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Newsletter February 2009
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
February 9, 2009
  General Meeting.
February 9, 2009
  Please bring a painting for Artist of the Month. Only the first 10 entries will be accepted so please arrive early to enter your painting.
February 23, 2009
  Next Board Meeting at 21471 Columbus Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014. All members are encouraged to attend and become involved with the club.
February 12 , 2009
  Reception for "From The Heart" Show at The Main Street Cafe. See below for details.
February 1- 28, 2009
  "From the Heart" show at the Main Street Cafe in Los Altos.
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.

February 9 , 2009 General Meeting

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

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

Open to the Public - Guests are welcome

New Acrylic Paint Demonstration and Workshop


A Chroma employee will introduce our members to the NEW slow drying Atelier Acrylic paints. Samples of the paint will be given out to the audience and members are encouraged to participate in trying out the product for blending, feathering, edging etc. The paint even allows touch-dry paint to be reworked, revealed, shaped and blended. Artists who want greater control over their working and drying time, artists who are challenged by the fast curing time of traditional acrylics (plein air, portraiture, mixed media, representational, large format artists), as well as oil painters who use acrylics for health and safety reasons, will all enjoy the benefits.

If you would like to participate in trying out the paint, please bring your brushes, water container and some paper. We would appreciate it if you could get some newspaper or plastic to protect the tables from spills. Chroma will supply the paint and the mediums.


At the January meeting

Artist Elio Camacho demonstated painting a Still-Life in Oils on board. He talked about harmonizing colors and the use of various materials. He also answered many questions on marketing art, selling in galleries and going about the business of being a full time artist.

Elio Camacho teaches many workshops in the Bay area. For a full list of various workshops please visit -




"From The Heart" Show and Sale in February

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

Reception February 12, 2009 / 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Coordinator: Belinda Lima

We have a wonderul show of 40 paintings and photographs during the month of February. Please plan on attending the Reception on February 12th. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Friends and family are welcome.

We were fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of volunteers to hang the show. Our thanks to Slava Shabrov, Kalpana Adesera, Carrie Zeidman, Leila Sehovic, Joy Kuo, Janki Chokshi for doing such an efficient job.

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.
Coordinator for AVArtfest in June
Greeter to assist Gary Ratts at the front table during the general meeting
Please contact Laurie, Nina or Iona if you are interested in volunteering.

Artist of the Month

There will be an Artist of the Month event at the February meeting. Please come in early if you wish to participate. We will accept the first 10 entries.

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.

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 Cupertino Library will have an art show titled "Spring Fever" April through June. Registration deadline: March 2, 2009. Details and entry forms will be available soon.


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

Kay Duffy Collage Workshop: Friday March 13 at Hakone Gardens, Saratoga. Also a 2-day workshop with Kay on March 7 and 8 at the Santa Cruz Art League. Contack Cindy@scal.org

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 - Ted Nuttall on March 15, 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

Born in Greece, Anastasia Saltabida lives and works in the Bay area. She has experimented with different media and styles such as Asian brush painting, watercolors, acrylics and oil. With her paintings, Anastasia tries to reflect not only what she sees but also what she feels. Her goal is to communicate to the viewer her love for flowers and nature. Her inspiration comes from the great Californian landscapes or her beloved homeland, Greece. Anastasia has degrees in mathematics and Computer Science and has been working for over 20 years in the areas of computer networks and other related technologies. In her latest series, "Modern Life", she attempts to reflect her personal journey through technology and how technology is changing our lives! To view more of her paintings, please visit www.natassasart.com.

We thank Anastasia for all her volunteerism with FALC during the annual show and general meetings where she cheerfully dives in to fill the gaps wherever help is needed.

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: Position vacant
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 and Lara Fulman
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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