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Newsletter June 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.
June 14, 2010

GENERAL MEETING in the Cupertino Room at Quinlan Center.

    ARTIST OF THE MONTH - Please bring a painting for Artist of the Month.
    PAINTING CHANGE - There will be a painting change in June. The June show will be up till the September meeting. The Fall Fest paintings will then go up at the end of September.
June 21, 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.

Membership form

General Meeting - June 14, 2010

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

Open to the public. Guests welcome.

Barry Levin

Making Reproductions of your Artwork


Barry Levin from the Imagery Group will talk about Giclee printing and making reproductions of your artwork. The Imagery Group is a "one stop shop" for graphics, marketing and photography. They make fine art reproductions of up to 84" originals and limited edition giclee prints. The artwork is captured on either film or digitally depending on the artist's need.

The May Meeting

Natasha Foucault painted flowers on a silk scarf and discussed the process of using inks on different fabrics.

Welcome to new members Joan Sparks, Kathy Qi, Amy Do and Mary Ellen Chell who were juried in.

Congratulations to our Artist of the Month winners - 1st Place: Sylvie Levesque, 2nd Place: Slava Shabrov and 3rd Place: Brian Haney


Our Next Show - Midsummer Art Celebration

June 26, 2010 / 10AM to 6 PM / Triton Museum Grounds, Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara

Organizer: Brian Haney / email - bhaney2@pacbell.net

FALC is pleased to be invited to participate as a group in the Midsummer Art Celebration. Registration for this event is now closed. 24 members will be participating. 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.

If you have signed up and have been juried in, please check on your volunteer duties and wait for further instructions from Brian as we get closer to the date.

The 2010 FALC Juried Fall Fest Show
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

We will be conducting a Silent Auction of 10 paintings during the Reception. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Live Oak Adult Day Services www.liveoakadultdaycare.org. We urge you to consider submitting a framed piece of art/photography for the Silent Auction. Details and the process for submission will be available shortly.

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: Janki Chokshi
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
Profile 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 Reema Sachar who has volunteered to be our Demo Coordinator throughout the year for our monthly FALC meetings. She takes the responsibility of contacting potential demonstrators and then coordinating with them for their needs before and during the meetings. Thank you, Reema!

Artist Statement: I have been actively involved in Fine Arts since 2008, though this journey began much before that. I joined FALC in 2009 and have been participating in various shows since then. I like to create Stained glass windows, Glass Mosaic and Fused Glass Jewelery in addition to painting in Oils and Acrylics. During my free time, I give art classes for kids. To see more of my work, please feel free to visit my website at www.reemagination.com or you can email me at reemasachar@gmail.com

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 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

Nancy Near will be participating July 2 thru July 29: Palo Alto Juried Water Media Show. With a theme of “Red, White, or Blue!”, this show by Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society artists will make you stand up and salute (or at the very least, smile)! Enjoy the selection of small water media works juried by nationally known artist Claire Verbiest. Open and free to the public Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm.

Nina Uppaluru's painting "Sounds Of Silence" was also accepted to this show.

Join the artists at a public reception Friday July 2, 5:30-8pm during Palo Alto’s “First Friday Art Walk.” (Palo Alto: Elizabeth Norton Gallery, upstairs at 668 Ramona St.; 650-321-3891; www.scvws.org)


Nina Uppaluru has a solo show of 20 paintings at Gallery 9 in Los Altos during the whole month of July. Please visit Nina's website at www.NinasArt.com

The public is invited to "Meet The Artist" on July 17, 2010 3 to 5:30 PM at Gallery 9, 143 Main Street, Los Altos. The town of Los Altos will be holding its "Block Party" on Main Street that afternoon.

Iona Ezaki will be having 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.

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

Yao-Pi Hsu is also doing a solo exhibition with around 40 pieces of photography at the Gallery in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library - 2nd Floor from May 3 to June 29, 2010. Location: 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 10 PM, Friday 8 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 1 - 7 PM.

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.

Janki Chokshi's 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-May 2010.

Sayeko Nakamura's painting "Flower Plant" was accepted into the 2010 Lancaster Art Association National Juried Exhibition in Pennsylvania. The exhibition runs through July 22. Her painting "Episode IX" has been accepted for the San Diego Watercolor Society 30th International exhibition October 1 - 31, 2010.

Shows to Enter

Kelly Street Gallery in Half Moon Bay announces a juried competition to promote art and provide opportunities to show for fine art photographers. A small cash prize will be awarded, and two shows will feature the work of all finalists and the top three winners at an intimate new gallery in HMB. For details and an application for submission, see http://www.kellystreetgallery.com.

The Olive Hyde Art Guild invites all artist to participate in their "Holiday of the Arts" show and sale. Artists can apply here: http://olivehydeartguild.org/gala2010_artist.html

Classes And Events

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: 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 1-800-511-1337 baumann@thegrandview.org

Landscape painting classes with Stefan Baumann. Weekly on Thursdays in Saratoga. Info at www.thegrandview.org

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
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
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: Janki Chokshi
Membership: Kathy Qi
Refreshments: Masha Schultz, Chagit Ofir, Kalpana Adesara, Li Wei Lu
Demos: Reema Sachar and Brian Haney
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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