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Hello Fellow Artists!
Well, we’ve had our usual Ohio weather, 70 degrees one day and snow the next, but Spring is just around the corner and soon we’ll have the arrival of crocus and daffodils. I’ve already observed and heard the robins in the tree behind my house and had the first fly in my house!
Debbie Cozensa has emailed members with a reminder about our annual membership fees being due. The board voted not to raise the amount so they will be the same as in years past… let’s hear it for no inflation in the FAA! We are also asking if the members would be interested in holding some of our winter meetings on a Saturday afternoon, which would eliminate night driving. Please respond to Debbie’s request in a timely manner.
Andi Sanders will be our speaker for our April 5 meeting, demonstrating alcohol inks, and, as the mask and reservation policies have been lifted, we hope to see you there!
I also want to remind you of the upcoming Members’ Fine Art Show, with drop off on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 5:00 pm. There is a limit of two entries per person, $10 each entry, and photography is included. Details are listed in the prospectus. Thank you to Carol Edsall and Connie Gifford for the fine job they’ve done organizing this event.
The board is kicking around some fun plans for our June meeting which includes our People’s Choice Awards. I will have more information on this next month.
Take care and keep creating, for art, like many things in life, is a process.
FAA DEMO ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS 2022
April 5 Andi Sanders, alcohol ink
May 3 David R. Smith watercolor demo (workshop May 2–4)
June 7 Social
July 5 No meeting
August 2 No meeting
September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
October 4 demo and Workshop TBD
November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
December 6 Christmas party
With new CDC guidelines, we are no longer asking members to reserve a place at the Tuesday meeting/demos or requiring masks. Please only bring food or drink for yourself and clean up afterward.
…Submitted by Carol Edsall
APRIL’S FEATURED ARTIST — ANDI SANDERS
The Fairborn Art Association will host local artist Andi Sanders on April 5, 2022 at their gallery at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn. The gallery is located in the far corner, behind the former school building, now senior housing.
Andi will be demonstrating her alcohol ink art work, beginning at 7:00 pm.
She is a retired RN of over 40 years and, as an artist, is known for her fine art photography and alcohol ink artwork. She teaches alcohol ink techniques to the Dayton and surrounding communities. She is a part of the Bellbrook Artists Collective owned by artist John Landsiedel, and her work is displayed there also.
Please join us for this exciting demo which is open to the public.
…Submitted by Carol Edsall
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 here.
Only 3 openings are left for this workshop so register soon! If anyone needs or has not received the supply list or copies of the paintings we will be doing at the workshop, please contact Pat Dunker.
…Submitted by Pat Dunker
FAA MEMBERS IN 2022 GREENE COUNTY SENIOR ARTISAN SHOW
FAA members Billie Dickson, Carol Collett, Lucy Burns and Warren Brown participated in the Greene County Senior Artisan Show which was held in March at our FAA Gallery. Congratulations to Carol Collett and Lucy Burns who each sold a painting!
…Submitted by Connie Gifford
JOANN DAVENPORT EXHIBIT AT LOFINO PLAZA
Throughout the month of May, the Gallery at Lofino Plaza will feature the artwork of Joann Davenport. The Gallery is located at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio, 45432. The reception will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Lofino Center hours are Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–7:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am–4:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am–12:00 pm.
…Submitted by Joann Davenport
MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER TEXTILE ART EXHIBIT
Middletown Arts Center is currently exhibiting “The Art of Fiber” featuring a range of quilting and textile art completed by CQAFA – Contempory Quilt and Fiber Artists. This exhibit runs through May 5, 2022 during regular building hours and is free and open to the public. A Meet the Artists and Demo Day will be held on April 13, 2022 from 10:00 am–3:00 pm. Middletown Arts Center is located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH 45042.
VILLAGE ARTISANS GALLERY EXHIBIT
Village Artisans Gallery is holding an exhibit created by their members with the theme “It’s Not Easy Being Green” featuring art that is literally green or of an environmental nature. This exhibit will be open through May 16, 2022 in their Lobby Gallery, 100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH during regular gallery hours and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Village Artisans Gallery at 937-767-1209 or visit their website at www.villageartisans.blogspot.com .
OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY WORKSHOP
Ohio Watercolor Society, in conjunction with Watercolor Ohio 2022, is offering a workshop by Pat Moseuk titled “Abstracts in Mixed Watermedia” on Tuesday, June 14 through Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH.
MARIA STEIN SHRINE JURIED ART SHOW & SALE – CALL FOR ENTRIES
The 12th Annual Maria Stein Shrine Art Show and Sale is inviting artists to participate in a juried show and sale to be held this summer at Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, 2291 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein, OH 45860. Contact Diana Russell at 419-733-7569 or 419-925-4532.
K12 GALLERY & TEJAS OFFERING SATURDAY ART CLASSES AND SUMMER ART CAMP
K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educational and Joint Adult Studio), located at 341 South Jefferson Street in Dayton, offers Saturday art classes for Kindergarten age through adults, Kids Summer Art Camp and more. For additional information, visit their website at: https://k12tejasgallery.org
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 Collet
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.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 18, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.
Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.