July 2019 Newsletter

Key Dates

July 8th, 2019: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.

June 15th, 2019: Next Steering Meeting on Monday at 7:00 online using Zoom.

Painting change is on Aug 12th.

Members are requested to bring upto 3 paintings for the painting change.

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

Library show take down : August 3rd.

Fall Festival

When: Date : September 14th 2019

Details will be updated soon

General Meeting

July 8th, 2019

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

Monday, July 8th 2019 7:00 PM - 9 PM

Framing Your Art Demonstration

Whether he is painting a landscape, a still life, a portrait, a paper- batik, or a wildlife piece, the love for what Jeff Bramschreiber is painting is clearly evident. While he specializes in pastel painting, he has command of several other mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, most other dry media, and silverpoint! Whatever the medium, Jeff communicates with rich mixtures of believable colors and thorough knowledge of his subject to create a realistic third dimension and an emotional atmosphere in his artwork. You are not an idle spectator when you look at his work, you are there seeing and feeling the things the artist felt. As George Rivera, former Executive Director of the Triton Museum of Art puts it, When you look at Jeffs art you are drawn in from across the room, and when you arrive you see that there is more to discover, more going on than what the subject matter betrays. Mr. Bramschreiber has been painting for more than forty years, has won numerous awards for his work, and his paintings hang in several private collections throughout the United States. Jeff has also donated his work and his time to various private organizations, arts organizations, schools, museums and galleries, in support of their educational programs and fundraisers; he is deeply involved in his local art community. He currently is Board President for the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, Resident Artist/Exhibitor at Kaleid Gallery in Downtown San Jose and Art Instructor at The Villages in San Jose. In June 2007, Jeff received the prestigious Jean Bock Spirit of Art Award from the Alliance of Visual Artists, for his work in bringing art to the lives of Silicon Valley residents and in helping artists to achieve their potential; then in 2013 he received a United States Congressional Commendation Award from Congressman Mike Honda for Jeffs services to the Annual Congressional Art Contest. Jeff currently lives in San Jose with his wife Stephanie and can be reached at (408) 629-7883 or via e-mail jeffrey@bramschreiberstudios.com. Check out Jeffs work on his website www.bramschreiberstudios.smugmug.com ( you can also see Jeffs work in person at Kaleid Gallery #88 Fourth Street , San Jose CA. 95112 or follow him both Facebook and Instagram

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.

Recollections : is a new show featuring two painters with very unique styles, Charlotte Coqui and Radha Rao, at Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA from April 2nd through the 27th, 2019. A reception for the artists will take place on Saturday, April 5th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free to the public.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-3pm. 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, Ca (650-326-1668)

Gallery 9 May Exhibit Photographer Bill Scull Reflections: Reality Abstracted : When: Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm Where: 143 Main St, Los Altos, CA, 94022 Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019

PLUS ONE Art Exhibition : PLUS ONE EXHIBITION DEBUTS AT THE MAIN GALLERY in downtown Redwood City, CA. This invitational exhibition highlights local artists invited by Gallery members to present their work at the Gallery. This annual event opens May 8, 2019 and closes June 16, 2019. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 9am-3pm. You will discover art that delights and intrigues with over 30 artists presenting their 2D and 3D work in acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, photography, metal, wood, ceramic, and glass, as well as jewelry. The Main Gallery, an artists cooperative, is dedicated to enriching the artistic experience of the community and celebrating the work of local artists. The Gallery is located at 1018 Main Street at the corner of Main and Middlefield in Redwood City in the historic John Offerman House. For more information, please visit www.themaingallery.org or call (650) 701-1018.

The Range of Light Oil paintings by Julia Munger Seelos : "The Range of Light" by Julia Munger Seelos. Exhibit runs June 1-30, 2019. Artist�s reception: June 7, 5-8pm. Artist Demo:Sunday, June 16, 1- 3pm. Reception and demo are free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State Street, Los Altos. 650-941-5789 www.viewpointsgallery.com


Shows to Enter

Gallery 9 is accepting applications for new members:

Are you ready to show your work in a local gallery?

Gallery 9 is accepting applications for new members: New members to Gallery 9 are juried in as space becomes available. The selection is done by a two-thirds vote of the current members present at our regular monthly meeting. A prospective member must submit at least five works of display-ready art. If you wish to be juried in more than one medium, five works in each medium should be submitted. To be considered for jurying, please fill out the attached form and return it to SueJ McCall. You will be contacted to submit your works for consideration as openings become available. Download form: Gallery9 Application Download information: Gallery9 Prospective Members http://www.gallery9losaltos.com/gallery.html


CALL FOR SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTISTS Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, seeks socially engaged artists to create site-specific community engaged public art reflecting on sea level rise, to support the community to civilly engage in authentic conversations, and work collaboratively to meet the requirements for municipalities to develop adaptation strategies. Understanding that we need to adapt to the impacts of climate change, we also recognize the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change and resulting impacts like sea level rise. From manufacturing to disposal, the more stuff we buy and throw away, the more energy is used. (More than 40% of our climate impact comes from how we make, haul, use and throw away stuff, including food. These are called consumption emissions.) Physical resources used in this project must therefore support a waste reduction approach that incorporates repurposed materials and recycled content. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11pm For more details 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA, 94044.


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:Shubha Prithviraj
Vice President: Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Publicity: Geeta Taneja
Treasurer: Divya Eby
Secretary: Gwendlyn Domingo
Membership: Anandhi Pugazanthi
Refreshments: Kalpana Adesara
Demo Coordinator:Janki Chokshi
Online Gallery pages: Namratha Prithviraj
Artist of the Month Updates: Shubha Prithviraj
Panel rental: Janki Chokshi
Greeting Table: Anandi Pugazanthi and Gwendlyn Domingo
Online mail: Shubha Prithviraj

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