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 Early Spring Greetings to all our Snowed-In Members and Patrons,

 It is so wonderful that as I write this letter, the prediction is for warmer weather and Spring is on the way!! So with that good news, I am sure you will want to come to our March 4th Meeting to welcome our fellow artist Leonard Williams who will treat us to his method of painting those award-winning creations.

 We have a lot to catch up on since we have had this extended break. Hope our Greene County Senior members have prepared to enter the March Annual Show with GCCOA in our galley. It is always amazing and full of creativity. It’s great to be an artist – we never have to retire!

 So make sure you turn your calendar to March and plan on coming to our meeting March 4th, with our board meeting at 6:00, sign-in and fellowship at 6:30, meeting at 7:00, and demonstration following.

 Sue Brezine



Dayton native Leonard Williams will talk and demo in watercolor or casein using some of the 2500 photos and 30 small watercolor sketches that were produced during his month long trip in Yellowstone and Teton National Parks in September 2013. Leonard is best known for his vibrant watercolor scenes.  He concentrates on the realistic depiction of nature and landscape vignettes. His paintings invite the viewer to become a part of the setting. He grew up with a love of nature, a deep concern for the earth and a passion for the American west. He draws his inspiration from the infinite world of nature–its land and seas, its animals, and its people. Leonard spent 25 years as a firefighter for the city of Dayton and over 35 years as a sign painter. Drawing since childhood and primarily a self-taught artist. he has refined his natural talents by attending workshops given by many nationally known artists and by studying at the yearly Pro-Art Workshop in Big Timber, Montana, for more than 11 years. Now retired he concentrates full time on his painting. He was a founding member of the Town and Country Fine Art Gallery and teaches watercolor at Rosewood Art Center in Kettering. You can learn more about Leonard and his art at


Reminder of the Greene County Senior Artisan Show at our Gallery March 2 through March 19. Any Senior living in Greene County is eligible to enter this show. There is no entry fee. You may enter two (2) per artist. Delivery of artwork will be Friday, February 28 from ll:00 to 1:00 at FAA gallery. Pick up after the Show has closed on March 19 (not before 2 pm and until 3 pm). Grand Opening will be Sunday, March 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00.


The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a workshop with Frederick C. Graff, AWS, NWS, TWS, Monday through Thursday, May 5–May 8, 2014, from 9 am to 4 pm. In this workshop, students will learn both innovative and traditional watercolor approaches that will further develop and enhance their own personal style of painting. Fred Graff is one of the foremost watercolorists of today. He is among a select group of watercolorists who are Signature Members of all three major watercolor societies:  American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America “Master Status.”  You can obtain more information about Fred by visiting his website at . The cost for this workshop is $260 for members; $280 for nonmembers. Look for more extensive articles on this workshop in future newsletters and on our website. Contact Yuki Hall for additional information. We still have several spots available. To register for this workshop, contact Yuki Hall at (937) 426-7229, or e-mail, or use the registration form attached.

Attachment:  Fred Graff workshop registration form


This is the time of year when FAA solicits applications for its college scholarships. Each year, FAA awards two $500 scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to pursue a college level art education. Applications are mailed out to area high schools. If any FAA members know of a high school senior from our area who plans to major in art in college, please have the student complete an application. The deadline for submission is April 10, 2014. For additional information, contact Robert Beireis at [email protected] or call 937-390-1992. An application form is attached to this newsletter.

Attachment:  FAAscholarship application


The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring this 4-day watercolor workshop with Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, October 6 to October 9, 2014 (Monday through Thursday) from 9 am to 4 pm daily. This workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located at the rear of the Fairborn Senior Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn OH. In this workshop, Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach to working with the medium. With series of exercises, you will quickly gain confidence in approaching the floral, portrait and figure in a more spontaneous and expressive way. The workshop materials will include demonstrations, class instruction, individual assistance, and “show and tell” session. All levels are welcome. Janet Rogers is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, as well as the Florida Watercolor Society. She is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe.  She has produced four instructional DVDS, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits,” “Expressive Watercolor Florals,” “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures,” and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor.”  She has been featured in the book The One-Hour Watercolorist, by Patrick Seslar (North-Light Books), and was also featured in the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist Magazine. You can learn more about Janet, by visiting her website.  The cost for this workshop is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. To register, send non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to:  Yuki Hall  4136 Fox Fern Ct., Beavercreek, OH 45432.  Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by August 15, 2014. For any questions about this workshop, please contact Yuki at 937-426-7229, [email protected] . The registration form is available at the Gallery or attached to this Newsletter.

Attachment:  Janet Rogers workshop registration form


Yuki Hall Wins an Honorable Mention in The 5th Annual Mixed Medial Competition for Watercolor Artist Magazine. You can see her wonderful creation “5 PM in Detroit,” on page 32 of the April, 2014 issue. Congratulations Yuki! 


Yuki will be offering a three-day watercolor workshop, titled “Watercolor–Working with Notan” from June 23 to June 25, 2014, at Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Notan is a Japanese word meaning “harmony of dark & light.” In art form, it refers to the arrangement of dark and light patterns in the way it conveys the underlying energy of the composition. In this workshop, students will learn to recognize and utilize the concept of Notan as an essential design element, so that they will be able to take more active role in creating a powerful composition in their painting. The cost of this workshop is $140. To register, contact Yuki at [email protected], (937) 426-7229. You can also download the registration form attached.

Attachment:  Working with Notan FAA registration

 Yuki is also offering a three-day watercolor workshop entitled, “Creating Mood and Atmosphere in Landscapes & Cityscapes” from June 6 to June 8, 2014 at Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, “The Barn,” 5980 Cambridge Ave.,  Mariemont, OH 45227. A registration form is attached.

Attachment:  Yuki Hall The Barn

 Yuki will have a special three artists show “Two Bobs & a Yuki” with Robert Frank (Oil) and Bob Bush (Sculpture) from Feb. 28 to March 16 at High Street Gallery, 48 High St. Dayton, OH. The opening reception will be held on March 2nd (Sunday) from 2 pm to 5 pm. Everyone is welcome.  For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected].

 Yuki will be presenting a watercolor demonstration and critique session on Sat. March 8th from 1:00pm at Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptors, 48 High St. Dayton, OH.  Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected].


Watercolor Teacher Sandy Kinnamon and many of her adult students will present a showing of their efforts at the Fairborn Art Association (FAA) Gallery, located behind the old Fairborn Central Building at 221 N. Central in Fairborn. A special Grand Opening will be held Sunday, March 30 from 1:00–4:00 pm and the show will continue Sunday, April 6 and 13 from 1–4. Sandy, who has been teaching for 25 years, has an Associate’s Degree in Architecture and Design from Clark State and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Wright State. In addition to being a member of FAA, she also belongs to OWS, PWS, and NAA art associations, and has written several books on her watercolor techniques. Her many students have enjoyed learning various watercolor styles and methods which will be exhibited in this show. Any questions about the show or future watercolor classes should be directed to Sandy Kinnamon at 937-543-9990.


Sandy Kinnamon will be teaching a watercolor class for FAA beginning on Wednesday March 26, 2014, from 9:30 am to 12:30 The class will be held in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221North Central Ave., Fairborn. The class will run for 5 weeks. The class is geared for beginning and intermediate students. Sandy paints in a variety of styles  and a variety of subject matter will be taught. The class will focus on individual attention and demonstrations. Techniques, values, and composition will be explored.

Kinnamon has a B.A. in art and is a signature member of both Ohio and PA Watercolor Societies.  She is the author of the books, Watercolor Creations and Watercolor: Step by Step, and has published many magazine articles on watercolor. She also is a national travel teacher for watercolor workshops. Call Sandy at 543-9990 to register or for more information.


Libby has an upcoming Art Show…”Watercolors:  Color and Light” at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs. The show will be up from March 11 through April 6 and there will be a reception on Sunday, March 30, 4-6 pm at the Winds. The show is in honor of Vanessa (sister-in-law who died last year). 20 percent of proceeds will go to Dayton Children’s Hospital. A collaged  ‘Garden of Hope’ canvas of flowers will also hang in the show. Libby said, “Many have sent me flowers for themselves or others who have battled cancer. Thank you if you have already given me one! People are invited to send me flowers they have made that I will add to the ‘garden’. Flowers should be hand crafted, painted, etc., and be about 3×3 inches. Thanks for helping me spread the word. Please tell me if you need any more info.” Contact Libby at [email protected] .


Lynda Pauley has issued her class schedule to start February 27, 2014, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Classes will be held in her Prairie’s Edge Studio, 13813 E. National Road, South Vienna, OH 45369 (near Springfield). There will be three different class sessions, each running for 6 weeks and ending the first week of April. You will be able to use pastel or oil in every class. In these classes, you will learn the fundamentals of the materials and techniques of using oils or pastel. Composition, color, texture, layering, and value are the keys you will learn to complete a successful painting. You will improve each session regardless of your starting ability. Fee for these classes is $85.

Attachment:  Lynda Pauley Class schedule Feb Mar Apr 2014

 Lynda will also be giving oil and pastel classes at the Springfield Museum of Art from 6–8 pm for 4 weeks on Wednesday night starting March 5, 2014. Materials will not be provided; see supply list on the Art Museum web site or email instructor [email protected] . Session 1 will be from March 5 to March 26. Session 2 will be from April 2 to April 23. The fee for both museum sessions is $50. To reserve your space enroll at the Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Rd., Springfield, OH, 937-325-4673.

Attachment:  Lynda Pauley Spfd Class schedule Spring 2014


The Grove City Arts Council is once again sponsoring the Annual Wine and Arts Festival to take place on Saturday June 14, 2014. This year they are looking forward making the Central Ohio community aware of the talented resources that we have in the area of excellent wineries and also the wonderful artist that are right here in our own community. They have begun the planning for the 2014. The spaces this year will be 10×14′, but they are still requesting you have a 10×10′ tent. Spaces will be $35. The application and more information will be available on their website ( soon. —Submitted by The Grove City Town Center Inc., The Grove City Arts Council


We will be passing a signup sheet around at the March meeting for volunteers to bring refreshments to the April and May meetings. We need 8–10 people to bring snack type items for approximately 50 attendees. Your help will be very much appreciated.

 Our next meeting will be April 1, 2014 (April Fools Day!). The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 17, 2014. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.