June 2021 Newsletter

Key Dates

June 14th, 2021: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Zoom Meeting.

June 21st, 2021: Next Steering Meeting on Monday at 7:00 online using Zoom.


2021-2022 FALC Membership

To participate in FALC sponsored shows and exhibits, one must be juried in as a exhibiting member. Artists who have submitted 3 pieces of original art which meet with the approval and acceptance of the voting members will be awarded "Exhibiting Membership". Jurying in will take place at most meetings.

Membership for continuing members is $45.00 per year, January through December.

$45 - full year membership

$25 - half year membership (Jurying after June 2021 till December 2022)

Upcoming Shows

PAST Artist of the month:

Profiles of the month:

Anandhi Pugazanthi:

Anandhi Pugazanthi is a mixed media artist who lives in Cupertino, California. She started art as a hobby in her childhood, later she realized that it is her passion, since then she is doing artworks for more than a decade. She has worked with most mediums like acrylic, oil, watercolors, oil pastels, and pencil sketching. What attracts her most is the texture in her paintings and hence pursued the glue gun technique. She likes to travel and take photos of nature and landscapes, most of her paintings are inspired by them. She does not stop art within herself, she also teaches art to budding artists. Her love and passion for art and creativity have no end. Her artistic vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Geeta Taneja:

Geeta is a Distinguished Artist 2020 of City of Cupertino, recognized by her self representing ,contemporary and impressionist Art style. Geeta has travelled widely and stayed in different countries, it opened her vision and understanding of art and cultures. Along with her formal education, she also took training in Art for five years from a renowned Artist Rameshwar Broota from Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi. She uses oil, Acrylic and watercolor to create her paintings. She loves to paint stage backdrops, murals, magazine covers and signboards.

Kalpana Adesara:

Kalpana grew up in India and got her BA in Arts from South Gujarat University India before moving to the USA. She has pursued her interest in art forms such as painting, mehndi, and clay. Lately, she is working mostly with acrylics and exploring her henna art on surfaces like candles, wood, and clay pots. She has won several awards for her artwork and has received recognition at prestigious events. She does bridal mehndi, runs art classes, and serves as the Publicity chair at FALC. Her art journey has been exciting and has given her a feeling of great privilege.

Divya Eby:

Divya Eby is an artist settled in Bay Area and is the Director of Colorful Moments Art School, Cupertino. She received the prestigious Distinguished Artist award from the City of Cupertino for 2019-20. She did a lot of art works in acrylic, oil, water color, charcoal, color pencil, glass colors and clay. Divya has been teaching art for 20 years, has been an exhibiting member of the Fine Arts League of Cupertino since 2008 and is now serving as the Treasurer of FALC. She participated in various art shows in and around Bay Area and received many awards.

General Meeting

June 14th, 2021

FALC General Meeting, Zoom Meeting

Monday, June 14th 2021 7:00 PM - 9 PM

Ranjini is a fine artist working primarily in the medium of colored pencil for more than15 years. She works out of her home studio in San Ramon, California. She also teaches colored pencil classes locally and across the US. Ranjinis work is largely influenced by geometric & modular Origami shapes along with explorations in color and narrative. Her colored pencil art has been juried into several National and International shows across the US & UK, like the Salmagundi Annual non-member exhibition, Leading masters of Contemporary Realism (International guild of Realism IGOR), California State Fair, Women Painters of Washington and Colored Pencil Society of America’s International shows and UK color pencil society International show.

Ranjinis works have also been published in the Strokes of Genius, American Artist, International Artist, American Art Collector & Southwest arts magazine. She is lifetime Signature member of CPSA, juried member of IGOR, American Women Artist & NAWA(National Association of Women Artists)



Shows to See

FALC does not endorse the classes, venues and events listed below. We simply list any information that we determine would be of interest to our members. If you have a show or reception that you would like to list in this section, please send the information (under 50 words) to janki_chokshi@hotmail.com along with a picture of the display if you have one.

New Works by Jan Grady: New Works by Jan Grady. Exhibit runs March 3-28, 2020. Gallery reception: Friday, March 6, 5-8pm. Reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos, CA 94022 . 650-941-5789.


Shows to Enter

The City of Mountain View Visual Arts Committee (VAC) seeks to commission an artist, or an artist team, to create the design and commission for public artwork for the Rengstorff Park Aquatics Center. The City intends to bid the construction of the new aquatics center in summer 2021 and complete construction in 2022. The expectation is for the selected pieces to be installed by the artist during the construction phase. All applications must be submitted online via CaFe at www.callforentry.org, an online application system for calls for entry. There is no charge for artists to apply or use CaFe. Applications that are mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered will not be considered, as this is an online system. Applications are due by January 27th, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. (PST). For detailed requirements and application instructions please see the Call for Artists for each park below: Call for Artists- Request for Qualifications


Classes and Workshops

Member of FALC Kathy Qi has started a website for artists for selling and promoting their work. website: http://www.key2arts.com/ Key2ARTS.com is a FREE community service for artists to exhibit and sell their own original, prints, and cards of artwork with very low commission rate.

2021 FALC Board

President: Shubha Prithviraj
Vice President: Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Treasurer: Divya Eby
Secretary: Sriharsha Annadore
Membership: Anandhi Pugazanthi
Publicity: Geeta Taneja, Sriharsha Annadore, Kalpana Adesara
Demo Coordinator: Janki Chokshi
Online Gallery pages and web Master: Namratha Prithviraj
Artist of the Month Updates: Namratha Prithviraj
Panel rental: Janki Chokshi
Greeting Table: Anandhi Pugazanthi
Online mail and News letter updates: Shubha Prithviraj, Anandi Pugazanthi, Kalpana Adesara.

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