New members are required
to complete the form and mail it in with their check for $30.
Meeting - July 9, 2012
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 North Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, July 9, 2012/
7:00 PM - 9 PM
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.
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 -
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
We need Quinlan Hanging Coordinator for changing the quinlan
show every month.
Please contact Slava Shabrov (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would
like to discuss volunteering for any of the above vacant positions.
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).
Next Show - Falc Fall Fest Show
Show Coordinator: Slava Shabrovemail@example.com
Show: Sept. 22nd and Sept.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
along with a picture of the display if you have one.
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.
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 .
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
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
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More Info at www.thegrandview.
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.
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 Janki Chokshi email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2/3 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: Slava Shabrov
Vice President: Janki Chokshi
- Website and Newsletter
Vice President: Vacant
Program and Publicity: Belinda
Treasurer: Joy Kuo
Secretary: Iona Ezaki
Membership: Kathy Qi / email@example.com
Refreshments: Yao-Pi Hsu
Demo Coordinator: Nina Uppaluru
Online Gallery pages: Janki
Artist of the Month Updates:
Quinlan Show Coordinator:Vacant
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Kalpana Adesara
Online mail: Kalpana