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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

We are very excited about the June 7th meeting. We will be awarding our two scholarship recipients a check for $1000 to help on their pursuit of art on their college adventure. We will introduce the King and Queen of the Sweet Corn Festival. This event is so important to us because it is our major fundraiser which pays our rent, scholarships, etc., and allows us to keep our dues so low. Our meeting is a party and we ask everyone to bring food to share and we will provide drinks and music. You may also bring a painting to hang for our member show. You will get to vote for your favorite paintings in the Popular Choice Judging; you get to be the judge this time. No registration, just bring your painting and take it home when you leave. See you then. Our meeting/social is June 7 at 6 pm; the Board will meet at 6 pm.

Louise Jackson
President Elect

The following officers were elected at the May meeting to serve on the 2015/2016 Board of Directors of the Fairborn Art Association:
President: Louise Jackson Vice President: Judy Mason
Treasurer: Sue Red Recording Secretary: Sheryl Scott
Corresponding Secretary: Jackie Albright
Installation of Officers will take place at the June meeting.

Each member may bring one or two paintings or other artwork for the Popular Choice Judging. Registration will be from 6 to 7 pm. As members arrive, each piece of artwork will be given a number. At break time, everyone present may vote for 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, Second Place – $40, Third Place – $30, Six Honorable Mention Awards at $20 and Six Merit Awards at $10. 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.

I would like to say thank you to everyone who worked, and helped set up our Members Spring Fine Art Show. It was a very nice show. I enjoyed working with all of you these past few years.
…Submitted by gayle Beireis

There are still openings in our Gallery this fall for members to show their art as the featured artist of the month. Please call gayle Beireis at 937-390-1992 or email her at [email protected].

Fairborn Art Association Membership dues for 2016/2017 are due by June 1, 2016 for you to be able to participate in our activities for the coming year. Our membership year begins on June 1 and runs until May 31 of the following year. Please complete a membership form to allow us to have the latest information about you. This helps us to schedule speakers, workshops, and other activities. We would also like to have your email address to enable us to reach you quickly in case of weather emergencies, etc. Also, someone must hand-stuff regular mail and take it to the post office and this takes a lot of time and effort. Our membership has grown quite a bit since we first started with mailing out newsletters and announcements. Please send your membership form and a check to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The membership form may be obtained at the Gallery or is attached. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the form. Please go to to download the software. It is free and easy to install. You may need it for many of the websites you visit. 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. All members who pay by the June 7th meeting will be included in the new Directory.

Attachment: 2016 Membership Form (pdf file)

Attachment: 2016 Membership Form (Word file)

You do not have to be a pro to volunteer. We are looking for a member who is willing to be our photographer. Our current photographer, Robert Beireis will assist you to get you started. We are also in need of one or two people to be in charge of the spring and Christmas shows. Gail Beireis will assist you to get you started. If you are willing to help please contact Louise at [email protected] or call 937-886-5238.

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: A formal prospectus for this show is available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: Landscape 2016 flyer

From November 1 to November 3, 2016, the Fairborn Art Association will be hosting Anne Abgott for a 3-day workshop. I recently took a class from her in Florida and found her to be an outstanding teacher with great ideas and innovations to bring a colorful, award winning touch to your watercolor painting. Cost for the 3-day classes will be $275.00. A $40.00 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. A minimum of 10 students is required. A registration form is available on our website

Anne began painting in oils as a child and was mentored by Alexander Luke, one of the premier Canadian artists. She moved to Florida in 1998 and began working in watercolor. She is very influenced by the light and color she finds in Florida, and she has honed her skills with many, many hours of painting. She has found an art-rich environment in Florida and feels that the encouragement and friendship of the local artists are a big part of her success. She is an acclaimed mentor and true master teacher. She has been an “art mom” to her students, and many have gone on to become accomplished and award-winning artists themselves. She has conducted over 100 workshops and is in demand as a juror for many exhibitions. Her latest contract is with the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, or WAS-H, for a workshop and judging their upcoming National Show in 2016. Anne has achieved Signature status in seven National Watercolor Societies, not including the holy grail for watercolorists: AWS and NWS. You are invited to visit her website at for examples of her work and a more extensive resume. For additional information about this workshop, please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected].

Attachment: Anne Abgott registration (pdf file)

Attachment: Anne Abgott registration (Word file)

WATERCOLOR ON YUPO with Louise Jackson
Join in the fun and experience painting on Yupo Paper with Dr. P.H .Martin’s Hydrus Liquid Watercolor. You will paint three paintings in a one-day workshop. This is limited to 14 students. The date is Monday, July 18, time is 9:30 to 3:30. The cost is $45.00 and includes the paint. You may bring your own Yupo paper or purchase 3 pieces for $10.00. The class will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221 North Central Ave. Fairborn, Ohio 45324. Register by contacting Louise Jackson at 937-885-5238 or [email protected].

Thursday Paint-In group meets each Thursday from 9:30 till 12:30 for watercolor painting. Connie Gifford and Shirlee Bauer coordinate the group which was originally created by Misuk Goltz, who recently moved to California. Because we are using the FAA Gallery, we collect dues to pay for the use of the Gallery, but all things considered, a few dollars for each 8-week session is well worth it for gathering together with watercolor to share ideas and get inspired. We all have a wonderful time and enjoy watercolor painting together. If you have questions, please contact Connie Gifford or Shirlee Bauer by phone or email.

Friday artists meet at 10 am and paint until 1 or 2 pm each week, with a break at noon for lunch. We meet each week continuously unless there is something else scheduled in the FAA Gallery. Billie Dickson coordinates the group and we don’t paint if only two of us will be there, but anyone can contact Billie to find out if we are on schedule for that week. We expect people who come regularly to be FAA members and pay a fee each week (pays for lights, etc.). It is basically an open work session for artists in any medium and we would love to have others join us. If you have questions, you can contact Billie Dickson by email or phone.

Nita Leland will the featured artist in an Alumni Art Exhibition, “Creative Spirit: A Retrospective,” at Otterbein University. Nita invites everyone to attend the reception on Saturday, April 23, 1:30–2:45 pm in the Courtright Memorial Library, 318 W. Main Street, Westerville, Ohio. The exhibition will be open from April 23–June 29, 2016. For more information, contact Nita at [email protected].

Libby Rudolf will be showing her watercolors along with Pam Geisel with her art quilts in an exhibition called “Color and Light: Brush and Needle.” The show will be at the Winds Café in Yellow Springs from May 3 through June with an Artist Reception on May 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Libby paints watercolors inspired by nature and the beauty of Ohio, Belize, Wyoming, etc. Pam creates art quilts, small and large, with bold colors/shapes/ textures. For additional information contact Libby Rudolf at 937-767-1068 or email to [email protected].

The 3rd Annual Square Foot Show at The Fine Art Center in Centerville, Ohio is back August 1st to 31st. Painting, Collage, Jewelry, Fabric, Sculpture and Photography on 12 x 12 canvas/cradled board furnished by TFAC is accepted. Registration and entry fee is $20.00 for 1 entry or $30.00 for 2 entries. Prospectus online at or if you live in the area may be picked up at TFAC in Cross Pointe Center, 101 East Alex-Bell Rd., Centerville, Ohio. Registration deadline is June 30, 2016. Contact Leonard Williams 937-293-5381 or email [email protected].

The Fairborn Art Association will not hold meetings in July and August. However, we will be quite busy with plans for and the event of the Sweet Corn Festival the weekend of August 20 and 21. Enjoy your summer!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 22, 2016. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.