July 13, 2015
FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.
July 16 , 2015
Meeting on Thursday at 7:00 at Panera.
|| Next painting
change is on July 13th.
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 2015-2016.
and Minutes of Last Steering Meeting
Meeting -July 13, 2015
General Meeting, (PLEASE
NOTE VENUE CHANGE)
Center, Cupertino room, 10185 Stelling
Monday,July 13, 2015/
7:00 PM - 9 PM
Kindig - Landscape in Oil
After a long stint in telecommunications
I came back to painting and drawing. My media is oil paints.
For landscapes I normally take photographs then edit and simplify
them back at my studio. I start with a limited color palette
and paint on a black surface. During the painting process I
sometimes use pencil, or stencils on the wet paint. I like to
see the mark of the tool or the mark of a brush stroke on my
paintings. The marks that are made during the process are important
to me and the final painting When painting I look for the colors
and shapes and how everything interacts. I do not like to give
the viewer all the information; I want what I bring to the painting
and what they bring to meet.
I studied painting at San Jose State
in the 70's there I received my masters. At that time I was
mainly abstract with a few elements of the landscapes coming
through; today I am more realistic with the landscapes with
abstract elements coming through. I am influenced by many artists;
two of my top favorites are Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn.
I try to do my still lives, portraits and animals in a similar
way to my landscapes, brush strokes showing and keeping as loose
as I can with not too much blending.
of The Month
Its always been FALC tradition
to introduce one member of steering commitee or an Artist of the
month first place winner. This month's Artist of the month first
place winner was Behnaz Lashgari.
Art is part of life; I love life
so I love art. Painting is part of me, part of my imaginations,
beliefs, and emotions. For me, as an artist, it doesn't matter
what material I use; oil color, watercolor or anything else. It
is my emotion, which defines what materials I should use. I am
used to paint with oil color, watercolor, pastel, and mixed media.
?I grew up in the eastern culture, and my cultural background
influences my painting that is why I use patterns and colors that
have origins in my culture. I also love the beauty of nature and
I am inspired by it. ?I have been an art teacher for a long time.
I love teaching because I am always learning while teaching art.
I have art classes at my studio in Sunnyvale. Bachelor of Arts
degree in Graphic Design, (Art & architectural Azad University)
Certificate in fabric painting on silk, batik design, and ceramics
Student of great masters in fine arts and art education Certificate
Fine Art , De Anza College, CA Art Exhibits: Iran & US.
Silicon Vally Food And Art Show (FALC Juried Annual Show)
your calenders for Aug. 30th, 2015. This year instead of Fall
Fest show, Food and Art show will be FALC's Annual Show.
2 PM- 5 PM
Location : Quinlan Community Center,
10185, North Stelling Rd., Cupertino.
Judge : Jaya King
Jaya King is a fine artist
who exhibits and demonstrates her work throughout the San Francisco
Bay Area. Her work ranges from intense portraiture in gouache
painted on weathered wood to whimsical Technicolor animals in
acrylic. Jaya continues to push her creativity with the medium
of encaustic. Her infectious enthusiasm for this art form naturally
pairs with her teaching ability. As a certified R&F Paints encaustic
instructor her work is rooted through her enjoyment of teaching
and the pieces she creates are designed to inspire others to
explore their own artistic abilities.
Jaya has been professionally
painting for more than ten years and one of her pieces can be
seen in Splash 11 - New Directions: The Best of Watercolor.
At age 24 she was invited to do a solo show at Stanford University
called “Passing: Hiding in Plain Sight”. Her signature piece
from the exhibit called “The Hitchhiker” is now in the permanent
collection at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara. Jaya is now
represented by Jco’s Place in Los Gatos and by Nieto Fine Art
in San Francisco.
Mark your calenders for
Mid September. Prospectus will be online shortly.
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 2015. 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 -
President Shows & Events
Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.
We also need a volunteer with a van
or bigger vehical to transport FALC panels from Carrie Zeidman's
place to every event or show.
Please contact Slava Shabrov (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com
along with a picture of the display if you have one.
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society :
1 Model - 3 Fabulous Artists - 3 Points of View! Los Altos Hills
Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Rd, Los Altos Hills Saturday, July
18, 2015, 10:00am-2:30pm (Doors open 9:30am) Join the Santa
Clara Valley Watercolor Society for an unique experience. Watch
Myrna Wacknov, AWS/NWS, Christopher Schink, publisher, "The
Palette Magazine", and Mike Bailey, AWS/NWS paint portraits
of the same clothed, live model. These nationally known artists
will work for 2 hours in the morning with model breaks that
allow time for the audience to get a closer look, mingle, and
enjoy Hobee's famous coffee cake. At noon we break for a lunch
of pizza, salad and drinks. In the afternoon each artist will
give a 20 minute presentation explaining their individual approach
to portraiture. There will also be time to interact with the
artists and to visit the SCVWS exhibit "No Limits - Freedom
to Create" Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers with
lunch included in the ticket price. Tickets may be purchased
online only by going to www.scvws.org. Use Paypal or a credit
card. Members need to sign into the member's only section to
get the member's price. Seating is limited. The reservation
deadline is July 4. Get your tickets now! Contact: Mitsi Shine
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/
Campbell's "Art Outside the Box" Utility
Box Art Program : The City of Campbell and its Civic Improvement
Commission invite local artists to participate in Campbell's "Art
Outside the Box" Utility Box Art Program. Click here
for more details.
Date Issued: February 2, 2015. Application Deadline:
April 3, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Artist Honorariums: $350 and $400, depending
on box configuration (see Location Map.) Artist Application: (click
here to download PDF) Artist Guidelines & Requirements: (click
here to download PDF) Location Map with Box Photos: (click
here to download PDF)
Call for Artists : Sacramento Arts Festival:
November 6, 7, 8, 2015 Sacramento Convention Center. New Exhibitor
application Deadline is April 30. Application on our website www.sacartsfest.com
For More Info and to obtain an application by mail Please phone
805-646-4500 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Accent Arts : Second Tuesday
(of-the-month) June 9, 2015 FREE Art Critiques with moderator
Robert Schick 6:30-8 p.m. (Please be punctual, crit starts at
6:30 sharp) upstairs in The Loft at Accent Arts. Please register
due to limited space by calling Accent Arts, 650-424-1044 or email:
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 email@example.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 10am
- 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 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 email@example.com.
offers a 10 week painting course with Mike Bailey, Watercolor
Beyond the Obvious. It also offers a SCVWS 2012 workshop brochure.
You can register on their website at www.scvws.org
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) : on Saturday, November
16th at 9am-5pm and Sunday, November 17th at 9am-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. 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 and Recommendations"
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
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. Full payment
plus a $100 refundable deposit are due when panels are picked
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: Janki Chokshi -
Website and Newsletter
Vice President:Carrie Zeidman
Program and Publicity: Shubha
Treasurer: Krishna Mitra
Secretary: Keith Hull
Membership: Brian Haney
Demo Coordinator: Todd Kruse
Online Gallery pages: Janki
Artist of the Month Updates:
Historian : Sid Veloria
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Nina Uppaluru
Online mail: Janki Chokshi