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Newsletter October 2013
October 14, 2013

Falc General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 in the Quinlan Craft Room

October 24, 2013
  Next Steering Meeting at 7:00 at Panera.
2013 FALC Membership

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. Participation in shows will only be possible if membership fees have been paid.

Membership form

General Meeting - October 14, 2013
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 North Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, October 14, 2013/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Portrait in Gesso, Charcoal and Mixed Media by David Lippenberger

Artist's statement -

The tragicomic figure at the center of my paintings, although resembling me, is a universalized version of myself, an "Everyman."

This distorted figure exists in an uneasy agreement with his surroundings. These surroundings are frequently depicted by a grid of squares or numbers. We live in a highly structured society. We live in a world of numbers. They are all around us. Without numbers there is no society. Numbers are used in all parts of society to manage, assess, access, name, compute, estimate, evaluate, appraise, study, rate and prorate. The individual is surrounded by numbers.

I try to depict the balance between tragedy and comedy, between confinement and freedom, between the individual and society, and between humor and seriousness.

The Annual FALC Fall Festival Show - Sept. 20 & 21

Show Coordinator: Janki Chokshi

FALC had a successful Fall Fest Show! The Reception on September 20th was attended by about 150 guests. The City Council has granted $500 for the Fall Fest Show. Falc would like to thank Respected Mayor, The City Fine Art's Commisioners and The Rotary Club for their Support.

Fall Fest 2013 Award Winners

Fall Fest 2013 Show Pictures

We would also like to thank all the participants who volunteered their time to make this show a success. Carrie Zeidman, Nina Uppaluru and Todd Kruze for helping the judge. Carrie Zeidman for Publicity,Janki Chokshi for receiving and hanging the show and Steve Clark for Auction Coordinating, Masha and Nancy Near for doing a wonderful job with arranging the reception. Thanks to Todd Kruze for handling the Sales for the show and Carrie Zeidman for getting the program printed. Slava Shabrov did a super job with transporting panels for the show and setting them up. Slava Shabrov planned and coordinated all the details including the show finances, soliciting sponsors, designing the program, and communicating with the participants. Our special thanks to the Receving and Hanging teams and all the other participants who volunteered with gallery sitting and helping in ways too numerous to mention.

We would also like to thank the show Judge Preston Metcalf.

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.

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 pencit 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

47th Annual Fine Art Show – Fremont Art Association www.FremontArtAssociation.org. Show goes through Oct. 21.

Shows to Enter


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 www.linstromart.com.

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 www.arteducation@pacificartleague.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— August 16, September 20 and October 18 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 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 zoya@artforpersonalgrowth.com

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 stefan_baumann@yahoo.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 kuojs@yahoo.com.

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 martha@artmatch-coach.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.

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.

Member 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.

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 using 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 2013
President: Slava Shabrov
Vice President: Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Program and Publicity: Carrie Zeidman
Treasurer: Todd Kruse
Secretary: Keith Hull
Membership: Brian Haney
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: Slava Shabrov

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