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Dear Members and Patrons,

Boy, does time ever fly.  Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet, and I am wishing each of you a very Happy Holiday. I am sure many of you are busy getting crafts and paintings finished for our Holiday Sale.

It’s Christmas Party time at our next meeting. We will each bring a dish to share and a wrapped gift for the gift exchange (value $5 to $10). The Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show will be up and running, so come early and shop til you drop, partake of fabulous foods, and then more fun begins with the gift exchange. You can take a wrapped gift from the tree, or you can steal a gift from someone else. Fun, Fun, Fun.

I am so blessed to have a wonderful board and chair people to work with. They are truly the best and that makes my job easy. My thanks goes out to each of them for I truly love working with them.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS                                                                                                                                         President


Plan to attend our December 2nd meeting. It is our annual Holiday Party. Everyone is invited and bring a guest if you want. Bring a covered dish and a gift for our drawing game. Come early and enjoy looking and shopping at 5:30 pm. The party will start at 7 pm.


Fairborn Art Association members will again have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale the first two weekends in December and for early shopping from 5:30–7:00 pm before the Christmas party, which begins at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 2.  The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 6 & 7 and December 13 & 14.  The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm. We plan to set up the art racks and decorate the Holiday Gallery with members’ help on Monday morning, December 1 from 9:00 am–noon.  Please sign up to help decorate and arrange the room.  Members can bring in their priced Holiday arts and crafts with inventory sheets that same afternoon from 1–3 pm and again Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon. Each participating member artist will be assigned a number (as we did last year) which must be included on each price tag.  Each member may bring two large paintings (18 X 24 or larger, up to 30 X 40) and up to 10 smaller paintings (16 X 20 or smaller) and handcrafted items.  Since this is advertised as a SALE, please mark SALE prices on items along with your name and participating artist number (same as last year).  Special art and/or craft demonstrations are encouraged during the sale.  All members’ unsold artwork may be picked up on the last sale day, Sunday, Dec. 14 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 15 from 10–12 noon.  Remember, the F.A.A. receives no commission from salesThis is quite a benefit to all participating members.  A sign-up sheet for Gallery sitting, decorating the Gallery, art & craft demonstrations and goodie donations will be passed around at the October and November meetings. PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP!  The big SALE will be publicized in area newspapers and there will be A-frame signs around town.  HOWEVER, the more that we all publicize the HOLIDAY SALE, the better the sales will be!  Let’s have a great Gallery show and make lots of sales! Inventory sheets are attached to this newsletter and will be available on our website so you can get started on your lists. Please call Gayle & Robert Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.


Robert and gayle Beireis still need someone to help sit in the Gallery for the Members Fine Art and Craft Sale. Dates are Sunday, December 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. Please give call gayle at 937-390-1992 if you can help.  Thank you.

Due to the fact that Robert is now working full time, I would like someone to be an assistant to help with running the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale next year. If someone would like to shadow me this year, they would be welcome. Anyone who is interested can call me at 937-390-1992.

Submitted by gayle Beireis

WATERCOLOR FAST & LOOSE with Frank Francese, NWS, TWSA-Master

Join us in this exciting workshop with Frank Francese, where Frank will show and teach us his signature way of painting watercolor – Fast & Loose approach. Frank will be demonstrating a variety of subject matter, showing us the time tested method of creating an eye-catching composition with brilliant color and interesting shapes. Plenty of individual help will be provided. All skill levels are welcome. Frank Francese is a signature member of National Watercolor Society as well as Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master Status. He has been awarded 50+ national awards for his watercolor painting. His recent awards include: Colorado Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Best of Show 2013-14; Watercolor West International Watercolor Exhibition, Signature Members Award 2013; Third Invitational Exhibition of Complementary International Water Media Masters, Nanjing, China 2012; Shenzhen Biennial International Exhibition of Watercolors, Shenzhen, China. You can learn more about Frank by visiting his website at  This will be a 4-day watercolor workshop from May 4 to May 7 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. Contact Yuki Hall, 937-426-7229, [email protected]. A flyer with application form is attached to this article on our website

Attachment:  Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf


Artists are always looking for information on how to sell their art, where to exhibit their art, and pricing their art. These and other subjects are addressed in a website blog published by Jason Horejs, the owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Recent articles include “Cultivating your Brand as an Artist,” “Choice Overload |  Cramming in Too Much Art Hurts your Sales,” “Collective Wisdom | Tips for Finding Reasonably Priced Art Supplies,”  “The Challenges of Framing Art,” “Ranking and Using Social Media,” among others. He is also the author of several books, most notable, Starving to Successful | The Fine Artist’s Guide to Getting into Galleries and Selling More Art. He offers a co-op advertising opportunity with American Art Collector Magazine where photos of your art can be placed for sale. As you can see, he is quite active in working for artists. His writing style is easy to read and understand. He frequently has guest writers (and videos) on special subjects, such as copyright laws. Try his website at Reddot Blog from Xanadu Gallery [email protected]>


Our next meeting will be February 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm. We will have no meeting in January. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday,  January 19, 2015. Meanwhile, if you have any news you would like to announce to our members, it can be posted on our website anytime. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.