Fairborn Art Association News

2020 Members’ Fine Art Show

FAA Member’s’ Fine Art Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, October 1, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Prizes awarded on Tuesday, October 6 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.

Due to COVID-19, we can only allow 10 people inside the gallery and at least 8 are the volunteers to help with the show, therefore, only the required amount of people inside the gallery at a time. Weather permitting; we will have tables setup outside to help with the registration process. Please be prepared prior to entry and a mask is required to enter the gallery and maintain 6’ social distancing.

Registration: Thursday, October 1 from Noon to 5 pm

Show Opening: October 4, 2020 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Prizes Awarded: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours: Sundays, October 4, 11, and 18 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up: Sunday, October 18 from 4 to 6 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 (937) 270-7359 or Carol Edsall at [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!     …Submitted by Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

Attachment:  FAA 2020 Fine Art Show Prospectus

Bruce Neville Workshop

At this time in our uncertain world, the Bruce Neville watercolor workshop WILL BE happening but with reduced number of students to maintain social distancing.  It will be held at the FAA Studio from Oct. 7-9. 2020.  Cost for the workshop is $200 for FAA members and $250 for nonmembers,  Bruce will give a demo at the Oct meeting on OCT 6.  There will be social distancing for both and masks are required.  In addition there will be no food at either event due to the coronavirus but you are allowed to bring food and drink only for yourself. If you are interested in the workshop please send a nonrefundable deposit of $40 to Pat Dunker at 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385.  The registration form can be found online with the FAA September 2020 newsletter.

IMPORTANT: Pat has recently discovered that some mail doesn’t seem to be arriving either timely or at all. If you have sent registration and a check to Pat for this workshop, please texl her at 937-271-4798 so she can make sure it has arrived. Thank you for your understanding during our changing world.

 Bruce Allan Neville born in Rhode Island and studied at the Boston Architectural Center and Wentworth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Neville moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1960 and graduated from University of Cincinnati in the DAAP program in 1966 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

 When Bruce retired after 40 years as an architect, his wife Nancy (also an artist) gave him a gift of a watercolor workshop, and he was hooked.  Over the years Bruce has taught at Baker Hunt in Covington and has begun giving  workshops.

Neville is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Associate member of the American Watercolor Society and the Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club. Neville has won numerous awards and honors including the RAM Richmond Art Museum Award of Excellence, CAC Viewpoint Award, Boston Mills Award of Best in Show and two years Best in Watercolor at Carmel International in Carmel, IN. Neville has extensive teaching experience at college level at the Cincinnati Art Academy and workshops throughout the Midwest. Bruce is interested in mood and atmosphere and says “when you understand the lighting you are able to make drawings with strong contrasts” .Neville’s style and technique was published in the “ The Watercolor Technique of 23 International Artist”. My goal is to develop not a style of painting but a way of thinking, interpret and being creative. Each painting conveys a unique experience leading the viewer into a new way of seeing and understanding my process.

Middletown Art Center Photography Exhibit

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Photography & Digital Art Competition 2020

Submissions received August 24 through September 10, 2020

The Middletown Arts Center’s Annual Photography & Digital Art Exhibition and Competition will be held October 8 – November 5, 2020.

ELIGIBILITY: All Professional and Amateur Photographers 16 years or older are eligible to submit digital photographs, film photographs or other digital works of art. All works must be original and never exhibited previously in a juried exhibit at the Middletown Arts Center. View the Prospectus (attached) for full details. Submit photographs via the MAC website, through September 10 by 8:00 pm.

Middletown Arts Center, http://www.middletownartscenter.com/ 513-424-2417

Attachment: MAC Prospectus 1

Attachment: MAC Prospectus 2

 

September 2020 Newsletter

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Greetings,

Seems like months ago since I’ve seen many of you; wait, I guess it has been months.  The last time we met was in March and we’ve had to cancel everything since then.

Unfortunately, September is more of the same.  Since the Governor has not lifted his limit of 10 people at a gathering, we have had to cancel our September member meeting.

We are hoping to work out a way to still have our October meeting, Member Show (postponed from May), and workshop with Bruce Neville and those are on our Agenda for our September Board meeting.  We will notify you all with an e-mail blast early in the month so you can plan for those activities.

Also on the agenda will be our finances.  As you know, we rely heavily on the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival for income, and since that didn’t happen that income is gone for this year.  There were also expenses incurred before it was finally cancelled and so we need to deal with that as well.  I expect to have some information to you at our (hopefully) October meeting.  I feel we can “weather the storm” this year if we have our normal “other” income and dip into our savings, but we will not have any of our upgrades we have enjoyed in the past.

The most important item on the agenda is discussing the replacement of Sue Red, Treasurer, and Lori Luckner, Gallery Coordinator and Membership.  Both have said they are resigning their positions and would like to be replaced as soon as possible.  They are also both on the Sweet Corn Festival Committee, but that is separate from their Board positions.  The Treasurer position is especially critical, and Sue is willing to work with her replacement for a couple months, but wants to be gone by January 1.  Lori is willing to work with her replacement also.  So please, FAA members, PLEASE step up to help us.

Please remember that when you do come to the FAA Gallery, you must wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wipe down and disinfect any surfaces you have come into contact with.  If you bring food or drink (we won’t be supplying any at this time), you must take all your trash out with you so others will not be handling it.  No, it isn’t fun, but we want to make sure we provide a safe and healthy environment for our members and guests.

Thank you to all our volunteers who have worked so hard to keep things going throughout this pandemic. Cheap Joe says “To be blessed and not know it is to miss one of life’s greatest treasures.”  We members at FAA are truly blessed to be in the company of our artist friends and their beautiful creations.  Hopefully we will again be able to gather together and enjoy each other’s company.

Billie Dickson,

President

FAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Unfortunately, our previously announced September meeting with demo artist Amy Kollar Anderson has been cancelled due to continuing Covid restrictions.

At this time the 2020-2021 artist and workshop schedule is as follows, subject to change:

OCTOBER 6 – 8 – Workshop – Bruce Neville
NOVEMBER 3 – Tim Langenderfer-Drawing
DECEMBER 1 – Christmas Party
JANUARY 5 – No Meeting
FEBRUARY 2 – Connie Gifford- Yupo
MARCH 2 – Amy Gantt-Design artist Lula Bell
APRIL 6 – Jacqueline Sullivan-Abstract landscapes, multimedia
MAY 4 – Workshop – Misuk Goltz
JUNE 1 – Social
JULY 6 – No Meeting
AUGUST 3 – No Meeting, Sweetcorn Festival
SEPTEMBER 7 – Nita Leland- Collage
OCTOBER 5 – Workshop – TBD
NOVEMBER 2 – Shirley De Laet-Watercolor
DECEMBER 7 – Christmas Party

Submitted by Carol Edsall

OCTOBER WORKSHOP — WATERCOLOR WITH BRUCE NEVILLE

Bruce Neville from Cincinnati will be our featured artist for the FAA workshop October 6, 7 and 8. Reservations are now being accepted. Please send a $40 nonrefundable deposit to reserve your place in the workshop. (If FAA has to cancel the workshop due to Covid-19 or any other unusual reason, your deposit will be refunded.) Fees are $200 for members and $250 for nonmembers. The Registration form is attached.

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

Attachment:  BRUCE NEVILLE Registration

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES2020

This year’s B-W Greenway competition attracted 22 artists and 45 pieces of artwork. The judge for Landscape2020 was Ms. Shayna McConville, Division Manager for Cultural Arts for the City of Kettering, where she oversees Rosewood Arts Centre & CitySites Percent for Art Program.

Awards were made to the following artists:

First Place – Tess Little – Conference Call, Sculpture

Second Place – Brendan Higgins – St Mark, Drawing

Third Place – Warren Brown – Last Bridge, Photography

Honorable Mention, Nine artists received ribbons:  Shirlee Bauer, Elizabeth Beecher, Kim Ceccerali, Gene Fabricatore, Connie Gifford, Susie King, Ed Lehman, Abigail Little, and Clarice Moore.

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES2021

The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & the Fairborn Art Association announce the Landscape 2021 juried art exhibition. The 2021 location for the competition is Pearl’s Fen, a Greene County Parks and Trails asset. Pearl’s fen is one of the rarest classes of wetland, containing a very high diversity of plant and animal life.  Pearl’s Fen is located at 4535 Byron Rd, Fairborn, Ohio.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH.

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 26th, from 1-3pm.

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 Landscapes2021 is Michael R. Roediger, Director & CEO of the Dayton Art Institute.   Directors & serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Citizens for Arts. Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership Development from Wright State University & a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Northern University with concentrations in Communications, Public Relations & Theatre.

The Opening Reception will be held at the Fairborn Art Gallery on Sunday, July 11, from 1-4pm.  The art will be on display at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and open to the public on July 18 and July 25.

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

REGIONAL ART EVENTS

Richard Sneary Workshop – October 7 – 10, 2020 https://piquaartscouncil.org/workshops

Arts and Ale Festival – Saturday, September 19, 2020  https://piquaartscouncil.org/piqua-arts-festival

Plein Air Paint-Out – Saturday, September 19, 2020 https://piquaartscouncil.org/piqua-arts-festival-1

Urban Sketchers Cincinnati – September Sketch Outing: The Summit Hotel – Saturday, September 19, 2020. See the Facebook page for more information.

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

The September 2020 meeting has been cancelled. We look forward to our next meeting on October 6, 2020. Any changes to this schedule will be included in the October Newsletter.

The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 21, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.

June 2020 Newsletter

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Hello Everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay healthy,

Billie Dickson

President

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SWEET CORN FESTIVAL—AUGUST 15 AND 16, 2020

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

…Submitted by Warren Brown

OCTOBER WORKSHOP — WATERCOLOR WITH BRUCE NEVILLE

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

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

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

Attachment:  BRUCE NEVILLE Registration

FAA MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW

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

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

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

FAIRBORN ART SOCIETY SAFETY GUIDELINES MAY 2020

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

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

ROSEWOOD GALLERY ANNUAL THE VIEW JURIED

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

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

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL FINE ART EXHIBIT

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

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

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

MEMBERS INFORMATION

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

NEW CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

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

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

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

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