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Newsletter November 2016
Nov 14, 2016

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

Nov 17, 2016
  Next Steering Meeting on Thursday at 7:00 at Panera.

Painting change is on Dec 12th.


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 - November 14, 2016
November 14, 2016
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, Nov 14th 2016/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Laurel Bushman










Laurel's interest in murals began with a summer internship working on public murals while a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She moved to California in 2009 to begin her career. Laurel began as a realist, but now works in a wide range of styles and applications. Much of her work is created in partnership with interior designers and homeowners, as well as businesses. Recently, she has turned her attention back to public art, with several projects in Santa Cruz and Monterey scheduled for the fall of 2016. Laurel lives in Santa Cruz with her partner Geoff.

Our next shows
November : Library Show

FALC member show at the Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014

Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi / janki_chokshi@hotmail.com

Show: Nov 14th to Jan 28th, 2016

FALC Holiday Party and Paint-In.

Paint-In: Please join us for our most enjoyable yearly event! It has been a FALC tradition for several years to come together and paint Holiday posters which will be donated to the Pleasant View Convalescent home in Cupertino. If you are shy about painting with a group, please join us anyway. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk and get to know one another.

Please join us in celebrating the Holidays! Bring your watercolor or quick drying acrylic paint, brushes and palette. No oil paints. Paper will be provided. You could choose to paint a simple secular holiday picture of your choice. We have designs that you can pick from to paint. Theme required : 6 Posters on Christmas theme and rest on Spring or general Holiday theme.

Optional: Please bring a small wrapped gift (approx. $10) for the patients at the Convalescent Home who may not have relatives visiting them during the holidays. Please mark if it is for a male or female. No liquids, lotions or perishable goods please. Suggested gifts are gloves, scarves, socks etc.

Optional: Please bring a snack or food to share at the pot-luck.

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


Keith Hull


Steve Clark


Open - Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.

Demo Coordinator

Peggy Melovia

Panel Rental

Carrie Zeidman

Greeting Table

Nina Uppaluru

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.

A Testimony of Beauty

The art exhibit “A Testimony of Beauty “ will be on display at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall from September 16, 2016, to March 2017. The artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, September 24, from 2:00 pm to 5pm at Town Hall. The reception is free, and will feature live music, refreshments and wine. Where: 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022.

“Down To Earth”

is the theme behind the new Gallery House exhibition of paintings by Sandra Cochran and Kevyn Warnock. This show features Kevyn's view of the lands and waters of California's coast side while Sandra explores the people who inhabit the area. The exhibition will run from October 18th until November 12th, 2016. A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 320 S. California Ave, Palo Alto.

Gallery House is located at 320 S. California Ave, (through the Printer’s Cafe),Palo Alto. Gallery hours are: Sundays, 11a.m. - 3 p.m Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed Monday). (650) 326-1668, www.galleryhouse2.com.

Shows to Enter

ART on the Square Holiday Show Call for Artists Holiday Show : Saturday November 19, 2016 ART on the Square's 10th Anniversary Season continues on Saturday, November 19 with our first Holiday Show in the beautiful San Mateo County History Museum on Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. We have space on two floors under the museum's spectacular stained glass rotunda for you to sell your original work. Applications must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2016. Space is limited and there has been a lot of interest in this show. We'll do an "all at once" jurying in late September and send acceptance emails soon after. The San Mateo County History Museum will be free to the public on the day of our event thanks to our sponsors' generous support (along with a portion of the proceeds from artist fees). San Mateo County History Museum: www.historysmc.org Application, along with more information, can be downloaded here: http://www.historysmc.org/main.php?page=holidayart

Classes and Workshops

Ranjini Venkatachari will be starting her "Colored Pencil Possibilities" , an ongoing beginner/intermediate CP classes in the east bay from September 17th.The class will be on Saturday's from 1:30-3:30. It's going to be a small class (limited to 10) so that we can have a productive session learning techniques and working on our own pieces as well. The registration link is now set up on her website - http://vividpencils.com/shop-2 Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in joining the class. The last date for registration is Sept 15th. Feel free to email her if you have any questions about the class. See the attached flyer for more information.

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: Peggy Melovia
Online Gallery pages: Janki Chokshi
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Nina Uppaluru
Online mail: Janki Chokshi
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