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 Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

It was a pleasure being your president for this past year. Everyone was so very helpful.

Remember that it is not how you paint or who you paint or what you paint but the fact that you take time to paint what you see through your eyes.

See you at our next meeting on June 5 for our June Social, and remember that everyone is to bring food. We will have a busy and fun meeting, then we break until September. Have a good summer.

Loren Red



Get ready to party–lots of food and fun. Also, lots of last minute business. Outgoing President Loren Red will be making a small announcement. We will present three scholarships to students this year due to contributions and fund matching by FAA. Scholarship winners are Lauren Conroy from Archbishop Alter High, Juno Shemano from Yellow Springs High, and Katie Ferguson from Springfield Clark CTC. We will have installation of our new Board members, introduction of the King and Queen of the Sweet Corn Festival, and voting and awards for the Popular Choice selections of the paintings on display in the Gallery. Please bring a covered dish, snack, or dessert for the group to enjoy.


Each member may bring one or two paintings or other artwork to the June meeting 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.


Our Members Spring Fine Art Show was so beautiful this year! The juror for the show was Lian Quan Zhen, who gave an inspiring and entertaining demo at our May meeting. Some of the paintings will still be in the Gallery for the June meeting. Don’t miss it!

2018 FAA Prize Winners, Lian Quan Zhen, Juror

Best of Show                Yuki Hall – October Rain  (Sandy Kinnamon Memorial Award)

First Place                   Shirlee Bauer – Dance Away  (Joan McCoy Memorial Award)

Second Place               Patricia Dunker – Emerging Elephant

Third Place                  Peggy Bowman – Water Fall

Honorable Mentions:                                                   Judges Merit Awards:

Sherry Li Cai – Sunrise                                                 Patty Dorn – Renaissance Man

Babs Ney – Bandingo                                                   Rose Schultz – Three Graces

Billie Dickson – Girl in White Dress                              Carol Edsal – St. Joseph’s Novato

Tom Kinarney – Cast of Characters                               Louise Jackson – 3 Lillies

Jim Moore – Mysterious Lady                                       Anne Bongiovanni – Untitled

Connie Gifford – Morning Stroll                                    Libby Rudolf – Cross Country

Linda Owen – Hear the Laughter                                   Dotty Crowley – Moonscape

Susan Scott – Leaf Patterns                                           M.J. White – Read Me a Story

Portrait of a Handsome Cat, by Linda Owen, was voted People’s Choice in our 2018 Member’s Show.  This award was named in memory of Joan McCoy. The prize will be presented at our June meeting.  Congratulations Linda.


The following officers were elected at the May meeting to serve on the 2018/2019 Board of Directors of the Fairborn Art Association:

President – Billie Dickson                                              Vice President – Fran Watson

Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott                                 Corresponding Secretary – Jackie Albright

Treasurer – Sue Red


Time is getting short! The Sweet Corn Festival is August 18 and 19, 2018. Help is still needed to make a success of this event which provides funding to our Association to pay our rent, award the scholarships, buy needed supplies for the kitchen and repair or replace items in the Gallery. Signup sheets will be available for the various jobs that need volunteers:  Information Booth, Watermelon Booth, Vendors Gate, and Setup Field on Thursday.


We will be accepting your membership fee for the 2018-2019 year at the June meetings or you may mail it in. The Membership Form is attached and is on our website www.fairbornart.org.  Please use the form to send your dues to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. Please check any of the blocks that apply to you so we can update your record. This helps us in scheduling programs and workshops. Also, please check the blocks regarding inclusion of your email address in the Directory, permission to use pictures of your artwork, and permission to use pictures of you, according to your wishes. It is important to consider these permissions. If you do not give permission and you win a prize, we cannot take a picture of you or your artwork; if you are included in a group photo at a meeting or in a class, we cannot use that photo. Thank you. If you think you have paid your dues, please call Lori Luckner at 937-367-9938 or email her at loriluckner.net, or call Sue Red at 937-879-3238.

Attachment: 2018 Membership Form


B-W Greenway has published its flyer for the Landscapes 2018 competition. Copies will be available in our Gallery and on our website www.fairbornart.org. The location this year is Oakes Quarry Park, a City of Fairborn park located near the intersection of Interstate 675 on State Route 235. Some guided tours of the park are being planned for our painters. Watch our website for additional information.


Until June 30, 2018, Visit Oakes Quarry Park and produce artwork.

Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm, Work accepted at Fairborn Art Association Gallery.

Exhibition open to the public, Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29, 2-4 pm.

Opening reception, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 pm, with prizes awarded at 3 pm. Cash prizes total $300.

Sunday, July 29, Final Day of Exhibition. Artists may pick up work at FAA Gallery, 4-5 pm. For more information, please contact Bob Coates at [email protected].

Attachment: Landscapes 2018 flyer


The City of Fairborn has notified us that they will be working on curbs and gutters on Central Street beginning NOW and ending approximately June 15. This will affect our access to the parking lots at the Gallery. There is a great possibility that they will be replacing the badly deteriorating curb on the right side of the Senior Apartments building, which also houses our Gallery. The entrance to parking on the left side of the building may also require repair/replacement. They said they will try to leave one entrance open for the use of residents, including our members/guests. This may affect our use of the Gallery on our Paint In days, our June meeting, and on the Sundays the Gallery is open for the Spring Members’ Show. We may have to park on the side streets. Parking is available in the City parking lot at nights and on weekend days.


Bonnie Kuntz won second place in the Women’s Tri Art Show at Miamisburg gallery. The title is “In Living Color.” Watercolor is the medium and the subject is elephants. Congratulations, Bonnie.
Yuki Hall will be exhibiting her paintings at Charles & Anna Mae Lofino Adult Enrichment & Cultural Center in Beavercreek for the month of June.  There will be an opening reception on June 7 from 4 to 5:30 pm. The Center is located at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH.  Everyone is invited.


The Beavercreek Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture announces the opening of The Gallery at Lofino Plaza which will feature monthly exhibits of the community’s visual artists of all ages.  The Gallery is located inside the Lofino Plaza and Senior Center at 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Ohio 45432. For more information contact [email protected]

Entries are still being accepted until June 1, 2018 for the 2018 Maria Stein Shrine Art and Sale. Art Delivery on: Friday, June 8, 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday June 9, 9 am – 4 pm. Awards & Reception: Thursday, June 21, 7 pm. (Awards announced at 8 pm). Art Show & Sale: June 23 – June 29. For more information contact Diana Russell at 419-925-4532 or [email protected].

OR the link below will take you to a brochure with all the information for the show.



If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the summer. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 20, 2018. Please email your articles to  [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.