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 Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

The November meeting is coming soon on November 7 at 7 pm. and I hope that all of you can make it. A couple of things that I need to remind each and everyone about. First: The holiday craft show and sales coming up – hope you all are making your paintings and crafts for it. Let’s get back into having this each year as this may not be a grand money maker but it does expose the FAA to many people other than members. This is a chance for FAA to get better known in our community. Second item: Thanksgiving is coming. It will be a time for each of us to sit down with our families and friends and enjoy fellowship. It also is a time to put away all those games, phones, etc. Let us not forget what we have to be thankful for and let it be a time to remember those who are not as fortunate as ourselves.  Hope to see you all at the meetings.

Loren Red



Renowned Ohio/Indiana artist, Sandy Maudlin, will be presenting workshops at Fairborn Art Association, November  6–10, 2017.  She will be sharing many diverse methods which she uses to achieve great results on Yupo using all water media for all levels, even beginners. Sandy travels around the country and Europe teaching classes and has taught for 25 years. Sandy is also proficient in transparent watercolor and batik. She has a degree in Art Education from Indiana University in Bloomington and owns Greentree Studio where she also teaches classes. In addition, Sandy is a signature member of Ohio Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Indiana. She is also a member of the Cincinnati Art Club, has been President of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, and has won many watercolor awards. Her passion is to paint and she loves to share.


Pat Dunker says there are still some openings in the workshop in November. Cost for 3-day class, Introduction to Yupo, Nov. 6–8, member $250, non-member $275; for 2-day class, Advanced Techniques, member $150, non-member, $175; for 5-day class (3-day and 2-day class combined), member $300, non-member $325. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, OH 45385. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. For questions, call Pat Dunker at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email [email protected]. Registration form/flyer is available in our Gallery or on our website

Attachment: Sandy Maudlin Workshop Registration


FAA members will have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale on Dec. 2 (Sat.) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Dec. 3 (Sun.) from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and optional Dec. 5 (Tue) from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, right before FAA Christmas party. Items that can be sold at the Bazaar will include paintings, photography, wood worker items, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, etc. No commercially made items or art supplies will be permitted to be sold. If you wish to participate in the Bazaar, you will purchase a table space and/or wall space to display your art. You will be responsible to tend your own table and make sales. It is highly recommended that you will be present at your table during the entire sales hours. However, if it is not possible, you can send in an alternative person to take care of the sales or make a prior arrangement with another artist participating in the bazaar. Neither FAA nor the Bazaar organizer (Yuki Hall) will be responsible for your sales if no one is at your station. If you are only showing 2-D art on the wall and do not have a table, you are not required to be present in the gallery. Instead, you can leave the phone number on the title cards of your paintings so that the potential buyer can contact you to arrange the sale. No inventory sheets are necessary. You set up your own station and you make your own sales!

Pre-registration is necessary to participate in this Bazaar. Please refer to the Registration Form for more details about how to participate. Registration Forms will be available in the Gallery and on our website   Any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Yuki Hall, at 937-679-2464 or email

[email protected].

Attachment: 2017 Christmas Registration Form

FAA Website Instructions


We really need someone to help Carole Collett in the kitchen on meeting nights. You would need to be here a little earlier than 7 pm to help get tables ready with plates, napkins, tableware, drinks, ice, etc. Then as food is brought in, you will help Carol get it warmed up if necessary and out to the tables. Sometimes drinks and ice need to be renewed during a meeting. And cleanup at the end of the meeting – take food to kitchen, remove all service items and re-store for next time, wash used items, and take out trash. Carol cannot do all this by herself. Please call Carol or another Board member to volunteer to help her.


Louise Jackson is offering a very unusual class on Monday November 27. She will teaching a class on pouring acrylics on canvas. This technique produces beautiful, colorful paintings than anyone can do and they are highly marketable and make great gifts for Christmas, etc. She has spent months to find the easiest and safest recipe that creates unique effects. You will do at least three paintings in the 5-hour class, maybe more. All paint will be provided. A supply list will be sent to students on registration. The class is limited to 14. Cost is $40. No deposit required this time, but if cancellation is needed a notification is requested. Class is from 10 am till 3:30 pm. Watercolors work with the technique as well and some will be available to try. Register by calling Louise at 937-886-5238 or email her at [email protected].


Mark your calendars for May 2-4, 2018 when Liam Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1 FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members Show. Please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected] for registration and more information. Additional information will be provided as we get near the dates.


The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee is pleased that we had another good year at the festival. We made $11,000 plus. This includes watermelon booth, money from booklets, and money from booths. We had great weather and a very good crowd. We have heard very good reports on our Facebook. We want to thank each and everyone that took part. It takes a lot to make it happen. Don’t forget that we are already starting to work on next year. Please mark the dates on your calendar. It is the third full weekend in August. The dates will be  Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. We also need help on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17.  We will have a meeting Thursday, November 16, 2017  at 7:00 p.m. to start working on next year. Anyone wishing to help is invited. Thanks again for all of your help.                      …Submitted by Sue Red, Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival Committee


The MAC Area Art Exhibition is a juried show running from October 20 to November 16, 2017. It is a wonderful show and worth the time to go and view all the fantastic works of art at their gallery. Several of our members had their paintings accepted into the show, Shirlee Bauer, Pat Dunker, Rose Schultz, Yuki Hall, and Sherry Li Cai (hope I did not miss anyone else). Yuki Hall was awarded Best of Show for her watercolor “Monterey Harbor II,” and Rose Schultz won First Place in Mixed Media for “Still Standing.”                  …Submitted by Connie Gifford

Yuki Hall, Monterey Harbor II


Rose Schultz, Still Standing



The Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, OH 45420, will have the Hallway Art Exhibit from November and December. Three generations of the Gifford family will be presenting their work.

Connie S. Gifford, a native Daytonian, has resided in Kettering for 30 plus years. A 1999 Sinclair Community College graduate, she first started watercolor classes at Rosewood Art Center with instructor Leonard Williams in 2011. She continues to paint, study watercolor, and develop as a watercolorist and has won several awards. She is an associate member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and has a second painting accepted into the 2017 40th Annual Exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art (including the traveling show). She is a member of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society and Fairborn Art Association. Other interests are photography, hiking, biking and working with children.

James M. Gifford, was born in Dayton and has resided in Kettering for over 30 years. Jim has enjoyed photography since setting up a makeshift darkroom as a Boy Scout developing black and white prints. He expanded his skills and took a variety of photographs while a Dayton Police officer. Jim also worked in the darkroom and as a photographer for the Fairborn Daily Herald. His great love in photography is catching the unusual shot: a macro close-up of a bee on a flower; bikes at a university in England; and the majesty of nature. Jim recently retired from WPAFB and is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister.

Brandi Gifford Harris is a Kettering resident. A 1998 Fairmont graduate, she resides in Kettering with husband Brock, and their two daughters Destiny and Addison. A full-time Nanny, she forms art around just that: children and family. Mostly candid shots of her day-to-day adventures with children, a 170-pound Great Dane named Monty and a pint size pit named Nikko, she has also begun to compose a book of the adventures relating to each picture. A book of humor, life, and love written in a style like Erma Bombeck, her favorite author. You can view a glimpse of this humor through her photography

Destiny Harris is a 10th grade student, with ECOT online school, who has a love and passion for art and photography. A somewhat newbie to photography, Destiny has a natural eye for capturing a story through the eye of the camera. She hopes to continue with photography in the years ahead.


The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the November meeting: Evelyn LaMers, Mary Cargan, Nancy Draves, Cass Barth, and Carol Collett (and anyone else who wants to). Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 20, 2017.  Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.