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.
Membership fees are
due for the year 2013.
Meeting - November 12, 2013
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 North Stelling Rd., Cupertino
12, 2013/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Landscapes in Oil
Artist's statement - For
me, “landscape” is a peaceful concept, thus much of the line
I use is rolling, undulating line, the restful curve, the mildly
exhilarating swoop. After all, I was born among (and lived most
of my life among) the rolling hills of Northern California.
Being a third generation Northern Californian, the area’s landscape
speaks powerfully to me, and I hope, through me.
My landscapes may start with a generally
realistic sketch, but once work in the studio begins, painting
takes precedent over scene, emotional response over strictly
visual response. My paintings are more about something than
they are of it. The push of color to extremes, and the use of
line to imply motion help me show what I feel about a scene
or abstract idea.
I tend to lean toward warm colors (lots
of ochre, yellows, oranges), colors inspired by a lifetime of
seeing California summer grasses. While these warm colors are
restful to me, by increasing the intensity of hue and through
the juxtapositioning of complements, I use color to add vigor
in my paintings. I want the land to be alive. I want the butterfly
to fly, not to be pinned to a board.
As Imagination is such a vital part
of my work, I rarely paint on site any more. Most paintings
begin with an image on the computer monitor of a digital photo
that I have taken. After several small pencil sketches to arrive
at a composition, I begin sketching with charcoal sticks on
a canvas, toned usually with Venetian Red or burnt sienna. I
repeatedly rub out entire sketches or parts of them until pleased
with the flow of lines. The sketch has to sit then for several
days and pass casual inspections or get rubbed out. Once the
actual painting starts, so much freedom is allowed that I am
never completely sure what the final product will be.
At the end of a session, I usually feel
both tired and exhilarated. I am usually delighted with what
I have done. As days pass, I find things that disturb me, and
the second phase of painting starts, revision. This may go on
for some time, as the piece sits or hangs where I can glance
at it from time to time while I work on other paintings. I usually
start three or four oils at the same time. It is not unusual
for a painting to get new paint months after its start. At the
end, hopefully, I share with the viewer some of what California
is to me.
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 2014. You can nominate yourself or any other FALC
member for any position, listed below. All nominations will be
voted on at the 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 -
Conduct General as well as Steering meetings.
President Shows & Events
Learning to organize art shows with a fun group of people.
President Website and Newsletter
Manages website and Newsletters for the club.
This position includes financial management for the club.
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.
Searching for enriching demo artists for the club.
Keeping and managing Panels.
Managing the greeting table for all general meetings.
Keeping the history of FALC up to date.
Please contact Slava Shabrov (email@example.com) if you would
like to discuss volunteering for any of the above vacant positions.
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.
Belinda Lima has a solo show "Shapes
& Shades" at Graniterock in Cupertino Design Center
from September 10 to December 6. Reception Saturday, Oct. 19th,
3 - 5pm with food and drinks. All welcome!
The Colored Pencil Society of America
is having their annual chapter show in September 2013. They
would like to encourage anyone who works with colored pencil
to enter; non-members can enter and entries need not be 100%
colored pencil. The show is going to be at the Coastal Arts
League Gallery in downton Half Moon Bay - a great excuse for
a trip to the coast. The prospectus can be downloaded from http://www.cpsa210.org/pdf_files/2013_Show_Prospectus.pdf
Earth and Sky New Works by Kathleen
Mitchell, exhibit Oct 29 - Nov 30 2013. Reception: Friday, Nov
1, 2013, 5-8 'Earth & Sky' Viewpoints Gallery 315 State Street
Los Altos, CA 94022 650-941-5789 Hours Monday - Saturday 11
- 5 ,Sunday 11 - 3 www.viewpointsgallery.com
Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in
Early 20th-Century Art presents more than 70 artworks that explore
a central dynamic of art making in Europe and the Americas between
the 1910s and the early 1950s. On view from November 13, 2013
to March 16, 2014 at the Cantor Arts Center, the exhibition
includes a rich group of paintings, sculptures, photographs,
drawings, prints, and illustrated books from the collection
of SFMOMA. Featured artists include Margaret Bourke-White, Constantin
Brancusi, Fernand Léger, Man Ray, and Alexander Rodchenko, among
others. RSVP by November 11-- email to email@example.com
or 650-724-3600 Please provide your full name, press affiliation,
and contact information. Press Release : http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/flesh-metal.html
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/
The 57th annual Saratoga Rotary Art Show
Sunday, May 4, 2014 West Valley College, Saratoga, CA It is 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! http://www.saratogarotary.org/artshow/onlineform.shtml/
Deadline: January 10, 2014 Jurying process completed and invitations
to our show emailed: February 3, 2014
“The Art in Food: Farm, Table, Community”
is a juried competition and exhibition in collaboration with the
San Jose Museum of Art and over 50 partners across the Bay Area
to organize an extensive community presentation of food, creativity
and community. So, prepare the forks! Ready the brushes! All artists
are invited to submit work to a savory exhibition featuring, you
guessed it, FOOD—from farm to factory, from sea to plate, the
bland and delectable, a snack and feast. Vida Arts founder and
Director Valéria Miranda will jury. Submission deadline is Thursday,
February 13, 2014. The exhibit will run March 7 – 27, 2014. To
submit to “The Art in Food: Farm, Table, Community,” enter your
works digitally at Online
Juried Shows (click here). To download the
prospectus, click here.
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 Wednesday
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. Classes are on 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 mornings
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.
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.
An Artist Workshop by George
O’Hanlon, Director of Natural Pigments November 16 and 17
at Accent Arts in Palo Alt Saturday, November 16 at 9am to 5pm
Sunday, November 17 at 9am to 5pm Accent Arts, 392 S. California
Ave, Palo Alto, CA The small class size provides each attendee
personal attention and guidance with materials. Registration now
open: $325 per person Due to limited class size we ask that you
register early and pay for the workshop upon registration to insure
your space. All workshop materials are included in the tuition.
o Registration open now
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 using 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
Membership: Brian Haney
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