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Newsletter December 2008
FALC General Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Quinlan Communtiy Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014
December 8, 2008
  General Meeting - FALC Holiday Pot-luck and Paint-in. Please plan on participating to paint holiday posters for the Pleasant View Convalescent Home.. No Artist of the Month at this meeting
January 12, 2009
  Next Quinlan Show change. Please bring 1 or 2 new paintings to hand until the January 2009 meeting. Please arrive early to pick up your old paintings. There will be a $10 charge for unclaimed paintings.
January 19, 2009
  Next Board Meeting at 21471 Columbus Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014. All members are encouraged to attend and become involved with the club.
February 1- 28, 2009
  Entry form. "From the Heart" show at the Main Street Cafe in Los Altos. Deadline:Jan. 21, 2009.
2009 Membership Dues are now due
We request all continuing and new members to fill out the membership form and mail the form and $30 check to the PO Box address on the form. You may also bring the form and payment to the meeting on Monday and hand it over to Reiko Michisaki, our membership chairperson.
December 8 , 2008 General Meeting

FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino

Monday, December 8, 2008/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM

Open to the Public - Guests are welcome

FALC Holiday Party and Paint-In

Please join us for our most enjoyable yearly event! It has been a FALC tradition for several years to come together and paint Holiday posters which will be donated to the Pleasant View Convalescent home in Cupertino. If you are shy about painting with a group, please join us anyway. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk and get to know one another.

  • We request that you bring in a snack to share with the group. Drinks will be provided.
  • Please bring your watercolor or quick drying acrylic paint, brushes and palette. No oil paints. Paper will be provided. You could choose to paint a simple secular holiday picture of your choice.
  • Optional: Please bring a small wrapped gift (approx. $5) for the patients at the Convalescent Home who may not have relatives visiting them during the holidays. Please mark if it is for a male or female. No liquids, lotions or perishable goods please. Suggested gifts are gloves, scarves, socks etc.
"From The Heart" Show in February

February 1 - 28, 2009 at the Main Street Cafe in Los Altos, CA

Entry deadline January 21, 2009

Coordinator: Belinda Lima

Please refer to the Entry form for all the details.

2009 Board Nominations
Our thanks to all the members who volunteered for board positions for the coming year. Nominations for the board positions were voted on at the General Meeting on November 10, 2008. We have a wonderful pool of talent and skills and are grateful for your involvement. Welcome to everyone!

We are still looking for volunteers to share the job of Secretary (see below) and someone to coordinate the AVAfest event in June. Please contact Iona or Nina if you would like to volunteer.


  Laurie Creveling
Vice President Demo Coordinator
  Iona Ezaki
Vice President Website and Newsletter
  Nina Uppaluru
  Yelena Shabrova will be our new treasurer for 2009.
  Janki Chokshi has offered to be secretary for 2009 but would like to share the job with another person. Please let us know if you would like to take the meeting notes for a month or two when Janki cannot attend.
Thank you for volunteering to fill the following positions!
Refreshments Coordinator
  Ralph Otte and Lara Fulmer
Quinlan Show Coordinator
  Slava Shabrov
February Show
  Belinda Lima will be coordinating the "From the Heart" Show in February.
Mail Coordinator
  Dianne Cassidy
Meeting Coordinator
  Gary Ratts
Graphics and Panel Rental
  Carrie Zeidman
Artist of the Month

There will be no Artist of the Month event at the December meeting.

Artist of the Month winners in October

Next Painting change date at Quinlan - January 12, 2009
Gallery Pages

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 /gallery/submit_new_gallery_page.html and email all necessary information to janki_chokshi@hotmail.com.

Open Studios / Panel Rental

We are now taking requests for Panel Rentals for Open Studios in May 2009.

Preference will be given to requests from members of the 2009 FALC board who put in many volunteer hours. If there are panels left over, they will be available by lottery for the general membership. Please submit your panel rental requests to Carrie Zeidman at czeidman@elanstudios.net. Be sure to specify which weekend you are requesting for. We will give out 4 panels to each member whose request is picked at the lottery. You will be notified at the Feb meeting if you will get the requested panels.

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 czeidman@elanstudios.net or call her at 408-741-5809.

Shows to Visit

Belinda Lima will have her paintings in the "Winter Gifts" Show at Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Show: November 25 to Dec 24. Reception: Thursday December 4th, 5 - 7:30pm.

Grace Tang- "Montage paintings in oils and acrylics" displayed at the Saratoga Library art wall. January & February 2009

Saeko Nakamura's painting "Festive Rhythm #2" has been accepted in the 25th Annual National Exhibition at North Valley Art League Redding CA. The show runs January26-Feb 28, 2009 with the reception and awards 1/30, 5:00-8pm.

Shows to Enter

The 52nd Annual Saratoga Rotary Art Show - The largest 1 day juried Art show in the Western US on May 3, 2009. Apply online http://www.saratogarotary.org/artshow/artists.shtml Application deadline January 20, 2009


The Grand View Ranch Workshop- Stefan Baumann's 3 day weekend workshop in beautiful Mt. Shasta at the Grand View Ranch. Info at www.thegrandview.com 1-800-511-1337 baumann@thegrandview.org

Landscape painting classes with Stefan Baumann. Weekly on Thursdays in San Jose. Info at www.thegrandview.org

The Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society has some excellent workshops offered in 2009. Workshop artists are Mike Bailey, 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

FALC Board 2008
President: Iona Ezaki - 408-978-6614 / Agenda
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 Chokshi
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Yelena and Slava Shabrova
Secretary: Laurie Creveling
Publicity: Janki Chokshi
Graphics and Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Membership: Reiko Michisaki
Refreshments: Dee Sullivan
Mail Pick-up: Dianne Cassidy
Historian: Zoe Thompson
Mtg Coordinator: Gary Ratts

We would love to hear from you. Please send questions or comments to information@falc.org

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