Dear Members and Patrons,

Welcome to the New Year of Fairborn Art Association. As your new president, it is a pleasure to serve you. I look forward to a great year as this organization is one of the very best and with the help of a wonderful Board, my job will be easier. I hope we can help inspire each of you to create lots of art.  FAA is the friendliest art organization in the area and we hope to keep it that way. I would like to thank Sue Brezine for leading the group these last 3 years. We will be losing Jane Trame but hopefully she will be back to visit us whenever she is in the area. We will miss her greatly. With everybody’s help we will have a fantastic year. Our next meeting is September 2 at 7 pm; the Board will meet at 6 pm.

Sandy Kinnamon



Begin our new year with a special preview of the “Not Your Pretty Portrait Show,”  an exhibit of unusual portraits, self-portraits, and caricatures, in the Gallery during the month of September.  Join FAA member and non-member exhibiting artists for an open discussion of their two- and three-dimensional portraits that are done in their own unique styles.


The 33rd annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival was held on August 16 and 17 at Fairborn Community Park. The Festival is co-sponsored by the FAA and the Fairborn Lions Club. The Festival was well attended this year, in spite of showers on Saturday afternoon. Heater of the Dayton Dragons made an appearance, as well as Bonez of the Dayton Demonz Hockey team and Rowdy Raider from Wright State University. Good food, entertainment, and a good time was had by all. The Festival Committee would like to thank all FAA members who worked at the Festival this year; at the Information Booth, at the Watermelon Booth, at the Art Tent, at the Vendor Gate, and with the Field Marking. It is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! For new members, the Festival pays the rent for our Gallery and enables FAA to award scholarships to high school graduates who plan to study art in college. Encouraging art education is one of our organization’s goals.                                                           …..Submitted by Robert Beireis

We had rain at the Festival Saturday afternoon, which scared a few attendees away, unfortunately. So we didn’t sell as many watermelons this year as last year, but we still made a good profit. The Watermelon Booth made a profit of $2106.58; thanks to the many, many wonderful workers who worked well in teams.

…..Submitted by Jane Trame


For those of you who missed the Life & Arts front-page article in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday August 17, the Fairborn Art Association contributed to funding for a new exhibition being developed by Dayton History. “The Art of Manufacturing:  Exploring Dayton’s Inventive History through the Eyes of Artists” will become a permanent exhibition at Carillon Park, according to Dayton History’s president and CEO Brady Kress. The idea was  “…to make a whole exhibit … of artists who were part of Dayton’s Manufacturing history …” The Park stipulated that those artists chosen had to have had a direct connection to local manufacturers and had to be deceased. The article was accompanied by a photograph of Dayton History Director of Collections Mary Oliver holding a painting by our former member, the late Gerald Page (although not credited to him). Also in the picture are two FAA members, Marilyn Hart and David Smith, who were instrumental in initiating the project and brought in Gerald’s daughter, Dawn Knorr to help raise funds. Gerald’s two daughters, Dawn Knorr and ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Diane Giaratiano, approached us seeking help with funding the exhibit—the committee needed $25,000 to mount and promote the new exhibit. Fairborn Art Association kicked off the funding by pledging $5000. Quoting Dayton artist David Smith, “Creativity is something that has long been in the air we breathe in Dayton, Ohio. This new exhibit will help visitors gain insight into a part of our history that has largely been forgotten.” A tentative list of artists to be featured includes Richard Black, Otto Fiedler, Harry Gadbury, Bob Koepnick, Homer Hacker, Reginald Litten, Lloyd Ostendorf, Gerald Page, Alois Segerer, Coby Whitmore, Emerick Malagorski, Kathleen Patterson. Fund donors will be recognized with a plaque as part of the exhibit. The complete article will be available at the FAA Gallery.


The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring this 4-day watercolor workshop with Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, October 6 to October 9, 2014 (Monday through Thursday) from 9 am to 4 pm daily. This workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located at the rear of the Fairborn Senior Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn OH. In this workshop, Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach to working with the medium. With series of exercises, you will quickly gain confidence in approaching the floral, portrait, and figure in a more spontaneous and expressive way. The workshop materials will include demonstrations, class instruction, individual assistance, and “show and tell” session. All levels are welcome. Janet Rogers is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, as well as the Florida Watercolor Society. She is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe.  She has produced four instructional DVDS, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits,” “Expressive Watercolor Florals,” “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures,” and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor.”  She has been featured in the book The One-Hour Watercolorist, by Patrick Seslar (North Light Books), and was also featured in the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist Magazine. You can learn more about Janet, by visiting her website at .  The cost for this workshop is $260 for a FAA member, $280 for a non-member. To register, send non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to:  Yuki Hall  4136 Fox Fern Ct., Beavercreek, OH 45432.  Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by August 15, 2014. For any questions about this workshop, please contact Yuki at 937-426-7229, [email protected] . The registration form is attached and is available at the Gallery.

Attachment:  Janet Rogers workshop registration form


It’s not too soon to think Christmas. So I hope that you are getting ready for the FAA Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show. Robert and I will be sending around the sign-up sheets in October. Also, because Robert is working more hours now, I’m looking for someone who would like to work with and learn what we do, as a back-up person and maybe take over for me as needed. Ideally, this should be someone who lives near the gallery. We live in Springfield and it is sometimes hard to get there quickly.

I’m also looking ahead to next year because time has a way of getting away from us. I’m looking for FAA Members who would like to be a Featured Artist of the month in our Members Gallery; February and April 2015 are both available. This is a chance for you as a member to have your own show within the rules of  the FAA.                                                                …..Submitted by gayle Beireis


Flyers/Registration Forms for the following classes are attached and are available in the Gallery.

 Yuki Hall Watercolor Class

Yuki Hall will be offering her fall watercolor class, “Watercolor Simplified,” starting on Monday, September 8 and continuing for 8 sessions through November 3, 9:30–12:30 (class will not meet on September 6). Classes will be held in the FAA Gallery, located at the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio. In this class, she will be concentrating on how to simplify various subject matter, including landscapes, cityscapes, waterscapes, interior scenes, as well as some floral. Above all, the most important goal is to have fun with watercolor!  The cost for this 8-week class is $95.  To register, please send the payment and the registration form to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct., Beavercreek, OH 45432.  For any questions regarding this class, call or e-mail Yuki at 937-426-7229, [email protected]  or .

Attachment:  Watercolor Simplified II Yuki Hall 2014

Colored Pencil/Pen & Ink with Tom Kinarney

Need a change of pace? Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use and dramatic, beautiful results. This 8-week session at the FAA gallery begins Tuesday, September 23 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Cost is $70 for the session. Tom also has classes Wednesday mornings and Thursday nights at Rosewood Art Center in Kettering, and Friday mornings in Vandalia. If interested in any of these, you may contact him at 236-1959 or at [email protected] .

Sandy Kinnamon Watercolor Class

Sandy Kinnamon will be teaching an 8-week watercolor class starting on Wednesday September 17 to November 12 (no class on October 8). The class will be from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. It will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery located at the rear of Fairborn Senior Apartment building, 221 N. Central Ave,

Fairborn, Ohio. The cost of the 8-week class is $95. If you have any questions, please call Sandy at 937-543-9990 or visit her website at to view more of her watercolors. To register for Sandy’s class, please send a check and the registration form to Sandy Kinnamon, 3928 New York Drive, Enon, OH 45323.

Attachment:  Sandy Kinnamon Fall 2014 Classes

Watercolor Portrait/Figure Painting with Misuk Goltz

An 8-week class concentrating on portrait/figure painting will run from September 4thru October 30 (no class on October 9).  The class will meet on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Gallery, 221 North Central Ave, Fairborn.  We will paint four samples in different categories of references; children, young, old, and a self-portrait. Each week, class will take on a new project to complete using your references or Misuk’s demo references. We will focus on how to complete a portrait/figure painting to produce a likeness and portray the essence of the person in a painterly manner. The tuition for the class is $95 for 8 weeks including the gallery fee. Please send your registration to Misuk Goltz, 2489 Sherbourne Way, Xenia, OH 45385, 937-352-6711, [email protected] .

Attachment:  Misuk 2014 Sept-Oct FAA class registration


Lynda Pauley is now taking registrations for her final classes for 2014. She has scheduled an 8-week class at the Springfield Museum of Art and a 10-week class at her studio (with no classes in December). To register for Fall Classes & Workshops at Springfield Museum of Art:  To register for classes at Lynda’s studio call or email her at 937-568-9170 or [email protected] .


Misuk Goltz and Yuki Hall were among six Dayton area artists juried in for the Cincinnati Art Club’s ViewPoint 46 art show. Others from Dayton were Leonard Williams, Connie Hanselman, James Noyes, and Sharon Stolzenberger. There were over 400 entries, and only 83 paintings, 2 sculptures, and one stained glass work were selected. The exhibit will be held September 13–25 at Art Design Consultants, 310 Culvert Street, 5th Floor, Cincinnati. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, September 13, 5–8 pm.

The Miamisburg Art Guild annual show generously gave me the best of show award for “Raconteur from Yellow Springs”  and the third place for “ Café Botega Louie, LA” in watermedia category.    …..Submitted by Misuk Goltz

Yuki Hall had her painting “Commuters in Detroit” accepted into 38th National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor Society of America.  The painting was exhibited at the Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, WI during the months of May through July.


The Western Ohio Watercolor Society presents the Bruce Allan Neville, OWS, workshop, “Creating Mood and Visual Language in Painting Watercolor,” October 14, 15, 16, 2014. The workshop will be held at The Vineyard Church, 4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a one hour lunch break. Direct questions to Betty Derrer at: or 330-714-5644 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


A call for entries for the X*ACT Gallery’s second annual Scenes of Xenia art competition is underway and open through Saturday, August 30 at 6 pm. The gallery, located inside X*ACT at 45 E. Second Street in Xenia, opened in May of 2013. The juried competition invites artists in all genres to submit artwork inspired by scenes within the city of Xenia or Xenia Township. Entries must be original and created after October 1, 2013. For a $20 non-refundable fee, entrants can submit up to three separate pieces of artwork.  Entries will be entered in one of three categories:  Painting (including oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and pen & ink), Photography (including digital, film, or computer generated), and Alternative (including sculpture, jewelry, mosaics, collage, etc.)  Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each category. The community will vote on their favorite Scenes of Xenia entries at the First Friday event on September 5 to determine the first, second, and third place winners in several categories. Winners will be announced at a Reception and Awards Ceremony at the gallery on September 19. A complete list of guidelines is available at X*ACT or online at More information can be obtained by calling 937-352-0516.


Refreshments for the September meeting will be furnished by the Board of Directors.

Our next meeting will be October 7, 2014. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 22, 2014. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.