September 2019 Newsletter

Key Dates

September 9th, 2019: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.

September 16th, 2019: Next Steering Meeting on Monday at 7:00 online using Zoom.

Painting change is on Sept 9th.

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

Another Library show for the wall 2 (right side wall) hanging : Aug 3rd to Nov 2nd.

Fall Festival

September 14 Fall Family Festival 2019

FALC member show at the City of Cupertino - Senior Center

Show: Saturday September 14th from 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi /

Fall Fest 2019 Prospectus


General Meeting

September 9th, 2019

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

Monday, September 9th 2019 7:00 PM - 9 PM

Joshua James Ryan is an eccentric self-taught, award-winning Bay Area artist specializing in several forms of art including photorealism in oils, pencil, and airbrush, abstract and surrealist acrylic and mixed media, as well as music and singing. Currently he teaches photorealistic pencil drawing at various venues throughout the Bay Area.


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.

Gallery 9 Los Altos features Kathy Sharpe's paintings : Where: 143 Main St, Los Altos, CA, 94022 Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019 - 17:00

Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) Juried Exhibition: The Los Gatos Art Association presents its biennual 2019 Juried Art Exhibition for the Greater Bay Area (GBAO). The Exhibition runs through Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at NUMU, New Museum Los Gatos in the downtown civic center. Open daily 11 am - 5 pm, Wednesdays 1 - 5 pm, closed Tuesdays. 408 354-2646

Shows to Enter

LGAA Members' Fall Juried Show:

When: Monday, September 2, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Where: Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos, CA, 95032, Reception: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Members are invited to submit up to 6 pieces of 2 and 3-dimensional art for the Los Gatos Art Association Members' Fall Juried Show. The show runs from October 11 to December 9. There will be $900 awarded in prizes. Entries are submitted online at, where you can see the PROSPECTUS with all the details. Interested in joining the LGAA? Membership is open to artists of all levels, ages, and geographical location. You can easily and quickly join or renew your membership online at and begin submitting entries between now until the September 4th deadline. Organizer: Los Gatos Art Association - Cost: $35 first entry, $15 each additional entry up to 6 total

54th Annual Art Show :

Members and the general public are invited to submit 2 and 3-dimensional art for this juried art show. The show will be held at the Fremont Art Association gallery, 37697 Niles Boulevard, Fremont. All entries must be submitted on line. The show runs from September 24 to October 27.

For the entire prospectus and to enter, go to

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


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:

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.

2019 FALC Board

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

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