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End of Summer Greetings, Fellow Artists!

I can’t believe summer is almost over… where did it go? I hope you all had “fun in the sun” despite some of the very hot temperatures. I enjoyed our June meeting and Members’ Show with the cook-out themed refreshments. All the work was outstanding and it’s fun to see everyone’s various talents on display. Congratulations to all the winners, although, in my eyes, you’re all winners!

We also had the BW Greenway exhibit in July, with some very beautiful artwork in a multitude of mediums, which the awards typified. It was fun to see everyone’s interpretation of the expanse of land off Spangler Road, my old stomping grounds when I was young. I know our friends from BW Greenway enjoyed partnering with us for this project and I thank everyone for their help.

I would like to give a HUGE shout out to Carol Collett and Lucille Burns for organizing and clearing out our library of duplicate and unwanted books. It is so clean and easy to explore our plethora of artist materials now and I recommend everyone go and see what a tremendous job they did. We will explain the new streamlined system on how to check out a book at our September meeting. The books that were removed will be part of a book giveaway held during our art supplies sale that day.

The 2022 Sweet Corn Festival is in the history books, and kudos to Warren Brown and his team of HARD workers who once again made it a success despite the rain, hail, and tornado warnings! I’m sure the attendance and profit numbers have to be down from last year but there was still a nice crowd of people when the sun was shining and I will be anxious to hear the final numbers. I cannot commend the committee chairs enough for the excellent job they continue to perform every year, i.e., Roger Browning, Sheryl Scott, Cheryl Miracle, Jane Trame, all the wonderful volunteers, and last, but not least, Warren Brown, who spearheads this enormous endeavor! This was Warren’s last year as Sweet Corn Festival chair and I don’t know how we can ever replace him. If anyone is interested in taking over this worthwhile project, please let me know. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart… you’re superheroes in my mind!!!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 6, at 7:00 pm, with Jacqueline Sullivan as our guest artist, and includes our annual Art Supplies Sale which will be held from 5:30–6:30 pm.

See you in September (once again, musical overtones…),

Linda Brandenburg


September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
October 4 Nancy Nordloh Neville, watercolor (Workshop October 5–7)
November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
December 6 Christmas party


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


Fairborn Art Association is excited to announce that Jacqueline Sullivan will be our demo artist for our September 6, 2022 meeting. Our one hour demo program begins at 7:00 pm in our gallery located at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn. Jacqueline is a teaching artist with 30+ years of experience teaching classes at art centers, colleges, guilds and online. She is known for her multi-discipline workshops both here and abroad, experimenting with texture, layers, color, unusual materials, marks and words. She is a certified Golden Artist Educator, and a member of the education teams for Marabu Creative, Gel Press and Ampersand. She has a graphic design degree and has worked many years in publication, marketing and advertising design, with national awards for fashion publications. Her work has appeared in many magazines some of which are AcrylicWorks, Best of Acrylics, Creative Energy and Captivating Color the Best of Acrylics.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


The Sweet Corn Festival Committee is happy to report that attendance at the festival was steady with Saturday appearing to be the bigger day. The afternoon storms no doubt slowed down attendance, but our parking crew reported that every available space all the way to the back of the high school was full early afternoon on Saturday. Vendors reported brisk sales and the Lions did well even with the rain events.

The Committee thanks all the FAA volunteers that committed to help at the vendors gate, information booth and watermelon booth. Without your assistance a successful event would not have happened!

Remember that next year is going to be our 41st annual event so begin thinking about the task you are going to volunteer for next August 19 and 20!

As well, I need to retire from this event so one of you all needs to step up and volunteer to take on this important task! You will have the opportunity to understudy the process of making the festival happen throughout the rest of 2022 and 2023 up till the event date!

…Submitted by Warren K. Brown, Committee Chair


As of 29 August 2022, the total revenue from the Sweet Corn Festival was $28,602.73; total expenses are $13,678.45. This leaves a net income of $14,924.28. There is more revenue expected from the food venders and from the Lions Club. We also have more expenses including Kroger for the watermelon, ice and water, and other expenses. As of 29 August 2022, the total revenue for the watermelon booth was $2321.20. We owe Kroger $1127.20 and are owed by the Lions Club $346.55, giving us a profit of $1540.55. The rain and storms really put a damper on our sales this year, but we did go through 130 watermelons and sold about 1200 cups of melon. Thanks to all who helped at the watermelon booth this year.

…Submitted by Roger Browning


Our Art Supplies Sale will be held on September 6 from 5:30–6:30 pm (simultaneously with our board meeting). Prior registration is not required this year. If you have art supplies that you wish to sell, you may bring them to the FAA Gallery for set up between 5:00 and 5:30 pm. The doors will be open and a table will be provided. If weather permits, some tables may be set up outside. Set up and all sales transactions are your responsibility so make sure you bring enough money to make change. Final cleanup of all items is also yours to do; nothing is to be left in the gallery or outside.


After a two-year Covid break, the library revamp project is ready to be unveiled. We have reorganized the books to a more user-friendly format. We will give a brief intro at the September meeting. Right now we need your help finding books that have been borrowed through the years and never returned, undoubtedly forgotten about. Everyone, please look through your art book collection and pull out any that are stamped on the back-inside cover “Property of FAA”. (I found one that I didn’t even know I had.) We would like to get the books back into circulation. You can bring books to the meeting or call Carol Collett at 326-467-0578 to arrange a delivery time.

…Submitted by Carol Collett and Lucy Burns


We have many books that were purged from the library that will be available during the Art Supplies Sale prior to the September meeting. Some of these are duplicates. Come early and help yourself.

…Submitted by Carol Collett


Congratulations to these FAA members for their exciting accomplishments!

Connie Weber sold an acrylic floral painting that was exhibited in the FAA Members’ Show.
Pat Higgins received a second place ribbon for a photograph entered in the Middletown Arts Center Student Show.
Clarice Moore is featured in an exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute called “Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Tribute” until September 4, and her work was included in a June exhibit at Sinclair Community College featuring the African American Visual Artists Guild’s “The Artists Life” project.
Tessa Kalman sold a watercolor piece that was in the Western Ohio Watercolor Society’s Annual Members’ Show titled “Sounds of the Street Fair”. Her watercolor painting titled “Evening, Outskirts of Plain City, Ohio” was accepted into the Rosewood Art Center’s annual “The View” juried show and then sold during the exhibit. Her watercolor painting in the B-W Greenway and FAA Landscapes2022 show titled “The Precious Wild Waters” won People’s Choice Award. Tessa recently completed a 4’ x 8’ acrylic mural for the Dayton VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center commons room (their long-term nursing care unit); it is an underwater scene featuring sea life, meant to bring a sense of calm and serenity for the Veteran residents.

The following FAA members won awards at the Miamisburg Art Gallery 2022 Juried Exhibition. It is a great show worth seeing. Open for extended hours through September 10.

Bonnie Kuntz – Second place in Mixed Media for “A Muddy Day at the Track”
Rose Schultz – Third place in Mixed Media for “Sunshine and Shadows”
Terri Caprio – Second place in Drawing for “Ukrainian Looking Forward”
Elizabeth Martin – Third place in Water Media for “Beets Me”
Shirlee Bauer – Honorable mention in Water Media for “Here Comes the Kids”
Lorenzo Lee – Special award for “Early Morning Tranquil Farm”


Three local high school seniors received a $1,000 scholarship each. The Fairborn Art Association awards three $1,000 scholarships annually for graduating high school seniors who are planning to pursue art in college. Letters and applications are distributed to area high schools’ guidance counselors and/or art teachers. Students submit digital examples of completed art work, along with a recommendation letter from an art teacher, to the association. A panel of association members examines each entry and chooses three eligible student winners. The recipients for 2022 scholarships are Ms. Brooke Hustead, Miamisburg High School; Ms. Stella Lieff, Yellow Springs High School; and Ms. Sadie Miller, Southeastern High School. The scholarship checks were awarded at the June meeting of the Fairborn Art Association, 221 N. Central, in Fairborn, Ohio. The students and their families attended. The competition was really tough this year–congratulations to these winners!

…Submitted by James Gifford


The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Fairborn Art Association, for the eleventh 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 visit and be inspired. The 2022 location was Spangler Nature Preserve. This year, the competition attracted 29 artists and 54 pieces of artwork. The juror for Landscapes2022 was Ms. Eve Fleck. On July 10, the opening reception was held at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and awards were presented to the following artists:

■ First Place – Brendan Higgins, “Foggy …..” (Three Pieces Honored)
■ Second Place – Constance Hanselman, “The Grace of Shade”
■ Third Place – Carol Collett, “Pretty Prickles”
■ Honorable Mention, nine artists received ribbons: Patricia Dunker, Connie Gifford, Lucille Burns, Lorenzo Lee, Linda Brandenburg, David Riel, Shannon Grecula, Barbara Weinert-McBee, and Suzie King

…Submitted by Connie Gifford


Our October workshop will be given by Nancy Nordloh Neville. She does wonderful paintings of flowers and other things but flowers will be the main aspect of the workshop. Nancy is from Cincinnati and continues to win awards on her paintings. It promises to be a wonderful workshop. Hope we can encourage many participants to come. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached here.

Attachment: Nancy Neville Registration Oct 2022

                                                                                                                                                       …Submitted by Pat Dunker


The Piqua Arts Council will hold its 30th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition representing artists from all over the state, in September 2022. A maximum of 180 works of art including drawing, oil and acrylics, water media, photography, three dimensional works and miscellaneous works will be featured. The show will be open to the public from September 9 to September 30, 2022 during normal hours at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St. Piqua, OH 45356.


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the October Newsletter is Monday, September 19, 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.