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Hello Everyone!

Well, can you believe it is Halloween time and Fairborn is in its Foy’s glory! Soon we will be planning our Thanksgiving feasts and putting up Christmas decorations… where does the time go?

At last month’s meeting, we enjoyed a watercolor demo by Shirley DeLaet, who was very entertaining and gave us new ways to view creating our masterpieces… I will never look at distilled water in the same way again! Our next meeting, which is Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm, will showcase our very own Yuki Hall, and I, for one, am looking forward to ‘soaking in’ her watercolor talents. Hope to see many of you there, and don’t forget to wear your masks.

We are still deciding how to approach our December meeting due to Covid. A potluck will be out of the question, but hopefully we can have some sort of refreshments and gift exchange. Stay tuned for further updates.

We are still looking for someone to step up and commandeer the 2022 Sweet Corn Festival with Warren Brown, and then take the helm. This festival is our BIG money maker for the year and intrinsic to the financial future of our group, and Warren has promised he doesn’t ‘bite’, I think.  Also, Jackie Albright still needs someone to help with the photographs for our website, so please consider volunteering for these positions.

Dream big and keep creating!

Linda Brandenburg



November 2 Yuki Hall, cityscape watercolor
December 7 Christmas Party

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


January 4 No meeting                                             July 5 No meeting
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, David R. Smith, watercolor      November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
June 7 Social                                                              December 6 Christmas Party

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


We are pleased to add Yuki Hall as demo artist to our November 2nd meeting (as our scheduled workshop had to be cancelled). Yuki will be demonstrating a watercolor cityscape. This should be a well-attended event so please continue to practice distancing and wear a mask while inside the gallery.

Yuki Hall is an award-winning watercolor artist known for her loose style and spontaneous approach to working with the medium. She holds a signature membership to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Ohio Watercolor Society, and Whiskey Painters of America. Her work has been accepted into prestigious national & international level watercolor juried competitions including the National Juried Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor Society of America, National Watercolor Society, all member’s exhibition, and Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition.

Yuki’s works have been published by highly competitive national art/watercolor publications: Watercolor Artist Magazine Water Media Showcase, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2020; and The Best of Watercolor “Splash 14”, “Splash 20”, Splash 21” & “Splash 22”, 2015 ~ 2021 by North Light Books and Golden Peak Media Fine Art Group.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


As announced in last month’s newsletter, Yuki Hall is offering a 1-day workshop for Holiday watercolor painting on November 16, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. This workshop is a casual and fun-filled “Make them – Take them home” type workshop that students of all levels can enjoy. Students will be making 2 framed mini watercolor paintings with a Holiday theme. They will also be painting and making Holiday cards which can be framed later in 5X7 frame if so wished. These adorable mini paintings make one-of-a-kind Holiday gifts for special friends and family members. While having lots of fun, students will learn many important watercolor painting concepts and techniques which can be later applied to larger paintings. The cost for this workshop is $60 which includes two miniature 3×3 wooden frames with matting, card making supplies, and watercolor paper. To register, send the payment and the registration form to Yuki Hall. For any questions regarding this class, please call, text, or e-mail Yuki. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached below.

Attachment: Yuki Hall Holiday miniature painting


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 below.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022


B-W Greenway and the Fairborn Art Association, for the tenth year, sponsored a juried art competition to heighten public awareness of local greenspaces and the need to preserve these assets. Each year, a different location within the greenway is selected for the artists to inspire their artwork. The 2021 location was Pearl’s Fen, the newest park in the Greene County Park District. This year, the competition attracted 39 artists and 84 pieces of artwork. The judge for Landscapes2021 was Mr. Michael Roediger, Director & CEO of the Dayton Art Institute. On July 11, the opening reception was held at the Fairborn Art Association gallery and awards were presented to the following artists:

First Place – Rose Schultz – Boardwalk in the Fen and The Fen
Second Place – Liz Beecher – Peaceful Walk
Third Place – Pat Robinow – Pearl’s Fen Early Spring, #2

Honorable Mention, nine artists received ribbons: Carol Edsall, Kim Ceccarelli, Joann Davenport, Brendan Higgins, Susie King, Team Janet Lasley & Yufeng Wang; Phillip Reed, Sally Struthers, and Ryan Taylor

…Submitted by Pat Higgins


The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & the Fairborn Art Association announce the Landscapes2022 juried art exhibition. It has been held for the past 11 years to heighten public awareness of preserving local greenspaces through art.

Annually, a different location which has been preserved with the assistance of B-W Greenway Community Land Trust. The 2022 location for the competition is Spangler Nature Preserve, one of the newest parks for the Clark County Park District. The Spangler Nature Preserve encompasses property acquired on both sides of Spangler Road by B-W Greenway.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. A 2D work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, or photography. A 2D art may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. 3D art, less than 60 lbs. in weight. 3D sculpture, must fit through a standard doorway.

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 25 and Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 pm.

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 total for up to 3 works must accompany all entry forms. Artwork may be offered for sale by the artist; 20% of each sale will be taken as a donation to B-W Greenway Community Land Trust.

The judge for Landscapes2022 is Eve Fleck. Eve worked as a studio ceramicist operating Eve Fleck Porcelain for 30 years. Her work is included in several museum collections and art publications. Eve received her B.A. in Visual Arts from Goddard College with additional study at the San Francisco Art Institute, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Penland School of Crafts.

The Opening Reception will be held at the Fairborn Art Gallery on Sunday, July 10, from 1:00-3:00 pm.  The art will be on display at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and open to the public on July 17 and July 24.

For additional information visit the B-W Greenway webpage: or please contact Pat Higgins.

…Submitted by Pat Higgins


Middletown Arts Center presents the annual Area Art Exhibition 2021, November 12, 2021 – January 13, 2022. The Middletown Arts Center is located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH  45042.


PleinAir Magazine is celebrating their 10th Anniversary by showcasing ten of their favorite paintings from the last decade in their December/January 2022 issue.


Various art mediums are represented at the Front Street Art Gallery’s 1st Friday Art Hops in Dayton, Ohio. This year’s remaining Art Hops will be held on November 5 and December 3. Check out their website for more information.

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 our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the December Newsletter is Monday, November 15, 2021. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

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