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October 2020 Newsletter

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Greetings,

Fall is definitely in the air, the leaves are starting to turn, and it is time for our FAA Members Fine Art Show!

Be sure to take your work for the show on October 1 from noon to 4.  The prospectus and registration form are available on our website as an attachment to an article on the Members’ Show dated September 15, 2020.. Have your paperwork done BEFORE you show up to register. Show is open October 4, 11, and 18 from 1 to 4 pm. Please pick up your work on Sunday, October 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be announced at the October 6 meeting.

Our meeting is Tuesday, October 6 at 7 pm. The speaker is Bruce Neville, award winning watercolorist from Cincinnati. You must reserve a seat with Debbie Cosenza at [email protected] as space is limited. Masks must be worn and there will be NO refreshments.

The Bruce Neville workshop is Wednesday, October 7 through 9th. Contact Connie Gifford at [email protected] if you still want to register. (She is taking this over temporarily from Pat Dunker, who is having surgery that week.)

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful work at the show!

Cheap Joe says. “Enthusiasm is the single most important element in your talent bag.”

Billie Dickson,

President

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 –  B-W Greenway Landscapes2021 Exhibition*
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

*The brochure for the Landscape2021 Exhibition can be found on our website as an attachment to the article that was published in the September 2020 Newsletter.

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 at https://fairbornart.org .

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 Connie Gifford at [email protected] .

SWEETCORN FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS

The annual Fairborn Sweetcorn Festival is the revenue generator that sustains the Fairborn Art Association by paying for the gallery and associated expenses throughout the year and allows us to keep the dues at a reasonable level and provide the level of service that you expect.

Sue Red, Loren Red and Lori Luckner have retired from the Sweetcorn Festival which means we need some dedicated volunteers to take their places.

  1. One position manages the booth acquisition and associated duties.
  2. Another position manages the physical activities such as the restroom contract, field layout, tent rental, generator rental, and materials from storage such as chairs and tables and watermelon booth.
  3. Another position manages the website and works with booth selection and arrangement and orders parade handouts and signs for booth locations and other informational signs.

We have detailed instructions for these positions and as you can well imagine these positions are at the heart of the event so are critical to be filled and accomplished.  There can be multiple volunteers for each of these positions as well.

If we cannot find volunteers for these positions by the end of November 2020 the event scheduled for August 21 and 22, 2021 will not occur!

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.

Our next meeting is scheduled for November 3, 2020. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 19, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.

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] .

Attachment:  Landscapes2021 Flyer

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.