Fairborn Art Association News

December 2021 Newsletter

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Happy Holidays!!!

Hard to believe that 2021 is almost over! I hope all your holiday preparations are underway, and you remain stress-free and enjoy this wondrous time of year… maybe painting stark trees against a snowy backdrop, or birds gathering seeds, or perhaps a full moon shining on an icy pond. Let your imagination go wild!

Speaking of holidays, our annual Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 7, at 6:30 pm. Please note the time change! The doors will open at 6:00 pm and we will eat a simple catered meal of sandwiches, pickles, chips and dessert at 6:30 pm. Drinks and paper products will be provided. If you are planning to attend (unaccompanied or with a guest), you MUST contact Debbie Cosenza by Tuesday, November 30 so we can get a count for the caterer. If you want to be included in the gift exchange, please bring a $10–$15 gift. Masks will not be required.

I learned of the passing of Sue Red recently. This is a very sad occasion for FAA and the Fairborn community. She served many years volunteering her time and talents as treasurer to FAA and spent countless hours heading up the Sweet Corn Festival with her husband, Loren and daughter, Lori. Her friendly smile and warm-hearted nature will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Red family.

We are still in need of a chairperson for the Sweet Corn Festival. I know summer seems like it’s far away, but it will soon be time to start work on all the pre-festival duties. Warren Brown will head the 2022 festival, but we need someone to train under him for the future. PLEASE consider volunteering for this position. It is SO IMPORTANT to this organization and there is a super team of supporters to help with this excellent endeavor.

I’d like to thank Roger for replacing the dirty, dingy rug at the entrance of our gallery. What a difference!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our party… should be lots of fun!

Keep on painting!

Linda Brandenburg

President

NOTE FROM THE TREASURER

We have closed the books on the 2021 Sweet Corn Festival. The final tally for this year’s festival is $18,293.33. This year’s festival was a great success. Thanks to all who volunteered.

…Submitted by Roger Browning

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2022

January 4 No meeting                                             July 5 No meeting
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

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

HOLIDAY PARTY

Please join us for our annual Christmas Party on December 7. FAA will cater the food but you MUST make a reservation for yourself and your guest with our greeter, Debbie Cosenza, by November 30. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the party starts at 6:30 pm. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped item, $10–$15 value. Masks are optional. We hope to see you there.

…Submitted by Carol Collett

123rd ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF INDIANA AND OHIO ARTISTS

I wish to share the wonderful news that I received a Purchase Award in the 123rd Annual ‘Exhibition of Indiana and Ohio Artists’ at the Richmond Art Museum in Indiana. The juried exhibit is open November 5, 2021 through January 8, 2021 at the museum. I was delighted to receive one of the ‘Chip and Marcia Foster’ Purchase awards for my watercolor painting “Snowy Steps.”  The piece was painted after a particularly heavy snowfall during the long winter of 2020. The setting is John Bryan State Park which is near my hometown of Yellow Springs. Yippee!

…Submitted by Libby Rudolf

2021 AREA ART EXHIBITION AT MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER
Watermedia First Place – Yuki Hall for “In Milan” (In Honor of Pat Brewer sponsored by her family, Pat was an amazing Watercolorist known for her downtown Middletown scenes)
Accepted into the show:
Rose Schultz – “Mezquita Marvel” and “Beyond the Bridge”
Shirlee Bauer – “Chalk One Up for Art”
Sherry Cai  “Light and Shadow” and “Wild Field Flowers”
Yuki Hall – “Street View from Victor Emmanuel Monument,” “In Milan,” and “In Rome”
Congratulations to those accepted into this beautiful show!

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

YUKI HALL PEN & WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Yuki Hall will be offering a 2-day Pen & Watercolor workshop titled, “Expressive Pen & Wash” on March 21–22, 2022 at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Pen & Wash is a wonderful method to capture an essence of the scene quickly with a minimal amount of supplies. In this 2-day workshop, students will learn about different types of pens and their usages. Students 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. For more information and/or to register, contact Yuki Hall. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment:  Yuki Hall Expressive Pen & Wash Registration Form

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, on our website, and is also included at the end of this newsletter.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022

CREATIVE CATALYST STUDIO GALLERY SHOW
Jacqueline Sullivan, a popular demo artist at FAA, is currently exhibiting through November 30, 2021 in the Creative Catalyst Studio Gallery Show with Marion Corbin-Mayer and Nancy G. Turner at Haehnle Gallery, St John’s Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220. For more information, refer to their website at www.creativecatalyststudio.com .

 THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

The Dayton Art Institute is currently open 11:00 am–8:00 pm on Thursdays, 11:00 am–5:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, noon–5:00 pm on Sundays. Masks and social distancing are required. They ask that you check often for updates. For more information, visit their website at https://www.daytonartinstitute.org or call 937-223-4ART (4278).

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, February 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 17, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will no longer be posting personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

November 2021 Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!

Well, can you believe it is Halloween time and Fairborn is in its Foy’s glory! Soon we will be planning our Thanksgiving feasts and putting up Christmas decorations… where does the time go?

At last month’s meeting, we enjoyed a watercolor demo by Shirley DeLaet, who was very entertaining and gave us new ways to view creating our masterpieces… I will never look at distilled water in the same way again! Our next meeting, which is Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm, will showcase our very own Yuki Hall, and I, for one, am looking forward to ‘soaking in’ her watercolor talents. Hope to see many of you there, and don’t forget to wear your masks.

We are still deciding how to approach our December meeting due to Covid. A potluck will be out of the question, but hopefully we can have some sort of refreshments and gift exchange. Stay tuned for further updates.

We are still looking for someone to step up and commandeer the 2022 Sweet Corn Festival with Warren Brown, and then take the helm. This festival is our BIG money maker for the year and intrinsic to the financial future of our group, and Warren has promised he doesn’t ‘bite’, I think.  Also, Jackie Albright still needs someone to help with the photographs for our website, so please consider volunteering for these positions.

Dream big and keep creating!

Linda Brandenburg

President

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2021

November 2 Yuki Hall, cityscape watercolor
December 7 Christmas Party

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2022

January 4 No meeting                                             July 5 No meeting
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

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

NOVEMBER’S FEATURED ARTIST — YUKI HALL

We are pleased to add Yuki Hall as demo artist to our November 2nd meeting (as our scheduled workshop had to be cancelled). Yuki will be demonstrating a watercolor cityscape. This should be a well-attended event so please continue to practice distancing and wear a mask while inside the gallery.

Yuki Hall is an award-winning watercolor artist known for her loose style and spontaneous approach to working with the medium. She holds a signature membership to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Ohio Watercolor Society, and Whiskey Painters of America. Her work has been accepted into prestigious national & international level watercolor juried competitions including the National Juried Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor Society of America, National Watercolor Society, all member’s exhibition, and Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition.

Yuki’s works have been published by highly competitive national art/watercolor publications: Watercolor Artist Magazine Water Media Showcase, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2020; and The Best of Watercolor “Splash 14”, “Splash 20”, Splash 21” & “Splash 22”, 2015 ~ 2021 by North Light Books and Golden Peak Media Fine Art Group.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

YUKI HALL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

As announced in last month’s newsletter, Yuki Hall is offering a 1-day workshop for Holiday watercolor painting on November 16, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. This workshop is a casual and fun-filled “Make them – Take them home” type workshop that students of all levels can enjoy. Students will be making 2 framed mini watercolor paintings with a Holiday theme. They will also be painting and making Holiday cards which can be framed later in 5X7 frame if so wished. These adorable mini paintings make one-of-a-kind Holiday gifts for special friends and family members. While having lots of fun, students will learn many important watercolor painting concepts and techniques which can be later applied to larger paintings. The cost for this workshop is $60 which includes two miniature 3×3 wooden frames with matting, card making supplies, and watercolor paper. To register, send the payment and the registration form to Yuki Hall. For any questions regarding this class, please call, text, or e-mail Yuki. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached below.

Attachment: Yuki Hall Holiday miniature painting

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 below.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES2021 AWARDS

B-W Greenway and the Fairborn Art Association, for the tenth 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 inspire their artwork. The 2021 location was Pearl’s Fen, the newest park in the Greene County Park District. This year, the competition attracted 39 artists and 84 pieces of artwork. The judge for Landscapes2021 was Mr. Michael Roediger, Director & CEO of the Dayton Art Institute. On July 11, the opening reception was held at the Fairborn Art Association gallery and awards were presented to the following artists:

First Place – Rose Schultz – Boardwalk in the Fen and The Fen
Second Place – Liz Beecher – Peaceful Walk
Third Place – Pat Robinow – Pearl’s Fen Early Spring, #2

Honorable Mention, nine artists received ribbons: Carol Edsall, Kim Ceccarelli, Joann Davenport, Brendan Higgins, Susie King, Team Janet Lasley & Yufeng Wang; Phillip Reed, Sally Struthers, and Ryan Taylor

…Submitted by Pat Higgins

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES2022

The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & the Fairborn Art Association announce the Landscapes2022 juried art exhibition. 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 with the assistance of B-W Greenway Community Land Trust. 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 2D work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, or photography. A 2D art may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. 3D art, less than 60 lbs. in weight. 3D 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 1:00-3:00 pm.

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 total for up to 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. 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 1:00-3:00 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 please contact Pat Higgins.

…Submitted by Pat Higgins

AREA ART EXHIBITION 2021

Middletown Arts Center presents the annual Area Art Exhibition 2021, November 12, 2021 – January 13, 2022. The Middletown Arts Center is located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH  45042.

PLEINAIR MAGAZINE 10th ANNIVERSARY

PleinAir Magazine is celebrating their 10th Anniversary by showcasing ten of their favorite paintings from the last decade in their December/January 2022 issue.

FRONT STREET ART GALLERY

Various art mediums are represented at the Front Street Art Gallery’s 1st Friday Art Hops in Dayton, Ohio. This year’s remaining Art Hops will be held on November 5 and December 3. Check out their website www.frontstreet.art for more information.

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 our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 15, 2021. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will no longer be posting personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

 

Lian Quan Zhen Workshop Is Cancelled

ALERT!

The Lian Quan Zhen workshop Nov. 1-4, 2021, has been canceled.  Lian is having surgery and can’t travel for 6 months.  We wish him all the best with his surgery and hope to have him back another time.

FAA will not have a workshop until May 2022 featuring David R Smith, watercolor artist.  Check out his website.  He is an amazing artist and teacher.  I took a class from him in Florida and really learned a lot.

Our own award winning member, Yuki Hall will do the demo for November’s meeting.

… Submitted by Pat Dunker

October 2021 Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!

I can hardly believe fall is here…didn’t summer just begin? I hope you have all recovered and rested up from the Sweet Corn festival; speaking of which, we are in SERIOUS need of someone or ‘someones’ to be Warren Brown’s understudy next year, and to eventually take over the position of chairperson of the Sweet Corn festival. As it has been said repeatedly, this is our MAIN money maker so we can pay rent on our gallery, pay our demo artists, general upkeep, etc. Warren, who has generously said he would help anyone learn ‘the ropes’, will not be able to do it after the 2022 festival. Please seriously consider volunteering to help….WE NEED YOU!!!

I will now get off my soapbox, and remind you that our next meeting is Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 pm, with Shirley DeLaet as our guest artist, and includes our annual art supply sale which starts at 5:30. This should be a fun evening and, once again, if you want snacks they must be prepackaged, and pop and water will be provided. Masks will be required until further notice.

If anyone would be willing to help with some photographs for our website, please contact Jackie Albright.

The new directories look fabulous and are available now for pick up in the gallery. Kudos to Deb Cosenza for doing such a super job!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 5th!

Linda Brandenburg

President

FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

I, on behalf of the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee, would again like to thank all of you who volunteered to help with the 2021 Sweet Corn Festival. The festival simply couldn’t happen without your annual support! We need an understudy for me this year because my current plan is to retire after the 2022, 40th Annual Sweet Corn Festival, barring earlier potential health related issues. We need someone to step up and work with the committee as we plan for the 2022 Sweet Corn Festival. There are guidelines for the elements that make up the various festival duties. So come join us and we will guide you to accomplish a successful event!

…Submitted by Warren K. Brown, Current Chair, Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee

ART AND CRAFT SUPPLIES SALE

Time to go through your studio, basement, garage! Fairborn Art Association members will again have the opportunity to recycle their over-bought, no longer used, or unloved Art and Craft supplies. You can reserve a table for your sale prior to our October 5th meeting. Set up and all sales transactions are your responsibility, so make sure you bring enough money to make change. Final cleanup of unsold items is also yours to do; nothing is to be left in the gallery.
WHEN:  October 5, 5:30-6:30 pm (board meeting will be held at this time also)
HOW:  If you wish to participate, reserve a table by 9/28 by emailing or texting (only) Carol Edsall. The doors will be open and a table will be set up for you with plastic cover by 5:00 pm. If weather permits, some tables may be set up outside.
REMINDER:  While inside the gallery, masks are required. And only bring food for personal consumption.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2021

We have several great events coming up through the remainder of this year:

  • October 5 features Shirley DeLaet, with watercolor
  • November 2 workshop features Lian Quan Zhen, a watercolor and Chinese painting artist who again has taught previously at FAA and was very well received.
  • December 7 Christmas Party

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

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

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

OCTOBER’S FEATURED ARTIST — SHIRLEY DELAET

Our guest watercolor demo artist for Fairborn Art Association’s October 5, 2021 meeting will be Shirley DeLaet. Meeting will commence at 7:00 pm at the FAA Art Gallery located at 221 N. Central Ave. in Fairborn. All participants are required to wear masks at this time and distancing is encouraged.

Art became Shirley DeLaet’s life desire at a very early age. She was determined to be an artist, so when the time came to make adult choices, she chose to enter the world of commercial art as an illustrator and designer. Shirley said, “It was a good choice,” as it led to a 30-year career in the business of creating for others. Upon retiring from her career, she picked up her brushes again to continue the creative process, but this time it was to paint for the pure pleasure of painting. She starts her process by studying her subjects so she can get to know them well. Telling their story on canvas or paper is a big, and important, part of her creative process. She paints in either watercolor or oil paint so she can select what’s best for a particular subject matter. Both still life and landscape paintings, along with an occasional off-subject, can be found in her portfolio.

Shirley says, “Beauty guides my subject choices because I have always found beauty everywhere, even in the simplest, or strangest, of things. But it’s the story behind the beauty that guides me through my painting process. Art is still my life’s desire. And, I still find beauty everywhere. So I paint.”

Shirley continues to fulfill her life’s desire from her home studio in Troy, Ohio.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

Fairborn Art Association is excited to have Lian Zhen returning to teach a 4-day workshop (November 1-4, 2021): 2 days of Chinese watercolor and 2 days of his own technique. Lian will bring the materials needed for Chinese painting at the low cost of $35. It includes brushes, paints, paper, etc. Lian is a truly inspired watercolorist and teacher plus he is full of enthusiasm and lots of fun so you are certain to enjoy his teaching style. There are still some spaces left but they are filling up so please send your registration and deposit to Pat Dunker. The full payment is due October 25, 2021. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached..

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: LIAN QUAN ZHEN Registration 2021

Attachment: Lian Quan Zhen Workshop material List

MIAMSBURG ART GALLERY 2021 JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Please note that, due to an oversight, the September newsletter did not mention the name of one of our members who won an award in this exhibition.

Congratulations on the Honorable Mention: “Out on a Limb” by JoAnn Davenport

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

2021 TASTE OF PIQUA – PLEIN AIR COMPETITION

Honorable Mention: Marsha Elliott
Honorable Mention: Connie Gifford

And Marsha Elliott sold her painting during the wet paint sale at the event – way to go! We had several other FAA members in this plein air event – congratulations to all.

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

2021 PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL FINE ART EXHIBITION

Drawing: Sheryl Scott– 1st Place
Water Media Awards: Diana Hoke– 3rd Place

And we had many other of our FAA members that have participated in this show. Congratulations to all.

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

MEMBER NEWS

Yuki Hall

Yuki Hall is offering a 1-day workshop for Holiday watercolor painting on November 16, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. This workshop is a casual and fun-filled “Make them – Take them home” type workshop that students of all levels can enjoy. Students will be making 2 framed mini watercolor paintings with a Holiday theme. They will also be painting and making Holiday cards which can be framed later in 5X7 frame if so wished. These adorable mini paintings make one-of-a-kind Holiday gifts for special friends and family members. While having lots of fun, students will learn many important watercolor painting concepts and techniques which can be later applied to larger paintings. The cost for this workshop is $60 which includes two miniature 3×3 wooden frames with matting, card making supply and watercolor paper. To register, send the payment and the registration to Yuki Hall. For any questions regarding this class, please call, text or e-mail Yuki. The registration form is available in the Gallery, is also included at the end of this newsletter, and is attached.

Attachment: Yuki Hall Holiday miniature painting

2021-2022 FAA DIRECTORY

Please pick up your FAA directory at the October meeting. The directories will be mailed out to those members who are not able to attend.

…Submitted by Debbie Cosenza

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

YELLOW SPRINGS TEXTILE ART GROUP EXHIBIT

The Yellow Springs Textile Art Group is currently exhibiting at the Winds Cafe, 215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 to October 30, 2021.

MEDIA CONTACT: Pam Geisel, 937-767-8013, [email protected]

PUBLIC CONTACT: Winds Cafe, 937-767-1144, www.WindsCafe.com

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.

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 18, 2021. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will no longer be posting personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

SEPTEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

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Hello Everyone!

The 2021 Sweet Corn Festival is history, and I couldn’t be more proud of all the hard work our organization provided to make this event a HUGE success…everyone was OUTSTANDING! A special thanks to Warren Brown for chairing this extravaganza and to Cheryl Miracle for being his right-hand ‘woman’. Our watermelon booth sold out, so Kudos to Roger Browning, his family, and all those that stood for hours cutting watermelon. Sheryl Scott kept all the vendors in order and didn’t stop moving the whole weekend! I can’t mention everyone’s name or this letter would go on forever, but just know I am very grateful for the marvelous job you all did, despite the hot and humid weather.

We are starting a new season this fall and our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 7, at 7:00 pm, with Nita Leland as our guest speaker. Since she is such a popular ‘attraction’ and Covid-19 numbers are on the rise, we are requiring everyone to wear a mask, although we won’t be limiting the number of attendees. I look forward to seeing everyone and having a great year!

April Coppess agreed to accept the position of Corresponding Secretary after Lisa Becker had to step down. She has been hard at work learning all the ‘ins and outs’, so a BIG thank you, April!

Be aware of two changes: 1) Our new or used art supplies sale is moved back to October and 2) Our refreshments will remain grab and go prepackaged items. Water is provided.

See you in September, (feel free to add your own music….)

Linda Brandenburg

President

2021 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 high afternoon temperatures 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 mid-afternoon on Saturday. Vendors reported brisk sales and the Lions sold out of chicken on Saturday afternoon. 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 happen! Remember that next year is going to be our 40th anniversary event so begin thinking about the task you are going to volunteer for next August 20 and 21!

…Submitted by Warren Brown, Chair

2021 FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL WATERMELON BOOTH

The watermelon booth this year was another success. We sold 200 watermelons, cut and diced and served in 1,796 cups of delicious fruit for our customers. We made about $2,050 for the Fairborn Art Association. Thanks to all who supported the watermelon booth by volunteering to work and endure the heat.

…Submitted by Roger Browning, Chair

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2021

We have several great events coming up in September through the remainder of this year:

  • September 7 will feature Nita Leland, talking about collage. She is a well published artist who has provided demos and taught at FAA in the past. This promises to be another well attended meeting.
  • October 5 features Shirley De Lait, with watercolor
  • November 2 workshop features Liam Quan Zhen, a watercolor and Chinese painting artist who again has taught previously at FAA and was very well received.
  • December 7 Christmas Party

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

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, TBD                                            November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
June 7 Social                                                            December 6 Christmas Party
July 5 No meeting

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

SEPTEMBER’S FEATURED ARTIST — NITA LELAND

At the September meeting, FAA member Nita Leland will give a collage demo and book talk about her recently released memoir, Born Creative: Paint, Passion & Purpose. Nita is an experienced artist, teacher, and author. Since 1985, she has written several best-selling art-instruction books on color, creativity, and collage/mixed media. Revised editions and translations of her books and DVDs are still in print, along with early YouTube watercolor lessons.

Smack in the middle of the carpool years, Nita was a frazzled housewife with four kids. Her husband Bob decided she needed a hobby and gave her a set of watercolors. Every attempt to teach herself ended in disaster. When she enrolled in a YMCA class, she became obsessed with watercolor.

Trapped in a tug-of-war between her family and an art career, Nita invented strategies to balance her life and triumphed over a multitude of domestic conflicts, gender bias, and lingering self-doubt to emerge as a professional watercolor and collage artist, international workshop instructor, and author.

Nita’s books and talks reflect with directness and humor how one woman successfully turned challenges into opportunities and fulfilled her life’s purpose as a teacher.

Signed copies of Nita’s books will be available at a special price at this event. Email Nita for more information: [email protected] .

…Submitted by Carol Edsall

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

Fairborn Art Association is excited to have Lian Zhen returning to teach a 4-day workshop (November 1-4, 2021): 2 days of Chinese watercolor and 2 days of his own technique. Lian will bring the materials needed for Chinese painting at the low cost of $35. It includes brushes, paints, paper, etc. Lian is a truly inspired watercolorist and teacher, plus he is full of enthusiasm and lots of fun, so you are certain to enjoy his teaching style. There are still some spaces left but they are filling up, so please send your registration and deposit to Pat Dunker. The full payment is due October 25, 2021. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  LIAN QUAN ZHEN Registration 2021

MEMBER NEWS

Yuki Hall

Yuki Hall will offer a 3-day watercolor painting workshop, “Capturing the Light in Watercolor” at Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio from October 18 to October 20, 2021. In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to fully exploit the various kinds of light effects to create a watercolor painting with a powerful visual and emotional impact. Yuki’s highly-organized, friendly, and non-intimidating teaching style has been well received for years by students of all levels. The cost is $200. More information is attached.

Yuki Hall received the Rae & Associates Award at the Ohio Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, 2021. Yuki also has her Watercolor Exhibition titled “Moments in Time” currently running at the Canton Museum of Art in Canton, OH. The exhibition runs until October 24.

Attachment:  Yuki Hall Flyer

Pat Dunker

Beavercreek artist, Patricia Dunker, will exhibit her work at the Gallery at Lofino Plaza during the month of September.

Studying the techniques of the old masters with Frank Covino from 2005 to 2016, Pat became adept enough to be invited to paint in Paris at the Louvre. At the end of 2 weeks, Pat’s drawings were approved and she was invited to return in 2 years and exhibit her work in the Louvre. This was an honor of a lifetime. Pat’s painting experience has also extended to watercolor. She is a member of the Fairborn Art Association, Western Ohio Watercolor Society, Ohio Watercolor Society, and Bonita Springs Art Association and has received multiple awards for both watercolor and oil paintings. Pat will be hosting a reception at the Gallery on Friday, September 10 from 2-4. The Gallery is located at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio 45432.  Hours are Monday through Friday 9-4. Beginning September 6, hours will extend to Monday-Thursday 9-7, Friday 9-4, and Sat. 9-12.

WESTERN OHIO WATERCOLOR MEMBER’S SHOW

Congratulations to several of our FAA members who are award winners in this show held now to October 3, 2021 at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center. Please invite people to come and see this beautiful show in person. It is one of the best shows – watercolor at its best!

Yuki Hall – 1st Place for “Street View from Victor Emanuel Monument II”
Rosie Huart – 3rd Place for “Spirit Symphony”
Carol Edsall – Honorable Mention for “Tahoe Dreaming”
Elizabeth Martin – Honorable Mention for “Onions Again”
Shirley Harbaugh – Honorable Mention for “Spring Garden”

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

MIAMISBURG ART GALLERY 2021 JURIED ART EXHIBITION AWARDS

Congratulations to our FAA members who won awards in this exhibition.

Water Media

Leonard Williams – 1st Place for “Afternoon Shadows”
Carol Edsall – 2nd Place for “Faded Beauty”
Mary J. White– 3rd Place for “Porzoi Puppy”
Shirlee Bauer – Honorable Mention for “Front Street Glassblower”
Connie S. Gifford – Honorable Mention for “Sunflower in Morning Light”

Mixed Media

Rose Schultz – 1st Place for “Beyond the Bridge”

Oil and Acrylic

Bonnie Kuntz – Honorable Mention for “Sedona”

Drawing

Barb Olekas – Honorable Mention for “The Path Hibiscus”

…Submitted by Connie Gifford

USED ART SUPPLIES SALE

Our annual “garage sale” of no longer wanted art supplies will be moved to October 5 from 5:30-6:30 pm, due to September’s busy venue. So you have time to go through your garage, studio and collect all those supplies you’d like to sell. More information on how to reserve your table will be coming in the October newsletter.

…Submitted by Carol Collett

GALLERY USE

I would like to inform or remind all members that the gallery is here for you to use. I would really like to see art on our walls. Please consider having your own show; if you can’t fill the gallery why not get together with a few artist friends. During the month of September we will have paintings on display from our Thursday and Friday morning gallery painters. (You are invited to join us and paint at any time.) Can we see your paintings in October or November? Please contact me with questions or to sign up. Also, the gallery is available if you would like to lead a workshop. The gallery is here for the use of all members. Give it some thought.

…Submitted by Carol Collett

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

FRONT STREET EVENTS

We would like to offer your organization the opportunity to attend both the monthly art hops/and also to set up a pop up tent advertising your organization free of charge to sign up members on First Fridays! For more info, please contact [email protected]

…Submitted by Clarice Moore

YELLOW SPRINGS TEXTILE ART GROUP EXHIBIT

Yellow Springs Textile Art Group will exhibit at the Winds Cafe, 215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 on September 7–October 30, 2021; Artists’ Reception –TBA
Media Contact: Pam Geisel, 937-767-8013, [email protected]
Public Contact: Winds Cafe, 937-767-1144, www.WindsCafe.com

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL FINE ART EXHIBIT

The Piqua Arts Council will hold its 29th Annual Fine Art Exhibit on September 10 to October 1, 2021, at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St., Piqua, OH 45356 during normal gallery hours. Several of our members have artwork in this exhibit.

K12 & TEJAS SATURDAY ART CLASSES

Art classes for children and adults are back in session at K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educational & Joint Adult Studio), 341 S. Jefferson St., Dayton, OH 45402

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, October 5, 2021. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 20, 2021. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will no longer be posting personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

Coming Events

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES2021 JURIED ART EXHIBITION

B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association Landscapes2021 Juried Art Exhibition is now showing in our Gallery. This is a very impressive collection of paintings juried by Michael R. Roediger, Director and CEO of the Dayton Art Institute. The gallery will be open on July 18 and July 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to view the Landscapes2021 show.

LIAN QUAN ZHEN WORKSHOP AT FAIRBORN ART ASSOCIATION NOV. 1-4, 2021

Presented by FAA 9:30-4:30 pm. Located in the Gallery in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N Central Ave., Fairborn, Oh 45434. The registration form is available in our Gallery or on our website at https://www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  LIAN QUAN ZHEN Registration 2021

GALLERY AT LOFINO PLAZA EXHIBIT

The Gallery at Lofino Plaza is honored to present the works of Clarice Moore and Evvie Moore, July 1 – 30, 2021, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432.

Clarice is also currently represented in “The View” exhibition in Kettering and got “best of show” in “Momentum” in the Front Street Gallery. Congratulations!

MIAMISBURG ART GALLERY JURIED ART EXHIBITION

This is an open annual juried art exhibition at the Miamisburg Gallery. The judge this year is Yuki Hall. The exhibition/sale will be open and free to the public Saturday, August 7 thru September 11, 2021. Opening Reception Saturday, August 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Awards presented at 3:00. Juried Show Expanded Open Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 5:30 – 8:00 pm; Fri. and Sat., noon – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 100 – 5:00 pm. Gallery is located at 16 N. Main Street, Miamisburg, Ohio.

Entry Fee: Early bird registration: a fee of $12.00 per entry mailed on, or before, July 19, 2021 with entry form provided. Entries submitted without payment or postmarked after July 19, will not be eligible for EARLY BIRD discount. Registrations after July 19 will be at a cost of $14.00 per entry and can be paid the day you deliver your paintings. All entry fees are non-refundable. Please make checks payable to: Miamisburg Art Gallery and mail your entries to: C/O Rosemary Nick, 1890 Rosina Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342 Questions? Contact Rosemary Nick (937) 542-9085 (call/text). Entry forms are available in the FAA Gallery. For more information see www.miamisburgartgallery.com (Click on the Juried Show tab).

Attachment:  Miamisburg-Juried-Show-Form-2021

ART ON THE LAWN DEADLINE APPROACHING

We are excited to announce that Art on the Lawn (AOL), the fine arts and crafts show sponsored by Village Artisans, will be happening Saturday, August 14, 2021. This one-day show, held rain or shine on the Mills Lawn Elementary School grounds in Yellow Springs, runs from 10:00AM to 5:00PM with check in and set up for the artists beginning at 7:00AM. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to share and sell your art to your loyal followers and the general public! Applications for Art on the Lawn can be completed and returned any time before July 31, 2021.  Apply now and be part of Art on the Lawn.

MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER Presents 2021 PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL ART COMPETITION/EXHIBIT July 26 – August 26, 2021

The 2021 Photography & Digital Art Competition will have a Preview Event: Friday, July 23, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Entry into this year’s show was competitive – with well over 200 entries. With the support of our sponsors, John and Pat Dupps, we are ecstatic to bring you one of the best Photography & Digital Art Competitions we’ve ever had! At our Preview Event you’ll see the winners in this year’s show displayed before we announce them anywhere else! You’re invited to bring your friends and supporters to view the Photography & Digital Art Competition in our Main Exhibition Hall and Small Works – Oil Paintings by Ben Frederick in our Lobby Gallery.

June 2021 Newsletter

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Hello All,

Congratulations to our new Board for 2021-22:

President – Linda Brandenburg              Corresponding Secretary – Lisa Becker
Vice President – Carol Edsall                   Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott
Treasurer – Roger Browning

The election was a unanimous voice vote at our May 4 meeting. They will be installed at our June 1 meeting. Please welcome them and lend them all your support. This past year has reminded us of the importance of working as a team, with everyone pitching in to help. Congratulations to the new Board!

Yes, we are having the June 1 meeting, but it will be different than the past. There will be light refreshments, and FAA will provide them. By light, I mean plates and utensils will not be required. Everything will be served with a toothpick to reduce contamination, and the beverage will be individual bottles of water. We are planning on serving food provided by FAA and having some people sit in the courtyard outside the Gallery, so dress according to the weather forecast. Masks will still be required for those who are not fully vaccinated, and number of persons inside will be limited to 35 at a time.  This should give everyone time to circulate and vote on paintings for the People’s Choice Awards, and look at the artwork of the scholarship winners. Those winners will be announced, as will the Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen. The outgoing Board will be recognized and the incoming Board will be installed. After the votes are tallied, the winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced and prizes awarded. The evening will end after that. Everyone with paintings in the show must take them home that night, or make arrangements with the Show Chairs to pick them up at a different time.

I also want to announce the Fairborn Art Association Scholarship winners:  Sebastien DeLeon from Riverside High School, Avory Mayenschein from Greenon High School, and Miriah Taylor from Greenon High School. Congratulations to these graduates as they embark on their art careers.

It has been my great pleasure to serve as your President these past three years. I have come to know so many more members and realize what a great organization we have. I will still be an ex-officio member of the Board, but I will be there to support our new President Linda Brandenburg as she leads us into our future.

See you Tuesday, June 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. (so you can begin voting early before the actual meeting begins).  Remember to sign up to volunteer for the Sweet Corn Festival!

Billie Dickson, (Outgoing) President

There will be no need to register for the June meeting. Also, remember that membership dues are due by the June 1st meeting.                                           … Submitted by Debbie Cosenza

2021 FAIRBORN SWEETCORN FESTIVAL: AUGUST 21 & 22

We have been approved to go forward with the August 21-22, 2021 Fairborn Sweetcorn Festival. Great News!! What this means to you, our members, is we need you to volunteer for the tasks that are necessary to carry out a successful event. Please contact Warren Brown or Roger Browning for a list of jobs that still need volunteers.

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2021

We have several great events coming up in September through the remainder of this year:

      • September 7th will feature Nita Leland, talking about collage. She is a well published artist who has
        provided demos and taught at FAA in the past.  This promises to be another well attended meeting./li>
      • October 5th features Shirley De Lait, with watercolor
      • November 2nd workshop features Liam Quan Zhen, a watercolor and Chinese painting artist who again has taught previously at FAA and was very well received.
      • December 7 Christmas Party

    * No meetings in July and August                               … Submitted by Carol Edsall

    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, TBD                                           November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
    June 7 Social                                                          December 6 Christmas Party
    July 5 No meeting                                                          … Submitted by Carol Edsall

    NOVEMBER WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

    Our workshop this year in November features Lian Quan Zhen. Lian was here several years ago with a full class who raved about his teaching so we are bringing him back. He will be teaching Chinese painting as well as his traditional methods. Many famous artists have a background in Chinese painting, such as Mary Whyte and Jean Hanes, so I’m sure all will learn a lot and really enjoy his class. Applications for this workshop are now available in our Gallery and on our website https://www.fairbornart.org. Please contact Pat Dunker for additional information.

    Attachment:  LIAN QUAN ZHEN Registration 2021

    B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE2021

    Landscapes2021 is a juried art exhibition presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and Fairborn Art Association. This year the location for the subject of the artwork is B-W Greenway’s Pearl’s Fen. Work will be accepted at The FAA Gallery on Sunday, June 27 from 1-3 pm. The Gallery will be open to the public on Sundays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 1-3 pm. Prospectus is available in our Gallery. For information contact Pat Higgins or Bob Coates.

    B-W GREENWAY DISC GOLF TOURNMENT FUND RAISER CALL FOR ARTISTS

    Disc golf is similar to regular golf, but played instead with a small frisbee that is thrown into a metal basket. Located at the Handyman Ace Hardware course at Fairborn Community Park Saturday June 26th from 8 am – 5 pm, participants will get to enjoy exploring this beautiful piece of nature preserved by B-W Greenway while enjoying the day’s activities. We’re looking for local artists who want to be inspired by our conservation mission, and the disc golf theme of this event to create something to be used as a trophy to give to division winners. Example shown was a ceramic bowl. Contact [email protected] or call Piper R. Fernwey by June 1st at 740-403-2002 with questions.

    Attachment:  BW Greenway Trophy  Donation Request

    TECUMSEH LAND TRUST PLEIN-AIR PAINT-OUTS

    Tecumseh Land Trust is hosting 4 Plein-air Paint-Outs this summer and fall. There is no cost to join in but donations to TLT are gratefully accepted. Libby Rudolf has helped to organize these paint-outs with TLT.  The first event is June 26, 9:30-12:30 and will be in Southern Clark County at a beautiful working farm with multiple barns, fields, houses, etc.  TLT asks all to register with a free ticket through Eventbrite on their website https://www.tecumsehlandtrust.org/events/plein-air-paint-out-on-preserved-property . Libby will offer a ‘Give it a Try’ plein air watercolor session for 1 hour with materials provided for $15 on June 26 paint-out from 10-11am. Bring a chair and anything else you need to be comfortable. Please join the fun!  Any medium that you can transport is welcome. Three other events are still in the planning stage for these sites:  July 17 – Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, August 7 or 8 – Beautiful Farm in Champaign County, October 16 or 17 – Newly preserved part of Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs.

    … Submitted by Libby Rudolf

    MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL ART COMPETITION

    The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) presents the 10th Annual Photography and Digital Art Competition. All Professional and Amateur Photographers and Digital Artists 16 years of age or older are eligible to submit digital photographs, film photographs, or other digital works of art on the MAC website. Submission for entries starts Monday, June 1st and ends Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Files will be submitted via the MAC website. Notification of accepted entries will be available by June 21st, 2021 on our website and Facebook page. Accepted Entries will need to be brought to the MAC for final judging July 12th-July 15th. Details can be found in the prospectus on our website at https://www.fairbornart.org.  Exhibition will be held July 26-August 26, 2021, with details about an Opening Event to be announced.

    Attachment:  MAC PROSPECTUS-2021-NEW REVISED

    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.

    REMINDERS

    Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Our board will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 in the gallery, so please do not arrive before 6:30. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Please email or call your articles in to Lisa Becker.

    Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will no longer be posting personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website. Please consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

2021 FAA Members Show Awards

Our members received the awards for their artwork at our meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Each was awarded a ribbon and some also included a monetary award as follows:

Best of Show, Sandy Kinnamon Memorial Award – $300, First Place, Joan McCoy Memorial Award – $150, Second Place – $75, Third Place – $50, eight Honorable Mentions at $25 each, and eight Judge’s Merits. There is a limit of one monetary prize per artist.

Best of Show: Rose Schultz – “The Farmers’ Market”

First Place: Susan Scott – “Late Summer Fields”

Second Place: Marsha Elliott – “Something to Crow About”

Third Place: Connie S. Gifford – “I Want A Spoon”

Honorable Mention: Jan Lendino – Yet Still We Dance”

Honorable Mention: Clarice Moore – “Happy Hour”

Honorable Mention: Carol Collett – “Equestre Mexicano”

Honorable Mention: Billie Dickson – “Taxis Americanos en la Habana”

Honorable Mention: Theresa Mayer – “Landscape Surprise”

Honorable Mention: Ann Armstrong  Ingoldsby – “Birds From Trash”

Honorable Mention: Jacqueline Albright – “Jon’s Fox”

Honorable Mention: Jane Trame – “A Floral Fantasy”

Judge’s Merit Award: Patricia Dunker – “Pick A Little, Talk A Little”

Judge’s Merit Award: Lisa Becker – “Head in the Clouds”

Judge’s Merit Award: Sheryl Scott – “Chewie”

Judge’s Merit Award: Connie Weber – “Africana”

Judge’s Merit Award: Tom Kinarney – “Fallen Leaf-Huffman Metropark”

Judge’s Merit Award: Joann Davenport – “Branching Out”

Judge’s Merit Award: Pat Sager – “Bella”

Judge’s Merit Award: Sue Seitz – “The Happy Bunny”

Juror’s Choice: Clarice Moore – “Boodle”

Juror’s Choice: Dianna Hoke – “Poolside”

Juror’s Choice: Debbie Cosenza – “A Quiet Place”

Juror’s Choice: Mary J. White – “Borzoi Puppy”

Juror’s Choice: Shirlee Bauer – “First Street Glassblower”

JUROR’S STATEMENT

I loved this opportunity to be a juror in the FAA show. It has been more than 5 years since I left Ohio and I was excited to see the new ideas and techniques that were exhibited in the show. The criteria I go by when judging art work is simple but deciding who to receive awards was difficult because there are so many good paintings to consider.

An aesthetically pleasing piece of art with a unique way of telling a story usually incorporates a good use of the elements of design and art principles. Adding good craftsmanship and presentation (framing and lighting) is sure to attract a juror’s attention. Among the chosen paintings in this show, some exhibited excellent use of color or value contrast, some have subjects that tell a story for the viewer to enjoy, some adopted interesting textures, and so on.

I have to admit, no matter what pieces I ultimately chose for award, the choices are subjective; conditioned by my art making experiences, and these experiences influenced my choices. I hope you all keep enjoying painting and think of an art show as a way of sharing your genuine feelings and ideas without the need for acceptance and reward.

Misuk Goltz – Juror

This show will be open to the public on Sundays, May 9, 16, and 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Please come and bring your family and friends.

May 2021 Newsletter

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“LEADERSHIP”

Leadership is not about being in charge, it is about taking care of those in your charge. And when we take care of our people, our people will take care of us.” Anon

As of tonight, April 18, 2021, no one has agreed to take on the role of President for the 2021-22 year. Several have been asked, all have reason to say no. My term ends May 31, 2021. The first two years were pretty easy, the last was made more challenging because of the pandemic. It looks like things will ease up and this coming year shouldn’t be too tough, but it is difficult to have a successful organization without a leader. Even with the great Board that is in place and will be returning to their roles, it is difficult for a body without a head to work well. Please call Carol Collett (or any Board member) and say you will step up and take your turn. I will be there as an advisor. Show what FAA means to you. Voting for the incoming Board takes place at our May meeting.

Also in May, the Member Fine Art Show will happen, and the two Misuk Goltz workshops will take place. Information on those is elsewhere in the Newsletter.

Dues are payable by June 1. You may pay those when you drop off your paintings for the Member show. Also in June is the year end celebration on Tuesday, June 1, announcement of the Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen, awarding of the scholarships for 3 graduating seniors, and the People’s Choice Voting and Awards.

The May meeting is Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. 6:30 to 7:00 is social time. Again, reservations must be made by emailing Debbie Cosenza. Masks and social distancing are still required, so seating is limited, and refreshments will not be available.

Billie Dickson, President

Attachment:  2021 Membership Form

2021 MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW

  • Registration: Thursday, April 29 from Noon to 5 pm **ONE DAY ONLY**
  • Show Opening: May 9,2020 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm
  • Prizes Awarded:Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7 pm at our May meeting
  • Gallery Hours:Sundays, May 9, 16, and 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers, nudes, art created in a workshop and so forth. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. The prospectus is available in our Gallery and on our website at https://fairbornart.org .

Due to COVID-19, we will follow the guidelines issued by the State of Ohio; please be prepared prior to entry.  A mask is required to enter the gallery and maintain 6-feet social distancing.

Note: The Members Show will end at the June 1, 2021 meeting which now includes the People’s Choice voting. Paintings will be removed after the meeting.

Pick Up:  Tuesday, June 1, 2021 after the FAA meeting and on Thursday, June 3 from 10 am till 1 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 guest 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 artwork!            …Submitted by Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

Attachment:  FAA 2021 Members Show Prospectus

MAY SPEAKER — WATERCOLOR ARTIST MISUK GOLTZ

Misuk Goltz is still a member of our organization even though she now lives in California. She taught watercolor classes in our Gallery for several years and her students (and others) are looking forward to seeing her again. She will be teaching two workshops in May — Art Journaling, May 3-5, and Portraiture, May 6&7.  She will also be judging our Members’ Show with prizes to be awarded at our May 4th meeting. Word from Pat Dunker, our Workshop Chair, is that we are ready for full classes for the May workshops and it will be a great experience.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS FOR 2021

May 4 Misuk Goltz demo and workshop

June 1 Social

July 6 No meeting

August 3 No meeting

September 7 Nita Leland, collage

October 5 Shirley DeLaet, watercolor

November 2 Liam Quan Zhen, demo and workshop

December 7 Christmas Party

2021 FAIRBORN SWEETCORN FESTIVAL: AUGUST 21 & 22

On Friday April 16, I was informed by the Green County Health Department that we have a green light to go forward with the August 21-22, 2021 Fairborn Sweetcorn Festival. Great News!! We will be expected to ask attendees to exercise social distancing and wear a mask. Also, we are asked to keep food tables 6 foot apart or use a barrier between tables. These suggestions could be relaxed further if the pandemic has wound down by then.

What this means to you, our members, is we need you to volunteer for the tasks that are necessary to carry out a successful event.

Attached is a form to guide you in selecting tasks that best fits your capabilities and availability. Please include phone # or e-mail so we can contact you for verification.

Thanks in advance for your consideration for this important event!!               …Submitted by Warren Brown

Attachment:  FAA Festival Signup

PASSING OF INSTRUCTOR AND AUTHOR

I just found out about the passing of a former national watercolor and collage instructor from California who taught at least 5 workshops at the Fairborn Art Association throughout the years, authored 18 art instruction books and was an internationally recognized instructor.   His name was Gerald Brommer, N.W.S.  When I was the workshop chairman for the F.A.A. I invited him to come and teach a workshop about every 3 or 4 years.  The last time he came he brought his lovely and talented wife, Georgia.  He was about 83 at that time; but still an excellent, kind and thoughtful artist/instructor to all his beloved students.  He was born in 1927 and died on November 3, 2020, at 93 years old.  He was truly amazing.  He even co-judged the 2020 N.W.S. exhibition in California.  Possibly some of the long-time F.A.A. members will remember him.  He will definitely be missed in the art world.                                                  … Submitted by Jane Trame

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Art + Soul Artist Retreat – in person workshops, June 19-27, 5 classes
  • Acrylics ~ Textures & Layers – in person workshop, July 26-30 – Palette Productions
  • Eco-Printing 6 – 6th Anniversary Retreat, Cincinnati Ohio, Aug 15-18
  • Painting the Colors, Textures & Horizons of Italy, LaMarche Italy – Sept 1-7
  • For more information on these events, see our website https://fairbornart.org

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

It’s time for summer, then our new workshop this year in November which features Lian Quan Zhen. Lian was here several years ago with a full class who raved about his teaching so we are bringing him back. He will be teaching Chinese painting as well as his traditional methods. Many famous artists have a background in Chinese painting, such as Mary Whyte and Jean Hanes, so I’m sure all will learn a lot and really enjoy his class.

He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as a hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has had many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including at the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings. Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books.

His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in the US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. (See http://www.lianspainting.com/workshopss.htm for additional information on his workshops and a list of art supplies.) Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books

of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice, and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes, and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide.

We will have more information about fees, etc. later.                            … Submitted by Pat Dunker

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.

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be our June Social on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Our board will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 in the gallery, so please do not arrive before 6:30. Anyone wishing to attend must email Debbie Cosenza at [email protected] to reserve a seat.  Masks must be worn at all times. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.

FAA Upcoming Events

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Announcements:

The Lian Quan Zhen Workshop scheduled for November 1-4, 2021, has been cancelled.

Yuki Hall will be our demo artist for the November meeting.

See Pat Dunker article for additional information.