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Newsletter July 2016
July 11, 2016

FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.

July 18, 2016
  Next Steering Meeting on Thursday at 7:00 at Panera.

Painting change is on Aug 8th.


For framing guideline refer to the Exhibiting Rules

Members are requested to bring 3 paintings for Painting Change. Artwork needs to be framed and ready to hang. Members need to sign a waiver while submitting their painting for Painting change.

Request to all the members to sign the waiver forms for exhibiting in quinlan painting change. quinlan authorities will not be putting up the paintings of an artist whose waiver are not received by them. Artist has to submit a sign waiver only once in a year for participating in quinlan show.

Also a kind request to all the members to sign in - Members Sign in sheet, Vote for Artist of the month and vote for Jurying in artist.

2016 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.

Revised membership fees will be effective for the memberships starting from June 1, 2016.

$45 - full year membership

$25 - half year membership.

Membership fees are due for the year 2016-2017.

Membership Form

By-Law and Minutes of Last Steering Meeting
General Meeting - July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday,July 11, 2016/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Moe Whalen

“All my life I've expressed myself through art, music, mockery, performance, outrageously at times. After going beyond accepted norms of mainstream mentality. I am committed to practicing art through photography and collage... characters of fantasy, satire, entertainment, psycho-social injustices and personal experience".

Our next shows
Next show - Falc Annual Food and Art Show

Show Date : 28th August

Last day to jury in: August 8th

Deadline : August 10th

upto 3 entries.

Open Juried show

(If you are juried member of other art club then jurying in optional)



For any questions contact janki_chokshi@hotmail.com

2016 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 -


Janki Chokshi

Vice President Shows & Events

Carrie Zeidman


Shubha Prithviraj


Radha Velluri and Assistant Treasurer : Pinky Thakkar


Keith Hull


Steve Clark


Open - Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.

Demo Coordinator

Open - contacting, arranging and coordinating with d emo artist.

Panel Rental

Carrie Zeidman

Greeting Table

Nina Uppaluru


Sid Veloria

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 Janki Chokshi(janki_chokshi@hotmail.com) if you would like to discuss volunteering for any of the above vacant positions.

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.

FALC Vice President Carrie Zeidman has published a book named "Ghosts ". For purchasing the book or for further inquiry regarding Book contact Carrie Zeidman- Carrie@CarrieZeidman.com

Book Description: Ghosts - Images of War uses uniquely designed images of the past and present combined to take you on a haunted ride through history. By expertly superimposing and digitally manipulating historical images of the past with photos of the present, Ghosts connects the spirit and people of history to the present day world. Almost as if you’ve traveled to the past, or the past has been transported to the present, the images evoke nostalgia, sadness, reflection, and hope. Battles and monuments included range from Valley Forge to the Beaches of Normandy. After visiting concentration camps in Poland in 2008, viewing monuments and ruins filled with tragedy and despair, author Carrie Zeidman came home with unrelenting visions of the people who once occupied these spaces and whose lives were cut short. Searching out authentic photos from the Holocaust and combining them with images from her personal travels, she realized she could mesh the old and the new, contrasting the heartbreaking past with a hopeful present to create these unique images.

About the Author: Carrie Zeidman is a digital artist and photographer whose passions are photography, art, travel, and history, all of which are found in Ghosts. She is a tenth generation Californian and a fourteenth generation American. Many years of researching her extensive family history, traveling to historic battle grounds, and creating her unique art all come together in her first book. Her paintings start with a mood, an emotion, or a memory of some kind. Using color and figure, she finds a way to transfer that mood, emotion, or memory onto the two-dimensional surface of the painting. When finished, a successful piece is able to evoke the original feeling in the viewer. Carrie has won several awards for her work, including being named Cupertino Distinguished Artist of the Year in 2012. Her work has been represented in galleries, and her painting Freedom Rises in the East is in the permanent collection of the Mauermuseum at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. She lives in Cupertino, California with her husband Bob, who is also an author of several books. She lives on a mountain top that affords her a different breathtaking view of the sunrise over the Santa Clara Valley every morning, providing endless artistic inspiration.

Transitions The art exhibit “Transitions” will be on display at Los Altos Hills Town Hall from March 18 to September 2016. The exhibit features the works of award winning local artist Karen Wong. The community is invited to attend the artist’s reception on Sunday, April 10, from 2:00 pm to 5pm at Town Hall. The reception will feature live music, refreshments and wine. - See more at: https://events.key2arts.com/content/transitions#sthash.TZHcOGgU.dpuf

WILDLIFE BEYOND BORDERS – From beauty to deeper understanding to open at ART ARK GALLERY, San Jose, California on JUNE 3, 2016. Wildlife Beyond Borders, a photographic exhibit by nine artists showing their passion for protecting the world's animals, will open with over 100 images on display at the Art Ark Gallery, 1035 S. 6th Street, San Jose, California, with a reception by the artists on June 23 (12 – 2PM).

The California Watercolor Artists “Watermarks” : exhibit will showcase 44 Signature member watercolor artists’ works. CWA Signature members are accomplished artists who have been accepted into three National shows. There will be an exceptional selection of various subjects and styles created by the artists available for purchase. The opening reception is at 123 Washington St., Fremont, CA, 94539 on Saturday, July 9th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit is open from July 1 – August 13th, 2016. Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, Noon – 5:00 pm

Shows to Enter

It is time to apply for the Distinguished or Emerging Artist award of the city of Cupertino. Winners will get public recognition, cash award and plaque in front of an august gathering and most likely from the Mayor or a City Council member :) Come all Come now. Why wait? Deadline: July 15th.

CPSA chapter DC210 San Francisco presents "Explorations in Colored Pencil V"! : Deadline for entry is Aug 19.

Entries need not be 100% colored pencil, but should be predominantly. 3D works welcome. Cash awards 1st: $100 2nd: $50 3rd: $25.

ENTRY FEE: CPSA DC210 members: $20 for 1-2 entries, $5 for each additional entry. Non-CPSA DC210 members: $30 for 1-2 entries, $10 for each additional entry. Entries must be hand-delivered to the Coastal Arts League Gallery in Half Moon Bay Aug. 27 between noon and 3:00, and picked up on Sept. 25 between noon and 3:00.

IMPORTANT DATES/TIMES: Friday, August 19 – Entry deadline Saturday, August 27, 12-3 PM – Drop-off art work at Coastal Arts League Gallery Sunday, August 28, 12 PM – Show opens Saturday, September 10, 2 PM – Demonstration at the Gallery: Denise Howard will present “Speeding Up Colored Pencil.” All are welcome. Saturday, September 10, 5-7 PM – Reception and award presentations Saturday, September 24 – Show ends Sunday, September 25, 12-3 PM – Pick up artwork from Coastal Arts League Gallery

Download prospectus/entry form from http://www.cpsa210.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016_Explorations-in-Colored-Pencil-V-prospectus.pdf CONTACT: CPSA DC210 president Denise Howard, denise.howard@comcast.net or (650) 787-9953.

Call for Artists - Art Banner Competition : The San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) organization, located in the City’s Inner Sunset neighborhood, is pleased to announce an Art Banner competition. We invite Bay Area artists to submit colorful, creative artwork for this juried competition. Through a generous Neighborhood Arts Collaborative (NAC) from SF Grants for the Arts, the banners will help provide an exciting opportunity for local artists to showcase their artwork and help promote the theme “Celebrating Art and Culture in the Inner Sunset.” Cash award: Artists whose work is selected will receive a $100 honorarium per image. The Banners will be seen by thousands of passers-by, while visually enhancing the Irving Street commercial corridor, serving as the gateway to Golden Gate Park.

For information and submission: http://sfwomenartists.org/wp/call-for-entries-art-banners/ Selected artworks will be reproduced on 3x6’ vertical banners installed on lampposts along Irving Street from 7th to 10th Avenue. Images of local attractions, flora & fauna, and bold abstracts are all welcome. Crisp designs that utilize the banner specs are desired.

"SACRED & PROFANE" 2016 Arc Gallery National Juried Exhibition DEADLINE: September 11th, 2016

Sacred: things that inspire awe and reverence. Profane: everything else that is mundane, common or vulgar. As an artist, where do you draw the line between sacred and profane? Arc Gallery is seeking works that pit the sacred against the profane. Works may incorporate both concepts or favor either one. Literal as well as symbolic interpretations welcome!

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. VENUE Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103 JUROR: Kim Larson, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. JUROR’S AWARD A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate and $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme. EXHIBITION DATES November 12, 2016 – December 10, 2016 SACRED & PROFANE OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, November 10th 7-9PM SACRED & PROFANE ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION Saturday, December 12th, 1-3PM GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and works that will be included only on the Arc On-line Gallery. CATALOG All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification. ELIGIBILITY Artists residing in the United States. ARTWORK MAXIMUM SIZE 2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet - including frame 3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16 inches x 16 inches or take up no more than 4 feet of gallery floor space. ARTWORK PRESENTATION Artworks must arrive 'ready to hang' and be presented professionally. Framed artwork must use black wood or natural wood frame. No color mats. No glass, plexi only.Entry Fees : $35 submission fee for up to 3 pieces. Entry form

Classes and Workshops

June Hibiscus Workshop Join Kathleen Alexander for a three day watercolor workshop on painting hibiscus flowers in luminous watercolor. The class will cover techniques such as underpainting and glazing to achieve depth and realism. The cost of the workshop is $300. If you have taken a hibiscus workshop from Kathleen in the past, be assured we will have a new project to work on! (This workshop is being held at the Socitey of Western Artists Fine Arts Center, but is not being sponsored by the Society).When: Friday June 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT -to- Sunday June 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM PDT. Where: Society of Western Artists Fine Art Center, 527 San Mateo Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 more details: http://www.kathleenalexanderwatercolors.com/classinfo.htm

Framing & Matting Workshop by Kathleen Alexander- If you've ever wanted to learn to mat and frame your own artwork, this workshop will cover all the basics. The workshop cost is $125. Here are some of the topics we will cover: --Measuring properly for framing --Cutting mats --Mounting artwork --Frame selection and assembly (including backing & wiring) --Where to purchase tools and materials --Archival materials vs. non-archival Students are to bring their own artwork to mat. One sheet of 32x40" mat board and one sheet of foamcore are included in the class fee; additional mat & foamcore will be available for purchase. (All off-white mat). There will be two mat cutters and two instructors available, and students will take turns cutting mats until 4pm if they would like to keep using the equipment after the instruction has ended. When: Monday June 6, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT. Where: SWA Gallery 527 San Mateo Avenue San Bruno, CA 94066. more details: http://www.kathleenalexanderwatercolors.com/classinfo.htm

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 10am - 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.

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 and Recommendations" 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 http://www.falc.org/gallery/submit_new_gallery_page.htm 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. Full payment plus a $100 refundable deposit are due when panels are picked up.

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 2016
President: Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Vice President:Carrie Zeidman
Program and Publicity: Shubha Prithviraj
Treasurer:Radha Velluri
Secretary: Keith Hull
Membership: Steve Clark
Refreshments: Open
Demo Coordinator: Todd Kruse
Online Gallery pages: Janki Chokshi
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Historian : Sid Veloria
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Nina Uppaluru
Online mail: Janki Chokshi

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