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Happy Holidays!!!

Hard to believe that 2021 is almost over! I hope all your holiday preparations are underway, and you remain stress-free and enjoy this wondrous time of year… maybe painting stark trees against a snowy backdrop, or birds gathering seeds, or perhaps a full moon shining on an icy pond. Let your imagination go wild!

Speaking of holidays, our annual Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 7, at 6:30 pm. Please note the time change! The doors will open at 6:00 pm and we will eat a simple catered meal of sandwiches, pickles, chips and dessert at 6:30 pm. Drinks and paper products will be provided. If you are planning to attend (unaccompanied or with a guest), you MUST contact Debbie Cosenza by Tuesday, November 30 so we can get a count for the caterer. If you want to be included in the gift exchange, please bring a $10–$15 gift. Masks will not be required.

I learned of the passing of Sue Red recently. This is a very sad occasion for FAA and the Fairborn community. She served many years volunteering her time and talents as treasurer to FAA and spent countless hours heading up the Sweet Corn Festival with her husband, Loren and daughter, Lori. Her friendly smile and warm-hearted nature will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Red family.

We are still in need of a chairperson for the Sweet Corn Festival. I know summer seems like it’s far away, but it will soon be time to start work on all the pre-festival duties. Warren Brown will head the 2022 festival, but we need someone to train under him for the future. PLEASE consider volunteering for this position. It is SO IMPORTANT to this organization and there is a super team of supporters to help with this excellent endeavor.

I’d like to thank Roger for replacing the dirty, dingy rug at the entrance of our gallery. What a difference!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our party… should be lots of fun!

Keep on painting!

Linda Brandenburg



We have closed the books on the 2021 Sweet Corn Festival. The final tally for this year’s festival is $18,293.33. This year’s festival was a great success. Thanks to all who volunteered.

…Submitted by Roger Browning


January 4 No meeting                                             July 5 No meeting
February 1 Marsha Pippenger, collage                August 2 No meeting
March 1 Jane Halliwell, botanical watercolor      September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
April 5 Andi Sanders, alcohol ink                          October 4 Workshop, TBD
May 3 Workshop, David R. Smith, watercolor    November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
June 7 Social                                                             December 6 Christmas Party

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


Please join us for our annual Christmas Party on December 7. FAA will cater the food but you MUST make a reservation for yourself and your guest with our greeter, Debbie Cosenza, by November 30. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the party starts at 6:30 pm. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped item, $10–$15 value. Masks are optional. We hope to see you there.

…Submitted by Carol Collett


I wish to share the wonderful news that I received a Purchase Award in the 123rd Annual ‘Exhibition of Indiana and Ohio Artists’ at the Richmond Art Museum in Indiana. The juried exhibit is open November 5, 2021 through January 8, 2021 at the museum. I was delighted to receive one of the ‘Chip and Marcia Foster’ Purchase awards for my watercolor painting “Snowy Steps.”  The piece was painted after a particularly heavy snowfall during the long winter of 2020. The setting is John Bryan State Park which is near my hometown of Yellow Springs. Yippee!

…Submitted by Libby Rudolf

Watermedia First Place – Yuki Hall for “In Milan” (In Honor of Pat Brewer sponsored by her family, Pat was an amazing Watercolorist known for her downtown Middletown scenes)
Accepted into the show:
Rose Schultz – “Mezquita Marvel” and “Beyond the Bridge”
Shirlee Bauer – “Chalk One Up for Art”
Sherry Cai  “Light and Shadow” and “Wild Field Flowers”
Yuki Hall – “Street View from Victor Emmanuel Monument,” “In Milan,” and “In Rome”
Congratulations to those accepted into this beautiful show!

…Submitted by Connie Gifford


Yuki Hall will be offering a 2-day Pen & Watercolor workshop titled, “Expressive Pen & Wash” on March 21–22, 2022 at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Pen & Wash is a wonderful method to capture an essence of the scene quickly with a minimal amount of supplies. In this 2-day workshop, students will learn about different types of pens and their usages. Students will also learn how to avoid rigid coloring-in style of painting, but to instead, execute it with expressive lines with confident brush marks which reflect humanness and finesse. Method of blending colors on the paper to keep freshness will also be discussed. For more information and/or to register, contact Yuki Hall. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached.

Attachment:  Yuki Hall Expressive Pen & Wash Registration Form


Fairborn Art Association is pleased to welcome David R. Smith for our May 2–4, 2022 Workshop. David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.

David’s favorite subjects tend to be found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration. Depicting a subject in great light, capitalizing on the contrast developed by light and shadow, while showcasing the assortment of jewels that happen naturally through the fluid medium keeps David eager to paint his next creation.

David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others. The registration form is available in the Gallery, on our website, and is also included at the end of this newsletter.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022

Jacqueline Sullivan, a popular demo artist at FAA, is currently exhibiting through November 30, 2021 in the Creative Catalyst Studio Gallery Show with Marion Corbin-Mayer and Nancy G. Turner at Haehnle Gallery, St John’s Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220. For more information, refer to their website at .


The Dayton Art Institute is currently open 11:00 am–8:00 pm on Thursdays, 11:00 am–5:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, noon–5:00 pm on Sundays. Masks and social distancing are required. They ask that you check often for updates. For more information, visit their website at or call 937-223-4ART (4278).


If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the February Newsletter is Monday, January 17, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will no longer be posting personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.