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Newsletter April 2009
FALC General Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Monday of each month. For specific meeting sites, please visit the Demo page.
April 13, 2009
  General Meeting - Art Critique - Please bring one or two paintings to be critiqued
  Painting change at Quinlan. Only 25 paintings total will be accepted since we have limited wall space in April. Please come early to register.
    Artist of the Month - There will be no Artist of the Month at this meeting.
April 20, 2009
  Next Board Meeting at 21471 Columbus Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014. All members are encouraged to attend and become involved with the club.
June 6, 2009
  Our next off-site show - AVArtfest at the Mountain View Pioneer Park. See deadline dates below.
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 Iona Ezaki, our membership chairperson.

April 13 , 2009 General Meeting

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

Monday, April 13, 2009/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM

Open to the Public - Guests are welcome

Jose Arenas

Critique of FALC Members' work

Jose Arenas is an award winning artist who is also a Foothill college instructor, well known for his insightful critiques. He has a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Davis. He has taught many areas of art - 2D & 3D Design, Mural Art, Life Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Collage and Composition, Experimental Drawing, Materials and Media, Color and Portfolio Developement.

All members are encouraged to bring in 1 or 2 pieces of artwork that they would like to have critiqued. It does not have to be your best work; it could be a work in progress that you have a problem with, or a painting on which you require a fresh perspective.

At the March meeting

Deborah Pasturel gave a very interesting and entertaining talk about Post-Impressionist Art along with a slide show of paintings and artists being discussed. Ms. Pasturel teaches Art History at DeAnza college. If you are interested in taking one of her classes please visit the DeAnza college website for a listing.

Welcome to new member Nicole Hoerold!

2009 Board Nominations

Our thanks to all the members who volunteered for board positions for the coming year. The list of 2009 Board members and volunteers is at the bottom of the newsletter. 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 for the following jobs.

Please contact Laurie, Nina or Iona if you are interested in volunteering.

Demo Coordinator

Duties include contacting possible demo artists for our general meetings, setting up dates to demo, supplying them with information and making the demo artist's information available for the club newsletter. We will supply you with a suggested list of artists who might do demonstrations or you are welcome to suggest anyone. Our thanks to Tamar Assaf who coordinated demos till August 2009. We need someone to fill this position for the last quarter of 2009.

We would like to thank the following volunteers-

Ralph Otte, Krishna Mitra and Jiradit Thurma for volunteering to coordinate refreshments.

Grace Seidman and Holly Van Heart for volunteering to manage the greeting table.

Our next show - AVArtfest in June

Organizers - Iona Ezaki, Priyanka Gupta and Tanushri Mathur

2009 AVArtfest will be held this year at the Mountain View Pioneer Park on June 6th, 10am to 5pm. Priyanka Gupta and Tanushri Mathur have volunteered to help organize FALC participation in AVArtfest this year. To register for AVA, please email Iona at ionaezaki@aol.com.

Please Note -

  • In order to partcipate in this event you must first be juried into this event.
  • If you have previously participated in this event, you do not have to be juried in again.
  • Artists who wish to participate for the first time and be juried in, please go to http://www.avartfest.org/ for instructions on submitting images.
  • The deadline for submitting images for jurying in is March 23, 2009
  • Once you have been accepted, the "Call for Entries" form which they send you will have to be submitted by April 17, 2009

Photo from the 2007 AVA show

Artist of the Month

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

Images from March 09 Artist of the Month

Next Painting change date at Quinlan - April 13, 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
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

Priyanka Gupta - Exhibition of paintings at CIS/Stanford University March 20 - May 14, 2009. Reception March 27, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Please visit http://cis.stanford.edu/~marigros/#top for more details.

Cupertino Library Show: Torre Avenue, Cupertino. April 1 to June 30th. The library unveils their first art display titled "Spring Fever". Congratulations to the FALC artists who were accepted to the show. The library will hold 4 shows each year. For details on how to enter, please visit http://www.cupertinolibrary.org/foundation/art_display.html

Shows to Enter

The Cupertino Library will now show art by artists in the community. Their next show "Go Figure" will run from July 1 through September 30th. The registration and entry submission deadline is June 1. Please visit their website for updated information for entering the show http://www.cupertinolibrary.org/foundation/art_display.html

The Art of Crafts: CALL FOR ENTRIES Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2009 5 p.m. Postmarks not accepted. Bay Area artists are invited to compete for cash awards in “The Art of Crafts” Indoor Art Exhibition sponsored by the City of Santa Clara and its Cultural Advisory Commission. Artists are encouraged to enter artwork in any traditional or non-traditional craft media, such as ceramics, enamels, fiber, furniture, glass, textiles, metalsmithing, paper, wood, and mixed media. Winning entries in this juried competition will be on display at Santa Clara City Hall September-December 2009, and will be featured in a “virtual” exhibition on the City’s website and cable television channel. For purposes of this exhibition, "crafts" is loosely defined as the production of original pieces, unique or in several copies, aimed at a utilitarian, decorative or expressive function. Prospectus and entry forms may be obtained from the City's website at http://santaclaraca.gov/events/art-of-crafts.html. There is no entry fee. For more information, call (408) 615-2219 or send an email to culturalcommission@santaclaraca.gov.

Classes and Events

Kay Duffy Watercolor classes: Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. Every 2nd and 4th Monday morning. Go to K@kayduffywatercolors.com for detailed information.

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 free demos offered in 2009. Location: Hoover Theater, Room A & B, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose. 1:30 to 4:00 PM. Workshop artists are - Don Andrews on June 21, Gerald Brommer on August 16, Ken Hosmer on September 13, Betsy Dillard Stroud on October 18. Please visit www.scvws.org for complete workshop details.

Profile of the Month
Priyanka Gupta comes from Kolkata, India, also called the 'City of Joy' for its people and the passion with which they lead their lives. This passion has undoubtedly found its way into her own conception and expression of the colors of life through her art. A graduate of San Francisco Art Institute, Priyanka Gupta spends her time between Kolkata and California. Her pursuit for understanding art led her to study at the San Francisco Art Institute. She has been exhibiting her works in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and India since 2004. Some of her notable exhibits have been her solo exposition at the Academy of Fine Arts and Chitrakoot art gallery in Kolkata and shows at Stanford university, Togonon Gallery, Market Street Gallery and the Triton Museum in California. She has also been invited to participate in the Florence Biennale '09. She has received wide acclaim for her paintings and received reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Clara weekly and Mountain View voice. Her works are mainly abstracts in acrylic, with a very rich use of color to express concepts rather than the use of form. Through her works, Priyanka attempts to bridge the cultural gaps between the eastern and western worlds that she inhabits and explore feminism and spirituality in the context of Indian society. Priyanka currently paints out of her studio in Mountain View, California.

FALC would like to thank Priyanka for offering to coordinate the AVArtfest event in 2009 along with Tanushri Mathur. Priyanka has always cheerfully volunteered to help with other events during the year too.

For further information contact: Priyanka at guptapriyanka79@gmail.com, website: www.priyankasgallery.com

FALC Board 2009
President: Laurie Creveling - 408-243-9791 / Agenda
Vice President: Iona Ezaki 408-978-6614 / Membership
Vice President: Nina Uppaluru - 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website
Demos and Programs: Tamar Assaf
AVArtfest Coordinator: Priyanka Gupta and Tanushri Mathur
Treasurer: Yelena Shabrova
Website: Nina Uppaluru, Janki Chokshi
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Yelena and Slava Shabrova
Secretary: Janki Chokshi
Publicity: Janki Chokshi
Graphics and Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Refreshments: Ralph Otte, Krishna Mitra and Jiradit Thurma
Mtg Coordinator: Gary Ratts, Holly Van Hart and Grace Seidman

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

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