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Fairfield Art Association Announces Exhibitions | News

FAIRFIELD – The Fairfield Art Association announces the opening of two exhibitions on Friday, April 1, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. From the young beginner artist to the mature accomplished artist and illustrator, you will enjoy seeing both of these art exhibits.

The 2022 Fairfield High School Annual Art Exhibition will be presented in the main gallery of the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. Over 100 works of art, from a variety of classes led by instructor David Kraemer, will be on display. There will be a wide range of media to display including; charcoal, acrylic, watercolour, oil, clay, tin and ink. This event is free and open to the public.

The Hallway Gallery will feature FAA Member Barry Ross Aviation Art’s exhibit and will remain on display through the end of May.

Born and raised in New York, Barry attended the prestigious High School of Music and Art and then the Pratt Institute where he earned a BFA in graphic design and illustration.

As a freelance illustrator, his work initially focused on sports subjects for Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Outdoor Life and Ski Magazine. It then expanded to include dynamic visual renditions of technology for corporate brochures of Fortune 500 companies.

Barry loved airplanes and aviation from an early age and earned his pilot’s license when he was twenty years old. Because of his knowledge of flight and his ability to draw, he received a contract from Flying Magazine for monthly illustration as a contributing illustrator. For more than forty years, he illustrated for Flying Magazine and more recently for Plane and Pilot Magazine.

These experiences served as a springboard for many other sport and aviation-related commissions throughout his career, including books, magazine work, corporate and private commissions. He has had solo exhibitions at several air and space museums, and there is a permanent gallery of Barry’s flying illustrations at the Air Venture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.