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Hello Friends,

This month marks my favorite holiday of the year – Thanksgiving. It is a day to celebrate being grateful for all the good things in your life, to share a meal with family and friends, and to enjoy the calm before the mad rush of the upcoming holidays.

Carol Edsall and Barb Olekas have agreed to co-chair our annual Holiday Bazaar. The event will be on December 8 and 9 and they will be signing up people who want to sell their items this month. Please be sure to sign up early for a table. There will be a sneak preview at our Holiday Party/meeting on Tuesday, December 4, so plan to come early to shop before the public opening on the weekend.

Our November speaker is Jacqueline Sullivan. Her subject is “A Dozen Ways to Start an Abstract.” It sounds like we are in for a very exciting demo.

Happy Thanksgiving all.

Billie Dickson



Mixedmedia artist, Ms. Jacqueline Sullivan is the featured speaker for our meeting on Tuesday, November 6, 2018,  at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend and watch as Jacqueline demonstrates her creative art techniques. Her mixed media, calligraphic and acrylic works have been shown in galleries and top juried art fairs nationwide. She pursues an element of adventure and discovery in her art seeking the truly unique results. In her work, she experiments with all types of textures, paints and materials. In addition to her studio practice, Jacqueline has been a teaching artist for 30 years. She loves teaching and inspiring creativity in others. She has taught workshops and lectured for top art retreats and art centers as well as art and calligraphy guilds throughout the United States and Canada. She has also served as faculty for several International Calligraphy Conferences. Jacqueline was selected by The Golden Paint Company in 2013 to become certified as a GOLDEN Artist Educator. She attended a national training program hosted by GOLDEN in New Orleans. Jacqueline has published technique articles in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, Pages, and Astarte’s Mega-Zine. She has been profiled in many Calligraphic Journals and was honored as the cover artist in the Winter 2012 issue of “Alphabet,” the Journal for The Friends of Calligraphy in San Francisco. Jacqueline has a best-selling DVD – Acrylics: Textures, Layers, and Metallics – published by Creative Catalyst Productions and has self-produced a series of three video art workshops on her most-requested studio techniques.

Sullivan’s Artist Statement: “I have been a teaching artist for 30 years and I love to teach! Seeing the joy in a student’s face when they create something that pleases them brings me joy. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to inspire others to be creative. Mixed media, acrylic paints, calligraphy, bookbinding, and fiber arts – I have loved them all since I first discovered each medium. I have a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as a publication, marketing and advertising designer as a way to make a living but my passion has always been with color and paint, no matter what the surface.  Personal artistic development has been a lifeline as I work my way through the challenges life has brought. My mixed media, book art, calligraphic and acrylic work has been shown in galleries and top juried art fairs nationwide. I believe that asking “what if?” and keeping a spirit of adventure and discovery is important as I follow my creative path and attempt to make something original. I love experimenting with texture, layers, marks, paint and dyes. I am proud to be a Certified Teaching Artist for Golden Paints.”  Website: 


Yuki Hall will be hosting a “Holiday Mini Watercolor Painting Workshop” at FAA gallery on November 12 and  14 from 9:30 to 3:30.  Each 1-day workshop is independent and students will be painting different scenes. This is a casual and fun-filled “Make them – Take them home” type workshop that students of all levels can enjoy.  We will be making 2 framed mini watercolor paintings with a Holiday theme. We will also be painting and making Christmas cards which can be framed later in 5X7 frame if so wished. These adorable mini paintings make wonderful one-of-a-kind Holiday gifts for our special friends and family members. While having fun, students will learn many important watercolor painting concepts and techniques which can later be applied to their larger paintings. Each session is independent and we will be painting with different scenes. Students can attend just 1 session or both sessions. The cost for this workshop is $50 for 1 session and $90 if you register for both sessions. The workshop fee includes two (four if you register for both sessions) miniature 3×3 frames with matting, card making supplies and watercolor paper. To register, please send the payment and the registration form (available in the Gallery and is attached)  to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432. For any questions regarding this class, please call or e-mail Yuki at (937) 679-2464, [email protected]  or

Attachment: Yuki Hall Holiday miniture painting, Nov. 2018


FAA Holiday Arts & Craft Bazaar will be back this year! FAA members will have the opportunity to have their artwork and handicrafts displayed in the Gallery for sale on Dec. 8 (Sat.) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Dec. 9 (Sun.) from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; and optional Dec. 4 (Tue.) from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, right before FAA Christmas party. Items that can be sold at the Bazaar will include paintings, photography, woodwork items, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, etc. No commercially made items or art supplies will be allowed to be sold.  If you wish to participate in the Bazaar, you will need to purchase a table space and/or wall space to display your art. You will be responsible to tend your own table and make sales. It is highly recommended that you be present at your table during the entire sale period. However, if it is not possible, you can arrange for an alternative person to take care of the sales or make a prior arrangement with other artists participating in the bazaar. Neither FAA nor the Bazaar organizers (Carol Edsall and Barb Olekas) will be responsible for your sales if no one is at your station. If you are only showing 2-D art on the wall and do not have a table, you are not required to be present in the Gallery. Instead, you can leave your phone number on the title cards of your paintings so that the potential buyer can contact you to arrange the sale. No inventory sheets are necessary. You set up your own station and you make your own sales! Pre-registration is necessary to participate in this Bazaar. Please refer to the Registration Form for more details about how to participate. Any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Carol Edsall at [email protected] or call 937-474-9612 and leave a message and phone number. Registration forms are available in the Gallery and are attached.

Attachment: FAA Holiday Fine Art Bazaar registration form


Debbie Suter is our Sunshine Chair and recently sent get well cards to the following FAA members: Pat Dunker for hip surgery and Jim Gifford for back surgery. Please let us know when you receive news about any of our members.


I wanted to share I have 2 pastels in the Ohio Pastel Artist League juried show Quest for the Best.
The show is at Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH (Near Polaris) and runs from October 1 – November 29, 2018.  Hours of operation: 7 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday.


Linda Keller and Fran Watson have artwork on display in the Hallway Art Gallery from October 31, 2018 at the City of Kettering’s Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering. Hours usually 8-5, Saturday 8-12 noon, and Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm. Phone 937-296-2480.


Heidi Kinnamon contacted me to tell me that the space that sponsored her mother Sandy Kinnamon’s last exhibit are looking for artists to hang there next year. If interested, please call Brett Weaver at 1-937-405-9206. She is a realtor in the Remax Office in Yellow Springs. They have space for maybe 25 paintings.


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 November meeting:  Connie Gifford, Linda Keller, Connie Weber, Linda Lock, Clarice Moore, Shirlee Bauer, Ed Vance, and Ron Lockhart. We usually have 50-60 members in attendance, so please plan accordingly.

We also need a volunteer to help in the kitchen before the meeting to prepare food for serving. Thank you for volunteering.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 7:00 pm. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 19, 2018. Please email your articles to [email protected] or call Jackie Albright at 937-233-7532.