May 13, 2013
Falc General Meeting at 7:00 at Quinlan Craft Room
May 23, 2013
Meeting will be May 23, 2013 at 7:00 at Panera.
June 13, 2013
||Falc General Meeting
at 7:00 at Quinlan Craft Room
June 13, 2013
||Next Quinlan painting
change on June 13, 2013.
Painting Change :
Artists, displaying in north part of the building (Craft
Room side), may pick up their painting on May 1-st or 2-nd,
if they do not want them be stored in Quinlan. Artist will need
to come to the front desk first, to inform stuff that (s)he
will be removing paintings "because of upcoming display of Nancy
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 meetings.
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 are
due for the year 2013.
Meeting - May 13, 2013
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 North Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday,May 13, 2013/
7:00 PM - 9 PM
Trained to be a traditional
portraitist at the age of 10 in his native Vietnam, Cuong has
always had a passion for drawing human faces. He finds the natural
beauty in the people that surround him—from the men and women
he painted to earn money on the streets of Saigon as a child,
to the denizens of Silicon Valley that he often paints today.
Faces inspire him—so much so that that he has been known to
approach strangers to request that they model for him.
Despite his focus on the
human form, Cuong remains remarkably versatile as an artist.
As an illustrator at Yahoo, he works on a digital canvas no
bigger than 50 pixels square, designing icons that are viewed
and loved around the world. At the other extreme, he has been
invited to festivals in the U.S. and abroad to create pastel
paintings on pavement as large as 24 x 16 feet. Though he always
returns to people, he has developed a unique eye for still-life
and even abstract work. His primary mediums include pastel and
Art has always been a passion
for Cuong. His formal training began at the Academy of Art in
Saigon, but was interrupted when he realized his dream of escaping
the country and coming to the U.S. Starting with only twenty
dollars to his name, he worked multiple jobs to put himself
through school and earn a degree in illustration and graphic
design from San Jose State University. Though he put aside his
fine art ambitions for a time, he was unable to stay away for
Cuong’s paintings depend
on the dramatic portrayal of light, shadow and environment to
create their mood and sense of realism. He often supplements
the emotions visible in his subjects’ faces with symbolic imagery
that adds a sense of mystery. He believes that a successful
painting requires that he establish an emotional connection
with his subject, so that the viewer in turn connects at an
emotional level with his work. Cuong is a member of the International
Guild of Realism, member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), and
recently earned his tittle Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel
Society of The West Coast.
Cuong admires work by John
Singer Sargent, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Norman Rockwell.
His favorite contemporary artists are Jeremy Lipking and Daniel
Nominations and Elections
Please Welcome the New Board Members for the
year of 2013.
President Shows & Events and Newsletter
Rental and Publicity
Thank you all for volunteering your time and
help out in running the art club efficiently.
of the Month
Carrie Zeidman is a tenth generation
Californian. Born in Anaheim, CA, she has lived all but the
first few years of her life in Northern California.Ms. Zeidman's
background is in commercial art and illustration. In 2006 she
decided to turn her full attention to creating her own fine
art. She used her computer illustration skills to create her
own unique style of digital art.
Currently, Ms. Zeidman is working
on a large project to expand her Ghosts series of digital paintings
depicting scenes from historical tragedies. The series began
with paintings showing the Holocaust (shown at the Cupertino
Library in 2009) and is being expanded to include the Revolutionary
War, The Civil War, World War 1, Pearl Harbor, and the Beaches
of Normandy. When finished, the series of images will be printed
into a book.
Ms. Zeidman recently returned
from a trip to the Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields
on the east coast. Many of the 1600+ photos that she took will
be incorporated into the Ghosts series, but many of the photos
will be for artistic display. Carrie Zeidman is an award winning
artist. She has won numerous awards for her work and is the
current Cupertino Artist of the Year. Her digital painting "Freedom
Rises in the East" is on permanent display at the Checkpoint
Charlie Museum in Berlin, Germany. You can see and purchase
her work on her website at www.CarrieZeidman.com
Show : Midsummer Art Celebration,Triton Meuseum Grounds.
Our upcoming show is Midsummer art celebration at the Triton
Museum grounds on June 22.
Show Coordinator: Slava Shabrov
Mid summer Prospectus
Show : Cherry Blossom Festival ,Cupertino.
Thank you to the participants that made the Cherry Blossom
Show successful !!
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
Silicon Valley Open Studios :
7 Artists - 1 Location : May
11-12 750 Jordan Avenue,Los Altos. Falc Members Slava Shabrov,Krishna
Mitra and Grace Tang is participating.
Studio #19 : May 11-12 1500 Partridge
Avenue,Sunnyvale, CA. Falc Members Rajani Balaram and Jane Ferguson
Five Diamensions : May 18-19
10601 East Esatates Drive,Cupertino,CA-95014. Falc members Kalpana
Adesara,Janki Chokshi,Sid Veloria,Slava Shabrov,Masha Schultz
Carrie Zeidman is participating in
SVOS on May 18-19 at 19753 Via Escuela Dr. in Saratoga with
Triton Museum of Art's 2013 Statewide
Photography Competition & Exhibition : April 19-June 23,
2013 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA. Falc Member Yao-Pi
is participating in these shows.
"Fresh Works" 3rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition:
April 24-May 25, 2013 Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Avenue,
"Color and Line" Exhibition : New Coast
Studios, May 16-31, 2013 935 Industrial Ave. Palo Alto, CA.
2013 Spring Members Juried Show -
April 1st through April 26th in the Rose Shenson Gallery at
the Triton Museum of Art 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. For
more information visit www.lgaa.org/2013S-MJS/LGAA-Spring-2013-MJS-Prospectus.pdf
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 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
Patricia Martin Osborne Watercolor
Workshops Pacific Art League :
Paint the Ocean, Waves and
Shoreline in Watercolor Using Special Effects: Instructor:
Patricia Osborne All levels (some experience) Sat 5/18 9:30am
- 4:30pm - Sun 5/19 9:30am - 4:30pm Fees: $195/$158 (non-member/member)
Place: Pacific Art League 668 Romana Street Palo Alto, Ca. 94301
Sign up online- print and mail a registration form, or call 650-321-3891
"by the Koi pond" : All
levels Some knowledge of watercolor Instructor: Patricia Osborne
- Materials Fee $15 - Due Dates : August 17-18 ,2013 Saturday
& Sunday ( 9:30 am to 4:30 pm) Fee: $195.00 Place: Pacific Art
League 668 Romana Street Palo Alto, Ca. 94301 Sign up online-
print and mail a registration form, or call 650-321-3891 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 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
Program and Publicity: Carrie
Treasurer: Todd Kruse
Secretary: Keith Hull
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: Slava Shabrov