May 2023 Newsletter

Key Dates

 May 8th, 2023: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 PM Hybrid Meeting.


2023 -2024 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 2023 till December 2024)

Upcoming News

PAST Artist of the month:



 Insta Artist of the month:


General Meeting

May 8th, 2023

FALC General Meeting, at 10185 N Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Quinlan Community Center Craft room and Zoom Meeting

Monday, May 8th 2023 7:00 PM - 9 PM



Todd is a mostly self-taught artist residing in Highland, California, southeast of Los Angeles. His portfolio consists of over 400 works in a wide variety of media and styles. Typical subjects include portraits, abstract, science fiction, and historical events, in oil paint on canvas. A common approach in Todd’s art is to recreate old black and white photos as paintings. The intent is to bring attention to the original photos and to the interesting stories of the subjects. The subject of this demo will be the techniques to achieve accuracy and also some ideas in creatively merging two related images. Todd’s work has appeared in a show at the Salmagundi Club in Greenwich, New York, auctioned in Belgium to support a VanGogh sculpture, contracted for jigsaw puzzles, and is on permanent display at the Vicksburg Civil War Museum. His paintings have also been the used as the cover of a book by the Catholic Health Association, and on the cover of the James Caird Society Journal. Todd has exhibited art in gallery shows including Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, New York, and the Netherlands. Website:

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.

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Shows to Enter

1)  California State Fine Arts Competition 2023 is now open for submission.


 3) Sanchez Art Center (SAC) seeks California artists (18 and older) for its 15th annual 50|50 Show, which takes place September 8 – October 1, 2023. Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6" x 6") over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a (10 word or less) theme for all 50 pieces. Creation of works by participating artists will begin Monday, June 26 and end Monday, Aug 14, 2023. ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Entries must be submitted online by 10:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time. JUROR: Serving as juror is Marianna Stark, M. Stark Gallery, Half Moon Bay


5)  de Yound Open prospectus is out!

6) UNIVERSITY ART CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ENTER OUR 15th Annual Open Art Competition & Exhibition & High School Emerging Artists Competition FOR ARTISTS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA The University Art “UArt Open” is an annual art competition and exhibition held to promote the arts and to showcase outstanding work in a variety of media from artists, and emerging high school artists, all over the Bay Area and Sacramento. Visit UArt Open 2023 for more information and links to sign up, or click the links below. UArt Open 2023 Prospectus Enter: 2023 UArt Open Competition Enter: 2023 Emerging Artist Competition This year's juror is: Steve Curl Watercolor Artist Over $5,000.00 in Cash and Merchandise Awards Available! The reception and awards ceremony will be held in the fall at our Redwood City store.

Classes and Workshops

workshop, "Vibrant Realism with Colored Pencils," will be an intimate chance to get more one-on-one time with Denise Howard and learn from a great artist. for more information and to sign up for this exciting workshop, please visit our eventbrite link:


SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 AT 2 PM – 6 PM Collagraph Intaglio Printmaking 1065 The Alameda,San Jose,95126,US 

2023  FALC Board

President: Janki Chokshi - - Website and Newsletter
Vice Presidents: Sriharsha Annadore ad Saikat Choudhury      
Treasurer: Divya Eby   
Secretary: Vishakha Shah   
Membership: Anandhi Pugazanthi
Publicity: Kalpana Adesara
Demo Coordinator: Janki Chokshi    
Online Gallery pages and web Master: Namratha Prithviraj
Artist of the Month Updates: Sriharsha Anadore
Panel rental: Janki Chokshi
Greeting Table: Anandhi Pugazanthi
Online mail and News letter updates: Janki Chokshi, Anandi Pugazanthi, Kalpana Adesar, Saikat Choudhury, Sriharsha Annadore  

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