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Newsletter May 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.
May 11, 2009
  General Meeting - Location Change - Please see below
    Artist of the Month - There will be no Artist of the Month at this meeting.
May 18, 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.
June 8, 2009
  The next painting change at Quinlan. Please drop off your paintings at Quinlan between 6:15 PM and 7:45 PM before proceeding to Creekside for the general meeting at 7 PM.
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.

May 11 , 2009 General Meeting

NEW LOCATION: FALC General Meeting, Creekside Park, 10455 Miller Avenue, Cupertino

Open to the public. Guests welcome.

Holly Van Hart - Demonstration of the Palette Knife Technique

Holly Van Hart is an award winning artist who especially loves painting with a palette knife. Holly's passion is creating landscape, figurative and abstract oil paintings that reflect the beauty and complexity of life. She has the ability to capture nature, with a palette knife, from realism to abstraction. Holly will demonstrate her palette knife technique using oil paints and her favorite oil painting mediums.

At the April meeting

Jose Arenas critiqued about 40 paintings, sharing his insights into improving images with color, texture, light and composition. The meeting was attended by about 40 members.

We would like to welcome new members Nancy Near, Marsha Schultz, Li-Wei Lu, Kim Newell who were all juried in.

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.

Our thanks to Yao-Pi Hsu for volunteering to mail out the snail-mail newsletter starting in May.
Open Studios

Several FALC members will be participating in Open Studios during the first 3 weekends in May.

For detailed information and websites of the artists, please visit www.svos.org for a full online gallery.

Satudays and Sundays, 11 AM - 5PM

Rajani Balaram Weekend 2
Janki Chokshi Weekend 2
Iona Ezaki Weekend 2
Jane Ferguson Weekend 2
Bill Galarneau Weekend 2
Yao-Pi Hsu Weekend 2
Rajiv Khilnani Weekend 1, 2
Joy Kuo Weekend 2
Belinda Lima Weekend 1, 2, 3
Krishna Mitra Weekend 3
Yelena Shabrova Weekend 1, 2, 3
Slava Shabrov Weekend 1, 2, 3
Grace Seidman Weekend 2
Grace Tang Weekend 2
Jiradit Thurma Weekend 2
Nina Uppaluru Weekend 2
Nancy Wulff Weekend 1, 2, 3
Carrie Zeidman Weekend 2
Our next show - AVArtfest in June at the Mountain View Pioneer Park

June 6, 2009 / 10 AM - 6 PM

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.

We now have 24 artists registered to show with the FALC group. Updates and instructions will be emailed to the participants. All members who are not participating are invited to visit the show and spread the word.

Please read the important new FALC Guidelines regarding copyrighted material. These guidelines apply to artwork entered at all shows with FALC.


Photo from the 2007 AVA show

Artist of the Month

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

Images from March 09 Artist of the Month

Next Painting change date at Quinlan - June 8, 2009

Please go to Quinlan between 6:15 PM and 6:45 PM to drop off and pick up paintings before you proceed to Creekside for the general meeting at 7 PM. Quinlan show coordinator Slava Shabrov will be at Quinlan to do the painting exchange.

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

Open Studios 2009: FALC artists who will participate are listed above. For a full list of artists, locations and websites please visit www.svos.org.

Priyanka Gupta: Exhibition of paintings at CIS/Stanford University March 20 - May 14, 2009. 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

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

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.

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.

Profile of the Month

Jim Burns began sketching as a child with charcoal pencils. In his early twenties, he painted California landscapes in oil. Since ending his career as an electronics executive in 2001, Jim has taken up painting familiar California scenes in the plein air style. In addition to painting in oil, Jim became attracted to pastels for their vibrancy of color and great flexibility in painting. Jim has always been a person who enjoys the beauty of nature and outdoor activities. As a contemporary realist painter, he gathers inspiration from the beauty of the land and sea around him, capturing the atmosphere of light cast upon the landscape. To improve his art skills and range of painting, he has been enrolled in the BA Fine Arts program at San Jose State University for several years. Jim lives in Los Altos, California and paints a wide array of subjects that strike his imagination and captivate his viewers.

Jim has always been an involved member of our club and has cheerfully volunteered to help at FALC events. We would like to thank him for his service to the club.

FALC Guidelines regarding 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 holders 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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