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Dear Members, Patrons and Friends,

Fall is in the air, but as I write this, it feels more like summer. The sunflowers are fading away and it is beginning to smell like pumpkin pie and cider. It is the perfect time to finish up craft projects and paintings for our Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale. Our next meeting is November 3, Come a bit early and socialize with other artists. The meeting begins promptly at 7 pm. Hope to see you there. The Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon, AWS

Sandy Kinnamon will be our speaker for this month. Sandy Kinnamon is an artist, travel teacher, demonstrator, and author. In addition to writing two exclusive watercolor books, she has also been published in several art and craft magazines and books. Her big love is travel teaching. “I love to travel and try to incorporate my travels in my paintings. Many of my adventures yield amazing rich ideas that inevitably become a painting.”

She is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, and both the Ohio and Pennsylvania Watercolor Societies and the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylics. Sandy has also received her ATM-Gold from Toastmasters International.

Sandy will show techniques for pouring watercolors. It is a fun way to paint and the results are beautiful mingled colors. You don’t want to miss this demo.

The FAA gallery for November features the work of Jean Lutz with friends, Linda Lock and Cass Barth. Much of the art is representational and for sale. The three artists will be demonstrating colored pencil drawing and watercolor painting throughout the month. The gallery will be open from 1 to 4 all Sundays in November beginning with the artists’ reception November 1st.

The Fairborn Art Association was represented by four members (and one husband) at the Grand Opening of the “Art of Manufacturing” exhibition at the Carillon Park Museum. Attendees were: Sheryl Scott, Recording Secretary; Carole Janning, former Recording Secretary; Jackie Albright, Corresponding Secretary; Sandy Kinnamon, President; and Jim Kinnamon, “Husband.” The Grand Opening was held at the Carillon Historical Park on Thursday, October 8, from 5 to 6:30 pm and was by invitation only. Our reason for receiving invitations? The Fairborn Art Association was the first organization to contribute toward the funding of this great new exhibit. The purpose of the exhibit is “…to recognize the dedicated artists that gave so lovingly of their time and talent to the city of Dayton through their artwork.” as Dawn Knorr put it. Her father, Gerald Page, is among those being exhibited, alongside many of his friends and mentors, for the next 10 years. Gerald is a former member and past president of the Fairborn Art Association and many of us knew him and miss him. Be sure to go to see this exhibit at the Carillon Park in the main building.

It’s that time again; to get ready for the Members Holiday Fine Art & Craft Show. This year you will have the same ID number as you had last year. The number must be included on each price tag. If you are new or can’t remember last year’s number, please let gayle know and she will get it for you. At the November meeting, we will be passing around signup sheets to help set-up and decorate the gallery, as well as for sitting in the gallery during the sale. If you cannot attend the meetings, you may call gayle. The date for setting up and decorating will be Monday, November 30, from 9 am to 12 noon. We will be receiving your priced artwork and crafts, with inventory sheets, Monday, November 30, from 1 pm to 3 pm, and Tuesday, December 1, from 10 am to 12 noon. We hope that you will help in getting your Members Holiday Show off to a good start this year by volunteering. As always we thank you for you help and hard work. There will be a pre-sale at the gallery December 1 at 5:30 pm before the FAA Holiday party. The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale will be open on two successive weekends, December 5 & 6 and December 12 & 13. The Gallery will be open on Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm 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. 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. 13 from 4–5 pm or Monday, December 14 from 10–12 noon. Remember, the FAA receives no commission from sales. This is quite a benefit to all participating members. This 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 article so you can get started on your lists. Please call gayle Beireis, 937-390-1992 for additional information.

Attachment 1: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet1
Attachment 2: Holiday Sale Inventory Sheet2


Tom Hock Art Display and Sale
Visit Tom Hock’s Art Display and Sale, Saturday, October 24, from 2 to 6 pm, at the Terri Lynn Art Studio & Gallery, 415 West Main Street, Fairborn, OH 45324; Studio Phone: 937-308-6955. Tom will be demo painting during this special afternoon that features only his work. Open to the public at no cost. Light refreshments served. Tom looks forward to seeing FAA members at this special gallery display and sale. For more information or special orders for pickup, contact Tom at 937-371-1489, [email protected]. Gallery: (email: [email protected]). Work will be on display in the gallery for a short time after the 24th. If you miss the show, stop in soon to take a look.

Tom has also written a thank you for the FAA members who supported him during the time his wife, Rachel, and their daughter-in-law, Rosa, were undergoing surgeries in September. Both are doing well. His letter and a poem he wrote to express his thanks to God are attached to this article.

Attachment: Gods Mercy – dedicated to Rose

Country Workshop Artists Fine Art Sale
This biennial Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Sale will be held on Friday, October 30 from 9 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday, October 31 from 9 am to 4 pm. The location is the Staunton Grange Hall, 1530 N. Market St., Troy, OH. This is the 27th year for this sale. Both “inside” artists from the club and fine artists from all over will participate and they have been juried in. This year there will be a raffle and door prizes will be given out. Members of this group who also are active in FAA include Shirley Harbaugh, Bonnie Rashilla, Ellen Ditmer, Jan Lendino, Sandy Kraack, and Carole Groff. Yuki Hall will also be participating in the sale. For information, contact Ellen Ditmer at 937-339-8451.

Art at the Arnold is a 3-day drawing & painting competition, using athletes as models and The Arnold Sports Festival as a backdrop! Schedule: FRI – morning work session with models; SAT – all day work session; SUN – Jurying and Art Show (schedule subject to change) • Cash prizes will be awarded. Juror to be announced. Visit and click Art At The Arnold for more information. Artist Registration Deadline – December 15, 2015. Location The Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the November meeting: Sally Lee, Cass Barth, Billie Dickson, Tricia Burke, Rose Schultz, Bette Martin, Babs Ney, Sue Seitz, Connie Gifford, Shirlee Bauer, and Bonnie Kuntz. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 7 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 16, 2015. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-753.