All continuing members
are required to complete the form and mail it in with their
check for $30. New members who
join after July 2011 may follow instructions on the membership
form and mail in a check for $15.
Meeting - November 14, 2011
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, November 14,
2011/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM
Walsh - Techniques to paint an Underwater World
Marine life painter Frank Walsh will demo
an acrylic painting of the underwater environment at various
depths to show reflective light and color. He will bring in
samples of his work and discuss his painting techniques.
Frank has always had an intense fascination
and sensitivity for the sea, with its underwater world and mysteries.
Much of his work since the 1970's captured his love of marine
life. As a result of his many years, both scuba and free diving,
he had the rare opportunity to study Humpback Whales 'up close',
while working as a research assistant with the "Center for Whale
Studies" on Maui, Hawaii. Being an underwater videographer,
Frank had accumulated many hours of reference material for his
'true-life' paintings . Through his brush, he is able to create
a window into the beauty and secrets of that mysterious world
that exists just below the surface of the sea. His talent and
natural ability to accurately blend color, sunlight and sea
life, allows the viewer to share a realistic moment of awe with
those gentle giants of another world.
Nominations and Elections
We have had a wonderful year of shows and events at FALC and
now it is time to focus on getting organized for 2012. We would
like to ask that each FALC member give some thought to how they
can be more involved with our club for 2012. The club has 75 talented
members with many skills that are urgently needed to run the group.
A club is only as good as it's members and if everyone takes turns
at running the group we can achieve great results. Please ask
yourself what you can do to contribute. We will do everything
we can to make your involvement a positive experience and you
will have plenty of guidance to help you get started. You may
consider sharing a job with a friend. We invite nominations for
any of the following vacant positions -
President Shows & Events
Janki Chokshi is stepping down. We do not have a nomination
for this position yet. Please consider volunteering for
a year and learning to organize art shows with a fun group
of people. It will be a wonderful learning experience.
||Currently this position is
not filled. The secretary is required to take notes during
the general meetings and steering meetings.
||Reema Sachar has
been doing this job for the past 2 years and would like to
step down. This position will require you to find demo artists
in the local area (we can make lists available) and contacting
them to set up the demos and communicating with the artists
for their needs during the demos.
||We will need a
greeting coordinator for 2012 to keep the table organized
during the general meetings. You will have 2 helpers to fill
in the days that you cannot attend the general meeting.
||Masha Schultz cannot
do this in 2012 so we will need someone to organize the snacks
during the general meetings. You will have 2 helpers to fill
in the days that you cannot attend the general meetings.
We now have one nomination each for President, Vice President
(Website & Newsletter) and Treasurer. Thank you!
Please contact Iona Ezaki if you would like to discuss volunteering
for any of the above vacant positions.
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
50 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
along with a picture of the display if you have one.
III" Photo Exhibit -
Grace Ensign is one of several photographers exhibiting at
The Main Street Cafe in Los Altos, October 8 to November 17,
2011. You are invited to the reception on Sunday Oct. 9th,
3 to 5pm. 134 Main Street, Los Altos, CA.
Belinda Lima won First Place for Acrylics
at the Los Gatos Art Association member show. Congratulations!
Belinda Lima's collage "Quiet Moment"
was accepted into the National Collage Society's 27th Annual
Juried Show. This is an online exhibit which will be available
globally starting Nov 1st www.nationalcollage.com/2011
Belinda Lima's collage "Strumming on
the Streets" was accepted into the "Works on Paper" show at
Santa Cruz Art League, Oct. 22-Nov.29 www.scal.org
Belinda Lima and Nina Uppaluru have
paintings displayed at the Cupertino Library Art Display Wall
in November and December. For more information on applying to
display your work at the Cupertino Library, please see the information
under "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/
Nancy Wulff is registering
new students for The Figure Studio Class at Quinlan Community
Center Craft Room. Class #46910 -Clothed Figure Studio l8+ Wed.
10:00am - 1:00 pm 9/14-10/12 5 meetings $90R/$108N. Expand your
artistic experience by painting a live model. Class will do one,
two, five and 10 minute gesture drawings. No instruction. Bring
your own easels.
Mike Kirschel Learn and
practice oil painting (or acrylic) in the Monta Vista neighborhood
of Cupertino. Beginning and advanced students welcome, class focus
is on painting and picture making fundamentals with an emphasis
on composition and color. Indoor studio painting is Wednesdays
mornings, 9:30 - 12:00 and outdoor painting on location is on
Saturdays also 9:30-12:00. Private and small group lessons are
also available. Please visit the website at www.kirschel.com
for more information or call Mike Kirschel at 650-521-1856.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More Info at www.thegrandview.
offers a 10 week painting course with Mike Bailey, Watercolor
Beyond the Obvious. You can register on their website at www.scvws.org
offers the following free demos at the Historic Hoover Theatre,
1635 Park Ave, San Jose at 1:30 to 4pm: Sept 25 - Lian Zhen Oct
16 - Jan Hart, Nov 7 - Frank Francese. These artists also offer
multiple day workshops. Please visit SCVWS.org for details.
Page on website
|Please check out our
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 Krishna Mitra at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call her at 408-741-5809.
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
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: Nina Uppaluru
- 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website
Vice President: Janki Chokshi
/ Programs and Publicity
Treasurer / Quinlan show: Position
Membership: Kathy Qi / email@example.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:
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Yelena
and Slava Shabrova
Graphics and Panel rental:
Greeting Table: Grace Seidman,
Amy Do, Nancy Near, Solange Glaize
Online mail: Nava Attia