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Hello All,

March is nearly here and the early signs of spring are all around us. I have daffodils, tulips, and crocus poking through the mulch, and the birds are beginning to sing their spring songs.  Just the other day I saw another sign – bags of mulch were being unloaded at the local hardware store.

March 1 is the opening date for the Greene County Senior Show, which runs for the first three Sundays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and closes on March 18 at 2:00 p.m. It is always a beautiful show so I hope you will bring your friends to view the show and celebrate senior artists and artisans in Greene County.

Daylight Savings Time begins March 8, so we will be able to enjoy an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, and the official first day of Spring is March 19.

Several FAA members enjoyed a tour of the historic Osborne area of Fairborn on February 10. This is the area designated for artists to find inspiration for the BW Greenway Landscape Show. We saw several interesting and unique architectural elements to paint. The tour guide indicated another tour would be held in May when flowers and trees are blooming. Be looking for information on that, and be sure to pick up a prospectus for the show so you will know how to enter your artwork.

FAA is well represented by members who have paintings in the Aqueous Ohio, Southwest 2020 by the Ohio Watercolor Society at Sinclair Community College in Mason. The show runs through May 29.  If you want to view the art online, please go to https://www/ and then look under Regional Exhibits.

Please keep the families of Maggie Vance and Mark Bauer (Shirlee Bauer’s husband) in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. Members Lois Kuck and Anita Wilson are still battling health problems. If you know of others who need our support, please let a Board member know, or send the information to Jackie Albright so we know to reach out to them.

Correction:  Our March speaker is Kate Santucci who does Encaustic Art.  I hope you are as interested as I am to learn more about this art form. The meeting is Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Louise Jackson will be our speaker at our April 7th meeting. End of Correction

Please open your heart to volunteering to help FAA. We will be needing people to run for office and filling various other positions, including being part of the Nominating Committee in March. It is also time to sign up to help at the Sweet Corn Festival in August. YOU are needed and wanted.  I recently read an article on stess reduction techniques, and one of them was to be a volunteer!  Please let me know if that could be you, and if you are asked, please remember your “YES” is needed.

Joe Miller (AKA Cheap Joe) says, “Sometimes a blank canvas is a napkin and a studio is a restaurant.”  Art is all around us, we just have to open our minds to the possibilities.

Billie Dickson


Attachment:  Maggie Vance Obit

Attachment:  Mark Bauer Obit


The Fairborn Art Association (FAA) is hosting a demonstration with artist Ms. Kate Huser Santucci Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7pm at its regular monthly meeting.

Kate Huser Santucci graduated from Wright State University in 1994 with a BFA in visual art, and participated in an encaustic painting workshop with Susan Mulder at the Krasl Art Center in Michigan. She has taught classes at the Dayton Art Institute and Rosewood Arts Centre, as well as private lessons for children. Santucci’s work has been shown at the Dayton Visual Arts Center, Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, has been part of several exhibitions at St. John Gallery in Beavercreek, and has been shown at various restaurants, pubs, and coffee houses in the Dayton area. Public work includes a mural in downtown Dayton on E. 3rd St. Her works are part of private collections in Dayton, Cincinnati, and St. Joseph, Michigan. End of Correction

The Fairborn Art Association is located at the rear entrance of the Fairborn Central Building, 221 North Central Ave., Fairborn. Parking and entrance are located around and behind the former school building, now senior housing.

…Submitted by James M. Gifford, Publicity Chair


FAA Spring Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, April 30, from noon to 5 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 5 at the FAA meeting. Please bring your art ready to hang, and we do not accept saw-tooth hangers or ring hangers. The prospectus has all the information needed to prepare your art for the show. The prospectus is available in our Gallery and is attached.

Registration:  Thursday, April 30 from Noon to 5 pm

Show Opening: May 3, 2020 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm 

 Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 7 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 3, 10, and 17 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pick Up:  Sunday, May 17 from 4 to 6 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring light snacks. We will assign one person in your group to have access to the gallery so you can get in and lock up when you leave. Please check with us when you register your art to make sure who will have gallery access. Light snacks could be cookies or cheese & crackers, or chips & salsa, and a punch or lemonade or something similar. Feel free to bring your artwork to work on while you are there.

Please invite your friends and family to come see the show, and hopefully find a piece of art they would like to hang in their home or office. Remember to share this information with your friends on Social Media such as Facebook.

If you have questions or if you need to deliver or pick up your work at a different time, contact Connie Gifford at [email protected] or (937) 270-7359 or Carol Edsall at [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!                              …Submitted Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

Attachment:  Spring prospectus 2020


May 4-6, 2020, Fairborn Art Association will welcome Misuk Goltz back to teach a 3-day watercolor workshop.  Misuk has won many awards for her watercolor paintings and is an outstanding teacher. For beginners to more advanced. Misuk has planned a fabulous, informative workshop.

This workshop will be at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery from 9:30-4 with an hour for lunch. The cost will be $200 member or $225 non-member, including a $40 nonrefundable deposit which will hold your place for the workshop. Because Misuk has so many followers, get your deposit in soon. Send it to Pat Dunker, 30 InnisbrTook Close, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Pat at 937-562-3014 or cell 937-271-4798, or email [email protected] .

This workshop is currently filled up and has a waiting list. See news below about the new workshop Misuk is offering.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  Misuk Goltz Registration


Misuk Goltz’s 3-day Journaling workshop is full but the GOOD NEWS is that she has graciously agreed to teach a 2-day Portraiture class on the 2 days following the Journaling class – May 7 and 8. The class will cost $140 for the 2 days and the supply list, if you need to bring anything special, will be in next month’s newsletter.

If anyone who is registered in the journaling class wishes to switch to the Portraiture Class, let Pat Dunker know ASAP and your deposit will be transferred to the new class, but only until the class is full. If you wish to take both classes, that is also possible but the people on the “waiting list” will be the first members of the new class if they wish. A registration form for this workshop is available on our website at                                             …Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment:  MISUK GOLZ Registration-Portraiture

March 3, 2020 Kate Santucci, Encaustic
April 7, 2020 Louise Jacckson, Watercolor
May 5, 2020 Misuk Goltz, and Workshop

June 2, 2020 Social
July 7, 2020 No meeting
August 4, 2020 No meeting
September 1, 2020 Amy Kollar Anderson, Mixed Media
October 6, 2020  Bruce Neville, and Workshop
November 3, 2020 Tim Langenderfer, Drawing
December 1, 2020 Christmas Party


Yuki Hall will be conducting a workshop titled “Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain” from May 11 to May 21, 2020.  The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Girona and Costa Brava, Spain with abundant excursions with private tour guides and private transportations.  For more information, contact Yuki at [email protected], (937) 679-2464.  All level of painters and non-painting companions are also welcome. Workshop brochure and enrollment form are available in the Gallery and are attached.

Painting & Sketching the Spirit of Spain[1160]

Painting & Sketching the spirit of Spain Enrollment form[1161]


Brochure and other information are available on our is attached. Paint this winter!

Attachment:  Landscapes 2020 Flyer 2pg

Attachment:  OHGC flyer with gardener addresses


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 members signed up to bring refreshments for the March meeting: Cheryl Miracle, Fran Watson, Jason Williams, Carol Edsel, Cass Barth, Carol Collett, Lucy Burns, Ed and Marty Vance, Nyeon Ju Woo, Clarice Moore, and Evvie Moore. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 23, 2020. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532