December 2018 Newsletter

Key Dates

Dec 10th, 2018: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.

Dec 17th, 2018: Next Steering Meeting on Monday Dec 17th at 7:00 at Panera.

Painting change is on Dec 10th - Feb 11th.

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.

All members must sign a waiver form before they can exhibit their work at the Quinlan Center. Quinlan will not exhibit the work of any artist who has not signed a waiver. Waiver is good for one year of exhibiting at Quinlan.

Please remember to sign the members sign in sheet at all meetings. Also participate by voting for the Artist of the Month and any potential members that may be jurying in that month.

For framing guidelines refer to the Exhibiting Rules

2018-2019 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 $45.00 per year, January through December.

$45 - full year membership

$25 - half year membership (Jurying after June 2018 till December 2018)

Upcoming Shows

February 2019 : Theme - Love

FALC member show at the Red Rock Cafe, 201 Castro Street, Mountain View,CA - 94041. (2nd Floor)

Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi /

Show: February 1 - March 30 during Cafe business hours

Receiving: Friday February 1st Timing will be announced later.

Takedown:Thursday February 28th Timing will be announced later.

Size: no more then 24" on any side. (total of 30 paintings will be accepted- one per artist)

Registration Form will be open shortly.


General Meeting

December 10th, 2018

FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino

Monday, Dec 10th 2018/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM

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 holiday picture of your choice.

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.


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 along with a picture of the display if you have one.

California Watercolor Association CWA Presents - Explore Color. Discover Color Show: From August 5, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Reception August 18, 2pm to 4pm 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901. Science Building Science Bldg hours: Monday to Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 9am-2pm CWA has been invited by Sandi Chin to have a show at Dominican University in San Rafael. Sandi is Dominican's Director of University Community Exhibitions and Adjunct Professor of Art History. The show will be in a building that houses the Science Department at Dominican University. The exhibit will be displayed in glass cases that line the hallways of the building's main floor. The paintings will be protected behind the (locked) glass doors of the vitrines and so, they will not need to be framed. The space in these glass cases is such that this show will be for quarter sheet paintings only. Each painting submitted must be 11"x15" and should be matted only. As this show will be in a Science Building, we will use one of the glass cases for an exhibit about the discovery of colors. Especially during the Industrial Revolution, many new elements were added to the Periodic Table. These scientific discoveries led to an equally large increase in the number of dyes, paints and artists colors. By having an exhibit about the science of color, hopefully the science students will gain a better appreciation and awareness of the paintings and colors that will grace their hallways.

"Abstraction & Connection" Digital Art Exhibit : When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm Where: Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022 Reception: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Abstraction and Connection, an exhibit of digital art by Sterling Haidt will be on display at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall from September 2018 through March 2019. The artist reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Town Hall. The reception, free and open to the public, will feature refreshments, wine and live music.

Gallery 9 Sep Exhibition: Fruition: Harvesting Imagination by Peninsula WCA: When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11:00am - 5:00pm Where: 143 Main St, Los Altos, CA, 94022 Reception: Friday, September 7, 2018.

Gallery 9 is pleased to present its first guests’ group exhibit, “Fruition”, by the Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), a national organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of women artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.

Shows to Enter

Annual Art Show: When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm. Where: 37697 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA, 94536. The Fremont Art Association is hosting its 53 Annual Art Show. Members and the general public are invited to submit 2 and 3 dimensional works for this juried art show. All applications and submissions will be done on line. See the FAA website for details.

CWA 49th National Exhibition Call for Entries : When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:01am - 12:00pm. Where: P.O. Box 4631, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596. 49th National Exhibition California Watercolor Association Call for Entries $14,000 in Anticipated Award Entry Opens: June 1, 2018 Entry Deadline: September 1, 2018 Entry Juror: Iain Stewart Exhibition Dates: January 11 - February 16, 2019 Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

Classes and Workshops

Textures Galore with Colored Pencil by Denise Howard, CPSA, CPX, UKCPS, MPAS Two-day Workshop Saturday and Sunday April 14-15, 2018 9am – 4pm. Learn how to create a variety of believable textures with colored pencils, from the roughness of tree bark, to the sheen of metal, to the wispiness of a spider web, and many more! Denise is the author of the new book 101 Textures in Colored Pencil, full of practical stepby-step drawing techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces and textures. She will share lessons from the book, including her knowledge of tools and color selection, selection, to help you conquer conquer textures that may have baffled you before. Space is limited to 20 students. Sign up by March 25, 2018 to reserve your spot!

Registration Form:

Location: James B. Murray Community Room, Milpitas Police Building, 1275 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 Cost: CPSA Members $120 Non-members $150

Daniela Friedmann mixed media workshop on textured surfaces at the Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult Education School, on Saturday, April 7, 9 am - 2 pm. Address: 591 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087, (Room 14). Phone: 408-522-2700 Workshop: Experimental Painting on Creative Surfaces

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 Contact Zoya at

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 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

Member of FALC Kathy Qi has started a website for artists for selling and promoting their work. website: is a FREE community service for artists to exhibit and sell their own original, prints, and cards of artwork with very low commission rate.

2018 FALC Board

President: Carrie Zeidman
Vice President:Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Publicity: Shubha Prithviraj
Treasurer: Shubha Prithviraj
Secretary: Gwendlyn Domingo
Membership: Gwendlyn Domingo
Refreshments: Kalpana Adesara
Demo Coordinator:Janki Chokshi
Online Gallery pages: Janki Chokshi
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Kalpana Adesara and Gwendlyn Domingo
Online mail: Shubha Prithviraj