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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Greetings. Fall is just around the corner and already we are having cooler mornings and evenings. Before you know it, September 5th will be here for our first meeting after the summer off. As your new President, I invite you to attend this meeting to get back into the swing of things. The Board will meet at 6 pm and the members’ meeting will begin at 7 pm. Pat Dunker will be the demo artist as well as having her paintings on display in the Gallery. Refreshments will be provided by the Board members.

We have a lot on our plates for this year and we will get through it. If you have anything you would like the Board to discuss, please get it to me by the Friday before the meeting. Call 937-879-3238 or email my wife at [email protected].

Another Sweet Corn Festival behind us and we are already starting to work on next year’s! Thanks to all who helped in any way. Currently we are looking for someone to take over my job. I have written notes on what to do and when and how to do it. It is much easier than it has been in many past years. My wife and I have been involved for over 25 years and it is time someone younger took over. This brings in our money to run the art association. It pays our bills, scholarships, and artists that we bring in during the year. Preliminary figures show how successful this year’s show was:  9,000 ears of cooked corn were sold; 1,550 chicken halves were sold; 106 cases (2,544 bottles) of ICB root beer were sold; our booth – 198 watermelons (approximately 2,000 cups) were sold; kettle corn vendor went through 575 pounds of popcorn; several craft vendors reported 1-1/2 to 2 times the sales from the previous year.  Again, thanks to all who helped in any way.

Loren Red



Pat’s demo will be the use alcohol inks in art. Since Pat became an artist, she has become more “in tune” to the wonder and beauty of all God’s creations.  Although Pat started painting when her husband was in the Air Force, she didn’t pursue it rigorously until she and Kirk started going to Florida for the winter. There she met Frank Covino, a Master of oil painting and teaching others to paint like the Old Masters. It changed her painting and her life. Through Frank’s tutoring, she became proficient enough to be invited to paint in the Louvre in Paris in 2010. She painted “Madame Pasteur” by Baron Jean Baptiste Gross. Thousands paint in the Louvre each year but every 2 years about 130 people are invited to bring their paintings back to Paris for a special exhibition and Pat was invited to do this in 2012, one of the best experiences of her painting career. In 2016, she received a scholarship to paint plein aire oils in Southern France. Pat continued to develop and learn new techniques in oil, watercolor, acrylics, and alcohol inks with such well known artists as Frank Covino, David Leffell, Gayle Bennett in oil; plus Louise Jackson, Birgit O’Connor, Janet Rogers, Anne Abgott, Sterling Edwards, Fred Graff, Joe Fettingis, Mitchell Tolle, Suzanna Winton, and Jean Haines in watercolor; plus Cathy Taylor in alcohol inks. Pat has been involved in many art organizations and is currently Workshop Coordinator for Fairborn Art Association, Treasurer for Western Ohio Watercolor Society, plus is a member of Bonita Springs Art Association, Cape Coral Art League, and SW Florida Portrait Society in Florida.


Come early to our September 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 5:30 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.


Exciting news!!!! Renowned Ohio/Indiana artist, Sandy Maudlin, will be presenting workshops at Fairborn Art Association, Nov. 6–8, Nov. 9–10, and/or all week, Nov. 6–10, 2017. She will be sharing many diverse methods which she uses to achieve great results on Yupo using all water media for all levels, even beginners. Sandy travels around the country and Europe teaching classes and has taught for 25 years. Sandy is also proficient in transparent watercolor and batik. She has a degree in Art Education from Indiana University in Bloomington and owns Greentree Studio where she also teaches classes. In addition, Sandy is a signature member of Ohio Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Indiana. She is also a member of the Cincinnati Art Club, has been President of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, and has won many watercolor awards. Her passion is to paint and she loves to share. Cost for 3-day class, Introduction to Yupo, Nov. 6–8, member $250, non-member $275; for 2-day class, Advanced Techniques, member $150, non-member, $175; for 5-day class (3-day and 2-day class combined), member $300, non-member $325. To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, OH 45385. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by September 25, 2017. For questions, call Pat Dunker at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email [email protected]. Registration form/flyer is available in our Gallery and is attached.

Attachment:  Sandy Maudlin Workshop Registration

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

My plan is to introduce as many techniques and processes as possible in the 5 days. Below I’ve broken the workshop up with pictures to show the processes that I’ll be using during the workshop. I hope this helps give you some idea of what to explain to the artists.

Introduction to Yupo – 3-day workshop

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

Advanced techniques on YUPO – 2-day workshop

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


You are invited to three all-day watercolor classes taught by Louise Jackson at Fairborn Art Association on three Mondays – September 11, 18 and 25.You may pick up a photo and more information in the gallery or contact Louise at 937-886-5238. Day one will be a Dramatic Sunflower. Day two will be Lace, Glass and a Rose. Day three will be a floral painting of Angel Trumpets. Time is 10 till 3:30. Cost is $40 per day or $115 for all three days. This includes photos, paint, written instructions, and a drawing. Registration is required. Form is available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment:  Louise Jackson Paint All Day Fall 2017


FAA Members’ Fine Art Show Prize Winners, May 2017

Judge: Suzanna Winton, (May Workshop Instructor). Best of Show:  Yuki Hall – Fourth Street (Sandy Kinnamon Memorial Award); First Place: M J White – Black Dog (Joan McCoy Memorial Award); Second Place: Jean Lutz – Art From the Past; Third Place: Patty Dorn – Out on the Town; Honorable Mentions: Rose Schultz – True Colors; Sue Seitz – Courage; Carylon Seger – Spring; Sheryl Scott – The Peaceful Road; Shirlee Bauer – Hello Grandma; Connie Gifford – Circus Fantasy; Tom Kinarney – Jenny; Patricia Dunker – Keylo Emerging; Judge’s Merit Award: Louise Jackson – Green Glass and Lace, Sue Brezine – Barn Owl; Deborah Dixon – Alchemy I; Babs Ney – Trumpet Flower; Dotty Crowley – Out West; Elizabeth Martin – American Indian; Peggy Bowman – Grand Canyon; Esther Grimm – Far Beyond Our Vision

B-W Greenway & FAA Landscape 2017 Prize Winners, July 2016

Judge: Jean Koeller, (Stivers School for the Arts Instructor). 1st Place Award: Shirlee Bauer – Golden Spring Fields; 2nd Place Award: Susie King – Wetlands 2; 3rd Place Award: Abigail Little – Mad Maple; Merit Awards: Anita Wilson – Estel Wenrick Wetlands; Kim Ceccarelli – A Certain Kinship; Elizabeth Beecher – Fireweed Dance; Rhonda Sloan – Daisyland; Patricia Dunker – Natures’s World; Ed Lehman – Wenrick, Early Spring; Shari Little – Wenrick Beauty; Diana Hoke – Beaverpond, Medway; Jim Little – Riffle

Ohio Watercolor Society (OWS)

Several of our members were selected to participate in “Watercolor Ohio 2017,” the 40th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Juror for the show was Mary Whyte, well-known watercolor artist. Chosen for the exhibition were 77 paintings from 265 entries submitted by 165 artists. Our members selected included Shirlee Bauer – Overlooking Brighton Pier; Aileen Cave – Tangle; Billie Dickson – Little Beavercreek; Connie Gifford – Point Reyes Lighthouse; Yuki Hall – Fourth Street; Diana Hoke – Stocken; and Rose Schultz – True Colors. Aileen Cave and Diana Hoke received awards for their paintings. Aileen Cave, Connie Gifford, and Diana Hoke were selected to participate in the Ohio 2017 Travel Exhibition. The main exhibition is open to the public starting June 30, 2017 through September 10, 2017, at the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio. The travel show includes 40 works, including all award winners, and will be exhibited in museums, art centers, and galleries throughout the state in 2017 (destinations to be announced later). Congratulations to all our members selected for this prestigious honor.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  Enter Our Calendar Contest

Montgomery County students will show off their creative skills and learn about the environment during the annual Environmental Calendar Drawing and Poetry Contest, which challenges students to create artwork and poems about environmental topics. Winning artwork and poems will be featured in the 2018 Montgomery County Environmental Services Calendar. Additional prizes will be awarded to winning participants during an awards reception in the fall. To participate, fill out an entry form at Deadline is September 29, 2017.  For more information, contact Lorelei Hagans at 937-781-3065. (Entry form is attached.)

Attachment: 2018 Calendar Brochure


Refreshments for the September meeting will be provided by our Board Members. Please come and enjoy good food and good company.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, October 18, 2017. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.