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 Hello All,

It’s End of Year Celebration time!  Our meeting on June 4 is a celebration of a successful season instead of a regular meeting. If you are attending, please bring food or drink to share for refreshments! Yes, everyone. We will have tables set up so you won’t have to balance your plate on your lap.

We will vote for the artwork entered in the People’s Choice Exhibit (see article below), and present awards for your artwork; thank our volunteer leaders for 2018-19; install new officers; announce the Sweet Corn Festival Royalty for 2019; announce our three scholarship winners – Mia Agidenreich from Stivers School of the Arts, Jada Keplinger from Global Impact STEM Academy, and Aliya Moss from Greenon High School. It is a fun evening.

Dues and the Member Information Sheet accompanying dues were due June 1, but we will still allow you to pay them on June 4 to be included in the directory.

Please sign up to help with the Sweet Corn Festival August 17, 18, 19. This is our major fundraiser and helps pay for Scholarships and rent. Contact Warren Brown at 937-879-2859 or [email protected] if you have not already signed up. All hands are needed!

Our FaceBook site (bet you didn’t even know there was one) is being deactivated mid June, but expect a new refreshed site by mid July. Lots of updated information about all our events will be there, and we will send an email blast when it is up and running again. We are working on the website as well.

The Gallery will be painted this summer and the restroom has already been updated. Please be sure to remove your art and other personal belongings after the June meeting to make it easier for the painters. Items left in the office, kitchen (including refrigerator), and gallery will be thrown out or donated unless prior arrangements are made. Be sure to thank Roger and Jean Browning after you are pleasantly surprised with the new look.

Next meeting is Tuesday, September 3 at 7 pm.  Board meeting is at 6 pm.

Billie Dickson


New Restroom Features


Each member may bring one or two paintings or other artwork to the June meeting for the People’s Choice Judging. Registration will be from 6:30 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 People’s 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.


July No Meeting
August No Meeting
August 17-18 Sweet Corn Festival
September 3 Meeting


Best of Show               Leopards                                  Tom Kinarney

First Place                   Neighborhood Watch             Diana Hoke

Second Place              Old Salt                                    Paula Whittington

Third Place                  Fall Berries                               Babs Ney

Honorable Mention

Raspberry Bowl                      Sue Brezine

Finding Peace                         Chris Noah Cooper

American Kestral                    Kathleen Collins

Wanna Play                              Carol J. Edsall

Easter                                        Patricia Tallman

Blue Footed Booby                 Linda Brandenburg

Abstract 1                                 Susan Scott

Still Life 1                                  Elizabeth Martin

Judges Merit

Misty Morn                               Barb Olekas

Sunday on Ludlow                   Carol Collett

Asia Old House                         Nyeon Ju Woo

Café in Arles                              Rose Schultz

Morning Splendor                    Peggy Bowman

The Agony                                 Shirlee Bauer

Peace Journey                           Sherry Li Cai

What Do You See?                    Shari Little

Shirlee Bauer won the people’s choice award for the spring show for her painting, The Agony.

Congratulations to all our winners. Thank you to Connie Gifford and Maggie Vance for all your work on this beautiful exhibition.


Our Sweet Corn Festival is only about 2-1/2 months away. As you all know this is our major fund raiser for the FAA. We run on volunteers so we need you to volunteer some time August 15, 16, 17, or 18. We will need help on Thursday the 15 laying out the park; manning the gate and helping vendors find their spot on Friday the 16; the watermelon booth, information booth, and entry gate on Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18. So please sign up on the sheets at the May and June meeting. If you can’t make those meetings, let us know at the FAA number and we can get you on one of the tasks. Shifts usually run 3 to 4 hours; we can work around your schedule. Thanks in advance for your help on this important event.


Judi Betts, a nationally known artist, who used to have workshops regularly at FAA will be presenting a 4-day workshop Oct 1-4, 2019 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. She was a good friend and mentor to our former member and President, Sandy Kinnamon. Judi Betts AWS, NWS has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions i.e. The National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA. Paintings by Judi appear on national TV, wine labels (5 International Awards in label competition), CDs, DVDs and in over 35 books. Invitational exhibitions include State of the Art, Taiwan Art Education Institute, Federation of Canadian Artists, Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center, Allied Artists of America at the Butler Institute, Pogan Galleries (CA), “Masters of Watercolor”, and Selected Artists of the National Arts Club. Judi’s paintings were selected to be exhibited in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Invitational Exhibitions of Contemporary International Water-Media Masters.

Judi has received the Louisiana Governor’s Award for Professional Artist, the state’s most prestigious award; the Transparent Watercolor Society of America awarded her their “Master of Watercolor” designation. Judi was selected for a special award for “Contributions to the medium of Watercolor” by Watercolor USA Honor Society and in 2012 received their Lifetime Achievement Award, their highest honor. Judi is the author of the award winning books WATERCOLOR…Let’s Think About It! (5th printing) and PAINTING…a QUEST toward XTRAORD!NARY (5 awards) and is also a contributor to many prominent art magazines. The Artist’s Magazine  selected Judi to be a juror for their 2002 International Art Competition which drew over 15,000 entries. She judged the Experimental Art Category. Over her career, she has been juror/judge for over 150 national/ international and regional competitions. In 2009, she served on the Awards Jury for the American Watercolor Society’s 142nd International Competition. More than 425 workshops have been presented by Judi; and she has given invitational sessions for watercolor societies in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Canada.

Judi is a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies. She also holds memberships in both the National and Salmagundi Art Clubs in New York City; and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Her paintings are included in corporate, university, museum and private collections.

A flyer/registration form and a list of supplies for Judi’s workshop will be available in our Gallery and are attached. For questions please contact Pat Dunker at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798 or email to [email protected].

Attachment: JUDI BETTS Registration

Attachment: Judi Betts Supply List


Everyone should have received their Membership Dues Notice in the mail. Please bring your dues with the renewal form to the June meeting or mail them to: FAA, PO Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The deadline for renewal is June 4th. If you did not receive a notice in the mail, there will be some available at the Gallery and  attached, or you can contact Lori Luckner at [email protected]. Please fill out the form completely as we are redoing the database and want to make sure all information is accurate.

Attachment: FAA Membership Form 2019


Hello fellow artists! The FAA would like to update our look. Our current logo is in blue and white. Art is about color! We would like to hold a contest to create a new color logo. We would like to see it in value contrast in case we need to have the logo printed in black and white. Also, the FAA will become the owner of the winning logo. We have so many wonderful artists in our organization. I challenge all of you to put color to paper or canvas to create a new logo! Please send me a digital print of your artwork. We will display all the artwork at our June Peoples’ Choice Show. All of you can vote and decide on the winner. Please email me at [email protected]

…Submitted by Sheryl Scott


The Landscapes 2019 juried art competition is underway. The juried competition’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 pm; with prizes awarded at 3 pm.  Please note this is a corrected date from previous notices. The gallery will also be open on July 21 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm for the community to enjoy.

Each year since 2010, B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored the art competition to heighten the community’s awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve them. The Landscapes 2019 location is the Garland Wetland Reserve, a City of Fairborn Park located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn; at the intersection of Commerce Center Blvd and Garland Avenue.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography, or 3D hanging art less than 10 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 29, 2019, during the hours of 1-4 pm. For additional information, please contact Pat Higgins at [email protected].


Shirlee Bauer and Carol Edsall had works selected for the 25th Annual The View juried Landscape Exhibition at Rosewood Arts Center. The juror, Jack Mann, reviewed 207 submissions to select 41 pieces of art, impressive! The View will be on exhibition from May 28 to July 5, with a reception Sunday, June 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, awards announced at 3:00 pm. Rosewood Arts Center is located at 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering.

Sue Brezine, former FAA President and Kettering Resident, has her art work on display until June 30, 2019, in the Hallway Art Gallery at the City of Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering.  Hours Monday-Thursday 8-8:30, Friday 8-5:00, Saturday 9-12 and Sunday 12:30-4:30.  Phone 937-296-2480.


The Dayton Society of Artists announced the winners of their regional spring show. Included is Clarice Moore who won Third Place for her painting Looking at You: (Scary Andrea). Colleen Kelsey juried 158 submissions from Miami Valley Artists. The show runs through May 25, 2019. Congratulations to Clarice


Outdoor Sketching Workshops

Yuki Hall will be teaching Session 2 of her outdoor sketching workshops “Fun with outdoor sketching” June 11–June 13, 2019.  This is the second of two independent sessions and students can still register for this one. We will be sketching at Cox Arboretum, Carriage Hill Farm as well as The Greene. In this workshop, students will learn about the variety of sketching supplies available, how to select and simplify a complex subject by extracting the most important feature of the subject while leaving unnecessary details out. You will also learn how to steer away from illustrative ‘coloring-in’ sketching style, but to paint in painterly fashion and add finesse to your sketching. We will be sketching mainly with watercolor, with additional use of both permanent and water-soluble pens. All levels are welcome. The cost includes two types of pens.  For more information or/and to register contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected].

3-Day Indoor Watercolor Workshop

Yuki will also offer a 3-day indoor workshop, “Watercolor – Painting Loosely” at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from June 24 to June 26, 2019. In this workshop, students will learn how to break away from coloring-in painting style and start painting watercolor with confident brush strokes and expressive edge qualities for more spontaneous and impressionistic appearance. In addition, effective use of eloquent calligraphy will be discussed. This workshop is designed to help students gain insight in discovering the true quality of watercolor so that he/she can create paintings with maximum visual and emotional impact. The cost for this workshop is $140.  For more information or/and to register, contact Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected]. A brochure/registration form for each of Yuki’s workshops is attached.

…Submitted by Yuki Hall

Attachment: Fun with outdoor sketching pdf

Attachment: Painting Loosely.pdf


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


Debbie Suter is our Sunshine Chairperson. Debbie sends cards for significant events, such as serious illness or death, in our members’ lives. Please contact a Board member if you would like Debbie to send a card to a member or an immediate family member.

Our next meeting will be September 3 at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 19, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.