Fairborn Art Association News

June 2020 Newsletter

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Hello Everyone,

It’s been a rough two months for us all and I hope everyone has stayed healthy.

Congratulations to our 2020-21 Board members who were elected by mail this month. We will be meeting soon to make sure we continue to provide the good programs and shows we all have come to enjoy.

After two long months we have decided to reopen the Gallery on a limited basis. Our small groups (Board and Sweet Corn Festival meetings, Thursday and Friday paint groups) will be allowed to use the Gallery beginning June 1. There are restrictions on group size, social distancing, use of PPE, food consumption and cleaning. Those guidelines are posted elsewhere in this newsletter, and on signs throughout the Gallery.

The Landscape Show by the B-W Greenway will continue on the previously announced dates. Work will be accepted on Saturday, June 27 from 1–3 pm. You will not be allowed to enter the Gallery at that time. Your work will be accepted outside, or at the door, so please have your paperwork completed and your payment ready to hand over with your art. The brochure can be accessed by a link in this newsletter.  If there is a line, please make sure you stand 6 feet away from each other, and then leave as soon as you have handed in your work. You will not all be able to stop in the “No Parking Zone”, so please make sure to leave it free of vehicles. Prize winners will be notified individually and you may pick up your awards at the Sunday, June 12 show date. THERE WILL NOT BE AN OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES, in order to keep the number of people in the gallery at one time to 10 people or less. The show is open on June 12, 19, and 26 from 1–3 pm.  Pick up your artwork on Sunday, July 26 from 3–4 pm.  There will be a limit of 10 persons in the Gallery at any one time, and face masks are required. For more information, please contact Pat Higgins at [email protected] or Bob Coates at [email protected].

As of the writing of this letter, May 18, 2020, the Sweet Corn Festival is still on. That is subject to change based on a number of factors, but please say yes to helping to put this on anyway. This Festival can’t happen without our volunteers!  You will be notified asap if the status changes.

Please check our Facebook page regularly as updates will be posted as needed. Also, please LIKE our Facebook page. As always, email blasts will be used to notify of important information.

Thank you all for your patience and by showing you care for each other by wearing facemasks and keeping your hands clean, and by not visiting FAA if you have not been feeling well.

Just a reminder that our June 2 meeting (Social and People’s Choice Show) has been cancelled. Our next FAA meeting is September 1 at 7 pm.

Cheap Joe says, “To honestly face my fears, going forward with courage even though afraid, this is my challenge as an artist.”

Stay healthy,

Billie Dickson

President

B-W GREENWAY COMMUNITY LAND TRUST & THE FAIRBORN ART ASSOCIATION’S LANDSCAPE2020 JURIED ART EXHIBITION SUBMITTAL DEADLINE IS JUNE 27, 2020

The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & the Fairborn Art Association confirm the Landscape2020 juried art exhibition, to heighten public awareness of preserving local greenspaces through art; will be held as previously announced by both organizations.

Annually a different location in the Fairborn, OH and/or Medway area is chosen as the subject of the paintings.  The 2020 location is the area in and around the Osborn Historic District in downtown Fairborn.  The Osborn Historic Garden Club has numerous members who live in the district and have agreed to permit artists to use their gardens for art inspiration.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography or 3D hanging art less than 5 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on June 27, from 1-3 pm.

The judge for Landscapes2020 is Ms. Shayna V. McConville.  She is the Division Manager for Cultural Arts for the City of Kettering, where she oversees Rosewood Arts Centre & City Sites Percent for Art Program.

The award ceremony and opening reception will be changed this year to comply with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendations.  This year, the artists selected for awards will be notified and awards including cash prizes will be available for pick-up by the artists at the Fairborn Art Gallery on Sunday, July 12, from 1-2 pm. There will not be a public reception this year. The art will be on display at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and open to the public on July 19 and July 26. Art pieces will also be on display at the B-W Greenway Community Land Trust Art Auction on November 14, 2020.

For additional information visit the B-W Greenway webpage: www.bwgreenway.org or please contact Bob Coates at [email protected] or Pat Higgins at [email protected] .

Attachment:  OHGC flyer_rev[104737] flyer with gardener addresses[2611]

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL—AUGUST 15 AND 16, 2020

The committee met on Tuesday, May 12, via Zoom, and plan on face-to-face meeting June 9 at 7 pm in the FAA Gallery. Our current plan is to continue with planning, and we will make the final decision by July 15. That decision will be guided by the Federal, State and local authorities. Additionally, if the Fairborn Music Club and Chess Club are advised by the School authorities to not participate, we will not go forward. Until those issues are clear we will move forward with planning – so if you would, please sign up for duties at the festival. We are asking our participants and vendors to practice social distancing and come prepared to wear a mask. We will ask the customers to practice social distancing and strongly suggest they wear a mask. Questions to me at 937-371-8531 or [email protected] ,

…Submitted by Warren Brown

OCTOBER WORKSHOP — WATERCOLOR WITH BRUCE NEVILLE

Bruce Neville from Cincinnati will be our featured artist for the FAA workshop October 6, 7 and 8.

Reservations are now being accepted. Please send a $40 nonrefundable deposit to reserve your place in the workshop. (If FAA has to cancel the workshop due to Covid-19 or any other unusual reason, your deposit will be refunded.) Fees are $200 for members and $250 for nonmembers. The Registration form is on the FAA website.

Bruce Neville’s workshop will be filled with information to help you process the painting, in developing your own style and adding that freshness to your work. Each day Bruce will start the subject demo and will demonstrate how he will approach the subject and show the processes he goes through. The loose style, the light process, where the values are critical to bring your eye into the focal point of the painting. Drawing and perspective will also be discussed and he will provide some shortcuts to develop the painting. For additional information, please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected] .

Attachment:  BRUCE NEVILLE Registration

FAA MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW

The Members’ Fine Art Show has been rescheduled to coincide with the October workshop.  The show will be in our Gallery at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) from October 4 to 18, 2020.

REGISTRATION: Thursday, October 1 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Call the Show Chair if you must deliver your art at a different time.) PICK UP: Sunday, October 18 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (No pieces may be picked up prior to show closing) GALLERY HOURS: Sundays, October 4, 11, and 18 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. PRIZES AWARDED: Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. (FAA meeting) INFORMATION: Show Chairperson, Connie Gifford 937-270-7359; Carol Edsall: [email protected] .

OPENING THE FAIRBORN ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY
This is a copy of the FAA Safety Guidelines sign, which will be posted at the front door and in the gallery in several places, when it opens.

FAIRBORN ART SOCIETY SAFETY GUIDELINES MAY 2020

  1. STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE SICK.
  2. HIGH USE AREAS INCLUDING BATHROOM, UTILITY ROOM, OFFICE AND KITCHEN SURFACES IF USED, AND ALL GALLERY SURFACES (TABLES, LIGHT SWITCHES, DOOR HANDLES, ETC. HAVE BEEN CLEANED PRIOR TO EACH OPENING. EACH PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE TO CLEAN UP THEIR OWN AREA AFTER USE, USING DISINFECTANTS PROVIDED.
  3. OCCUPANCY IS LIMITED TO 10 PERSONS AT A TIME CURRENTLY
  4. WEAR A MASK AND WASH HANDS, PRACTICE DISTANCING. PAINT-IN GROUPS ONE PERSON TO A TABLE
  5. FOOD AND DRINK TAKE IN-TAKE OUT ONLY
  6. CHAIRS/TABLES WILL BE SET FOR DISTANCING ON DEMO AND WORKSHOP DAYS, DO NOT REARRANGE, MAINTAIN DISTANCING

FAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2020
Calendar for meetings, demos and workshops for the remainder of the 2020 year, subject to change:
JUNE SOCIAL             Cancelled due to covid-19
JULY                           No meeting
AUGUST                     Sweet Corn Festival
SEPTEMBER               Amy Kollar Anderson demo in mixed media
OCTOBER                   Bruce Neville Workshop
NOVEMBER               Tim Langenderfer demo in drawing
DECEMBER                Christmas Party

ROSEWOOD GALLERY ANNUAL THE VIEW JURIED

Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, is pleased to announce the Annual The View Juried Landscape Exhibition. For the first time in its 26-year history, the exhibition will be exclusively online with images and an exhibition video, accompanied by a downloadable exhibition catalogue with an essay by the exhibition juror, Cathy Mayhugh. Although Rosewood Arts Centre remains closed until further notice, our virtual gallery will be accessible through www.playkettering.org/gallery from May 26 until August 7, 2020.

Also beginning on May 26, visitors can vote for their favorite artwork and help decide the $150 People’s Choice Award. The award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibition, with support from the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund. Voting will take place online through the gallery website. Several FAA members are included in this show. Go to their website to view the show and vote for your favorite artwork. Go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional information on this show.

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL FINE ART EXHIBIT

September of 2020 will mark the 28th Annual Piqua Fine Art Show. With over 60 artists represented from Allen, Auglaize, Shelby, Miami, Darke, Champaign, Delaware and Montgomery counties, this year’s exhibit will feature a maximum of 180 works of art across six different categories including, drawing, oil & acrylics, water media, photography, three dimensional works, and miscellaneous works. The total prize money for this year’s show, excluding purchase awards, will be over $3000. Registration Deadline: Friday, August 14. Exhibit Open to Public Friday, September 4 Friday, October 2. For more information on the Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition, please visit their webpage. https://piquaartscouncil.org/annualartexhibition.

MARIA STEIN SHRINE’S 10TH ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE

This is held in conjunction with the Maria Stein Countryfest – an audience of thousands of visitors! Scheduled for June 27–July 2, Weekends 12 pm–6 pm, Weekdays 9 pm–5 pm. Registration Form & Fee Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020. Artists’ Awards & Reception: Thursday, June 25, 2020 7 pm (Awards announced at 8 pm). PUBLIC SHOWING: June 27–July 2, 2020. Please contact [email protected] for additional information.

MEMBERS INFORMATION

Jim Kinnamon [correction]  has been in and out of the hospital for observation and treatment on several occasions. Please send him your best wishes.

NEW CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

This is my last newsletter. Kenny Moore will be the new Corresponding Secretary starting June 2, 2020. I have tried for almost 20 years to convey the news about the Fairborn Art Association and surrounding area art news in the best way I know how. I hope you will support our new Corresponding Secretary, Kenny Moore.

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.

The June 2020 meeting has been cancelled. We look forward to our next meeting on September 1, 2020. Any changes to this schedule will be included in the September Newsletter.

The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 17, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.

May 2020 Newsletter

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Hello All,

While we have been staying at home, we have tried to carry on Fairborn Art Association’s business. We had our April Board meeting by ZOOM. It was a new experience for us, but it was productive with decisions made on how to conduct an Election of Officers without a meeting, how to get necessary volunteers for the Sweet Corn Festival, and how to make it possible for you to pay your dues without a show or meeting.

With that being said, you should have all received your envelope with three very important documents that must be returned to FAA. Your best bet is to complete all three and return them, along with your check for dues, to Fairborn Art Association, PO BOX 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324.  Put it in the mail by Monday, May 4 to get it in by the ballot deadline.

We may be conducting our meetings and workshops with social distancing in mind in the future, but these are just hurdles to overcome, not permanent barriers. Stay positive, and stay well!

Cheap Joe says, “Manure happens…and a cow makes a lot of it. Cows can also make for a great painting”

Billie Dickson

President.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

MONDAY, MAY 11 – DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF YOUR BALLOT FOR ELECTION OF OFFICERS. If you have not already put it in the mail in time to get to us by the deadline, you must scan and email the completed ballot to [email protected], or take a picture of the completed ballot with your phone and text it to Lori at 937-367-9938.

LIST OF NOMINEES FOR 2020-2021 BOARD OF OFFICERS

President                                  Billie Dickson

Vice President                          Carol Edsall

Recording Secretary                 Sheryl Scott

Corresponding Secretary           Kenny Moore

Treasurer                                   Sue Red

MEMBERSHIP DUES

TUESDAY, JUNE 2 – The MEMBERSHIP FORM (yes, we need it every year, please) AND YOUR DUES ARE DUE. We are not getting the same revenue stream from the Sweet Corn Festival as we normally do, so dues are critical this year to cover our building expenses.

FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

TUESDAY, JUNE 2 – VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET FOR THE FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL IS DUE. Please, please, please – you know we can’t pull this off without volunteers.

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL – WARREN BROWN

Sweet Corn Festival Signup Sheet – August 13, 14, 15, 16, 2020


DUTIES: 1. Watermelon; 2. Information; 3. Needed Tasks


Name                                                     Phone #      Email                                           Available Dates           Duty #


 

WATERMELON BOOTH – ROGER BROWNING

It’s that time of the year again.  The Sweet Corn Festival, and therefore the Watermelon Booth, is 15 and 16 August 2020.  The Sweet Corn Festival team is now putting together schedules and filling positions to make this years festival a most successful one.  I need help with the watermelon booth.  Please let me know which shift, or two, or three, you can fill.  I will fill the schedule with a first come first serve method.  The available shifts are:

Saturday:    15 Aug:    10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunday:       16 Aug:    10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Please let me know via email, or a phone call when you can help out.

Roger Browning

937.760.5222

MEETINGS

As you know, our May meeting is cancelled because of the Governor’s orders to stay at home.  The orders may be eased for us to hold our JUNE meeting, which is really a social. We install officers, announce the Sweet Corn Festival Queen and King, and have a People’s Choice one evening art show (you may bring 2 pieces, and you must be present).  Prizes are awarded. Everyone brings a dish to share for refreshments.  (THIS IS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION PENDING ORDERS FROM THE GOVERNOR. You will be notified by e-mail and it will be posted on our Facebook page if that happens.)

SCHOLARSHIPS

We also normally announce our scholarship winners at that time, but unfortunately the letters announcing the scholarship arrived at the schools just about the time the Governor ordered them closed, so students were not notified, and no artwork was submitted. Hopefully we will be back on track with several submissions in 2021.

MEMBER SHOW

The Member Show which was cancelled for May has been rescheduled for October. Connie Gifford and Carol Edsall will have the prospectus ready to put on the website as soon as everything is finalized.

WORKSHOPS

The Bruce Neville workshop for October is still on and you may register now. Please contact Pat Dunker for details. The registration form will be on our website soon.

The Misuk Goltz workshop which was scheduled for May has been rescheduled for May 2021. Please contact Pat Dunker for details.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS FOR 2020
May 5, 2020 Meeting Cancelled
June 2, 2020 Social
July 7, 2020 No meeting
August 4, 2020 No meetingSeptember 1, 2020 Amy Kollar Anderson, Mixed Media
October 6, 2020 Bruce Neville, and Workshop
November 3, 2020 Tim Langenderfer, Drawing
December 1, 2020 Christmas Party

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES 2020

Brochure and other information are available on our website at www.fairbornart.org. Paint this spring!

Attachment: Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

Attachment: OHGC flyer with gardener addresses

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.

The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 18, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

Maria Stein Shrine Art Show

Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics will host its ninth annual Shrine  Art Show,  Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, 2291 St. John’s Road, Maria Stein. Saturday, June 22 to Friday, June 28 in Gast Gallery on the second floor of the Shrine.

Show hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Select pieces, including one donated by James F. Dicke II, will be available for purchase.

The free event is held in conjunction with Maria Stein CountryFest.

Sue Brezine Health Update

Sue Brezine fell and broke a hip. She has had surgery and is in rehab at Kingston of Miamisburg, 1120 Dunaway Street, Miamisburg, OH 45342. She will be there most likely until April 22.  She sure could use some cheering up since no visitors are allowed at this time of the Coronavirus. Her regular cell phone is on the fritz but she can receive calls at 937-500-5284.

April 2020 Newsletter

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Hello All,

Many of you already know that the Fairborn Senior Housing Building has self-quarantined, and so we have closed our Gallery to any meetings, classes, paint outs, etc. until further notice. As a result, our Board has voted to cancel our April meeting, our May meeting, our May workshop, and our Member Show originally scheduled for May. We are working to reschedule the Member Show for possibly October. We hope to reschedule the Misuk Goltz workshop in the future. Pat Dunker, our workshop chair, is working on contacting all participants within the next two weeks. You will not lose your deposits.

We had hoped to announce candidates for Board positions in April, and vote in May.  Carol Edsall is working on that and may still have a slate of candidates to announce in this newsletter.

The Board and the Sweet Corn Festival Committee are working on possibly having meetings electronically so the business of Fairborn Art Association can continue. As of now, the June social and the Sweet Corn Festival are still on, but of course that depends on the directives of our Governor. I have not heard from the BW Greenway regarding the Landscape Show scheduled for July, but we will announce any changes through an e-mail blast and our Facebook page.

This reminds me that it is critical for you to share your e-mail address with us. We use it to let you know of changes as quickly as possible, and to send notifications of the newsletter. Of  course if you do not have e-mail, we will still continue to mail you the newsletter, but it may not be as timely as an e-mail would be.

I am reminded by Jackie Albright that she is receiving information for the newsletter that is not written as an article but as a personal note. The Corresponding Secretary’s job is not to write the article, it is basically to copy and paste what you have written into the newsletter format. Since we will be voting in a new Corresponding Secretary in May, I am saying now that any future information submitted will not appear in the newsletter if it is not written as an article. Sorry for any inconvenience to you, but it is causing a great inconvenience for the Corresponding Secretary.

Some positive things happening at FAA are Roger Browning has installed two smaller TVs in the Gallery so those sitting in the back can still view demos, and he has installed under cabinet lighting in the kitchen. It makes a huge difference in being able to use the kitchen and to clean up after meetings and other events. Loren Red will be working on repairing the flower boxes flanking the front door so they will continue to hold our beautiful flower gardens. We will be working with our web designer to improve and update our web site, so it will be more appealing and also easier to use. Jackie Albright will take on that task, as she has resigned as Corresponding Secretary after many years of service.

We still have some members who need love and support from us. I’m not getting much information from you all to share, but these are the people I do know about:  Loren Red, Lois Kuck, the family of Anita Wilson (who passed away on March 14), and Sheryl Scott. As far as I know our members have been spared from the Covid-19 virus, and I certainly hope that continues.

Stay home, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently!

Henry Moore (1898-1986), Sculptor, said, “One never knows what each day is going to bring.  The important thing is to be open and ready for it.”

Billie Dickson
President

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Our slate of Officers for the Board are as follows: President, Billie Dickson; Vice President, Carol Edsall; Treasurer, Sue Red; Recording Secretary, Sheryl Scott; Corresponding Secretary, Kenny Moore, who has expressed interest in this position. The Corresponding Secretary will be producing the annual Directory and the monthly newsletter. Jackie Albright will continue administrating our website as Social Media Administrator. If anyone is interested in running for any of these positions please contact the Nominating Committee chair, Carol Edsall, prior to our membership voting in May. Details on voting procedures will be published in the May 2020 newsletter.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall, 2020 Nominating Committee Chair

MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2020/2021

I hope that you are safe and healthy. I just wanted to make you aware that I will be mailing out membership dues notices in late April or early May for the 2020/2021 year. Please keep a watch in your mail for the renewal form and continue supporting the Fairborn Art Association by renewing your membership.

…Submitted by Lori Luckner, Membership Chair

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL SIGNUP FORM

Warren Brown has submitted a form for members to indicate their willingness to volunteer to help out at the Sweet Corn Festival in August. So far as we know right now the festival will be held as planned for the third weekend in August 2020. Please email Warren at [email protected] to let him know what you want to sign up for.


Sweet Corn Festival Signup Sheet – August 13, 14, 15, 16, 2020


DUTIES: 1. Watermelon; 2. Information; 3. Needed Tasks

Name                                                     Phone #      Email                                           Available Dates           Duty #


SCHEDULED SPEAKERS FOR 2020
April 7, 2020 Meeting Cancelled
May 5, 2020 Meeting Cancelled
June 2, 2020 Social
July 7, 2020 No meeting
August 4, 2020 No meeting
September 1, 2020 Amy Kollar Anderson, Mixed Media
October 6, 2020 Bruce Neville, and Workshop
November 3, 2020 Tim Langenderfer, Drawing
December 1, 2020 Christmas Party

  …Submitted by Carol Edsall Program Director

WORKSHOPS

Unfortunately, our May 2020 workshop with Misuk Goltz had to be cancelled and rescheduled for May 2021. If you signed up for Misuk’s workshop, we can tear up your check or send it back. The cancellation is the result of the corona virus outbreak and the concerns of the elderly residents in the senior living center where FAA is housed. Your check could be applied to the October 2020 workshop with Bruce Neville if you so desire. Bruce Neville, an outstanding watercolorist from Cincinnati, will be our guest workshop teacher and demo artist for our October 2020 meeting. More info on the cost, etc. will be published in the May newsletter.

THURSDAY PAINT IN GROUP MEETINGS CANCELLED

With the current situation and the ongoing spread of the COVID-19virus, Shirlee and I have decided to stop our Thursday meetings until we are assured there is not a thread of the COVID-19 virus. Please everyone, take care of yourselves and follow the guidelines that have been given from our doctors and health authorities. You all can create beautiful art at your home and you can pick an art buddy to share your new masterpieces with by email. When things are better, you can bring that masterpiece and share it with the group. If some of TPI friends in this group do not regularly check their email (and you might know them), please call them so they know we are not meeting. Take care everyone and pray for a cure of the COVID-19 virus.

…Submitted by Connie Gifford and Shirlee Bauer

LOUISE JACKSON POSTS NEW ONLINE WATERCOLOR CLASSES

Learn to paint with Louise Jackson from the comfort of your home! Louise has been busy creating a library of video painting lessons and she’ll be adding new videos each month. New updates to the website – You can now purchase individual video lessons. When you purchase an online painting lesson you’ll get:

  • step-by-step instructions so you can paint each brush stroke with Louise;
  • lots of helpful tips and techniques;
  • lifetime of access to watch the videos;
  • plus printed instructions, color swatches; and printable line drawing;
  • a complimentary painting packet with a second design (2 for the price of 1).

Save 20% on any video painting lesson. Use coupon code – FAIRBORN20.

Visit LouiseJacksonPaintingClasses.com for more information.

NOTE FROM NITA LELAND

How are my favorite artists getting along? I think of you every day, hoping you are well and managing to cope with the uncertainty of the times.

Bob and I are doing fine. Our daughter Kathleen in Wilmington has taken over our supply line and all I have to do is message a list to her. She and her husband Tim have us and his parents in Middletown to worry about, so we are trying to cooperate with their directives. (“Think ahead. Don’t let yourself run out of anything. Call if you need anything. Stay home. Etc.) My first reaction was my usual “We can manage just fine,” but she convinced us that we are definitely in the at-risk age group and should follow the protocols. We are behaving. They have been so helpful and we are grateful.

I am still having intermittent computer and Wi-Fi and Internet problems, so I can’t be sure this will go out, but I will keep trying. I’m hoping now we will soon see a downturn in the frequency of new cases. We all need to urge family members and friends to maintain social distancing, isolation, and stay home to avoid contact. Did I mention washing your hands? This is not a joke.

Here is another reference to entertain and teach you while you are housebound: Click on “Potpourri” link on my www.nitaleland.com home page. This is my blog, which I haven’t updated for a while, but it has several years of articles on color, creativity, and watercolor plus some of the exhibits we hung at Hithergreen back in the day. It’s really fun to look at those again!.

Now, I’ll see if a click will send this to you! Love you all. Stay safe.

…Submitted by Nita Leland, [email protected] , www.nitaleland.com

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES 2020

Brochure and other information are available on our website at www.fairbornart.org. Paint this spring!

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.

The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 21, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532

 

FAA Cancellations

Our FAA Board has voted to CANCEL our April and May meetings and our Misuk Goltz workshop. Our Member Show is postponed. We are looking at October as a new month for the show. Any deposits for the workshop will be returned and you should hear from our Workshop Chair in the next couple of weeks. We are working through taking care of business that was scheduled to be addressed at the meetings. Please check out our April newsletter for further information.

In addition, the Fairborn Senior Apartment building is under self quarantine. Therefore, ALL activities at the FAA Gallery are cancelled until further notice.

Hopefully we all will follow the guidelines to self isolate in our country and that will help us get through this time of danger from this serious illness quickly. I hope you are all healthy, and that you stay that way.

…Submitted by Billie Dickson, President

The deadline for the April newsletter is Monday, March 30, 2020. The newsletter will be published on paper and on this website by the end of next week. Please send your articles – awards, shows, interesting classes, videos, etc. We need to keep in touch with each other. Please send articles to me at [email protected] or call 937-233-7532.

Jackie Albright

Corresponding Secretary