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Newsletter June 2011
June 13, 2011

General Meeting- Craft Room. FALC General Meetings are held at 7pm on the 2nd Monday of each month except July. For information on future demos, please visit the Demo page.

    Quinlan painting change at this meeting. Please arrive early to switch your paintings.
    Artist of the Month- Please bring in a painting. The first 10 paintings will be accepted.
June 18, 2011
  Our next show - Midsummer Art Fest. Details below.
June 27, 2011
  Steering meeting 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 June 2011
FALC Meetings and Artist Demonstrations are open the the Public. Guests are welcome.
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, June 13, 2010/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM
Artwork Critique by Jane Hofstetter

Jane Hofstetter will critique paintings brought in by FALC members. FALC members should bring in 1 or 2 completed paintings for her to review. Paintings on paper should be matted if not framed. Unframed canvases are acceptable. All artwork should be completely dry.

Noted for her exceptional versatility in painting and teaching all types of subjects, Jane has a rare ability to bring out the best in all artists who study with her. She is a popular workshop instructor, author and juror who has conducted numerous workshops across the nation and Europe for more than thirty years. She has won many awards, and is a member of the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Northwest Watercolor Society, Alabama Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Allied Artist West, and many more. Jane trained at the University of California, Berkley and Chouinard Art Institute of Design, Los Angeles. She has also studied with many nationally and internationally knows artists since 1971. Her book published by North Light Publications “Seven Keys To Great Paintings” is now available in all major bookstores. Her paintings have been in many national shows. Jane has been featured in “Watercolor Magic”, “The Collected Best of Watercolor”, “Splash 7", and the “International Artist Magazine” and many others.

2011 FALC Membership

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

Our Next Show - Midsummer Art Fest at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara
Show Coordinator: Nina Uppaluru - nina.uppaluru@gmail.com
Show: June 18, 2011 / 10AM to 6PM

FALC is one of several Bay Area art groups participating in this 1 day event. 23 FALC members will participate. The show will be held on the grounds of the Triton Museum in Santa Clara. Please plan on visiting the show even if you are not participating.

2011 FALC Positions

Please consider volunteering to fill one of the positions below. 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.

2nd Vice President
Oversees the 4 or 5 yearly exhibits that FALC participates in. This position is currently vacant.
Takes notes at the General and Steering meetings.
Profile of the Month

Each month, FALC would like to honor a member who has dedicated time and effort toward the club. This month FALC would like to put the spotlight on Amy Do who has very generously volunteered to help with various duties during FALC meetings and events.

Amy was born in Vietnam and arrived to the United States when she was 11 years old. She received her bachelor degree from San Jose State University in Business Accounting. After having 2 children, Amy took up painting as a hobby, but this adventure took her back to DeAnza College, where she received an associated degree in Fine Arts with a major in painting. She works in various mediums such as charcoal, pastel, acrylic, and oil. Her paintings are both time consuming and backbreaking, but she wouldn’t have done it any other way. Amy always pushes herself to project her painting as far as it can go and as the result, the quality of fine arts shows through.

Artists needed
Would you like to teach art? FUSION After-School in Cupertino is looking for artists to teach art and ceramics to children between the ages of 5 to 13 years. The camp will run in the first 2 weeks of August and compensation will be about $35 to $50 per hour. The organizers of the camp are looking for professional artists who can introduce children to the world of painting and acrylics as well as clay and form. If interested, please contact Director Anjali Arora at 408-569-7911 www.fusionafterschool.com
Quinlan Year-round Show

We have a Quinlan painting switch at the June meeting. Please bring in 1 or 2 pieces of work to be displayed June to September. Work should be properly framed and ready to hang. Please see Instructions for the Quinlan show.

Congratulations to Kathy Qi for selling her photograph "Memory" at the Quinlan last month!

Shows to see
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. If you have a show or reception that you would like to list in this section, please send the information (under 40 words) to nina.uppaluru@gmail.com along with a picture of the display if you have one.

Belinda Lima's painting "Shopping Day" has been accepted to the International Society of Acrylic Painters 14th International Exhibition.

Nina Uppaluru's painting "Only A Leaf #5" was also accepted to the show.

The show opens July 1 - July 31 at 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz.



Devika Keskar and Yao-Pi Hsu have their paintings and photography up at the Cupertino Library on Torre Avenue until June 25, 2011. If you would like to display your work at the Cupertino Library, please see instructions under Shows To Enter/Cupertino Library Art Display below.

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/

Society of Western Artists in Redwood City conducts workshops throughout 2011. Workshop instructors will be Dale Laitinen, Karen Frey, Sonya Hamilton, Randall Sexton, Linda Harris, Jim Gleeson and doug Dawson. Please visit their website for details www.societyofwesternartists.com

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 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 -

6/18/11 ( Saturday , not the usual Sunday) Roland Lee, Canyons and desert landscapes

In addition to these demos which accompany workshops, SCVWS offers a 10 week painting course with Mike Bailey, Watercolor Beyond the Obvious. You can register on their website at www.scvws.org Info: 650-941-8073.

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. There will be a $25 charge for checks returned due to insufficient funds. For panel rental and availability please email Carrie Zeidman at czeidman@elanstudios.net or call her at 408-741-5809.

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 2011
President: Iona Ezaki - 408-978-6614/ ionaezaki@aol.com
Vice President Programs: Vacant
Vice President: Nina Uppaluru - 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website
Treasurer / Quinlan show: Yelena Shabrova
Secretary / Publicity: Rajiv Khilnani
Membership: Kathy Qi / qiji2005@gmail.com
Refreshments: Masha Schultz, Kalpana Adesara, Yao Pi Hsu, Zlata Rabinovich
Demos: Reema Sachar
Online Gallery pages: Janki Chokshi, 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, Amy Do, Nancy Near, Solange Glaize
Online mail: Nava Attia Benoit

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