An awareness of Fairborn’s local green spaces and the need to preserve them led to the establishment of an En Plein Air competition in 2009. The collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association continues with the fourth annual En Plein Air Show this summer.
Each year a different location is chosen as the subject, and the site for 2013 is downtown Fairborn.
En Plein Air is a French phrase that translates to “in the open air,” meaning that the painting is made outside.
“All paintings have to be done between March and the last week of June this year,” said exhibition coordinator Bob Coates. “The art show will be open on July 7, with cash prizes awarded at 2 p.m.”
This year’s juror is Sally Struthers, a 25-year art history professor at Sinclair Community College has also served as art department chairwoman and dean of fine arts. She has exhibited her photography extensively in the region. Entrants must be 16 years and older and live within 200 miles of Fairborn. For complete rules and details, go online to www.fairbornart.org.
Members show recap
The Fairborn Art Association recently held its Annual Members Fine Art Show the first week in May, with approximately 100 people in attendance. Jim Moore of Englewood received Best of Show for “Spellbound,” a painting with a rocking chair’s elongated shadow reaching into the room.
First Place went to Aileen Cave from Springfield for “Dancers.” Huber Heights resident Tom Kinarney took Second Place for “On the Prowl,” and Misuk Goltz of Beavercreek won Third Place for “Lily’s First Fall.”
HOW TO APPLY
What: Call for entries for the fourth annual En Plein Air Show
Where: Fairborn Art Association, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn
Deadline: 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. June 30
Show dates: July 7-28
More info: (937) 879-0725, (937) 689-4855 or www.fairbornart.org