To participate in FALC
sponsored shows and exhibits, one must be juried in as a exhibiting
member. Artists who have submitted 3 pieces of original art
which meet with the approval and acceptance of the voting members
will be awarded "Exhibiting Membership".Jurying
in will take place at most meeting.
Membership for continuing
members is $30.00 per year, January through December. Only new
members joining after July 1 will pay $15.00 for the second
half of the year.
Membership fees is
due for the year 2013.
Meeting - February 11, 2013
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 North Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, February 11,
2013/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Artist's statement - "The use of
vivid color and a range of textures are hallmarks of my paintings.
Some landscape scenes are full of energy and drama. Here I tell
my story with heightened contrasts and color shifts, using both
brush and palette knife to bring texture and depth to the painting.
Where scenes are quieter, such as the open space of California
foothills on a misty morning, I use softer-edged brushwork and
gentler color shifts to tell a story of serenity and calm. I
aim to make every brushstroke count.
Some painting scenes I return to many
times, each time expressing the day's unique light and energy.
I'm drawn to the farms, ranches and acres of land in the Central
Valley and Gold Country and continue to paint a series depicting
these views. I often complete my floral paintings in the garden,
dramatizing the color contrast between blossoms, leaves and
Whether for a landscape or floral scene,
I typically start my paintings with a thin, transparent wash
of alizarin crimson and transparent red oxide. Next I paint
a value study in the same colors on the canvas. These initial
layers will go on to infuse the final painting with warmth.
Later, when painting brushstrokes of greens, golds and blues
over this value study, I intentionally allow tiny pops of the
deep, transparent red to peek through, adding sparkle and liveliness
to the final picture."
Karen displays her work at Studio Gallery
in San Francisco and Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos, CA. Her
Nominations and Elections
With the beginning of the new year all FALC board positions are
open for new nominations. We would like to ask that each FALC
member give some thought to how they can be more involved with
our club for 2013. You can nominate yourself or any other FALC
member for any position,listed below. All nominations will be
voted on January Meeting. The club has many 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 -
Slava Shabrov was nominated as President.
President Shows & Events
Learning to organize art shows with a fun group of people.
President Website and Newsletter
Manages website and Newsletters dor the club.
Todd Kruse was nominated as Treasurer.
Taking down the minutes of the general as well as steering
Managing the membership records for the club.
Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.
Nina Uppaluru was nominated as Demo Coordinator.
Carrie Zeidman volunteered to do the panel rental.
Kalpana Adesara Was nominated to take care of greeting
Ralph Otte was nominated as Historian.
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 have worked in the biosciences
field as a research scientist for more than thirty years. Two
award winning photographs I took during a memorable trip back
to China, my homeland inspired me to get into photography. Since
then I have continued to pursue my interest in photography.
Art and science each take a turn in how I understand the world
around me. As a fine art photographer I apply the same principles
I used in scientific research: search and research, examine
and reexamine, and explore concepts from different perspectives.
I explore the world around me,
as I look for reflections, angles or perspectives that represent
how diverse and abundant the world expresses its various forms
and beauties. The joy and reward of being in the right place,
at the right time to freeze the moment and to capture the beauty
of our surrounding are invigorating.
Show : From The Heart Show
“From the Heart” Member Show
“Main Street Café” 134 Main, Los Altos, CA 94022
Show Coordinator: Janki Chokshi
Show dates : February 3rd 2013 - March 2nd 2013
Reception : February 16th between 1:30 to 3:30
It is a beautiful show !! Dont Miss it !!
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.
47th Annual Fine Art Show
– Fremont Art Association www.FremontArtAssociation.org
Belinda Lima has a solo show
at Mike's Cafe, 2680 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto
Carrie Zeidman and Joy Kuo has
their work displayed at the Cupertino Library on Torre Avenue
in Cupertino. Their work will show at the library until the
end of April.
Accepting Applications - Distinguished
and Emerging Artist : The Cupertino Fine Arts Commission welcomes
applications for the 2013 “Distinguished Artist of the Year” and
“Emerging Artist of the Year.” There is a cash award of $500 for
the winner in each category. The application deadline is Friday,
May 17, at 4:30 pm. Forms are available from the City Clerk’s
Office, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, 95014, or on the city website
For more information call City Clerk Grace Schmidt at (408) 777-3217,
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Indoor Sculpture Exhibition -
Call for Entries : Northern California sculptors are invited
to compete for cash awards in the 7th Biennial Indoor Sculpture
Exhibition sponsored by the City of Santa Clara and its Cultural
Advisory Commission. The deadline for entries is June 14, 2013.
Please see the
flyer for entry form and guidelines. Winning entries in this
juried competition will be on display at Santa Clara City Hall
September 2013 thru February 2014, and will be featured in a “virtual”
exhibition on the City’s and cable television channel.
The 56th annual Saratoga Rotary Art
Show : Sunday, May 5, 2013 West Valley College, Saratoga,
CA. It’s Easy! Participation in the jurying process can be as
simple as filling out a form and uploading images of your art
to our web site. Apply now online! www.saratogarotary.org/artshow/artists.shtml
Application/Registration Deadline: January 19, 2013 Jurying completed
and invitations to our show emailed: February 3, 2013 .
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://cupertinolibraryfoundation.org/programs/art-wall/art-wall-entry-form/
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
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).
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 https://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.
Joy Kuo Teaching Chinese
Brush Painting Beginner or Advance students on Wednesday morning
10:00am.-12:00pm at Joy's studio 154 Quail Hollow Dr. San Jose,
CA 95128 . $40.00/per class. Please call 408-598-6085 or email
Martha Zlatar is an Artist
Success Coach who can help you define your unique goals for your
art and support you in the process. Coaching is a wonderful way
to be accountable for your actions. Martha will help you identify
what you want to do, when will you do it by and how will you get
it done. Please contact her for a complimentary half hour phone
consultation at 415-839-8085 or email her at email@example.com.
Collage Workshop with Kay Duffy
- Kay will show you how to color and create texture on special
oriental papers. These lovely papers are very absorbent and often
imbedded with fibers or patterns. These papers will be used to
create abstract patterns. For more info K@dayduffywatercolors.com
Saturday September 15, 2012 9:30-3:30pm in the workshop area at
Hakone Gardens, Saratoga $55/day includes most supplies and a
sample packet of papers; additional papers may be purchased. Your
reservation is a check made out to Kay Duffy, 20637 Leonard Road,
Saratoga, CA 95070. Space is limited! A more complete information
sheet will be sent. Virtual gallery www.kayduffywatercolors.com.
Kay also teaches on-going WATERCOLOR CLASSES, every 2nd and 4th
Monday morning drop in at 9:30. $20/ class.
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.
of Falc Kathy Qi has started a website for artists for selling
and promoting their work. website: http://www.key2arts.com/
Key2ARTS.com is a FREE community service for artists to exhibit
and sell their own original, prints, and cards of artwork with
very low commission rate. Membership is free and it's open to
any art club juried-in artist, and people who appreciate art.
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: 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 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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