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 - October 10, 2011
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, October 10,
2011/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM
Yoju will demonstrate her delightfully
playful technique of painting domestic pets. Her demo will include
painting from photographs of pets, Cat Art using paper cuttings,
Sumi-e painting (China ink) and Cat Art created by pasting multicolored
pieces (eg origami paper). Finished examples featuring each
of these techniques will be available for examination. The demo
of these techniques will be presented with emphasis on whatever
is of most interest to the audience.
A preview of Yoju's cats can be found
on her website at http://artbyoju.com/catindex.html
FALC Autumn Fest Show
Thank you all for your participation in the 2011 Autumn Festival
Show. The reception was well attended and we received many compliments
about how wonderful the show looked. Thank you all for cheerfully
volunteering your time to help everything work smoothly. A special
thanks to all the coordinators - Masha Shultz, Devika Keskar,
Karen Mumford, Janki Chokshi, Reema Sacher, Kathy Qi, Slava
Shabrov, Iona Ezaki and Nina Uppaluru. Our congratulations to
all the award winners!
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 positions -
||Iona Ezaki has
been President for 5 years and will be stepping down at the
end of the year. Her duties include making the agenda
and speaking at the meetings. Filling this position would
involve attending a 2 hour steering meeting per month.
Vice President Webmaster and Newsletter
Uppaluru has been webmaster and newsletter editor since 2004
and is stepping down. Her duties include attending the monthly
steering meetings and compiling information for the newsletter
and updating the website.
President Shows & Events
is stepping down.
||Yelena Shabrova has been treasurer
for the past 3 years and has stepped down due to a family
emergency. This position is currently vacant. Duties involve
submitting a tax form once a year, making bank deposits and
payments and tracking sales during the Fall Show. The treasurer
attends the steering meetings.
||Currently this position is
not filled. The secretary is required to take notes during
the general meetings and steering meetings.
Reema Sacher has kindly offered to continue with arranging
the monthly demos at the general meetings. Kathy Qi will
also continue with membership. Janki Chokshi will handle
of the Month
Each month we would like
to profile a member who has volunteered time toward helping
Jan was first inspired to become
an artist when she, her husband, and their two children took
some painting classes in Yosemite National Park. She found that
drawing and painting caused her to see the beauty around her
in a new way. Now she and her husband, who paints landscapes
in oils, enjoy traveling and using many of the places they visit
as inspiration for their paintings.
After doing portraits in pastels,
she discovered transparent watercolors, and that has been her
focus ever since. Over the last 13 years, she has taken numerous
watercolor classes, workshops, and painting trips to learn from
other artists, and she has mainly exhibited her work through
art organizations and group shows. She has participated in Silicon
Valley Open Studios for the last nine years.
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 email@example.com
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.
Connie Guidotti has 4 beautiful mixed
media pieces on Afghan Women displayed at the Cupertino Library
in September and October. The original images in this exhibit
were taken while documenting a rug weaving project for Afghan
refugees living in Pakistan during the Russian conflict in 1988.
The exhibit is meant to put a more human face on the women who
have suffered so much, yet remain unbeaten, strong, beautiful
and dignified. For more information on applying to display your
work at the Cupertino Library, please see the information under
"Shows to Enter".
Ran Wu has 2 paintings accepted to
the exhibition "Century of Landscapes" hosted by California
Art Club. The exhibition is at the California Historical Society
in San Francisco from July 14 to October 15, 2011. California
Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
|Yao-Pi Hsu also has
2 pieces in the Filoli "Small Work Of Art" exhibition
Sept 13 - Oct 23. Meet the artist event is on Sept. 17th
& 18th 10am to 3pm Filoli Gardens, 86 Canada Rd, Woodside.
Belinda Lima has 3 pieces of collage
art accepted to the Filoli "Small Works of Art" exhibition
Sept 13 - Oct 23 at Filoli Gardens in Woodside.
Silicon Valley Open Studios Exhibition
and Public Reception September 25, 2-5pm at the Los Altos
town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los altos Hills. There will be
a Silent Auction, Raffles and Wine Tasting. Info: 650-941-7222
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.
Karen Druker (Appointed
Art Curator for Los Altos Hills 650-941-8073) invites you to an
environmental themed fundraiser at Los Altos Hills Town Hall on
9/25, 2-5 p.m. , sponsored by the Town of Los Altos Hills , will
benefit both the Silicon Valley Open Studios artists and the Palo
Alto Based Environmental Volunteers. It will feature the best
of the Open Studios artists work, in an exhibit entitled " The
Environment and Conservation", juried by Linda Covello , Director
of the Community School of Music and Art in Mountain View.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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.
|Beginning Watercolor Classes
offered by SCVWS
|Do you know any watercolorists
just starting out who can help SCVWS try out a new concept
for beginner workshops? For a minimal investment of $50, beginning
artists will get a great learning experience while helping
SCVWS fine tune a potential new program. Classes will be held
from 9:30 to 12:30 on five Fridays beginning September 16.
KeyPoint Credit Union has generously donated use of their
community room at 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara. The series
is an opportunity to sample different teachers and to build
basic skills. The agenda is:
||Washes and beginning techniques
||Instructor: Nancy Wulff
||Instructor: Carolyn Larsen
||Instructor: Valerie Tomasetti
||Instructor: Karen Druker
|Cost for the series
is $50. Members or nonmembers are welcomed. For a download
version of the registration form, go to www.SCVWS.org, print
it off and mail it along with a check for $50 made out to
SCVWS to: Sue Newberry, 126 Debussy Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA
94087. For questions call Sue at 408 737 2521.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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