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.
Meeting - January 12, 2015
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, January 12,
2015/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
your Old Paintings - See "call for artwork" below
Call for Artwork:
Your “Aesthetically Challenged” oil
or acrylic landscape paintings are wanted as subjects for our
January 12, 2015 painting demonstration at Fine Arts League
of Cupertino with Mark Monsarrat, entitled “Fixing Your Old
Paintings". We all have old paintings in our studios that could
use some re-work. To prepare for his demonstration, Mark has
graciously asked for submissions from interested members to
re-create their paintings before our very eyes. Mark will paint
over a print of a painting selected from your submissions, showing
his approach to reworking an older painting. The original will
not be touched, and the artist can remain anonymous. Bring your
submissions to the meeting or Submit your oil or acrylic landscape
entries by email to MarkMonsarrat@sbcglobal.net with "FALC Demo
Pics" in subject line, attaching one or two jpeg’s (size approx.
4”x6” at 300 dpi).
The traditional oil landscape paintings
by long-time plein-air artist Mark Monsarrat are inspired by
the Hudson River School, Early California, Craftsman (Arts &
Crafts), and Tonalist Styles; such artists as Bierstadt, Keith,
Hill, Durand, Cole; California Impressionists Edgar Payne, William
Wendt; and many others. Mark constantly strives to capture the
mood, mystery, and atmosphere of trees, skies, mountains, and
A professional artist for nearly thirty
years, Mark continues to show in the San Francisco Bay Area
and beyond, with an MFA from the Academy of Art University,
a BFA from the California College of the Arts, and has numerous
plein-air workshops from known artists.
Interested Artists Please bring your submission
in the meeting.
of The Month
FALC has introduced member incentive
program last year. We are proud to introduce the 2014 "Artist
of the Year" title winner - Steve Clark. Steve earned the
most points for participation in our club.
"I am obsessed with expressing
my creativity. First it was pencil sketching. Then model building.
My true passion became evident through the medium of acrylic paint.
My style initially was illustrative in the sci-fi/fantasy genre.
Over time my skills and execution have become more fluid and expressive.
I now am focused on sharpening my talent in creating abstract
and impressionistic work. I live in San Jose, CA.
Points For Members
FALC is excited to introduce
the Membership Incentive Program. Please visit the link for more
FALC member show at the Main
Street Cafe, 134 Main, Los Altos, CA 94022
Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi
Valley Open Studios [SVOS]"
|We would like to
share exciting news with you – we got approval from the City of
Cupertino and will hold the Silicon Valley Open Studios site on
Weekend #3 May 17-18 2014! The site location is on the plaza in
front of the Cupertino Library – the side close to the City Hall
and Torre Avenue. Please see attached prospectus for details and
join us at SVOS! Information is also posted on our web site http://falc.org/svos.htm
Gifts and posters were donated to Healthcare & Wellness
Center. Thank you members for donating
the gifts and participating in the Paint-in and the Potluck.
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 -
(Open) Nomination : Janki Chokshi
President Shows & Events
(Open) Nomination : Slava Shabrov
(Open) Nomination : Carrie Zeidman
(Open) Nomination : Yelena Shabrova
(Open) Nomination : Keith Hull
(Open) Nomination : Slava Shabrov
(Open) Assigning and managing the refreshments for
(Open) Todd Kruse
(Open) Managing the greeting table for all general
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.
Social Network Art Competition-Expo Israeli
Artists Competition Reception : Thursday, November
13, 2014- 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ZK Gallery, 213 Jefferson Street,
San Francisco. Finalists' work and more information:
www.snac-expo.com . Exhibit runs November 11-18, 2014. FALC
Member Sagi Erez has two paintings in the exhibition.
Favorite Things : Come by Jco's
Place, a stylish little gallery in the heart of Los Gatos, and
visit Jaya King's new encaustic artwork. Jco's Place www.jcosplace.com
45 N. Santa Cruz Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 888 1500.
This latest collection is part of Jco's "Favorite Things" show.
The show runs through December 16- January 7th. Grab your umbrella
and swing by!!
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/
CWA 45th National Exhibition : CWA's
annual National Exhibitions are open to water media artists in
the United States and internationally. Our annual National Exhibition
attracts artists from all across the United States and abroad,
and awards a number of prizes in cash and merchandise. Call for
Entries to California Watercolor Association 45th National Exhibition
from January 15, 2015, to February 21, 2015. The 45th National
Exhibition will be held at the Firehouse Art Center in Pleasanton,
CA. The Harrington Gallery is located inside the Firehouse Arts
Center operated by the City of Pleasanton, CA. It is a beautiful
space that exhibits a lively schedule of rotation art installations
featuring a variety of media, themes and styles. The gallery is
situated near the historic old town of Pleasanton, where interesting
local restaurants and shops can be found. Please click
here for the full Prospectus.
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.
University Art in San Jose presents
a GOLD LEAF WORKSHOP: "Learn how to use Gold Leaf Within Your
Painting" Saturday March 22nd, 2014 / 2pm to 5pm Cost : $80.00
at University Art 456 Meridian Ave. San Jose, Ca. 95126. For registration
and information contact : 408-297-4707. Artist Tanya Larina will
show you the steps to add gold leaf into your oil or acrylic painting.
Call the store to reserve your spot. This will fill up fast and
space is limited.
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: Slava Shabrov
Vice President: Janki Chokshi
- Website and Newsletter
Program and Publicity: Carrie
Treasurer: Todd Kruse
Secretary: Keith Hull
Membership: Yelena Shabrova
Demo Coordinator: Nina Uppaluru
Online Gallery pages: Janki
Artist of the Month Updates:
Historian : Sid Veloria
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Kalpana Adesara
Online mail: Slava Shabrov