February 2019 Newsletter

Key Dates

Feb 11th, 2019: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.

Feb 18th, 2019: Next Steering Meeting on Monday Feb 18th at 7:00 at Panera.

Painting change is on Feb 11th - April 8th.

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

2019-2020 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 2019 till December 2019)

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 / janki_chokshi@hotmail.com

Show: February 1 - February 28 during Cafe business hours


(total of 30 paintings will be accepted- one per artist)

Take down : Feb 28th (Thur) from 11:00am - 12:00pm


General Meeting

February 11th, 2019

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

Monday, Feb 11th 2019/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM

Shone Chacko is a Scratchboard artist who lives in San Jose, California. About six years ago he tried a new (to him) medium scratchboards and has been hooked on to it ever since. He is a realistic and detail oriented artist and his favorite subjects are wild cats and wolves. He colors his scratchboards with inks and experiments with different scratching tools. His tools include surgical scalpel, hobby knifes, fiber glass brush, air brush, sandpaper, steel wool, tattoo needles and any other abrasive tools that he finds suitable. He participates in the art exhibitions organized by the International Scratchboard Society as well as many regional and national shows others across the country. In the year 2016 he made a resolution to draw something new every day and made 366 new art pieces that year. His artwork can be seen here http://shonechacko.deviantart.com/gallery/


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.

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.

�Bay Watch", by Veronica Gross Viewpoints Gallery, March 2019 February 26 - March 30th, 2019 Artist�s reception: Friday, March 1st, 5-8pm Reception is free and open to the public Viewpoints Gallery features an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Veronica Gross. Her �Bay Watch� collection is inspired by the water and landscapes of the San Francisco Bay area.

Small Works by Viewpoints Gallery Artists: When: Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm Where: 315 State Street, Los Altos, CA, 94022 featuring new, original, small-scale artwork by 15 artists, in a large variety of mediums: oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pastels, ceramics and jewelry.

BLACK AND WHITE : When: Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm Where: 37697 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA, 94536 The Fremont Art Association is hosting a Black & White show with art in a variety of mediums. FAA was asked to join the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and have a show that complements Essanay's special show, "Moving Silently" which features silent video art shorts from around the world. During the years when movies were silent, they were also only black and white. The gallery walls are covered with intriguing acrylic work by Carrie May and lovely watercolors by Carol Ramos and these are only two of the many artists exhibiting in the gallery


Shows to Enter

MARCH 2019 PAL Members Exhibition: Pacific Art League : This exhibit will display the work of our talented 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, here is your chance to exhibit in PAL's beautiful gallery in downtown Palo Alto.

EXHIBITION DATES: March 1 - 28, 2019 ELIGIBILITY: Open to all current Pacific Art League Members. Not a member? Join today! ENTRY FEE - Members: $40 for 1st entry, and $10 for each additional entry SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 8, 2019 SELECTION NOTIFICATION DATE: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (by email) OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:30pm-8:00pm Winners announced at reception. AWARDS - 1st: $150 - 2nd: $75 - 3rd: $50 - (3 Honorable Mentions) COMMISSION 60% for Members SELECTION PROCESS 100 PAL member artists will be accepted. Artists can submit up to 3 pieces for the PAL judging committee to select from. ART INTAKE: Accepted works must be hand delivered to PAL on Friday, February 22nd (10am-4pm) or Saturday, or February 23rd (10am-2pm) ART PICK UP: Exhibited works must be picked up at PAL at the end of the exhibit on Friday, March 29th (10am-4pm) or Saturday, March 30th (10am-2pm) ONLY


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: http://www.cpsa210.org/classesworkshops/

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 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.

2019 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

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