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Newsletter December 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.
December 13, 2010

General Meeting / FALC HOLIDAY PARTY!

    Artist of the Month- The next Artist of the Month will be at the January meeting
January 24, 2010
  We will skip the December Steering meeting and the next steering meeting will be held on January 24 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.
FALC Holiday Party - December 13, 2010

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

Monday, December 13, 2010/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM

FALC Holiday Party and Paint-In!

Paint-In: Please join us for our most enjoyable yearly event! It has been a FALC tradition for several years to come together and paint Holiday posters which will be donated to the Pleasant View Convalescent home in Cupertino. If you are shy about painting with a group, please join us anyway. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk and get to know one another.

  • Please bring your watercolor or quick drying acrylic paint, brushes and palette. No oil paints. Paper will be provided. You could choose to paint a simple secular holiday picture of your choice.
  • Optional: Please bring a small wrapped gift (approx. $5) for the patients at the Convalescent Home who may not have relatives visiting them during the holidays. Please mark if it is for a male or female. No liquids, lotions or perishable goods please. Suggested gifts are gloves, scarves, socks etc.

Holiday Dinner Party: In previous years we have done a pot-luck dinner at this meeting but this year FALC will provide the food for everyone attending. You do not need to contribute anything. Please join us in celebrating the Holidays!

2011 FALC Dues are now due

2011 Membership dues are now due! All members are required to complete the form and mail it in with their check for $30.

Membership form

2011 FALC Positions

It is time to begin discussions about the 2011 Chair Positions to be filled. Please consider volunteering to fill a position. You will acquire new skills and new friends! We will help you through the process of learning what is required for any of the jobs.

The following positions are open for 2011.

Iona Ezaki has served as President of FALC for a total of 4 years and would be happy to help some one else transition into filling her position. If you feel that this is something you would find interesting and challenging, please feel free to discuss it with us.
1st Vice President
Nina Uppaluru has done the newsletter and website since 2004 and would like to step down from her duties in December due to other committments.
2nd Vice President
Oversees the 4 or 5 yearly exhibits that FALC participates in.
Takes notes at the General and Steering meetings.
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

Grace Seidman and Belinda Lima each have about 8 pieces up at the Cupertino Library Art Display at the Cupertino Library on Torre Avenue. The show will be up until January 2nd. For details on how you can apply to display there, please see information below.

Nina Uppaluru has 30 paintings displayed at Graniterock Design Center, 1505 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014. Show runs October 26, 2010 to January 22, 2011. Please visit Nina's website www.NinasArt.com for more information.

The Triton Museum Statewide Watercolor Competition/Exhibition: Reception December 10, 7 to 9PM. For information and prospectus http://www.tritonmuseum.org/exhibitions_watercolorcomp.php

Shows to Enter

The Cupertino Library Art Display sponsored by the Library Foundation is now taking applications from artists who would like to display their work at the Cupertino Library on a 9' x 9' space for a period of 2 months. The library takes no commission on sales and there is no charge for displaying there. The application form is at http://cupertinovideo.cupertino.org/libraryfoundation/ArtistInfoForm/


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.)


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

Stefan Bauman Weekly Oil painting classes in Saratoga the first and third week of each month Mondays from 6-9pm and Tuesdays from 10 - 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- 2011. These demonstrations with the best watermedia instructors in the USA are free and open to all. Location: Hoover Theater, Room A & B, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose. 1:30 to 4:00 PM. Workshop artists are -

1/23/11 John Salminen, Urban Cityscapes
2/13/11 Ted Nuttall, Portraits
3/13/11 Dick Cole Painting Urban Landscapes
4/10/11 Ursula O'Farrell, Acrylic, Abstract Figures
6/18/11 ( Saturday , not the usual Sunday) Roland Lee, Canyons and desert landscapes
In addition to these demos which accompany workshops, we offer a 10 week painting course with Mike Bailey, Watercolor Beyond the Obvious. You can register on our website at www.scvws.org Info: 650-941-8073.
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.

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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