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Dear Members, and Patrons,

Winter has finally arrived. I have been indoors a lot and am working on finishing some art work that needs some help. This is a great time for painting snow scenes. Everyone needs to get their paints or crafts out and do something creative with the snow. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7 pm. Our speaker/demo person will be our own Vice President, Louise Jackson. She teaches both nationally and internationally and will be doing a liquid watercolor on Yupo. (See Louise’s bio below.) Fun, fun, fun is the only way to explain it, so please come to the meeting, enjoy the food and socialize with your fellow artists. The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS

We will follow recommendations of the media weather reports. When they say travel would be dangerous, we will cancel our scheduled meeting. The Board will communicate with each other by phone and you will be notified by email as soon as a decision is reached. Be sure to check your email before starting out if the weather is bad. If you do not have email access, please call one of the Board members or a member you know who has email access.

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 available on our website at

Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form

Members: I would like to thank all who came in to work and/or set up the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show this year. Again you did a great job; it was a another good year. It saddens me to say this, but this was my last year to do the Show. Because of Robert’s working a fulltime job I do not have the time or his help for the show. This Spring will also be the last Spring Show that I’ll be working for the same reason. So if you are interested in wanting to do this job please let me or Sandy Kinnamon know. I’ll be happy to help get you started.

Also if there is any member who would like to have Member’s Show in our FAA Gallery please let me know. There are a few spots left for 2016. …Submitted by gayle Beireis

I would like to let you know that I no longer want to do the Photographer/website, and the Historian jobs; they go hand in hand. I would help you to get started, they are very easy jobs. If you are interested, please get ahold of me or Sandy Kinnamon. …Submitted by Robert Beireis

Paint all Day, 9:30 till 3:00, with Louise Jackson in watercolor. All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. Dates: Monday. April 11, 18, 25, and May 9. Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $150 cost of all 4 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting and written instructions. Many different techniques will be taught with 4 styles of florals. Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan and Hawaii. She is a signature member of WOWS, DSPS, and is a Master Decorative Artist. Registration can be made by sending a deposit of $25 to her at 68 Scarborough Village Dr. Centerville, Ohio 45458 Ph. 937-886-5238. To send an email title it “workshop” and send to [email protected]. Classes held at the Fairborn Central Bldg. Home of F.A.A., 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, Ohio in the rear of building. An application is available on our website at

Attachment: Louise Jackson Paint all Day 9

COLORED PENCIL / PEN & INK with Tom Kinarney
Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use & dramatic, beautiful results. Experiment with either or both and see how they can be combined with watercolor and other mediums. This 8-week session begins Tuesday, February 9, 9:30-12 noon for 8 weeks. Cost is $70. If you have any questions call Tom at 236-1959.

The Friday Painters invite all Fairborn Art Association members (and prospective members) to bring your own work and paint in a supporting, encouraging environment on Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. There is a small charge of $2 per visit, or $5 per month that is paid to FAA. We paint for a couple hours, break for lunch, and get back to work for another couple hours. Very informal, but we critique each other’s work (if requested), share and learn from each other, and some fast friendships have been formed. Contact Rose Schultz at 937-866-8862, or Billie Dickson at 937-427-7525 to confirm we are painting on any particular Friday.

On Thursdays, the group formerly instructed by Misuk Goltz meets from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for open Paint In sessions. We help each other by informal visits to see how our paintings are progressing. We always have coffee or tea and breakfast treats available. Sometimes we have a demo on a new method or form of art. Occasionally, we schedule a critique session at the end of the day for anyone who wants a formal critique from all attendees. Cost is $2 per session or $20 for 8 weeks. Contact Connie Gifford at [email protected] or Shirlee Bauer at [email protected] for more information.

The 2016 B-W Greenway Landscape Juried Art Exhibition will exhibit work that has been inspired by the Community Park Reserve and the Valle View Reserve. In 2016 we will accept Paintings (any media) Drawings and Prints that have been inspired (they do not have to be Plein Air) by the two reserves that are separated by I-675 and can be accessed by Dayton Yellow Springs Road.
• Creating artwork can and has begun for 2016 until June 30th 2016.
• We will be collecting the art July 3rd at the Fairborn Art Association from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm.
• Opening reception will be July 10th from 2-4 with awards being presented at 3 pm.
• The show will be open July 17th from 2-4 and July 24 from 2-4.
• Artists can submit up to 3 works for a $20 non-refundable entry fee
• Sales are encouraged with all profits going to the artists.
• Tess Cortes, Gallery Coordinator at Wright State University will be Juror for the exhibition.
For more information please contact Bob Coates 937-689-4855 and leave a message and phone number.

Note: This is the first information we have received on this popular event. When the formal prospectus is received, we will publish it.

Dayton Children’s Hospital would like to feature purchased art in the public areas of its new, 8-story patient tower, opening Spring 2017, as well as in the public areas of its south campus facility that is under expansion to include outpatient specialty care center, emergency department, and an ambulatory surgery center; opening August-September 2016, January 2017, and Summer 2017, respectively. Artwork will be selected and placed based on content, style and cost. The details for submission requirements is listed on the following link:

Studios on High Gallery, located in Columbus’ Short North Arts district, is inviting 2D artists to submit work for our March show Global Community: What we have in Common. This show will feature 25-35 Ohio artists in our semiannual “Hit the Hop” series. All 2D original artwork and photography may be submitted. 1st and 2nd place cash awards given. For more details go to …Submitted by Libby Rudolf

Pop Revolution is pleased to announce a Call-to-Artist for Black and White, our 7th Annual Juried February Art Exhibition, opening Saturday, February 18, 2016 from 5-9 pm. We invite you and all your artist friends to participate. ABOUT: A juried exhibition open to artists working in all mediums. DESCRIPTION: This is our 7th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibit theme is “Black and White.” We are looking for artworks only using black, white, or the mix of them both. Please include an artist’s statement about your piece. ENTRIES: An entry fee of $25 for the first entry, $12 for each additional entry. Up to 4 pieces may be entered in to the show. Payment can be made by check or through PayPal. Digital files submitted by email will be reviewed when payment is received. AWARDS: Best of Show: $500, 2nd Place: $100 People’s Choice Award: $75, 2- Juror’s Awards: $25 each.

Studio 14 is looking for a watercolor instructor. They have recently had a lot of interest for watercolor classes. Peter Frederick will be teaching both a workshop and a class in January but he cannot teach beyond that due to his other commitments. If you are interested in teaching classes in Tipp City, please contact Leslie Trimbach, Co-Owner/Manager, Studio 14 Gallery & Fine Arts Center, 115 W. Main Street, Tipp City, OH 45371, 937-620-4133. Or [email protected] or

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the February meeting: Terri Caprio, Nan Draves, Connie Gifford, Mary Foreman, Kathi Hotz, Lana Kim, Sally Lee, Clarice Moore, Cheryl Miracle, Jim and Margaret Brooks, and Larry Hawkins. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 15, 2016. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.