next Board Meeting will be on April 21, 2008, 2008/ 7PM at Nina
Uppaluru's - 408-257-1315
deadline for the May Newsletter is April 15, 2008.
membership for 2008 is now due.
forms are available at http://www.falc.org/members/falc_membership.pdf
Please mail the form and $30 check to the address on
the form. Please renew in order to keep receiving the
FALC newsletter and be on the roster.
General Meeting, The Cupertino Room,
Quinlan Center, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, April 14,
2008/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM
Natasha Foucault once literally walked the heels
off her boots taking photographs and sketching in the south
of France for a new series of silk paintings. It is this unswerving
devotion to her work that has produced her brilliant silk paintings
and wearable art. Natasha's works on silk have been exhibited
and sold in both museums and commercial galleries throughout
the world. In 1995 she had a one-woman exhibit of her silk painting
and wearable art at the Silk Museum in Holland. She received
second prize at the First International Silk Painting Congress
in 1998 for Excellence in Silk Painting and The Best of the
Show Award both at 2004 and 2006 Silk-In-Santa Fe Festivals.
the March Meeting
Raja Guha Thakurta led the meeting and artist Jen Norton did
a avery informative critique for about 40 paintings in all media.
Our thanks to
Dee Sillivan and jane Ferguson for bringing delicious snacks
to the meeting.
to our new members Jijabai Bhattacharya, Lily Soetarman and Grace
Tang who were all juried in.
Artist of the Month
There was no Artist of the Month event at the March meeting.
Please visit the Artist
of the Month page for last month's winners.
There will be an Artist of the Month event at the April meeting.
Please arrive early to register your paintings since only the
first 10 paintings will be accepted.
Painting change date at Quinlan - June 9, 2008
email Nina at email@example.com if you have any questions about
the Quinlan show.
Volunteer Brunch on April 5, 2008
FALC board will be hosting the Annual FALC Volunteer Appreciation
brunch on April 5th from 11 AM to 2 PM at Nina Uppaluru's home.
The volunteers consist of the Board, the Steering Committee, and
Official Chair positions such as Membership, Publicity, Refreshments,
the Greeters, Graphics, etc. This is just another way to show how
much we appreciate you giving your time and energy to FALC.
Museum - Mid-Summer Art Celebration / June 21, 2008 / Register
To register, please contact the coordinator
Raja Guha Thakurta - 408-455-3036 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The AVArtfest event in June has been
cancelled but the Triton will now have a 1-day event on Saturday
June 21 called the Mid-Summer Art Celebration. Only 7 or 8 Bay
Area clubs have been invited to show as a group and FALC is
one of them. We will also be taking registrations for this at
the March meeting. As in AVA, the panels will be provided by
FALC. There is no charge to participate but the Triton will
take a 30% commission on sales. All participants will be required
to volunteer at the event.
of the Month
Artist's statement: I've loved creating art
for as long as I can remember. When I was a child I created
using whatever medium I could find. I would paint watercolors
and lay them out to dry on my father's car, leaving colorful
prints all over the hood and roof of the car. In school I took
all types of art classes, trying my hand at ceramics, watercolors,
oils, and inks. I especially liked the precise nature and intricacies
of pointillism using a very sharp pen nib and ink. For several
years this was my style. As a career, I decided on graphic design.
Since 1985 I have worked as a graphic artist, designing printed
materials, logos, and websites, but illustration has always
been my first love. I began doing more of my illustration on
the computer and found that I really enjoyed creating my art
digitally. After 20+ years in graphics, I decided to turn my
full attention to creating my art. It varies, but my favorite
subject has always been people, especially the eyes. I enjoy
capturing facial expressions to make my subjects come to life.
If you have not done so already, please don't forget to send
us the information we require to create a gallery page for you.
We have received several inquires on our artists and only a small
percentage of our members' work is available for viewing. For
instructions on sending in your information, please visit /gallery/submit_new_gallery_page.html
Studios / Panel Rental
Panels are available for rent
all year at $5/weekend for members and $7 / weekend for non-members.
For panel rental please email Nina at email@example.com
Priyanka Gupta has a show
of her Acrylic works "Life and Its Mysteries" March 10 to April
30 at the CA Institute of Integral Studies Main Building, 3rd
floor, 1453 Mission Street, SF. Weekdays 9-6:30pm, Weekends
Jane Ferguson has been
juried into the Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State Street, Los Altos.
www.viewpointsgallery.com. Her work will be on view starting
April 1, 2008
Los Gatos Open Juried Show
- at the Art Museum of Los Gatos April 3 to May 6, 2008.
Congratulations to FALC member Sayeko Nakamura for winning
1st place for her abstract painting. Jane Ferguson has a painting
"Beyond the Wall" juried into the show as well.
Arthur Kao, Stephen Yee, May
Shei and Genway Gao are participating in The Chinese American
Art Exhibition at the Silicon Valley Art Center, 3777 Stevens
Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051. Show April 26 to May 4,
2008/ 11:00am to 6:00 pm. Reception April 26, 2:00 to 4:00pm.
Call 408-248-2698 for more information.
The Hudson River painters
at the Cantor Center at Stanford - Show until May 4, 2008. Free
parking and admission on weekends.
Stephen Yee and Bairu Ng
- Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition March 26 to November 1, 2008
at The Pacific Heritage Museum in San Francisco.
University Arts Open Art
Competition - All Media included. $1000 for 1st Place, $750
for 2nd Place, $500 for 3rd Place. Judged by George Riviera
- Triton Curator. Entry fees $25 for the first painting and
$35 for 2 paintings. Deadline for entry June 2nd. Download the
prospectus from www.universityart.com
is an online instructional magazine with a $15 yearly subscription.
They have an art competition "The Good Earth" with
entries due by April 1. For more info please visit http://www.createbetterpaintings.com/GoodEarthProspectus.php
Artists Magazine Annual online
competition: Submit jpegs online by May 1 2008. Please visit
www.artistsnetwork.com/annualcompetition for details
San Francisco Public Artists
Pool: Call for artists who would like to participate with
art in public areas in the city. One need not be an artist with
experience in public art, they have professionals that can help
artists translate their work into more permanent materials.
All application submissions are online. Deadline for submission
April 30, 2008 https://www.callforentry.org/index.php
Art on Broadway Gallery
in downtown Redwood City is offering dispay space for Artists.
Rates are $135 per month for a 7ft. x 10ft wall space or pedestals
if it is for 3D art. Contact Wendy firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or go to www.redwoodcityartcenter.org/rentals.html
Gallery 2611 in Redwood City
is looking for artists to join their Co-op. Info at www.gallery2611.com.
FALC member Rajiv Khilnani won Best of Show at their November
Call for Artists for the
City of Mountian View's Center for the Performing Arts for
2008 Go to http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/mvcpa/mvcpa.html or email
email@example.com for more info
Pacific Grove Art Center
is looking for artists for one month shows. Slides or a
CD with 6 images of your artwork must be submitted for review.
Go to www.pgartcenter.org for more info.
Tom Lynch workshop at University
Art- Watercolor on canvas. April 20, 21, 22. Demo on April
20, 3 to 5pm. Hold your spot for the demo $10 and you will receive
a University Art gift certificate for merchandise. Please contact
University art to register.
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society has
some excellent workshops offered in 2007 and 2008. Workshop
artists are Mike Bailey, Joyce Faulknor, Donna Zagotta, Frank
Francese, Mark Mehaffey, Barbara Nechis and more. You do not
have to be a member to participate and the workshops are reasonably
priced. Please visit www.scvws.org
for complete workshop details.
Free Demos by SCVWS: For
a complete list of free demos please visit http://www.scvws.org/workshops/wkshp2008.php
Cheng Khee Chee - April 6, Katherine Chang Liu - June 1, Don
Andrews - July 20, Donna Zagotta - September 14, Ann Pember
- October 19.
Duffy: Watercolor classes - 2nd &
4th Monday of the month (408) 867-0508
coordinator: (Dee is unable
to continue in 2008) 2 people needed We need someone to make
a commitment to set-up the refreshments and coffee, find volunteers
to bring snacks, and remind (before each meeting) the volunteers
to bring something, clear the table after the meetings.
Rental: We need 2 people
to take over the Panel Rental. You would store at least 12
3ft x 6ft panels and be the contact person when someone wanted
to rent them. As an incentive, we will offer $200 a year for
one person to store 24 panels or $100 each to two people storing
12 panels each. You can use the panels rent-free for your
own events during the year and will automatically be first
in line for them for events like SVOS.
President: Iona Ezaki - 408-978-6614
Vice President: Belinda Lima
- 408-252-0367 / Exhibits & Demos
Vice President: Nina Uppaluru
- 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website, Panel Rental
Treasurer: Rajani Balaram
Website: Nina Uppaluru, Janki
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Leila
Graphics: Carrie Zeidman
Membership: Reiko Michisaki
Refreshments: Dee Sullivan
Mail Pick-up: Dianne Cassidy
Historian: Zoe Thompson
Mtg Coordinator: Gary
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