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Newsletter July 2012
July 9, 2012

Falc General Meeting at 7:00 at Quinlan Craft Room

July 19, 2012
  Next Steering Meeting will be July 19, 2012 at 7:00 at Panera.
Aug 13, 2012
  Next Quinlan painting change on Aug 13, 2012.
2012 FALC Membership

New members are required to complete the form and mail it in with their check for $30.

Membership form

General Meeting - July 9, 2012
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 North Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, July 9, 2012/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Acrylics on Wood - "Places called Home"

Jen Norton will demonstrate an acrylic painting in her delightful, whimsical style of painting portraits of homes. The pieces in her "Places Called Home" signature collection are illustrative paintings inspired by the homes where we live, love and share our stories. Everything we are and are to become here on earth is first learned at home.

Jen works mostly in acrylic, using expressive color, texture and pattern to reveal the sublime in the ordinary. She begins each painting with underlying layers of intense hues and expressive brushwork, which gradually become hidden from view as the painting progresses. These underlying layers are important to the depth of the final work, just as years of spiritual growth are to a well-rounded soul. Jen seeks to develop order and beauty from underlying chaos. Jen believes that through art, one can hear the whisper of a mighty Creator. Her intention is that her art may cause you to pause and listen.

Jen has a Bachelors degree in Fine Art, with a Minor in Business from Santa Clara University. Her work developing marketing communications materials helped push her from purely personal expression to full conversation. Please visit her website www.jennortonartstudio.com.


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 50 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

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.

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

I paint because I am fascinated by the surprising elegance of simple things around me - the light reflected in glass, the flowing curves of a stem, the wrinkles in tree bark, reflections dancing on water or the sunlight linking the rim of a mountain range. I have a wonderful time picking out the most appealing element of my subject matter and enhancing it in paint.

I have painted all my life and have a degree in Applied Art from Sophia Polytechnic in Bombay, India. I also have a BA from the University of Bombay. My affiliation with several art groups has provided me the opportunity to paint with nationally recognized instructors like John Salminen, Pat Dews, Skip Lawrance, Don Andrews, Donna Zagotta and Jane Hofstetter.

I exhibit with several Bay Area art groups and enjoy the camaraderie of local Bay Area artists. I am Demo Coordinator for the Fine Arts League of Cupertino (www.falc.org). I am also an exhibiting member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (www.scvws.org) and the Los Gatos Art Association (www.lgaa.org).

Our Next Show - Falc Fall Fest Show
Show Coordinator: Slava Shabrov-slava@shabrov.com
Show: Sept. 22nd and Sept. 23rd, 2012.


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.
  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.

Triton Museum of Art: California Society of Printmakers - May 19 to July 15, 2012.

Nature's Beauty in Silver and Silk : Gallery of Saratoga presents beautiful jewelary and colorful silk art.Exhibit : July 3rd - Aug. 5th, 2012. Gallery hours : Tues. - Sun. 11 am. - 6 pm. Address : 1445A Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA. Artist's Reception : July 21st, 2012 1-5 pm. For more information visit www.gallerysaratoga.com

Think Large---Paint Small: Juried Member Watermedia Exhibit Exhibit Runs on Monday, July 2 to Monday July 30, 2012. Reception:Meet the Artists and Awards Reception, open to the public, Friday, July 6, 2012, 5:30-8:00PM (First Friday and Art Walk in Palo Alto) Where: Elizabeth Norton Gallery, (upstairs) Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Hours: M-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sa, 10am-4pm. Closed Sunday and holidays.

Shows to Enter

3rd Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat Join us, SEPT 9-14, 2012, for the 3rd Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat in the Sierras near Bear Valley with Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren, as we journal with PAINT and WORDS along shimmering Lake Alpine, the forest trails and in our cozy cabins. Savor women's energy and the FAB food (our Culinary Institute Chef's Encore performance!!) - All included. Sign-up by July 15 for two extra days! http://visualartjournaling.wordpress.com/itinerary-2012-retreat/ or call Jean: 707-875-9240 or Elaine: 541-944-2196 .

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.

Figures and Faces : Pacific Art League introduces National Competetion and Exhibition. Open to all artists residing in the U.S. July 3rd, 2012 is the deadline for Submissions of Entries. Entry fees are Non-members: $20/1 entry, $35/2, $10/each additional entry • Members: $15/1 entry, $25/2, $5/each additional entry$25.00 for up to 3 entries. MAIL ENTRIES TO: 668 Ramona St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 For Exhibiting rules and schedule of events please visit www.pacifi cartleague.org .

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.

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
Program and Publicity: Belinda Lima
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:Vacant
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Kalpana Adesara
Online mail: Kalpana Adesara

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