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Newsletter August 2010
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.
August 9, 2010

General Meeting - Last chance to jury in before the Fall Fest Show

    PAINTING CHANGE - The paintings that are currently at Quinlan will come down at the September meeting.
    Artist of the Month - Please bring in a painting to the meeting
August 13, 2010
  Deadline for submissions to the Fall Fest Show (see details below)
August 16, 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 club.
2010 Membership

2010 Membership dues are past due! All members are required to complete the form and mail it in with their check for $30. Dues for 2010 have to be paid up in order to submit your entries to the Fall Fest Show.

Membership form

General Meeting August 9, 2010

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

Monday, August 9, 2010/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM

Painting with Oils


A native of California, Mike has lived on the San Francisco Peninsula for more than thirty years. His formal art education started in 1996 when he began to study figure drawing at the Palo Alto Cultural Center's open studio. Soon after, he took classes from Peninsula artist and teacher, Jim Smyth. Through Jim, Mike was introduced to the painting and workshops taught by colorist Ovanes Berberian. A student of the late Russian master Sergei Bongart, Berberian was able to provide a strong foundation in the fundamentals of painting. More recently, Mike has had the good fortune to continue his study with another Bongart student (and teaching assistant), Sunny Apinchapong-Yang. From all of these lessons Mike has broadened his art experience and continues to study on his own. Painting directly from nature, whether still life, figure or landscape, he works to put feeling into his painting. Creating rich color harmonies with a vigorous approach is a hallmark of his work. Showing since 1998, Mike's work has won awards and been collected widely. Currently he continues to paint and teach in Mountain View, California.

The 2010 FALC Juried Fall Fest Show

Entry Deadline August 13, 2010

Show: September 25 - 26, 2010, 10 AM - 6 PM / Location: Cupertino Room, Quinlan Center, Cupertino

Juror: George Rivera - Curator at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara

The Rotary Club of Cupertino will generously sponsor $1000 in prizes.

Detailed information

Download Entry Form

We look forward to all members participating in this annual event. This year the Fall Festival will be held at Memorial Park. The Art Show and Reception will be in the Cupertino Room at the Quinlan Center. Submissions will be in the form of printed photos 5" x 7". Maximum 3 entries per person. Submitting 3 entries will guarantee at least one accepted in the show.

Silent Auction

Our sincere thanks to the many artists who generously submitted art for the Silent Auction on September 24th!

We will be conducting a Silent Auction of 12 paintings/photography during the Reception. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Live Oak Adult Day Services www.liveoakadultdaycare.org.

Award winners from the 2009 show

Award winners from the 2008 show

Award winners from the 2007 show

Calendar - 2010 Fall Fest Show
August 9, 2010
Last opportunity to be juried in as an Exhibiting Member at the FALC General Meeting
August 13, 2010
Deadline for receiving (not postmarked) entry form, payment and photos of artwork.
August 23, 2010
Notification of acceptance by email
September 23, 2010
Receiving of accepted paintings - 8 AM to 9:30 AM
September 24, 2010
Reception, Awards and Silent Auction - 7 PM
September 25 - 26, 2010
SHOW - 10 AM - 6 PM
September 26, 2010
6 PM - All artists must pick up their paintings. All participating artists may leave 1 painting at Quinlan until November 8th. The rest of the paintings need to be collected at 6 PM. There will be a $10 charge for all unclaimed paintings.
November 8, 2010
Pick up paintings from Quinlan at the FALC General Meeting
We sincerely thank the following members for volunteering to help coordinate the Fall Fest Show.
Show Chair: Iona Ezaki
Juror Coordinating: Nina Uppaluru
Entries & Registration: Jane Kwant
Receiving: Reema Sacher
Treasurer: Yelena Shabrova
Hanging: Belinda Lima
Publicity: Rajiv Khilnani
Labels: Nava Attia-Benoit, Jan Grady
Panel Setup and Delivery: Slava Shabrov
Awards & Auction: Sylvie Levesque
Reception: Masha Schultz
Graphics: Carrie Zeidman, Swamy Lokanathan
Volunteer Coordination: Grace Seidman
New Resources Page on website
Please check out our new Artist Resources page which lists many recommendations by FALC artists. Members are welcome to submit their recommendations for the organizing committee to review. Please make your recommendations as detailed as possible and let us know what you find useful. Submit your recommendations to the form at the bottom of this page and add "Artist Resources recommendation" to your subject line.
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 Krishna Mitra at krishna@jakubson.com

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

Iona Ezaki has a show as Cupertino’s 2009 Distinguished Artist of the Year at the Cupertino Library for July & August. If you would like to see more of her work, her book titled, “A Retrospective in Fine Art Oil Paintings” by Iona Ezaki, as well as a poetry book of the National Parks titled, “Parks Portrayed in Pen & Paint” by Sara Schussell & James Ronan, are a part of the permanent Library collections for both Cupertino and the Santa Clara County Libraries.

Tamar Assaf has an exhibit titled "Animals of the Bible" at the SJSU, Dr. MLK Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA 95112. 50 paintings of antelopes, camels, owls, ostriches, locust, snakes, ants and spiders are hanging in the gallery on the 4th floor. Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM / Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. This show is a product of 2 years of intensive work!

Belinda Lima's painting "Moment in Time 3" was accepted into the International Society of Acrylic painters International show. The exhibit opens Aug 7th in Santa Cruz www.isap-online.com

Linda Curtis: "Structure", a watercolor by Linda Curtis, was selected for the 2010 California Watercolor Association's 41st National Exhibition. Christopher Schink, the juror, chose 100 paintings from throughout the U.S. and around the world for this year's exhibit. The exhibit will be held at the Presidio Officer's Club, in San Francisco from July 14th to September 19th.

Anastasia Saltabida is currently participating in a Group Show at "The Artists Alley Gallery" in San Francisco with 4 of her paintings of the new series "Modern Life". This is a group opening so there will be a lot of works of many artists, mostly modern/abstract style. If you would like to meet the artist at the gallery July 17th please let her know http://www.theartistsalley.com/, www.natassasart.com


Grumbacher Paint is looking to hire accomplished acrylic painters to teach two-hour workshops at a major retailer in locations across the United States and Canada. Artist must be capable of demonstrating a still life, landscape, seascape, and floral. We have developed a flexible curriculum in acrylics for an artist to use or adapt to fit to his or her style. We plan to conduct approximately one to four workshops per store per month and the artist will have flexibility in scheduling. Compensation is $100 per workshop, and teaching materials will be provided to the artist at no cost.

Anyone who is interested should email Daniel McGloin at dmcgloin@chartpak.com with examples of works in acrylics, a resume, and contact information. (Chartpak is a manufacturere of fine art supplies. Grumbacher, Koh-I-Noor, Higgins Ink, and Clearprint are some of our brands.)

Shows to Enter

The Morgan Hill Art and Wine Festival (November 6 & 7) will be held with the Morgan Hill Marathon. They are looking for talented artists to participate in the festival located at the finish line of the marathon which will be held on the 7th. Please see www.mhmarathon.com for details.


Zoya Scholis conducts advanced, intermediate and beginners watermedia painting classes through the FUHSD Sunnyvale Cupertino Adult education and at the Cupertino Senior Center. She also conducts Mixed Media Workshops and Collage Workshops in the summer. For more details please visit http://www.ace.fuhsd.org. Contact Zoya at 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: Collage Workshop, September 18, 2010 / 9:30am to 3:30pm, Hakone Gardens, Saratoga. $50 includes a sample pack of papers and most of the supplies necessary for the workshop. Registration and information - Kay 408-867-0508 or email K@kayduffywatercolors.com

Stefan Bauman Weekly Oil painting classes: Saratoga every Wednesday 6-9pm or Tuesday 11-1pm. Please call 415 606-9074 or email stefan_baumann@yahoo.com. More Info at www.thegrandview.

The 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
August 28, Don Andrews, Watercolor landscapes
Nov 6, Frank Webb, Using the white of the paper
Please visit www.scvws.org for complete workshop details.
FALC 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 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 2010
President: Iona Ezaki - 408-978-6614
Vice President: Brian Haney: Programs
Vice President: Nina Uppaluru - 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website
Treasurer / Quinlan show: Yelena Shabrova
Secretary / Publicity: Rajiv Khilnani
Membership: Kathy Qi
Refreshments: Masha Schultz, Chagit Ofir, Kalpana Adesara, Li Wei Lu
Demos: Reema Sachar and Brian Haney
Online Gallery pages: Krishna Mitra
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Yelena and Slava Shabrova
Graphics and Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Grace Seidman, Solange Glaize, Tania Tengan and Anamika Agrawal
Online mail: Nava Attia Benoit

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