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Dear Fellow FAA Members and Friends,

We hope your summer has been wonderful. Summer is such a great time for inspiration. Sometimes we get to see new places and take great photos. With all of the flowers blooming there are many new ideas for painting flowers and beautiful small corners that are colored with flowers. If you like to paint people, festivals are a good source. Hopefully you are inspired with lots of new material to paint.

Our president, Sandy Kinnamon is recovering from double knee surgery. It was done to remove an infection as opposed to typical knee surgery. None the less there is a similar recovery period and she is doing pretty well. Sandy has more to come because she will have to have chemo and radiation for pancreatic cancer. She has a need for our prayers and positive thoughts and energy. She will continue to be part of our FAA community as president and is anxious to be with all of us. Please hold her in your prayers.  Hopefully she will be back with us soon.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at 7 pm. We will have a second-hand art supplies sale before the meeting, so come early. (See article below.) The Board will meet at 6 pm.

In your service,

Louise Jackson,

Vice President


Come early to our September 1st meeting for a chance to buy or sell second-hand art supplies, which will be displayed on the table by the window. The Gallery will open at 6:00 pm for you to bring your art supplies to sell or look over what is available to buy. Please, no artwork to be sold at this time. Each person will price his/her own products and conduct sales. The Fairborn Art Association does not charge a commission, so you keep any money you make on sales.


Misuk Goltz will demonstrate her portrait painting methods and skills in a watercolor demonstration at our September meeting. Misuk grew up in South Korea and studied art history and psychology. She also studied art therapy and mental health counseling at Wright State University. Misuk worked as an outpatient psychiatric counselor at Good Samaritan Hospital until she retired in 2007. She began painting after her retirement and watercolor painting became her passion after her first class with Nita Leland in 2008. Misuk has also studied with many nationally and internationally known artists over the last few years. She enjoys painting different subjects, but she is most inspired when people are her subjects. Each individual is unique and intriguing; capturing their attitude and mood at a particular moment in the way she understands them is a story she likes to create for her painting. Misuk loves teaching and she enjoys the unique learning environment she has with her fellow artists in the current group setting. She has taught at Sinclair Community College, Hithergreen Center, and the Fairborn Art Association, in addition to out-of-town locations. Misuk was awarded signature membership from the Ohio Watercolor Society in 2010 and her painting was juried into the National Watercolor Society members Show in 2013. She has also won numerous awards in various juried shows since 2008. She is now preparing to relocate to California at the end of this year to be close to family. Google “misuk’s gallery” for her website.


The Board members will provide the refreshments for the September meeting and will set up the table before the FAA meeting. We need one or two volunteers to handle our refreshments at each meeting thereafter. You can work together or split the times when you will be responsible. Members attending the meeting usually help out, but we need someone to “Take Charge.” The Board cannot continue to set up the table and serve refreshments. This is usually done at the time the Board is holding their official meeting. If we do not have volunteers to handle refreshments, we will be forced to discontinue having this popular interlude from our meetings. Please someone, come forward.


This watercolor workshop, presented by the Fairborn Art Association, will be Monday through Thursday,  November 2 to 5, 2015, from 9 am to 4 pm daily. The workshop will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn, OH. In this 4-day workshop, participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value, and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed. Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line, and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials. Nationally and internationally recognized artist Mark Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, DF, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Master, and the Watercolor West. Mark has won many major awards in juried exhibitions across the world, including Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Co. Award from American Watercolor Society. He is also an author of Creative Watercolor Workshop, published by North Light Books, and many instructional DVDs by Creative Catalyst Productions, as well as Artists Network Productions. Fees for this workshop are $230 for FAA member; $250 for non-member. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Yuki Hall, 206 E. Holmes St., Urbana, IL 61801. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. The final payment must be made by October 1, 2015. For questions or more information, call or text Yuki at 937-679-2464, or email [email protected].  A flyer with the registration form is attached and is available at the Gallery.

Attachment:  Mark Meheffey workshop registration form II

COLORED PENCIL / PEN & INK with Tom Kinarney
Explore a couple of mediums that might surprise you with their ease of use & dramatic, beautiful results. Experiment with either or both & see how they can be combined with watercolor & other mediums. This 8-week session begins Tues. Sept. 22 from 9:30-12 noon. Cost is $70. Tom also teaches at Rosewood in Kettering & at the Vandalia Senior Ctr. if that location is more convenient. If any questions call Tom at 236-1959.


Sue Sietz and Tom Kinarney are the featured artists in our Gallery for the month of September. Be sure to stop by to see their artwork.

Tom Kinarney won a First Place award at the Miamisburg Art Guild in August, and Misuk Goltz won Best of Show. Congratulations to both.

Yuki Hall has moved to Urbana, II, temporarily due to her husband’s sabbatical to U of IL. She will be there for 10 months and will return to her Beavercreek, home in May, 2016. She will continue to serve as FAA workshop chair until May 2016. She will be returning to Beavercreek in late October to prepare for Mark Mehaffy’s workshop (Nov. 2–5). For any questions about the workshop, please use her new contact info as follows: Yuki Hall, 206 E Holmes St., Urbana, IL 61801, [email protected], 937-426-7229 (home, internet phone), 937-679-2464 (cell & text).

Bob Coates is showing his sculptures along with Marsha Pippenger and her collages at the Bear’s Mill Clark Gallery from August 28 to October 11, 2015. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 28 from 6 to 9 pm, with an Artist’s Talk at 7 pm. On September 26, Marsha Pippenger will hold a papermaking workshop. Register for the workshop by calling 937-548-5112.


Several people have requested information about beginning art classes recently. Most of our classes are taught in such a way that you will receive individual attention, which helps tremendously. But we do not currently offer classes that are strictly classified as beginning. You can check out the class offerings at Studio 14 Gallery & Fine Art Center, located in downtown Tipp City at 115 W. Main Street. They offer several types of beginning art classes for both adults and children. Their website is . Hint: Use Google Chrome for better access to their website. You can also contact Leslie Trimbach at [email protected].


Our next meeting will be our on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 7 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 21, 2015.  Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.