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Newsletter January 2012
January 9, 2011

FALC General Meeting and Holiday Pot-Luck

January 9, 2012
  Deadline for entries for the "From The Heart" Show at the Main St. Cafe in Los Altos (details below)
January 28, 2012
  Receiving of paintings at Main Street Cafe
February 25, 2012
  Painting pickup at Main Street Cafe
February 13, 2012
  Next Quinlan painting change on February 13, 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 - January 9, 2012
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, January 9, 2011/ 7:00pm - 9:30 PM

Donna Orme is an experimental artist. She will demonstrate a printmaking technique of applying acrylic paint to clearbag plates to make a monotype without the use of a press. Demonstration will include exploring transfer, embossing, stamping, rubbing, and texture. Multiple layers of paint on clearbag plates can be viewed from the back side to see the development of the image. A supply list and step-by-step instructions will be available for the group.

Ms. Orme's work is collected nationally and internationally. Ms. Orme has exhibited her work in California at the Performing Arts Center, Mountain View; Intel, Santa Clara; the Foster City Art Gallery; Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale; the Pacific Art League, Elizabeth Norton Studio, Palo Alto, the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara as well as national exhibitions with the National Collage Society, Ohio; Ottawa Ecole School D'Art of Art, Canada; The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, Georgia; Northwest Cultural Council, Illinois; Cambridge ART 10th Annual National Prize Show, Massachusetts; 19th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Wisconsin; Visual Arts Society of Texas; Art Center of Estes Park, Colorado and Mesa Contemporary Arts, Arizona.

One-on-one workshops are available at Donna's studio. No prior experience necessary. The cost is $25 per hour. The first session will be limited to 2 hours and materials will be provided.

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.

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.
Refreshments 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), Secretary and Treasurer. Thank you!

Please contact Iona Ezaki if you would like to discuss volunteering for any of the above vacant positions.


Our next show
"From The Heart"
FALC member show at the Main Street Cafe, 134 Main, Los Altos, CA 94022
Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi / janki_chokshi@hotmail.com
Show: January 28 to February 25, 2012

Each year in February, FALC displays about 40 paintings at the Main Street Cafe in Los Altos.

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.

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".


2011 Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition; Triton Museum of Art 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara - Dec. 10 to Feb. 12, 2012 Belinda Lima and Nina Uppaluru each have one painting accepted to the show. Reception and awards: Friday Dec 9, 2011, 7 to 9pm.

Nina Uppaluru's painting "Fall Sonata" won an Honorable Mention at the show.


Local Color: This unique exhibit brings together two of Los Altos' most popular and long running art galleries--Viewpoints Gallery and Gallery 9 with a single theme for the month of January. FALC Members participating are Jane Ferguson at Viewpoints and Christine Arthur and Rajani Balaram at Gallery 9.

Viewpoints exhibit runs January 11 to February 25 at 315 State Street, Los Altos www.viewpointsgallery.com

Gallery 9 exhibit runs January 4 to 28 at 143 Main Street, Los Altos www.gallery9losaltos.com

Shows to Enter

Sabastopol Center for the Arts: Call For Artists: BLUE Exhibition The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is calling for entries for its BLUE Exhibition. The show will be comprised of work that uses, expresses, reflects, and interprets the color BLUE, including but not limited to blue in nature (sky/ocean), emotion, thoughts, and mood (blues) (think of Picasso, Yves Klein, Bill Viola). It is open to all media. Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 23, 2012, 3 pm to 6 pm. To apply, go to the web site: BLUE Exhibition For more information, email: Catherine Devriese, Visual Arts Program Manager devriesecatherine@gmail.com

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.

Silicon Valley Open Studios - Registration is now open for SVOS 2012. Last year they featured over 400 artists in 150 locations showing 10,000 plus works of art with over 5000 visitors and approximately $350,000 in sales. Now that's a great exhibit to be part of! If you register by Dec 15th your art work will be considered for inclusion on the cover of the Artist Directory and postcards and you may be invited to participate in the preview exhibits. Go to www.SVOS.org for information and registration. Deadline January 15, 2012.

The Sunnyvale Art Gallery is sponsoring a show of miniature wroks of art as a fundraiser for Sunnyvale Community Services, an organization that prevents homelssness and hunger. If you are intereted in making an artwork to donate to the event, please check out the following website for details: http://www.sunnyvaleartgallery.com/miniartshow/ The basic requirements are as follows: Create a miniature artwork. Maximum size for 2-D works is 6x6" or 5x7", with a maximum frame size of 10x10". Maximum size for 3-D works is 5x5x5". Smaller sizes are fine. All mediums welcome! All entries must be received no later than January 15, 2012. Artists must be 18 years or older.

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.

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.

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 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: Vacant
Demos: Reema Sachar
Online Gallery pages: Krishna Mitra
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Yelena and Slava Shabrova
Graphics and Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Vacant
Online mail: Vacant

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