Greetings Members and Patrons,

As I write, it is still raining and will continue most of this week. Water is such a blessing for all living things, so necessary for our health, our earth, and for Spring Flowers to pop up and delight us as the weather changes and brings warmth and hope of a beautiful colorful season. I hope this finds you all looking forward to our April 2nd Meeting with our special guest, visual artist and poet, Rosie Huart. Board meeting at 6:00, gathering at 6:30 for sign in and social, and meeting beginning at 7:00. Come, bring along a friend or two, or more, enjoy getting acquainted, be fed, both mentally and physically, and have fun through it all. See you there!!

Sue Brezine

It’s that time of year for us to look at what talent and time we may wish to give to help F.A.A. continue to be the vibrant and strong, long running art organization in the area. We have incredible talent among us and you all know a few have been giving years of time on our board and committees. Please consider if this may be your year to step up. Even if it is to assist.

Our Nominating Committee Chair, Clarice Moore will present a slate of Board candidates for the coming year, 2013/2014. These names will be read at our April 2, 2013 meeting, and nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Elections will take place at our May meeting.

Officers: President – presides over meetings; Vice President – program facilitator; Recording Secretary – records minutes of board meeting; Corresponding Secretary – gathers information, prints and mails monthly newsletter; Treasurer – records collection of dues, gifts and outgoing monies. All Officers attend the monthly Board meeting before the monthly meetings.

Committee Chairpersons: Greeting Host, Refreshments, Workshops, Sunshine, Photographer, Corn Festival, Facility Manager, Historian, Gallery Coordinator (Shows), Publicity.

As you can see, it takes a lot of volunteers to keep us going. Think about what you may like to do!

Rosie Huart is a local and an award winning mixed media artist. She enjoys painting and writing and incorporates many art expressions into her work. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in art and psychology. She believes that the making of art—as a transformative process—impacts the soul’s search for meaning, whether it is poetry, painting, papermaking, collage, calligraphy, or creative writing. She has studied throughout the United States and Asia and has taught workshops in Europe and the Mediterranean. Rosie will be doing a demonstration called Creative Mark-Making using acrylics, collage, orthodox and unorthodox tools. She will explain her process of creativity and will bring a sampling of some of her creative endeavors. Join us for an evening of fun and exploration. Learn more about Rosie at

This is a reminder of the Fine Art Show at the Gallery the first three Sundays in May. We still need volunteers to sit and bring snacks to the gallery on Sundays in May, as well as a few more people to help set up the show. We will be passing around the sign-up sheet for this at the April meeting. We cannot put on the show without the members’ help. You may contact Gayle Beireis at 937-390-1992, or sign up at the April meeting. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s help. All the members benefit from a successful show. See the attached prospectus for information on entering your artwork for the show.

Barbara Olekas and Cindy Sayeedi will have their art on display for the month of April on Sundays from 1-4 pm at the Fairborn Art Gallery. The art pieces will include watercolor, color pencils, and oils.

En Plein Air is a juried painting exhibition presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & Fairborn Art Association. It was established in 2009 to heighten public awareness of our local greenspaces and the need to preserve them, as well as to foster an interest in painting from nature. Each year a different location in the Fairborn, OH, area has been chosen as the subject of the paintings. The 2013 location is Downtown Fairborn. See the attached prospectus for complete information. (Please note: There are two pages to this prospectus; page 2 contains entry information and form, and a map and description of area for painting.) This year’s juror is Sally A. Struthers, Ph.D. Struthers earned a BA in Classics and Art History from Wright State University, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University in the History of Art. Struthers has taught Art History at Sinclair Community College for 25 years, where she has also served as Department Chair of Art, Interim Chair of Academic Foundations, Dean of Fine and performing Arts, and Dean of Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences. An exhibiting photographer, Struthers has exhibited her work extensively in the region. A prospectus for this event is attached. For more information, please contact: Marti Riddle 937-879-0725 [email protected] or Bob Coates 937-689-4855 [email protected]

En Plein Air TIMELINE for 2013 Exhibition
Until June 29, 2013 – Painting in Downtown Fairborn, OH
June 30, 1-3 pm & 5-7 pm – Work accepted at Fairborn Art Assn.
July 7, 1-4 pm – Opening Reception with prizes awarded at 2pm – Cash prizes total $600
July 28 – Final day of Exhibition
July 28, 4-5 pm – Artists to pick up work at Fairborn Art Association

The Fairborn Art Association awards two $500.00 scholarships to seniors who plan to pursue a college level art education (i.e., major in art). The first week of February, 24 applications were sent to area high schools. Any F.A.A. member who has a child, grandchild, or other family member who is a high school senior is welcome to an application as well. The deadline for submission of applications is April 10. To be considered for the scholarship award, the following criteria must be met: (1) Student must show a serious intent to pursue a career in art and demonstrate exceptional art talent and skills. (2) Student must be a graduating senior in an area high school and have a written recommendation by his/her art instructor. (3) Student must complete an application and return it with written recommendation and color photos (will accept digital photos on a CD) of their work to the Fairborn Art Association by April 10. The F.A.A. Board of Trustees will determine the scholarship winners by the end of April. The award winner will be notified by the president or a member of the Board of Trustees shortly thereafter. The winner will be presented the award and check by the F.A.A. President during a regularly scheduled meeting. Scholarship applications are available from Robert Beireis at 937-390-1992 or [email protected].

The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a 5-day watercolor workshop with Sterling Edwards from September 30 to October 4, 2013. The workshop will be held in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Sterling Edwards is a contemporary watermedia master. He is a signature member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America, as well as Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, an international organization based in Toronto. He is also an author of the North Light Book, Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process. He is also a contributing artist to numerous other magazines and books. His instructional DVDs are marketed worldwide. The cost for this workshop is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. To register, send a registration form (available at the Gallery), along with a non-refundable deposit of $40, to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Court, Beavercreek, OH 45432. Make check payable to the Fairborn Art Association. The balance of payment is due by August 1, 2013. For additional information, contact Yuki Hall at 937-426-7229 or email [email protected]

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the April meeting: Mary Hart, Jean Lutz, Nancy Draves, Sue Seitz, Susan Bertke, Jim and Margaret Brooks, Clarice Moore, Kathy Goetz, and Mayumi Kiefer. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be May 7, 2013. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, April 22, 2013. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.


PleinAir Flyer 2013

2013 Spring Prospectus