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Hello All,

Congratulations to our new Board for 2021-22:

President – Linda Brandenburg              Corresponding Secretary – Lisa Becker
Vice President – Carol Edsall                   Recording Secretary – Sheryl Scott
Treasurer – Roger Browning

The election was a unanimous voice vote at our May 4 meeting. They will be installed at our June 1 meeting. Please welcome them and lend them all your support. This past year has reminded us of the importance of working as a team, with everyone pitching in to help. Congratulations to the new Board!

Yes, we are having the June 1 meeting, but it will be different than the past. There will be light refreshments, and FAA will provide them. By light, I mean plates and utensils will not be required. Everything will be served with a toothpick to reduce contamination, and the beverage will be individual bottles of water. We are planning on serving food provided by FAA and having some people sit in the courtyard outside the Gallery, so dress according to the weather forecast. Masks will still be required for those who are not fully vaccinated, and number of persons inside will be limited to 35 at a time.  This should give everyone time to circulate and vote on paintings for the People’s Choice Awards, and look at the artwork of the scholarship winners. Those winners will be announced, as will the Sweet Corn Festival King and Queen. The outgoing Board will be recognized and the incoming Board will be installed. After the votes are tallied, the winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced and prizes awarded. The evening will end after that. Everyone with paintings in the show must take them home that night, or make arrangements with the Show Chairs to pick them up at a different time.

I also want to announce the Fairborn Art Association Scholarship winners:  Sebastien DeLeon from Riverside High School, Avory Mayenschein from Greenon High School, and Miriah Taylor from Greenon High School. Congratulations to these graduates as they embark on their art careers.

It has been my great pleasure to serve as your President these past three years. I have come to know so many more members and realize what a great organization we have. I will still be an ex-officio member of the Board, but I will be there to support our new President Linda Brandenburg as she leads us into our future.

See you Tuesday, June 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. (so you can begin voting early before the actual meeting begins).  Remember to sign up to volunteer for the Sweet Corn Festival!

Billie Dickson, (Outgoing) President

There will be no need to register for the June meeting. Also, remember that membership dues are due by the June 1st meeting.                                           … Submitted by Debbie Cosenza


We have been approved to go forward with the August 21-22, 2021 Fairborn Sweetcorn Festival. Great News!! What this means to you, our members, is we need you to volunteer for the tasks that are necessary to carry out a successful event. Please contact Warren Brown or Roger Browning for a list of jobs that still need volunteers.


We have several great events coming up in September through the remainder of this year:

      • September 7th will feature Nita Leland, talking about collage. She is a well published artist who has
        provided demos and taught at FAA in the past.  This promises to be another well attended meeting./li>
      • October 5th features Shirley De Lait, with watercolor
      • November 2nd workshop features Liam Quan Zhen, a watercolor and Chinese painting artist who again has taught previously at FAA and was very well received.
      • December 7 Christmas Party

    * No meetings in July and August                               … Submitted by Carol Edsall


    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, TBD                                           November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
    June 7 Social                                                          December 6 Christmas Party
    July 5 No meeting                                                          … Submitted by Carol Edsall


    Our workshop this year in November features Lian Quan Zhen. Lian was here several years ago with a full class who raved about his teaching so we are bringing him back. He will be teaching Chinese painting as well as his traditional methods. Many famous artists have a background in Chinese painting, such as Mary Whyte and Jean Hanes, so I’m sure all will learn a lot and really enjoy his class. Applications for this workshop are now available in our Gallery and on our website Please contact Pat Dunker for additional information.

    Attachment:  LIAN QUAN ZHEN Registration 2021


    Landscapes2021 is a juried art exhibition presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and Fairborn Art Association. This year the location for the subject of the artwork is B-W Greenway’s Pearl’s Fen. Work will be accepted at The FAA Gallery on Sunday, June 27 from 1-3 pm. The Gallery will be open to the public on Sundays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 1-3 pm. Prospectus is available in our Gallery. For information contact Pat Higgins or Bob Coates.


    Disc golf is similar to regular golf, but played instead with a small frisbee that is thrown into a metal basket. Located at the Handyman Ace Hardware course at Fairborn Community Park Saturday June 26th from 8 am – 5 pm, participants will get to enjoy exploring this beautiful piece of nature preserved by B-W Greenway while enjoying the day’s activities. We’re looking for local artists who want to be inspired by our conservation mission, and the disc golf theme of this event to create something to be used as a trophy to give to division winners. Example shown was a ceramic bowl. Contact [email protected] or call Piper R. Fernwey by June 1st at 740-403-2002 with questions.

    Attachment:  BW Greenway Trophy  Donation Request


    Tecumseh Land Trust is hosting 4 Plein-air Paint-Outs this summer and fall. There is no cost to join in but donations to TLT are gratefully accepted. Libby Rudolf has helped to organize these paint-outs with TLT.  The first event is June 26, 9:30-12:30 and will be in Southern Clark County at a beautiful working farm with multiple barns, fields, houses, etc.  TLT asks all to register with a free ticket through Eventbrite on their website . Libby will offer a ‘Give it a Try’ plein air watercolor session for 1 hour with materials provided for $15 on June 26 paint-out from 10-11am. Bring a chair and anything else you need to be comfortable. Please join the fun!  Any medium that you can transport is welcome. Three other events are still in the planning stage for these sites:  July 17 – Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, August 7 or 8 – Beautiful Farm in Champaign County, October 16 or 17 – Newly preserved part of Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs.

    … Submitted by Libby Rudolf


    The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) presents the 10th Annual Photography and Digital Art Competition. All Professional and Amateur Photographers and Digital Artists 16 years of age or older are eligible to submit digital photographs, film photographs, or other digital works of art on the MAC website. Submission for entries starts Monday, June 1st and ends Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Files will be submitted via the MAC website. Notification of accepted entries will be available by June 21st, 2021 on our website and Facebook page. Accepted Entries will need to be brought to the MAC for final judging July 12th-July 15th. Details can be found in the prospectus on our website at  Exhibition will be held July 26-August 26, 2021, with details about an Opening Event to be announced.

    Attachment:  MAC PROSPECTUS-2021-NEW REVISED


    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, September 7, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Our board will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 in the gallery, so please do not arrive before 6:30. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the September Newsletter is Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Please email or call your articles in to Lisa Becker.

    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. Please consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.