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Dear Members, Patrons and Friends,

Fall is definitely here. We are finished with camping for now, so that means more time to paint. We can all gear up for the Members’ Christmas Sale in December. It will be here before we know it. We will once again have an exciting speaker at our November meeting,  so bring a friend, enjoy great food, and a fabulous program. Come a bit early and socialize with other artists. The meeting begins promptly at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS                                                                                                                            President


Bonnie Kuntz will be our award winning, demonstrating artist for November 4. Bonnie’s work is in several galleries including The Fine Art Center at Cross Point in Centerville (formerly at Town & Country in Kettering). She has exhibited in many watercolor shows and has taught classes and workshops throughout the region. Bonnie will show us her technique for using wax resist with her watercolors. Join us and enjoy. Bonnie said she was fortunate to win many awards over the years including first place at the Western Ohio Watercolor Society in 2010 and 2011. She has had paintings included in five Ohio Watercolor Society exhibits, including three of the traveling exhibits in 2010, 2011, and 2013.


Larry Hawkins, Gayle Beireis, and Robert Beireis will have their artwork on display in the Gallery during November. Larry is an art instructor who works in watercolor, glass beads, and photography. Gayle has worked in watercolor, pottery, mosaic, color pencil, pen & ink, and currently in pointillism. Robert is a photographer, taught by Gayle. She often works from photos that Robert has taken.


Plan to attend our December 2nd meeting. It is our annual Holiday Party. Everyone is invited and bring a guest if you want. Bring a covered dish and a gift for our drawing game. Come early and enjoy looking and shopping at the Members Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale. The party will start at 7 pm.


Fairborn Art Association members will again have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale the first two weekends in December and for early shopping from 5:30–7:00 pm before the Christmas party, which begins at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 2. The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 6 & 7 and December 13 & 14. The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm. We plan to set up the art racks and decorate the Holiday Gallery with members’ help on Monday morning, December 1 from 9:00 am–noon. Please sign up to help decorate and arrange the room.  Members can bring in their priced Holiday arts and crafts with inventory sheets that same afternoon from 1–3 pm and again Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon. Each participating member artist will be assigned a number (as we did last year) which must be included on each price tag. Each member may bring two large paintings (18 X 24 or larger, up to 30 X 40) and up to 10 smaller paintings (16 X 20 or smaller) and handcrafted items.  Since this is advertised as a SALE, please mark SALE prices on items along with your name and participating artist number (same as last year). Special art and/or craft demonstrations are encouraged during the sale. All members’ unsold artwork may be picked up on the last sale day, Sunday, Dec. 14 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 15 from 10–12 noon. Remember, the F.A.A. receives no commission from sales. This is quite a benefit to all participating members.  A sign-up sheet for Gallery sitting, decorating the Gallery, art & craft demonstrations and goodie donations will be passed around at the October and November meetings. PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP!  The big SALE will be publicized in area newspapers and there will be A-frame signs around town.  HOWEVER, the more that we all publicize the HOLIDAY SALE, the better the sales will be! Let’s have a great Gallery show and make lots of sales! Inventory sheets are attached to this newsletter and will be available on our website so you can get started on your lists. Please call Gayle & Robert Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.

Attachment Page 1:  Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet1

Attachment Page 2:  Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet2

WATERCOLOR FAST & LOOSE with Frank Francese, NWS, TWSA-Master

Be looking for more information on the May 2015 watercolor workshop with Frank Francese. This will be a 4-day watercolor workshop from May 4 to May 7 (Monday through Thursday), 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. Contact Yuki Hall, 937-426-7229, [email protected]. A flyer with application form is attached to this article on our website

Attachment: Frank Francese workshop registration form pdf


Yuki Hall’s painting “Commuters in Detroit” was accepted into and received “Founders’ Award” in Watercolor West, 46th International Juried Exhibition.  The show runs from October 11 to December 14 in Brea Gallery, Brea, CA.


Our members are well represented in the Western Ohio Watercolor Society 2014 Juried Exhibition at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, OH. The show is open through November 30 on Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm; and Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 pm. Jennifer O’Brien won First Place in the mixed media division for “Cat Lady Too.” Mary Jo White won an Honorable Mention for “Amy’s Cat.” Diana Hoke took Best of Show for “Month of May.” Misuk won first place in transparent watercolor for “Looking into Tomorrow II.” Yuki Hall received Third Place for “Main Street – South Bound.” Shirley Harbaugh was the exhibition coordinator. About 65 works are on display in a “bold and vibrant” show according to Troy-Hayner exhibit coordinator Leona Sargent.


Is anyone interested in painting on a metal saw or other metal tools? If you are, please call Karl Hilt at 937-308-2557 for more information.


The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the November meeting:  Mary Cargan, Margaret and Jim Brooks, Jean Lutz, Cass Barth, Susan Bertke, Karen Fahey, Misuk Goltz, Cheryl Miracle, Clarice Moore, Theresa Mayer, and Libby Rudolf. Thank you for volunteering.

 Our next meeting will be our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 17, 2014.  Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.