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Newsletter October 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.
October 11, 2010

General Meeting

    PAINTING CHANGE - No painting change at this meeting.
    Artist of the Month- Please bring in a painting for Artist of the Month.
October 25, 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.
General Meeting October 11, 2010

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

Monday, October 11, 2010/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM

Discussion On Color Harmony

Anna Steed's website

Anna Lee is actively teaching this year offering private instruction and workshops. She teaches both oil and acrylic painting. Beginning and more experienced artists have benefited from her inspirational workshops that always have a focus on color. Currently, workshops are scheduled in the South San Francisco Bay Area and in the Monterey Bay Area in Northern California. Please call Anna Lee directly at 650-365-1883 to attend a workshop near you. Email:alsteed!earthlink.net

The 2010 FALC Juried Fall Fest Show

The 2010 FALC Fall Fest Show September 24-26, 2010 was a huge success and we would like to thank all the participants who volunteered their time and talents to make this show run smoothly. We were proud to see the excellent team work that held the whole event together!

We would like to thank all our generous sponsors
The Rotary Club of Cupertino for sponsoring $1000 in Prizes
The Cupertino Fine Arts Commission for sponsoring the Reception
We would also like to thank Haoli Lang and the 2H trading company for supplying the Wine for the Auction/Reception
and Barbara Juhl for so skillfully managing the Reception.
Our sincere thanks to all the following participants who donated paintings for the Silent Auction benefiting the Live Oak Adult Day Center www.liveoakadultdaycare.org.
Masha Schultz, Reema Sachar, Iona Ezaki, Swami Lokanadham, Belinda Lima, Christine Arthur, Kathy Qi, Rajiv Khilnani, Zoya Scholis, Grace Seidman and Nina Uppaluru.
And most of all we would like to acknowledge all our volunteers, especially the following coordinators-
Iona Ezaki for organizing the whole show, Nina Uppaluru for Juror Coordination, Jane Qwant for Entries and Registration, Reema Sachar for Receiving, Yelena Shabrova for her Treasurer duties, Belinda Lima for Hanging the Show, Rajiv Khilnani for Publicity, Nava Attia-Benoit and Jan Grady for doing the labels, Slava Shabrov for Photography, Panel Setup and Delivery, Sylvie Levesque for Awards, Masha Shultz for coordinating the food and beverages, Carrie Zeidman & Swamy Lokanatham for Graphics and Grace Seidman for coordinating the Gallery Sitters. This was a great team effort!

Congratulations to all our Award winners!

Juror George Rivera is the Curator at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara. All the participating artists are very grateful to him for the time he spent individually critiquing their paintings!

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
Newsletter and website.
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. You are all invited to the reception: November 13th, 5 to 7pm. Please visit Nina's website www.NinasArt.com for more information.

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/

The Triton Museum Statewide Watercolor Competition/Exhibition: Entry deadline October 18, 2010. Reception December 10, 7 to 9PM. For information and prospectus http://www.tritonmuseum.org/exhibitions_watercolorcomp.php

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


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.)

Connie Guidotti would like to give away (for free) five sets of hinged plywood doors painted white that she used for open studios. You can hang pictures on both sides of four surfaces. If interested, please call her before November 10 or after December 6 at (408)252-0837.


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 -

11/6/10 Frank Webb, Watercolor Energies and Composition
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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