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Hello All,

While we have been staying at home, we have tried to carry on Fairborn Art Association’s business. We had our April Board meeting by ZOOM. It was a new experience for us, but it was productive with decisions made on how to conduct an Election of Officers without a meeting, how to get necessary volunteers for the Sweet Corn Festival, and how to make it possible for you to pay your dues without a show or meeting.

With that being said, you should have all received your envelope with three very important documents that must be returned to FAA. Your best bet is to complete all three and return them, along with your check for dues, to Fairborn Art Association, PO BOX 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324.  Put it in the mail by Monday, May 4 to get it in by the ballot deadline.

We may be conducting our meetings and workshops with social distancing in mind in the future, but these are just hurdles to overcome, not permanent barriers. Stay positive, and stay well!

Cheap Joe says, “Manure happens…and a cow makes a lot of it. Cows can also make for a great painting”

Billie Dickson



MONDAY, MAY 11 – DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF YOUR BALLOT FOR ELECTION OF OFFICERS. If you have not already put it in the mail in time to get to us by the deadline, you must scan and email the completed ballot to [email protected], or take a picture of the completed ballot with your phone and text it to Lori at 937-367-9938.


President                                  Billie Dickson

Vice President                          Carol Edsall

Recording Secretary                 Sheryl Scott

Corresponding Secretary           Kenny Moore

Treasurer                                   Sue Red


TUESDAY, JUNE 2 – The MEMBERSHIP FORM (yes, we need it every year, please) AND YOUR DUES ARE DUE. We are not getting the same revenue stream from the Sweet Corn Festival as we normally do, so dues are critical this year to cover our building expenses.


TUESDAY, JUNE 2 – VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET FOR THE FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL IS DUE. Please, please, please – you know we can’t pull this off without volunteers.


Sweet Corn Festival Signup Sheet – August 13, 14, 15, 16, 2020

DUTIES: 1. Watermelon; 2. Information; 3. Needed Tasks

Name                                                     Phone #      Email                                           Available Dates           Duty #



It’s that time of the year again.  The Sweet Corn Festival, and therefore the Watermelon Booth, is 15 and 16 August 2020.  The Sweet Corn Festival team is now putting together schedules and filling positions to make this years festival a most successful one.  I need help with the watermelon booth.  Please let me know which shift, or two, or three, you can fill.  I will fill the schedule with a first come first serve method.  The available shifts are:

Saturday:    15 Aug:    10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunday:       16 Aug:    10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Please let me know via email, or a phone call when you can help out.

Roger Browning



As you know, our May meeting is cancelled because of the Governor’s orders to stay at home.  The orders may be eased for us to hold our JUNE meeting, which is really a social. We install officers, announce the Sweet Corn Festival Queen and King, and have a People’s Choice one evening art show (you may bring 2 pieces, and you must be present).  Prizes are awarded. Everyone brings a dish to share for refreshments.  (THIS IS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION PENDING ORDERS FROM THE GOVERNOR. You will be notified by e-mail and it will be posted on our Facebook page if that happens.)


We also normally announce our scholarship winners at that time, but unfortunately the letters announcing the scholarship arrived at the schools just about the time the Governor ordered them closed, so students were not notified, and no artwork was submitted. Hopefully we will be back on track with several submissions in 2021.


The Member Show which was cancelled for May has been rescheduled for October. Connie Gifford and Carol Edsall will have the prospectus ready to put on the website as soon as everything is finalized.


The Bruce Neville workshop for October is still on and you may register now. Please contact Pat Dunker for details. The registration form will be on our website soon.

The Misuk Goltz workshop which was scheduled for May has been rescheduled for May 2021. Please contact Pat Dunker for details.

May 5, 2020 Meeting Cancelled
June 2, 2020 Social
July 7, 2020 No meeting
August 4, 2020 No meetingSeptember 1, 2020 Amy Kollar Anderson, Mixed Media
October 6, 2020 Bruce Neville, and Workshop
November 3, 2020 Tim Langenderfer, Drawing
December 1, 2020 Christmas Party


Brochure and other information are available on our website at Paint this spring!

Attachment: Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

Attachment: OHGC flyer with gardener addresses


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.

The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 18, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.