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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

We are heading toward the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale. I’m hoping that everyone will bring something to sell at the sale. Be sure to tell friends and relatives about the sale. The more the merrier. Be sure to come to our Annual Christmas Party at our meeting on December 1st and bring a friend if you like. We always have a cheerful time. Remember to bring a dish to share and if you want to participate in the Christmas Exchange bring a gift worth $10. We always have a lot of fun. You never know what you will end up with. Come early at 5:30 pm to look and shop. Our party will begin at 7:00 pm. Hope to see each of you there. Remember that we do not have a meeting in January. Merry Christmas!

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS

Time is right on us now to prepare for the Members Holiday Fine Art & Craft Show. Please call gayle Beireis if you are planning to participate in this year’s sale. This year you will have the same ID number as you had last year. The number must be included on each price tag. The date for setting up and decorating will be Monday, November 30, from 9 am to 12 noon. We will be receiving your priced artwork and crafts, with inventory sheets, Monday, November 30, from 1 pm to 3 pm, and Tuesday, December 1, from 10 am to 12 noon. We hope that you will help in getting your Members Holiday Show off to a good start this year by volunteering. As always we thank you for you help and hard work. There will be a pre-sale at the gallery December 1 at 5:30 pm before the FAA Holiday party. The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 5 & 6 and December 12 & 13. The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm 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. 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. 13 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 14 from 10–12 noon. Remember, the FAA receives no commission from sales. This is quite a benefit to all participating members. This 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 so you can get started on your lists. Please call gayle Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.

Attachment 1: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet1
Attachment 2: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet2

Volunteers are still needed to help sit in the Gallery for the Members Fine Art and Craft Sale. Please call gayle Beireis at 937-390-1992 if you can help. Thank you.

The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm daily. The workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Yuki Hall, 206 E. Holmes St. Urbana, IL 61801. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. The final payment must be made by March 31, 2016. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail [email protected]. A flyer and registration form is attached.

Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form

Libby Rudolf will have an exhibit at the Yellow Springs Brewery from December 23, 2015 through February 1, 2016, “ColorfuLibby – Watercolor Paintings.” The artist reception is Wednesday, December 30 from 5-7 pm. A portion of sales will be donated to ‘Community Food Initiatives’ of Athens, OH. CFI works to ensure that everyone has access to healthy local food. Donations also appreciated.

Village Artisans in Yellow Springs will have a lobby show “Holiday Memories” in various mediums during the month of December. Come on over and visit M-T 11-5 pm, F, Sat 11-6 pm and Sun 11-5 pm. Sue Brezine, Theresa Mayer, and Libby Rudolf are part of the 18-member artist-cooperative gallery.

Artists are always looking for information on how to sell their art. These and other subjects are addressed in a website created by Cassie Boorn called “Modern Thrive.” Cassie is organizing a series of live online workshops for professional artists to help modern professionals find alternative paths to building fulfilling careers. She has partnered with experts from all walks of life to create live online workshops with creative types in mind. Workshops are priced at $97, but she can create an exclusive discount code so our members can get access to any workshop for $47. She has offered to provide 2 complimentary passes for our members. Anyone interested, please contact her at [email protected] . She will answer any questions you may have. You can check out what she has planned at (Please note: FAA includes this notice as information only and takes no responsibility for any error or misrepresentation on the part of the offerer. This is just one way we can help other artists in their endeavors.)

Our next meeting will be February 2, 2016, 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 18, 2016. 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.