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December 2022 Newsletter

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Greetings Fellow Artists!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! My family has our big celebration on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving at our daughter Kelsey’s home, where she prepares the best dinner ever!!! I made some pies and apple crisp which were pretty good, if I do say so myself! On Thursday, we take all the family to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then they travel to their respective in-laws to celebrate some more. I love this holiday and am thankful for my many blessings, and, I’m thankful for all of you and to be involved in such a wonderful organization. I have so enjoyed getting to know so many of you and look forward to meeting even more!

One way to get to know each other better is to come to our Christmas party on Saturday, December 10, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at our gallery. Food will be provided so please get your reservations to Debbie Cosenza by December 3, and, if you want to participate in our gift exchange, please bring a gift between $10 and $15. We are having the party on Saturday this year as an experiment for those who don’t like to drive after dark. I know some of you won’t be able to attend and you will be missed!

We won’t have a meeting in January, so you can all stay in and stay snuggly and warm but be sure and set aside the first Tuesday in February for another fun-filled, interesting meeting and demo!

Don’t forget that we are still looking for a new Commander-in-Chief for the Sweet Corn Festival. Our fearless leader just turned 80 in October and wants to turn over the helm to someone new so please consider taking on this vital position.

Well, as my dad would say, “That’s it, Fort Pitt!”  Enjoy this special time of year and keep creating!

Linda Brandenburg
President

FAA EVENT 2022

December 10 Christmas party (3:00–5:00 pm)

FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2023

January No Meeting

February 7 Dr. Hyacinth Paul, acrylic

March 7 Trish McKinney, multimedia

April 4 Louise Jackson, watercolor

May 2 Keiko Tanabe, watercolor (Workshop May 1–3)

June 6 Social

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

B-W GREENWAY COMMUNITY LAND TRUST TOUR OF HEBBLE CREEK RESERVE FOR ARTISTS

A walking tour of the Hebble Creek Reserve has been scheduled to assist artists to experience the beautiful features of the reserve for the B-W Greenway/Fairborn Art Association 2023 Juried Art Competition. A tour will be held on Wednesday, November 30 at 11:00 am.

The Hebble Creek Reserve is a beautiful park in the Greene County Parks & Trails. The Hebble Creek Reserve’s entrance is located on Spangler Road, between Ohio Route 235 (E. Xenia Avenue) and Dayton-Springfield Rd., (N. Broad Street) in Fairborn. Parking is available in the grass area along the road.

Please wear comfortable walking attire including boots. For additional information regarding the juried art competition, visit: www.bwgreenway.org; or call 937-281-1313.

…Submitted by Pat Higgins

HOLIDAY PARTY

Please join us for our annual Christmas Party on December 10 from 3:00–5:00 pm. FAA will cater the food but you MUST make a reservation for yourself and your guest with our greeter, Debbie Cosenza, by December 3. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped item, $10–$15 value. We hope to see you there.

FAA MEMBERS IN 2022 AREA ART EXHIBITION AT MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER

Congratulations to these FAA members who were selected to participate in the Middletown Arts Center Area Art Exhibition!

President’s Award: Brendan Higgins – “Natural Bridge”

Drawing Second Place: Brendan Higgins – “Foggy River Banks”

Watermedia Honorable Mention: Tessa Kalman – “Rainy Day on Front Street”

Watermedia Honorable Mention: Connie S. Gifford – “Early Morning Ride”

Accepted into the show:

Shirlee Bauer – “Here Comes the Kids”

Sherry Lily Cai – “Peace in the Noise”

Billie Dickson – “Flowers for M’Lady II” and “Catching Some Rays”

Connie S. Gifford – “Early Morning Ride”

Brendan Higgins – “Natural Bridge” and “Foggy River Bank”

Diana Hoke – “Walking the Dogs”

Tessa Kalman – “Rainy Day on Front Street”

Bonnie Kuntz – “A Muddy Day at the Track” and “Kissed by the Sun”

Rose Schultz – “Grenada”, “Shady Sojourn” and “Sittin’ Pretty”

M. J. White – “Zaza”

The Exhibition will be open to the public during regular business hours through December 14, 2022 at 130 N. Verity Pkwy., Middletown, OH 45042.

SAD NEWS OF A LONGTIME FAA MEMBER

We have just learned that longtime FAA member Mary Hart died on January 7, 2022. She had been in the care of her niece in Greenville, OH since the pandemic began. Mary was 94 years at the time of her death. Many members will remember Mary and her husband Charlie, who were both active in the organization. Mary was an oil painter and painted regularly with the Friday painters, and Charlie was a woodworker and active volunteer (building our original outdoor furniture and flower boxes). Many members will fondly remember celebrating Charlie’s 90th birthday at a meeting a few years ago.

…Submitted by Billie Dickson

MAY 2023 WORKSHOP WITH KEIKO TANABE

Coming in May 2023 is a wonderful watercolor workshop with well-known artist Keiko Tanabe as the instructor. Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan. As a child growing up in an art-loving family, she always enjoyed drawing and painting and won many awards in children’s art contests. However, art was not her chosen field of study later on. She earned a B.A. in intercultural communication (International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan) and an M.A. in international education (UCLA, California). She then worked in international relations positions in a Japanese government trade organization in Tokyo, at a large law firm in San Francisco and at a private consulting firm in San Diego. For decades, she has traveled extensively, mainly in European countries, Asia and North America.

Through all these years, Keiko knew there was in her heart the growing desire to someday become an artist. That, fueled by her love of travel and strong interest in other cultures, eventually found its way out in 2003. After learning basic drawing and watercolor painting skills at a local community school in San Diego, she took on her first project as an artist together with her father, a renowned scholar of French literature in Japan. Through the Azure Sea and Sky of Provence: A Tribute to Her Joie de Vivre (Kosei Publishing, Osaka, Japan) was published in August, 2003, authored by her father and illustrated by Keiko. From then on, she intensely taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting, just as one would do to master a foreign language.

Mostly self-taught, Keiko embarked on a professional art career in 2005 and started exhibiting publicly. In the same year she took a workshop from Alvaro Castagnet and discovered the joy of plein-air painting. Since that year her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across Americas and in Asia and Europe. Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world. She also had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Additionally, she self-publishes her art books and nine books have been completed to date. She’s also a sought-after workshop instructor. Since 2011, she has been invited to and completed successfully more than 400 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world. She has served as a juror in a number of art exhibitions including some major watercolor shows around the world such as the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the International Watercolour Masters, the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Utah Watercolor Society and the New Mexico Watercolor Society. In 2015 she was named an official Ambassador for Winsor & Newton. In 2018, she was appointed to the advisory board of the American Watercolor Weekly. In 2018 and 2019, she was invited to be a faculty member for the Plein Air Convention & Expo, the world’s largest plein-air painting event. Keiko currently lives in San Diego, California.

The registration form for the May 2023 Workshop is available in the Gallery and is attached here. Attachment: Keiko Tanabe Registration May 2023

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

REMINDERS

Our first meeting in 2023 will be on February 7. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 16, 2023. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that, for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

 

 

November 2022 Newsletter

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Autumn Greetings!

I’ve been enjoying watching the leaves turn from green to all the beautiful colors of Fall. The yellows, oranges, reds, and burgundies can take one’s breath away, especially when the sun is shining. They just seem to glow! Hopefully everyone is taking advantage and creating “masterpieces” with your own personal creativity. Speaking of personal creativity, I have been busy painting slates for various crafts shows and have two more to go. I have been painting slates for about 35 years, with slates I originally accumulated from my mother’s old farmhouse near Athens, Ohio. The slate I’m painting on now is from a chicken coop in South Vienna. I paint anything from snowmen, cardinals, chickadees, barns, flowers and lighthouses to peace signs, pets and football helmets. I enjoy putting on my music, sitting at my work desk in my front sunroom, shutting out the world, and entering my own world of art. I hope each of you have an outlet to express your gift of creativity.

Another reminder – Our Christmas party will be on Saturday, December 10, from 3:00–5:00 pm with catered food. Anyone planning to attend should contact our membership chair, Debbie Cosenza, by December 3 so we know how much food to buy. If you want to join in our gift exchange, please bring a $10–15 gift.

Don’t forget that we still need a new chairperson for the Sweet Corn Festival. Warren Brown, our faithful leader, just turned 80 in October and would like to retire from this important position. He is still willing to mentor anyone who is interested in volunteering. We all know this is our BIG moneymaker that keeps FAA running smoothly so please consider stepping up and helping.

Pat Dunker is giving up the position of Workshop Coordinator and Shirlee Bauer is taking over that position. I think we would all like to acknowledge what a wonderful job Pat did in providing and caring for our workshop artists over the years. It’s quite an undertaking which Pat did with enthusiastic competence and we owe her our grateful thanks for a job well-done! I have every confidence that Shirlee will do a great job and continue to provide FAA with talented artists from all over the country. Thank you, Pat and Shirlee!!!

I’d like to thank Jim and Connie Gifford, Roger and Jan Browning, and Billie Dickson for helping to clean out the office and back rooms of our gallery. It was a MAJOR undertaking and we managed to fill an empty dumpster and then filled Billie’s car with items to take to Goodwill. You can actually walk into the library without tripping over tables, chairs, crates, etc., and the back storage room has been cleared of old, unusable pieces. The office has been organized with extraneous articles removed. We worked for 3 1/2 hours and I can’t thank all these hard workers enough!! And once again, thanks to Lucy Burns and Carol Collett who made our library usable again!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 1, at 7:00 pm where Erica Keener, who works in pastels, will be our guest demo artist. I thoroughly enjoyed Nancy Neville last month and look forward to what Erica has to share.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting!

Linda Brandenburg
President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2022

November 1 Erica Keener, pastel
December 10 Christmas party (3:00–5:00 pm)

FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2023

January No Meeting
February 7 Dr. Hyacinth Paul, acrylic
March 7 Trish McKinney, multimedia (note change from previous announcement)
April 4 Louise Jackson, watercolor
May 2 Keiko Tanabe, watercolor (Workshop May 1–3)
June 6 Social

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

NOVEMBER’S FEATURED ARTIST –ERICA KEENER

Artist Erica Keener will demo her pastel art work at our November 1 meeting. With her bold use of color and her eye for natural detail, Erica’s work captures the world around us, asking viewers to reconsider even the most apparently ordinary scenes in what she refers to as “luminous brightscapes”. In particular she enjoys trying to recreate clouds and storms as they move over the landscape. Erica’s goal is to share that simple, meditative joy one can find in simply contemplating the ever changing skies above, and she would like to encourage everyone to look around more often – and especially to look up. Her work can be seen online at ericakeenerart.com, in her studio at the Front Street art complex and in private and corporate collections throughout the Miami Valley and beyond.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

MAY 2023 WORKSHOP WITH KEIKO TANABE

Coming in May 2023 is a wonderful watercolor workshop with well-known artist Keiko Tanabe as the instructor. Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan. As a child growing up in an art-loving family, she always enjoyed drawing and painting and won many awards in children’s art contests. However, art was not her chosen field of study later on. She earned a B.A. in intercultural communication (International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan) and an M.A. in international education (UCLA, California). She then worked in international relations positions in a Japanese government trade organization in Tokyo, at a large law firm in San Francisco and at a private consulting firm in San Diego. For decades, she has traveled extensively, mainly in European countries, Asia and North America.

Through all these years, Keiko knew there was in her heart the growing desire to someday become an artist. That, fueled by her love of travel and strong interest in other cultures, eventually found its way out in 2003. After learning basic drawing and watercolor painting skills at a local community school in San Diego, she took on her first project as an artist together with her father, a renowned scholar of French literature in Japan. Through the Azure Sea and Sky of Provence: A Tribute to Her Joie de Vivre (Kosei Publishing, Osaka, Japan) was published in August, 2003, authored by her father and illustrated by Keiko. From then on, she intensely taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting, just as one would do to master a foreign language.

Mostly self-taught, Keiko embarked on a professional art career in 2005 and started exhibiting publicly. In the same year she took a workshop from Alvaro Castagnet and discovered the joy of plein-air painting. Since that year her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across Americas and in Asia and Europe. Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world. She also had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Additionally, she self-publishes her art books and nine books have been completed to date. She’s also a sought-after workshop instructor. Since 2011, she has been invited to and completed successfully more than 400 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world. She has served as a juror in a number of art exhibitions including some major watercolor shows around the world such as the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the International Watercolour Masters, the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Utah Watercolor Society and the New Mexico Watercolor Society. In 2015 she was named an official Ambassador for Winsor & Newton. In 2018, she was appointed to the advisory board of the American Watercolor Weekly. In 2018 and 2019, she was invited to be a faculty member for the Plein Air Convention & Expo, the world’s largest plein-air painting event. Keiko currently lives in San Diego, California.

The registration form for the May 2023 Workshop is available in the Gallery and is attached here.

Keiko Tanabe Registration May 2023

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

CALL FOR ENTRIES – MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER AREA ART EXHIBITION

The submission deadline for the Middletown Arts Center Area Art Exhibition is approaching. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and living within a 50-mile radius of Middletown, Ohio. All works must be original and never exhibited previously in a juried exhibition at the MAC. Categories include ceramics, jewelry, glass, enamel, watermedia, oils/acrylics, drawing, and mixed media. The prospectus is available on their website. Artists may submit their work October 31 through November 3, 2022. A list of accepted work will be posted on their website on November 7. The Opening and Preview Event will be held on November 11 from 6:00–8:00 pm. The Exhibition will be open to the public during regular business hours November 11–December 14, 2022 at 130 N. Verity Pkwy., Middletown, OH 45042.

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 from 3:00–5:00 pm.

The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 16, 2023. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that, for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

October 2022 Newsletter

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Happy Fall, Y’All!

Can you believe summer is over and autumn has arrived? It will take me a while to reprogram my thoughts from flip flops, cutoffs, and t-shirts to jeans, sweaters, socks, and shoes, but I am looking forward to bonfires, apple crisp, fall foliage, and pumpkin spice (although I hear the jury is still out on it)!  It’s also a time for festivals, craft shows and bazaars so I hope you get out and enjoy the foods, sights and sounds of the season.

Speaking of festivals, our Sweet Corn Festival was quite exciting with all the storms and even a tornado warning but we “weathered” through all the difficulties and still made a decent profit. I’d like to thank, once again, all those in charge who worked SO hard to make this undertaking a reality and all the volunteers who worked the watermelon booth, the vendor’s booth, the information booth and of course, those who worked Thursday setting up the field for the vendor’s spaces. I saw a lot of smiling faces and heard no grumbling which, in my book, is a plus! Our chairman, Warren Brown, once again did an excellent job coordinating this event, putting out fires, and keeping things running on an even keel. The storms made things a bit tricky but Warren handled everything beautifully. A HUGE THANK YOU to you, Warren, and all you do!!!

We still need someone to step into Warren’s shoes to chair the Sweet Corn Festival. He is more than happy to take them under his wing and train them in the who, what, when, and where’s of this event. Please consider helping our organization with this major money maker for the FAA.

I would like to thank Jane Trame on behalf of the FAA for purchasing and donating the beautiful watermelon watercolor painted by Carol Teilhet, who was a long-time member of our organization. She was such a gifted artist who touched many lives with her loving spirit and this painting will be a special reminder of her amazing talent.

A reminder that we have paint-ins at our gallery on Thursday mornings beginning at 9:00 am, Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm, and Fridays at 10:00 am. The Thursday morning group focuses on watercolor and the other groups are all mediums. Feel free to join us!

I want to give everyone plenty of notice that this year’s Christmas party has been moved to SATURDAY, December 10 from 3:00–5:00 pm. I know I mentioned December 3 at the last meeting but, due to scheduling difficulties, it will now be December 10. The food will be catered. We will be taking reservations again through Debbie Cosenza and will keep you posted on deadlines. Please mark your calendars for this fun party!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm with Nancy Neville as our guest demo artist. See you there and keep creating!

Linda Brandenburg
President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2022

October 4 Nancy Nordloh Neville, watercolor (October Workshop is cancelled)
November 1 Erica Keener, pastel
December 10 Christmas party (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2023

January No Meeting
February 7 Dr. Hyacinth Paul, acrylic
March 7 Kathy Woodruff, stained glass
April 4 Louise Jackson, watercolor
May 2 Keiko Tenabe, watercolor (Workshop May 1–3)
June 6 Social

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

OCTOBER’S FEATURED ARTIST – NANCY NORDLOH NEVILLE

Our October demo artist is Nancy Nordloh Neville on watercolor. She does wonderful paintings of flowers and other things. Nancy is from Cincinnati and continues to win awards on her paintings. She attended the University of Cincinnati studying what was then called advertising but is now graphic design. Nancy is a professional member of the Cincinnati Art Club, The Women’s Art Club and the Lexington Art League. She paints weekly with the Brushettes of Montgomery. She shows in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois and her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

LIBRARY NEWS

The FAA lending library is reorganized and open to all members. Come to the meeting a little early or stay a few minutes late to browse through the many books available for loan. We also have quite a few books looking for forever homes; these are in boxes at the back of the room. Anything left over will be donated to Goodwill after this month’s meeting.

…Submitted by Carol Collett

THURSDAY EVENING PAINT GROUP

We are meeting on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 and would welcome any and all artists to join us. If you would like to attend, please confirm to Carol Collett 326-467-0578. Give it a try.

…Submitted by Carol Collett

FAA MEMBERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT PIQUA SHOW

The Piqua Arts Council held its 30th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition in September 2022. Congratulations to the following FAA members who received awards:

Tom Kinarney – 1st place in Drawing for “Maiden Voyage”
Connie Gifford – 1st place in Water Media for “Tucker the Hippo”
Donna Pierce-Clark – 3rd place in Water Media for “Chinatown, San Francisco”
Libby Rudolf – Honorable Mention in Water Media for “Three Friends”
Debbie Cosenza – 1st place in Miscellaneous for “Contemplations 1”
Jan Lendino – Honorable Mention in Miscellaneous for “Prehistoric Playmates”
Tom Kinarney – Honorable Mention in Miscellaneous for “Wistful Misty”

BARBARA OLEKAS AND CINDY SAYEEDI AT LOFINO PLAZA GALLERY

Barbara Olekas and Cindy Sayeedi will be having an art show at Lofino Plaza Gallery for the month of October, Monday-Thursday 9:00 am–7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am–12:00 pm, featuring artwork in watercolor, oil, acrylic and color pencil. The opening reception will be on October 5 from 5:00–7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The address is: 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio (inside the Beavercreek Senior Center).

YUKI HALL GREETING CARD WORKSHOP

Yuki Hall will be offering a 1-day, Fall-theme greeting card workshop on October 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. This is a casual and fun-filled “Make them – Take them home” type workshop that students of all levels can enjoy. We will be making three 5×6 greeting cards with 4×6 watercolor paintings with a Fall theme. These hand painted greeting cards can be framed in a 5×7 frame if so wished. Or, send them to your special friends or family members as a one of a kind hand-painted seasonal greeting card. While having lots of fun, you will learn many important watercolor painting concepts and techniques such as: composition, color harmony, edge quality, confident brush strokes and how to avoid rigidness and paint watercolor in a loose impressionistic style. The cost for this workshop is $55 which includes three sets of card making supplies and watercolor paper. To register, please send the payment along with your name, mailing address, email address and phone number to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432. For any questions regarding this class, please call, text or e-mail Yuki at (937) 679-2464   [email protected]   www.yukihallfineart.com

LOGAN COUNTY ART LEAGUE OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP

The Logan County Art League is sponsoring a Dan Knepper Landscapes in Oil Workshop to be held October 25, 26, and 27 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. For more information, visit: https://logancountyartleague.org

VILLAGE ARTISANS GALLERY EXHIBIT

Village Artisans at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio is holding a “Fantasy Animals & People” lobby gallery show through October 31, 2022. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours. For more information, call 937-767-1209 or visit www.villageartisans.blogspot.com

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 17, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that, for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

 

September 2022 Newsletter

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End of Summer Greetings, Fellow Artists!

I can’t believe summer is almost over… where did it go? I hope you all had “fun in the sun” despite some of the very hot temperatures. I enjoyed our June meeting and Members’ Show with the cook-out themed refreshments. All the work was outstanding and it’s fun to see everyone’s various talents on display. Congratulations to all the winners, although, in my eyes, you’re all winners!

We also had the BW Greenway exhibit in July, with some very beautiful artwork in a multitude of mediums, which the awards typified. It was fun to see everyone’s interpretation of the expanse of land off Spangler Road, my old stomping grounds when I was young. I know our friends from BW Greenway enjoyed partnering with us for this project and I thank everyone for their help.

I would like to give a HUGE shout out to Carol Collett and Lucille Burns for organizing and clearing out our library of duplicate and unwanted books. It is so clean and easy to explore our plethora of artist materials now and I recommend everyone go and see what a tremendous job they did. We will explain the new streamlined system on how to check out a book at our September meeting. The books that were removed will be part of a book giveaway held during our art supplies sale that day.

The 2022 Sweet Corn Festival is in the history books, and kudos to Warren Brown and his team of HARD workers who once again made it a success despite the rain, hail, and tornado warnings! I’m sure the attendance and profit numbers have to be down from last year but there was still a nice crowd of people when the sun was shining and I will be anxious to hear the final numbers. I cannot commend the committee chairs enough for the excellent job they continue to perform every year, i.e., Roger Browning, Sheryl Scott, Cheryl Miracle, Jane Trame, all the wonderful volunteers, and last, but not least, Warren Brown, who spearheads this enormous endeavor! This was Warren’s last year as Sweet Corn Festival chair and I don’t know how we can ever replace him. If anyone is interested in taking over this worthwhile project, please let me know. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart… you’re superheroes in my mind!!!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 6, at 7:00 pm, with Jacqueline Sullivan as our guest artist, and includes our annual Art Supplies Sale which will be held from 5:30–6:30 pm.

See you in September (once again, musical overtones…),

Linda Brandenburg
President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2022

September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
October 4 Nancy Nordloh Neville, watercolor (Workshop October 5–7)
November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
December 6 Christmas party

FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2023

January No Meeting
February 7 Dr. Hyacinth Paul, acrylic
March 7 Kathy Woodruff, stained glass
April 4 Louise Jackson, watercolor
May 2 Keiko Tenabe, watercolor (Workshop May 1-3)
June 6 Social

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

SEPTEMBER’S FEATURED ARTIST – JACQUELINE SULLIVAN

Fairborn Art Association is excited to announce that Jacqueline Sullivan will be our demo artist for our September 6, 2022 meeting. Our one hour demo program begins at 7:00 pm in our gallery located at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn. Jacqueline is a teaching artist with 30+ years of experience teaching classes at art centers, colleges, guilds and online. She is known for her multi-discipline workshops both here and abroad, experimenting with texture, layers, color, unusual materials, marks and words. She is a certified Golden Artist Educator, and a member of the education teams for Marabu Creative, Gel Press and Ampersand. She has a graphic design degree and has worked many years in publication, marketing and advertising design, with national awards for fashion publications. Her work has appeared in many magazines some of which are AcrylicWorks, Best of Acrylics, Creative Energy and Captivating Color the Best of Acrylics.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

2022 FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL PRELIMINARY REPORT

The Sweet Corn Festival Committee is happy to report that attendance at the festival was steady with Saturday appearing to be the bigger day. The afternoon storms no doubt slowed down attendance, but our parking crew reported that every available space all the way to the back of the high school was full early afternoon on Saturday. Vendors reported brisk sales and the Lions did well even with the rain events.

The Committee thanks all the FAA volunteers that committed to help at the vendors gate, information booth and watermelon booth. Without your assistance a successful event would not have happened!

Remember that next year is going to be our 41st annual event so begin thinking about the task you are going to volunteer for next August 19 and 20!

As well, I need to retire from this event so one of you all needs to step up and volunteer to take on this important task! You will have the opportunity to understudy the process of making the festival happen throughout the rest of 2022 and 2023 up till the event date!

…Submitted by Warren K. Brown, Committee Chair

TREASURER’S SWEET CORN FESTIVAL PRELIMINARY REPORT

As of 29 August 2022, the total revenue from the Sweet Corn Festival was $28,602.73; total expenses are $13,678.45. This leaves a net income of $14,924.28. There is more revenue expected from the food venders and from the Lions Club. We also have more expenses including Kroger for the watermelon, ice and water, and other expenses. As of 29 August 2022, the total revenue for the watermelon booth was $2321.20. We owe Kroger $1127.20 and are owed by the Lions Club $346.55, giving us a profit of $1540.55. The rain and storms really put a damper on our sales this year, but we did go through 130 watermelons and sold about 1200 cups of melon. Thanks to all who helped at the watermelon booth this year.

…Submitted by Roger Browning

 ART SUPPLIES SALE

Our Art Supplies Sale will be held on September 6 from 5:30–6:30 pm (simultaneously with our board meeting). Prior registration is not required this year. If you have art supplies that you wish to sell, you may bring them to the FAA Gallery for set up between 5:00 and 5:30 pm. The doors will be open and a table will be provided. If weather permits, some tables may be set up outside. Set up and all sales transactions are your responsibility so make sure you bring enough money to make change. Final cleanup of all items is also yours to do; nothing is to be left in the gallery or outside.

FAA LIBRARY NEWS

After a two-year Covid break, the library revamp project is ready to be unveiled. We have reorganized the books to a more user-friendly format. We will give a brief intro at the September meeting. Right now we need your help finding books that have been borrowed through the years and never returned, undoubtedly forgotten about. Everyone, please look through your art book collection and pull out any that are stamped on the back-inside cover “Property of FAA”. (I found one that I didn’t even know I had.) We would like to get the books back into circulation. You can bring books to the meeting or call Carol Collett at 326-467-0578 to arrange a delivery time.

…Submitted by Carol Collett and Lucy Burns

ART BOOK GIVEAWAY

We have many books that were purged from the library that will be available during the Art Supplies Sale prior to the September meeting. Some of these are duplicates. Come early and help yourself.

…Submitted by Carol Collett

MEMBER NEWS

Congratulations to these FAA members for their exciting accomplishments!

Connie Weber sold an acrylic floral painting that was exhibited in the FAA Members’ Show.
Pat Higgins received a second place ribbon for a photograph entered in the Middletown Arts Center Student Show.
Clarice Moore is featured in an exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute called “Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Tribute” until September 4, and her work was included in a June exhibit at Sinclair Community College featuring the African American Visual Artists Guild’s “The Artists Life” project.
Tessa Kalman sold a watercolor piece that was in the Western Ohio Watercolor Society’s Annual Members’ Show titled “Sounds of the Street Fair”. Her watercolor painting titled “Evening, Outskirts of Plain City, Ohio” was accepted into the Rosewood Art Center’s annual “The View” juried show and then sold during the exhibit. Her watercolor painting in the B-W Greenway and FAA Landscapes2022 show titled “The Precious Wild Waters” won People’s Choice Award. Tessa recently completed a 4’ x 8’ acrylic mural for the Dayton VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center commons room (their long-term nursing care unit); it is an underwater scene featuring sea life, meant to bring a sense of calm and serenity for the Veteran residents.

The following FAA members won awards at the Miamisburg Art Gallery 2022 Juried Exhibition. It is a great show worth seeing. Open for extended hours through September 10.

Bonnie Kuntz – Second place in Mixed Media for “A Muddy Day at the Track”
Rose Schultz – Third place in Mixed Media for “Sunshine and Shadows”
Terri Caprio – Second place in Drawing for “Ukrainian Looking Forward”
Elizabeth Martin – Third place in Water Media for “Beets Me”
Shirlee Bauer – Honorable mention in Water Media for “Here Comes the Kids”
Lorenzo Lee – Special award for “Early Morning Tranquil Farm”

FAA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2022

Three local high school seniors received a $1,000 scholarship each. The Fairborn Art Association awards three $1,000 scholarships annually for graduating high school seniors who are planning to pursue art in college. Letters and applications are distributed to area high schools’ guidance counselors and/or art teachers. Students submit digital examples of completed art work, along with a recommendation letter from an art teacher, to the association. A panel of association members examines each entry and chooses three eligible student winners. The recipients for 2022 scholarships are Ms. Brooke Hustead, Miamisburg High School; Ms. Stella Lieff, Yellow Springs High School; and Ms. Sadie Miller, Southeastern High School. The scholarship checks were awarded at the June meeting of the Fairborn Art Association, 221 N. Central, in Fairborn, Ohio. The students and their families attended. The competition was really tough this year–congratulations to these winners!

…Submitted by James Gifford

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES 2022 JURIED ART COMPETITION AWARDS

The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association, for the eleventh year, sponsored a juried art competition to heighten public awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve these assets. Each year, a different location within the greenway is selected for the artists to visit and be inspired. The 2022 location was Spangler Nature Preserve. This year, the competition attracted 29 artists and 54 pieces of artwork. The juror for Landscapes2022 was Ms. Eve Fleck. On July 10, the opening reception was held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and awards were presented to the following artists:

■ First Place – Brendan Higgins, “Foggy …..” (Three Pieces Honored)
■ Second Place – Constance Hanselman, “The Grace of Shade”
■ Third Place – Carol Collett, “Pretty Prickles”
■ Honorable Mention, nine artists received ribbons: Patricia Dunker, Connie Gifford, Lucille Burns, Lorenzo Lee, Linda Brandenburg, David Riel, Shannon Grecula, Barbara Weinert-McBee, and Suzie King

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

OCTOBER 2022 WORKSHOP WITH NANCY NORDLOH NEVILLE

Our October workshop will be given by Nancy Nordloh Neville. She does wonderful paintings of flowers and other things but flowers will be the main aspect of the workshop. Nancy is from Cincinnati and continues to win awards on her paintings. It promises to be a wonderful workshop. Hope we can encourage many participants to come. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached here.

Attachment: Nancy Neville Registration Oct 2022

                                                                                                                                                       …Submitted by Pat Dunker

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL FINE ART EXHIBITION

The Piqua Arts Council will hold its 30th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition representing artists from all over the state, in September 2022. A maximum of 180 works of art including drawing, oil and acrylics, water media, photography, three dimensional works and miscellaneous works will be featured. The show will be open to the public from September 9 to September 30, 2022 during normal hours at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St. Piqua, OH 45356.

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 19, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that, for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

 

August 2022 News

Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery will be hosting “Watercolor Ohio, 2022 Artist Talk with Yuki Hall” on Wednesday, August 17 from 12:00–1:00 pm. Yuki will share her journey, artistic process and inspiration in this educational presentation followed by a Q & A session. It is free, but prior registration is necessary. Registrations are done by Eventbrite. Go to the Eventbrite website, www.eventbrite.com and type in Yuki Hall in the search, and it will take you to the registration. This is an online event.

The submission deadline for the Middletown Arts Center 2022 Photography & Digital Art Competition and Exhibit is fast approaching! Submissions must be entered by Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm EST. The exhibit runs from September 9–October 20, 2022 with a Preview Event on Friday, September 9 from 6:00–8:00 pm.

Registration deadline for the Piqua Arts Council Fine Art Exhibition is Friday, August 19, 2022 with artwork drop off on Saturday, August 27 and Monday, August 29. The show will be open to the public from September 9 to September 30, 2022 during normal hours at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St., Piqua, OH 45356.

June 2022 Newsletter

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Hello Fellow Artists!

Hasn’t the weather been fabulous? It’s so good to see everything green again, the flowers and trees blooming, the birds singing and the bees buzzing. I hope you have been enjoying this beautiful time of year and that allergy attacks haven’t been too severe.

First of all, I want to thank all of you who entered our Members’ Show and congratulate all the winners, although to me, you’re all winners! We had so many fine pieces with a lot of variety in styles and mediums. I believe our judge, David R. Smith, had a difficult time trying to decide who to select for the various prizes. I would also like to give a big thanks to Connie Gifford and Carol Edsall who commandeered this event, and to all the volunteers…we couldn’t do it without you! You should all be proud of your entries and we will see who wins what at our next meeting in June.

Speaking of which, our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm, where we will be serving hot dogs, baked beans, chips, some sort of salad, dessert, and drinks. You do not need to bring anything, just your appetites. We will be introducing the Sweet Corn queen and king, the three scholarship winners, inducting this year’s officers (all of whom are returning from last year) and, as previously mentioned, we will be voting for the People’s Choice Awards, where each of you will choose your top three picks from our Members’ Show. This will be our last meeting for the summer so I hope to see a good turn out!

The BW Greenway show is fast approaching so please look for details in our newsletter.

Plans for the Sweet Corn Festival are in full swing so please be sure to sign up and volunteer for the Watermelon Booth (Roger Browning) and the many other jobs needed, i.e., the Information Booth, Vendor Gate, Laying out of vendor spaces, etc. (Warren Brown). As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, the Sweet Corn Festival is essential to maintaining funds for FAA to function, and we desperately need a volunteer to step up to chair this event as Warren will be stepping down after this year. Please consider assuming this important position. Warren will be more than happy to show you the ropes!

We now have internet service in our gallery! A huge thank you to Roger Browning for undertaking this project.

I would also like to remind you that we will be having our annual artist supplies sale at our September meeting where you may set up a table and sell extra paints, brushes, paper, canvases, etc. before the meeting. It’s a wonderful opportunity to clean out your studios of extraneous items.

As my first year as president is winding down, I would like to say how grateful I am for all Board members and Committee Chairpersons with whom I have had the privilege to work in 2021–22. You all couldn’t have been more kind and helpful as I blindly stumbled through my responsibilities, generally clueless as to what I was to do in many situations. You were patient as I slowly learned my capabilities, and listened to my many, varied questions. You all are fabulous and I look forward to what 2022–23 brings.

Looking forward to our June meeting, and as always, keep creating!

Linda Brandenburg
President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2022

June 7 Social
July No meeting
August No meeting
September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
October 4 Nancy Nordloh Neville, watercolor (Workshop October 5–7)
November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
December 6 Christmas party

With new CDC guidelines, we are no longer asking members to reserve a place at the Tuesday meeting/demos or requiring masks.

                                                                                                                                                 …Submitted by Carol Edsall

2022 FAA MEMBERS’ SHOW AWARDS

Best of Show $300: Yuki Hall for “View from Oscar Emanuel Monument”
First Place $150: Connie S. Gifford for “Hugh Hippo”
Second Place $75: Tom Kinarney for “Maiden Voyage”
Third Place $50: Donna Pierce Clark for “Sentry”

Honorable Mention $25:
Lisa Becker “Are You There”; Jackie Albright “Oh Those Roses”; Warren Brown “New Car”; Clarice Moore “Paul”; Debbie Cosenza “Beneath the Surface No. 2”; Marsha Elliott “Glacier Park”; Carol Edsall “Morning Glow”; Esther Wilson “Pearls Secret”

Judge’s Merit Award:
Shirley Harbaugh “Grandma In All Her Glory”; Nancy Dankof “Between the Wires”; Bonnie Kuntz “The Bear Facts”; Pat Dunker “Splish Splash”; Mary Spicer “Icelandic Trolls”; Shirlee Bauer “Chalk One Up for Art”; Nyeon Ju Woo “Autumn Late of Country”; Lucy Burns “The Window In The Wood”

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

2022 FAA MEMBERS’ SHOW JUROR STATEMENT

Thank you to the Fairborn Art Association for the invitation to juror the exhibition. Though I was honored with the duty, it’s an arduous job of selecting pieces to award. As the exhibition was open to many mediums from photography to sculpture and collage to colored pencil, there was the added challenge of comparing and selecting pieces that were drastically different.

With regard to criteria, a number of things should be considered: Beauty – does one find the piece captivating? One may be drawn to a piece because of a pleasing composition, the colors, &/or textures. Or perhaps the piece elicits an Emotional Response? Also, the presentation &/or Framing might aid or detract from the beauty of a piece.

Technical Skill – does the artist show mastery of the medium?

Uniqueness – does the artist show us something different. Has the artist taken risks?

Meaning – is the piece thought provoking or is there a story behind the piece? Or… is the piece purely representational?

Lastly, as a watercolorist, I also have an additional criteria for watermedia – “Does the painting showcase the qualities of watercolor well?” What makes watercolor so unique and enjoyable (and sometimes challenging) is the medium of water, which helps the artists create the beautiful interminglings of color, unique textures, and transparent glazes that are unique to watercolor.

Regarding criteria and juroring however, as the artist Herman Pekel once said, “Artists make the worst judges, as they focus on the technical side vs the emotional side of the painting.” He added that if Van Gogh would have entered an exhibition, Artists would have never selected his pieces.

In response, I tried to take this into consideration and not just look at the paintings with a “technical eye”, but also to simply view the paintings in terms of whether I felt drawn to the painting. Does the painting illicit an emotion? Does the piece hold my interest?

Again, there were many more worthy submissions than there were spots available. Thank you for sharing them and congratulations to the selected artists.

David R. Smith, AWS, NWS
www.dsmithfineart.com

FAA BOOTH AT GARDEN AFFAIR

Connie Gifford and Shirley Bauer will be representing the FAA at the Osborn Historic Garden Club’s Garden Affair. This Garden and Art Fair will be held on June 18, 2022 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm on Main Street Commons (Main Street and Grand Avenue) in Fairborn. This will be a great opportunity to promote our organization to the community and it’s free! A tent will be set up, information about FAA will be handed out and artwork will be displayed.

WATERMELON BOOTH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Watermelon Booth schedule is filling up nicely. I appreciate all those who have volunteered so far, however, I still need two people for Saturday, August 20, 4:30 to 7:00 pm, and three people for Sunday, August 21, 3:30 to 6:00 pm. If we don’t get volunteers for those shifts we will have to shut down early and that will impact our sales and our profits. If you can help with these shifts, please contact me at [email protected] or (937) 760-5222. Thank you for your support.

                                                                                                                                               …Submitted by Roger Browning

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES 2022 JURIED ART COMPETITION – UPDATE

The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & the Fairborn Art Association’s Landscapes 2022 juried art competition is underway. It has been held for the past 11 years to heighten public awareness of preserving local greenspaces through art.

Annually, a different location which has been preserved is selected. The 2022 location for the competition is Spangler Nature Preserve, one of the newest parks for the Clark County Park District. The Spangler Nature Preserve encompasses property acquired on both sides of Spangler Road by B-W Greenway.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. A 2-D work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, or photography. A 2-D art may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. 3D art, less than 60 lbs. in weight. 3-D sculpture, must fit through a standard doorway.

All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany all entry forms. Artwork may be offered for sale by the artist; 20% of each sale will be taken as a donation to B-W Greenway Community Land Trust.

The judge for Landscapes2022 is Eve Fleck. She served as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Springfield Museum of Art. Eve worked as a studio ceramicist operating Eve Fleck Porcelain for 30 years. Her work is included in several museum collections and art publications. Eve received her B.A. in Visual Arts from Goddard College with additional study at the San Francisco Art Institute, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Penland School of Crafts.

The Opening Reception will be held at the Fairborn Art Gallery on Sunday, July 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The art will be on display at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and open to the public on July 17 and July 24. For additional information, visit the B-W Greenway webpage: http://www.bwgreenway.org or contact Pat Higgins.

Volunteers from FAA would be welcomed to assist with the Opening Reception and the following two Sundays. If you can help, please contact Pat Higgins.

                                                                                                                                                       …Submitted by Pat Higgins

OCTOBER 2022 WORKSHOP WITH NANCY NORDLOH NEVILLE

Our October workshop will be given by Nancy Nordloh Neville. She does wonderful paintings of flowers and other things but flowers will be the main aspect of the workshop. Nancy is from Cincinnati and continues to win awards on her paintings. It promises to be a wonderful workshop. Hope we can encourage many participants to come. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached here.

Attachment: Nancy Neville Registration Oct 2022

                                                                                                                                                       …Submitted by Pat Dunker

 JACQUELINE SULLIVAN CLASS SCHEDULE

Exercises in Abstractions – June 8, 15 & 22, Cincinnati, OH
Complex Gel Prints – June 11, Online via Zoom
Palette Productions – July 18–22, Pensacola, FL
Exercises in Abstractions – August 3, 10 & 17, Cincinnati, OH
Eco Printing – August 19–22, Glendale, OH
A Mixed Media Art Retreat – August 25–29, Mineral Point, WI
Painting the Colors, Textures and Horizons of Italy – September 13–19, LaMarche, Italy

VILLAGE ARTISANS GALLERY EXHIBIT

Village Artisans at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio is holding “A Little Bit Different” lobby gallery show of art created by their members. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours through July 11, 2022. For more information, call 937-767-1209 or visit www.villageartisans.blogspot.com .

SPRINGFIELD MUSEUM OF ART 76TH ANNUAL JURIED MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION

The Springfield Museum of Art will host its 76th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition July 30 to October 2, 2022. Adult members can submit up to two works of art and are guaranteed to have one piece accepted. Submissions deadline is June 6 with drop-off for accepted entries on July 15 and 16. The Opening Reception will be held on July 30. The Museum is located at 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, OH 45504. For more information, visit their website at: https://www.springfieldart.net/?time=upcoming

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL FINE ART EXHIBITION

The Piqua Arts Council will hold its 30th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition representing artists from all over the state, in September 2022. A maximum of 180 works of art including drawing, oil and acrylics, water media, photography, three dimensional works and miscellaneous works will be featured. Registration deadline is Friday, August 19, 2022 with artwork drop off on Saturday, August 27 and Monday, August 29. The show will be open to the public from September 9 to September 30, 2022 during normal hours at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St. Piqua, OH 45356. For more information, visit their website at: https://piquaartscouncil.org/annual-art-exhibition

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://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

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 15, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that, for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

May 2022 Newsletter

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Spring Greetings!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend, despite the cold weather. Can you believe we had snow the day after, although it was beautiful. I know, if you live in Ohio…

Our Members’ Show will be one of the highlights of our May 3 meeting, along with David R. Smith’s demo. Since there is so much talent in our organization, I, for one, am looking forward to seeing everyone’s entries and the announcement of winners. I’m also anxious to see our guest artist’s presentation, which should be very informative and entertaining. Don’t forget that we start promptly at 7:00 pm so come early to see the show and claim your seat since we are expecting a large attendance.

The judging for the three $1000 scholarships has been finalized and letters sent to the winners and non-winners. We had nine entries this year and they all exhibited varying works and talents, which made it challenging for our judges. The winners will be presented with their scholarships at the June 7 meeting.

Speaking of our June 7 meeting, we will be serving a picnic style meal of hot dogs, baked beans, chips, etc., and voting for our People’s Choice Awards, which is always lots of fun, so please plan on attending. That will also be our last meeting until September.

Our Sweet Corn Festival will be here before you know it so PLEASE sign up to help us by filling out the volunteer sheets located in the Gallery. We need volunteers to help with setup on August 18–19 and with festival duties on August 20–21. Once again, this is our BIG money maker and much help is needed. Roger Browning will also be needing help at the Watermelon Booth so, when he contacts you, please help if you are able. And last, but not least, we still need a Sweet Corn Chair to assist Warren Brown and take over for 2023. I can’t stress enough how much we need someone to step into this position. This is Warren’s last year and, if no one volunteers, we will be out thousands of dollars that support our organization so please seriously consider helping us if that is your talent.

We are considering participating in the Garden Show in downtown Fairborn on Saturday, June 18, 10:00 am–3:00 pm, publicizing FAA and getting our name out into the community so we may need your help setting up or working the booth.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in May, so keep creating and enjoy Spring, no matter what the weather!

Linda Brandenburg
President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2022

May 3 David R. Smith watercolor demo (workshop May 2–4)
June 7 Social
July 5 No meeting
August 2 No meeting
September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
October 4 Demo and Workshop TBD
November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
December 6 Christmas party

With new CDC guidelines, we are no longer asking members to reserve a place at the Tuesday meeting/demos or requiring masks. Please only bring food or drink for yourself and clean up afterward.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

MAY’S FEATURED ARTIST DAVID R. SMITH

Fairborn Art Association is pleased to welcome David R. Smith for our May demo and workshop. David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.

David’s favorite subjects tend to be found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration. Depicting a subject in great light, capitalizing on the contrast developed by light and shadow, while showcasing the assortment of jewels that happen naturally through the fluid medium, keeps David eager to paint his next creation.

David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others.

  …Submitted by Pat Dunker

2022 MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW UPDATE

FAA Members’ Show artwork will be accepted on Thursday, April 28, from noon to 5:00 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 3 at the FAA meeting.

Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers. 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.

Note New Changes:  Photography will now be included in the show, however, maximum of two entries per member. Entry fee for each piece of artwork is $10; Size not to exceed 30 x 40 inches.

Registration: Thursday, April 28 from Noon to 5:00 pm

Show Opening: May 8, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Prizes Awarded: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours: Sundays, May 8, 15, and 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Note: The Members’ Show will end at the June 7, 2022 meeting and is now included with the People’s Choice. Artwork will be removed after the meeting.

Pick Up: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 after the FAA meeting and on Thursday, June 9 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring only food/drink for yourself because we will not furnish anything for the guests due to COVID-19. We will assign one person in your group to have access to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave.

Please check with us when you register your art to make sure who will have gallery access. 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. Remember to share this information with your friends on Social Media such as Facebook.

If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, contact Connie Gifford at [email protected] or Carol Edsall at [email protected] .

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

I want to remind all members of the need for Sweet Corn Festival volunteers for the time period of August 18–21. See the sign-up sheet for volunteer positions!

…Submitted by Warren Brown, Sweet Corn Festival Chair

WATERMELON BOOTH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Our Sweet Corn Festival is August 20–21 this year. As always, we will need volunteers for the Watermelon Booth, as well as the other activities. I have put the Watermelon Booth Schedules in the gallery on a clipboard on the entrance desk. If you would prefer, you can email me at [email protected] and I will sign you up. Please sign up for this very important fund raiser early. I will also have the schedules at the May meeting for you.

…Submitted by Roger Browning

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

The annual membership fees are due by June 1. If you haven’t renewed yet, FAA Membership forms are available at the office.

…Submitted by Debbie Cosenza, Membership Chair

EVENING ART GROUP EXPLORATION

We have had a new member express an interest in starting an evening painting group at the gallery. Elizabeth Beecher does oil paintings and would be willing to help beginners get started; however, any medium would be welcome. If you would be interested in joining an evening painting group, please contact me at [email protected] .

…Submitted by Carol Collett, Gallery Coordinator

YUKI HALL VACATION WORKSHOP

Yuki Hall will be presenting a painting and sketching vacation workshop, “Capturing the Magic of Tuscany
in Florence & Trequanda, Italy from September 22 to September 30, 2022. It is a trip of a lifetime for artists & art enthusiasts, combining Renaissance art, history, culture, watercolor painting, Tuscan cuisine and wine! We will be staying in a hotel in the Oltramo district in Florence for the first 2 nights, then the next 6 nights, in the 16th century renovated family owned farmhouse with its history and vineyard. The trip includes a private guided tour in Florence, entrance to Accademia, Uffizi gallery, a private guided tour in Siena with entrance to Siena cathedral, private excursions to Pienza and Bagno Vigoni, cooking class, vineyard and wine tour as well as watercolor painting and sketching instruction by Yuki throughout the trip. All the transportation during the trip and most meals are included. For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected] , 937-679-2464. The information about this trip is also on her website, www.yukihallfineart.com .

VILLAGE ARTISANS ART ON THE LAWN

Village Artisans presents the 38th Annual Art On The Lawn on Saturday, August 13, 2022. This juried Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is held on the yard outside Mills Lawn Elementary School in Yellow Springs, Ohio. For more information, contact Village Artisans Gallery at 937-767-1209 or visit their website at www.villageartisans.blogspot.com .

REFRESHMENT POLICY

FAA will have water and soft drinks available at the meetings. We will not be encouraging the sharing of food at our meetings, however, if someone wants to bring snacks to share, they must be individually prepackaged. You are welcome to bring your own personal snacks. Please be responsible for cleaning up after yourself.

…Submitted by Carol Collett, Galley Coordinator

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://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

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 16, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletter or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

April 2022 Newsletter

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Hello Fellow Artists!

Well, we’ve had our usual Ohio weather, 70 degrees one day and snow the next, but Spring is just around the corner and soon we’ll have the arrival of crocus and daffodils. I’ve already observed and heard the robins in the tree behind my house and had the first fly in my house!

Debbie Cozensa has emailed members with a reminder about our annual membership fees being due. The board voted not to raise the amount so they will be the same as in years past… let’s hear it for no inflation in the FAA! We are also asking if the members would be interested in holding some of our winter meetings on a Saturday afternoon, which would eliminate night driving. Please respond to Debbie’s request in a timely manner.

Andi Sanders will be our speaker for our April 5 meeting, demonstrating alcohol inks, and, as the mask and reservation policies have been lifted, we hope to see you there!

I also want to remind you of the upcoming Members’ Fine Art Show, with drop off on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 5:00 pm. There is a limit of two entries per person, $10 each entry, and photography is included. Details are listed in the prospectus. Thank you to Carol Edsall and Connie Gifford for the fine job they’ve done organizing this event.

The board is kicking around some fun plans for our June meeting which includes our People’s Choice Awards. I will have more information on this next month.

Take care and keep creating, for art, like many things in life, is a process.

Linda Brandenburg
President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2022

April 5 Andi Sanders, alcohol ink
May 3 David R. Smith watercolor demo (workshop May 2–4)
June 7 Social
July 5 No meeting
August 2 No meeting
September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
October 4 demo and Workshop TBD
November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
December 6 Christmas party

With new CDC guidelines, we are no longer asking members to reserve a place at the Tuesday meeting/demos or requiring masks. Please only bring food or drink for yourself and clean up afterward.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

APRIL’S FEATURED ARTIST — ANDI SANDERS

The Fairborn Art Association will host local artist Andi Sanders on April 5, 2022 at their gallery at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn. The gallery is located in the far corner, behind the former school building, now senior housing.

Andi will be demonstrating her alcohol ink art work, beginning at 7:00 pm.

She is a retired RN of over 40 years and, as an artist, is known for her fine art photography and alcohol ink artwork. She teaches alcohol ink techniques to the Dayton and surrounding communities. She is a part of the Bellbrook Artists Collective owned by artist John Landsiedel, and her work is displayed there also.

Please join us for this exciting demo which is open to the public.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

MAY 2022 WORKSHOP WITH DAVID R. SMITH

Fairborn Art Association is pleased to welcome David R. Smith for our May 2–4, 2022 Workshop. David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.

David’s favorite subjects tend to be found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration. Depicting a subject in great light, capitalizing on the contrast developed by light and shadow, while showcasing the assortment of jewels that happen naturally through the fluid medium, keeps David eager to paint his next creation.

David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached here.

FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022

Only 3 openings are left for this workshop so register soon! If anyone needs or has not received the supply list or copies of the paintings we will be doing at the workshop, please contact Pat Dunker.

                                                                                                                                                       …Submitted by Pat Dunker

FAA MEMBERS IN 2022 GREENE COUNTY SENIOR ARTISAN SHOW

FAA members Billie Dickson, Carol Collett, Lucy Burns and Warren Brown participated in the Greene County Senior Artisan Show which was held in March at our FAA Gallery. Congratulations to Carol Collett and Lucy Burns who each sold a painting!

 …Submitted by Connie Gifford

JOANN DAVENPORT EXHIBIT AT LOFINO PLAZA

Throughout the month of May, the Gallery at Lofino Plaza will feature the artwork of Joann Davenport. The Gallery is located at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio, 45432. The reception will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Lofino Center hours are Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–7:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am–4:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

…Submitted by Joann Davenport

MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER TEXTILE ART EXHIBIT

Middletown Arts Center is currently exhibiting “The Art of Fiber” featuring a range of quilting and textile art completed by CQAFA – Contempory Quilt and Fiber Artists. This exhibit runs through May 5, 2022 during regular building hours and is free and open to the public. A Meet the Artists and Demo Day will be held on April 13, 2022 from 10:00 am–3:00 pm. Middletown Arts Center is located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH 45042.

VILLAGE ARTISANS GALLERY EXHIBIT

Village Artisans Gallery is holding an exhibit created by their members with the theme “It’s Not Easy Being Green” featuring art that is literally green or of an environmental nature. This exhibit will be open through May 16, 2022 in their Lobby Gallery, 100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH during regular gallery hours and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Village Artisans Gallery at 937-767-1209 or visit their website at www.villageartisans.blogspot.com .

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY WORKSHOP

Ohio Watercolor Society, in conjunction with Watercolor Ohio 2022, is offering a workshop by Pat Moseuk titled “Abstracts in Mixed Watermedia” on Tuesday, June 14 through Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH.

MARIA STEIN SHRINE JURIED ART SHOW & SALE – CALL FOR ENTRIES 

The 12th Annual Maria Stein Shrine Art Show and Sale is inviting artists to participate in a juried show and sale to be held this summer at Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, 2291 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein, OH 45860. Contact Diana Russell at 419-733-7569 or 419-925-4532.

K12 GALLERY & TEJAS OFFERING SATURDAY ART CLASSES AND SUMMER ART CAMP

K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educational and Joint Adult Studio), located at 341 South Jefferson Street in Dayton, offers Saturday art classes for Kindergarten age through adults, Kids Summer Art Camp and more. For additional information, visit their website at: https://k12tejasgallery.org

REFRESHMENT POLICY
FAA will have water and soft drinks available at the meetings. We will not be encouraging the sharing of food at our meetings, however, if someone wants to bring snacks to share, they must be individually prepackaged. You are welcome to bring your own personal snacks. Please be responsible for cleaning up after yourself.

                                                                                                                                                  …Submitted by Carol Collet

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://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

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 18, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

 

March 2022 Newsletter

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Hello Fellow Artists!

Valentine’s Day is over and hopefully you spent it with loved ones (and maybe some chocolate was involved?). We seem to be plowing our way through the winter months, literally, and I hope everyone has remained safe and warm, using this time of indoor activity for productivity!

Our next meeting will be March 1 at 7:00 pm, when we will welcome Jane Halliwell Green, who will be demonstrating a botanical style of painting. Her works are beautiful and I am looking forward to learning her techniques. Masks will still be required and please give Debbie Cosenza your reservation.

I am happy to announce Evvie Moore as our new Sunshine chairperson. Jim Gifford, who volunteered to fill this position since it was vacated, has been doing a super job in this role but his hands are full with his other duties. Evvie graciously accepted and we couldn’t be happier! She will begin March 1 so if you know of someone who is sick, in the hospital, or has a death in the family, please contact Evvie.

Another change has to do with our website administrator. Jackie Albright, who has done an excellent job for twenty years, is turning over the reins to Sheryl Scott and April Coppess. We can’t thank Jackie enough for her dedication to the Fairborn Art Association as Corresponding Secretary, which included website administration, editing of the monthly newsletter, maintaining the membership database, preparation of the membership directory, and much more. She has spent endless hours of her time to promote our organization and I commend her loyalty and devotion. We also welcome Sheryl and April into their new positions and I look forward to working with these ladies. I would also ask for your patience as they will be learning the ropes, so we will be a work in progress.

Our spring show is fast approaching so let’s all keep “throwing paint,” as Connie Gifford says, and enter our finished masterpieces. Be aware that this year there will be allowed only TWO entries per artist, and photography is included. Details are covered in this newsletter.

There are still openings for the David R. Smith workshop in May so contact Pat Dunker if you would like to enroll…should be a fascinating class!

My personal congratulations to all of you who have had shows or are getting ready to appear in a show. What an accomplishment! I’m proud of each and every one of you.

Take care and keep creating!

Linda Brandenburg

President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2022

March 1 Jane Halliwell, botanical watercolor      August 2 No meeting
April 5 Andi Sanders, alcohol ink                         September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
May 3 Workshop, David R. Smith, watercolor    October 4 Workshop, TBD
June 7 Social                                                           November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
July 5 No meeting                                                   December 6 Christmas Party

We are currently requesting that attendees continue to reserve a space for all demos through Debbie Cosenza and all safety considerations will continue including distancing and masking.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

MARCH’S FEATURED ARTIST — JANE HALLIWELL GREEN

The Fairborn Art Association meeting for March 1, 2022 features well known watercolor, color pencil and textile artist Jane Halliwell Green. She will be demonstrating her expertise in botanical watercolor. All current safety protocols will be in place for the meeting. Attendees must register their intent to attend by emailing Debbie Cosenza.

Jane’s interest in art began as a little girl watching her Irish grandmother hook rugs. She was fascinated by color and texture and loved to work with her hands. By 1992, Jane was a well-known textile designer and teacher. She was the first rug designer invited to teach at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D, C., and was affiliated with this institution for over 6 years. She is the author of three books on fiber-arts.
Jane used watercolors to design and plan rugs. She loved this medium so much she returned to school to study fine art. In May, 2005 she graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She has taught watercolor in the Portland, Maine schools, The Maine College of Art, Anne Arundel Community College, and The Art Academy in Easton, Maryland. She was an adjunct instructor at Anne Arundel Community College and an instructor at Maryland Hall for the Arts and the Kent Island Arts Association.
Jane is a current member of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society and the Miamisburg Art Gallery. She was a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society before moving to Ohio. She was also a member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club and The Color Pencil Society of America. Her work in watercolor, color pencil, and fiber has been exhibited nationally.
Jane also holds a bachelor degree in Anthropology from Chatham College. She is also a spiritual medium working with clients all over the world. Visit her websites at: http://www.janehalliwell.com and http://www.janehalliwellart.com

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

MAY 2022 WORKSHOP WITH DAVID R. SMITH

Fairborn Art Association is pleased to welcome David R. Smith for our May 2–4, 2022 Workshop. David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.

David’s favorite subjects tend to be found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration. Depicting a subject in great light, capitalizing on the contrast developed by light and shadow, while showcasing the assortment of jewels that happen naturally through the fluid medium, keeps David eager to paint his next creation.

David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached. Please register as soon as possible so we don’t have to cancel.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022

FAA MEMBERS IN 32nd ANNUAL DAYTON-AREA WORKS ON PAPER EXHIBITION

This year, six FAA members were accepted into the 32nd Annual Dayton-Area Works on Paper Exhibition. Congratulations to Shirlee Bauer, Lisa Becker, Billie Dickson, Shirley Harbaugh, Elizabeth A. Martin, and Rose Schultz.

There were 200 pieces submitted and only 54 artworks from 44 artists accepted by juror Willis Bing Davis. The exhibition runs through February 25, 2022. The artists’ reception, which is free and open to all, will take place on Saturday, February 26 from 1:003:00 pm. Rosewood Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Center at 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, OH 45429. You don’t want to miss seeing this art show!

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford

CLARICE MOORE IN EXHIBITIONS

Congratulations to Clarice Moore who placed in a national competition to be included in the “Black Lives Through Visual Rhythms” juried exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute from February 26 to May 22, 2022, featuring art by nationally recognized and emerging African American artists from across the United States. For more information, visit their website at: https://www.daytonartinstitute.org

Clarice Moore is exhibiting in a “Black Art Showcase” now through March 14 at Grace United Methodist Church, 1001 Harvard Blvd. in Dayton. The gallery is open on Sundays from 9:00 am to noon, or you may contact the church office at 937-278-4731 to schedule a viewing time.

Clarice currently has a solo exhibition titled “Life in Color” at Central State West, Second Floor, 840 Germantown Street in Dayton through March 25. Everyone is invited to the Artist reception on March 5 from 2:00–4:00 pm.

Clarice Moore’s work is included, along with 18 other artists, in the African American Visual Artists Guild exhibit of “The Artist’s Life” at the Dayton Metro Library, Second Floor, in downtown Dayton now through March 26, 2022.

…Submitted by Clarice Moore

2022 MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW

FAA Members’ Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, April 29, from noon to 5:00 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 4 at the FAA meeting.

Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. The prospectus is available in our Gallery and is attached.

 Note New Changes: Photography will now be included in the show, however, maximum of two entries per member. Entry fee for each piece of artwork is $10; Size not to exceed 30 x 40 inches.

Registration:  Thursday, April 28 from Noon to 5:00 pm

Show Opening: May 9, 2020 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 8, 15, and 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Note: The Members’ Show will end at the June 7, 2022 meeting and is now included with the People’s Choice. Paintings will be removed after the meeting.

Pick Up:  Tuesday, June 7, 2022 after the FAA meeting and on Thursday, June 9 from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring only food/drink for yourself because we will not furnish anything for the guests due to COVID-19. We will assign one person in your group to have access to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave.

Please check with us when you register your art to make sure who will have gallery access. 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. Remember to share this information with your friends on Social Media such as Facebook.

If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, contact Connie Gifford by email or phone or Carol Edsall by email.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

Attachment: FAA 2022 Spring Show Prospectus

THE CONTEMPORARY DAYTON CALL FOR ART

The Contemporary Dayton is seeking artwork to be featured in the 2022 Silent Auction on Friday, April 29. Deadline is March 3-5, 2022. Donations must be 100% and participating artists receive 2 tickets to the event which is The Co’s signature fundraiser of the year! Visit codayton.org/events/call-for-entry to submit an entry online.

2022 GREENE COUNTY SENIOR ARTISAN SHOW

The Green County Senior Artisan Show will be held on Sunday, March 13 from 1:00–3:30 pm, Sunday, March 20 from 1:00–3:30 pm, and Wednesday, March 23 from 11:00 am–2:00 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery with a Virtual Show on March 14–25. This show is co-sponsored by the Fairborn Art Association and the Greene County Council on Aging. For information, 937-376-5486 or [email protected] .

VILLAGE ARTISANS GALLERY EXHIBIT

Village Artisans Gallery at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio is holding an exhibit of art created by their members with the message “All You Need is Love” now through March 21, 2022 during regular gallery hours. This is a free exhibit that is open to the public. www.villageartisans.blogspot.com

K12 GALLERY & TEJAS OFFERING SATURDAY ART CLASSES

K12 Gallery & TEJAS, located at 341 South Jefferson Street in Dayton, offers Saturday art classes and more. For additional information, visit their website at: https://k12tejasgallery.org

LOGAN COUNTY ART LEAGUE ART ON THE BEACH

The Logan County Art League is calling for artists and craftspeople to participate in a fine arts festival to be held on June 25 and 26, 2022, at Oldfield Beach, Lakeview, Ohio. This is a juried show. For more information and vendor application, visit their website at: https://logancountyartleague.org

REFRESHMENT POLICY
FAA will have water and soft drinks available at the meetings. We will not be encouraging the sharing of food at our meetings, however, if someone wants to bring snacks to share, they must be individually prepackaged. You are welcome to bring your own personal snacks. Please be responsible for cleaning up after yourself.

…Submitted by Carol Collett

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://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

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 14, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

February 2022 Newsletter

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Hello Fellow Artists and Happy New Year!

I can’t believe the holidays are over and we have begun a new year. Let’s hope 2022 is filled with a plethora of artistic creativity and learning from each other and those outside our association. Every year can be a new beginning, despite the pandemic, so I personally pray for a positive attitude and open spirit to attain new knowledge.

Our first meeting will be Tuesday, February 1, at 7:00 pm, and we will enforce the wearing of masks since the Covid numbers have risen again. Refreshments will still be grab and go snacks, bottled water, and canned pop. Our demo artist will be Marsha Pippenger, whose area of expertise is collage. Please read the article below for more details.

We are excited to have David R. Smith for our spring workshop, so please contact Pat Dunker to sign up.

Our annual Members Fine Art Show will be here before you know it so be on the lookout for details. We added photography this year, so be sure to read all the requirements for this show in the prospectus, which will be on your entry form.

Looking forward to seeing all who can attend in February. Take care and keep warm!

Linda Brandenburg

President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2022

February 1 Marsha Pippenger, collage                August 2 No meeting
March 1 Jane Halliwell, botanical watercolor      September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
April 5 Andi Sanders, alcohol ink                          October 4 Workshop, TBD
May 3 Workshop, David R. Smith, watercolor     November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
June 7 Social                                                            December 6 Christmas Party
July 5 No meeting

We are currently requesting that attendees continue to reserve a space for all demos through Debbie Cosenza and all safety considerations will continue including distancing and masking.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

FEBRUARY’S FEATURED ARTIST — MARSHA PIPPENGER

The Fairborn Art Association meeting for Tuesday night, February 1, 2022, at 7:00 pm features a colorful collage artist, Marsha Pippenger. The public is invited to attend and watch as Pippenger demonstrates her creative art techniques. All current safety protocols will be in place for the meeting. Attendees must register their intent to attend by contacting Debbie Cosenza. We will be set up in a workshop environment to allow attendee participation in working on a collage along with our artist.

Pippenger has been active in Dayton’s arts community for more than 30 years, creating and exhibiting her colorful collages and promoting the visual arts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Humanities from Wright State University. At Central State University, she completed independent coursework with local artist and educator, Bing Davis.

Pippenger has taught courses in art and art history at Wright State University and Kettering College and was a resident artist with Muse Machine. She is certified by the Kennedy Center to conduct workshops in arts integration. She has worked in graphic arts, taught art in the Dayton Public Schools, and served on the boards of local arts organizations. Her work can be found in local galleries and in a variety of public and private collections.

She states on her web site: “In my opinion, the best art is intuitive – one individual’s interior experiences outwardly expressed in artistic media. For me, this media is paper, combined with pencils, pastels and natural or found objects. For as long as I can remember, imagination has been my best friend, creating art as necessary as breathing. When I work in my studio I become totally immersed in a delightful universe of colors, textures and shapes. Time stands in limbo. Collage is perfectly suited to my philosophy of visual expression.”

…Submitted by James M. Gifford, Publicity Chair

MAY 2022 WORKSHOP WITH DAVID R. SMITH

Fairborn Art Association is pleased to welcome David R. Smith for our May 2–4, 2022 Workshop. David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.

David’s favorite subjects tend to be found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration. Depicting a subject in great light, capitalizing on the contrast developed by light and shadow, while showcasing the assortment of jewels that happen naturally through the fluid medium, keeps David eager to paint his next creation.

David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached to this article. Please register as soon as possible so we don’t have to cancel.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022

JAMES AND CONNIE GIFFORD EXHIBIT AT LOFINO PLAZA

The Gallery at Lofino Plaza will feature photography and watercolor from James M. and Connie S. Gifford from February 1 to 28, 2022. The Gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am–7:00 pm, Fridays from 9:00 am–4:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am–Noon. A reception will be held on February 2, 2022 from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm and is open to the public. The Gallery at Lofino Plaza is located at 3868 Dayton Xenia Road. Beavercreek, Ohio 45432.

Jim’s interest in photography began in childhood and has continued throughout his adult life. He serves as the FAA Photographer and Publicity Chair. Connie has won many awards and many of her paintings are in private collections. She co-chairs the FAA Members Fine Art Show Committee, is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and is the current President and a signature member of Western Ohio Watercolor Society.

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

YUKI HALL WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AND EXHIBIT AT MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER

Middletown Arts Center is hosting a 2-day watercolor workshop with Yuki Hall on March 5–6, 2022. For more information and/or to register, contact the Arts Center at (513) 424-2417. The center is also hosting a lobby Exhibit for Yuki during the months of February and March, 2022. Twelve paintings created in the time range of 2013 to 2021, mostly cityscapes, will be exhibited.

YUKI HALL PEN & WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AT FAA GALLERY

Yuki Hall is offering a 2-day workshop “Expressive Pen & Wash” on March 21–22, 2022, 9:30 am–4:00 pm at Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Pen & Wash is a wonderful method to capture an essence of the scene quickly with a minimal amount of supply. In this 2-day workshop, you will learn about different types of pens and their usages. You will also learn how to avoid rigid coloring-in style of painting, but to instead, execute it with expressive lines with confident brush marks which reflect humanness and finesse. Method of blending colors on the paper to keep freshness will also be discussed. The cost for this 2-day workshop is $150. The fee includes 3 different types of permanent pens and 1 blend-able pen, plus 6 sheets of 11×7.5 and 1 sheet of 15×11 watercolor paper (Arche’s rough and Saunders rough, 140 LB).  To register, please send the payment and the registration form directly to Yuki Hall. The registration form is available in the Gallery and on the website. For any questions regarding this workshop, please call, text or e-mail Yuki.

…Submitted by Yuki Hall

Attachment: Yuki Hall Expressive Pen & Wash Registration Form

B-W GREENWAY COMMUNITY LAND TRUST & THE FAIRBORN ART ASSOCIATION’S LANDSCAPE 2022 JURIED ART COMPETITION IS UNDERWAY

The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & the Fairborn Art Association’s Landscape 2022 juried art competition is underway. It has been held for the past 11 years to heighten public awareness of preserving local greenspaces through art.

Annually, a different location which has been preserved is selected. The 2022 location for the competition is Spangler Nature Preserve, one of the newest parks for the Clark County Park District. The Spangler Nature Preserve encompasses property acquired on both sides of Spangler Road by B-W Greenway.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. A 2-D work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, or photography. A 2-D art may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. 3D art, less than 60 lbs. in weight. 3-D sculpture, must fit through a standard doorway.

All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany all entry forms. Artwork may be offered for sale by the artist; 20% of each sale will be taken as a donation to B-W Greenway Community Land Trust.

The judge for Landscapes2022 is Eve Fleck. She served as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Springfield Museum of Art. Eve worked as a studio ceramicist operating Eve Fleck Porcelain for 30 years. Her work is included in several museum collections and art publications. Eve received her B.A. in Visual Arts from Goddard College with additional study at the San Francisco Art Institute, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Penland School of Crafts.

The Opening Reception will be held at the Fairborn Art Gallery on Sunday, July 10, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The art will be on display at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and open to the public on July 17 and July 24.

For additional information, visit the B-W Greenway webpage: www.bwgreenway.org or contact Pat Higgins.

Submitted by Pat Higgins

B-W GREENWAY SEEKING HELP WITH THE 2022 LANDSCAPE JURIED ART COMPETITION

B-W Greenway Community Land Trust is seeking volunteers from the membership of the Fairborn Art Association to help with the 2022 Landscape Juried Art Competition. Since the start of the juried art competition, B-W Greenway and the Fairborn Art Association have worked together to sponsor the annual competition. The Fairborn Art Association has provided their beautiful gallery space and the ribbons for the winners. Each year the number of entries has increased and the attendees at the opening reception and the Sunday gallery visiting hours has grown. As a result, we need some additional helpers with the competition. Below is a list of areas in which we could use some help. Please review and let Pat Higgins know if you could donate a few hours if possible.

2022 Landscape Juried Art Competition – Tasks To Be Performed and Number of Volunteers Needed

Distribution of Brochures – Various Locations                                                          3 Volunteers
Parks, Libraries, Art Galleries/Studios, School Art Departments,
Montgomery County, Greene County and Clark County (Private and Public),
University of Dayton, Wright State University, High School Art Departments
Press Releases and Webpage Stories/Updates on All Social Media Sites              2 Volunteers
Collect Art and Fees – Saturday, June 25 1:004:00 pm                                              2 Volunteers
Judging the Art – Date to be determined – 3 hours                                                    1 Volunteer
Assist Juror as needed, Record the names and places of the winners
Hanging the Art – Date to be determined – 23 hours                                                1 Volunteer
Opening Reception – July 10 Noon to 4:00 pm                                                              5 Volunteers
Food and Beverages, Award Ceremony
Gallery – Sunday, July 17 12:30 – 3:30 pm                                                                       2 Volunteers
Welcome Visitors
Artist Pick-up Pieces – July 24 1:00 4:00 pm                                                                  2 Volunteers
Artist information entered into Database                                                                     1 Volunteer

…Submitted by Pat Higgins

UPDATE TO MEMBER INFORMATION

Carol Collett’s contact information has changed. Her new phone number is 326-467-0578. Please use this new number and not the phone number in the directory. Her new phone number is posted here with her permission.

…Submitted by Carol Collett, Gallery Coordinator

THEY WILL BE MISSED
Sue Ann Red passed away November 14, 2021 at the age of 79. Sue was FAA President from 1996 to 1999. She served as FAA Treasurer for many years. Her funeral was November 22, 2021.

Sue Brezine served as FAA President from 2011 to 2014. She was a gifted artist and taught watercolor classes to many of our members. Sue passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30 at the age of 84. A celebration of her life was held on December 18, 2021.

Charles W. Janning, known as Charlie to many of us, he was born on April 15, 1936 and passed away on December 9, 2021. His funeral was December 21, 2021. Charlie was the husband of FAA member Carole Janning, who held the office of FAA President from 1999 to 2002. She also served as Recording Secretary for many years. Charlie was an attorney who helped FAA by giving his legal advice on several issues.

Judy Mason, Her daughter, Beth Daugherty, posted on FaceBook on December 31, 2021 about her death. Her funeral was January 2, 2022.

…Submitted by Jackie Albright

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://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

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 14, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

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Our Holiday meeting is December 10 , 2022 at 3:00 pm. Reservations are required by December 3.