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Dear Members, Patrons and Friends,

It’s only 34 days to spring. Yea! You will get to see a wonderful upgrade with the gallery. Once again we will be having a great demo and great food. Remember to mingle with other artists and friends. Meanwhile, please try to stay warm. See you on March 1st at 7 pm. The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS

Trish’s demo will focus on Rebirth & Reimagine–The Joy Of Turning Your Trash Into Treasures! Quoting from Trish, “It has been said, ‘those who look for beauty will find it’ .” Trish will inspire you to see the beauty in your discarded, rejected paintings–trash–by rebirthing these paintings into something totally new and exciting–treasure! Trish will demonstrate how she uses mixed media techniques to reinvent the surfaces of her paintings into playgrounds of inspiration. You will see that nothing is wasted in regards to your artwork, Trish McKinney’s “Blessings Collection” is developed using the foundational idea of rebirth and has become her most popular collection. You can see more examples of this collection of paintings at:

The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm daily. The workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Yuki Hall, 206 E. Holmes St. Urbana, IL 61801. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. The final payment must be made by March 31, 2016. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail [email protected]. A flyer and registration form is attached.

Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form

The Greene County Council on Aging and the Fairborn Art Association will present the Greene County Senior Artisan Show March 6 through March 23, 2016, in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Since this show started in 2001, over 200 artists have shared their work. Ages have ranged from 60 to 96. Another objective of this wonderful show is to promote that age does not limit our abilities to create, in fact, it typically enhances them! Categories of artwork to be shown include oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings; three-dimensional sculptures, wood carvings, hand-thrown pottery and ceramics; and photography. Guests attending the show will have an opportunity to choose their favorite pieces. After the close of the show, recognition will be given to the individual artists of the favorite pieces chosen. The Show will be open to the public on the first three Sundays in March (6th, 13th, & 20th) and Wednesday, March 23rd. The Grand Opening of the Show will be on Sunday, March 6, from 1 pm to 4 pm and refreshments will be served. The remaining two Sundays will be from 1 pm to 3:30 pm, and the March 23rd hours are 11 am to 2 pm. Please encourage your friends and family to attend to show your support of the Senior artists of Greene County. A prospectus and application for this show is attached.

Attachment: GCCOA Show001

I hope that you have been working hard on your art because it is that time again for our Members’ Spring Fine Art Show. I will be passing around sign-up sheets at the March meeting, or any member can contact me at 937-390-1992. I hope that you will again be willing to help with registration, setting up for the show and sitting at this show. We need your help to make this show a success. The Show will be open to the public the first three Sundays in May from 1 to 4 pm. The prospectus for the show will be available at the Gallery and is attached. …Submitted by gayle Beireis

Attachment: 2016 Spring Prospectus

Scholarship applications have been sent out to area high schools. If any FAA member has a family member (child, grandchild, etc.) or knows of a candidate for the F.A.A. scholarship, I can forward an application to you. The candidate must be a graduating high school senior who plans to major in art in college. They will need a written recommendation from their art instructor, and must submit samples of their work to be considered. The application deadline is April 10, 2016. …Submitted by Robert Beireis

Paint all Day, 9:30 till 3:00, with Louise Jackson in watercolor. All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. Dates: Monday. April 11, 18, 25, and May 9. Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $150 cost of all 4 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting and written instructions. Many different techniques will be taught with 4 styles of florals. Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan and Hawaii. She is a signature member of WOWS, DSPS, and is a Master Decorative Artist. Registration can be made by sending a deposit of $25 to her at 68 Scarborough Village Dr., Centerville, Ohio 45458 Ph. 937-886-5238. To send an email title it “Workshop” and send to [email protected]. Classes held at the Fairborn Central Bldg. Home of F.A.A., 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, Ohio in the rear of building. An application is attached.

Attachment: Paint all Day 9

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

The Western Ohio Watercolor Society (WOWS) is sponsoring the Janet Roger’s Workshop, “Watercolor Impressions – Flowers, Faces and Figures.” The workshop, appropriate for all skill levels, will take place March 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2016 from 9:30 to 4:30 at The Vineyard Church, 4015 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio. A deposit of $130 reserves your spot, but needs to be sent soon. A prospectus is attached. …Submitted by Shirlee Bauer [email protected]

Attachment: Janet Rogers Workshop

The Dayton Visual Art Center (DVAC) is cosponsoring an artist workshop, “Getting in the Game” on March 12 from 1 to 5:30 pm. Interested in learning how to bring your art out of the studio and into the public? Learn from experts and connect with arts organizations in this annual afternoon “boot camp,” artist resource marketplace and professional critique session. $5 admission fee at the door. Workshop will be at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Dayton, OH 45420. For more information

We have wonderful news to share with you if you have not heard yet. Our very own Yuki Hall is one of the featured artists in the latest issue of Watercolor artist magazine in their 7th Annual Watermedia Showcase. Over 1000 works in watermedia were entered for this competition. Yuki was awarded an Honorable Mention for her painting, “Detroit in Sepia” and you can find her painting on page 30. A great big congratulations to Yuki! If you don’t subscribe to the Watercolor artist magazine, you might want to pick up a copy of the April issue. Yuki-you rock! …Submitted by Connie Gifford (edited to include additional details)

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the March meeting: Esther Grimm, Marti Davenport, Pat Tallman, Carole Janning, Jean Lutz, Joy Oxley, Cass Barth, Barb Arnold, Anna Mae Brown, Irene Ferriman, Linda Keller, and Connie Weber. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 21, 2016. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.