Fairborn Art Association News

June 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

We are very excited about the June 7th meeting. We will be awarding our two scholarship recipients a check for $1000 to help on their pursuit of art on their college adventure. We will introduce the King and Queen of the Sweet Corn Festival. This event is so important to us because it is our major fundraiser which pays our rent, scholarships, etc., and allows us to keep our dues so low. Our meeting is a party and we ask everyone to bring food to share and we will provide drinks and music. You may also bring a painting to hang for our member show. You will get to vote for your favorite paintings in the Popular Choice Judging; you get to be the judge this time. No registration, just bring your painting and take it home when you leave. See you then. Our meeting/social is June 7 at 6 pm; the Board will meet at 6 pm.

Louise Jackson
President Elect

2016/2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The following officers were elected at the May meeting to serve on the 2015/2016 Board of Directors of the Fairborn Art Association:
President: Louise Jackson Vice President: Judy Mason
Treasurer: Sue Red Recording Secretary: Sheryl Scott
Corresponding Secretary: Jackie Albright
Installation of Officers will take place at the June meeting.

POPULAR CHOICE JUDGING: You Be The Judge!
Each member may bring one or two paintings or other artwork for the Popular Choice Judging. Registration will be from 6 to 7 pm. As members arrive, each piece of artwork will be given a number. At break time, everyone present may vote for his/her favorite three pieces of artwork. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded for the artwork receiving the most votes. Awards to be given for First Place – $50, Second Place – $40, Third Place – $30, Six Honorable Mention Awards at $20 and Six Merit Awards at $10. You must be present to win a Popular Choice award. Please take your artwork home with you after the meeting; there will be a show in the gallery in July and classes as well.

MEMBERS SPRING FINE ART SHOW
I would like to say thank you to everyone who worked, and helped set up our Members Spring Fine Art Show. It was a very nice show. I enjoyed working with all of you these past few years.
…Submitted by gayle Beireis

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH
There are still openings in our Gallery this fall for members to show their art as the featured artist of the month. Please call gayle Beireis at 937-390-1992 or email her at [email protected].

F.A.A. MEMBERSHIP DUES
Fairborn Art Association Membership dues for 2016/2017 are due by June 1, 2016 for you to be able to participate in our activities for the coming year. Our membership year begins on June 1 and runs until May 31 of the following year. Please complete a membership form to allow us to have the latest information about you. This helps us to schedule speakers, workshops, and other activities. We would also like to have your email address to enable us to reach you quickly in case of weather emergencies, etc. Also, someone must hand-stuff regular mail and take it to the post office and this takes a lot of time and effort. Our membership has grown quite a bit since we first started with mailing out newsletters and announcements. Please send your membership form and a check to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The membership form may be obtained at the Gallery or is attached. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the form. Please go to https://get.adobe.com/reader/ to download the software. It is free and easy to install. You may need it for many of the websites you visit. You may bring the membership form and your check (or cash) to the June meeting and submit them as you sign in at the door. All members who pay by the June 7th meeting will be included in the new Directory.

Attachment: 2016 Membership Form

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
You do not have to be a pro to volunteer. We are looking for a member who is willing to be our photographer. Our current photographer, Robert Beireis will assist you to get you started. We are also in need of one or two people to be in charge of the spring and Christmas shows. Gail Beireis will assist you to get you started. If you are willing to help please contact Louise at [email protected] or call 937-886-5238.

2016 B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE JURIED ART EXHIBITION
The 2016 B-W Greenway Landscape Juried Art Exhibition will exhibit work that has been inspired by the Community Park Reserve and the Valle View Reserve. In 2016 we will accept Paintings (any media) Drawings and Prints that have been inspired (they do not have to be Plein Air) by the two reserves that are separated by I-675 and can be accessed by Dayton Yellow Springs Road.
• Creating artwork can and has begun for 2016 until June 30th 2016.
• We will be collecting the art July 3rd at the Fairborn Art Association from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm.
• Opening reception will be July 10th from 2-4 with awards being presented at 3 pm.
• The show will be open July 17th from 2-4 and July 24 from 2-4.
• Artists can submit up to 3 works for a $20 non-refundable entry fee
• Sales are encouraged with all profits going to the artists.
• Tess Cortes, Gallery Coordinator at Wright State University will be Juror for the exhibition.
For more information please contact Bob Coates 937-689-4855 and leave a message and phone number. Note: A formal prospectus for this show is available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: Landscape 2016 flyer

ANNE ABGOTT WORKSHOP
From November 1 to November 3, 2016, the Fairborn Art Association will be hosting Anne Abgott for a 3-day workshop. I recently took a class from her in Florida and found her to be an outstanding teacher with great ideas and innovations to bring a colorful, award winning touch to your watercolor painting. Cost for the 3-day classes will be $275.00. A $40.00 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. A minimum of 10 students is required. A registration form is available on our website www.fairbornart.org.

Anne began painting in oils as a child and was mentored by Alexander Luke, one of the premier Canadian artists. She moved to Florida in 1998 and began working in watercolor. She is very influenced by the light and color she finds in Florida, and she has honed her skills with many, many hours of painting. She has found an art-rich environment in Florida and feels that the encouragement and friendship of the local artists are a big part of her success. She is an acclaimed mentor and true master teacher. She has been an “art mom” to her students, and many have gone on to become accomplished and award-winning artists themselves. She has conducted over 100 workshops and is in demand as a juror for many exhibitions. Her latest contract is with the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, or WAS-H, for a workshop and judging their upcoming National Show in 2016. Anne has achieved Signature status in seven National Watercolor Societies, not including the holy grail for watercolorists: AWS and NWS. You are invited to visit her website at www.anneabgott.com for examples of her work and a more extensive resume. For additional information about this workshop, please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected].

WATERCOLOR ON YUPO with Louise Jackson
Join in the fun and experience painting on Yupo Paper with Dr. P.H .Martin’s Hydrus Liquid Watercolor. You will paint three paintings in a one-day workshop. This is limited to 14 students. The date is Monday, July 18, time is 9:30 to 3:30. The cost is $45.00 and includes the paint. You may bring your own Yupo paper or purchase 3 pieces for $10.00. The class will be held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221 North Central Ave. Fairborn, Ohio 45324. Register by contacting Louise Jackson at 937-885-5238 or [email protected].

OPEN PAINTING SESSIONS AT THE GALLERY
Thursday Paint-In group meets each Thursday from 9:30 till 12:30 for watercolor painting. Connie Gifford and Shirlee Bauer coordinate the group which was originally created by Misuk Goltz, who recently moved to California. Because we are using the FAA Gallery, we collect dues to pay for the use of the Gallery, but all things considered, a few dollars for each 8-week session is well worth it for gathering together with watercolor to share ideas and get inspired. We all have a wonderful time and enjoy watercolor painting together. If you have questions, please contact Connie Gifford or Shirlee Bauer by phone or email.

Friday artists meet at 10 am and paint until 1 or 2 pm each week, with a break at noon for lunch. We meet each week continuously unless there is something else scheduled in the FAA Gallery. Billie Dickson coordinates the group and we don’t paint if only two of us will be there, but anyone can contact Billie to find out if we are on schedule for that week. We expect people who come regularly to be FAA members and pay a fee each week (pays for lights, etc.). It is basically an open work session for artists in any medium and we would love to have others join us. If you have questions, you can contact Billie Dickson by email or phone.

NITA LELAND EXHIBITION
Nita Leland will the featured artist in an Alumni Art Exhibition, “Creative Spirit: A Retrospective,” at Otterbein University. Nita invites everyone to attend the reception on Saturday, April 23, 1:30–2:45 pm in the Courtright Memorial Library, 318 W. Main Street, Westerville, Ohio. The exhibition will be open from April 23–June 29, 2016. For more information, contact Nita at [email protected].

LIBBY RUDOLF AND PAM GEISEL EXHIBITION
Libby Rudolf will be showing her watercolors along with Pam Geisel with her art quilts in an exhibition called “Color and Light: Brush and Needle.” The show will be at the Winds Café in Yellow Springs from May 3 through June with an Artist Reception on May 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Libby paints watercolors inspired by nature and the beauty of Ohio, Belize, Wyoming, etc. Pam creates art quilts, small and large, with bold colors/shapes/ textures. For additional information contact Libby Rudolf at 937-767-1068 or email to [email protected].

TFAC 3rd ANNUAL SQUARE FOOT SHOW
The 3rd Annual Square Foot Show at The Fine Art Center in Centerville, Ohio is back August 1st to 31st. Painting, Collage, Jewelry, Fabric, Sculpture and Photography on 12 x 12 canvas/cradled board furnished by TFAC is accepted. Registration and entry fee is $20.00 for 1 entry or $30.00 for 2 entries. Prospectus online at www.thefineartcenter.org or if you live in the area may be picked up at TFAC in Cross Pointe Center, 101 East Alex-Bell Rd., Centerville, Ohio. Registration deadline is June 30, 2016. Contact Leonard Williams 937-293-5381 or email [email protected].

REMINDERS
The Fairborn Art Association will not hold meetings in July and August. However, we will be quite busy with plans for and the event of the Sweet Corn Festival the weekend of August 20 and 21. Enjoy your summer!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 22, 2016. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

F.A.A. Membership Dues

Fairborn Art Association Membership dues for 2016/2017 must be paid by June 1, 2016 for you to be able to participate in our activities for the coming year. Our membership year begins on June 1 and runs until May 31 of the following year. Please complete a membership form to allow us to have the latest information about you. This helps us to schedule speakers, workshops, and other activities. We would also like to have your email address to enable us to reach you quickly in case of weather emergencies, etc. Also, someone must hand-stuff regular mail and take it to the post office and this takes a lot of time and effort. Our membership has grown quite a bit since we first started with mailing out newsletters and announcements. Please send your membership form and a check to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324. The membership form is attached or may be obtained at the Gallery. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the form. Please go to https://get.adobe.com/reader/ to download the software. It is free and easy to install. You may need it for many of the websites you visit.

Attachment: 2016 Membership Form

May 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Sunshine, daffodils and tulips are blooming in April. Cherry blossoms, dogwood and iris are next. Spring is wonderful for artists. You may love painting landscapes and trees or gardens and flowers. Get out with your camera and gather the gifts that spring brings. See you at our May 3rd meeting at 7:00. Our board meets at 6:00.

Louise Jackson
Interim President

MAY SPEAKER—TOM FRANCESCONI
Our May program will be a demo by the instructor for our watercolor workshop occurring during the week of our meeting. Tom will also be judging the Members’ Spring Fine Art Show. We expect a good turnout for this meeting. Hope to see all of you there.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWS
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 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 Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at www.tomfrancesconi.com. The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. 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. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail [email protected]. A flyer and registration form is attached.

Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form

MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW—LAST CALL
The Members’ Spring Fine Art Show Opening is Sunday, May 1, 2016. That is coming up very soon. Registration for the show will be held Tuesday, April 26 from 9:30 am–12 noon and from 1–3 pm; and Wednesday, April 27 from 10 am–12 noon. Please bring your artwork ready to show accompanied by a completed registration form and labels from the prospectus. A prospectus for this show is available in the Gallery and is attached. Volunteers are still needed to help make this show a big success. Please contact gayle Beireis at 937-390-1991 or email to [email protected].

Attachment: 2016 Spring Prospectus

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
You do not have to be a pro to volunteer. We are looking for a member who is willing to be our photographer. Our current photographer, Robert Beireis will assist you to get you started. We are also in need of one or two people to be in charge of the spring and Christmas shows. Gail Beireis will assist you to get you started. If you are willing to help please contact Louise at [email protected] or call 937-886-5238.

2016 B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE JURIED ART EXHIBITION
The 2016 B-W Greenway Landscape Juried Art Exhibition will exhibit work that has been inspired by the Community Park Reserve and the Valle View Reserve. In 2016 we will accept Paintings (any media) Drawings and Prints that have been inspired (they do not have to be Plein Air) by the two reserves that are separated by I-675 and can be accessed by Dayton Yellow Springs Road.
• Creating artwork can and has begun for 2016 until June 30th 2016.
• We will be collecting the art July 3rd at the Fairborn Art Association from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm.
• Opening reception will be July 10th from 2-4 with awards being presented at 3 pm.
• The show will be open July 17th from 2-4 and July 24 from 2-4.
• Artists can submit up to 3 works for a $20 non-refundable entry fee
• Sales are encouraged with all profits going to the artists.
• Tess Cortes, Gallery Coordinator at Wright State University will be Juror for the exhibition.
For more information please contact Bob Coates 937-689-4855 and leave a message and phone number. Note: A formal prospectus for this show is available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment: Landscape 2016 flyer

ANNE ABGOTT WORKSHOP
From November 1 to November 3, 2016, the Fairborn Art Association will be hosting Anne Abgott for a 3-day workshop. I recently took a class from her in Florida and found her to be an outstanding teacher with great ideas and innovations to bring a colorful, award winning touch to your watercolor painting. Cost for the 3-day classes will be $275.00. A $40.00 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. A minimum of 10 students is required. A registration form is attached.

Anne began painting in oils as a child and was mentored by Alexander Luke, one of the premier Canadian artists. She moved to Florida in 1998 and began working in watercolor. She is very influenced by the light and color she finds in Florida, and she has honed her skills with many, many hours of painting. She has found an art-rich environment in Florida and feels that the encouragement and friendship of the local artists are a big part of her success. She is an acclaimed mentor and true master teacher. She has been an “art mom” to her students, and many have gone on to become accomplished and award-winning artists themselves. She has conducted over 100 workshops and is in demand as a juror for many exhibitions. Her latest contract is with the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, or WAS-H, for a workshop and judging their upcoming National Show in 2016. Anne has achieved Signature status in seven National Watercolor Societies, not including the holy grail for watercolorists: AWS and NWS. You are invited to visit her website at www.anneabgott.com for examples of her work and a more extensive resume.

For additional information about this workshop, please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected].

Attachment: TBA

NITA LELAND EXHIBITION
Nita Leland will be the featured artist in an Alumni Art Exhibition, “Creative Spirit: A Retrospective,” at Otterbein University. Nita invites everyone to attend the reception on Saturday, April 23, 1:30–2:45 pm in the Courtright Memorial Library, 318 W. Main Street, Westerville, Ohio. The exhibition will be open from April 23–June 29, 2016. For more information, contact Nita at [email protected].

LIBBY RUDOLF AND PAM GEISEL EXHIBITION
Libby Rudolf will be showing her watercolors along with Pam Geisel with her art quilts in an exhibition called “Color and Light: Brush and Needle.” The show will be at the Winds Café in Yellow Springs from May 3 through June with an Artist Reception on May 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Libby paints watercolors inspired by nature and the beauty of Ohio, Belize, Wyoming, etc. Pam creates art quilts, small and large, with bold colors/shapes/ textures. For additional information contact Libby Rudolf at 937-767-1068 or email to [email protected].

TFAC 3rd ANNUAL SQUARE FOOT SHOW
The 3rd Annual Square Foot Show at The Fine Art Center in Centerville, Ohio is back August 1st to 31st. Painting, Collage, Jewelry, Fabric, Sculpture and Photography on 12 x 12 canvas/cradled board furnished by TFAC is accepted. Registration and entry fee is $20.00 for 1 entry or $30.00 for 2 entries. Prospectus online at www.thefineartcenter.org or if you live in the area may be picked up at TFAC in Cross Pointe Center, 101 East Alex-Bell Rd., Centerville, Ohio. Registration deadline is June 30, 2016. Contact Leonard Williams 937-293-5381 or email [email protected].

REMINDERS
The following people signed up to bring refreshments to the May meeting: Roger Browning, Rose Schultz, gayle Beireis, JoAnne Rumple, Connie Gifford, and Sue Seitz. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the June Newsletter is Monday, May 23, 2016. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

New Flooring in Gallery

Revised to include new information on floor maintenance.

New flooring was installed in our Gallery in February. We no longer have to worry about spills on the carpet since we no longer have carpet. The new flooring is a super-vinyl tile that looks like wood. Specifically it is called Northern Timbers (021) and was installed by Sexton Flooring.

With this type of flooring we do have to use care to prevent damage such as scrapes and stains. First, DO NOT drag the tables across the floor. The table legs can scratch the finish of the vinyl flooring. Pick them up to move them. Get someone to help you carry a table if you are going to move it or while putting the smaller tables away for storage. The larger tables can be left in place after the Gallery is used; this will prevent having to take them down to store them.

Also, check each leg on your chair and be sure there are rubber caps. We don’t want to gouge the floor with exposed legs. If a tip is missing from a chair, place the chair in the storage area away from other chairs and place a note on it.

If you spill something on the new floor, it’s okay. Just clean it up immediately. DO NOT use products such as Pine-Sol, Bleach, Clorox Soft Scrub, Fabuloso, Mop & Glo, Mr. Clean, Murphy’s Oil Soap, etc. These products will damage the finish on the flooring and create unsatisfactory conditions. Just use clean water. If there appears to be a stain, there is some “Neutral Cleaner” in the supply room by the kitchen that may be used. If the stain persists, notify Roger so he can investigate and get the stain removed. If you are using a medium that may leave a stain, cover the floor under your area with a plastic sheet.

Please sharpen any pencils over a waste container and pick up any shavings or lead that end up on the floor. At the end of each day (which could be 1:00 pm.), after activities are complete, use the dust mop in the supply room to sweep the floor. This will prevent scratches from any debris left behind. DO NOT use the vacuum on the new floor. The brushes in the vacuum will scratch the vinyl flooring.

Thank you for your cooperation. It’s important we all work to keep our gallery looking its best.

Submitted by: Roger Browning, Facilities Manager, 937-760-5222

April 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Members, Patrons and Friends,

It truly looks like spring is here. Even though we have been blessed with such a mild winter, it is always a joy to see the daffodils blooming. Our demo artist for our next meeting is Charles Rowland from Columbus. His work is outstanding and we are excited to have him. You may Google him to see his paintings. The next FAA meeting is at 7 pm on April 5 with the Board meeting at 6 pm.

Louise Jackson
Interim President

APRIL SPEAKER—CHARLES ROWLAND
Charles Rowland works in various media, including watercolor, gouache and acrylic. He has lived in the Columbus, Ohio area since 1970 and currently resides in southern Delaware County. A watercolor artist for over 40 years, he is both an active artist and teacher. His work has won many awards in Ohio area exhibitions and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. His work is represented by The Canoe Club Gallery, Port Clinton, Ohio, The Terra Gallery, Dublin, Ohio, and various exhibitions around the state. He is past President of the Worthington Area Art League, a signature member and past secretary of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Plein Air Painters and the Worthington, Ohio Art League.He was featured in the February/March 2004 article “Master Painters of the USA” in International Artist Magazine. His work is included in the 2012 hard cover book The Best of American Artists–Watercolor. His work is characterized by strong design and a solid approach to the technical fundamentals of the medium. While avoiding photorealism, his painting style captures the essence and emotion of the subject while involving the viewers’ imagination in its interpretation. The choice of subject matter is diverse ranging from seascapes and landscapes to still lifes and portraits. An avid sailor, his work is often based on nautical themes which frequently are taken from his Great Lakes and Chesapeake sailing experiences. In a recent review the Columbus Dispatch characterized his work as having “the soft gauzy look that is often characteristic of watercolor but it also has a strong graphic quality.” A selection of his paintings and drawings can be found on his website at: http://charleswrowland.zenfolio.com .

ARTISTS OF THE MONTH
Barbara Olekas and Cindy Sayeedi will be the “Artists of the Month” in the FAA gallery for April. The opening of their show will be Friday, April 1 from 6:30 pm–8:30 p.m. The show will also be open on Saturday, April 2 from 12:00 pm–3:00 pm and then on Sundays in April from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
You do not have to be a pro to volunteer. We are looking for a member who is willing to be our photographer. Our current photographer, Robert Beireis will assist you to get you started. We are also in need of one or two people to be in charge of the spring and Christmas shows. Gail Beireis will assist you to get you started. If you are willing to help please contact Louise at [email protected] or call 937-886-5238.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWS
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with Tom Francesconi May 2 through May 5, 2016 (Monday through Thursday), 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 Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative. Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom’s direct and representational approach very inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people, and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience. For more information about Tom, visit his website at www.tomfrancesconi.com. The fee for this workshop is $230 for FAA members, $250 for non-members. 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 March 31, 2016. For questions or more information, Call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail [email protected]. A flyer and registration form is attached.

Attachment: Tom Francesconi registration form

MEMBERS’ SPRING FINE ART SHOW
I hope that you have been working hard on your art because it is that time again for our Members’ Spring Fine Art Show. I will be passing around sign-up sheets at the April meeting, or any member can contact me at 937-390-1992. I hope that you will again be willing to help with registration, setting up for the show and sitting at this show. We need your help to make this show a success. The Show will be open to the public the first three Sundays in May from 1 to 4 pm. The prospectus for the show is attached or will be available at the Gallery. …Submitted by gayle Beireis

Attachment: 2016 Spring Prospectus

FAA ART SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship applications have been sent out to area high schools. If any FAA member has a family member (child, grandchild, etc.) or knows of a candidate for the F.A.A. scholarship, I can forward an application to you. The candidate must be a graduating high school senior who plans to major in art in college. They will need a written recommendation from their art instructor, and must submit samples of their work to be considered. The application deadline is April 10, 2016. …Submitted by Robert Beireis

VIRTUAL ART TOUR FOR SANDY KINNAMON EXHIBIT
Yesterday (Saturday, March 19) was the reception for the Sandy Kinnamon exhibit at ReMax in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and I was able to attend the reception. I did get the opportunity to spend about an hour and talk with Sandy’s husband Jim and daughters Debbie and Heidi and hear firsthand about her life. Sandy was remarkable and shared her deep passion and love of art with everyone. Sandy loved to teach and travel so that she could share and teach others. Before leaving, Brett Weaver, Realtor, asked me to share a link for Sandy’s art show with as many people as possible. The link is below and I ask that you share with all your artist friends or anyone that would love to see the virtual art tour of the last exhibit in which Sandy actually hung the paintings. The link is as follows and you can read the quick guide to show you how to navigate. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=rcWXLzTgg51 …Submitted by Connie Gifford

Note: For those of you who do not already know, our president, Sandy Kinnamon, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016. Her passing was a great loss to her family, her students, her many friends, and to the art world. Her obituary is available on our website.

PAINT ALL DAY WITH Louise Jackson
Paint all Day, 9:30 till 3:00, with Louise Jackson in watercolor. All skill levels are welcome. All of your paints will be provided. Dates: Monday. April 11, 18, 25, and May 9. Each day you will watch a demonstration on each step of the painting process. Then you will be given time to paint these steps on your paper. The $150 cost of all 4 days includes your paints, a photo for each painting and written instructions. Many different techniques will be taught with 4 styles of florals. Louise has been painting since 1965. She has written 23 painting books and has taught extensively in the U.S. and Canada as well as Italy, Argentina, Japan and Hawaii. She is a signature member of WOWS, DSPS, and is a Master Decorative Artist. Registration can be made by sending a deposit of $25 to her at 68 Scarborough Village Dr., Centerville, Ohio 45458 Ph. 937-886-5238. To send an email title it “Workshop” and send to [email protected]. Classes held at the Fairborn Central Bldg. Home of F.A.A., 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, Ohio in the rear of building. An application is attached or is available at our Gallery.

Attachment: Paint all Day 9

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 Tuesday, April 5, from 9:30-12 noon. Cost is $70. For any questions call Tom at 236-1959.

2016 B-W GREENWAY LANDSCAPE JURIED ART EXHIBITION
The 2016 B-W Greenway Landscape Juried Art Exhibition will exhibit work that has been inspired by the Community Park Reserve and the Valle View Reserve. In 2016 we will accept Paintings (any media) Drawings and Prints that have been inspired (they do not have to be Plein Air) by the two reserves that are separated by I-675 and can be accessed by Dayton Yellow Springs Road.
• Creating artwork can and has begun for 2016 until June 30th 2016.
• We will be collecting the art July 3rd at the Fairborn Art Association from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm.
• Opening reception will be July 10th from 2-4 with awards being presented at 3 pm.
• The show will be open July 17th from 2-4 and July 24 from 2-4.
• Artists can submit up to 3 works for a $20 non-refundable entry fee
• Sales are encouraged with all profits going to the artists.
• Tess Cortes, Gallery Coordinator at Wright State University will be Juror for the exhibition.
For more information please contact Bob Coates 937-689-4855 and leave a message and phone number. Note: A formal prospectus for this show is attached or is available at our Gallery.

Attachment: Landscape 2016 flyer

TFAC 3rd ANNUAL SQUARE FOOT SHOW
The 3rd Annual Square Foot Show at The Fine Art Center in Centerville, Ohio is back August 1st to 31st. Painting, Collage, Jewelry, Fabric, Sculpture and Photography on 12 x 12 canvas/cradled board furnished by TFAC is accepted. Registration and entry fee is $20.00 for 1 entry or $30.00 for 2 entries. Prospectus online at www.thefineartcenter.org or if you live in the area may be picked up at TFAC in Cross Pointe Center, 101 East Alex-Bell Rd., Centerville, Ohio. Registration deadline is June 30, 2016. Contact Leonard Williams 937-293-5381 or email [email protected].

REMINDERS
No signup sheet was circulated for refreshments for the April meeting. So, we need volunteers to bring a dish (finger food, snacks, desserts, etc.) to the April meeting. We usually have 50-60 attendees at our meetings, so please plan accordingly. Please call Jackie Albright, 937-233-7532, if you want to volunteer.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the May Newsletter is Monday, April 18, 2016. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

Sandra L. Kinnamon Obituary

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Sandy Kinnamon, 73, of Enon, passed away from pancreatic cancer in her residence Friday morning, March 4, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 12, 1942, the daughter of the late Alvin A. Alwine and Julia (Gingrich) Bostich. She is Survived by her husband of 50 years, James A. Kinnamon; two daughters, Debra (Todd) Chapman of Gahanna and Heidi Kinnamon (Mathew Dicks) of Columbus; five grandchildren, Alexandria, McKenzie and Zachary Chapman, Calvin Dicks, and Lily Kinnamon; two sisters, Gale Edwards and Jules (Bruce) Zimmerman; two brothers, Lee Alwine and Michael Alwine; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her identical twin sister, Sherrie Railsback. She was a graduate of Clark State Community College and Wright State University with a B.A. in Art. Sandy was an accomplished watercolor instructor, author and artist. She was a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS). She was a member of Knob Prairie United Church of Christ, president of the Fairborn Art Association, a member of the Enon Community Historical Society and was a beloved member of the Enon community. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Sandy’s funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Knob Prairie United Church of Christ, Enon with Pastor Bob Jencks officiating. A horse-drawn hearse will carry her to the interment at Enon Cemetery. (As published in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Sandy’s funeral was held on her birthday Saturday, March 12, 2016.)