September 2018 Newsletter

Key Dates

Sept 10th , 2018: FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.

Sept 13th, 2018: Next Steering Meeting on Monday Aug 16th at 7:00 at Panera.

Painting change is on Aug 13th - Oct 8th.

Members are requested to bring 3 paintings for Painting Change. Artwork needs to be framed and ready to hang. Members need to sign a waiver while submitting their painting for Painting change.

All members must sign a waiver form before they can exhibit their work at the Quinlan Center. Quinlan will not exhibit the work of any artist who has not signed a waiver. Waiver is good for one year of exhibiting at Quinlan.

Please remember to sign the members sign in sheet at all meetings. Also participate by voting for the Artist of the Month and any potential members that may be jurying in that month.

For framing guidelines refer to the Exhibiting Rules

2018-2019 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 2018 till December 2018)

Upcoming Shows

Fallfest Show

Show Coordinator: Janki Chokshi /

Show Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10AM-5PM

Location: Memorial Park, Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino

As a benefit to FALC members, paid up members can register for the show at a discount before entry is opened to other artists.

Registrations received by August 5: $40 (FALC members only)

Registrations received after August 5: $50 (Registration open to all artists)

Final Deadline for Registration: August 15, 2018

General Meeting

September 10th, 2018

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

Monday, Sept 10th 2018/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM

The freedom, spontaneity and speed – the “wet and loose”- of watercolor suits my temperament. My approach is “juicy” incorporating bright colors, broad strokes, and strong shapes to depict my feelings and impressions of the natural landscape, flowers and trees, buildings, foreign lands and exotic places.

Kay's recent, more experimental work utilizes an original technique of texturing oriental papers with watercolor pigments. These papers are torn, arranged and collaged to create interesting abstract images. Metallic foil, pastel and opaque media are also utilized to enhance the image.

Kay has been painting for over 45 years and has studied locally with Jane Hofstetter, Charlotte Britton, Jane Burnham and Marie MacDonnell Roberts. Always endeavoring to learn and grow, she has painted in workshops with nationally know artists such as Brommer, Nechis, Szabo, Betts, Simandle, Webb, Cheng Khee Chee and many others. An active member of the Allied Artists West, Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, Los Gatos Art Association, Saratoga Contemporary Artists, The National League of American Pen Women and a signature member of the Society of Western Artists, Kay shows regularly with these groups throughout the Bay Area. The City of Saratoga honored this local artist by presenting one of her paintings to Saratoga’s Sister City of Muko-shi in Japan. In 2005 the County of Santa Clara purchased a local vineyard painting to present to their Sister County of Florence, Italy.

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.

"Abstraction & Connection" Digital Art Exhibit : When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm Where: Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022 Reception: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Abstraction and Connection, an exhibit of digital art by Sterling Haidt will be on display at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall from September 2018 through March 2019. The artist reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Town Hall. The reception, free and open to the public, will feature refreshments, wine and live music.

Gallery 9 Sep Exhibition: Fruition: Harvesting Imagination by Peninsula WCA: When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11:00am - 5:00pm Where: 143 Main St, Los Altos, CA, 94022 Reception: Friday, September 7, 2018.

Gallery 9 is pleased to present its first guests’ group exhibit, “Fruition”, by the Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), a national organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of women artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.

Shows to Enter

Annual Art Show: When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm. Where: 37697 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA, 94536. The Fremont Art Association is hosting its 53 Annual Art Show. Members and the general public are invited to submit 2 and 3 dimensional works for this juried art show. All applications and submissions will be done on line. See the FAA website for details.

CWA 49th National Exhibition Call for Entries : When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:01am - 12:00pm. Where: P.O. Box 4631, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596. 49th National Exhibition California Watercolor Association Call for Entries $14,000 in Anticipated Award Entry Opens: June 1, 2018 Entry Deadline: September 1, 2018 Entry Juror: Iain Stewart Exhibition Dates: January 11 - February 16, 2019 Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

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.

2018 FALC Board

President: Carrie Zeidman
Vice President:Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Publicity: Shubha Prithviraj
Treasurer: Shubha Prithviraj
Secretary: Gwendlyn Domingo
Membership: Gwendlyn Domingo
Refreshments: Kalpana Adesara
Demo Coordinator:Janki Chokshi
Online Gallery pages: Janki Chokshi
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Kalpana Adesara and Gwendlyn Domingo
Online mail: Shubha Prithviraj