16, 2008 - The next Board Meeting - 7PM at 21471 Columbus Ave.,
Cupertino, CA 95014
15, 2008 - Submission deadline for the July Newsletter.
9, 2008 - Next painting change date at Quinlan
2008 General Meeting
General Meeting, The Cupertino Room,
Quinlan Center, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, June 9, 2008/
7:00pm - 9:30 PM
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.
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
Artist of the Month
There will be no Artist of the Month event at the June meeting.
Painting change date at Quinlan - June 9, 2008
email Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about
the Quinlan show.
Museum - Mid-Summer Art Celebration / June 21, 2008
Coordinator Raja Guha Thakurta -
408-455-3036 / email@example.com
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.
Annual Juried Art Show
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
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.
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.
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 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 please email Nina at email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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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