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
April 12, 2010
GENERAL MEETING in the Cupertino
Room at Quinlan Center.
||ARTIST OF THE
MONTH - Please bring a painting for Artist of the Month.
- The next painting change at Quinlan will be May 10.
April 19, 2010
||The steering meeting
will be held at Panera Bread on Stevens Creek, 7 to 9pm.
We encourage all members to attend and participate in planning
all the activities for the new year.
2010 Membership dues are past due! All members
are required to complete the form and mail it in with their check
Meeting - April 12, 2010
General Meeting, Cupertino Room, Quinlan
Center, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
to the public. Guests welcome.
Alexander - Watercolors
Artist's statement -
I began painting in watercolor
in 1983. I took my first drawing and painting class at San Francisco
State University to fulfill a graduation requirement, and found
that I was more interested in my art class than in my major.
I kept painting, but didn't take another art class until 1991.
I studied watercolor with photo-realist painter Jim Torlakson
in the early 1990's, and with his encouragement I began to paint
seriously. In 1999, I was awarded a one year scholarship to
the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. I attended the
AAC in 2000-2001, and fulfilled my dream of attending art school.
After staying home for ten years raising my kids, it was very
exciting to attend art classes in downtown San Francisco.
I paint from photos I've taken
while in Hawaii and at home in California. Sometimes I combine
many photos to create my composition. Lately, the focus of my
painting has been tropical flowers and still life. I try to
capture the grace and beauty of my subjects, and hope viewers
of my paintings can share in the happiness they bring me. My
goal is to make my paintings look alive.
I began participating in local
art festivals in 2005, and really enjoy them. It's like having
my own art gallery for a weekend. Check my show schedule for
upcoming festivals. I am now a member of Viewpoints Gallery
in Los Altos, CA. Viewpoints Gallery is a co-op gallery made
up of 14 local artists.
Jane Hofstetter did an insighful critique of about
20 paintings. Some of the paintings were finished pieces of art
and some were works in progress. She discussed the 7 Keys to Great
Paintings; her analyses of what constitutes a great work of art.
Welcome to new member Mythili Rajagopal who was
Congratulations to our Artist
of the Month winners - 1st Place: Nancy Near, 2nd Place: Nicole
Hoerold and 3rd Place: Tanushri Mathur
Next Show - Midsummer Art Celebration
June 26, 2010 / 10AM to 6 PM / Triton Museum Grounds, Warburton
Avenue, Santa Clara
Organizer: Brian Haney / email - firstname.lastname@example.org
FALC is pleased to be invited to participate as a group in
the Midsummer Art Celebration. Registration for this event is
now open. We have space for 24 members to participate. There
is no charge to participate. The Museum will take 30% commission
on sales. Each artist will get a 6' x 6' panel space to hang
on. Panels will be provided by FALC.
This event requires FALC artists to be juried into the event.
If you are a FALC exhibiting member who has participated in
AVA/Midsummer before then you can go ahead and register with
the details provided below.
To register with FALC for the Midsummer
Art Celebration, please email Brian Haney at email@example.com
with the following information -
Have you participated in this event
If you are a FALC exhibiting member
who has NOT participated in this event before then you may go
ahead and submit your registration to Brian and then follow
the process to be juried into the show -
| Contact: Jeff Bramschreiber
(408-629-7883, 408-297-4707, email firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve
your spot for being juried in at University Art on one of
the two dates below.
location: University Art Center at 456 Meridian Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95126
|Juror: George Rivera
(Executive Director of the Triton Museum of Art)
|Dates: First session
April 10, 2010. Second session May 22, 2010.
|Sessions starts promptly
at 6:30pm. No one will be admitted after the start time.
bring three works of art for the session and if selected
must fill out the provided sign up form.
|Please inform Brian Haney
after attending the jurying session.
of the Month
Every month we would like to introduce
you to a member who has contribution time and effort toward
running the club. This month we would like to introduce Brian
Haney who joined the club about a year ago and has already stepped
in to organize the Midsummer Art Show. Brian also helps with
setup for the demonstrators during our general meetings. He
is a great addition to the planning group at the steering meetings.
Brian has been creating art since 2005
and has entered a number of exhibitions since 2007. He is affiliated
with several art groups. If you are interested in his art or
have a project you wish to pursue, please contact Brian at email@example.com
or visit his website at brianhaney.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
Open Studios 2010: The
following artists will be participating in Open Studios in May.
Please visit the www.svos.org
website to get a listing of locations and dates. We encourage
all FALC members to visit their fellow artists' studios and
be inspired by all the wonderful work. If you wish to be added
to this list please email Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yao-Pi Hsu's photograph
"Tulips - Gamble Garden" is the publicity picture
for the Pacific Art League Show "In The Garden" at
the Main Gallery, 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301. The
show runs April 2 to 29, 2010.
Carrie Zeidman will display
her "Ghost Series" at the Los Gatos JCC April 12 through
June 14, 2010 at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center,
14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032. The Reception is May 9th
in conjunction with the community Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration.
Sayoko Nakamura has two
paintings accepted into the LGAA open statewide juried show
at the Los Gatos Museum.Mach 25-April 23,2010. Museum hours-Wed-Sun,
Noon to 4
banner design "Rise and Shine" was selected for the
City of Santa Clara 2010 "Art in the Air" banner competition
sponsored by the City of Santa Clara. Banners will be displayed
on El Camino Real beginning Mid-April 2010.
Belinda Lima has a solo
show "Abstractions" at Mike's Cafe from Feb 1st -
May 1st. The Cafe is located at 2680 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto.
Belinda's website: www.BelindaLima.com
Zoya Scholis has 2 photographs
accepted at "Patterns and Abstractions of Nature"
a Fine Art Mixed Media Exhibit at Filoli Garden. February 9
through April 11, 2010 - 86 Canada Road, Woodside, Ca. Tuesday-Saturday
10 am- 3:30 pm, Sundays, 11:00 am -3:30 pm
Zoya Scholis conducts
"Beginning Watermedia" and "Beginning Drawing"
classes. ACE site: 591 W. Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
Fee: $66 for those age 18-49, $35 for those 50 or older Instructor:
Zoya scholis Sign-up @: www.ace.fuhsd.org Contact: zoya@ ArtforpersonalGrowth.com
The Society of Western Artists
based in Redwood City, conducts workshop by national and local
artists. The workshops are conducted in their gallery in Redwood
City and are open to everyone. For more information on their
2010 workshops please visit www.societyofwesternartists.com
Kay Duffy Watercolor classes:
Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. Every 2nd and 4th Monday morning.
Please email 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
Landscape painting classes
with Stefan Baumann. Weekly on Thursdays in Saratoga. Info
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society has
free demos offered in 2010. Location: Hoover Theater, Room A
& B, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose. 1:30 to 4:00 PM. Workshop
artists are -
|2010 Free SCVWS demos
|April 25, Steven Quiller Color
|June 6, Katherine Chang Liu, Finding
yourself as an artist
|August 28, Don Andrews, Watercolor landscapes
|Nov 6, Frank Webb, Using the white
of the paper
visit www.scvws.org for complete
Art Studios for rent: 1022
North Idaho, San Mateo, CA 94401. Open House Sunday, January
31st. Approximately 14 studio spaces ranging from 189 sq. ft
@$279/month up to 400 sq. ft. @ $620/month. Great opportunity
to share space. contact Nancy Garcia / email: email@example.com
or Brett Barron email: firstname.lastname@example.org 650-400-7089.
Guidelines - Criteria for Jurying-in new members
FALC has been fortunate this year to welcome many
new members and 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
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.
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
Vice President: Open
Vice President: Nina Uppaluru
- 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website
Treasurer / Quinlan show: Yelena
Secretary / Publicity:
Membership: Iona Ezaki
Refreshments: Masha Schultz,
Chagit Ofir, Kalpana Adesara, Li Wei Lu
Demos: Reema Sachar and Brian
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Yelena
and Slava Shabrova
Graphics and Panel rental:
Greeting Table: Grace Seidman,
Solange Glaize, Tania Tengan and Anamika Agrawal
Online mail: Nava Attia
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