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
May 10, 2010
GENERAL MEETING in the Cupertino
Room at Quinlan Center.
||ARTIST OF THE
MONTH - Please bring a painting for Artist of the Month.
- We will have a painting change this weekend. Please come
early to pick up your old paintings and register your new
May 17, 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 dues are past due! All members
are required to complete the form and mail it in with their check
Meeting - May 10, 2010
General Meeting, Cupertino Room, Quinlan
Center, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
to the public. Guests welcome.
Natasha Foucault once literally
walked the heels off her boots taking photographs and sketching
in the south of France for a new series of silk paintings. It
is this unswerving devotion to her work that has produced her
brilliant silk paintings and wearable art. Natasha's works on
silk have been exhibited and sold in both museums and commercial
galleries throughout the world. In 1995 she had a one-woman
exhibit of her silk painting and wearable art at the Silk Museum
in Holland. She received second prize at the First International
Silk Painting Congress in 1998 for Excellence in Silk Painting
and The Best of the Show Award both at 2004 and 2006 Silk-In-Santa
Kathleen Alexander demonstrated an exquisite watercolor
painting of tropical flowers and walked us through her method
of achieving glowing color and light effects in her work.
Iona Ezaki was voted in as the new FALC President
and Brian Haney was voted in as the Vice President in charge of
Welcome to new member Devika Keshar who was juried
Congratulations to our Artist
of the Month winners - 1st Place: Constance Guidotti, 2nd
Place: Solange Glaize and 3rd Place: Reema Sachar
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 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.
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.
If you are a FALC exhibiting member
who has NOT participated in this event before then you may follow
the process to be juried into the show -
| Contact: Jeff Bramschreiber
(408-629-7883, 408-297-4707, email email@example.com) to reserve
your spot for being juried in at University Art on the date
location: University Art Center at 456 Meridian Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95126
|Juror: George Rivera
(Executive Director of the Triton Museum of Art)
|Dates: Second session
May 22, 2010.
|Session 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 Masha
Schultz who has volunteered to organize refreshments throughout
the year at our monthly FALC meetings.
Masha Schultz has always loved creating art.
She recalls feeling a strong attraction to drawing and painting
during her school years. Although she graduated from Moscow
University in Russia with a BS in computer science and worked
as a software engineer in Silicon Valley, she continued to take
art classes. Art eventually consumed her. She devoted herself
to art, design, and teaching over the last few years. Masha
always has a passion for painting, drawing, and photography.
She strives to make art that captures the beauty of the moment
in life. She shows her artwork locally and incorporates her
distinctive and colorful style into her art. Her favorite subjects
are art, painting, drawing, animals, and people, especially
children, for their beautiful innocent joy.
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.
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.
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,
njoy 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.
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)
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.
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.
Sayeko 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.
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
|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
President: Iona Ezaki - 408-978-6614
Vice President: Brian Haney:
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