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 Dear Members, Patrons, and Friends,

Thanks to all members for their continued support  of the FAA. This is a rough time of the year due to weather. Keep working on your arts and crafts so that when we have shows, we will have plenty of items to show off. Every once in while we get requests from businesses to see if we have any members who wish to put their work on display in their business. Some are even mentioning that we can put sales prices on the items. The City of Fairborn is currently looking for paintings to hang in some offices. They say we can put prices on them, possibly can sell some. If you are interested in showing your work and or selling it, contact me with an email and I will  pass this info along to these businesses. Sounds like a great chance to advertise our association and your works. Hope to see you at our meeting on February 6 at 7:00 pm. The Board will meet at 6:00 pm.

Loren Red



Peter is a self-taught watercolor artist who has focused primarily on the landscapes of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky. Though he began painting in 1999, four young children and a busy career as a landscape designer prevented him from painting seriously until 2009. His work typically does not contain a message or a particular statement about life or politics. Rather, he is content when the viewer lingers in front of a piece, enjoying it. Often, Peter is told by his viewers and collectors that his paintings remind them of something from their past. Peter taught a weekly watercolor class at the Rosewood Art Centre in Kettering, Ohio. He also taught watercolor classes and workshops at Studio 14 Gallery in Tipp City, Ohio, and for other private organizations.

With a busy family (his children are now 10-16), Peter’s time is at a premium, but he still enjoys teaching when time allows. Peter was featured in an episode of Think TV’s “The Art Show” in 2014. Since 2009, he has shown his work often in juried competitions, invitational exhibitions, and solo exhibitions. Among them are The Ohio Watercolor Society’s traveling show, “Art at The Mill” at historic Bear’s Mill in Greenville, Ohio, and the International Exhibition of Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pa. He holds signature memberships in The Ohio Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Water Color Society, and Western Ohio Watercolor Society.


We will follow recommendations of the media weather reports. When they say travel would be dangerous, we will cancel our scheduled meeting. The Board will communicate with each other by phone and you will be notified by email as soon as a decision is reached. Be sure to check your email before starting out if the weather is bad. If you do not have email access, please call one of the Board members or a member you know who has email access.


JoAnne Rumple has turned over her duties as Publicity Chair to James Gifford. James recently joined FAA after attending several meetings with his wife, Connie. James is a skilled photographer and some of his photos were included on our website even before he joined. James will make contact with all available news agencies for FAA events. Thank you for your service, JoAnne.

We have several new members who have joined recently. If you see a new face, please welcome and make him/her comfortable.


Mark your calendars for May 2-4, 2018 when Lian Quan Zhen, a very popular watercolorist and Chinese Painting artist will be the featured artist at a workshop at Fairborn Art Association. He will also be the demo artist for the May 1st FAA meeting and be the judge for our Spring Members Show. Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books. He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as a hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has had many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings. His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in the US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. (See  for additional information on his workshops and a list of art supplies.) Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice, and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes, and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide.

A flyer/registration form will be available in our Gallery and is attached. Please contact Pat Dunker at [email protected] for registration and more information.

Attachment: Lian Zhen Registration (Word Document)

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (pdf file)

Attachment: Lian Zhen Workshop Registration (open document file)


Yuki Hall will be teaching an 8-week watercolor class titled “Watercolor Working with Perspective” starting March 26. The class will meet on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30. In this 8-week course, students will learn fundamental concepts and application of both aerial and linear perspective. Perspective is by far the most important tool to create a sense of 3-dimensional depth in a 2-dimensional picture plane. Used effectively, it allows us to inject a powerful mood and atmosphere in your paintings. However, many students are intimidated about the term “perspective,” thinking it is only understood by artists with some architectural or engineering background. Nothing is farther from the truth. Perspective, discussed and demonstrated in simple, step-by-step fashion with practical examples, can be easily understood and utilized by students of any background and any skill level. A generous amount of class time will be spent on drawing lessons using various perspective tools, as well as other design concepts that are important for creating paintings with strong visual impact. Yuki’s highly organized, friendly, and non-intimidating teaching style has been well received for years by students of all levels. The cost for this 8-week class is $105. To register, please send the payment and the registration form to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432.  For any questions regarding this class, please call or email Yuki at 937-679-2464, [email protected] or . A registration form is available in the Gallery or is attached.

Attachment: Yuki Hall March 2018 Workshop (pdf file)


Louise Jackson will teach a one-day class on April 24 which is a Tuesday at the FAA Gallery. This is a 16 x 16, on 300 lb. cp paper. $40 covers teaching fee and all of your paint. Class is 5 hours plus a half hour for lunch. It will be 10 am till 3:30 pm. If you would like to join us, simply email me or call at 937-886-5238. Snow will be gone by then. Hope you can come. A photo of the subject will be available in our Gallery or is attached.                                                                                                                                                        …Submitted by Louise Jackson

Attachment: LOUISE JACKSON WATERCOLOR CLASS April 2018 (Word document)


B-W Greenway has published its flyer for the Landscapes 2018 competition. Copies will be available in our Gallery and are attached. The location this year is Oakes Quarry Park, a City of Fairborn park located near the intersection of Interstate 675 on State Route 235.


Until June 30, 2018, Visit Oakes Quarry Park and produce artwork.

Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm, Work accepted at Fairborn Art Association Gallery.

Exhibition open to the public, Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29, 2-4 pm.

Opening reception, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 pm, with prizes awarded at 3 pm. Cash prizes total $300.

Sunday, July 29, Final Day of Exhibition. Artists may pick up work at FAA Gallery, 4-5 pm.

For more information, please contact Bob Coates at [email protected].

Attachment: Landscapes 2018 flyer (pdf file)


For those of you who enjoyed the demo Nancy presented at our October 2017 meeting, you will pleased to know that she is offering several workshops during 2018. Two 3-day workshops are available at the Pendelton Art Center, 1310 Pendelton St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, Studio 611A, on March 2, 3, and 4, 2018 and on November 2, 3, and 4, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. A 2-day workshop is available at Bruce Neville, March 9 and 10, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Please contact Nancy at [email protected] or call 513-405-0141.

                                                                                                                                   …Submitted by Fran Watson


The Piqua Arts Council is sponsoring a Tim Saternow Watercolor Workshop, March 27-30, 2018, from 9 am to 4 pm, at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St., Piqua, OH 45356. PAC Members – $300, non-members – $350. Lunch will be provided. For a registration form, call Piqua Arts Council at 937-773-9630, email [email protected], or register online at


Studio 14, now located at Studio 14 Creative Arts Center, 8 N. Market Street, Troy, OH, has published a list of new classes they are offering in various media. For a description of their offerings, please go to their website at


Thursday Paint-In group meets each Thursday from 9:30 till 12:30 (usually later) for watercolor painting. Connie Gifford and Shirlee Bauer coordinate the group and send out an email each week confirming the meeting. New members are welcome. Because we are using the FAA Gallery, we collect a fee to pay for the use of the Gallery, but all things considered, the fee for each session is well worth it for gathering together with other watercolor artists to share ideas and get inspired. We all have a wonderful time and enjoy watercolor painting together. If you have questions, please contact Connie Gifford or Shirlee Bauer by phone or email.

Friday Artists meet at 10 am and paint until 1 or 2 pm each week, with a break at noon for lunch. We meet each week continuously unless there is something else scheduled in the FAA Gallery. Billie Dickson coordinates the group and we don’t paint if only two of us will be there, but anyone can contact Billie to find out if we are on schedule for that week. We expect people who come regularly to be FAA members and pay a fee each week (pays for lights, etc.). It is basically an open work session for artists in any medium and we would love to have others join us. If you have questions, you can contact Billie Dickson by email or phone.


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. Be sure we have your permission to display your artwork and/or any photo of you (individually or in a group) on the website.


We need some volunteers to bring snacks to the February meeting. Please call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly,


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 19, 2018. Please email your articles to  [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.

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