18 , 2008 - The next Board Meeting - 7PM at 21471 Columbus Ave.,
Cupertino, CA 95014
15 , 2008 - Submission deadline for the September Newsletter.
8 , 2008 - Next painting change date at Quinlan
11, 2008 General Meeting
General Meeting, The Cupertino Room,
Quinlan Center, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, August 11,
2008/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM
on Color Theory by Linda Lum
Linda Lum has taught at Foothill College in Los
Altos for 30 years. Based on a Color class that she is currently
conducting there, she will be talking about color theory. This
is valuable information for artists painting in any medium.
Equiped with charts, props, supplies and a small slide show,
Linda will talk about the emotional content of color and how
to see value (dark to light) in color, color harmonies and color
schemes ie. complementary, analagous etc. Members will get to
make small collage with colored paper which she will supply.
Linda has a masters degree from the University
of Iowa and also teaches Art History, Asian Art History, Introduction
to Design, Drawing, Etching, Lithography, Art Materials, Composition
the July Meeting
FALC took a summer break and
there was no meeting in July 2008.
of the Month
Please bring in a painting
for Artist of the Month to the August meeting. The first 10 paintings
will be accepted.
Painting change date at Quinlan - September 8, 2008
that are currently up at Quinlan will remain there till the September
8 meeting. After the Fall Festival Show on September 13-14, the
winners of the Show will be displayed at Quinlan starting September
Annual Juried Art Show
FALC Annual Juried Show at the Cupertino Community
Hall - September 13 and 14, 2008
for entry August 18, 2008
form page 1 / Entry
form page 2 /
for the show
Entry by submission of photographs. Please
write a sentence or two on the back of your photos to explain
your thoughts about your entry and how your painting/photo is
connected to the theme. Your statement will be displayed next
to your painting at the show in order for the viewer to understand
your image better. We encourage all participants to use the
title of the work to connect it to the theme of the show. 3
entries will guarantee that at least 1 of your paintings will
be juried into the show.
The Show will be sponsored by the Rotary Club
of Cupertino. Stefan Baumann of The Grand View (Public TV series)
will judge the Show. In keeping with the environmental theme
of the Cupertino Fall Festival this year, our show will focus
on a very broad theme of EARTH. Artists are encouraged to submit
artwork that reflects their experiences on EARTH - anything
from the artist's appreciation of the beauty of nature to abstract
expressions of concepts like interdependence, conservation,
tolerance etc. The possibilities of subject matter are limitless.
- Auction at the Reception on September 12, 2008 to benefit
the Sichuan Earthquake victims
Please consider donating one painting or artwork
to be sold at the auction during the reception. 70% of the proceeds
from the auction will be donated to the ShelterBox project to
benefit the earthquake victims, 20% to the artist to recover
costs and 10% to FALC. If you are considering a donation, please
submit a photo of the painting or image along with your show
entries and clearly mark it as an auction entry. Your donation
will be acknowledged during the reception and and in the program.
Thank you for your generosity. If you have any questions about
the auction please contact Iona Ezaki at email@example.com.
2008 Cupertino Distinguished
Congratulations to FALC member Floy Zittin
for winning the Cupertino Distinguished Artist Award presented
to her by the City of Cupertino. Floy will display her paintings
at the Community Hall during the Fall Festival in September.
Please visit her website www.floyzittin.com
to view her wonderful artwork featuring wildlife in their natural
of the Month
Every month we bring you the profile of a
FALC member who contributes their time and effort toward the
club. Yelena Shabrova and her husband Slava Shabrova have offered
to handle the painting changes at Quinlan and have been a great
help during setup and takedown of FALC community shows.
Artist's statement - "It's the everyday splendor
of the world we live in that inspires me to draw my horses,
landscapes, and flowers using mostly colored pencils and erasers.
Working in colored pencil has been my passion for over 10 years.
This wonderful medium allows to draw practically anywhere, in
any intervals of time, and requires almost no time for setup
or cleaning. I work with many layers of color all over the paper,
adding and blending strokes wherever I feel they are necessary
until the whole artwork is almost done. I never aim for photorealistic
look and prefer to capture the inner beauty of my subjects rather
than meticulous details of their appearance. Sometimes I only
add suggestions of a few details which can say a lot about the
character of a horse or the mood of a landscape. It's easier
to start working in colored pencil than to stop, but when I
feel that the drawing is breathing, I don't add anything to
it. I use a different approach for pastel pencil and rarely
go further then the main subject and suggestions of the background."
To learn more about Yelena and her work please
visit her website at www.shabrova.com
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.
For instructions on sending in your information, please visit
http://www.falc.org/gallery/submit_new_gallery_page.htm and email
all necessary information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studios / Panel Rental
Panels are available for rent
all year at $5/weekend for members and $7 / weekend for non-members.
For panel rental and availability please email Carrie Zeidman
at email@example.com or call her at 408-741-5809.
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
Red Hot Summer - August
4 to 29 / 14 Artists create works in Red! Visit with the Artists
Sunday Aug 10, 2-5pm. FALC members Jane Ferguson and Floy Zittin
will be showing with 12 other artists. Viewpoints Gallery: 315
State Street., Los Altos
Stephen Yee and Bairu Ng
- Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition March 26 to November 1, 2008
at The Pacific Heritage Museum in San Francisco.
FALC Fall Festival Juried Show:
- See above for details. Entry deadline August 18, 2008
of the Bay - Entry deadline August 29, 2008. Juried competition
and art show running Sept 25 through Dec 2. Reception September
25, 6pm to 8:30pm. Abstract and figurative art in all media
accepted. Entry fee $15 for up to 6 images. Prospectus at www.mesart.com/prospectus
Art and Wine Festivals all
over the Bay Area: Go to caartists.com for information on
how to participate in all the Art and Wine Festivals in our
area including the Mountain View, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Fremont
Art Festivals and many more. There is a 1 time jurying-in process
and then you are free to participate in as many events as you
want. Submit 4 photos of you work, one of your display area
and a copy of your business license. Details at CaArtists.com.
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
Critique Group: If
you would like to join a Critique Group and get some constructive
feedback on your art while meeting other artists who work in
different media, please contact Tamar Assaf. She is putting
together a group that will meet once a month.
Natasha Foucault conducts
classes "Painting on Silk" Thursdays 6:30 to 8:00 PM in sessions
of 3 classes. There will be 3 projects -12" x 60"
scarves, and she will provide all the materials. Her contact
information is at http://natashasilkart.com.
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society has
some excellent workshops offered in 2007 and 2008. Workshop
artists are Mike Bailey, 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
Free Demos by SCVWS: For
a complete list of free demos please visit http://www.scvws.org/workshops/wkshp2008.php
Donna Zagotta - September 14, Ann Pember - October 19.
Collage with Kay Duffy -
Monoprint color and texture on lovely translucent Asian papers
torn and glued to create abstract or impressionistic paintings.
All supplies provided. Classes also offered in Palo Alto in
early September. Watercolor classes will continue twice a month
during the summer. Call 408-867-0508 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org
to Tamar Assaf
for winning the 2008 Bertha Anolic Memorial Fine Arts Travel Scholarship
to Israel. She chose Animals of the Bible as an area of artistic
coordinator: (Dee is unable
to continue in 2008) 2 people needed. We need someone to make
a commitment every other month 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.
President: Iona Ezaki - 408-978-6614
Vice President: Belinda Lima
- 408-252-0367 / Exhibits & Demos
Vice President: Nina Uppaluru
- 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website
Treasurer: Rajani Balaram
Website: Nina Uppaluru, Janki
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Yelena
and Slava Shabrova
Graphics and Panel rental:
Membership: Reiko Michisaki
Refreshments: Dee Sullivan
Mail Pick-up: Dianne Cassidy
Historian: Zoe Thompson
Mtg Coordinator: Gary
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