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Hello Fellow Artists!

Valentine’s Day is over and hopefully you spent it with loved ones (and maybe some chocolate was involved?). We seem to be plowing our way through the winter months, literally, and I hope everyone has remained safe and warm, using this time of indoor activity for productivity!

Our next meeting will be March 1 at 7:00 pm, when we will welcome Jane Halliwell Green, who will be demonstrating a botanical style of painting. Her works are beautiful and I am looking forward to learning her techniques. Masks will still be required and please give Debbie Cosenza your reservation.

I am happy to announce Evvie Moore as our new Sunshine chairperson. Jim Gifford, who volunteered to fill this position since it was vacated, has been doing a super job in this role but his hands are full with his other duties. Evvie graciously accepted and we couldn’t be happier! She will begin March 1 so if you know of someone who is sick, in the hospital, or has a death in the family, please contact Evvie.

Another change has to do with our website administrator. Jackie Albright, who has done an excellent job for twenty years, is turning over the reins to Sheryl Scott and April Coppess. We can’t thank Jackie enough for her dedication to the Fairborn Art Association as Corresponding Secretary, which included website administration, editing of the monthly newsletter, maintaining the membership database, preparation of the membership directory, and much more. She has spent endless hours of her time to promote our organization and I commend her loyalty and devotion. We also welcome Sheryl and April into their new positions and I look forward to working with these ladies. I would also ask for your patience as they will be learning the ropes, so we will be a work in progress.

Our spring show is fast approaching so let’s all keep “throwing paint,” as Connie Gifford says, and enter our finished masterpieces. Be aware that this year there will be allowed only TWO entries per artist, and photography is included. Details are covered in this newsletter.

There are still openings for the David R. Smith workshop in May so contact Pat Dunker if you would like to enroll…should be a fascinating class!

My personal congratulations to all of you who have had shows or are getting ready to appear in a show. What an accomplishment! I’m proud of each and every one of you.

Take care and keep creating!

Linda Brandenburg



March 1 Jane Halliwell, botanical watercolor      August 2 No meeting
April 5 Andi Sanders, alcohol ink                         September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
May 3 Workshop, David R. Smith, watercolor    October 4 Workshop, TBD
June 7 Social                                                           November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
July 5 No meeting                                                   December 6 Christmas Party

We are currently requesting that attendees continue to reserve a space for all demos through Debbie Cosenza and all safety considerations will continue including distancing and masking.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


The Fairborn Art Association meeting for March 1, 2022 features well known watercolor, color pencil and textile artist Jane Halliwell Green. She will be demonstrating her expertise in botanical watercolor. All current safety protocols will be in place for the meeting. Attendees must register their intent to attend by emailing Debbie Cosenza.

Jane’s interest in art began as a little girl watching her Irish grandmother hook rugs. She was fascinated by color and texture and loved to work with her hands. By 1992, Jane was a well-known textile designer and teacher. She was the first rug designer invited to teach at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D, C., and was affiliated with this institution for over 6 years. She is the author of three books on fiber-arts.
Jane used watercolors to design and plan rugs. She loved this medium so much she returned to school to study fine art. In May, 2005 she graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She has taught watercolor in the Portland, Maine schools, The Maine College of Art, Anne Arundel Community College, and The Art Academy in Easton, Maryland. She was an adjunct instructor at Anne Arundel Community College and an instructor at Maryland Hall for the Arts and the Kent Island Arts Association.
Jane is a current member of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society and the Miamisburg Art Gallery. She was a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society before moving to Ohio. She was also a member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club and The Color Pencil Society of America. Her work in watercolor, color pencil, and fiber has been exhibited nationally.
Jane also holds a bachelor degree in Anthropology from Chatham College. She is also a spiritual medium working with clients all over the world. Visit her websites at: and

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


Fairborn Art Association is pleased to welcome David R. Smith for our May 2–4, 2022 Workshop. David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.

David’s favorite subjects tend to be found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration. Depicting a subject in great light, capitalizing on the contrast developed by light and shadow, while showcasing the assortment of jewels that happen naturally through the fluid medium, keeps David eager to paint his next creation.

David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached. Please register as soon as possible so we don’t have to cancel.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022


This year, six FAA members were accepted into the 32nd Annual Dayton-Area Works on Paper Exhibition. Congratulations to Shirlee Bauer, Lisa Becker, Billie Dickson, Shirley Harbaugh, Elizabeth A. Martin, and Rose Schultz.

There were 200 pieces submitted and only 54 artworks from 44 artists accepted by juror Willis Bing Davis. The exhibition runs through February 25, 2022. The artists’ reception, which is free and open to all, will take place on Saturday, February 26 from 1:003:00 pm. Rosewood Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Center at 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, OH 45429. You don’t want to miss seeing this art show!

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford


Congratulations to Clarice Moore who placed in a national competition to be included in the “Black Lives Through Visual Rhythms” juried exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute from February 26 to May 22, 2022, featuring art by nationally recognized and emerging African American artists from across the United States. For more information, visit their website at:

Clarice Moore is exhibiting in a “Black Art Showcase” now through March 14 at Grace United Methodist Church, 1001 Harvard Blvd. in Dayton. The gallery is open on Sundays from 9:00 am to noon, or you may contact the church office at 937-278-4731 to schedule a viewing time.

Clarice currently has a solo exhibition titled “Life in Color” at Central State West, Second Floor, 840 Germantown Street in Dayton through March 25. Everyone is invited to the Artist reception on March 5 from 2:00–4:00 pm.

Clarice Moore’s work is included, along with 18 other artists, in the African American Visual Artists Guild exhibit of “The Artist’s Life” at the Dayton Metro Library, Second Floor, in downtown Dayton now through March 26, 2022.

…Submitted by Clarice Moore


FAA Members’ Show paintings will be accepted on Thursday, April 29, from noon to 5:00 pm. The show opens on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Prizes awarded on Tuesday, May 4 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.

 Note New Changes: Photography will now be included in the show, however, maximum of two entries per member. Entry fee for each piece of artwork is $10; Size not to exceed 30 x 40 inches.

Registration:  Thursday, April 28 from Noon to 5:00 pm

Show Opening: May 9, 2020 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Prizes Awarded:  Tuesday, May 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm at our May meeting

Gallery Hours:  Sundays, May 8, 15, and 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Note: The Members’ Show will end at the June 7, 2022 meeting and is now included with the People’s Choice. Paintings will be removed after the meeting.

Pick Up:  Tuesday, June 7, 2022 after the FAA meeting and on Thursday, June 9 from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm

If you signed up to sit with the FAA gallery, please bring only food/drink for yourself because we will not furnish anything for the guests due to COVID-19. 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. 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 by email or phone or Carol Edsall by email.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful art work!

…Submitted by Connie S. Gifford and Carol Edsall

Attachment: FAA 2022 Spring Show Prospectus


The Contemporary Dayton is seeking artwork to be featured in the 2022 Silent Auction on Friday, April 29. Deadline is March 3-5, 2022. Donations must be 100% and participating artists receive 2 tickets to the event which is The Co’s signature fundraiser of the year! Visit to submit an entry online.


The Green County Senior Artisan Show will be held on Sunday, March 13 from 1:00–3:30 pm, Sunday, March 20 from 1:00–3:30 pm, and Wednesday, March 23 from 11:00 am–2:00 pm at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery with a Virtual Show on March 14–25. This show is co-sponsored by the Fairborn Art Association and the Greene County Council on Aging. For information, 937-376-5486 or [email protected] .


Village Artisans Gallery at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio is holding an exhibit of art created by their members with the message “All You Need is Love” now through March 21, 2022 during regular gallery hours. This is a free exhibit that is open to the public.


K12 Gallery & TEJAS, located at 341 South Jefferson Street in Dayton, offers Saturday art classes and more. For additional information, visit their website at:


The Logan County Art League is calling for artists and craftspeople to participate in a fine arts festival to be held on June 25 and 26, 2022, at Oldfield Beach, Lakeview, Ohio. This is a juried show. For more information and vendor application, visit their website at:

FAA will have water and soft drinks available at the meetings. We will not be encouraging the sharing of food at our meetings, however, if someone wants to bring snacks to share, they must be individually prepackaged. You are welcome to bring your own personal snacks. Please be responsible for cleaning up after yourself.

…Submitted by Carol Collett


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, April 5, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the April Newsletter is Monday, March 14, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.