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Newsletter July 2009
FALC General Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Monday of each month except July. For specific meeting sites, please visit the Demo page.
July 13, 2009
  NO General Meeting - Summer break
July 20, 2009
  Next Board Meeting at 21471 Columbus Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014. All members are encouraged to attend and become involved with the club.
August 10, 2009
  Next General Meeting at Quinlan
August 14, 2009
  Deadline for entries for the 2009 Juried Fall Fest Show
September 14, 2009
  General Meeting and Painting pickup for the current show at Quinlan
September 19-20 , 2009
  2009 Juried Fall Fest Show
September 21, 2009
  Participants of the Art Fest show drop off their Art Fest paintings at Quinlan / Noon to 1PM
July, 2009 No General Meeting

We will break for the summer and meet again at our next general meeting on August 10, 2009. We wish you all an enjoyable summer with plenty of painting time!

Now is the time to prepare your entries for the next big show - The 2009 FALC Fall Fest Juried show in September. The entry deadline is August 14, 2009 - about 6 weeks from now. Please see details below.

This is an abbreviated newsletter. The August newsletter will be out just before the next meeting.

Volunteer Positions Open

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 October 2009. We need someone to fill this position for the last quarter of 2009 through 2010.

The 2009 FALC Fall Fest Annual Juried Show

Planning is underway for the 2009 FALC Annual Juried Show in September. We hope to make the show an even bigger success than it has been in the past. Our juried show presents the very best that FALC has to offer to the community and we hope to have the involvement and participation of all of our members.


Photos from the 2008 Show

Entries will be submitted by photographs and each artist will be allowed 3 submissions. Awards will be given out in 4 categories - Watermedia on Paper, Acrylics and Oils on Canvas, Digital Media and Photography, Mixed and Dry Media. The FALC Board reserves the right to make the final decision on which category a particular entry falls into.

Jose Arenas- Foothill College Professor, will be the Juror for the show.

Show dates-
September 19 - 20, 2009
Entry deadline-
August 14, 2009
Notification of acceptance by email-
August 26, 2009
September 17, 2009 (timing to be determined)
Reception & Awards-
September 18, 2009 / 7 PM to 9 PM
September 20, 2009 / 6 PM
Show entries delivered to Quinlan-
September 21, 2009 / 12:00 PM to 1 PM

We advise all members to review the

FALC guidelines regarding copyrighted material and FALC exhibiting rules.

Photos from 2008 Juried Show

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 submit new allery page 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.


FALC does not endorse the classes, venues and events listed below. We simply list any information that we determine would be of interest to our members.

Shows to See

Tamar Assaf created a Monarch Butterfly design in an Illinois field for the 2009 Fields Project! It took a team of 11 people helping her for 9 days to carve out her vision of butterflies. Congratulations Tamar!

Please see the movie at http://www.oglecountynews.com/articles/video/2009/06/29/38018213/index.xml There is also a news article about Tamar's art at http://www.oglecountynews.com/articles/2009/07/01/56820427/index.xml

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. Please visit their website for updated information for entering the show http://www.cupertinolibrary.org/foundation/art_display.html

The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce invites all artists to participate in the "Taste of Saratoga" Fine Art and Wine Festival held on Saturday September 12, 2009. Please call Judy Longacre at 408-867-0753 for details and registration. Fees to participate $300 for a 10' x 10' space. Email - info@saratogachamber.org

Allegro Framing and Art in Cupertino and Los Altos has a monthly rotating art exhibit. They are looking for artists to feature. The gallery takes 40% commission. Please call Irina Gorelik at 510-703-1534 if you would like to exhibit. www.allegroframing.com.

The Fremont Art Association is pleased to announce the 44th Annual Fine Art Show. This popular event will take place September 25 through October 11, 2009 at the Fremont Art Association Gallery, located at 37659 Niles. Blvd, Fremont, CA . Entry of original artwork into the show is open to artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Prizes will be awarded in 5 categories: Oils and Acrylics, Water Media, Graphics (includes Pastel, Graphite, and Mixed Media) Photography and Computer-generated and Three-Dimensional. The deadline for mailing your entry form is September 14. The entry form and prospectus can be downloaded at the Fremont Art Association's website at www.FremontArtAssociation.org.

Classes and Events

Society of Western Artists: 3 day Pastel Workshop with pastelist Alan Flattmann at their gallery in Redwood City on July 15, 16, 17, 2009. Information and registration at www.societyofwesternartists.com

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 -

Aug 16, Gerald Brommer, collage, surface treatments
Sept 13, Ken Hosmer
Oct 18, Betsy Diller Stroud experimental
Jan 10, Myrna Wacknov, Liquid Watercolor Portraits
Feb 7, Christopher Schink
March 8, Ratindra Das
April 25, Steven Quiller Color
June 6, Katherine Chang Liu, Finding yourself as an artist
Nov 6, Frank Webb, Saving whites in a pattern to get you thru the painting
Please visit www.scvws.org for complete workshop details.

Opportunities for Artists

Allegro Art Academy is looking for art instructors to teach art classes for children and adults. Allegro Art Academy has two locations Portola Valley and Cupertino (border of Los Altos). If you are interested, please inquire with Irina Gorelik at 510-703-1534 or email igorelik@earthlink.net.

FALC Guidelines - Criteria for Jurying-in new members

FALC has been fortunate this year to welcome many new members, and with our annual art show coming up in September, we can look forward to many others being interested in joining our club. One of the questions that we get asked the most from current members and those who are interested in joining is about our criteria for acceptance. Our process is clear and simple. Anyone who wants to join needs to bring three pieces of art to one of our meetings. The members present at that meeting will vote, and, if a majority of people approve, that person will be accepted, pay their dues, and become an exhibiting member.

The question about criteria is not so simple. We all know that Art is subjective. Sometimes we benefit from that subjectivity, and sometimes we don't. No one can tell you what good Art is or isn't.

As a juried club, FALC strives to maintain a certain standard of proficiency since organizations that invite us to exhibit assume a certain selectivity. One rule of thumb commonly used when voting in new members is to ask yourself this question - Would I like to exhibit with this work? Would this new work add to the reputation of the club? Just as we support each other by bringing our best work to shows and by providing new, fresh work for the painting changes at Quinlan, we can use our Artists' eyes to make decisions about what work will be hanging beside us at the next show.

Voting "no" during the jurying-in process does not bar an artist from joining the club. The artist can still be a member, just not an "exhibiting member". Non-exhibiting members can attend demos and meetings that provide an environment for their art to grow. As they continue to develop their skills, they are welcome to jury in at a later date.

FALC Guidelines - Copyrighted material

The laws regarding copyrighted material are complex and not uniform from state to state. In order to avoid liability and the burden of determining whether a particular image involves copyright infringement, FALC has created the following guidelines for member artists. FALC assumes that it is the respoinsibility of the artist to honestly follow these guidelines and assumes no liability for work that is submitted or displayed not following these guidelines. It reserves the right to disqualify a painting if there is reasonable doubt about copyright infringement or plagiarism.

  • Work entered for a show must be the artist's original work in concept and execution.
  • It cannot be copied from copyrighted material or photographs belonging to another person or organizaion except with the copyright holder's explicit written permission.
  • It cannot be the reproduction of a painting done by another person even if the original artist is acknowledged on the painting.
  • It cannot be the reproduction of a historic painting.
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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