Fairborn Art Association News

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

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 2021 May Newsletter (pdf file)

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 2021 May Newsletter (open document file)

“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.

Irene Ferriman

From Virginia Roche, “FAA has lost a much loved member. Irene Ferriman passed to God’s Kingdom. She is now possibly participating in painting beautiful sunrises and sunsets. She passed on March 15, 2021.”

Irene was a long-time member of FAA. She was President in 1966-1968. Her artwork was just beautiful and so was she! Our condolences to her family.

April 2021 Newsletter

To Print this newsletter, click here: FAA 0421 Newsletter (pdf file)

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Happy Spring Everyone!

Fairborn Art Association is active again!

April 6 will be our third meeting of the year; our workshops with Misuk Goltz and our Member Fine Art Show will be in May. We will introduce our Scholarship Winners and the Sweet Corn Festival Queen and King in June, as well as vote on our Popular Choice Awards, and introduce the 2020-22 Board. In July, the BW Greenway will hold their Landscapes 2021 Art Exhibition. Then on August 21 & 22 we will hold the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, which will provide a community service to Fairborn and solidify our financial security for another year. It feels so good to be able to spend so much quality time with our FAA friends again.  There is more information available on these events elsewhere in the newsletter.

Dues are payable by June 1 – please make sure you download and complete the Membership Form to submit with your dues (yes, even if you’ve done it before). Please indicate the ways you can help out Fairborn Art Association on the form.  This information is critical as we look for people who have talents that are needed to run this fine organization going forward.

There are some changes in the way we are conducting the Member Fine Art Show and the Popular Choice Voting in June.  These are spelled out in the Prospectus for the show, so please read it carefully.

In May we will be voting on the Board positions for 2021-22.  Everyone is encouraged to participate as a volunteer Board member or Committee Chair.  If there is a position you think you would like to hold, please speak up.  The past few years we have presented a slate of officers to vote on, but that is because we have not had members step up and give us the opportunity to actually make a choice for a candidate.

Our April speaker will be Tim Langenderfer, whose presentation will focus on oil painting.

If you follow Fairborn Art Association on Facebook, you can view the demonstrations for the February and March meetings.  Thanks to Connie and Jim Gifford for making these available to us!

The meeting is April 6, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. time slot 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.

Cheap Joe asks, “Why not add people in your artwork?  Are you afraid because you can’t draw figures?  Look at van Gogh, all his figures were ill proportioned.  And how much are his paintings worth?”

Billie Dickson, President

Attachment: 2021 Membership Form

2021 MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW

FAA Member’s Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, April 29, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

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

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

Attachment: FAA 2021 Members Show Prospectus

APRIL’S FEATURED DEMO ARTIST: TIM LANGENDERFER

Our April demo artist for Tuesday, April 6 is Tim Langenderfer.  He will be demonstrating oil painting, using non-toxic materials.  He is lead instructor and Artist-in-Residence at MOSA, Museum of Spiritual Art in Franklin.  His career began in illustration for many well-known clients such as Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, and IBM.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS FOR 2021

April 6, 2021 Tim Langenderfer, oil painting

May 4, 2021 Misuk Goltz demo and workshop

June 1, 2021 Social

July 6, 2021 No meeting

August 3, 2021 No meeting

September 7, 2021 Nita Leland, collage

October 5, 2021 Shirley DeLaet, watercolor

November 2, 2021 Liam Quan Zhen, demo and workshop

December 7, 2021 Christmas Party

SHIRLEE BAUER EXHIBIT AT THE MAC

In the Middletown Journal-News, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 edition, the headline on the Local & State page reads: “MAC Gears up for Exhibitions of Regional Artists.” Later in that article is a paragraph on FAA member, Shirlee Bauer: “Another exhibition coming this spring will include Ohio Watercolor Society artist Shirlee Bauer’s collected works of watercolor paintings, which will be on display in the MAC Lobby Gallery from April 1 through May 27.” The MAC is the Middletown Arts Center, located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio, 513-424-2417.

FAA SPONSORS THREE SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are aware of a graduating senior (perhaps a neighbor, a niece, grandson, etc.) who will be pursuing art in college, please encourage either the student or the student’s art teacher to contact Jim Gifford, [email protected] for a scholarship application package. The package should be submitted by the student’s art instructor. The following letter was mailed to all the local school districts (although the student does not have to be local): “The Fairborn Art Association has three $1,000 scholarships available for graduating seniors who are planning to pursue art in college. An application is included with this letter. Please duplicate and use for as many students as you would like to recommend. Please let art teachers know to share this announcement with their classes. Applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than May 10, 2021.”

 JACQUELINE SULLIVAN ONLINE CLASS

Abstract Art, a live class offered through Jacqueline’s new online classroom format, New Zenler, is open for booking now. In this class Jacqueline will demonstrate the various ways she uses cheese cloth in her paintings, creating both actual and visual textures and to define composition in an abstract way.

When:  Thursday, April 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

How to Register:  https://jacqueline-sullivan-classes.newzenler.com/live-class/abstract-painting/register

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE REOPENS

DAI reopened Friday, March 19, 2021! The museum will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays, and the Museum Store will also reopen during those hours as well. Previous safety measures (social distancing and face mask requirements) will remain in place.

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 Tuesday, May 4, 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 May Newsletter is Monday, April 18, 2021. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040

 

2021 Members’ Fine Art Show

To Print this document, click here: 2021 Members Show (pdf file)

To Print this document, click here: 2021 Members Show  (open document file) 

FAA Member’s Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, April 29, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

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

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

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

Registration:  Thursday, April 29 from Noon to 5 pm

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

Note: The Members Show will end at the June 1, 2021 meeting and is now included with the People’s Choice. 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 1pm

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 art work!

Attachment:  FAA 2021 Members Show Prospectus

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

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Thursday Paint In Group

May 13 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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2021 Members’ Fine Art Show

May 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday Paint In Group

May 20 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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2021 Members’ Fine Art Show

May 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday Paint In Group

May 27 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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