next Board Meeting will be on March 17, 2008, 2008/ 7PM at Nina
Uppaluru's - 408-257-1315
deadline for the April Newsletter is March 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. You need to renew by the March 10th general
meeting in order to keep receiving the FALC newsletter
and be on the roster.
General Meeting, Social Room, Quinlan Center, 10185 Stelling
Monday, March 10,
2008/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM
of Member's work
Members are requested to bring in one or
two paintings to be critiqued by Jen. Your paintings do not
have to be framed. Watermedia artists, please bring your painting
in a mat. Oil and Acrylic painters, please make sure your paintings
are COMPLETELY DRY. In order to avoid transferring paint to
clothing and other artwork, any work that is even slightly damp
will not be accepted for the critique.
Jen Norton is a graduate of Santa Clara University
with a degree in Fine Art (1987). She is a board member of the
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (SCVWS) and has served
on the steering committee for Silicon Valley Open Studios. She
is an accomplished illustrator, creating unique art for clients
such as The San Jose Junior League, Hay House Publishing and
Kensington/BET Books in New York. She also teaches painting
design classes through the Los Gatos/Saratoga Recreation Dept.
the February Meeting
Jaya King did a very entertaining demonstration with gouache
on gessoed board using the lift-off technique.
Our thanks to
Joanne Barney and Nina Uppaluru for bringing delicious snacks
for the meeting.
following members were juried in - Reiko Michisaki, Priyanka Gurta,
Rita Winkler and Young Jin Han.
Artist of the Month
Congratulations to the winners of Artist of the Month! For
more details please visit the Artist
of the Month page.
There will be no Artist of the Month event at the March meeting
due to the painting change.
change date at Quinlan - March 10, 2008
arrive early by 6:30 PM to collect your old paintings and register
your new ones. There is no storage at Quinlan so please arrange
to have your paintings picked up if you cannot do so yourself.
Please email Nina at email@example.com if you have any questions
about the Quinlan show.
the Heart" - FALC Show at the Main Street Cafe, Los Altos
- Belinda Lima 408-252-0367
We had 42 paintings at the Main Street Café
in Los Altos for the month of February titled, "From the Heart".
The reception on Feb 7th was attended by about 75 members and
guests. Winners at the show were chosen by popular vote. First
place went to Carrie Zeidman, second place to Janki Chokshi and
third place to Joy Kuo. Congratulations! Congratulations also
to Yao Pi Hsu for the sale of her photograph titled "Profound
We would like to thank the members who helped
with the show, Rajiv Khilnani, Swati Savale, Nina Uppaluru, Iona
Ezaki, Laurie Creveling, Joanne Kim, Janki Chokshi, and a special
thank you to Belinda Lima who organized the show. Carrie Zeidman
did a wonderful job with the graphics.
FALC and the show have received some wonderful
publicity in the Cupertino Courier, the Sunnyvale Sun and the
Mercury News during Valentines week. Eight FALC members were selected
to be interviewed in the article. The photographs below were taken
at the reception on February 7th.
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.
We will be in contact with the volunteers by email soon. 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
Each month we bring you the profile of one
of our members who have generously contributed their time and
effort for the club. Jane Hofstetter is past president of FALC
and has done many critiques and demos for our club over the
years. She has an astounding list of accomplishments and we
are certainly proud to have her as a member. She has won several
national awards and has enjoyed being the juror for many national
art shows. Most recently she has won awars in the San Diego
International Annual Show and the Texas Watercolor Society Annual
2007 Show. She has been painting and teaching for almost 30
years after studying art at UC Berkeley and the Chouinard Art
Instutute at LA. She is an elected and signature member of the
National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, The Transparent
Watercolor Society of America and several other national societies.
She is listed in the "World's Whos Who of Women" and
the 2008 "Who's Who of America". She recently had
a 50 painting retrospective exhibit at the Triton Museum of
Art and her work is represented by Christopher Queen Galleries
in Northern California. Jane has been featured in International
Artist Magazine, Creative Computer Tools for Artists (published
by Watson Guptil Books 2001), Splash 2 and Splash 7 (published
by North Light Books 2002), The Collected best of Watercolor
(Rockport Books 2002), Watercolor Magic, Top Award Winners 2003/May
Jane's book "Seven Keys to Great Painting"
published by North Light Book Club (www.NorthLightBookClub.com
Book #32746-3 Jan 2005) has remained on the bestseller list
for Northlight Books for 2 years.
In 2008 Jane will be leading a group to paint
in the Dordogne River area in France - May 28 to June 9th. Call
Jane if you are interested in joining the group. There are a
few spots left. 408-248-4425.
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
Open Studios: If you are interested
in renting panels for an Open Studios weekends in May 2008,
please email Iona Ezaki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mimi Kearns has a painting
"Waiting for my Interview" at the Triton Statewide Juried Exhibition
from Jan 19th through March 22nd
Belinda Lima and Jane Ferguson
have paintings in the Pacific Art League juried show "Rose
and Rouge". The show will be up for February.
Touch My Heart Art Benefit
Feb 2008, at the Los Gatos Opera House. Congratulations to Belinda
Lima for winning 3rd place at the show! There were 274 miniature
artworks by local Bay Area artists that were presented to those
who made a $100 donation to the Los Gatos Museum.
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
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 email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Cheng
Khee Chee - April 6, 2008, Don Andrews - July 20, 2008 For a
complete list of free demos please visit http://www.scvws.org/workshops/wkshp2008.php
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 Coordinators: Rama
Chemudupatti, Gary Ratts, Tamar Assaf
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