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Newsletter April 2012
April 9, 2012

Falc General Meeting

April 19, 2012
  Next Steering Meeting will be April 19, 2012 at 7:00 at Panera.
April 9, 2012
  Next Quinlan painting change on April 9, 2012 to June 11,2012.
2012 FALC Membership

2012 Membership dues are now due. All members are required to complete the form and mail it in with their check for $30.

Membership form

General Meeting - April 9, 2012
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, April 9, 2012/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Jaya King - Acrylic Painting with Collage

Artist's statement "What does acrylic feel like when it touches canvas? How far does that color go? What is matte-medium and isn’t a brush just a brush? Can you draw over acrylic? My technique is not about re-creating the Mona Lisa, but playing with a basic “limited palette” while incorporating some decorative collage elements. Different drawing media will be used to create fun and sketchy elements. In this demo I will be using the core tools that are the diving board to a mixed-media creation."

Jaya King is a local artist who has been showing and demonstrating her work throughout the Bay Area since 2003. Based out of San Martin, Jaya paints with gouache on scrap lumber that has been heavily worn and blemished by weather and time. She would describe her style as "intense portraiture" that mirrors the moody compositions of sadly expressive figures and the forgotten buildings of America’s past. Recently, Jaya has catapaulted herself to the opposite end of her painting spectrum. By replacing the under-dog with a dog, she has begun to explore a more colorful, light-hearted and yes, ridiculous "nature" of painting. Bold acrylic colors and decorative collage techniques on canvas are a breath of fresh air. Inspiration comes easy when you can look outside and smile. Like her work in gouache, the stories flow easily when the brush meets the canvas and the creatures seem to "speak for themselves". She continues to push the envelope in her own style by following a path of inspiration and understanding through creation.

Jaya has been professionally painting for ten years, showing throughout the Bay Area. At age 24 she was invited to do a solo show at Stanford University and is in the permanent collection at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. She is now represented by Nieto Fine Art in San Francisco.

2012 Nominations and Elections

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.

Publicity Coordinator We will need a publicity coordinator for 2012 to notify other artclubs and newspapers about upcoming demos and shows.
Quinlan Hanging Coordinator

We need Quinlan Hanging Coordinator for changing the quinlan show every month.

Please contact Slava Shabrov (slava@shabrov.com) if you would like to discuss volunteering for any of the above vacant positions.

Profile of the Month

Every 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 FALC President Slava Shabrov who has very generously volunteered to help with various duties during FALC meetings and events.

Slava is a self-taught artist. He was involved in photography since childhood, devoting much time to develop technical skills and artistic vision. Slava’s main interest lies with endless aspects of nature – redwoods, wild and garden plants, rock formations, streams and vistas. His specialty is breathtaking panoramas that bring the great outdoors closer, encompassing the viewer. His photographs passionately reveal the beauty of parks, preserves and gardens and remind us about beauty that we often forget in our urban life. For years Slava was working with black and white film, exploring light, textures and shapes, inspiring imagination of the viewer. Once the quality of digital cameras improved enough to make it compelling to try them, Slava made the transition to the new technology. Flexibility of digital processing along with improvements in printing technology opened new horizons in revealing full potential of light and color. Regardless of technique, being in the right place at the right time, selecting your subject and making the best judgment about composition and lightning is what ensures the best result.


From The Heart Show

FALC displayed about 40 paintings at the Main Street Cafe in Los Altos. Belinda Lima's "No Direction" was sold.

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 janki_chokshi@hotmail.com along with a picture of the display if you have one.

The Miniature Art Show : An exhibit of over 100 small artworks benefiting Sunnyvale Community Services, will be held March 1st - March 30th, 9am - 7pm daily (except Sundays) at Sunnyvale Art Gallery (same location as Kimm's Flower Basket). Admission is free. Receptions held each Saturday. www.sunnyvaleartgallery.com/miniartshow



Tote-ally-ART : New wall artwork and tote bags by Jane Ferguson. Exhibit runs February 28-March 31, 2012. Reception to meet the artist, Friday evening, March 9, 5-8PM at the Gallery. Gallery hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm, Sun, 11am-3pm. Viewpoints Gallery 315 State Street, Los Altos 94022. Phone: 650-941-5789. Altos. www.viewpointsgallery.com



Rajani Balaram(Mixed Media) has her work displayed at the Cupertino Library on Torre Avenue in Cupertino. Her work will show there until the end of March.


Belinda Lima and Donna Orme will be having a 2 day show Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd at the Los Gatos Museums Gallery. Join us for art, cookies and lemonade Sat. 2-7pm and Sun 11-3pm. The gallery is located at 24 N Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos.

Shows to Enter

Gallery 9 in Los Altos (a coop gallery) invites artists in all media to apply for membership. Gallery 9 has 30 artists displaying work in acrylics, oils, mixed media, water media, photography, ceramics and jewellery. Address: 143 Main Street, Los Altos. 650.941.7969 gallery9losaltos.com. Contact Suej McCall at (408) 295-6523 for membership info and the jurying process.

Lodi Art Center Juried art Show, March 31st is the last day you can enter the largest open juried art show in Northern California. The show is the weekend off May 12th & 13th and is held at the Woodbridge Winery. Over 300 pieces of art will be juried into the show and more than $5,000.00 in artist awards will be given out. Call to Artist details and on-line entry form are at www.lodiartcenter.org

Art in the Garden ‘Bountiful Inspirations’ : July 20 and 21, 2012 Sponsored by: Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301 www.gamblegarden.org. Entry Date: By Tuesday, May 1. Notification of Results: May 15. Suggested subject matter: Fruits, Vegetables, or Flowers. Exhibition, Artists’ Reception and Sales : Friday, July 20 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.. Saturday, July 21 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Open to public.

Artist Access Days at Filoli : Filoli extends the opportunity for artists and photographers to have access to the gardens after hours. Experience the quiet beauty and stunning vistas of this rare and historical country estate. Photographers may use tripods; other artists may use easels and work in the medium of their choice. Artists provide all their own materials and storage containers for the removal of all used water and non-toxic cleaning fluids. No fluids of any type are to be disposed of at Filoli. Space is limited, pre-registration is highly recommended. Fee: per day: $20 for members; $25 for non–members. Non-members: Fee includes same day admission to Filoli. You are welcome to arrive anytime between 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, visit the historic House and Garden and scout locations for your next masterpiece. Dates : Thursdays— March 22, April 19, May 24, June 21, August 16, September 20 and October 18 Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm To reserve your spot for this unique opportunity, visit www.filoli.org/special-events-and-exhibits/art-exhibits.html#artistaccess or call Member Services at (650 - 264 8300,ext 508).

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/


Anna Lee Steed will be teaching a painting class for oil and acrylic painters at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino starting January 9th. Classes will be on Mondays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Students will paint abstracts, still life and landscape. As always, Anna Lee’s lessons will have a strong focus on color. Painters of all levels are welcome, extra help for beginners. Cost is $150 for five classes Please contact Anna Lee at 831-662-8979 for more information, a registration form and the material list. See Anna Lee’s paintings online at www.linstromart.com.

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.

Jaya King is offering 2-day mixed-media workshop through the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society in March. She is also demonstrating the techniques that will be used in this workshop in the beginning of March, the demo is free to the public.

When: March 24 - 25 from 9am - 4pm ; Cost: $125 + materials fee $10 ; Where: Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose (1635 Park ave, San Jose) For more info: www.scvwcs.org or www.jayasart.com Free Demo: March 4 from 1:30 - 4pm

SCVWS offers a 10 week painting course with Mike Bailey, Watercolor Beyond the Obvious. It also offers SCVWS 2012 workshop brochure. You can register on their website at www.scvws.org Info: 650-941-8073.


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 Janki Chokshi email: janki_chokshi@hotmail.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 2/3 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 2012
President: Slava Shabrov
Vice President: Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Vice President: Vacant / Programs and Publicity
Treasurer / Joy Kuo
Secretary: Iona Ezaki
Membership: Kathy Qi / qiji2005@gmail.com
Refreshments: Yao-Pi Hsu
Demo Coordinator: Nina Uppaluru
Online Gallery pages: Janki Chokshi
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Amy Do
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Kalpana Adesara
Online mail: Kalpana Adesara

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