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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

We welcome everyone to our meetings. We have many important issues to discuss and we would like input from all of our members. We have shows coming up and we have need for many Crafts for our Christmas show of which Yuki Hall is in charge. I know that we have many who do crafts other than painting. We encourage you to display those talents also.

Also for a reminder. Sue and I have been involved with the Sweet Corn Festival for 25 years. In the past year I have logged everything that is involved with my job. Many are simple half-hour jobs during the year. Only when it gets time for festival does work really get hectic. Over the years we have refined many processes down to where there is very little work compared to way it was when we took on these jobs.  If you and/or a friend would like to get involved, we are here to help. You must be on board by July. Remember this festival is what keeps the membership rates low. It pays for building rent, scholarships, speakers, entertainment and much more. If this money doesn’t come in, then the membership dues will need to be doubled or more to keep the organization going.

Loren Red



Fairborn Art Association Guest Artist, Nancy Nordloh Neville, from Cincinnati, OH, will demonstrate “Clear Clean Color in Oils and Watercolors,” Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Original watercolors and oils reflect clean clear color and are portrayed with freshness and spontaneity. She always respects the transparency of the watercolor media and works with the white of the paper. Her oils show years of watercolor experience with the same freshness. Ms. Neville who signs her paintings N. Nordloh is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio.

She is a professional member of the Cincinnati Art Club, The Women’s Art Club and the Lexington Art League. She paints weekly with the Brushettes of Montgomery. She shows in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois and her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. Nancy’s painting “Pears and Glades” was recently published in International Artist. 100 Ways to Paint Flowers And Gardens.


Time is getting short!!! Our fall workshop is sneaking up on us quickly. It is time now to get registered if you plan to attend. Renowned Ohio/Indiana artist, Sandy Maudlin, will be presenting workshops at Fairborn Art Association, Nov. 6–8, Nov. 9–10, and/or all week, Nov. 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. 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. Final payment must be made by September 25, 2017. 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 and is attached:

Attachment:  Sandy Maudlin Workshop Registration

Pat Dunker, our Workshop Chair, asked Sandy Maudlin for a breakdown on her plans for the 5-day Yupo workshops. In Sandy’s words:

My plan is to introduce as many techniques and processes as possible in the 5 days. Below I’ve broken the workshop up with pictures to show the processes that I’ll be using during the workshop. I hope this helps give you some idea of what to explain to the artists. (Editor’s note: Pictures are available on our website, )

Introduction to Yupo – 3-day workshop

We will be working with fluid acrylics and watercolors during this 3-day workshop.  Sandy will demo several of the processes she uses to create colorful paintings on Yupo. Each artist will create their own, one-of-a-kind painting as Sandy guides with suggestions on composition and technique. See examples of the processes to be demoed and taught below (on our website) during the first 3 days.

Advanced techniques on YUPO – 2-day workshop

Excitement prevails as each artist develops paintings using many more advanced techniques on Yupo. Both watercolor and fluid acrylics as well gouache can be used. Sandy’s demos will provide a basis for exploration and development of your own painting, incorporating your style using new approaches. Experience using Yupo is recommended for this level. See examples below of possibilities (on our website).


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, 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 is attached.   Any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Yuki Hall, at 937-679-2464 or email [email protected]

Attachment:  2017 Christmas Registration Form


Charles and Mary Hart

Charlie had a bad fall in April and fractured his neck. He was in the hospital for quite a while and was eventually released to rehab. After two months in rehab, Charlie returned home last month (August). He is still unable to walk alone, and Mary is providing all his care while she is trying to find someone to come in to help with Charlie’s care from time to time. He does receive therapy at home, but of course that does not give Mary a break.  I know they would enjoy cards from their FAA friends. Charles & Mary Hart, 7907 Melody Road, Dayton, OH  45414.                                                                                                                         …Submitted by Billie Dickson

WOWS WORKSHOP with Vladislav Yeliseyev

The Western Ohio Watercolor Society is sponsoring “Urban Landscape Workshop” featuring Vladislav Yeliseyev. What is required to quit illustrative coloring which is a trademark of beginners and start painting like a pro? All of this and many other techniques will be the subject of this intensive workshop. This workshop will be October 6-7 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Vineyard Church, 4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio. Registered artists will receive, via email, a suggested supply list, directions to the church, lodging suggestions, etc. Please send the registration form with your payment to: Robine Wright, 1515 N. Fountain Blvd., Springfield, OH 45504. Make checks payable to the Western Ohio Watercolor Society for the full amount due of $225. Cancellation and refund policy information can be found on WOWS website:  A flyer including the submission form is attached:

Attachment:  Vladislav urban landscape


The Artery at Front Street will be hosting many exciting events in coming months. The Artery is a new co-op gallery located at 1001 E. 2nd St. in downtown Dayton. It is a part of Downtown Dayton First Friday and Third Sunday events.

October 24, from 2pm to 4pm, High Tea

– featuring four types of tea, exceptional pastries, and finger sandwiches. During this event, the guest speaker, Sally Struthers, Ph.D will present a talk on “Roman Art”.  Sally Struthers, Ph.D is an art historian, retired from Sinclair Community College, where she served as an art history professor, department chair and dean, and is now pursuing other interests, including still teaching at Sinclair, and also teaching at her alma mater, Wright State University. The price for this event is $25. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call Mary Clifford at 937-438-8712. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot.

Nov. 3, from 5pm – 9pm, Annual The ARTery Holiday Season Gala

– with music, refreshments, treats and great art gift ideas.

Nov. 25, from 1pm to 4pm, HolidayWorkshop

The ARTery artists will show how to make your own cards, ornaments, and wrapping paper.


The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the October meeting:  Clarice Moore, Ed Vance, Connie Gifford, Yuki Hall, Billie Dickson, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, and Cheryl Miracle. Thank you for volunteering.

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