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Hello All!

March is a very busy month as we emerge from the throes of winter!

5 – Mardi Gras (and our FAA meeting at 7 p.m.)

6 – Beginning of Lent for those who observe

10 – Daylight Savings Time begins

17 – St Patrick’s Day

20 – First Day of Spring

So many opportunities to be inspired and create art!  The Greene County Senior Show is in the Gallery March 3 through March 20. Bruce Neville will present Watercolor Underpainting at our March 5 meeting.  See you then!

Billie Dickson



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. In the event we must cancel a meeting, the meeting will be held the following Tuesday at 7 pm.


The Fairborn Art Association (FAA) welcomes Cincinnati-based watercolor artist, Bruce Neville, March 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm. Neville said, “Watercolor has become a passion and very much a part of my life. First I have to be inspired. It helps that I often have my pad and pencils with me in my daily travels. With my architectural background, the fundamental visual skill of drawing is a beginning for my paintings. I also express a great deal of emotion to create the mood.”

Over the years Bruce has taught many classes and also presents workshops.  His work is currently represented in Ohio and other states.  He recently won an award from the Ohio Watercolor Society for his painting “Hill Street in Mt. Adams.” Mary Whyte, internationally recognized artist, selected “Hill Street”and said “Beautiful brushwork that dances between form and descriptive line. The artist’s vigorous depiction of light and shadows all add up to a lively and very fresh work.”

He also won The Sarah and John Lechletter Best of Show Award for “Victorian Shadows” watercolor at the 117th Annual Exhibit at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.

Neville is a featured artist in the book, Skies & Clouds: The Watercolor Techniques Of 23 International Artists, by Larry Charles (Editor), Terri Dodd (Editor). Neville said, “As a featured artist in this book, I discussed the thought process as applied to putting feeling into a beach scene.”

He was raised near Providence, Rhode Island. Neville said, “I witnessed people of everyday life and the wonderful neighborhoods of New England. I lived and schooled in Boston and then took the leap to study architecture at the University of Cincinnati. (Took) many courses in art education at UC and after design for 40 years I made the decision to take on my preference to paint in watercolor on a full-time basis. Deep down I always wanted to be a painter. After closing down my firm, I then got serious about being a painter.”

… Submitted by James M. Gifford, Publicity Chair


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 6-9, 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. (Please note the change in dates from May 6-10 to May 6-9. This is a 4-day workshop.) 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, iris 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. This is a 4-day class. The total cost is $250 for a FAA member; $285 for a non-member.

Attachment:  Soon Y Warren registration

Attachment:  Material List for Soon Y Warren


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


The Logan County Art League is sponsoring the12th annual Art on the Beach held at Oldfield Beach at Indian Lake, Lakeview, Ohio on June 22 and 23,, 2019.  We are searching for art vendors and fine craftsmen. There will be fine art exhibits, beautiful crafts from experienced craftspeople, live entertainment, and food vendors of all types If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Earick, [email protected] or 937-602-3032.

The Art on the Beach application form will be available on our website at .

… Submitted by Andrea Earick, Art on the Beach Chairperson, The Logan County Art League

Attachment:  2019 AOB Art Vendor Ap


Jacqueline Sullivan will be teaching Painting the Colors, Textures & Horizons of Italy, September 25 – October 1 2019! Join Jacqueline for a week of painting, touring, and engaging with the cultural, culinary, and visual richness of the Marche region of Italy (east of Tuscany on the central Adriatic Coast). Italiana Tours is organizing the trip – see their website for complete information, registration and details on their artist’s companion package. Contact Piero Pagliardini (who will be the workshop’s host and guide) for more information [email protected] Read more about this beautiful region of Italy HERE. Early Bird Registration Discount when you register before April 15, 2019!

… Submitted by Jacqueline Sullivan:  [email protected]


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 March meeting:  Nyeon Woo, Linda Perry, Evvie Moore, Yuki Hall, Sherry Li Cai, Linda Woods, Barb Arnold, Susie Scott, Susan Bertke, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, and Jada Keplinger. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 18, 2019. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.