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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

As promised, Fall is finally here. I hope you are enjoying the colors. Perhaps you got to some festival or football game or just some walking among the trees. My husband Ken and I have been dealing with a continuous stream of doctors and hospitals for the last 6 weeks. Fortunately we are beginning to see a positive end to all of it so hopefully I will be back to normal soon. Then who knows what normal is, right? For artist’s we are never sure and don’t you love being able to use that as an excuse. Enjoy fall and have a wickedly Happy Halloween. Be sure to come to the November 1, 2016 meeting. Our guest seminar instructor, Anne Abgott, will be delighting us with an exciting demo. The Board will meet at 6:00 pm. Our regular Meeting is at 7:00 pm.

From November 1 to November 3, 2016, the Fairborn Art Association will be hosting Anne Abgott for a 3-day workshop. You are invited to visit her website at for examples of her work and a more extensive resume. For additional information about this workshop, please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected].

Several local artists have been selected to have a watermedia painting in the 39th Annual Juried Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Watercolor Ohio 2016, at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The exhibition will open on October 27, 2016 and run through January 7, 2017. An opening reception by the Ohio Watercolor Society will be held on October 29, 2015 starting at 1 pm. Sponsored by the Ohio Watercolor Society, a non-profit fine arts organization, this highly competitive juried show annually attracts entries from the entire state of Ohio and areas along its boundaries. Congratulations to our members who were among those selected.

Yuki Hall is one of the featured artists at the Middletown Arts Center, Betty Hughes Memorial Reunion Exhibition. A great big congratulations to Yuki! The exhibition continues through Nov 3, 2016 at the Middletown Arts Center. Hope you get the opportunity to go see this exhibit of local OWS artists and get inspired from viewing the wonderful works of art!

The Western Ohio Watercolor Society Fall 2016 WOWS Watercolor Show will be held at the Miamisburg Art Gallery October 16 through November 5, 2016. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 pm. Many of our members have artwork in this show. The judge was internationally acclaimed watercolor artist, Vladislav Yeliseyev, NWS, who held a workshop for WOWS October 17-19. The Miamisburg Art Gallery is located at 16 N. Main Street, Miamisburg, OH.

Our December meeting is our annual Christmas Party. We will have food, entertainment (Santa Claus and his elves!) and a lot of fun.

We do not meet in January. Time for recovering from the holidays and starting new projects.

For our February meeting, Tina Hatfield will be our guest speaker with a photography demo. More later.

The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the November meeting: Pat Dunker, Connie Gifford, Shirlee Bauer, Carol Collett, Bette Martin, Evelyn LaMers, Pat Sager, Carolyn Reed, Nyeon Ju Woo, and Mary Cargan. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 21, 2016. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.