December 2021 Newsletter

Key Dates

December 17th, 2021: FALC General Meeting on Friday at 7:00 Zoom Meeting.

December 20th, 2021: Next Steering Meeting on Monday at 7:00 online using Zoom.


2021-2022 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 2021 till December 2022)

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2022 Board Positions

We are currently taking nominations for several Board positions for 2022.

Please consider becoming involved with the club and sharing your skills and experience with us. If there is anyone you would like to nominate (including yourself) for the positions listed below, please email us about it or let us know at the general meeting. Most members serve in a position for several years and then enjoy moving on to other duties. This is a club that functions on the volunteerism of its members so please consider getting involved.

President : Shubha Prithviraj has served the club as President for last few years and would like to step down and be involved with the club as VP. Duties of the President would be to write the agenda for the general meetings and the steering meetings once a month and to speak at the general meetings and to manage the events of the club.

Vice President and Demo Coordinator: Janki Chokshi has served in this position for last several years and would like to nominate herself for President's position. Duties will include finding a variety of demonstration artists, confirming dates and finding out about the visiting artist's requirements, sending reminders before the meeting, providing the demo artist's info for the newsletter, helping the demo artist set up before the meeting and making sure that they are paid.

Treasurer: Divya Eby who has served as Treasurer for last few years would like to nominate herself for the same position. the duties - keeping the board informed about the bank account, keeping accounts of sales and expenses and submitting a simple tax statement at the end of the year. The treaurer should ideally have some accounting experience and attend most steering meetings.

Secretary: Sriharsha Annadore is our current Secretary for the past year - (Nominated) This position would require you to attend the general meetings and submit the minutes of the meetings by email.

All Board Positions are open with nominations. Members can step up to apply for the board positions or vote and nominate the applicants.


General Meeting

December 17th, 2021

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

Friday, December 17th 2021 7:00 PM - 9 PM

Paint-In Pot-Luck

Please join us for our most enjoyable yearly event! It has been a FALC tradition for several years to come together and paint Holiday posters which will be donated to the Pleasant View Convalescent home in Cupertino. If you are shy about painting with a group, please join us anyway. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk and get to know one another.

Please join us in celebrating the Holidays! Get ready with your watercolor or quick drying acrylic paint, or color pencils and brushes and palette. No oil paints. You could choose to paint a simple secular holiday picture of your choice. Theme required : card or Posters on Christmas theme or on Spring or general Holiday theme.

Optional: Please bring a small wrapped gift (approx. $10) for the patients at the Convalescent Home who may not have relatives visiting them during the holidays. Please mark if it is for a male or female. No liquids, lotions or perishable goods please. Suggested gifts are gloves, scarves, socks, Blanket etc.

Optional: Pleaseget your snack or food to eat or drink along with the online paint in party..





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.

2021 Marked the 13th Annual UArt Open, and the 2nd UArt Open Virtual Exhibition: There were more than 300 submissions in the five categories: Oil, Acrylic, Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Mixed Media and Emerging Artists, and it was a real challenge for our juror to narrow the field to the best of the best. Those of you who attended the virtual presentation Friday afternoon, 10/22/2021, got to hear juror George Riveras explanation as to why each winning piece was selected. Location: UArt Redwood City 2550 El Camino Real Redwood City, CA 94061 Show time: Mon to Sat: 9:30 to 5:30 Sun: 12:00 to 5:00. Falc Winners : Belinda Lima (Past member), May Shei, Janki Chokshi, Denise Howard, Tiffany Wan.

Pacific Art Leagues 100th Anniversary Exhibition: November 5, 2021 to January 24, 2022. OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 5th Exhibition Preview: 12pm-5pm Opening Celebration: 5:30pm - 8pm Awards Announcements: 7pm Encourage the falc artist participants in the show.

Shows to Enter

Extraordinary Works All Media Open Theme Call Type: Exhibitions Eligibility: International State: California Entry Fee: $31.00 Entry Deadline: 1/2/2022 Deadline to Enter: January 2, 2022 Artist Notification: January 8, 2022 Art Deliver: January 19 to January 26, 2022 Opening Reception: Saturday February 3, 2022 3PM to 6PM Exhibition Runs: February 3 to February 26, 2022 Artist Commission: 60% Artist Awards: First place $250 Second Place $150 Third place $100 For this Call for Art, Mona Niko Gallery is holding an All Media Open Theme Exhibition. This exhibition is open to any type of media including small sculptures. This call for art is open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur. Multiple art mediums are encouraged and will be considered in this call for art. Acrylic, Airbrush, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Ceramics Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Photo Assemblage, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, Video and Watercolor. Apply via cafe website :


Classes and Workshops

2021 FALC Board

President: OPEN (Nomination : Janki Chokshi )
Vice President: OPEN (Nomination : Shubha Prithviraj) - Website and Newsletter
Treasurer: OPEN (Nomination : Divya Eby)
Secretary: OPEN (Nomination : Sriharsha Annadore)
Membership: Anandhi Pugazanthi
Publicity: Geeta Taneja, Sriharsha Annadore, Kalpana Adesara
Demo Coordinator: OPEN Janki Chokshi
Online Gallery pages and web Master: Namratha Prithviraj
Artist of the Month Updates: Namratha Prithviraj
Panel rental: Janki Chokshi
Greeting Table: Anandhi Pugazanthi
Online mail and News letter updates: Shubha Prithviraj, Anandi Pugazanthi, Kalpana Adesara.

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