Happening Now…

Visiting Artist Area: 
Event Title: Art by Patricia Tallman and Wanda Stofer
Dates: December 1 – 31
Reception: December 10 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Description:  Patricia Tallman was the First Place Winner of the 2016 Square Foot Exhibition will be exhibiting her art during December.  Wanda Stofer is a water color artist in the local area. This will be a special exhibit, so stop by to see it.
In the Art Room:
Event Title: Art by Kathryn Kaineskaines-b
Dates: December 1 – 31
Reception:  December 10 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Description: Art by Kathryn Kaines will be exhibited in December in the Art Room, the artist, began oil painting during the late 70”s and early 80’s when she came home after long days selling real estate in Michigan.  This was her way to relax and she would paint well into the wee hours of the night.  She had some exhibited at the art gallery in Escondido, California where she took pride in the fact that one of her paintings hung next to one by Brad Anderson (creator of Marmaduke).  One of her works took first place in that same gallery.
Members Window: Artist Lucille Nagy Carroll will exhibit her art in the Member’s window from Now – December 17.
Bonnie Kuntz will display her art from December 18 – 31.
Sculptures by Bob Bush
Location: The Fine Art Center at Cross
Description: These are extremely creative sculptures which
are located in the Visiting Artist
Area.  This is just one of his sculptures on display at TFAC!  Please stop by to see this fantastic exhibit.
Announcement about The Fine Art Center: The past and present artists at The Fine Art Center would like to thank our customers and fellow artists for your support, purchases, and love over the 20+ years we have been in business.  Unfortunately, we are closing as of December 31st.
Event Title:  Closing of The Fine Art Center
Date:  December 31
Times: 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  Suite 156, Cross Pointe Mall, Centerville
Description:  Come in and purchase art at rock-bottom prices
Contact: The Fine Art Center, 937-293-5381


Please read the following and if you choose to help, click below:

The Fine Art Center is a non-profit cooperative of artists who use this gallery to display and sell their work, to hold workshops, and to hold other events that help The Fine Art Center to raise funds.  We are specifically focused on giving youth and people with disabilities an outlet for displaying their art.  We hosted the VSA Ohio Accessibility Expressions Exhibit this year, which is an exhibit of artwork by people with disabilities from all over Ohio. 
       Our cooperative had over 20 members last year.  Each member contributes $160 each month for continuing operation of the gallery.  This amount basically pays the monthly rent ($2480).  During this and last year we have lost a high number of members.  Recently we lost eight crucial members.  We now are down to nine members, and the monthly dues will not even pay the rent.  We need about $4500 each month to pay all our bills (rent, utilities, lease on our point of sale system, etc).  This gallery has been in operation for 22 years, and we are deeply saddened by the possibility that we will have to close at the end of this year. 
     We need funds as soon as possible, certainly before the end of 2016 in order to stave off eviction by the mall property owners. 
      I am the president of the gallery and one of the member artists.  I have been involved with this gallery for over six years, and I am deeply saddened to have to tell people we cannot remain open, and to see a long-running and much-loved gallery close.
      Our appreciation will be very heartfelt, and we will express our appreciation through advertising our donors’ names (if they want that), or to offer art at discount rates.
Help spread the word!
CLICK HERE TO HELP. (Click on link, then click on the same link in the box):https://www.gofundme.com/2s9fjfk3

Visiting Artist Area –

Sculptures by BobBush are now at The Fine Art Center!!  These are extremely creative sculptures which are located in the Visiting Artist Area, please stop by to see this creative exhibit.

The Square Foot National Exhibition was held at The Fine Art Center at Cross Point during August.  A reception was held on August 6th and top awards presented. The exhibition shows the creativity of the artists who had one square foot to work with.1st Place – Trisha Tallman – Memories of S. E. Asia

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2nd Place – Mikee Huber, Geode #2

Square ft 2nd Pl Mikee Huber, Geode #2

3rd Place Pamela Stafford, Birds on Wire

Square Ft 3 Pl Pamela Stafford Birds on a Wire

Honorable Mention –

Christine Klinger – Water Series #2

Square Ft Hr Mention Christine Klinger Water Series #2

David Zawisa – Silver Lining

Square Ft Hr Mention David Zawisa Silver Lining

Michael Gummer, Good Golly

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Congratulations to all the winners and to all the participants.  The creativity of the artists is truly a wonderful thing.

Artists Specials... is a page devoted to special sales sponsored by individual members of The Fine Art Center.  These specials will change frequently, so visit this page often to see what’s Happening Now…  (Click...) to see current special deals!

We are on YouTube!! All you ever wanted to know about The Fine Art Center!! View the presentation by Mary Clifford, Diane Coyle and Jim Hayes as they are interviewed. The program is Centerville Reports Today and the interviewer is Maureen Russell Hodgson.

Also coming: Bi-monthly Punch and Paint Workshops   One-and-one-half hour workshops, weekends, and week evenings, for painting in various media, making jewelry, etc. For beginners and intermediate artists. Lots of fun, painting, friendship, and snacks.  Coming Soon to The Fine Art Center. Keep a watch on our Facebook page and/or Web site for future details.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 – 5:00, Closed Mondays.

Lyons Place is new apartment building in Dayton for low income and homeless veterans. The Fine Art Center (TFAC) member Lucille Carroll and her husband had visited this new facility and presented TFAC members with the idea of providing Lyons Place some artwork to hang on the new walls. She asked TFAC members for donations and collected 35 pieces of art from the members for Lyons Place. Last Thursday the art works were hung on the walls and the residents were excited to see the beautiful art in their facility. It helped make the three story facility feel a little more like home for the residents. More art will be added in the future. Thanks go to Lucille and TFAC members for helping care for our vets!!
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TFAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting local art education.  If you would like to support our community outreach programs, please donate to The Fine Art Center using the button below.  We thank you for your support!   

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with Ohio tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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