B-W Greenway and Fairborn Art Association Planning the 2018 Juried Art Competition

The 2018 brochure outlining the guidelines for the annual juried art exhibition is being prepared for distribution.  The target area for 2018 is Oakes Quarry Park. The Oakes Quarry Park is located on Route 235 just east of Interstate 675 and consists of 190 acres of park.  Formerly a rock quarry, the park features one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of marine organism fossils. The park also includes foot trails and horseback trails that cross ancient limestone fossils. Everyone should take a day and enjoy our remaining warm days by exploring this amazing park in the City of Fairborn.

Nature Song Sing-Along

On Tuesday, June 27th, B-W Greenway hosted a “Nature Song Sing-Along” for Waterford Landing residents at the Bath Twp Building.   Dave Nolin, Karen Tracy and Bob Jurick provided the music.  There were six sets of two songs separated by personal stories and stories about the special places in the B-W Greenway.  There was a lot of work in putting this together but, now that the program is done, we are willing to do it for other housing communities.

You can hear the B-W Greenway song on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BWGreenway/videos/1707676305928590/

Juried Art Competiton 2017

B-W Greenway and the Fairborn Art Association Announce Awards for the Landscape2017 Juried Art Exhibition.

Since 2010, B-W Greenway and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored a juried art exhibition to heighten public awareness of our local greenspaces and the need to preserve them as well as to foster an interest in nature through art.  Each year, a different location within the greenway is selected for the artists to develop their artwork.  The 2017 locations were the Estel Wenrick Wetlands and the Mad River Entrance in Clark County.

This year, the competition attracted 27 artists and 64 pieces of artwork. The judge for Landscape2017 was Ms. Jean Koeller.  Ms. Koeller teaches painting at Stivers School for the Arts.  Ms. Koeller noted “ It’s always great to see everyone’s approach and love of the landscape genre that is very important to me.”

On July 9, at the opening reception held at the Fairborn Art Association gallery, awards were made to the following artists:

First Place – Shirlee Bauer, Golden Springs Fields

Second Place – Susie King, Wetlands 2

Third Place – Abigail Little, Mad Maple

Honorable Mention, Nine artists received ribbons: Anita Wilson, Kim Ceccarelli, Elizabeth Beecher, Rhonda Sloan, Patricia Dunker, Ed Lehman, Shari Little, Diana Hoke, and Jim Little

The Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn, OH will be open Sunday, July 23rd from 2 to 4pm for the public to enjoy the many pieces of art.




134 Acres Added to B-W Greenway

134 Acres Added to B-W Greenway

After lots of hard work led by our own Bob Jurick and Steve Carne, we recently closed on a new conservation easement with Clark County.134 acres on the Clark County Well Field property roughly at the corner of I-675 and I-70 will be preserved from development and will only allow the possibility of a future well site on a small portion of the site if Clark County wishes to do so.

Ribbon Cut at the Valle View Wetland

Ribbon Cut at the Valle View Wetland

After a lot of hard work, the Valle View Wetlands are now officially open.  Members of City Council, The Park Board and other representatives were on hand for the ribbon cutting and a walking tour by Nancy Bain.  Bob Jurick and Eric Sauer represented BW Greenway.  Please stop by for a great quarter mile walk and see the flora and fauna as well as the permeable parking lot.  The parking lot is located just north of the Fifth Third Bank Branch right at the North East corner of I-675 and Dayton–Yellow Springs Road