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Newsletter November 2011
November 14, 2011

FALC General Meeting

    Next Quinlan painting change on November 14.
November 21, 2011
  7pm - Next Steering meeting at Panera Bread
2011 FALC Membership

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.

Membership form

General Meeting - November 14, 2011
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, November 14, 2011/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM
Frank 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.

2012 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 -

Vice 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.

Secretary Currently this position is not filled. The secretary is required to take notes during the general meetings and steering meetings.
Demo Coordinator 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.
Greeting coordinator 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.
Hospitality 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.


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 50 words) to nina.uppaluru@gmail.com along with a picture of the display if you have one.
  "Rhythm 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".

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 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.

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.

SCVWS 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.

Resources 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.
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: Nina Uppaluru - 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website
Vice President: Janki Chokshi / Programs and Publicity
Treasurer / Quinlan show: Position Open
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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