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General Meeting & Art Demonstration
1st Wednesday of every Month at 1:00 PM (PST) via Zoom
Next Meeting: May 1st, 2024

What happens during our general meetings?

  • Meet and greet. Come interact with the artists in your community!

  • Announcements of upcoming events

  • Updates on what's in the works for the Fremont Art Association

  • FREE art demonstration and Q&A

  • Artist of the Month (Monthly Members' Art Competition)

Come and join us! Our meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.

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May Art Demonstration

The Fremont Art Association (FAA) is delighted to have Sandra Smith-Dugan as the guest artist at its virtual General Meeting and Art Demo on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 1:00 pm. 


Smith-Dugan is an accomplished painter known for her expressive seascapes, landscapes, and figurative work. In her demo, “Portraiture—Beyond Pure Representation,” Smith-Dugan will share her process and approach to gouache portraiture. Using a live model, she’ll show the different phases of development as she evaluates and edits her work in creating an emotive portrait.

Smith-Dugan was born into a creative family. Her mother, an accomplished artist, held a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and her father was active in the local theater. While it may be that Smith-Dugan was destined to become an artist, it is her strong work ethic, curiosity and dedication to lifelong learning that has led up to her successful art practice.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from San Jose State University and has studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Santa Cruz, and various professional workshops.


Smith-Dugan’s core artistic approach is rooted in her fascination with the intrinsic character of her subjects be they depictions of nature, urban structures, or the human figure. Her landscapes possess a contemplative quality affirming that she takes the time to see and experience nature in recreating the sublime through her unique lens. Her figurative work exhibits her commitment to honestly capture and express the essence of her subjects.

Beautiful colors, lines, brushstrokes, and compositions informed by the underlying mood, energy and feeling of the places and people Smith-Dugan chooses as subjects, define her body of work.


Smith-Dugan and her work have been featured in numerous solo and group shows and publications. She is currently a member of California Art Club, American Impressionist Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and Los Gatos Art Association.


You may view Smith-Dugan’s work by following the links below to her website, Instagram and Facebook.


Join us as Sandra Smith-Dugan showcases her approach to portrait painting. The meeting (free to attend) will be held via Zoom. Participants must register in advance and will receive the Zoom link via email.

Artists of the Month​​

Entry Guidelines

  1. Artist must be a Fremont Art Association Member in good standing, and must be present during the meeting.

  2. One entry per artist.

  3. Piece being entered must be original work, preferably created within the last month - no older than a year. (No prints/reproductions, or any work done as part of a class/course/workshop)

  4. Entries must be photographed and sent to Tetiana Taganska at with the subject header "Artist Of The Month" no later than 6 pm (PST) on the evening before the meeting. (Ex. For a meeting on February 7th, submit no later than 6 PM (PST) on February 6th.
    i. Must use the subject line: "Artist of the Month" on the email submission. 
    ii. By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to abide by our Privacy Policy.

  5. Also send the following information:

    • Title of the Piece​

    • Medium(s)

    • Size

    • Price if available for sale (or indicate NFS - Not For Sale)

    • "Framed" or "Unframed" if applicable

  6. Non-members may not submit, but may participate in voting via Zoom during the meeting. All voting is anonymous.

  7. Artist of the Month is all virtual - No artwork will be displayed in the gallery, but will be shared on the website and on FAA Social Media. 

  8. Artwork listed for sale can be purchased through the FAA. Send any inquiries via the form below and please be sure to reference the piece. 

February 2023 Artists of the Month Awardees


1st Place

Hetal Anjaria

Title: winter blossoms Medium: Watercolor and ink Size: 10x20 inches Price: $120.00

2nd Place

Bruce Roberts 

“Struggle in Nature”

Medium: Processed photo

3rd Place

Yoganandhini Janarthanan

Title: Three's Company!

Medium: Watercolor on Paper

Size: 11x14 inches

2022 Artist of the Year

Majestic Dahlias.jpeg

Congratulations to Deepti Saraswat

Artist of the Year 2022

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