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B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES2021 JURIED ART EXHIBITION

B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association Landscapes2021 Juried Art Exhibition is now showing in our Gallery. This is a very impressive collection of paintings juried by Michael R. Roediger, Director and CEO of the Dayton Art Institute. The gallery will be open on July 18 and July 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to view the Landscapes2021 show.

LIAN QUAN ZHEN WORKSHOP AT FAIRBORN ART ASSOCIATION NOV. 1-4, 2021

Presented by FAA 9:30-4:30 pm. Located in the Gallery in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N Central Ave., Fairborn, Oh 45434. The registration form is available in our Gallery or on our website at https://www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment:  LIAN QUAN ZHEN Registration 2021

GALLERY AT LOFINO PLAZA EXHIBIT

The Gallery at Lofino Plaza is honored to present the works of Clarice Moore and Evvie Moore, July 1 – 30, 2021, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432.

Clarice is also currently represented in “The View” exhibition in Kettering and got “best of show” in “Momentum” in the Front Street Gallery. Congratulations!

MIAMISBURG ART GALLERY JURIED ART EXHIBITION

This is an open annual juried art exhibition at the Miamisburg Gallery. The judge this year is Yuki Hall. The exhibition/sale will be open and free to the public Saturday, August 7 thru September 11, 2021. Opening Reception Saturday, August 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Awards presented at 3:00. Juried Show Expanded Open Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 5:30 – 8:00 pm; Fri. and Sat., noon – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 100 – 5:00 pm. Gallery is located at 16 N. Main Street, Miamisburg, Ohio.

Entry Fee: Early bird registration: a fee of $12.00 per entry mailed on, or before, July 19, 2021 with entry form provided. Entries submitted without payment or postmarked after July 19, will not be eligible for EARLY BIRD discount. Registrations after July 19 will be at a cost of $14.00 per entry and can be paid the day you deliver your paintings. All entry fees are non-refundable. Please make checks payable to: Miamisburg Art Gallery and mail your entries to: C/O Rosemary Nick, 1890 Rosina Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342 Questions? Contact Rosemary Nick (937) 542-9085 (call/text). Entry forms are available in the FAA Gallery. For more information see www.miamisburgartgallery.com (Click on the Juried Show tab).

Attachment:  Miamisburg-Juried-Show-Form-2021

ART ON THE LAWN DEADLINE APPROACHING

We are excited to announce that Art on the Lawn (AOL), the fine arts and crafts show sponsored by Village Artisans, will be happening Saturday, August 14, 2021. This one-day show, held rain or shine on the Mills Lawn Elementary School grounds in Yellow Springs, runs from 10:00AM to 5:00PM with check in and set up for the artists beginning at 7:00AM. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to share and sell your art to your loyal followers and the general public! Applications for Art on the Lawn can be completed and returned any time before July 31, 2021.  Apply now and be part of Art on the Lawn.

MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER Presents 2021 PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL ART COMPETITION/EXHIBIT July 26 – August 26, 2021

The 2021 Photography & Digital Art Competition will have a Preview Event: Friday, July 23, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Entry into this year’s show was competitive – with well over 200 entries. With the support of our sponsors, John and Pat Dupps, we are ecstatic to bring you one of the best Photography & Digital Art Competitions we’ve ever had! At our Preview Event you’ll see the winners in this year’s show displayed before we announce them anywhere else! You’re invited to bring your friends and supporters to view the Photography & Digital Art Competition in our Main Exhibition Hall and Small Works – Oil Paintings by Ben Frederick in our Lobby Gallery.

June 2021 Newsletter

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Hello All,

Congratulations to our new Board for 2021-22:

President – Linda Brandenburg              Corresponding Secretary – Lisa Becker
Vice President – Carol Edsall                   Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott
Treasurer – Roger Browning

The election was a unanimous voice vote at our May 4 meeting. They will be installed at our June 1 meeting. Please welcome them and lend them all your support. This past year has reminded us of the importance of working as a team, with everyone pitching in to help. Congratulations to the new Board!

Yes, we are having the June 1 meeting, but it will be different than the past. There will be light refreshments, and FAA will provide them. By light, I mean plates and utensils will not be required. Everything will be served with a toothpick to reduce contamination, and the beverage will be individual bottles of water. We are planning on serving food provided by FAA and having some people sit in the courtyard outside the Gallery, so dress according to the weather forecast. Masks will still be required for those who are not fully vaccinated, and number of persons inside will be limited to 35 at a time.  This should give everyone time to circulate and vote on paintings for the People’s Choice Awards, and look at the artwork of the scholarship winners. Those winners will be announced, as will the Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen. The outgoing Board will be recognized and the incoming Board will be installed. After the votes are tallied, the winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced and prizes awarded. The evening will end after that. Everyone with paintings in the show must take them home that night, or make arrangements with the Show Chairs to pick them up at a different time.

I also want to announce the Fairborn Art Association Scholarship winners:  Sebastien DeLeon from Riverside High School, Avory Mayenschein from Greenon High School, and Miriah Taylor from Greenon High School. Congratulations to these graduates as they embark on their art careers.

It has been my great pleasure to serve as your President these past three years. I have come to know so many more members and realize what a great organization we have. I will still be an ex-officio member of the Board, but I will be there to support our new President Linda Brandenburg as she leads us into our future.

See you Tuesday, June 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. (so you can begin voting early before the actual meeting begins).  Remember to sign up to volunteer for the Sweet Corn Festival!

Billie Dickson, (Outgoing) President

There will be no need to register for the June meeting. Also, remember that membership dues are due by the June 1st meeting.                                           … Submitted by Debbie Cosenza

2021 FAIRBORN SWEETCORN FESTIVAL: AUGUST 21 & 22

We have been approved to go forward with the August 21-22, 2021 Fairborn Sweetcorn Festival. Great News!! What this means to you, our members, is we need you to volunteer for the tasks that are necessary to carry out a successful event. Please contact Warren Brown or Roger Browning for a list of jobs that still need volunteers.

FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2021

We have several great events coming up in September through the remainder of this year:

      • September 7th will feature Nita Leland, talking about collage. She is a well published artist who has
        provided demos and taught at FAA in the past.  This promises to be another well attended meeting./li>
      • October 5th features Shirley De Lait, with watercolor
      • November 2nd workshop features Liam Quan Zhen, a watercolor and Chinese painting artist who again has taught previously at FAA and was very well received.
      • December 7 Christmas Party

    * No meetings in July and August                               … Submitted by Carol Edsall

    FAA DEMO ARTISTS 2022

    February 1 Marsha Pippenger, collage                 August 2 No meeting
    March 1 Jane Halliwell, botanical watercolor        September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
    April 5 Andi Sanders, alcohol ink                           October 4 Workshop, TBD
    May 3 Workshop, TBD                                           November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
    June 7 Social                                                          December 6 Christmas Party
    July 5 No meeting                                                          … Submitted by Carol Edsall

    NOVEMBER WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

    Our workshop this year in November features Lian Quan Zhen. Lian was here several years ago with a full class who raved about his teaching so we are bringing him back. He will be teaching Chinese painting as well as his traditional methods. Many famous artists have a background in Chinese painting, such as Mary Whyte and Jean Hanes, so I’m sure all will learn a lot and really enjoy his class. Applications for this workshop are now available in our Gallery and on our website https://www.fairbornart.org. Please contact Pat Dunker for additional information.

    Attachment:  LIAN QUAN ZHEN Registration 2021

    B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE2021

    Landscapes2021 is a juried art exhibition presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and Fairborn Art Association. This year the location for the subject of the artwork is B-W Greenway’s Pearl’s Fen. Work will be accepted at The FAA Gallery on Sunday, June 27 from 1-3 pm. The Gallery will be open to the public on Sundays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 1-3 pm. Prospectus is available in our Gallery. For information contact Pat Higgins or Bob Coates.

    B-W GREENWAY DISC GOLF TOURNMENT FUND RAISER CALL FOR ARTISTS

    Disc golf is similar to regular golf, but played instead with a small frisbee that is thrown into a metal basket. Located at the Handyman Ace Hardware course at Fairborn Community Park Saturday June 26th from 8 am – 5 pm, participants will get to enjoy exploring this beautiful piece of nature preserved by B-W Greenway while enjoying the day’s activities. We’re looking for local artists who want to be inspired by our conservation mission, and the disc golf theme of this event to create something to be used as a trophy to give to division winners. Example shown was a ceramic bowl. Contact [email protected] or call Piper R. Fernwey by June 1st at 740-403-2002 with questions.

    Attachment:  BW Greenway Trophy  Donation Request

    TECUMSEH LAND TRUST PLEIN-AIR PAINT-OUTS

    Tecumseh Land Trust is hosting 4 Plein-air Paint-Outs this summer and fall. There is no cost to join in but donations to TLT are gratefully accepted. Libby Rudolf has helped to organize these paint-outs with TLT.  The first event is June 26, 9:30-12:30 and will be in Southern Clark County at a beautiful working farm with multiple barns, fields, houses, etc.  TLT asks all to register with a free ticket through Eventbrite on their website https://www.tecumsehlandtrust.org/events/plein-air-paint-out-on-preserved-property . Libby will offer a ‘Give it a Try’ plein air watercolor session for 1 hour with materials provided for $15 on June 26 paint-out from 10-11am. Bring a chair and anything else you need to be comfortable. Please join the fun!  Any medium that you can transport is welcome. Three other events are still in the planning stage for these sites:  July 17 – Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, August 7 or 8 – Beautiful Farm in Champaign County, October 16 or 17 – Newly preserved part of Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs.

    … Submitted by Libby Rudolf

    MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL ART COMPETITION

    The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) presents the 10th Annual Photography and Digital Art Competition. All Professional and Amateur Photographers and Digital Artists 16 years of age or older are eligible to submit digital photographs, film photographs, or other digital works of art on the MAC website. Submission for entries starts Monday, June 1st and ends Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Files will be submitted via the MAC website. Notification of accepted entries will be available by June 21st, 2021 on our website and Facebook page. Accepted Entries will need to be brought to the MAC for final judging July 12th-July 15th. Details can be found in the prospectus on our website at https://www.fairbornart.org.  Exhibition will be held July 26-August 26, 2021, with details about an Opening Event to be announced.

    Attachment:  MAC PROSPECTUS-2021-NEW REVISED

    WEBSITE NOTES

    If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

    REMINDERS

    Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Our board will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 in the gallery, so please do not arrive before 6:30. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Please email or call your articles in to Lisa Becker.

    Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will no longer be posting personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website. Please consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.

2021 FAA Members Show Awards

Our members received the awards for their artwork at our meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Each was awarded a ribbon and some also included a monetary award as follows:

Best of Show, Sandy Kinnamon Memorial Award – $300, First Place, Joan McCoy Memorial Award – $150, Second Place – $75, Third Place – $50, eight Honorable Mentions at $25 each, and eight Judge’s Merits. There is a limit of one monetary prize per artist.

Best of Show: Rose Schultz – “The Farmers’ Market”

First Place: Susan Scott – “Late Summer Fields”

Second Place: Marsha Elliott – “Something to Crow About”

Third Place: Connie S. Gifford – “I Want A Spoon”

Honorable Mention: Jan Lendino – Yet Still We Dance”

Honorable Mention: Clarice Moore – “Happy Hour”

Honorable Mention: Carol Collett – “Equestre Mexicano”

Honorable Mention: Billie Dickson – “Taxis Americanos en la Habana”

Honorable Mention: Theresa Mayer – “Landscape Surprise”

Honorable Mention: Ann Armstrong  Ingoldsby – “Birds From Trash”

Honorable Mention: Jacqueline Albright – “Jon’s Fox”

Honorable Mention: Jane Trame – “A Floral Fantasy”

Judge’s Merit Award: Patricia Dunker – “Pick A Little, Talk A Little”

Judge’s Merit Award: Lisa Becker – “Head in the Clouds”

Judge’s Merit Award: Sheryl Scott – “Chewie”

Judge’s Merit Award: Connie Weber – “Africana”

Judge’s Merit Award: Tom Kinarney – “Fallen Leaf-Huffman Metropark”

Judge’s Merit Award: Joann Davenport – “Branching Out”

Judge’s Merit Award: Pat Sager – “Bella”

Judge’s Merit Award: Sue Seitz – “The Happy Bunny”

Juror’s Choice: Clarice Moore – “Boodle”

Juror’s Choice: Dianna Hoke – “Poolside”

Juror’s Choice: Debbie Cosenza – “A Quiet Place”

Juror’s Choice: Mary J. White – “Borzoi Puppy”

Juror’s Choice: Shirlee Bauer – “First Street Glassblower”

JUROR’S STATEMENT

I loved this opportunity to be a juror in the FAA show. It has been more than 5 years since I left Ohio and I was excited to see the new ideas and techniques that were exhibited in the show. The criteria I go by when judging art work is simple but deciding who to receive awards was difficult because there are so many good paintings to consider.

An aesthetically pleasing piece of art with a unique way of telling a story usually incorporates a good use of the elements of design and art principles. Adding good craftsmanship and presentation (framing and lighting) is sure to attract a juror’s attention. Among the chosen paintings in this show, some exhibited excellent use of color or value contrast, some have subjects that tell a story for the viewer to enjoy, some adopted interesting textures, and so on.

I have to admit, no matter what pieces I ultimately chose for award, the choices are subjective; conditioned by my art making experiences, and these experiences influenced my choices. I hope you all keep enjoying painting and think of an art show as a way of sharing your genuine feelings and ideas without the need for acceptance and reward.

Misuk Goltz – Juror

This show will be open to the public on Sundays, May 9, 16, and 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Please come and bring your family and friends.

May 2021 Newsletter

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“LEADERSHIP”

Leadership is not about being in charge, it is about taking care of those in your charge. And when we take care of our people, our people will take care of us.” Anon

As of tonight, April 18, 2021, no one has agreed to take on the role of President for the 2021-22 year. Several have been asked, all have reason to say no. My term ends May 31, 2021. The first two years were pretty easy, the last was made more challenging because of the pandemic. It looks like things will ease up and this coming year shouldn’t be too tough, but it is difficult to have a successful organization without a leader. Even with the great Board that is in place and will be returning to their roles, it is difficult for a body without a head to work well. Please call Carol Collett (or any Board member) and say you will step up and take your turn. I will be there as an advisor. Show what FAA means to you. Voting for the incoming Board takes place at our May meeting.

Also in May, the Member Fine Art Show will happen, and the two Misuk Goltz workshops will take place. Information on those is elsewhere in the Newsletter.

Dues are payable by June 1. You may pay those when you drop off your paintings for the Member show. Also in June is the year end celebration on Tuesday, June 1, announcement of the Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen, awarding of the scholarships for 3 graduating seniors, and the People’s Choice Voting and Awards.

The May meeting is Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. 6:30 to 7:00 is social time. Again, reservations must be made by emailing Debbie Cosenza. Masks and social distancing are still required, so seating is limited, and refreshments will not be available.

Billie Dickson, President

Attachment:  2021 Membership Form

2021 MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW

  • Registration: Thursday, April 29 from Noon to 5 pm **ONE DAY ONLY**
  • Show Opening: May 9,2020 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm
  • Prizes Awarded:Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7 pm at our May meeting
  • Gallery Hours:Sundays, May 9, 16, and 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers, nudes, art created in a workshop and so forth. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. The prospectus is available in our Gallery and on our website at https://fairbornart.org .

Due to COVID-19, we will follow the guidelines issued by the State of Ohio; please be prepared prior to entry.  A mask is required to enter the gallery and maintain 6-feet social distancing.

Note: The Members Show will end at the June 1, 2021 meeting which now includes the People’s Choice voting. Paintings will be removed after the meeting.

Pick Up:  Tuesday, June 1, 2021 after the FAA meeting and on Thursday, June 3 from 10 am till 1 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring only food/drink for yourself because we will not furnish anything for the guest due to COVID-19. We will assign one person in your group to have access to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave.

Please check with us when you register your art to make sure who will have gallery access. Feel free to bring your artwork to work on while you are there.

Please invite your friends and family to come see the show, and hopefully find a piece of art they would like to hang in their home or office. Remember to share this information with your friends on Social Media such as Facebook.

If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, contact Connie Gifford at [email protected] or (937) 270-7359 or Carol Edsall at [email protected] .

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful artwork!            …Submitted by Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

Attachment:  FAA 2021 Members Show Prospectus

MAY SPEAKER — WATERCOLOR ARTIST MISUK GOLTZ

Misuk Goltz is still a member of our organization even though she now lives in California. She taught watercolor classes in our Gallery for several years and her students (and others) are looking forward to seeing her again. She will be teaching two workshops in May — Art Journaling, May 3-5, and Portraiture, May 6&7.  She will also be judging our Members’ Show with prizes to be awarded at our May 4th meeting. Word from Pat Dunker, our Workshop Chair, is that we are ready for full classes for the May workshops and it will be a great experience.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS FOR 2021

May 4 Misuk Goltz demo and workshop

June 1 Social

July 6 No meeting

August 3 No meeting

September 7 Nita Leland, collage

October 5 Shirley DeLaet, watercolor

November 2 Liam Quan Zhen, demo and workshop

December 7 Christmas Party

2021 FAIRBORN SWEETCORN FESTIVAL: AUGUST 21 & 22

On Friday April 16, I was informed by the Green County Health Department that we have a green light to go forward with the August 21-22, 2021 Fairborn Sweetcorn Festival. Great News!! We will be expected to ask attendees to exercise social distancing and wear a mask. Also, we are asked to keep food tables 6 foot apart or use a barrier between tables. These suggestions could be relaxed further if the pandemic has wound down by then.

What this means to you, our members, is we need you to volunteer for the tasks that are necessary to carry out a successful event.

Attached is a form to guide you in selecting tasks that best fits your capabilities and availability. Please include phone # or e-mail so we can contact you for verification.

Thanks in advance for your consideration for this important event!!               …Submitted by Warren Brown

Attachment:  FAA Festival Signup

PASSING OF INSTRUCTOR AND AUTHOR

I just found out about the passing of a former national watercolor and collage instructor from California who taught at least 5 workshops at the Fairborn Art Association throughout the years, authored 18 art instruction books and was an internationally recognized instructor.   His name was Gerald Brommer, N.W.S.  When I was the workshop chairman for the F.A.A. I invited him to come and teach a workshop about every 3 or 4 years.  The last time he came he brought his lovely and talented wife, Georgia.  He was about 83 at that time; but still an excellent, kind and thoughtful artist/instructor to all his beloved students.  He was born in 1927 and died on November 3, 2020, at 93 years old.  He was truly amazing.  He even co-judged the 2020 N.W.S. exhibition in California.  Possibly some of the long-time F.A.A. members will remember him.  He will definitely be missed in the art world.                                                  … Submitted by Jane Trame

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Art + Soul Artist Retreat – in person workshops, June 19-27, 5 classes
  • Acrylics ~ Textures & Layers – in person workshop, July 26-30 – Palette Productions
  • Eco-Printing 6 – 6th Anniversary Retreat, Cincinnati Ohio, Aug 15-18
  • Painting the Colors, Textures & Horizons of Italy, LaMarche Italy – Sept 1-7
  • For more information on these events, see our website https://fairbornart.org

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP WITH LIAN QUAN ZHEN

It’s time for summer, then our new workshop this year in November which features Lian Quan Zhen. Lian was here several years ago with a full class who raved about his teaching so we are bringing him back. He will be teaching Chinese painting as well as his traditional methods. Many famous artists have a background in Chinese painting, such as Mary Whyte and Jean Hanes, so I’m sure all will learn a lot and really enjoy his class.

He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as a hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has had many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including at the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings. Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books.

His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in the US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. (See http://www.lianspainting.com/workshopss.htm for additional information on his workshops and a list of art supplies.) Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books

of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice, and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes, and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide.

We will have more information about fees, etc. later.                            … Submitted by Pat Dunker

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be our June Social on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Our board will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 in the gallery, so please do not arrive before 6:30. Anyone wishing to attend must email Debbie Cosenza at [email protected] to reserve a seat.  Masks must be worn at all times. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.

April 2021 Newsletter

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Happy Spring Everyone!

Fairborn Art Association is active again!

April 6 will be our third meeting of the year; our workshops with Misuk Goltz and our Member Fine Art Show will be in May. We will introduce our Scholarship Winners and the Sweet Corn Festival Queen and King in June, as well as vote on our Popular Choice Awards, and introduce the 2020-22 Board. In July, the BW Greenway will hold their Landscapes 2021 Art Exhibition. Then on August 21 & 22 we will hold the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, which will provide a community service to Fairborn and solidify our financial security for another year. It feels so good to be able to spend so much quality time with our FAA friends again.  There is more information available on these events elsewhere in the newsletter.

Dues are payable by June 1 – please make sure you download and complete the Membership Form to submit with your dues (yes, even if you’ve done it before). Please indicate the ways you can help out Fairborn Art Association on the form.  This information is critical as we look for people who have talents that are needed to run this fine organization going forward.

There are some changes in the way we are conducting the Member Fine Art Show and the Popular Choice Voting in June.  These are spelled out in the Prospectus for the show, so please read it carefully.

In May we will be voting on the Board positions for 2021-22.  Everyone is encouraged to participate as a volunteer Board member or Committee Chair.  If there is a position you think you would like to hold, please speak up.  The past few years we have presented a slate of officers to vote on, but that is because we have not had members step up and give us the opportunity to actually make a choice for a candidate.

Our April speaker will be Tim Langenderfer, whose presentation will focus on oil painting.

If you follow Fairborn Art Association on Facebook, you can view the demonstrations for the February and March meetings.  Thanks to Connie and Jim Gifford for making these available to us!

The meeting is April 6, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. time slot is social time.  Again, reservations must be made by emailing Debbie Cosenza.  Masks and social distancing are still required, so seating is limited, and refreshments will not be available.

Cheap Joe asks, “Why not add people in your artwork?  Are you afraid because you can’t draw figures?  Look at van Gogh, all his figures were ill proportioned.  And how much are his paintings worth?”

Billie Dickson, President

Attachment: 2020 Membership Form

2021 MEMBERS’ FINE ART SHOW

FAA Member’s Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, April 29, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 4 at the FAA meeting.

Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. The prospectus is available in our Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: FAA 2021 Members Show Prospectus

APRIL’S FEATURED DEMO ARTIST: TIM LANGENDERFER

Our April demo artist for Tuesday, April 6 is Tim Langenderfer.  He will be demonstrating oil painting, using non-toxic materials.  He is lead instructor and Artist-in-Residence at MOSA, Museum of Spiritual Art in Franklin.  His career began in illustration for many well-known clients such as Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, and IBM.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS FOR 2021

April 6, 2021 Tim Langenderfer, oil painting
May 4, 2021 Misuk Goltz demo and workshop
June 1, 2021 Social
July 6, 2021 No meeting
August 3, 2021 No meeting
September 7, 2021 Nita Leland, collage
October 5, 2021 Shirley DeLaet, watercolor
November 2, 2021 Liam Quan Zhen, demo and workshop
December 7, 2021 Christmas Party

SHIRLEE BAUER EXHIBIT AT THE MAC

In the Middletown Journal-News, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 edition, the headline on the Local & State page reads: “MAC Gears up for Exhibitions of Regional Artists.” Later in that article is a paragraph on FAA member, Shirlee Bauer: “Another exhibition coming this spring will include Ohio Watercolor Society artist Shirlee Bauer’s collected works of watercolor paintings, which will be on display in the MAC Lobby Gallery from April 1 through May 27.” The MAC is the Middletown Arts Center, located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio, 513-424-2417.

FAA SPONSORS THREE SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are aware of a graduating senior (perhaps a neighbor, a niece, grandson, etc.) who will be pursuing art in college, please encourage either the student or the student’s art teacher to contact Jim Gifford, [email protected] for a scholarship application package. The package should be submitted by the student’s art instructor. The following letter was mailed to all the local school districts (although the student does not have to be local): “The Fairborn Art Association has three $1,000 scholarships available for graduating seniors who are planning to pursue art in college. An application is included with this letter. Please duplicate and use for as many students as you would like to recommend. Please let art teachers know to share this announcement with their classes. Applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than May 10, 2021.”

 JACQUELINE SULLIVAN ONLINE CLASS

Abstract Art, a live class offered through Jacqueline’s new online classroom format, New Zenler, is open for booking now. In this class Jacqueline will demonstrate the various ways she uses cheese cloth in her paintings, creating both actual and visual textures and to define composition in an abstract way.

When:  Thursday, April 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

How to Register:  https://jacqueline-sullivan-classes.newzenler.com/live-class/abstract-painting/register

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE REOPENS

DAI reopened Friday, March 19, 2021! The museum will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays, and the Museum Store will also reopen during those hours as well. Previous safety measures (social distancing and face mask requirements) will remain in place.

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://staging.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

REMINDERS

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 7:00 pm. our board will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 in the gallery, so please do not arrive before 6:30. Anyone wishing to attend must email Debbie Cosenza at [email protected] to reserve a seat.  Masks must be worn at all times. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 18, 2021. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040

 

2021 Members’ Fine Art Show

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FAA Member’s Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, April 29, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 4 at the FAA meeting.

Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw tooth hangers or ring hangers. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. The prospectus is available in our Gallery and is attached.

Due to COVID-19, we will follow the guidelines issued by the State of Ohio; please be prepared prior to entry and a mask is required to enter the gallery and maintain 6’ social distancing.

Registration:  Thursday, April 29 from Noon to 5 pm

Show Opening: May 9, 2020 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 9, 16, and 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Note: The Members Show will end at the June 1, 2021 meeting and is now included with the People’s Choice. Paintings will be removed after the meeting.

Pick Up:  Tuesday, June 1, 2021 after the FAA meeting and on Thursday, June 3 from 10 am till 1pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring only food/drink for yourself because we will not furnish anything for the guest due to COVID-19. We will assign one person in your group to have access to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave.

Please check with us when you register your art to make sure who will have gallery access. Feel free to bring your artwork to work on while you are there.

Please invite your friends and family to come see the show, and hopefully find a piece of art they would like to hang in their home or office. Remember to share this information with your friends on Social Media such as Facebook.

If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, contact Connie Gifford at [email protected] or (937) 270-7359 or Carol Edsall at [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!

Attachment:  FAA 2021 Members Show Prospectus

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

March 2021 Newsletter

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Hello FAA Friends,

Here we are heading into March.  We are halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox and heading in the right direction.  People are starting to get their vaccines for Covid-19, hospitalizations are down, we will soon be able to have more activities outside – it feels like we are moving from a dark place into the light.  I hope all of you are feeling your spirits being lifted.

Our March meeting will be on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.  The Board meets from 5:30 to 6:30 in the meeting space, so please plan to arrive after 6:30. (If you do arrive early, you will get to see what the Board does, which isn’t such a bad thing.  You may even get recruited to fill a position. ?) Our speaker is Amy Gantt, artist and owner of Lula Bell in Oakwood, who will be talking about her art in creating cards.

We are in need of someone to take over the Facebook page of the Sweet Corn Festival.  This is one of the many jobs that Lori Luckner did, and will be pretty active for the next few months.  Contact Warren Brown to let him know you are interested.  The Sweet Corn Festival is planned for August 21 and 22, and we are hopeful for a successful festival this year.

As usual, you will need to reserve your space to attend the meeting.  Please email Debbie Cosenza to do that. Our space will be cleaned prior to the meeting. Masks are required. There will be no refreshments, and if you bring a snack for yourself, please remove everything you bring in when you leave.  Chairs will be spaced 6 feet apart.  We still need to practice keeping everyone safe.

Cheap Joe says, “Enthusiasm is the single most important element in your talent bag.”

Billie Dickson, President

2021 FAIRBORN SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

We are starting the planning for the 39th Fairborn Sweetcorn Festival, which will be held August 21-22, 2021. We need a person who is knowledgeable in Facebook page maintenance to take over the sweetcorn festival Facebook page and keep it up to date-so if you have interest and the ability, get in touch with Warren Brown [email protected] and he can get you started. Warren has attempted to update the page but he feels we need to have a person who is familiar with this type of activity!

Keep the August 21 & 22 sweetcorn festival weekend in your plans to be available to help us pull this off—remember, this is our fundraising activity to keep our association going!! Thank you in advance for your consideration.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS & EVENTS FOR 2021

March 2nd Amy Gantt, Design artist Lula Bell

April 6th Tim Langenderfer, oil painting

May 4th Workshop with Misuk Goltz

June 1st Social

July 6th No meeting

August 3rd No meeting

September 7th  Nita Leland, collage

October 5th Shirley DeLaet, watercolor

November 2nd  Workshop with Liam Quan Zhen

December 7th Christmas Party

MARCH FEATURED ARTIST —Amy M. Gantt, artist and owner of Lula Bell in Oakwood

Amy Gantt began designing and drawing at a very young age and went on to graduate from Miami University and took classes at Columbus College of Art and design as well as the Cincinnati Art Academy. After being a family therapist and seeing children in crisis, she started her business with a goal to create a positive smile for your soul’s influence into the world. Her experiences lead her to a creative journey of painting positive images for greeting cards and the gift industry. Amy’s work can be found throughout the United States in many gift shops. In addition to creating her designs for cards her own successful store is located in Oakwood Ohio. Amy illustrates children’s books as well as designs for cards and gifts. She teaches classes in watercolor pencil and the creative process. She continues to create with the passion of creating art and designs that are smile for your soul.

Attachment:  Amy Gantt Bio

MAY JOURNALING & PORTRAITURE WORKSHOPS: May 3-5 and May 6 & 7, 2021

Misuk Goltz grew up in South Korea and moved to the US in 1980. She studied art history and psychology along with art therapy. After her studies, she worked as a psychiatric counselor in hospitals until she retired in 2008. When she retired she began to paint. Using watercolors, she mostly paints people, trying to capture the unique and intriguing story that each individual carries within them. Misuk has studied with many nationally known artists, mostly watercolor painters. And she particularly enjoyed taking classes from local artists in the Dayton area. She is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society and her works have been accepted into the National Watercolor Society International and Member’s juried shows, the Ohio Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Association. She has also participated in many other juried art shows and has won numerous awards for her watercolor paintings. She has been teaching watercolor painting classes and workshops since 2011. She was involved with Fairborn Art Association artists for many years until she moved to California in 2016. Since 2015 Misuk has been keeping illustrated journals. In her journals, she has expanded her subjects to include landscapes, animals and everything else that she comes in contact with as she journeys through her life. She has traveled worldwide and recently returned from an 8-month trip to Mongolia and other countries in the Far East. Her experiences during her travels inspire her art journaling. Misuk has been teaching watercolor painting classes, workshops and art journaling workshops in California. She is happy and excited to come back to her former hometown and help others discover the joy of sketching and painting in a journal book; keeping a diary with sketches and paintings on a daily basis.

For registration information, contact Pat Dunker [email protected] or go to the Fairborn Art Association website at https://staging.fairbornart.org to print out a copy of the registration form.

Attachment:  Misuk Goltz Registration May 2021

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

REMINDERS
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. As in the past the safety of our members and guests is a priority.  Prior to all meetings common areas will be sanitized.  Attendance at the demo is limited to maintain distancing. Anyone wishing to attend must email Debbie Cosenza at [email protected] to reserve a seat.  Masks must be worn at all times and only bring in, take out your own food/ drink. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Thursday, March 18, 2021. Please email your articles to  [email protected]  or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.

February 2, 2021 Members’ Meeting

Please reserve your space by emailing or calling Debi Cosenza. Only 40 seats are available because of social distancing requirements. Meeting begins at 7 pm. (This is a time change from the original in the February newsletter.) Remember there are no refreshments provided, so if you need to bring something for yourself only you may do so, but are required to take your trash out with you.

February 2021 Newsletter

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Hello, and welcome to 2021!

After some time off, it feels good to be getting back to meetings and art demos and looking forward to the new year.  It may still look a lot like the past year, but at least it is looking ahead.

We will have our member meeting on February 2 at 6:30 p.m.  Connie Gifford will be presenting a demo of painting on YUPO.  Connie has had great success with this sometimes difficult substrate, and she will share her techniques with the group. The meeting will again require a reservation with our Membership Chair Debbie Cosenza.  You can find her email in your directory.  Masks and social distancing are required and there will be no refreshments provided.

We intend to continue with our programs as scheduled, and hope residents of our area stay healthy enough for that to happen.

The first meeting of the Sweet Corn Festival Committee will take place this month.  It takes several months of planning to make this very important event happen, and I hope some of you will come forward to help out.  Administrative help is really needed to take over some of the activities provided by Sue Red and Lori Luckner.  Sheryl Scott will be working as vendor contact person, but so much more is involved in the coming months.  Please let Warren Brown know of any administrative talent you have that can help us have a successful event.

Jim Gifford has agreed to be our Sunshine Chair and he has sent cards to several of our members who have needed support.  Some have been ill with covid-19, some are recovering from surgeries and injuries.  If we have missed you, I apologize, but it is because we have not known. Please let Jim know of any of our members who might appreciate a cheery card from FAA friends.

Our policy regarding inclement weather at our meeting time has always been to follow the news for Fairborn schools.  That may not apply this year, unless schools are back in session regularly.  So, we will try to send an e-mail blast the day of the scheduled meeting if we need to cancel.

Looking forward to seeing you on February 2.

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”  Aesop

Billie Dickson, President

REQUEST FROM B.W. GREENWAY        

To raise funds for their for the organization,  B.W. Greenway will hold an online auction in April of 2021. They have asked F.A.A. artists who would be interested, to donate art for this event. All money collected would be for B.W.s operating fund. Ideally, artwork would reflect B. W. Greenway’s mission, and represent the outdoors, and natural subjects. Artwork will be collected no later than March 1st, 2021.

Those interested in donating a piece of their work, please contact Bob Coates via email at  [email protected] with a photo of the artwork. He will make arrangements with artists for pick-up at their home/studio or for drop-off at his home – 33 East Hebble Ave. Fairborn, Ohio.

Artists are asked to price their work to help with setting an opening price for bidding. They would also like each artist’s contact information and a short bio to display along with the work on the online the auction site.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS & EVENTS FOR 2021

February 2nd Connie Gifford, Yupo techniques

March 2nd Amy Gantt, Design artist Lula Bell

April 6th Tim Langenderfer, oil painting

May 4th Workshop with Misuk Goltz

June 1st Social

July 6th No meeting

August 3rd No meeting

September 7th  Nita Leland, collage

October 5th TBD Workshop

November 2nd  Shirley DeLaet, watercolor

December 7th Christmas Party

FEBRUARY’S FEATURED ARTIST —Connie S. Gifford, Watercolor Artist

As a child living in Dayton, Ohio, Connie was enchanted with color…the brighter, the better.  Her childhood passion for drawing, painting, and art in general launched her into a 30-year profession in graphic arts and a degree in visual communication.  Bright colors motivated her then, and her love has increased greatly ever since.  In 2011, Connie discovered the magic of watercolor, and her childhood fiery passion was reignited.

She is inspired by all things in nature and strives to focus the bright, transparent freshness of watercolor to attract a viewer into her painting.  Connie wants people to feel the life pulsing in a wild or captive animal, in the promise of a sunrise, a bright day, or the release of a day’s stress in a sunset.  Her limited palette, from three to eight transparent colors, is selected to intensify a mood, celebrate a moment, and make her work sing.

Connie attends workshops with nationally acclaimed watercolor artists. She studies videos on watercolor and online courses, and attends demos and lectures at local art groups. She co-chairs a Thursday Paint-In watercolor group each week with local watercolor artists. She currently teaches private watercolor lessons to a high school student and a group of younger children.

Over the past several years, Connie has exhibited her paintings in Kettering and Beavercreek; the past five years her art has been accepted into the Ohio Watercolor Society juried shows; and she has sold several paintings to private collections in the surrounding communities. Connie can be reached at [email protected].

MAY JOURNALING & PORTRAITURE WORKSHOPS: May 3-5 and May 6 & 7, 2021

Misuk Goltz grew up in South Korea and moved to the US in 1980. She studied art history and psychology along with art therapy. After her studies, she worked as a psychiatric counselor in hospitals until she retired in 2008. When she retired she began to paint. Using watercolors, she mostly paints people, trying to capture the unique and intriguing story that each individual carries within them. Misuk has studied with many nationally known artists, mostly watercolor painters. And she particularly enjoyed taking classes from local artists in the Dayton area. She is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society and her works have been accepted into the National Watercolor Society International and Member’s juried shows, the Ohio Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Association. She has also participated in many other juried art shows and has won numerous awards for her watercolor paintings. She has been teaching watercolor painting classes and workshops since 2011. She was involved with Fairborn Art Association artists for many years until she moved to California in 2016. Since 2015 Misuk has been keeping illustrated journals. In her journals, she has expanded her subjects to include landscapes, animals and everything else that she comes in contact with as she journeys through her life. She has traveled worldwide and recently returned from an 8-month trip to Mongolia and other countries in the Far East. Her experiences during her travels inspire her art journaling. Misuk has been teaching watercolor painting classes, workshops and art journaling workshops in California. She is happy and excited to come back to her former hometown and help others discover the joy of sketching and painting in a journal book; keeping a diary with sketches and paintings on a daily basis.

For registration information, contact Pat Dunker [email protected] or  print out a copy of the attached registration form.

Attachment:  Misuk Goltz Registration May 2021

SUE BREZINE RETROSPECTIVE ART SHOW

Sue Brezine, a watercolorist and member of the Village Artisans in Yellow Springs, will present a retrospective of her work in watercolors and pastels. Brezine’s Lobby Show will be on display from Jan. 8 through March 4 at the Village Artisans Gallery, located at 100 Corry St., Yellow Springs. Brezine is a  member and former president of the Fairborn Art Association, president of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society, and a member of Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors. Brezine retired from a long and successful career of teaching. She has been quoted, however, as saying, “Thank goodness artists never need to really retire.”  The Village Artisans Gallery is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday.

WEBSITE NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at www.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

REMINDERS
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 15, 2021. Please email your articles to  [email protected]  or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2020 Newsletter

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Hello all,

And just like that, the weather has turned cool, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween and Thanksgiving are upon us.

If you missed our October meeting, there was important information for all to be aware of.

  1. We have had to cash in a CD in order to meet our normal expenses (rent, phones, speakers, etc.) for the year. Without the Sweet Corn Festival, we lost $13,000 income. Our current dues do not begin to cover even our rent, so there was no choice. We are now operating at a deficit, and spending our assets. That is not a sustainable way to continue providing the wonderful things you have come to expect from FAA.
  2. Sue and Loren Red, and Lori Luckner have resigned their positions with FAA and the Sweet Corn Festival. No monetary amount could be put on the time and energy they have devoted to both organizations over the years. We need volunteers in place next month (November) if the Sweet Corn Festival can be held in 2021. Along with Warren Brown and a committee of volunteers, they have been the driving force behind the Sweet Corn Festival, and Sue has been FAA Treasurer for as long as I can remember. Please, please, please consider taking a leadership role in this festival that is so important to the Fairborn community and to FAA. Call Warren Brown and he can fill you in how YOU can help.
  3. Roger Browning has agreed to take over the Treasurer role, but can only commit for a year. We NEED someone to take over this critical role for our organization (and to work with Roger ahead of time). Please call Roger or me if you are willing to take on this role. I’m sure Sue Red would be happy to answer questions as well. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Because of the restrictions placed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to have our annual Holiday and Christmas party this year. Therefore, there will not be a meeting in December.

We had a successful Members’ Show in October. There were 75 entries, and if you were unable to get out to see the show you missed some absolutely compelling pieces of art. We are planning a spring show for May 2021, and crossing our fingers! Hopefully, photos of the prize-winning entries will be on our Facebook page and our Website soon.

Jim Gifford has taken on the role of Sunshine Chair from Deb Suter. If you know of a member who needs some love from FAA, please let Jim know and he will send a card.

Our November meeting is Tuesday, November 3. Our speaker is Tim Langenderfer, Artist-in-Residence and instructor at MOSA Academy of Art. He will be talking about and demonstrating drawing techniques. Please reserve your space by emailing or calling Debi Cosenza. Only 40 seats are available because of social distancing requirements. Meeting begins at 7 pm. Remember there are no refreshments provided, so if you need to bring something for yourself only you may do so, but are required to take your trash out with you.

We will have a special recognition of the service of Sue and Loren Red, and Lori Luckner at our November meeting as well.

Cheap Joe shared this quote attributed to Dan White. “To belong is perhaps the most important and yet least recognized need of the human soul.”

Billie Dickson, President

NOVEMBER SPEAKER—TIM LANGENDERFER

Tim Langenderfer is our November demo artist Tuesday, November 3rd, at 7 pm.  He will be sharing his teaching skills in drawing.  Mr. Langenderfer is lead instructor and Artist-in-Residence at MOSA, Museum of Spiritual Art in Franklin, Ohio.  His career began in illustration for various well-known clients. To reserve your seat at the demo, email Debbie Cosenza at [email protected], as our maximum seating for distancing is 40 members. No refreshments, you may bring a snack and beverage as long as you remove your own trash. Masks MUST be worn. Our Board will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 in the gallery, so please do not arrive prior to 6:30. As always all common areas will be cleaned prior to your arrival. We hope to see you there!                                                                                                                          …Submitted by Carol Edsall

FEATURED SPEAKERS

FEBRUARY 2 – Connie Gifford – Yupo
MARCH 2 – Amy Gantt-Design artist Lula Bell
APRIL 6 – Jacqueline Sullivan-Abstract landscapes, multimedia

FAA 2020 MEMBERS’ SHOW WINNERS

Juror Statement: I commend all of you for showing your work. Wonderful show!!! Good values on many. Like the strong values and interesting brush strokes, tonal values and variety of media make this an interesting show! Thank you for having me here.                                                                                                      …Bruce Neville

Jane Trame – Best of show                                 Carol Edsall – 2nd place
Connie S. Gifford – 1st place                             Tom Kinarney – 3rd place

Honorable Mention:
Peggy Bowman, Esther Wilson, Shirlee Bauer, Shirley Harbaugh, Linda Brandenburg, Rose Schultz, Doriann Fusco, Patricia Dunker.

Judges Merit Award:
Linda Keller, Billie Dickson, Sheryl Scott, Patricia Tallman, Lisa Becker, Joann Davenport, Carol Collett, Marsha Elliott

NOVEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL RETREAT WITH ROSIE HUART

Connecting Art & Spirit: Mindful Markmaking. 3-Day Mini Art Retreat Online, November 13, 14, 15, 11 am – 1 pm EST. This is a 3-day online (2 hours each day for a total of 6 hours) ZOOM class. The cost is $95 US dollars for all 3-day classes. Register by clicking this link https://www.rosiehuart.com/new-online-class-coming . Detailed instructions for art techniques, poetry readings, Zoom info, and source of suppliers will be emailed before the retreat.

MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER ANNUAL AREA ART EXHIBITION

Middletown Arts Center presents the Annual Area Art Exhibition. This juried competition is open to adult artists working in 2D & 3D media. See the best work from artists within a 50 mile radius of Middletown! You may view entry information and the prospectus here:  https://files.constantcontact.com/97c16d8e001/c0824dca-22e1-4e6f-bf5e-1d4748d1c318.pdf . Work to be accepted Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19 during business hours. Check business hours on prospectus. A copy of the prospectus is attached.

Attachment:  MAC Area Art Exhibition Prospectus 2020 NEW REVISED_1_

NOTES

If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at https://staging.fairbornart.org for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.

The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 16, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Kenny Moore at 937-313-1040.

FAA Upcoming Events

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Announcements:

Our next meeting is May 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Demo by David R. Smith, watercolor