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Happy Fall, Y’All!

Can you believe summer is over and autumn has arrived? It will take me a while to reprogram my thoughts from flip flops, cutoffs, and t-shirts to jeans, sweaters, socks, and shoes, but I am looking forward to bonfires, apple crisp, fall foliage, and pumpkin spice (although I hear the jury is still out on it)!  It’s also a time for festivals, craft shows and bazaars so I hope you get out and enjoy the foods, sights and sounds of the season.

Speaking of festivals, our Sweet Corn Festival was quite exciting with all the storms and even a tornado warning but we “weathered” through all the difficulties and still made a decent profit. I’d like to thank, once again, all those in charge who worked SO hard to make this undertaking a reality and all the volunteers who worked the watermelon booth, the vendor’s booth, the information booth and of course, those who worked Thursday setting up the field for the vendor’s spaces. I saw a lot of smiling faces and heard no grumbling which, in my book, is a plus! Our chairman, Warren Brown, once again did an excellent job coordinating this event, putting out fires, and keeping things running on an even keel. The storms made things a bit tricky but Warren handled everything beautifully. A HUGE THANK YOU to you, Warren, and all you do!!!

We still need someone to step into Warren’s shoes to chair the Sweet Corn Festival. He is more than happy to take them under his wing and train them in the who, what, when, and where’s of this event. Please consider helping our organization with this major money maker for the FAA.

I would like to thank Jane Trame on behalf of the FAA for purchasing and donating the beautiful watermelon watercolor painted by Carol Teilhet, who was a long-time member of our organization. She was such a gifted artist who touched many lives with her loving spirit and this painting will be a special reminder of her amazing talent.

A reminder that we have paint-ins at our gallery on Thursday mornings beginning at 9:00 am, Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm, and Fridays at 10:00 am. The Thursday morning group focuses on watercolor and the other groups are all mediums. Feel free to join us!

I want to give everyone plenty of notice that this year’s Christmas party has been moved to SATURDAY, December 10 from 3:00–5:00 pm. I know I mentioned December 3 at the last meeting but, due to scheduling difficulties, it will now be December 10. The food will be catered. We will be taking reservations again through Debbie Cosenza and will keep you posted on deadlines. Please mark your calendars for this fun party!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm with Nancy Neville as our guest demo artist. See you there and keep creating!

Linda Brandenburg


October 4 Nancy Nordloh Neville, watercolor (October Workshop is cancelled)
November 1 Erica Keener, pastel
December 10 Christmas party (NOTE DATE CHANGE)


January No Meeting
February 7 Dr. Hyacinth Paul, acrylic
March 7 Kathy Woodruff, stained glass
April 4 Louise Jackson, watercolor
May 2 Keiko Tenabe, watercolor (Workshop May 1–3)
June 6 Social

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


Our October demo artist is Nancy Nordloh Neville on watercolor. She does wonderful paintings of flowers and other things. Nancy is from Cincinnati and continues to win awards on her paintings. She attended the University of Cincinnati studying what was then called advertising but is now graphic design. Nancy is a professional member of the Cincinnati Art Club, The Women’s Art Club and the Lexington Art League. She paints weekly with the Brushettes of Montgomery. She shows in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois and her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker


The FAA lending library is reorganized and open to all members. Come to the meeting a little early or stay a few minutes late to browse through the many books available for loan. We also have quite a few books looking for forever homes; these are in boxes at the back of the room. Anything left over will be donated to Goodwill after this month’s meeting.

…Submitted by Carol Collett


We are meeting on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 and would welcome any and all artists to join us. If you would like to attend, please confirm to Carol Collett 326-467-0578. Give it a try.

…Submitted by Carol Collett


The Piqua Arts Council held its 30th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition in September 2022. Congratulations to the following FAA members who received awards:

Tom Kinarney – 1st place in Drawing for “Maiden Voyage”
Connie Gifford – 1st place in Water Media for “Tucker the Hippo”
Donna Pierce-Clark – 3rd place in Water Media for “Chinatown, San Francisco”
Libby Rudolf – Honorable Mention in Water Media for “Three Friends”
Debbie Cosenza – 1st place in Miscellaneous for “Contemplations 1”
Jan Lendino – Honorable Mention in Miscellaneous for “Prehistoric Playmates”
Tom Kinarney – Honorable Mention in Miscellaneous for “Wistful Misty”


Barbara Olekas and Cindy Sayeedi will be having an art show at Lofino Plaza Gallery for the month of October, Monday-Thursday 9:00 am–7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am–12:00 pm, featuring artwork in watercolor, oil, acrylic and color pencil. The opening reception will be on October 5 from 5:00–7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The address is: 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio (inside the Beavercreek Senior Center).


Yuki Hall will be offering a 1-day, Fall-theme greeting card workshop on October 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. 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 three 5×6 greeting cards with 4×6 watercolor paintings with a Fall theme. These hand painted greeting cards can be framed in a 5×7 frame if so wished. Or, send them to your special friends or family members as a one of a kind hand-painted seasonal greeting card. While having lots of fun, you will learn many important watercolor painting concepts and techniques such as: composition, color harmony, edge quality, confident brush strokes and how to avoid rigidness and paint watercolor in a loose impressionistic style. The cost for this workshop is $55 which includes three sets of card making supplies and watercolor paper. To register, please send the payment along with your name, mailing address, email address and phone number to Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432. For any questions regarding this class, please call, text or e-mail Yuki at (937) 679-2464   [email protected]


The Logan County Art League is sponsoring a Dan Knepper Landscapes in Oil Workshop to be held October 25, 26, and 27 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. For more information, visit:


Village Artisans at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio is holding a “Fantasy Animals & People” lobby gallery show through October 31, 2022. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours. For more information, call 937-767-1209 or visit


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the November Newsletter is Monday, October 17, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

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