Notable artist, instructor Don Fay to be SPSA Demo Artist

February 07, 2007
Santa Paula News

A notable artist - and noted musician - will be the Demonstration Artist at the February 11 meeting of the Santa Paula Society of the Arts.

By Peggy KellySanta Paula TimesA notable artist - and noted musician - will be the Demonstration Artist at the February 11 meeting of the Santa Paula Society of the Arts. Fans of Don Fay are in for a real treat, especially for those SPSA members fresh from hanging the 70th Annual Art & Photography Show.The meeting will be held Sunday at the SPSA Gallery at the historic Depot, located at the corner of 10th and Santa Barbara streets, from 2 to 4 p.m. The art-loving public is, as always, invited to attend the meeting and observe Fay’s watercolor technique.Music lovers will have their own chance to see Fay and Linda Fern Fay perform in Santa Paula during the month of February.The February 11 SPSA Demonstration Artist session featuring Fay “will be a relaxing meeting,” said SPSA President Virginia Gunderson. “The 70th annual show will be up” at Blanchard community Library, and voting will already have started for the Peoples’ Choice awards. “We’re just going to relax and let Don Fay give us a demonstration of his watercolor style.”
A graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts, Fay completed his formal education at the Art Center College of Design and he later studied extensively with Robert E. Wood and Sergei Bongart. Now devoted to painting and teaching after a successful career as an illustrator, designer and art director, Fay is an award-winning artist in both the commercial and fine art fields. In recent years he has he has completed several corporate murals.Fay holds annual Sierra seminars in Yosemite National Park and Montecito-Sequoia. He has taught watercolor classes at the college level, and has been active as a demonstrator at teaching seminars.An associate member of the National Watercolor Society, and an artist member of the California Club, Fay is also a signature member of the Gold Coast Watercolor Society. A veteran of more than 30 one-man shows, Fay continues to exhibit in galleries and juried exhibitions. Fireside in Carmel, Starry-Sheets of Irvine, Coriell in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Pines in Mammoth Lakes have represented his work.Fay is also an accomplished musician, playing both the drums and xylophone all of his adult life, and he has performed throughout the state including performances at The Grove at the Glen Tavern Inn. Don and vocalist Linda Fern Fay will be performing at The Grove February 10 and February 17.For more information on the Santa Paula Society of the Arts, call 525-1104 or visit the society’s website,

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