February 2024 Newsletter

Key Dates

 Feb 12th, 2024: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 PM Hybrid Meeting.


2024 -2025 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 2024 till December 2025)

Upcoming News

PAST Artist of the month:

No AOM in Jan Month.

Facebook Artist of the month:

Since There are not much participation there is no AOM on FB this month. Members are requested to actively participate.  

General Meeting

Feb 12th, 2024

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

Monday, Feb 12th 2024 7:00 PM - 9 PM

Demo on Alcohol Ink

She studied at San Jose State and graduated with a BA in Graphic Design with a concentration in Illustration. A few years later, I was able to take some classes at the S. F. Academy of Art. But the illustration aspect never fully materialized. Her career concentrated in graphic design. She worked as a graphic designer for many years. In 2014 the call to draw and paint came back with a vengeance so she picked up fine arts where she had left off. Or so she thought. It was shocking to her to realize how much ability you lose after not drawing consistently. Diligent practice at rediscovering the basics like drawing, color, composition before attempting to paint. Reacquainting herself with media and materials she hadn't used in years. Watercolors provided yet another huge learning curve. She asked herself...did I really know how to do this before? While working on mastering watercolors again, she discovered Alcohol Inks. She was captivated by the vividness of the colors and the movement of the paints. They became an obsession, discovering different materials and techniques, all which ended up unlocking a looser style for her watercolors as well. She now goes back and forth between the two mediums which she feels fuels her growth and complements her painting style. She is a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, The Pacific Art League and, as a member, her work can be seen regularly at Gallery 9, a co-op gallery in Los Altos, CA. and on www.gallery9.com.

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.

FALC Red Rock Cafe show is up in the Red Rock cafe : Feb 1- March 31.   

 Sunnyvale Art Association Plein Air Painting Event on 11th Feb from 10a.m to 12p.m at Memorial Park, Cupertino

Shows to Enter

The 12th annual “Fresh Works” juried exhibition is an open call to emerging and established artists who reside or work in the greater Bay Area. All works included in the exhibition will have been created in the last year, and we invite artists to showcase their most recent innovations and practices. This mixed media group show will be accepting submissions until Friday, February 23, 2024, 11:59 p.m.



SVOS Show registration is currently going on. there are two locations in cupertino areas where falc artists are participating.   

Classes and Workshops

2024 FALC Board

Existing Board members has volunteered to serve for the year 2024 in the same positions.. Thank you  Board members for your time and support. 

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 Adesara, Saikat Choudhury, Sriharsha Annadore  

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