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Newsletter January 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
January 12, 2009
  General Meeting. There will be no Artist of the Month event at this meeting.
January 12, 2009
  Next Quinlan Show change. Please bring 1 or 2 new paintings to hang until the April 2009 meeting. Please arrive early to pick up your old paintings. There will be a $10 charge for unclaimed paintings.
January 19, 2009
  Next Board Meeting at 21471 Columbus Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014. All members are encouraged to attend and become involved with the club.
January 21, 2009
  ENTRY DEADLINE for "From the Heart" Show. Entry form. Please note: 2009 Membership dues have to be paid in order to participate in this show.
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 Reiko Michisaki, our membership chairperson.

Please note: 2009 Membership dues have to be paid in order to participate in the "From the Heart" Show in February.

Entry form for the February Show

January 12 , 2009 General Meeting

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

Monday, January 12, 2008/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM

Open to the Public - Guests are welcome

Oil Painting Demonstration

Elio Camacho website

Artist's statement - "In my mid-twenties I decided to follow my childhood passion for art. I fell in love with master impressionists such as Bongart, Sorrolla, Fechin and particularly the Russian impressionists. It was not until I met master impressionist Ovanes Berberian that I fully understood the endless possibilities of paint. I have been absorbed by those possibilities ever since".

The December 2008 Holiday Party and Paint-In

Thank you all for participating in the December Paint-In and producing all the wonderful art for the Pleasant View Convalescent Home. The patients always appreciate the paintings and our group always has a great time painting together. Our thanks to Slava Shabrov for the photographs. If you would like to view several other photos of the event please visit http://www.shabrov.com/FALC (username: FALC, Password: Member)

"From The Heart" Show in February

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

Entry deadline January 21, 2009

Coordinator: Belinda Lima

Please refer to the Entry form for all the details. Your 2009 dues have to be paid in order to participate.

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
Coodinator for Art Demonstrations
Please contact Laurie, Nina or Iona if you are interested in volunteering.

Artist of the Month

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

Artist of the Month winners in October

Next Painting change date at Quinlan - January 12, 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

We are now taking requests for Panel Rentals for Open Studios in May 2009.

Preference will be given to requests from members of the 2009 FALC board who put in many volunteer hours. If there are panels left over, they will be available by lottery for the general membership. Please submit your panel rental requests to Carrie Zeidman at czeidman@elanstudios.net. Be sure to specify which weekend you are requesting for. We will give out 4 panels to each member whose request is picked at the lottery. You will be notified at the Feb meeting if you will get the requested panels.

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

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 52nd Annual Saratoga Rotary Art Show - The largest 1 day juried Art show in the Western US on May 3, 2009. Apply online http://www.saratogarotary.org/artshow/artists.shtml Application deadline January 20, 2009


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 some excellent workshops offered in 2009. Workshop artists are Mike Bailey, 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.

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: Position vacant
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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