To Print this newsletter, click here:  FAA 0517 Newsletter (pdf file)

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Dear FAA Members, Patrons, and Friends,

We hope you  have been enjoying this nice spring weather. Perhaps you have been out with your camera. My tulips and iris’ have been beautiful. Plus I seem to have some flowers that I can’t identify. Spring is always hopeful with surprises. Take pictures and share them with flower painting artists even if you are not one. To most artists their camera is as important as their brushes. Sometimes I take many photos to get a few really good ones to paint. Then they almost paint themselves. It is much easier to compose and light with a camera than just starting with a sketch. This gives you a map to follow. Both ways work but it is less time consuming to see if you like a composition on a photo as opposed to doing a drawing. Enjoy the flowers and the sunshine, Join us for our meeting on May 2, 2017 at 7:00; Board meets at 6:00. See you soon.

Louise Jackson



Suzanna Winton will be the speaker at our May 2017 meeting. Applications are still being accepted for Suzanna’s workshop to be held May 1–4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. For more than 18 years, Suzanna Winton has captured the essence of the human soul through her watercolor portraits. She is the recipient of over 30 awards and has been featured in many national publications. These publications include Splash 6, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Basics, and Watercolor Artist. The staff of The Artist’s Magazine lists her as “an artist on the rise and one of 20 artists who we believe are destined to be master painters of the future” (01/04). Suzanna is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. Suzanna has become nationally known for her informative watercolor portrait workshops. Through these workshops and encouragement from her students, colleagues, friends, and family, Suzanna was lead to write Realistic Watercolor Portraits. It is her desire that this book will help all artists paint portraits with ease by unlocking the secrets to portrait painting. Suzanna Winton’s watercolor paintings capture the personality and “Human” history of each of her carefully chosen subjects. Children’s portrait commissions are also one of Suzanna’s specialties. Visit her website at  Additional information and a registration form for Suzanna’s workshop is available in the Gallery and is attached.                                                                     …Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  Suzanna Winton Registration Form (pdf file)

Attachment:  Suzanna Winton Registration Form (open document file)

FAA MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW is coming up in May. Time to get your artwork ready and let your family and friends know to come on Sundays in May to see the beautiful artwork. May 14 is Mother’s Day. Take your mother to lunch or dinner and stop in so she can see your artwork!

Registration:  Tuesday, April 25, 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, April 26 from 1 to 3 pm

Show Opening and Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 21 from 4 to 5 pm and Monday, May 22 from noon to 1:30 pm

Just a friendly reminder that if you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery and bring light snacks, I will see that one person in your group has a key to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave.  Please check with me when you register your art to make sure who has the key. Light snacks could be cookies or cheese & crackers, or chips & salsa, and a punch or lemonade or something similar. Feel free to bring your artwork to work on while you are there. The Prospectus is available in the Gallery and is attached.

The following people signed up to sit in the Gallery:

Sunday May 7, 12:45 to 4 pm: Jackie Albright, Judy Mason, Deborah Dixon

Sunday May 14, 12:45 to 4 pm: Sally Lee, Mike Snyder, Linda Keller

Sunday, May 21, 12:45 to 4 pm: Terri Caprio, Jean Lutz

Sunday, May 21, 4 pm to 5 pm: Roger Browning, Billie Dickson

The show ends May 21 at 4 pm and members may pick up their paintings after 4 pm, but not before. Roger Browning and I will be there for pick up.                     …Submitted by Billie Dickson

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2017 (pdf file)


Election of Board Members will be held at the May 2017 meeting. Please again think about the leadership of our Art Association. These are all volunteer positions. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact Lori Luckner at [email protected] or 937-235-2513.

Slate of Officers:

President – Loren Red

Vice President – Need a volunteer yet

Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott

Corresponding Secretary – Jackie Albright

Treasurer – Sue Red

Note: Without a Vice President, we will not have any artists for demonstrations at the meetings. We need someone to step up and volunteer. Please consider running for the Vice President position.


We will be accepting your membership fee for the 2017-2018 year at the May and June meetings or you may mail it in. The Membership Form is available in our Gallery and is attached.  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 Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532 or Sue Red at 937-879-3238.

Attachment:  FAA Membership Form (pdf file)

Attachment:  FAA Membership Form (open document file)


Many, many thanks to Louise Jackson for stepping up with a one-day notice to present a demo at our April 2017 meeting when the scheduled artist was unable to attend. Jennifer Rooks Wenker was planning to do a demo of pastel artwork, but her sister was seriously injured in an accident requiring Jennifer to travel to Georgia to attend to her. We will attempt to schedule Jennifer at a future date.


Studio 14 Gallery in Tipp City is offering a series of summer art classes for children starting in June and running through August. Sampling of classes offered include 3D Sculpture, Mixed Media, Strawberry Festival and Craft Camp, 4-Day Visual Art Camp, 4-Day Stippling Art Camp, and 4-Day Photography and Scrapbooking Camp.  Please go to their website at and click on the Art Classes and Workshops tab for information.


The Logan County Art League is sponsoring the 10th annual Art on the Beach held at Oldfield Beach at Indian Lake, Lakeview, Ohio on August 5-6, 2017. They are searching for art vendors and fine craftsmen. There will be fine art exhibits, beautiful crafts from experienced craftspeople, live entertainment sponsored by their local radio station Shine FM, food vendors of all types, 1000+ attendees plus much more. The Art on the Beach application form is available in our Gallery and on our website for those interested in participating.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Earick, [email protected] or 937-602-3032.

The Logan County Art League is also sponsoring a watercolor/acrylic workshop in September with Chris Leeper. Chris is a graduate of Youngstown State University, teaches at Youngstown State University, and was the president of the Ohio Watercolor Society (2008-2012). This workshop will be held at the First United Presbyterian Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Brochures for both LCAL events are available in our Gallery and are attached.

Attachment:  AOTB Artist Registration 2017 (pdf file)

Attachment:  Chris Leeper Brochure (pdf file)


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. Be sure we have your written permission (check boxes on membership form) to display your artwork and/or any photo of you (individually or in a group) on the website.


The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the May meeting:  Judy Bellevoix, Clarice Moore, Jim & Margaret Brooks, JoAnne Rumple, Billie Dickson, Yuki Hall, Barb Olekas, Marti Davenport, Sheryl Scott, Roger Browning, Pat Sager, Judy Belvo, Anita Wilson, Carol Collett, Eiko Calvert, Esther Morris(?), Shirlee Bauer, Jean Lutz, and Cass Barth. Plan on at least 60 attendees since we will have an outstanding demo that night by our workshop instructor. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Social on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 22, 2017.  Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.