JUNE 2012 NEWSLETTER
Dear Members and Patrons,
Greetings. It has been a very good year. Now we are ready to celebrate the beginning of a New Year, June 5 at 7 pm, with music, good food, and fellowship, and thank our members who so generously give their time and talent to make FAA run smoothly, have installation of Officers for 2012-2013, award scholarships to two deserving students, present the 2012 Sweet Corn Festival Queen and King, pay your Dues! ALSO, don't forget to bring your favorite two pieces of art for the People's Choice Award. WHEW! Now, how's that for a full and fun evening??? You all come, bring a friend or two and a dish to share. We will have as guests the Senior High School $500 Scholarship Winners. From eight portfolios submitted, the jurors chose Samantha Slone, Tecumseh High School, and Micaela Cottman, Stivers School for The Arts. Both deserving winners. Each will bring a sampling of their talent.
JUNE MEETING AND SOCIAL
Please bring a snack or appetizer for the June Social and Popular Choice Awards Program, Tuesday, June 5, which begins at 7:00 pm. (We expect a large crowd, so plan your food offering accordingly.) Come as early as 6:00 p.m. to get numbers for your artwork, display the art on the chair rails, and socialize. Entertainment will be provided by Skip Hoyt. Skip appeared at last year's social and is returning by popular demand. He performs acoustic guitar and his repertoire includes oldies, light rock, country, and some humorous songs as well. Of course, there will be plenty of delicious appetizers, drinks and social time for everyone.
POPULAR CHOICE JUDGING: You Be The Judge!
Each member may bring one or two paintings or other artwork for the POPULAR CHOICE JUDGING. As members arrive, each piece of artwork will be given a number. At break time, everyone present may vote on 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 - $50.00, Second Place - $40.00, Third Place - $30.00, Six Honorable Mention Awards at $20.00 and Six Merit Awards at $10.00. Members' artwork from the Spring Fine Art Show will be grouped together near the Check-in desk.
DUES AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Membership dues are due June 1 for 2012/2013. A membership form is attached to this newsletter and must be filled out completely and accompanied by your check made payable to Fairborn Art Association. 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, or mail them to Fairborn Art Association, P.O. Box 1231, Fairborn, OH 45324.
MEMBERS' SPRING FINE ART SHOW
CONGRATULATIONS to all members who won awards in this annual Spring Fine Art Show. The BEST OF SHOW award donated by Jim McCoy in memory of his beloved wife, Joan McCoy, was awarded to Esther Grimm. The FIRST PLACE award donated by Misuk Goltz in memory of her family was awarded to Yuki Hall. SECOND PLACE - Gayle Beireis. THIRD PLACE - Clarice Moore. HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS: Ellen Williams, Paula Whittington, Tom Kinarney, Bill Danzig, Rosemary Kienle, Ed Wilson, Misuk Goltz, Sue Seitz; JUDGE'S MERIT AWARDS: Tom Kinarney, Yuki Hall, Connie Weber, Aileen Cave, Rosemary Kienle, Elizabeth martin, David Smith, Rose Schultz.
FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL—AUGUST 18 & 19
Much, much help will be needed before and during this big event! Please say you'll help. Volunteers will be needed to help measure and line the field for the booth spaces, work at the vendor gate, the Information Booth and the Watermelon Booth. Sign-up sheets will be passed around at the June Social.
IN THE GALLERY
Sue Brezine will be in the gallery in September. We shall be looking forward to seeing her show. The gallery is now booked for the rest of 2012. Start thinking of having a show in 2013. I shall continue to be the Gallery Coordinator. I enjoyed being Vice President for the last two years. I would like to thank Dora Lawson for taking my place and I am certain she will do a very good job. Robert and I are looking forward to taking over the shows when Jane leaves next year. We are hoping that we can do half as well as she has done.
gayle & Robert Beireis
PORTRAIT PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR WITH MISUK GOLTZ
Misuk Goltz is offering a 3-day workshop at the Fairborn Art Gallery on June 27-29, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9:00 am until 4 pm. Cost of the workshop is $85. You can register with Misuk by phone, or send the attached form and check to: Misuk Goltz, 2489 Sherbourne Way, Xenia, OH 45385. Late Note: The June workshop at the Kettering site, Hithergreen Center, is all filled now; there are still quite a few openings at the Fairborn Art Gallery, so anyone who is interested in taking the workshop will be at FAA Gallery.
MEMBERS PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
June is almost here photographers, your show is next. The show will be judged by Sally Struthers of Sinclair Community College. Registration of your Photos will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from 10-12 noon and 1-3 pm at the Gallery. Art must be no larger than 30 x 40. Sorry no nudes. It must be easily moved by one person, and suitable for hanging–wired and securely framed. All photos must be your original work with no computer embellishment. Entry fee for a work of art is $6.00 each or three for $15.00. We may be able to allow more than three pieces per artist if there is enough room. There will awards of First Place $50.00, Second Place $35.00, Third Place $25.00, and 6 Judges Merit Ribbons. There is a limit of one monetary prize per photographer. The awards will be given out at the Opening Show, June 10. We will post them on our website and will also announce them at the September meeting. The sale of artwork to the public is encouraged; if items are not for sale, it should be marked "N.F.S." Bring a completed entry form from the prospectus with your entries. We also need you to PLEASE sign up to help with registration and sitting the gallery, for Sundays in June, the 10th, 17th, & 24th. We need you to make this a successful show. The better the attendance the better for next year's show. REGISTRATION, DISPLAYING, HANGING, AND TITLE CARD will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 10-12 noon and 1-3 pm in the Gallery. Sally Struthers will be looking for original work, composition value technique, presentation. I hope that you are ready for the show. However we still need a few people to help with the show, so we'll be sending around the sign-up sheets again at the June meeting. Please help us make this a successful show. I would also like to thank the ones who have all ready signed up to help. Don't forget that you can get a prospectus at our website. I'll have them at the meeting again in June. If you have any questions, get in contact with Robert or gayle Beireis at 937-390-1992.
EN PLEIN AIR 2012 JURIED EXHIBITION
LEn Plein Air is a juried painting exhibition, July 8 through July 29, 2012, presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & Fairborn Art Association. It was established in 2009 to heighten public awareness of our local green spaces and the need to preserve them, as well as to foster an interest in painting from nature. Each year a different location in the Fairborn, OH, area has been chosen as the subject of the paintings. The 2012 location is Hebble Creek Reserve, along Spangler Road, just East of Fairborn. Entry to this special wetland is by permit only. Please call Greene Co. Parks & Trails at 937-562-6440 and identify yourself as an En Plein Air artist needing a permit to Hebble Creek. The juror for En Plein Air 2012 is Ms. Cindy Tiedemann. Cindy is an exhibiting artist and art gallery coordinator from Dayton. For more information, please contact: Marti Riddle 937-879-0725 firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Coates 937-689-4855 email@example.com Timeline for 2012 Exhibition:
Until June 29, 2012 – Painting at Hebble Creek Reserve
June 30 – Work accepted at Fairborn Art Assn, 1–3 pm & 5–7 pm
July 8 – Opening Reception, 1–4 pm, with prizes awarded at 2 pm - Cash prizes total $600
July 29 – Final day of Exhibition
July 29 – Artists to pick up work at Fairborn Art Assn., 1–4 pm
HEBBLE CREEK PERMITS BY EMAIL
For those of you who are doing the FAA En Plein Air event at Hebble Creek Reserve, I found out how to get the permit (and parking pass). Very easy. Email Darla at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mention the En Plein Air event in the subject line and give her your name and address. She'll mail you the permit application, you sign it, mail it back, she gets a signature from the director and then mails the actual permit and parking pass back to you. As you can see, it takes a bit of time but is an easy process. Good luck and maybe I'll see some of you there! Submitted by Heidi Scheirer McGrew, Natural Earth Craft, www.naturalearthcraft.com
SUSAN WEBB TREGAY, N.W.S., T.W.S.A., W.H.S. WORKSHOP
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a 4-day watermedia workshop for intermediate to advanced artists, instructed by Susan Webb Tregay, entitled, “Master Disaster, Five New Strategies for Outstanding Paintings!” The workshop will be held Monday through Thursday, October 1–4, 2012, in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn. Tired of wimpy watercolors? Mystified as to how to take your work to the next level—or beyond? Susan can show you how. In this workshop you will create a “Flip Book” of color and design strategies that will take the mystery out of all of those elements and principles of design combinations. Taking a painting to completion is, by far, the hardest part of art. But unless that painting is finished, it gets tucked away. This workshop is designed to help through the last 20 percent of your painting. Finishing is not magic. It is simply methodical repetition of these five steps. You’ll have no more wimpy watercolors. You will learn how to master disaster. Throughout this workshop artists will be working on two or three unfinished paintings. Ugly, problematic paintings are the best! Then these strategies will be applied to a fresh painting or two. Susan recently won 2nd place in the Miami Watercolor Society’s 2011 Online Exhibition. She also won an award at Watercolor USA, which gave her signature membership in the Watercolor Honor Society. Palette Magazine #38 featured Susan on the cover and in a colorful seven-page article. Cost for this workshop is $180 F.A.A. member, $195 non-member. Limit 22 students. There are only 2 places left in this workshop. To register for this workshop, please send a non-refundable check for $40 made payable to Fairborn Art Association, to Jane Trame, 8881 Haddix Rd., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. For further information contact Jane at 937-902-8875, 937-878-1009 or email@example.com.
ART SUPPLIES SALE
Members: if you would like to sell or buy new or gently used art supplies, or if you have a surplus of art supplies to sell, come to the September 4th meeting at 6:00 pm. We'll have two tables set up for you to shop or trade. You should have your items marked with your name and price before you bring them in. I've had several people come to me about this very thing, so here is your chance. If you have any questions ask gayle Beireis at 937-207-9046.
IN THE AREA
Western Ohio Watercolor Workshop
Western Ohio Watercolor Society will have a 4-day workshop with Lian Zhen November 5 to 8, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs, OH. Lian Zhen is a nationally and internationally known watercolor and Chinese brush painting artist who teaches workshops all around the world. His art teaching credentials include teaching at University of California at Berkeley, where he taught watercolor painting for 8 years. He is also one of the most popular authors of North Light Books, such as Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolor. Visit his website at www.lianspaitning.com to know more about his work. The cost for this workshop is $240 for a WOWS member, and $260 for a non-member. To register for this workshop, please send a non-refundable deposit of $30 with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct., Beavercreek, OH 45432. For questions, contact Yuki at firstname.lastname@example.org , 937-426-7229.
Studio 14 Benkin Gallery of Fine Art
Studio 14 has many opportunities for artists to participate in coming up this summer. "Extraordinary Vision," an abstract show June 1 to July 15; "Neighbors," a juried show, July 20 to September 9; and PhotoShop Workshops by J. Paul Bruce in June, July and August may be of interest to our members. To view all their offerings, please go to their website www.studio14gallery.com
Tipp City Antique & Artisan Show
The 9th annual Antique & Artisan Show will be Saturday June 23 from 9 to 4 on Main Street. This year's event will feature a wonderful variety of antiques & collectibles and many many many unique artists. Posters and flyers will be posted in town this week, registration if filling up fast, so if you would like a spot in the show, stop by Midwest Memories for a form or call Terri Bessler at 937-524-3740.
Piqua ARTWALK 2012
The Piqua Arts Council seeks individuals or groups to participate in the downtown ARTWALK. This is an opportunity to connect artists to the Piqua Community. Applications will be continuously accepted and held. The first ARTWALK is scheduled for September 2012 with future quarterly ARTWALK dates to be scheduled and announced soon. Applicants wishing to be considered for upcoming dates should submit an application 90 days prior to the next event date. The PAC does not guarantee any artist an opportunity to participate. Artists are chosen based on the availability of venues, quality of work and business preferences as determined by the PAC. Contact Piqua Arts Council, 427 N. Main St., Piqua, OH 45356, Email email@example.com, Phone 937-773-9630, Website www.piquaartscouncil.com
Troy Main Street's "Streets Alive"
Downtown Troy comes alive June 15 and August 31, 2012, from 5 pm to 9 pm with merchant street sales, restaurant specials, live entertainment, and the arts. Troy Main Street, in partnership with the Troy Arts Alliance, is looking for artists to set up outdoor studios demonstrating and selling their work. Participation is FREE. Call 937-339-5455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or go to their website at www.troymainstreet.org
Lynda Pauley Classes
Lynda Pauley is offering classes in oil painting and pastels in her Prairie's Edge Studio this summer. Her new studio is located on a 150-acre, tall-grass prairie. Each student receives the individual attention needed. Payment required before first class. Some class times are starting May 30 and fill fast. Call to enroll 937-568-9170 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Studio located conveniently near Springfield, Dayton, and Columbus areas - Prairie’s Edge Studio, 13813 E. National Rd., South Vienna, OH 45369. See Lynda’s work and a current class schedule at www.lyndapauley.com
There will be no meeting in July or August. Our next meeting will be September 4, 2012, at 7 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Monday, August 20, 2012. Please email your articles to Albright10@msn.com or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.
Please check our website regularly throughout the summer for new articles. I post articles that come to me, or that I see on other websites, or in the newspaper. Sometimes they come too late to make it into our Newsletter and sometimes they are so time sensitive that if I waited to put them in the Newsletter, it would be too late. Go to www.fairbornart.com and be sure to scroll down to view all articles. Also, check out Jim Scherer's photos; he updates and posts new photos regularly. …Jackie Albright
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