May 2021 Newsletter

Key Dates

May 10th, 2021: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Zoom Meeting.

May 17th, 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:

Tiffany Wan:

Tiffany is a self-taught, hyper-realistic pencil artist, specializing in portraits. A native of California, she grew up in Los Angeles where she discovered her love of art at an early age. Her earliest love of landscapes quickly morphed into a passion for portraits when she realized how difficult, yet satisfying it was to capture the likeness of each unique individual while exploring the finer details, shadows, and textures within each piece. While her career as a lawyer has left little time for hobbies, she had recently refocused her attention on expanding her artistic horizons. Her favorite medium is a mechanical pencil and eraser, though she is currently exploring other mediums for color. Tiffany lives in the greater San Francisco Bay Area with her loving husband and two bunnies.

Mythili Kattupalli:

My name is Mythili. I am very passionate about fine arts since my childhood. I have done my masters in Economics and completed child psychology. Only 2 years back I started taking art classes and now I am focusing on fulfilling my childhood dream. I have finished all advanced level fine art classes. I am a nature lover and love to explore all mediums. I like to include nature in my art with a message. I was so excited that my first art sent to New Museum Los Gatos got selected, exhibited and sold! I also participated in meet the artist program with NUMU recently.

Preetha Jothimuthu:

Hello Art lovers! My name is Preetha Jothimuthu. I love making art equally as i love being an engineer. My style of art is vividity in color and I go after memorializing what inspires me in my day-to-day life. I paint scenes of magnificent mother nature or things dear to me or just simple things I find beauty and meaning from peoples activities and life. I hope you like my art!

Saikat Choudhury:

I am a self taught artist who wants to experiment with different medium. Charcoal and ink are my medium of choice. I would start with a photograph which appeals to me and create an artistic composition out of it, which highlights a selected portion out of the entire composition.

General Meeting

May 10th, 2021

FALC General Meeting, Zoom Meeting

Monday, May 10th 2021 7:00 PM - 9 PM

Michael was born in West Texas and grew up in the rural Umpqua Valley in Oregon. He enlisted in the Marines and served in Vietnam. A graduate from Brigham Young University, Michael has had a career as an illustrator & graphic designer.

He has worked with magazines, corporations and major art agencies in Seattle, Salt Lake, San Francisco and the Bay Area. Michael has recently worked on a post-graduate degree with the Academy of Art, San Francisco. He shows his work at Gallery 24, Los Gatos Ca. His studio is in San Jose at the Alameda Artworks.

His work has received regional and national awards. Michael has studied figurative, and portrait art with Jim Smith, George Rivera, Ted Nuttall, Ray Mendota, Warren Chang, Oliver Sin, Adrien Gottlieb, Zhaoming Wu.



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 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, 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: 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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