Fairborn Art Association News

Special Notices

  1. We sadly report the death of our member Anita Wilson after a long battle with cancer. Her family will join us for a memorial at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery on Thursday, March 19, from 5 to 7:30 pm. Cards may be sent to her address in our Directory.

 

  1. We are cancelling our April Members meeting to help increase the safety of our members from acquiring the Covid-19 virus. The Board will meet at 6 pm in the main Gallery so we can spread apart and not be crowded together in the tiny office. Be sure to look for our April newsletter to be available online the last week of March. By then, we may have news relating to future plans or cancellations (hopefully none).

March 2020 Newsletter

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MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

Hello All,

March is nearly here and the early signs of spring are all around us. I have daffodils, tulips, and crocus poking through the mulch, and the birds are beginning to sing their spring songs.  Just the other day I saw another sign – bags of mulch were being unloaded at the local hardware store.

March 1 is the opening date for the Greene County Senior Show, which runs for the first three Sundays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and closes on March 18 at 2:00 p.m. It is always a beautiful show so I hope you will bring your friends to view the show and celebrate senior artists and artisans in Greene County.

Daylight Savings Time begins March 8, so we will be able to enjoy an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, and the official first day of Spring is March 19.

Several FAA members enjoyed a tour of the historic Osborne area of Fairborn on February 10. This is the area designated for artists to find inspiration for the BW Greenway Landscape Show. We saw several interesting and unique architectural elements to paint. The tour guide indicated another tour would be held in May when flowers and trees are blooming. Be looking for information on that, and be sure to pick up a prospectus for the show so you will know how to enter your artwork.

FAA is well represented by members who have paintings in the Aqueous Ohio, Southwest 2020 by the Ohio Watercolor Society at Sinclair Community College in Mason. The show runs through May 29.  If you want to view the art online, please go to https://www/ohiowatercolorsociety.org/Exhibitions/index.html and then look under Regional Exhibits.

Please keep the families of Maggie Vance and Mark Bauer (Shirlee Bauer’s husband) in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. Members Lois Kuck and Anita Wilson are still battling health problems. If you know of others who need our support, please let a Board member know, or send the information to Jackie Albright so we know to reach out to them.

Correction:  Our March speaker is Kate Santucci who does Encaustic Art.  I hope you are as interested as I am to learn more about this art form. The meeting is Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Louise Jackson will be our speaker at our April 7th meeting. End of Correction

Please open your heart to volunteering to help FAA. We will be needing people to run for office and filling various other positions, including being part of the Nominating Committee in March. It is also time to sign up to help at the Sweet Corn Festival in August. YOU are needed and wanted.  I recently read an article on stess reduction techniques, and one of them was to be a volunteer!  Please let me know if that could be you, and if you are asked, please remember your “YES” is needed.

Joe Miller (AKA Cheap Joe) says, “Sometimes a blank canvas is a napkin and a studio is a restaurant.”  Art is all around us, we just have to open our minds to the possibilities.

Billie Dickson

President

Attachment:  Maggie Vance Obit

Attachment:  Mark Bauer Obit

CORRECTION:  MARCH SPEAKER—KATE SANTUCCI

The Fairborn Art Association (FAA) is hosting a demonstration with artist Ms. Kate Huser Santucci Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7pm at its regular monthly meeting.

Kate Huser Santucci graduated from Wright State University in 1994 with a BFA in visual art, and participated in an encaustic painting workshop with Susan Mulder at the Krasl Art Center in Michigan. She has taught classes at the Dayton Art Institute and Rosewood Arts Centre, as well as private lessons for children. Santucci’s work has been shown at the Dayton Visual Arts Center, Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, has been part of several exhibitions at St. John Gallery in Beavercreek, and has been shown at various restaurants, pubs, and coffee houses in the Dayton area. Public work includes a mural in downtown Dayton on E. 3rd St. Her works are part of private collections in Dayton, Cincinnati, and St. Joseph, Michigan. End of Correction

The Fairborn Art Association is located at the rear entrance of the Fairborn Central Building, 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn. Parking and entrance are located around and behind the former school building, now senior housing.

…Submitted by James M. Gifford, Publicity Chair

2020 MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW

FAA Spring Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, April 30, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 5 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.

Registration:  Thursday, April 30 from Noon to 5 pm

Show Opening: May 3, 2020 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm 

 Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 3, 10, and 17 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 17 from 4 to 6 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring light snacks. 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. Light snacks could be cookies or cheese & crackers, or chips & salsa, and a punch or lemonade or something similar. 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!                              …Submitted Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2020

MAY 2020 WORKSHOP WITH MISUK GOLTZ

May 4-6, 2020, Fairborn Art Association will welcome Misuk Goltz back to teach a 3-day watercolor workshop.  Misuk has won many awards for her watercolor paintings and is an outstanding teacher. For beginners to more advanced. Misuk has planned a fabulous, informative workshop.

This workshop will be at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from 9:30-4 with an hour for lunch. The cost will be $200 member or $225 non-member, including a $40 nonrefundable deposit which will hold your place for the workshop. Because Misuk has so many followers, get your deposit in soon. Send it to Pat Dunker, 30 InnisbrTook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Pat at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email [email protected] .

This workshop is currently filled up and has a waiting list. See news below about the new workshop Misuk is offering.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  Misuk Goltz Registration

GOOD NEWS ABOUT MISUK GOLTZ WORKSHOP

Misuk Goltz’s 3-day Journaling workshop is full but the GOOD NEWS is that she has graciously agreed to teach a 2-day Portraiture class on the 2 days following the Journaling class – May 7 and 8. The class will cost $140 for the 2 days and the supply list, if you need to bring anything special, will be in next month’s newsletter.

If anyone who is registered in the journaling class wishes to switch to the Portraiture Class, let Pat Dunker know ASAP and your deposit will be transferred to the new class, but only until the class is full. If you wish to take both classes, that is also possible but the people on the “waiting list” will be the first members of the new class if they wish. A registration form for this workshop is available on our website at www.fairbornart.org.                                             …Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  MISUK GOLZ Registration-Portraiture

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS FOR 2020
March 3, 2020 Kate Santucci, Encaustic
April 7, 2020 Louise Jacckson, Watercolor
May 5, 2020 Misuk Goltz, and Workshop

June 2, 2020 Social
July 7, 2020 No meeting
August 4, 2020 No meeting
September 1, 2020 Amy Kollar Anderson, Mixed Media
October 6, 2020  Bruce Neville, and Workshop
November 3, 2020 Tim Langenderfer, Drawing
December 1, 2020 Christmas Party

PAINT WITH YUKI HALL IN SPAIN

Yuki Hall will be conducting a workshop titled “Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain” from May 11 to May 21, 2020.  The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Girona and Costa Brava, Spain with abundant excursions with private tour guides and private transportations.  For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected], (937) 679-2464.  All level of painters and non-painting companions are also welcome. Workshop brochure and enrollment form are available in the Gallery and are attached.

Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain[1160]

Painting & Sketching the spirit of Spain Enrollment form[1161]

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES 2020

Brochure and other information are available on our is attached. Paint this winter!

Attachment:  Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

Attachment:  OHGC flyer with gardener addresses

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

The following members signed up to bring refreshments for the March meeting: Cheryl Miracle, Fran Watson, Jason Williams, Carol Edsel, Cass Barth, Carol Collett, Lucy Burns, Ed and Marty Vance, Nyeon Ju Woo, Clarice Moore, and Evvie Moore. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 23, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532

 

February 2020 Newsletter

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Greetings,

As I write this in mid-January, we have experienced the mildest winter I can remember (I’m not complaining!). I keep wondering what this foretells for February and March. This prompts me to remind you that if we have bad winter weather on a meeting day, we follow Fairborn school closings. If they are closed, so are we. We will try to reschedule for the following week, and will communicate that by e-mail and by posting on our Facebook page.

Our February speaker is our own Yuki Hall. She will be talking about sketching during her recent trip to Europe. She is always a very dynamic and popular speaker, so it should be an exciting program.

For those who enjoyed the Christmas decorations at our holiday party, please thank the Thursday painting group who decorated, and the Friday painting group who carefully packed them away for next year.

If you enjoy painting and sharing with other members, please remember we have the Thursday group which focuses on watercolor and the Friday group which is open to a variety of media, and we have recently added a group on Wednesday which paints “en plein air” during the warmer months and paints inside the gallery in the winter months. To get more information about the groups, contact Carol Collett at [email protected] for Wednesday, Connie Gifford at [email protected] for Thursday, and Billie Dickson at [email protected] for Friday. The cost is $1 per visit and the group sharing is priceless.

Please welcome Debbie Cosenza, who has agreed to be our Meeting Greeter going forward.

I’ve been made aware of several members who have had a variety of health problems since we last met. Please look out for each other and let us know if we can help these folks out. Some are still ill and others are healing and others have family members who are ill, but I know Warren Brown, Shirlee Bauer, Lois Kuck, Connie Weber, Anita Wilson, Jackie Albright, and Sheryl Scott would all appreciate a card or an email of encouragement and comfort. Please let someone on our Board know if others need us to reach out. I’m going to try to include a list in each newsletter going forward.

We are very sorry to report that Maggie Vance lost her battle with cancer this weekend. Information for arrangements should be available Tuesday or Wednesday. Our condolences to her family and friends.

Billie Dickson
President

FEBRUARY SPEAKER—YUKI HALL
The Fairborn Art Association (FAA) is hosting a demonstration with artist Ms. Yuki Hall Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7 pm at  its regular monthly meeting. Yuki Hall is an award winning watercolor artist known for her loose style and impressionistic approach to working with the medium. After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering, she had a career as an engineer in the automotive industry until 2006, when she decided to leave the workforce and start an artistic journey. Yuki’s journey with watercolor painting started when she took a beginner’s watercolor class at a local art center in 2006. She then further studied the medium with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists such as David Taylor, Eric Wiegardt, and Alvaro Castagnet.

Yuki is a signature member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Ohio Watercolor Society and Whiskey Painters of America. In addition to having won numerous awards including eight Best of Show awards from regional juried art/watercolor exhibitions, Yuki’s work has been accepted into various prestigious national & international level watercolor juried competitions including the National Watercolor Society, Annual Member’s Exhibition, San Pedro, CA, 2018, National Juried Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Kenosha, WI (2014, 2017 & 2019), and the Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition, Brea, CA (2014), where she won the Founders Award. Her works also have been published by highly competitive national art/watercolor publications: three consecutive years (April 2014, April 2015 & April 2016 issues) in Watercolor Artist Magazine Watermedia Showcase Winners; and The Best of Watercolor “Splash 16” – Exploring Texture (June 2015) and “Splash 20” – Creative Composition (July 2019) both from North Light Books.

Yuki is also an avid teacher and she teaches watercolor painting workshops both nationally and internationally. She lives in Beavercreek, OH with her husband and two daughters.

A complete biography for Yuki Hall is attached.

…Submitted by James Gifford

Attachment:  Yuki Hall Bio

MAY 2020 WORKSHOP WITH MISUK GOLTZ
May 4-6, 2020, Fairborn Art Association will welcome Misuk Goltz back to teach a 3-day watercolor workshop. Misuk has won many awards for her watercolor paintings and is an outstanding teacher. For beginners to more advanced. Misuk has planned a fabulous, informative workshop.

This workshop will be at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from 9:30-4 with an hour for lunch. The cost will be $200 member or $225 non-member, including a $40 nonrefundable deposit which will hold your place for the workshop. Because Misuk has so many followers, get your deposit in soon. Send it to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Pat at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email [email protected] .

This workshop is currently filled up and has a waiting list. See news below about the new workshop Misuk is offering.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

GOOD NEWS ABOUT MISUK GOLTZ WORKSHOP
Misuk Goltz’s 3-day Journaling workshop is full but the GOOD NEWS is that she has graciously agreed to teach a 2-day Portraiture Workshop on the 2 days following the Journaling Workshop – May 7 and 8. The Workshop will cost $140 for the 2 days and the supply list, if you need to bring anything special, will be in next month’s newsletter.

If anyone who is registered in the Journaling Workshop wishes to switch to the Portraiture Workshop, let Pat Dunker know ASAP and your deposit will be transferred to the new Workshop, but only until the Workshop is full. If you wish to take both workshops, that is also possible but the people on the “waiting list” will be the first members of the new workshop if they wish. A registration form for this Workshop is attached.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attached:  MISUK GOLZ Registration-Portraiture

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS FOR 2020
February 4, 2020 Yuki Hall, European Trip, Sketching
March 3, 2020 Kate Santucci, Encaustic
April 7, 2020 Donna Schwarz, Colored Pencil
May 5, 2020 Misuk Goltz, and Workshop
June 2, 2020 Social
July 7, 2020 No meeting
August 4, 2020 No meeting
September 1, 2020 Amy Kollar Anderson, Mixed Media
October 6, 2020 Bruce Neville, and Workshop
November 3, 2020 Tim Langenderfer, Drawing
December 1, 2020 Christmas Party

PAINT WITH YUKI HALL IN SPAIN
Yuki Hall will be conducting a workshop titled “Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain” from May 11 to May 21, 2020. The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Girona and Costa Brava, Spain with abundant excursions with private tour guides and private transportations. For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected], (937) 679-2464. All level of painters and non-painting companions are also welcome. Workshop brochure and enrollment form are attached.

Attachment:  Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain[1160]
Attachment:  Painting & Sketching the spirit of Spain Enrollment form[1161]

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES 2020
Brochure and other information are attached. Paint this winter!

Attachment:  Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

REMINDERS

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
The following members signed up to bring refreshments for the February meeting: Barbara Arnold, Jim and Margaret Brooks, Esther Wilson, Esther MLone, Evelyn LaMers, Sue Seitz, Clarice Moore, Evvie Moore. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 17, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

December 2019 Newsletter

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 Holiday Greetings!

FAA is kicking off the season with our 2019 Holiday Party. We meet at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 3. Please bring a refreshment to share, and if you wish to participate in our gift exchange, please bring a small seasonal item ($10 – $15), wrapped but with no names on it. We will have some fun with it for sure.

Please be sure to like our new beautiful Facebook page (the colorful one) and if you have already liked or followed our old page please unlike or unfollow that one so we can discard it. FB search Fairborn Art Association.

We will take a short winter break in January, but we will be back to our regular meeting schedule in February, 2020. Our speaker will be the ever-popular Yuki Hall and she will talk about her recent European painting trip and sketching. Meeting is Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm.

Now that winter weather is upon us, please remember if Fairborn schools are closed due to weather, we will not meet that night. If weather worsens during the day, we will attempt to send an e-mail blast out to you. Of course, we want everyone to be safe, so if the meeting has not been officially cancelled but you are not comfortable driving, then please stay home.

Cheap Joe (Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff) says, “When we paint to create a masterpiece, we set ourselves up for failure. So instead, set out to have fun and enjoy the journey.  Then you’ve set yourself up for success.”

Billie Dickson

President

FEATUREDED SPEAKERS

FEBRUARY 2020 – Yuki Hall, European trip, sketching

MARCH 2020 – Kate Santucci, encaustic art

APRIL 2020 – Donna Schwartz, colored pencil

MAY 2020 WORKSHOP WITH MISUK GOLTZ

May 4-7, 2020, Fairborn Art Association will welcome Misuk Goltz back to teach a 4-day watercolor workshop.  Misuk has won many awards for her watercolor paintings and is an outstanding teacher. For beginners to more advanced. Misuk has planned a fabulous, informative workshop.

Watercolor Painting for Art Journaling

Your Travels in Sketches and Paintings

with Misuk Goltz

May 4 – 6, 2020

Why Journaling?  Your journal can become a sanctuary where you contemplate, reflect or resolve matters in your life; it’s just like keeping a diary.  Or simply giving you the pleasure of recording the moments in your life you want to remember. If you are an artist, you already have the tools you need to create imaginative journal pages.  Moreover, journaling will allow you to grow your skills as an observer, creator, and painter.  For watercolor painters who want to bring their work to a different level, come and learn different painting methods and practice them with guidance and feedback from the instructor.

Workshop Agenda:

Introduction to Journaling

Brainstorm: “What do I want my journal to be?”  Medium to practice sketching and painting?   Keepsake? Diary?  Travelogue?

Page Design Exercise: Play with different formats: horizontal, vertical, square or your own creation

Journaling Exercise: Demos on painting/sketching (people, landscapes, urban scenes, animals) showing methods and strategies to construct journal pages

Start your journal! Start your painting

Individual discussion (5 minutes for each participant) on each one’s progress

Informal showing of student journals to share ideas

Book Binding: Make your own journal book

This workshop will be at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from 9:30-4 with an hour for lunch. The cost will be $200 member or $225 non-member, including a $40 nonrefundable deposit which will hold your place for the workshop. Because Misuk has so many followers, get your deposit in soon. Send it to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Pat at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email [email protected] .

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: Misuk Goltz 2020 May FAA Workshop Agenda

Attachment: Misuk Goltz Registration

OIL PAINTING STUDY GROUP WITH SHIRLEY DeLAET

Thursdays, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, December 12 – January 23, with a skip date of December 26. Shirley is currently working on the Winter Schedule. The Winter Schedule begins in February, 2020 and will be available once it is approved and booked at the Hayner Center in Troy, Ohio.                                                                   …Submitted by Shirley DeLaet

Attachment: Oil Painter’s Study Group_FAA[1393]

ONLINE WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH LOUISE JACKSON

You can now paint along with Louise Jackson while in your pajamas. There’s no need to travel to take a class because you can now watch video lessons online. Louise has taken her 50 years of teaching experience and created a library of amazing painting lessons that you can view from your computer, television, or tablet. You can  paint on your own schedule in your home, re-watching the video and fast forwarding and rewinding as needed. Check out the free tutorial video on Painting Waterdrops on Louise’s website. Learn more at https://louisejacksonpaintingclasses.com .

GIFFORD AND HARRIS EXHIBIT

Connie and Jim Gifford along with their daughter and son-in-law, Brandi Harris and Brock Harris, and introducing their daughter, Raven Harris, will have artwork (watercolor, acrylic, and photography) on display in Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center Hallway Art Gallery from November 1, to December 15, 2019. Lathrem is located at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering.  Hours Monday-Thursday 8-8, Friday 8-5, Saturday 9-12 noon and Sunday 12:30-4:30.  Phone 937-296-2480.                                                                                                                                                 …Submitted by Jim Gifford

HERTZLER HOUSE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

It’s time to get into the Holiday Spirit Sunday, December 1 at the annual Holiday Open House at the 1854 Hertzler House in George Rogers Clark Park from 1–3 pm. The Christmas Tree, a tradition brought to the US from German immigrants, is featured. Guests are encouraged to count all the trees and win a sweet treat. Savory and sweet refreshments are served in the dining room and Leslie Arendt and sisters will be playing holiday music in the parlor. The event is free but donations are appreciated.                                                                                     …Submitted by Barb Arnold 937-864-1046

WESTERN OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 2019 JURIED MEMBERS SHOW (CORRECTION)

Judy Betts was the juror for the WOWS show that included a total of 20 artists. “Judi took 3 to 3.5 hours judging”. In addition to the four main Excellent awards, Ms. Betts gave five honorable mentions. Some of our FAA members received awards. Award of Excellence in Watercolor: Elizabeth Martin, Rose Schultz. Honorable Mention: Shirlee Bauer, Patricia Dunker, Connie Gifford, Mary Jo White, Linnae Wilson.

PAINT WITH YUKI HALL IN SPAIN

Yuki Hall will be conducting a workshop titled “Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain” from May 11 to May 21, 2020.  The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Girona and Costa Brava, Spain with abundant excursions with private tour guides and private transportations.  For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected], (937) 679-2464.  All level of painters and non-painting companions are also welcome. Workshop brochure and enrollment form are available in the Gallery and on our website at www.fairbornart.org.

Attachment: Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain[1160]

Attachment: Painting & Sketching the spirit of Spain Enrollment form[1161]

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES 2020

Brochure and other information are available on our website at www.fairbornart.org. Paint this winter!

Attachment: Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

REMINDERS

Everyone please bring your favorite holiday refreshment to our Holiday Celebration at our meeting on 3 December at 7 pm.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 20, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie at 937-233-7532.

 

November 2019 Newsletter

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Happy Halloween,

Hope you all are getting your goodies in for all your neighborhood kids (and haven’t eaten them yourselves already). Halloween seems to kick off the holiday season each year. How fun!

Wanted to make you aware of a benefit of membership we have not promoted lately. YOU can have a show in the Gallery at no charge. It can be a one-person member show or a group show (all must be members in a group show), and it can be for two weeks or up to a month. You are responsible for hanging, having the gallery open for visitors, promoting the show, refreshments, etc. You keep all the proceeds from your sales. To get further information and inquire about available dates, please contact our Gallery Coordinator, Lori Luckner. The more shows we have, the more people are exposed to what a wonderful little Gallery we have.

Reminder that our December meeting is our Holiday Party. There will be no speaker, but there will be lots of fun. Everyone brings refreshments that night so start planning.

Our November speaker is pastel artist Kathryn Smithson. Meeting is November 5, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Joe Miller, aka Cheap Joe, says, “Don’t paint things the way they are, paint them the way you want them to look.”

Billie Dickson

President

NOVEMBER SPEAKER—KATHRYN SMITHSON

Pastel artist, Kathryn Smithson, will be the featured demonstration artist at the November 5 monthly meeting. The public is invited to attend. Smithson, who is from Columbus, Ohio, started drawing in high school using graphite. She was coached by her mother, also an artist, and switched to colored pencil and pastels in 2003. Currently Smithson prefers pastels and has painted many beautiful paintings of birds, pets, various other animals, landscapes, and flowers. Examples of her art may be viewed at: http://www.kathrynsart.50megs.com/ . Smithson is treasurer of the Westerville Art League, and served as its president in 2007-2008. She is also a member of the Ohio Pastel Artists League (OPAL) and is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville. Her artwork currently hangs in Gallery 202 in Westerville, Ohio, and Serindip Gallery in Powell, Ohio.

Anne Paris, PhD, author of Standing at Water’s Edge: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion, said, “Kathryn’s paintings capture the spirit of whatever she is portraying–whether it be a bird, or chimpanzee, or flower, her use of color and form carry the presence onto the page and into your heart.” Smithson has received several awards for her artwork, including Best of Show in Westerville Art League Spring show; three first-place awards at The Ohio State University College of Medicine shows; a first place, a second place, and four honorable mentions in Westerville Art League Spring shows.                                                      …Submitted by Jim Gifford, Publicity Chair

FEATURED SPEAKERS

MARCH 2020 – Kate Santucci, encaustic art

FEBRUARY 2020 – Yuki Hall, European trip, sketching

APRIL 2020 – Donna Schwartz, colored pencil

MAY 2020 WORKSHOP WITH MISUK GOLTZ

June 4-7, 2020, Fairborn Art Association will welcome Misuk Goltz back to teach a 4-day watercolor workshop. Misuk has won many awards for her watercolor paintings and is an outstanding teacher. For beginners to more advanced. Not all the details have been received, but it promises to be a fabulous, informative workshop. This workshop will be at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from 9:30-4 with an hour for lunch. The cost will tentatively be $225 or $250 including a $40 nonrefundable deposit which will hold your place for the workshop. Because Misuk has so many followers, get your deposit in soon. Send it to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385.

A NOTE FROM JANE TRAME

Thank you to all my friends at Fairborn Art Association for their expressions of sympathy and visitation in the loss of my husband, Jim, the love of my life and my hero. I really appreciated your kindness and caring. Sincerely, Jane Trame

GIFFORD AND HARRIS EXHIBIT

Connie and Jim Gifford along with their daughter and son-in-law, Brandi Harris and Brock Harris, and introducing their daughter, Raven Harris, will have artwork (watercolor, acrylic, and photography) on display in Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center Hallway Art Gallery from November 1 to December 15, 2019. Lathrem is located at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering. Hours Monday-Thursday 8-8, Friday 8-5, Saturday 9-12 noon and Sunday 12:30-4:30. Phone 937-296-2480.                                                                                                                                                                         …Submitted by Jim Gifford

HERTZLER HOUSE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

It’s time to get into the Holiday Spirit Sunday, December 1 at the annual Holiday Open House at the 1854 Hertzler House in George Rogers Clark Park from 1–3 pm. The Christmas Tree, a tradition brought to the US from German immigrants, is featured. Guests are encouraged to count all the trees and win a sweet treat. Savory and sweet refreshments are served in the dining room and Leslie Arendt and sisters will be playing holiday music in the parlor. The event is free but donations are appreciated.                                                                                                        …Submitted by Barb Arnold 937-864-1046

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 2019 JURIED MEMBERS SHOW

Judy Betts was the juror for the show that included a total of 20 artists. “Judi took 3 to 3.5 hours judging”. In addition to the four main Excellent awards, Ms. Betts gave five honorable mentions. Some of our FAA members received awards. Award of Excellence in Watercolor: Elizabeth Martin, Rose Schultz. Honorable Mention: Shirlee Bauer, Patricia Dunker, Connie Gifford, Mary Jo White, Linnae Wilson.                                                                                     …Submitted by Connie Gifford

PAINT WITH YUKI HALL IN SPAIN

Yuki Hall will be conducting a workshop titled “Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain” from May 11 to May 21, 2020. The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Girona and Costa Brava, Spain with abundant excursions with private tour guides and private transportations. For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected], (937) 679-2464. All level of painters and non-painting companions are also welcome.

Attachment: Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain[1160]

Attachment: Painting & Sketching the spirit of Spain Enrollment form[1161]

B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPES2020 JURIED ART COMPETITION

Go to the Activities tab on our website for the Landscapes2020 brochure and the addresses of Fairborn Garden Club homeowners who will welcome artists to their garden. …Submitted by Pat Higgins, Volunteer, B-W Greenway

Attachment: Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

Attachment: OHGC flyer with gardener addresses

PAINTING WITH LOUISE JACKSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

OIL PAINTING STUDY GROUP WITH SHIRLEY DeLAET

This is a hands on painting group for intermediate to advanced oil painters who wish to join with other artists in a creative atmosphere at the Troy-Hayner Center in Troy, Ohio. A first session is scheduled for Thursdays, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, December 12 – January 23, with a skip date of December 26.

Attachment: Oil Painter’s Study Group_FAA[1393]

REMINDERS

The following members signed up to bring refreshments for the November meeting: Linda Brandenburg, April Coppess, Yuki Hall, Kenny Moore, Carol Williams, Lucy Burns, Louise Jackson, Shirlee Bauer, Nyeon Woo, Ruth Fulmer, Evvie Moore, Clarice Moore. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:00 pm. Everyone who wants to participate in the gift exchange should bring a gift. And everyone will bring refreshments. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 18, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected]om or call Jackie at 937-233-7532.

October 2019 Newsletter

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 Hello All,

With September nearly over it is time to look forward to painting those beautiful fall colors and those long shadows created by the sun as our Earth slowly turns away and prepares for winter.

The vote to revise our Constitution and By-Laws passed at the September meeting. Please ask a Board member if you would like to see them.

We’ve had several volunteers come forward to work on making the Library more accessible.  Already they have cleared out more shelf space for the new books that have come in and are working on cataloging and making the books available for members.  Please remember, you MUST check out the book and put the card in the card box.  There is no set return date but please keep in mind that newer books will want to be read by more people, so return them as soon as you have finished with them.  Place returns in the appropriate box and we will take care of the reshelving.  Thanks to Carole Collett, Lucy Burns and Barb Olekas for working on this project!

Reminder that the Brush Before Brain Event with Mike Elsass is on Tuesday, September 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mike’s Front Street Gallery.  Cost is $60 and you must preregister.  Contact Fran Watson to get the registration link.

There are a few spaces left in the Judi Betts workshop October 1 through 4.  Judi is a fantastic artist and a wonderful and friendly instructor.  She was invited back by popular demand, so register now to make sure you get in.  Look on our website for a registration link, or contact Pat Dunker.

Judi Betts is our speaker for our October 1 meeting.  She will do a demo for us in watercolor.  Judi is a signature member of several national art organizations, including the prestigious American Watercolor Society.

The art on the wall for October is the fall show of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society.  This is the first time FAA has shown the work of another art organization.  We agreed to sponsor the show, and the timing is a perfect tie in with our watercolor demo for our meeting.

Meeting starts at 7 p.m.  Board meeting begins at 6 p.m.  As always, members are welcome to attend the Board meeting.  Contact me before September 24 if there is something you would like to see on the agenda.

Billie Dickson

President

JUDI BETTS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Our Fall workshop with Judi Betts as our featured instructor. Judi Betts AWS, NWS has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions. Paintings by Judi appear on national TV, wine labels (5 International Awards in label competition), CDs, DVDs and in over 35 books. Judi is the author of the award winning books WATERCOLOR…Let’s Think About It! (5th printing) and PAINTING…a QUEST toward XTRAORD!NARY (5 awards) and is also a contributor to many prominent art magazines. Over her career, she has been juror/judge for over 150 national/international and regional competitions. In 2009, she served on the Awards Jury for the American Watercolor Society’s 142nd International Competition. More than 425 workshops have been presented by Judi; and she has given invitational sessions for watercolor societies in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Canada. A more extensive biography for Judi is attached. Judi Betts Workshop presented by the FAA October 1-4, 2019, 9:30-4:00 pm, located in the Gallery in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N Central Ave. Fairborn, Oh 45434. To Register: Please send a non refundable deposit of $40 along with the following form to:

Pat Dunker

30 Innisbrook Close

Xenia, Ohio 45385

Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by 9/14/19. After that date, tuition is non-refundable. For questions; Call Pat Dunker 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798 or email [email protected].

Attachment: Judi Betts Biography

Attachment: JUDI BETTS Registration

Attachment: Judi Betts Supply List

FEATUREDED SPEAKERS

NOVEMBER – Kathryn Smithson, pastel

MARCH 2020-Suzanne Accetta, watercolor

FEBRUARY 2020 – Yuki Hall, European trip, sketching

APRIL 2020 – Donna Schwartz, colored pencil

WEEKEND RETREAT WITH ROSIE HUART
Rosie Huart is offering her “Connecting Art & Spirit Retreat Weekend,” October 3-6, 2019, at the Maria Stein Spiritual Center in Maria Stein, Ohio. The cost for the weekend is $375. Take time to renew yourself with a creative retreat designed to implement expressive ways of encountering your soul’s journey through art. be a time to nourish one’s body, mind and spirit through art, prayer and intention. The retreat begins Thursday evening with arrival time at 6:30 PM and ends by noon Sunday. You do not need to be an artist to participate. A basic supply list will be provided after registration. $150 is due August 20, 2019 Send check to: Rosie Huart, 4876 Harlou Dr., Dayton, OH 45432. Remaining balance of $225.00 is due September 20, 2019.

 NITA LELAND BOOKS

Surprise! Here’s an early announcement that we are downsizing, but don’t say goodbye yet. It may take a couple of years, but I am sorting my art book collection that I have cherished and selling many of my books at bargain prices. I am making this first announcement of my book sale to FAA members whose friendship and workshops I have appreciated for so many years. I am inviting FAA members and friends to visit my studio in small groups (near the Dayton Mall) to make their selections. The links to my invitation and the entire book list for you to examine are available in the Gallery and are attached.                                                                                                                                     …Submitted by Nita Leland

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL

The 27th Annual Fine Art Exhibition presented by the Piqua Arts Council is on display from September 6 through September 27. Several of our members have artwork in this show including James and Connie Gifford, Carol Edsall, Shirlee Bauer and Clarice Moore. The show at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 North Main Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356, is open weekdays from 10:30-5:00, Saturdays from 10:30-4:00

LATHRAM CENTER EXHIBITION

Linda Keller and Fran Watson will have art work on display in the Hallway Art Gallery from October 13-31, 2019, at the City of Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering.  Hours Mon-Thur 8-8, Fri 8-5, Saturday 9-12 noon and Sunday 12:30-4:30.  Phone 937-296-2480.

AREA ART EXHIBITION 2019

Middletown Arts Center presents the annual Area Art Exhibition 2019, September 13 – October 17. Bonnie Kuntz was awarded Second Place for Mixed Media for “The Midnight Run.” The Middletown Art Center is located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH  45042

YUKI HALL WINS AWARD

Yuki Hall’s paining “ Charleston Rain” won the Fourth Place Award in this year’s Watermedia Showcase competition by Watercolor Artist magazine, and it will be published in March/April 2020 issue.

PAINT WITH YUKI HALL IN SPAIN

Yuki Hall will be conducting a workshop titled “Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain” from May 11 to May 21, 2020.  The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Girona and Costa Brava, Spain with abundant excursions with private tour guides and private transportations.  For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected], (937) 679-2464.  All level of painters and non-painting companions are also welcome. Workshop brochure and enrollment form are available in the Gallery and are attached.

Attachment: Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain[1160]

Attachment: Painting & Sketching the spirit of Spain Enrollment form[1161]

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

The following members signed up to bring refreshments for the October meeting:  Barbara Olekas, Terri Caprio, Carole Janning, Shirley Harbaugh, Jason Williams, Connie Weber, Linda Keller, Cheryl Miracle, Clarice Moore, Evvie Moore. Thank you for volunteering.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 21, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.