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Welcome to our June Celebration!

This is our exciting party time and the celebration of our volunteers, awards to our High School Seniors, who will be bringing a sampling of their creativity that made them winners this year. All members are invited to bring two pieces of art for a People’s Choice Award. And it’s the night for all of us to bring a dish to share and enjoy gourmet creations while listening to fun Musical Entertainment. Come as early as 5:30 to bring your artwork and food. This last meeting of the season begins at 7:00 and then the party begins!

Sue Brezine


Please bring a snack or appetizer for the June Social and Popular Choice Awards Program, Tuesday, June 4, which begins at 7:00 pm. (We expect a large crowd, so plan your food offering accordingly.) Come as early as 5:30 pm to get numbers for your artwork, display the art on the chair rails, and socialize. Skip Hoyt will once again share his soft voice and electric guitar as our entertainer. Of course, there will be plenty of delicious appetizers, drinks and social time for everyone.


Each member may bring one or two paintings or other artwork for the POPULAR CHOICE JUDGING. Registration begins at 5:30. As members arrive, each piece of artwork will be given a number. At break time, everyone present may vote on his/her favorite three pieces of artwork. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded for the artwork receiving the most votes. Awards to be given for First Place – $50.00, Second Place – $40.00, Third Place – $30.00, Six Honorable Mention Awards at $20.00 and Six Merit Awards at $10.00. You must be present to win a Popular Choice award. Please take your artwork home with you after the meeting; there will be a show in the gallery in July and classes as well.


At the May meeting, all Board members agreed to stay on for the coming year. The Installation of the following Officers will take place at the June meeting:

  • President: Sue Brezine; Vice President: Dora Lawson
  • Recording Secretary: Carole Janning; Treasurer: Sue Red
  • Corresponding Secretary: Jacqueline Albright
  • Committee Chairpersons:
  • Greeting Host: Larry Hawkins; Refreshments: Rose Schultz
  • Workshops: Yuki Hall; Sunshine: Debbie Suter
  • Corn Festival: Warren Brown; Facility Manager: Loren Red
  • Historian and Publicity: Robert Beireis; Gallery Coordinator: Gayle Beireis
  • Photographer: James Scherer and Barbara Arnold


It is time to renew your club membership. Membership fees are due June 1 for 2013/2014. A membership form is attached to this newsletter and we request that you fill out the form completely so that we can update your information if necessary. You may bring the membership form and your check (or cash) to the June meeting and submit them as you sign in at the door, or mail them to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The cost is $25 for Individual membership; $15 for Seniors; $30 for Family membership; and there is an optional additional donation line if you choose to contribute to FAA as a tax exempt organization. Your may also want to check on the form to have your email address printed in the members’ directory. This is a great organization, please consider renewing your membership. All members who pay by the June 4th meeting will be included in the new Directory.


Much, much help will be needed before and during this big event! Please say you’ll help. Volunteers will be needed to help measure and line the field for the booth spaces, work at the Vendor Gate, the Information Booth and the Watermelon Booth. Sign-up sheets will be passed around at the June Social.


The 2013 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen were introduced at the May meeting of the Fairborn Art Association on Tuesday, May 7. This year’s King is Fred Pumroy, President of the Fairborn Lions Club. Mr. Pumroy is also a member of the Rotary Club, trustee of the Greene County Community Foundation, Fairborn Heritage Foundation, and the Giving Circle. He is also active in the Heritage Day, Senior Center Finance, Fairborn Festival, Air Force Marathon, Sweet Corn Festival, and 9/11 Memorial Committees. He is a decorated Air Force veteran, during which service he logged over 5,000 hours as a jet pilot. Mr. Pumroy is a native of Indiana, a graduate of Ball State University, and has a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He and his wife Mary spend their leisure time with their three children and eight grandchildren.

Sue Thrush Red is this year’s Queen. She has been a resident of Fairborn since 1992, when she and her husband Loren (2012 Sweet Corn Festival King) moved here from Allen County, Ohio, to manage apartments. She is currently the manager of the Evergreene Apartments in Fairborn. She is a member of the Aero Chapter #536 Order of the Eastern Star in Fairborn, where she is Past Matron, secretary, and organist. She is the treasurer of District 18 Association Order of Eastern Star. She works the Dayton Dragons games for the 44 Club and Aero Chapter #536, raising money for charity. She is a member of the Fairborn Art Association, where she has held several offices including president, and is currently the treasurer. She is also on the Board of the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival since 1994 and presently is treasurer. She and her husband Loren were co-chairpersons of the Sweet Corn Festival from 1998-2001. She is a member of the Fairborn Senior Center, a member of Abiding Christ Church, and has been active with Christmas in Action. Sue and her husband have two children, 4 grandchildren, and one great grandson.


Again we would like to thank our members for help in setting up and sitting the gallery for the Members’ Spring Fine Art Show. Robert and I will be happy to do it again next year with your help. We enjoy working with you, it is hard but also fun. This year’s winners of the Member’s Spring Fine Art and Crafts Show are:

Judges Merit: Karen Farrell Skirha, Sophia Prince Edward Island; Sandy Kinnamon, Cheaper by the Dozen; gayle Beireis, Foraging Frog; Barbara Olekas, The Jillenator; Jane Trame, Luminous Strata; Tom Kinarney, On Deck; Connie Weber, Branching Out; Jim Moore, Lady with a Soft Smile. Honorable Mention: Sandy Kinnamon, Gingerbread; Mary J. Cargon, Winter Trees; Linda Lock, The Pond; gayle Beireis, St. Martin’s Bay; Sheryl Scott, Thinker; Clarice Moore, Andi & Caleb; Yuki Hall, Detroit in Sepia; Lori Hollenbeck, Nature’s Kaleidoscope. Third Place: Misuk Goltz, Lily’s First Fall; Second Place: Tom Kinarmey, On the Prowl; First Place Aileen Cave, Dancers; Best of Show: (the Joan McCoy Memorial Award) Jim Moore, Spellbound. Also would like to thank Misuk Goltz’s Pastor Young Hwa Yoon of Seventh-day Adventist Korean Church for his donation to our Spring Fine Art show.
Congratulations to all of you. You all had such nice works. Thank you … gayle and Robert Beireis


The Members Photography Show this year will be in October. We are hoping for a bigger and better show this year. We have added a Best of Show award and 4 Honorable Mention cash awards. Get busy and get your photos ready, and please look at the information in the Prospectus carefully. The judge for this year’s show is Sterling Edwards, who will also be doing our workshop and demo at the October meeting. We will be sending around signup sheets at the June Social for volunteers to sit the gallery during the show. Copies of the Prospectus will be available at the June and September meetings and will be attached to the respective Newsletters on our website. For additional information, please contact gayle and Robert Beireis, [email protected]


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 green spaces 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 2 pm – 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 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 Fairborn Art Association is helping to raise funds for the area’s needy children by helping the Church of God with their Backpack4kids program. Mayumi Kieffer and Clarice Moore are spearheading a fundraiser for the FAA called “Soup and an Art Show” scheduled for October. We are asking for volunteers to help with publicity, contacting sponsors, artists, servers, and helping hands in general. We’re planning to get the cafeteria at the Senior Apartments for the event and the program will run from 5:00-8:00 pm with us offering delicious bowls of various soups served in artist donated ceramic bowls. Artists can sell their wares, donating a small portion of sales (20%) to the cause. We also hope to have tee shirts that members can purchase and wear throughout the summer for advertising. Look for sign-up sheets at the next meeting!


Two portrait painting in watercolor workshops will be offered by Misuk Goltz at the Fairborn Art Gallery in Fairborn on June 3, 5, and 6, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 am to 4 pm and at the Hithergreen Center in Kettering, on June 11, 12 and 13, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm. These workshops are for watercolor artists who would like to brush up their portrait painting skills to a higher level and complete a portrait that she/he is inspired to paint. Also, these workshops will be a perfect opportunity for those who have hesitated to try portrait painting in watercolor. Bring good pictures of your loved ones and let’s paint them together. The cost for the workshop is $95. You will be provided a double matte, 16×20 (fit for 11×15 quarter size watercolor paper) for your completed portrait at the end of the class. Please register with Misuk Goltz by sending your name, address, phone number, email address and a check to: 2489 Sherbourne Way, Xenia OH 45385 (937)352-6711,[email protected] Please visit my website: “Misuk’s Gallery”


Rosie Huart is offering a 2-day workshop learning the basics of Japanese papermaking. Soaking, cooking, rinsing, hand beating will be part of this process. The workshop will take place at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, June 7 and 8, 2013, from 9-4 pm. Participants will be limited. Register early. $150 for workshop, plus material fee for fibers, dye and additives and a $3-4 charge for each person for studio space. Material fee will be announced. Supply list will be sent after registration. Submit a non-refundable deposit of $50 by April 30. Balance due May 15. Mail to: Rosie Huart, 4876 Harlou Dr., Dayton, OH 45432. For additional information, call Rosie at 937-256-6050.

At the present time, our website is not working properly, making it impossible to assign user names and passwords. If you encounter a problem when you go to the website, please let Jackie Albright know. You can add pictures to your member gallery, but Jim Scherer has to put them on. Otherwise, you can view anything on the website and download information without logging on. We are going to redesign the whole website in the near future, hopefully making it easier to use. Your present member gallery should not be affected. We will consider any suggestions you may have; please contact Jackie Albright at[email protected]


There will be no meeting in July or August. Our next meeting will be September 3, 2013, at 7 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 19, 2013. Please email your articles to[email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532. Refreshments for the September meeting will be provided by the F.A.A. Officers.

Please check our website regularly throughout the summer for new articles. I post articles that come to me, or that I see on other websites or in the newspaper. Sometimes they come too late to make it into our Newsletter and sometimes they are so time sensitive that if I waited to put them in the Newsletter, it would be too late. Go to and be sure to scroll down to view all articles. Also, check out Jim Scherer’s photos; he updates and posts new photos regularly. … Jackie Albright


Plein Air Flyer 2013

2013 Photo Show Prospectus

2012 Membership Form