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Newsletter January 2018
Jan 8th, 2018

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

Jan 15th, 2018
  Next Steering Meeting on Monday Jan 18th at 7:00 at Panera.

Painting change is on February 12th- April 9th.

We have introduced theme based Painting Change.

February Theme : Love.

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 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

(Half year membership is only for those who will be jurying in after June 2018 till Dec 2018)

Membership fees are due for the year 2018. Members are requested to pay their dues for the next year in Jan. Board will be reviewing the membership list and non renewed members will not receive membership benefits.

Membership Form

By-Laws and Minutes of Last Steering Meeting
General Meeting
January 8th, 2018
FALC General Meeting, Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, Jan 8th 2018/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Bobbi Baldwin

Bobbi Baldwin is a versatile painter who works in all mediums but mostly in oil, soft pastel, charcoal, and bronze. Her plein air paintings are both figurative and expressive, while her portrait and still life work are completely lifelike in a romantic realism. There is an ability to capture the true nature of her subjects.

Drawing upon her 35 years of experience in commission portraits as well as 32 years of teaching, Bobbi is capable of teaching the techniques of art in ways that will reach your need to understand on a deeper level. Her strengths are in her masterful knowledge of drawing, technique, color theory, & composition. Her lecture on facial features is so well founded that she has taught plastic surgeons to draw the human face with this lecture. She has been making her living as a professional artist since 1982.

Upcoming Shows
February 2017 : "Love"
FALC member show at the Red Rock Cafe, 201 Castro Street, Mountain View,CA - 94041. (2nd Floor)
Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi / janki_chokshi@hotmail.com

Show: February 10 - March 30 during Café business hours


Receiving:Saturday February 10th, 10:00am - 11:00am
Size: no more then 24" on any side. (total of 30 paintings will be accepted- one per artist)
Silicon Valley Open Studios (Cupertino) on May 19th - 20th.
Deadline - Group show registration - December 31st, 2017.
for more information visit www.svos.org
2017 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 2018. 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 its 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 -


Carrie Zeidman

Vice President

Janki Chokshi


Shubha Prithviraj


Carrie Zeidman


Gwedlyn Domingo


Steve Clark


Open - Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.

Demo Coordinator

Janki Chokshi

Panel Rental

Carrie Zeidman

Greeting Table


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.

Los Gatos Art Association Fall Juried Show : On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 8:00am - 6:00pm on 14855 Oka Rd., Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, Los Gatos, CA, 95032. Reception: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm.

Gallery 9 Goes SALON for the Holidays : The December show at Gallery 9 in Los Altos will highlight work from all members in this exhibit featuring unique and affordable fine art paintings, jewelry, photography, metal work, wood work, mixed media, sculptures and ceramics. The show will be presented Salon style to include more and varied work from each artist. Show is from November 28 - December 23, 2017. Reception • Friday, December 1st, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 143 Main St, Los Altos, CA, 94022.

Holiday Treasures Show at the Gallery House : “Holiday Treasures,” an exhibit by 40 local artists, will be held at Gallery House, November 14 to December 24 (320 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 650-326-1668). An artists’ reception will take place on Friday, November 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public is invited to the reception for refreshments as well as to shop with the added incentive of a 20% discount on all purchases all day. Wine for the occasion will be provided by Mood’s Wine Bar, located in the same premises. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Wednesday 10a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note the special holiday hours: closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23), open Thanksgiving weekend (Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Location : 320 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94306. The gallery telephone is (650-326-1668) and the Gallery House website is www.galleryhouse2.com.

Shows to Enter

Pacific Art League CALL FOR ARTISTS January 5th - 25th Members Exhibition Submissions deadline: December 18th, 2017 Pacific Art League kicks off 2018 exhibiting our favorite artists; PAL members! This exhibit will display the work of our talented Artist Members and is open to all mediums and subjects. Whether you are a seasoned artist or just a beginner we want to showcase your work. Whatever you are inspired to paint, sculpt, draw, carve, photograph or create, we want to see it in the PAL gallery. The first 100 works entered will be accepted into the exhibit. Don’t be shy, show us what you’ve got!

ELIGIBILITY Open to all Media. Limits on video and installation. Please contact the gallery manager with questions. Must be an Artist Member EXHIBITION DATES January 5th-25th, 2018 OPENING RECEPTION First Friday, January 5th, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm SUBMISSION DEADLINE Monday, December 18th, 2017 AWARDS 1st: $250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions JUDGE Pal Panel, One Instructor, One Board Member, and One Staff Member HAND DELIEVER WORK Tuesday & Wednesday January 2nd and 3rd, 10am-4pm. All work must be hand delivered to PAL. No Shipped work accepted. PICK UP WORK Friday & Saturday, January 26th and 27th, 10am-4pm ONLY SUBMISSION PROCESS Submit your artwork electronically at https://pacificartleague.submittable.com/submit ENTRY FEE Members: $40 for first entry, and $10 for each additional entry. SELECTION NOTIFICATION DATE Thursday, December 21st, 2017 by email. Award winners are announced at the Friday, January 5th opening reception. EXHIBITION GUIDELINES · All work much be original and not previously exhibited at Pacific Art League. · All 2D work must be ready to hang on a wire. · All 2D work must be framed or on gallery -wrapped canvas with finished edges. · Size of work is limited to 40” wide by 50” tall, including frame. (contact below for inquiry) · All work must be labeled on the front with title and artist’s name. Please contact the gallery manager if you have questions on pricing artwork. for more info. https://pacificartleague.submittable.com/submit/99940/members-exhibition-2018

Classes and Workshops

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 2017
President: Carrie Zeidman
Vice President:Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Publicity: Shubha Prithviraj
Treasurer: Carrie Zeidman
Secretary: Gwedlyn Domingo
Membership: Steve Clark
Refreshments: Open
Demo Coordinator:Janki Chokshi
Online Gallery pages: Janki Chokshi
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Gwedlyn Domingo
Online mail: Shubha Prithviraj
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