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Happy New Year Fellow Artists and Friends,

It is a good time to remind everyone that if Fairborn schools are closed due to bad weather, Fairborn Art Association meetings are cancelled that day. Jackie tries to send an e-mail blast, so be sure to keep checking as weather sometimes changes during the day.

There are some changes coming updating our Gallery, and we hope you enjoy them.  When all is finished our Gallery should have a fresh and convenient new look for us to enjoy.

Our February 5 meeting speaker is Ron Rollins who will talk and demo “Acrylic in Action.”  His work is very dynamic and the demo should be exciting to watch.  Meeting is at 7 pm.

Now is the time to sign up for the Soon Y Warren workshop from May 6–10. Forms are on our website or in the Gallery. Don’t be left out, sign up now!

Think about gifting your Valentine with your own arts and crafts this year – make it a real gift from the heart.

Billie Dickson



Our next FAA speaker, Mr. Ron Rollins, will demonstrate his colorful, spontaneous art at the February 5, 2019, meeting. Rollins is a local artist and is the “Dayton Daily News” “Ideas & Voices” editor. He is a writer, editor, poet, and artist who lives in Kettering, is married to Amy, and has two grown children and two grandchildren. His web site, , has a colorful display of his abstract art.

He states on the web site, “I tend not to title my works, because people like to see different things in the often messy images I create, and I don’t want my thinking on the piece to crowd out someone else’s interpretation of it. I love to hear what people think of when they look at a piece, because they almost always help me see something new in it, that I did not even realize I was putting there… . I tend to paint right out of the tube, mixing colors directly on the canvas and adding in a lot of water for effect, to blur and blend. I’ll fairly quickly throw, squirt, smear, smudge, spatter and flick paint to create a scene that expresses motion, light and energy.”

The web site describes his achievements: “He was one of five featured Dayton-area artists whose work was featured in a traveling exhibition of nature-themed work to mark the 50th anniversary of the Five Rivers MetroParks. His work has been featured on ThinkTV’s “The Art Show” and on the cover of Mock Turtle Zine, a Dayton arts journal.”

Some of his past shows are The Dayton Circus Sideshow; The Miamisburg Summer Arts Series Gallery; the Centerville Police Station Gallery; Visceral Gallery in Middletown; the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin, Ohio; the Kettering Christ Church Little Gallery; Antioch University Midwest; and members shows of the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

Rollins usually paints acrylic and/or pastel on canvas. He is influenced by the work of his mother, Barbara, a watercolor artist, and by abstract expressionists, such as Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and Joan Mitchell.                                                                                                      … Submitted by James Gifford

Spring 2019 Speakers

March 5 ……… Bruce Neville
April 2 ……….. Mike Elsass
May 7 ………… Soon Y Warren


The Fairborn Art Association will present the Soon Y. Warren Workshop May 6-10, 2019, 9:30-4:00 pm, located in their Gallery in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N Central Ave. Fairborn, Oh 45434.

Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist and teacher. She has an Associate degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Soon Y. has had numerous exhibitions, earned numerous awards, and has published two books. She is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS); American Watercolor Society (AWS); Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA); Southern Watercolor Artist (SW/LM); Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS); Honor Society of Watercolor USA; Rocky Mountain Watermedia; Society of Watercolor Artist (SWA).

Soon’s favorite subjects are those found in nature: people, an animal, trees, a tangerine, pear, oriental poppy, … Read Moreiris or something of intrigue at the moment. She is known for her spectacular renderings of everyday objects. Soon likes subjects that are pretty and make her happy. She always looks for interesting compositions created by natural form or light and often uses subject matter from still lifes. Flowers from her gardens often become models for paintings. She says that, “I’m inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature and our surroundings. I try to paint the essence of subjects and my sincere feeling for nature.”

A registration form is available in our Gallery or on our website at To register, please send a non refundable deposit of $40 along with the registration form to Pat Dunker, 30 Innisbrook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Make checks payable to Fairborn Art Association. Final payment must be made by 4/29/19. For questions, call Pat Dunker at (937-562-3014) or cell (937-271-4798); or email [email protected]. Cancellations after 4/22/19 will forfeit entire payment.

Attachment:  Soon Y Warren registration


The Landscapes 2019 juried art competition is underway. The juried competition’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 pm; with prizes awarded at 3 pm.  Please note this is a corrected date from previous notices. The gallery will also be open on July 21 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm for the community to enjoy.

Each year since 2010, B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored the art competition to heighten the community’s awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve them. The Landscapes 2019 location is the Garland Wetland Reserve, a City of Fairborn Park located at 1271 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn; at the intersection of Commerce Center Blvd and Garland Avenue.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. Work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, photography, or 3D hanging art less than 10 lbs. in weight. Size many not exceed 30 x 40 inches.  A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany the entry form. All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 29, 2019, during the hours of 1-4 pm. For additional information, please contact Pat Higgins at [email protected].


The Gallery at Lofino Plaza will be featuring two members of the FAA during the month of March.  Clarice Moore and Evvie Moore will be exhibiting their work in a duo exhibit. Please plan to stop by the Gallery and see these talented members. The Gallery is located inside the Lofino Plaza at 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Ohio.. Hours are Mon.-Thursday 9-7, Friday 9-4 and Sat. 9-12.   … Submitted by Susan Scott


Yuki Hall & Diana Marra will be conducting a magical painting and touring adventure in Tuscany, Italy from September 27 to October 4, 2019.  Tucked away in a corner of Tuscany, Trequanda is in the southeast of Siena.  Here you will see undulating terrain covered in vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields – unimaginable landscape you will never want to leave.  We will be staying in a beautiful 16th -century renovated family-owned farmhouse with its history and winery which produces excellent Tuscan wines.  The farm house is perched 1,300 feet above sea level and has a spectacular view.  There, in the Tuscan countryside and historic architecture, we will be painting and sketching in watercolor as well as learning Chinese brush painting.  You will also be enjoying authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared with care and excellent fresh ingredients, accompanied by local wine.   After a day of painting, you can swim and relax in a swimming pool with breathtaking views.  The farmhouse is also surrounded by walking trails and a tennis court.  We will also tour the vineyards and winery with an expert vintner and then sit down to wine tasting with a delicious three–course lunch.  Our week in Tuscany will include fantastic excursions to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Montalcino, all by private transportations.  For more information and/or questions, please contact Yuki Hall at (937) 679-2464, [email protected]. A brochure and enrollment form are available on our website

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Brochure pdf

Attachment:  Painting Under The Tuscan Sun Enrollment Form pdf


Libby Rudolf has a watercolor “Fishing for Supper” in the 2019 “Sister” show to “Works on Paper.” It is in the entry hallway along with about 20 pieces that the staff selected.

The Monday Morning Artists group will hang a show “The Joys of Art” in Westminster Hall at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs in early March. We tentatively plan to have our reception Sunday, March 17 at noon. All are invited! Wear green if you’d like to.                                                               … Submitted by Libby Rudolf


Celebrating 10 Years, the 2019 Art At The Arnold competition will be held March 1 – March 3 which takes place at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH. Art at the Arnold is three-days of drawing, painting, sculpting, and other creative artistic media. Artists use athletes and models as subjects with the Arnold Sports Festival as a backdrop. Friday, the first day, artists work with models. Saturday’s all day work session the artists work from subjects found among the many events and competitions at the festival. Judging, Awards ceremony and Art Show follow on Sunday. All events are located in the North Atrium of the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. Space is limited to 50 juried artists who work in front of thousands of spectators. Co-chairs of Art at the Arnold are Pertain Gillespie and Kevin Buckland who say Art at the Arnold is fun and educational for both spectators and artists. Contact Buckland Gillespie Graphic Design to enter or for more information at [email protected] or 614-543-0000. Registration deadline is January 10, 2019. An entry form is available on our website .

Attachment:  2019artarnoldentry-lo


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.


The following people signed up to bring refreshments to our February meeting:  Linda Brandenburg, Jean Lutz, Joan Witkins, Jada Keplinger, Ginni Roche, Evvie Moore, Carol Edsall, Samara Blankenship, Jim and Margaret Brooks, Sue Seitz, and Ed Vance. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 18, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.