rudolf and Diana Hoke Show

Libby Rudolf and Diana Hoke have a show entitled ‘Watercolors at the Winds Cafe’ on exhibit now thru July 1, 2018. The Artist Reception is Sunday, June 3, 6-8 pm. The Winds Cafe is on the corner of Corry Street and Xenia Avenue.

MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

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 Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Spring has not sprung yet. Today we had snow again. Maybe by our May meeting we will have spring weather so we can get rid of our winter clothes and ice scrapers and enjoy the evening. Our speaker that night will be the artist who will be the instructor for the spring workshop, Lian Quan Zhen. Hope to see you all there on May 1, 2018, at 7 pm. The Board will meet at 6 pm. I am still looking for replacement for me to mark fields for the Sweet Corn Festival. Please volunteer if you can.

Loren Red

President

MAY SPEAKER— LIAN QUAN ZHEN

Lian Quan Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1st FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members’ Show. Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books. He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as a hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has had many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings. His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in the US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice, and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes, and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide.

SPRING WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

One of the reasons Fairborn Art Association exists is to bring nationally known artists to present workshops for our members to improve or begin their watercolor skills. May’s workshop from May 2 to May 4 features Lian Quan Zhen, an internationally known artist. I’ve never seen any of his workshops not be overbooked; however we still have some openings. Lian will be doing two paintings with the class: one a landscape and one an animal. His supplies list is on his website (use the list for regular watercolor painting, not Chinese painting). This is a must if you enjoy watercolor painting. For additional information on his workshops and a list of art supplies, see http://www.lianspainting.com/workshops.htm . Please send your deposit of $40 and registration soon.  The workshop costs only $250 for members and $275 for non-members.  Full payment is due April 23rd. A flyer/registration form is available in our Gallery and on our website www.fairbornart.org. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com for registration and more information.

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (pdf file)

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (open document file)

2018 MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW

Just a reminder that entries for the Spring Show will be accepted on Wednesday, April 25, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens at our meeting on Tuesday, May 1, where prizes will be awarded. Please bring your art ready to hang. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. The prospectus is available in our Gallery and on our website at www.fairbornart.org.

Registration:  Wednesday, April 25 from 12 noon to 5 pm

Show Opening and Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 1, 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 6, 13, and 20 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 20 from 4 to 6 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery and bring light snacks, I will see that one person in your group has a key to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave. Please check with me when you register your art to make sure who has the key. Light snacks could be cookies or cheese & crackers, or chips & salsa, and a punch or lemonade or something similar. Feel free to bring your artwork to work on while you are there.

Please invite your friends and family to come see the show, and hopefully find a piece of art they would like to hang in their home or office. If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, please contact Billie Dickson, Show Chair, by e-mail at dicksrb2@aol.com, or by text or phone at 937-902-6410. Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!                                    …Submitted by Billie Dickson

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2018 (pdf file)

ELECTIONS

Election of Board Members will be held at the May 2018 meeting. Please again think about the leadership of our Art Association. These are all volunteer positions. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact Cheryl Miracle at 937-751-9442 or email to cheryl.miracle@sinclair.edu. A vote will be held at the May meeting to confirm these officers.

Slate of Officers, if no other volunteers appear:

President – Billie Dickson                                              Vice President – Fran Watson

Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott                                 Corresponding Secretary – Jackie Albright

Treasurer – Sue Red

MEMBERSHIP FEE IS DUE BY JUNE 1

We will be accepting your membership fee for the 2018-2019 year at the May and June meetings or you may mail it in. The Membership Form is available in our Gallery and on our website www.fairbornart.org.  Please use the form to send your dues to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. Please check any of the blocks that apply to you so we can update your record. This helps us in scheduling programs and workshops. Also, please check the blocks regarding inclusion of your email address in the Directory, permission to use pictures of your artwork, and permission to use pictures of you, according to your wishes. It is important to consider these permissions. If you do not give permission and you win a prize, we cannot take a picture of you or your artwork; if you are included in a group photo at a meeting or in a class, we cannot use that photo. Thank you. If you think you have paid your dues, please call Lori Luckner at 937-367-9938 or email her at loriluckner.net, or call Sue Red at 937-879-3238.

Attachment: 2018 Membership Form (pdf file)

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE SHOW

B-W Greenway has published its flyer for the Landscapes 2018 competition. Copies will be available in our Gallery and on our website www.fairbornart.org. The location this year is Oakes Quarry Park, a City of Fairborn park located near the intersection of Interstate 675 on State Route 235. Some guided tours of the park are being planned for our painters. Watch our website for additional information.

TIMELINE:

Until June 30, 2018, Visit Oakes Quarry Park and produce artwork.

Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm, Work accepted at Fairborn Art Association Gallery.

Exhibition open to the public, Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29, 2-4 pm.

Opening reception, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 pm, with prizes awarded at 3 pm. Cash prizes total $300.

Sunday, July 29, Final Day of Exhibition. Artists may pick up work at FAA Gallery, 4-5 pm.

For more information, please contact Bob Coates at bobctwin@woh.rr.com.

Attachment: Landscapes 2018 flyer (pdf file)

CONGRATULATIONS TO YUKI HALL

Yuki Hall’s painting “Fourth Street” was accepted into the National Watercolor Society, 2018 Annual Member’s Exhibition and will be exhibited in NWS gallery, in San Pedro, CA from May 3 to June 30.

LIBBY RUDOLF AND DIANA HOKE “WATERCOLORS AT THE WINDS CAFÉ”

Libby Rudolf and Diana Hoke both love to create watercolor paintings that speak to your soul. They will have their first joint exhibit at the Winds Cafe during the months of May and June with a reception on Sunday, June 3 from 6-8 pm. Libby and Diana met at the Western Ohio Watercolor Society meetings at the Springfield Art Museum, took classes and workshops together, and enjoy being part of the Ohio Plein Air Society. OPAS encourages artists to paint on site, outside in all weathers. They are also each members of Ohio Watercolor Society. Diana has a piece in the traveling exhibit making its way around Ohio currently.  Libby is a member of Village Artisans Gallery in Yellow Springs, a multi-media, co-op gallery with a lovely variety of creations. She has painted several WC commissions, made illustrations for children’s books, co-led project-based-learning projects in the local elementary school. Libby loves to explore nature, near and far, seeking inspiration for paintings. Diana has been painting extensively since her retirement and is currently focusing on portraiture. She paints in oil as well as watercolor. She travels extensively visiting family and loves to paint on site, whenever possible. The Winds Café is located at 215 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Libby has additional artwork on display at the Yellow Springs Senior Center, on display through April 27th. The artwork in “A Family Affair” includes Libby’s Watercolors, Family members – woodwork, metalwork, sculpture, photography and fabric embroidery designs and a Project Based Learning handmade book about gardening and energy from food – Sunshine for Lunch with Mills Lawn Elementary students. The Yellow Springs Senior Center Gallery is located at 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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.

REMINDERS

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to our next meeting: Jean Lutz, Libby Rudolph, Theresa Mayer, Evvie Moore, Clarice Moore, Evelyn La Mers, and Lucille Burns. We may need more volunteers for this popular meeting. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:00 pm. It is our Spring Social. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 21, 2018. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

Sherry Li Cai Painting Class

Sherry Li Cai will offer a class for people who are interested in Arts of the East, such as Chinese painting, on May 10, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. If you want to participate in the painting, materials (rice paper, etc.) will be available for a reasonable cost. A $5.00 donation is requested of attendees. The donation will go to the Fairborn Art Association for the furtherance of their projects, e.g., the scholarships for students, etc. Please contact Sherry at 937-429-9797 or licai2004@sbcglobal.net.

APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

We have several inches of snow on the ground right now. Hopefully that will be gone by the time of our next meeting. Spring is coming, believe it! Meanwhile, keep producing your artwork. Join one of our groups that meet on Thursday for watercolor or on Friday for any media. Or, sign up for one of our classes (see articles below). We also have a great workshop coming in May. See you at our next meeting on Tuesday April 3 at 7:00 pm. The Board will meet at 6:00 pm.

Loren  Red

President

APRIL 2018 SPEAKER—DIANA MARRA

Ms. Diana Marra will be demonstrating her art techniques at the regular meeting of the Fairborn Art Association, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Marra loves the elegance and simplicity of the Chinese Brushstroke. Marra said, “Each stroke can represent a leaf, a wing, an emotion. So much can be said with so little. A simple elegant piece transitions into all cultures and fits every décor.”

For as long as she can remember, Diana has wanted to be an artist. Yet for whatever reason, she felt she had to do something scientific and did not pursue art professionally. With a dual major in Chemistry and Psychology from Ohio University, she began a 33-year career with Formica Corporation, primarily in Engineering, Design, and Global Product Development. Being able to visualize the end result as an artist, and develop and implement production steps as an engineer, was a unique and vital combination to her success.

Marra turned a 20-year, sideline pursuit of art into an in-depth investigation into Art History, Designs of the Masters, Color Theory, PhotoShop, Faux Finishing, Botanical Drawing, and Chinese Brush Painting. And there she found her niche: the ancient art of Brush Painting, with such elegance in its simplicity, captured her heart.

2010 began a year of global travel and artistic study, to capture the cultures and landscapes for future paintings, from jungle-trekking and cave-tubing in Belize to the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin. She also toured and studied in Italy and from the Mediterranean to Hawaii.

Marra’s Brush Painting education included the Art Academy of Cincinnati, private study with Karl Feng, and a three-week tour and study with Ning Yeh in China including the New China University in Beijing, climbing The Great Wall, Yellow Mountain and Zhangjiajie, which was the inspiration for ‘Avatar’… old China as seen through an artist’s eyes. Her style includes both Traditional, using Chinese ink and watercolor, matted and framed, and a new Contemporary style using acrylics on gallery-wrapped canvas.

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

Time is passing swiftly and soon it will be time for the Sweet Corn Festival – third weekend in August – and a lot still needs to be done. If you can help, please attend our next committee meeting on April 24 at 7 pm. Loren Red is still looking for replacement for him to mark fields.

Our group that handled parking the last couple of years is moving on so we will need a group to take over this task – it takes 10 to 15 people during each day depending on how they want to assign people. It would be about 10 am till 5 pm on Saturday 8/18 and 10 am till 4 pm on Sunday 8/19. We will supply safety vests, water and radios, and a tent for breaks during the day. The Fairborn Police Department will be available to provide some guidance on the process. There is an honorarium provided for these efforts. Please contact Warren Brown at warren10@ix.netcom.com for any questions.

SPRING WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

Get your application form in for this spring workshop soon or we may have to cancel for lack of interest. This is a must if you enjoy watercolor painting.

Mark your calendars for May 2-4, 2018 when Lian Quan Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1st FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members Show. Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books. He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as a hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has had many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings. His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in the US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. (See http://www.lianspainting.com/workshops.htm  for additional information on his workshops and a list of art supplies.) Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice, and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes, and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide.

A flyer/registration form will be available in our Gallery and is attached. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com for registration and more information.

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (pdf file)

Attachment: Lian Zhen Registration (Word file)

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE SHOW

B-W Greenway has published its flyer for the Landscapes 2018 competition. Copies will be available in our Gallery and is attached. The location this year is Oakes Quarry Park, a City of Fairborn park located near the intersection of Interstate 675 on State Route 235. Some guided tours of the park are being planned for our painters. Watch our website for additional information.

TIMELINE:

Until June 30, 2018, Visit Oakes Quarry Park and produce artwork.

Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm, Work accepted at Fairborn Art Association Gallery.

Exhibition open to the public, Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29, 2-4 pm.

Opening reception, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 pm, with prizes awarded at 3 pm. Cash prizes total $300.

Sunday, July 29, Final Day of Exhibition. Artists may pick up work at FAA Gallery, 4-5 pm.

For more information, please contact Bob Coates at bobctwin@woh.rr.com.

Attachment: Landscapes 2018 flyer (pdf file)

YUKI HALL WATERCOLOR CLASS

Yuki Hall will be teaching an 8-week watercolor class titled “Watercolor Working with Perspective” starting March 26. The class will meet on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30. In this 8-week course, students will learn fundamental concepts and application of both aerial and linear perspective. Perspective is by far the most important tool to create a sense of 3-dimensional depth in a 2-dimensional picture plane. Used effectively, it allows us to inject a powerful mood and atmosphere in your paintings. However, many students are intimidated about the term “perspective,” thinking it is only understood by artists with some architectural or engineering background. Nothing is farther from the truth. Perspective, discussed and demonstrated in simple, step-by-step fashion with practical examples, can be easily understood and utilized by students of any background and any skill level. A generous amount of class time will be spent on drawing lessons using various perspective tools, as well as other design concepts that are important for creating paintings with strong visual impact. Yuki’s highly organized, friendly, and non-intimidating teaching style has been well received for years by students of all levels. The cost for this 8-week class is $105. To register, please send the payment and the registration form to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432.  For any questions regarding this class, please call or email Yuki at 937-679-2464, yukihallfineart@gmail.com or www.yukihallfineart.com . Registration forms are available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: Yuki Hall March 2018 Workshop (pdf file)

Attachment: Yuki Hall March 2018 Workshop (Open Document file)

LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Louise Jackson will teach a one-day class on April 24 which is a Tuesday at the FAA Gallery. This is a 16 x 16, on 300 lb. cp paper. $40 covers teaching fee and all of your paint. Class is 5 hours plus a half hour for lunch. It will be 10 am till 3:30 pm. If you would like to join us, simply email Louise or call at 937-886-5238. Snow will be gone by then. Hope you can come. A photo of the subject will be available in our Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASS April 2018 (Word file)

YUKI HALL WORKSHOPS

Yuki Hall has scheduled several workshops in various Ohio locations. If interested check her website for locations and subjects at http://yukihallfineart.com.

MEMBERSHIP NOTICE

Lori Luckner has taken over the job of maintaining the membership records and she will be producing the new 2018/2019 Directory to be available this autumn. Membership dues must be paid by the June 5th meeting for your name to be included in the Directory. Membership forms will be available in the Gallery and on our website. Please fill out a Membership form and send it with your dues. Be sure to check all squares that apply to you on the form. We use these check marks to help us select demo artists. Also, if you have changes to your address, phone number, or email address at any time during the year, please let Lori know at loriluckner@att.net or 937-235-2513.

Attachment: 2018 Membership Form (pdf file)

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to our next meeting: Jean Lutz, Jim Brooks, Libby Rudolf, Theresa Mayer, and Evvie Moore, Clarice Moore, Evelyn LaMers, and Lucille Burns. Thank you for volunteering. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly,

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 1, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 16, 2018. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532

Maria Stein Shrine’s 8th Annual Art Show & Sale

Received this flyer by email about the Maria Stein Shrine’s 8th Annual Art Show & Sale and will attach it for full information. But thought the core of the information is worth posting so you can decide if you are interested in downloading the flyer. The flyer includes an entry form and also requests a bio. The show information is below:

Dates: June 23-June 29, 2018/ Weekend 12 pm-6 pm, Weekdays 9 am – 5 pm

For more information, follow Maria Stein Shrine on Facebook or visit their website.

2291 St. Johns Road Maria Stein, OH 45860 / www.mariasteinshrine.org / 419-925-4532

Entry deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018

Art Delivery on: Friday June 8, 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday, June 9, 9 amn – 4 pm

Awards & Reception: Thursday, June 21, 7 pm (awards announced at 8 pm)

Art Show & Sale: June 23 – June 29

Six prizes will be awarded:

$500 – Best of Show

$300 – 1st Place

$200 – 2nd Place

$100 3rd Place

$100 Religious Theme

6 Honorable Mention Ribbons

People’s Choice award and Religious theme award winners are also eligible for all other prizes.

Attachment: 2018 MSS ART SHOW & SALE FLYER AND INFO (pdf file)

Maria Stein, Ohio, is located just north of Sidney on I-75 North. For information about the Maria Stein Shrine itself please open the attached file.

Attachment: Maria Stein Shrine (Word file)

March 2018 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

I am glad that we are continuing to get the word out about FAA.  We have had some good news publications and getting some of our members pictures in new and different places, like the Fairborn City Building, etc. I will be glad when water finally quits coming down. Good news is we can all paint scenes of water as we have plenty of material to work with. Just a reminder that the Sweet Corn Festival group can always use volunteers; the festival committee works year round. Some of us are writing books on what we do and find that the festival has grown and many of us could use helpers to keep up with our work. Remember that the festival pays for all our rent here and many other projects like  scholarships for young people trying to become artists. We have a very active group and are becoming known in many new areas. Keep up the good work. See you at our next meeting on March 6 at 7:00 pm. The Board will meet at 6:00 pm.

Loren  Red

President

MARCH SPEAKER—LEONARD WILLIAMS

Local artist Leonard Williams will be a speaker/demonstrator at the Fairborn Art Association (FAA) meeting, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Best known for his vibrant watercolor scenes, Williams concentrates on the realistic depiction of nature and landscape vignettes. His paintings invite the viewer to become a part of the setting.

Williams grew up with a love of nature, a deep concern for the earth, and a passion for the American West.  He draws his inspiration from the infinite world of nature–its lands and seas, its animals, and its people. This popular artist’s paintings have been recognized in numerous juried shows, both locally and nationally, and his studio walls are peppered with a variety of ribbons, awards and honors.  Many of his works are featured in private and corporate collections across the country. His work can be seen in The New Creative Artist, by well known artist/author Nita Leland and he is a featured artist in her newest book Confident Color. In addition, his drawings appear in a series of learning and activity books for children in grades one through five produced by Children’s Historical Publishing.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Williams spent 25 years as a firefighter for the City of Dayton and over 35 years as a sign painter. Drawing since childhood and primarily a self-taught artist, he has refined his natural talents by attending workshops given by many nationally known artists such as Stephen Quiller, Don Andrews, Nicholas Simmons, John Salminen, Jack Hines, Robert Bateman, and others and by studying at the yearly Pro-Art Workshop in Big Timber, Montana for more than 11 years. Now retired, he lives in the Caesar Creek area of Waynesville, Ohio, where he concentrates full time on his painting. Williams also teaches beginning and intermediate watercolor classes and beginning drawing workshops at Rosewood Art Centre in Kettering, Ohio, and give demos and workshops throughout the surrounding area. Williams is an active member and past president of the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, and an active member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, the Western Ohio Watercolor Society, the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, the American Impressionist Society, and the Ohio Plein Air Society.  In addition, he is a member and strong supporter of several conservation organizations including the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Defenders of Wildlife, the World Wildlife Federation, the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and the Humane Society of America. Among his many awards are:  2014, Middletown Arts Center 1st Place,  “Glen Helen Gorge” ;  2014, Rosewood Art Centre Works on Paper 2nd Place, Yellowstone Backwaters ; 2012 , Western Ohio Watercolor Society Best of Show. Smokey Mountains Shades of Green ; and 2009, Western Ohio Watercolor Society Best of  Show, Hocking Hills Winter.

SPRING WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

Mark your calendars for May 2-4, 2018 when Lian Quan Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1st FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members Show. Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books. He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as a hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has had many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings. His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in the US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. (See http://www.lianspainting.com/workshops.htm  for additional information on his workshops and a list of art supplies.) Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice, and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes, and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide.

A flyer/registration form will be available in our Gallery and is attached. Please contact Pat Dunker at pwdunk@gmail.com for registration and more information.

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (pdf file)

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (open document file)

GREENE COUNTY SENIOR ARTISAN SHOW

The artwork currently on display in our Gallery is that of the Green County Senior Artisans. This show will be open to the public on the first three Sundays in March (4, 11, & 18) and Wednesday,  March 21. The Grand Opening of the Show will be on Sunday, March 4 from 1:00 to 4: 00 pm and refreshments will be served. The remaining two Sundays are from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The hours on March 21 are from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Guests attending the show will have an opportunity to choose their favorite pieces. After the close of the show, recognition will be given to individual artists of the favorite pieces chosen. Please come and support your local artists. This show is sponsored by the Greene County Council on Aging and the Fairborn Art Association.

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE SHOW

B-W Greenway has published its flyer for the Landscapes 2018 competition. Copies will be available in our Gallery and is attached. The location this year is Oakes Quarry Park, a City of Fairborn park located near the intersection of Interstate 675 on State Route 235.

TIMELINE:

Until June 30, 2018, Visit Oakes Quarry Park and produce artwork.

Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm, Work accepted at Fairborn Art Association Gallery.

Exhibition open to the public, Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29, 2-4 pm.

Opening reception, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 pm, with prizes awarded at 3 pm. Cash prizes total $300.

Sunday, July 29, Final Day of Exhibition. Artists may pick up work at FAA Gallery, 4-5 pm.

For more information, please contact Bob Coates at bobctwin@woh.rr.com.

Attachment: Landscapes 2018 flyer (pdf file)

YUKI HALL WATERCOLOR CLASS

Yuki Hall will be teaching an 8-week watercolor class titled “Watercolor Working with Perspective” starting March 26. The class will meet on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30. In this 8-week course, students will learn fundamental concepts and application of both aerial and linear perspective. Perspective is by far the most important tool to create a sense of 3-dimensional depth in a 2-dimensional picture plane. Used effectively, it allows us to inject a powerful mood and atmosphere in your paintings. However, many students are intimidated about the term “perspective,” thinking it is only understood by artists with some architectural or engineering background. Nothing is farther from the truth. Perspective, discussed and demonstrated in simple, step-by-step fashion with practical examples, can be easily understood and utilized by students of any background and any skill level. A generous amount of class time will be spent on drawing lessons using various perspective tools, as well as other design concepts that are important for creating paintings with strong visual impact. Yuki’s highly organized, friendly, and non-intimidating teaching style has been well received for years by students of all levels. The cost for this 8-week class is $105. To register, please send the payment and the registration form to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432.  For any questions regarding this class, please call or email Yuki at 937-679-2464, yukihallfineart@gmail.com or www.yukihallfineart.com . Registration forms are available in the Gallery or may be printed out from the attachment .

Attachment: Yuki Hall March 2018 Workshop (pdf file)

Attachment: Yuki Hall March 2018 Workshop (open document file)

LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Louise Jackson will teach a one-day class on April 24 which is a Tuesday at the FAA Gallery. This is a 16 x 16, on 300 lb. cp paper. $40 covers teaching fee and all of your paint. Class is 5 hours plus a half hour for lunch. It will be 10 am till 3:30 pm. If you would like to join us, simply email me or call at 937-886-5238. Snow will be gone by then. Hope you can come. A photo of the subject will be available in our Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASS April 2018

YUKI HALL WORKSHOPS

Yuki Hall has scheduled several workshops in various Ohio locations. If interested check her website for locations and subjects at http://yukihallfineart.com.

WATERCOLOR SHOW IN YELLOW SPRINGS

Libby Rudolf and Diana Hoke will be featured artists in a show of their watercolors at the Winds Café,  May 8 to June 30 2018. An artists reception will be held on Sunday, June 3 from 6-8 pm.

MEMBER NEWS

Member Maria Lambalot’s husband, Roger, passed on Thursday, February 8.  He had been quite ill for  several years and Maria had not been very active during that time.  She came and painted with us on Fridays when she could.  No services at this time.

LOCAL ART NEWS

K12 GALLERY & TEJAS

This group, primarily known for working with children, has released a new schedule of classes for spring that includes their children’s classes and Saturday classes for adults. They announced that they have artists supplies at very low cost, most donated by artists who no longer need them. They are located at 341 S. Jefferson St., Dayton OH 45402, phone 937-461-5149. For more information about their programs see their website at: www.k12tejasgallery.org.

 DVAC

The Dayton Visual Art Center is sending out a newsletter/email highlighting their current events. To get on their mailing list, go to daytonvisualarts.org. DVAC is located at 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton OH 45402, phone

937-224-3822, Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 11 am-6 pm, Sun & Mon: Closed, First Fridays ’til 8 pm.

 KELLY KANE

Many of you will recognize this name as that of the editor of Watercolor Artist magazine. She has moved to PleinAir Magazine and offers the following comments in her first issue as Editor:

“As the former content director of The Artist’s Magazine, Pastel Journal, Drawing, and Acrylic Artist, and longtime editor of Watercolor Artist, I’ve been involved in the arts for more than 20 years, and one of the most exciting phenomena to happen in that time has been the explosion of interest in plein air painting. I’ve been a fan of PleinAir Magazine from the time it was first published and was delighted to see it come back in 2011. I’m incredibly honored to pick up where Steve Doherty has left off and excited about the future of this thriving movement.”

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

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to our next meeting: Carole Janning, Judy Mason, Susan Bertke, Jim and Connie Gifford, Sally Lee, Anna Mae Brown, Barbara Arnold, and Irene Ferriman. Thank you for volunteering. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly,

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 19, 2018. Please email your articles to  albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.