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It’s been a rough two months for us all and I hope everyone has stayed healthy.
Congratulations to our 2020-21 Board members who were elected by mail this month. We will be meeting soon to make sure we continue to provide the good programs and shows we all have come to enjoy.
After two long months we have decided to reopen the Gallery on a limited basis. Our small groups (Board and Sweet Corn Festival meetings, Thursday and Friday paint groups) will be allowed to use the Gallery beginning June 1. There are restrictions on group size, social distancing, use of PPE, food consumption and cleaning. Those guidelines are posted elsewhere in this newsletter, and on signs throughout the Gallery.
The Landscape Show by the B-W Greenway will continue on the previously announced dates. Work will be accepted on Saturday, June 27 from 1–3 pm. You will not be allowed to enter the Gallery at that time. Your work will be accepted outside, or at the door, so please have your paperwork completed and your payment ready to hand over with your art. The brochure can be accessed by a link in this newsletter. If there is a line, please make sure you stand 6 feet away from each other, and then leave as soon as you have handed in your work. You will not all be able to stop in the “No Parking Zone”, so please make sure to leave it free of vehicles. Prize winners will be notified individually and you may pick up your awards at the Sunday, June 12 show date. THERE WILL NOT BE AN OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES, in order to keep the number of people in the gallery at one time to 10 people or less. The show is open on June 12, 19, and 26 from 1–3 pm. Pick up your artwork on Sunday, July 26 from 3–4 pm. There will be a limit of 10 persons in the Gallery at any one time, and face masks are required. For more information, please contact Pat Higgins at [email protected] or Bob Coates at [email protected].
As of the writing of this letter, May 18, 2020, the Sweet Corn Festival is still on. That is subject to change based on a number of factors, but please say yes to helping to put this on anyway. This Festival can’t happen without our volunteers! You will be notified asap if the status changes.
Please check our Facebook page regularly as updates will be posted as needed. Also, please LIKE our Facebook page. As always, email blasts will be used to notify of important information.
Thank you all for your patience and by showing you care for each other by wearing facemasks and keeping your hands clean, and by not visiting FAA if you have not been feeling well.
Just a reminder that our June 2 meeting (Social and People’s Choice Show) has been cancelled. Our next FAA meeting is September 1 at 7 pm.
Cheap Joe says, “To honestly face my fears, going forward with courage even though afraid, this is my challenge as an artist.”
B-W GREENWAY COMMUNITY LAND TRUST & THE FAIRBORN ART ASSOCIATION’S LANDSCAPE2020 JURIED ART EXHIBITION SUBMITTAL DEADLINE IS JUNE 27, 2020
The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & the Fairborn Art Association confirm the Landscape2020 juried art exhibition, to heighten public awareness of preserving local greenspaces through art; will be held as previously announced by both organizations.
Annually a different location in the Fairborn, OH and/or Medway area is chosen as the subject of the paintings. The 2020 location is the area in and around the Osborn Historic District in downtown Fairborn. The Osborn Historic Garden Club has numerous members who live in the district and have agreed to permit artists to use their gardens for art inspiration.
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 5 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 June 27, from 1-3 pm.
The judge for Landscapes2020 is Ms. Shayna V. McConville. She is the Division Manager for Cultural Arts for the City of Kettering, where she oversees Rosewood Arts Centre & City Sites Percent for Art Program.
The award ceremony and opening reception will be changed this year to comply with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendations. This year, the artists selected for awards will be notified and awards including cash prizes will be available for pick-up by the artists at the Fairborn Art Gallery on Sunday, July 12, from 1-2 pm. There will not be a public reception this year. The art will be on display at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and open to the public on July 19 and July 26. Art pieces will also be on display at the B-W Greenway Community Land Trust Art Auction on November 14, 2020.
SWEET CORN FESTIVAL—AUGUST 15 AND 16, 2020
The committee met on Tuesday, May 12, via Zoom, and plan on face-to-face meeting June 9 at 7 pm in the FAA Gallery. Our current plan is to continue with planning, and we will make the final decision by July 15. That decision will be guided by the Federal, State and local authorities. Additionally, if the Fairborn Music Club and Chess Club are advised by the School authorities to not participate, we will not go forward. Until those issues are clear we will move forward with planning – so if you would, please sign up for duties at the festival. We are asking our participants and vendors to practice social distancing and come prepared to wear a mask. We will ask the customers to practice social distancing and strongly suggest they wear a mask. Questions to me at 937-371-8531 or [email protected] ,
…Submitted by Warren Brown
OCTOBER WORKSHOP — WATERCOLOR WITH BRUCE NEVILLE
Bruce Neville from Cincinnati will be our featured artist for the FAA workshop October 6, 7 and 8.
Reservations are now being accepted. Please send a $40 nonrefundable deposit to reserve your place in the workshop. (If FAA has to cancel the workshop due to Covid-19 or any other unusual reason, your deposit will be refunded.) Fees are $200 for members and $250 for nonmembers. The Registration form is on the FAA website.
Bruce Neville’s workshop will be filled with information to help you process the painting, in developing your own style and adding that freshness to your work. Each day Bruce will start the subject demo and will demonstrate how he will approach the subject and show the processes he goes through. The loose style, the light process, where the values are critical to bring your eye into the focal point of the painting. Drawing and perspective will also be discussed and he will provide some shortcuts to develop the painting. For additional information, please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected] .
Attachment: BRUCE NEVILLE Registration
FAA MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW
The Members’ Fine Art Show has been rescheduled to coincide with the October workshop. The show will be in our Gallery at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) from October 4 to 18, 2020.
REGISTRATION: Thursday, October 1 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Call the Show Chair if you must deliver your art at a different time.) PICK UP: Sunday, October 18 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (No pieces may be picked up prior to show closing) GALLERY HOURS: Sundays, October 4, 11, and 18 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. PRIZES AWARDED: Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. (FAA meeting) INFORMATION: Show Chairperson, Connie Gifford 937-270-7359; Carol Edsall: [email protected] .
OPENING THE FAIRBORN ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY
This is a copy of the FAA Safety Guidelines sign, which will be posted at the front door and in the gallery in several places, when it opens.
FAIRBORN ART SOCIETY SAFETY GUIDELINES MAY 2020
- STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE SICK.
- HIGH USE AREAS INCLUDING BATHROOM, UTILITY ROOM, OFFICE AND KITCHEN SURFACES IF USED, AND ALL GALLERY SURFACES (TABLES, LIGHT SWITCHES, DOOR HANDLES, ETC. HAVE BEEN CLEANED PRIOR TO EACH OPENING. EACH PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE TO CLEAN UP THEIR OWN AREA AFTER USE, USING DISINFECTANTS PROVIDED.
- OCCUPANCY IS LIMITED TO 10 PERSONS AT A TIME CURRENTLY
- WEAR A MASK AND WASH HANDS, PRACTICE DISTANCING. PAINT-IN GROUPS ONE PERSON TO A TABLE
- FOOD AND DRINK TAKE IN-TAKE OUT ONLY
- CHAIRS/TABLES WILL BE SET FOR DISTANCING ON DEMO AND WORKSHOP DAYS, DO NOT REARRANGE, MAINTAIN DISTANCING
FAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2020
Calendar for meetings, demos and workshops for the remainder of the 2020 year, subject to change:
JUNE SOCIAL Cancelled due to covid-19
JULY No meeting
AUGUST Sweet Corn Festival
SEPTEMBER Amy Kollar Anderson demo in mixed media
OCTOBER Bruce Neville Workshop
NOVEMBER Tim Langenderfer demo in drawing
DECEMBER Christmas Party
ROSEWOOD GALLERY ANNUAL THE VIEW JURIED
Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, is pleased to announce the Annual The View Juried Landscape Exhibition. For the first time in its 26-year history, the exhibition will be exclusively online with images and an exhibition video, accompanied by a downloadable exhibition catalogue with an essay by the exhibition juror, Cathy Mayhugh. Although Rosewood Arts Centre remains closed until further notice, our virtual gallery will be accessible through www.playkettering.org/gallery from May 26 until August 7, 2020.
Also beginning on May 26, visitors can vote for their favorite artwork and help decide the $150 People’s Choice Award. The award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibition, with support from the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund. Voting will take place online through the gallery website. Several FAA members are included in this show. Go to their website to view the show and vote for your favorite artwork. Go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional information on this show.
PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL FINE ART EXHIBIT
September of 2020 will mark the 28th Annual Piqua Fine Art Show. With over 60 artists represented from Allen, Auglaize, Shelby, Miami, Darke, Champaign, Delaware and Montgomery counties, this year’s exhibit will feature a maximum of 180 works of art across six different categories including, drawing, oil & acrylics, water media, photography, three dimensional works, and miscellaneous works. The total prize money for this year’s show, excluding purchase awards, will be over $3000. Registration Deadline: Friday, August 14. Exhibit Open to Public Friday, September 4 – Friday, October 2. For more information on the Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition, please visit their webpage. https://piquaartscouncil.org/annual–art–exhibition.
MARIA STEIN SHRINE’S 10TH ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE
This is held in conjunction with the Maria Stein Countryfest – an audience of thousands of visitors! Scheduled for June 27–July 2, Weekends 12 pm–6 pm, Weekdays 9 pm–5 pm. Registration Form & Fee Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020. Artists’ Awards & Reception: Thursday, June 25, 2020 7 pm (Awards announced at 8 pm). PUBLIC SHOWING: June 27–July 2, 2020. Please contact [email protected] for additional information.
Jim Kinnamon [correction] has been in and out of the hospital for observation and treatment on several occasions. Please send him your best wishes.
NEW CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
This is my last newsletter. Kenny Moore will be the new Corresponding Secretary starting June 2, 2020. I have tried for almost 20 years to convey the news about the Fairborn Art Association and surrounding area art news in the best way I know how. I hope you will support our new Corresponding Secretary, Kenny Moore.
If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org 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.
The June 2020 meeting has been cancelled. We look forward to our next meeting on September 1, 2020. Any changes to this schedule will be included in the September Newsletter.
The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 17, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.