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Newsletter June 2008
June 16, 2008 - The next Board Meeting - 7PM at 21471 Columbus Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014
June 15, 2008 - Submission deadline for the July Newsletter.
June 9, 2008 - Next painting change date at Quinlan
June 2008 General Meeting

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

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

Painting Crystal and Glass

I always knew my destiny was to be an artist. I was fortunate to have parents who were talented and creative, and encouraged my sisters and me to pursue the art world. My early years as an illustrator taught me the rules of color, value, and composition always apply to any subject or style of painting. Watercolor captured my heart , and I never looked back. Watercolor continues to fascinate and surprise me. It is a medium that allows the spirit of the painting to thrive. What thrills me most with every painting is watching the development and transformation that take place. Teaching is my other passion. In 1991 I opened Emerald Lake Art Academy, in Redwood City, CA. Teaching 60 to 70 students a week ranging in age from 6 to 86 years old. In 1999 I decided to paint full time, and to instruct watercolor workshops. One of my goals was to be a published artist. I have now met that goal and my book "Stunning Crystal and Glass" Published by North Light Books is reaching aspiring artists worldwide. Directly related to the release of my book, I was approached by Teaching Art Ltd., in the UK to make my first instructional video. Stay tuned for more... -Joyce Faulknor.

At the May Meeting
We enjoyed a very informative talk on "Marketing your Art" by art consultant Dimitri Kourouniotis. He spoke about getting a business license, marketing and planning events, creating a space to sell, dealing with galleries, dealing with customers, pricing art, negotiating on terms, follow-up, relationship building, customer service, art websites and selling art online.
Artist of the Month

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

Next Painting change date at Quinlan - June 9, 2008
Please email Nina at ninauppal@aol.com if you have any questions about the Quinlan show.
Triton Museum - Mid-Summer Art Celebration / June 21, 2008

Coordinator Raja Guha Thakurta - 408-455-3036 / raja@ucolick.org

The Triton museum will 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. Registration deadline was April 15 and we have 20 participants. Each participant will get 2 panels sides of display area and the remaining panel sides will be raffled at the May meeting. There is no charge to participate but the Triton will take a 30% commission on sales. All participants will be notified with further instructions from Raja who is coordinating the event.

FALC Annual Juried Art Show

EARTH Expressions

FALC Annual Juried Show at the Cupertino Community Hall - September 13 and 14, 2008

Deadline for entry August 11, 2008 / Entry forms will be available shortly on the website and members will be notified.

The Show will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cupertino. Stefan Baumann of The Grand View (Public TV series) will judge the Show. Submissions will be in the form of photographs. As in past years the FALC show will be part of the Cupertino Fall Festival. In keeping with the environmental theme of the festival this year, our show will focus on a very broad theme of EARTH-EXPRESSIONS. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that would include whatever subject matter the artist chooses to portray about their experiences on EARTH - from appreciation of the beauty of nature to abstract expressions of concepts like interdependence, tolerance, conservation etc. The possibilities of subject matter are limitless.

Profile of the Month


Every month we bring you the profile of a FALC member who has contributed time toward the club. Our profile this month is of Raja Guha Thakurta who joined the club in 2007 and has enthusiastically helped with organizing FALC events. He will be organizing the Midsummer Art Show this year in June. He specializes in detailed pencil portraits of people and animals. He also dabbles in other media including oil/acrylic painting, wood carving, glass/ceramic painting, calligraphy, photography, etc. Over the years, he has done several commissioned pieces. His love of art can be traced back to a family of artists: mother, sister, and especially his grandmother whose charcoal portraits served as a tremendous source of inspiration. He was born in Calcutta, India, moved to the US in 1985, and has been a professor of astronomy at the University of California Santa Cruz since 1994 - his day (and night!) job. We are very pleased to have him as part of our FALC group.

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
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 ninauppal@aol.com

Shows to Visit

Auction Fundraiser for China Earthquake: FALC member Professor Arthur Kao has organized an auction of Fine Art donated by several Bay Area Artists. Auction and Exhibition will be open June 7 to 9 at the Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, 3777 Stevens Creek, Central Computer Building, 4th Floor. Reception on June 7th at 2pm. There will be original paintings, ink paintings, calligraphy, prints and much more. 100% of proceeds from the sale will go to the Red Cross relief effort to provide for millions of people who have lost their homes. Free parking is available behind the building.

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

Stephen Yee and Bairu Ng - Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition March 26 to November 1, 2008 at The Pacific Heritage Museum in San Francisco.

Shows to Enter

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.

National Watercolor Society 88th Annual Exhibition www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org / Deadline: May 24, 2008

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 wendy@dogartz.com for more information or go to www.redwoodcity.org/events

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. http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubart/opportunities/rfqs/200802ccsrfq.htm All application submissions are online. Deadline for submission April 30, 2008 https://www.callforentry.org/index.php


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.

The 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 Don Andrews - July 20, Donna Zagotta - September 14, Ann Pember - October 19.

Collage with Kay Duffy - Saturday Aug. 2, 2008. $50 Hakone Gardens, Saratoga. 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 k@kayduffywatercolors.com

Volunteers Needed!
  • Refreshments 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.
  • Panel 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.
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, Panel Rental
Treasurer: Rajani Balaram
Website: Nina Uppaluru, Janki Chokshi
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Leila Sehovic
Secretary: Laurie Creveling
Publicity: Janki Chokshi
Graphics: 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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