change is on December 11th- February 12th.
are introducing theme based Painting Change from December.
theme : Winter.
Theme : Love.
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
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
(Half year membership
is only for those who will be jurying in after June 2017)
are due for the year 2017.
and Minutes of Last Steering Meeting
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, Nov 13th
2017/ 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.
: FALC Holiday Party and Paint-In.
2015 December Potluck images.
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! Bring your watercolor or quick drying acrylic
paint, brushes and palette. No oil paints. Paper will be provided.
You could choose to paint a simple secular holiday picture of
your choice. We have designs that you can pick from to paint.
Theme required : 6 Posters on Christmas theme and rest 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,
Optional: Please bring
a snack or food to share at the pot-luck.
2017 : "Love"
member show at the Red Rock Cafe, 201 Castro Street, Mountain
View,CA - 94041. (2nd Floor)
Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi
Show: February 1
- March 30 during Café business hours
February 1st Timing will be announced later.
Size: no more then
24" on any side. (total of 30 paintings will be accepted-
one per artist)
Registration Form will
be open shortly.
Valley Open Studios (Cupertino) on May 19th - 20th.
Deadline - Group show registration - December
more information visit www.svos.org
Nominations and Elections
With the beginning of the new year all FALC board positions
are open for new nominations. We would like to ask that each
FALC member give some thought to how they can be more involved
with our club for 2018. You can nominate yourself or any other
FALC member for any position listed below. All nominations will
be voted on at the January Meeting. The club has many talented
members with many skills that are urgently needed to run the
group. A club is only as good as its members and if everyone
takes turns at running the group we can achieve great results.
Please ask yourself what you can do to contribute. We
will do everything we can to make your involvement a positive
experience and you will have plenty of guidance to help you
get started. You may consider sharing a job with a friend. We
invite nominations for any of the following vacant positions
- cash and check collection and
deposits in meetings and shows.
Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.
Melovia - going to be open from
We also need a volunteer with a van
or bigger vehical to transport FALC panels from Carrie Zeidman's
place to every event or show.
Please contact Janki Chokshi(email@example.com) if
you would like to discuss volunteering for any of the above
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
along with a picture of the display if you have one.
FALC Vice President Carrie Zeidman has published
a book named "Ghosts ". For purchasing the book
or for further inquiry regarding Book contact Carrie Zeidman-
Book Description: Ghosts - Images
of War uses uniquely designed images of the past and present
combined to take you on a haunted ride through history. By
expertly superimposing and digitally manipulating historical
images of the past with photos of the present, Ghosts connects
the spirit and people of history to the present day world.
Almost as if you’ve traveled to the past, or the past has
been transported to the present, the images evoke nostalgia,
sadness, reflection, and hope. Battles and monuments included
range from Valley Forge to the Beaches of Normandy. After
visiting concentration camps in Poland in 2008, viewing monuments
and ruins filled with tragedy and despair, author Carrie Zeidman
came home with unrelenting visions of the people who once
occupied these spaces and whose lives were cut short. Searching
out authentic photos from the Holocaust and combining them
with images from her personal travels, she realized she could
mesh the old and the new, contrasting the heartbreaking past
with a hopeful present to create these unique images.
About the Author: Carrie Zeidman
is a digital artist and photographer whose passions are photography,
art, travel, and history, all of which are found in Ghosts.
She is a tenth generation Californian and a fourteenth generation
American. Many years of researching her extensive family history,
traveling to historic battle grounds, and creating her unique
art all come together in her first book. Her paintings start
with a mood, an emotion, or a memory of some kind. Using color
and figure, she finds a way to transfer that mood, emotion,
or memory onto the two-dimensional surface of the painting.
When finished, a successful piece is able to evoke the original
feeling in the viewer. Carrie has won several awards for her
work, including being named Cupertino Distinguished Artist
of the Year in 2012. Her work has been represented in galleries,
and her painting Freedom Rises in the East is in the permanent
collection of the Mauermuseum at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin,
Germany. She lives in Cupertino, California with her husband
Bob, who is also an author of several books. She lives on
a mountain top that affords her a different breathtaking view
of the sunrise over the Santa Clara Valley every morning,
providing endless artistic inspiration.
En Plein-Air: A Retrospective of Watercolors
by Carol Mead May 29 - June 30, 2017 Meet the artist at
the gallery Friday, June 2, 5-8PM at Viewpoints Gallery Carol
Mead and Viewpoints Gallery presents En Plein-Air: A Retrospective
of Watercolors by Carol Mead featuring plein-air watercolor
pieces from key moments in Carol’s artistic career. This exhibition
features Carol’s new plein-air works of the California coast
and surrounding landscapes as well as a retrospective of her
earlier work from her travels in France and a nostalgic look
at the Mendocino coast in the 1970’s. This collection highlights
the evolution of Carol’s exceptional style and her mastery
of traditional plein-aire techniques, as well as the ever
changing and always beautiful California coast. To see more
of the work of Carol Mead visit www.viewpointsgallery.com.
Exhibit runs May 29-June 30, 2017. Meatet the artist the gallery
Friday, June 2, 5-8PM. Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-5PM, Sun
11AM-3PM. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State Street, Los Altos,
94022. 650-941-5789. for more details : www.viewpointsgallery.com
CWA presents “Go Figure” an art show
: which will showcase numerous member artists’ works. Many
are accomplished artists who have been accepted into regional
and national shows. There will be an exceptional selection
of various subjects and styles created by the artists available
for purchase. Where: Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, 12501 Alcosta
Blvd., San Ramon, CA, 94583. Please join us for our reception
on Saturday, June 10th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Light refreshments
will be served. The show is open from June 1st through the
29th, 2017. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
In Plein-Aire: A Retrospective of Watercolors
by Carol Mead : at Viewpoints Gallery. Exhibit runs May
29-June 24, 2017. Meet the artist at the gallery Friday, June
2, 5-8PM. Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-5PM, Sun 11AM-3PM. Viewpoints
Gallery, 315 State Street, Los Altos, 94022. 650-941-5789.
Canvas and Clay : Gallery House will
be presenting new work by Celma Kirkwood and Joyce Savre in
their show called "Canvas and Clay" from May 30th -June 24.
Reception will be Saturday, June 10 5-8pm at Gallery House,
located at 320 S. California Avenue in Palo Alto.
Reflections on Water: An exhibition
of paintings by Katherine K. Allen will be on display at the
Los Altos Hills Town Hall from March 15 through September
2017. An artist reception, open to the public and free, will
be held on Sunday, March 19, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Town
Hall. Refreshments and wine will be served.
Abstraction-April 2017- Pacific Art League
: ELIGIBILITY: Open to all media. Limits on video and installation-contact
below EXHIBITION DATES : April 7th-27th, 2017 OPENING
RECEPTION: First Friday, April 7th, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 AWARDS: 1st:
$250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions JUDGE:
Chris Winfield, Gallery owner of Winfield Gallery in Carmel,
Landscape, Seascape, and Cityscape
- Pacific Art League : In the month of October, the Pacific
Art League gallery will be displaying a variety of artists who
showcase a high sensibility of how to connect with their surroundings.
Whether the content depicts urban, sea, or landscape, show us
how you see the world. The gallery invites submissions that
demonstrate developing and mature stylistic approaches to the
perennial question of visual fidelity. ELIGIBILITY Open
to all media. Limits on video and installation-contact below
EXHIBITION DATES : October 6-26th, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION
: First Friday, October 6th, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM SUBMISSION
DEADLINE : Thursday, September 7th, 2017 AWARDS :
1st: $250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions JUDGE
Lynne Todaro Bay Area Artist HAND DELIVER ACCEPTED WORK :
Friday & Saturday, September 29th and 30th, 10AM - 4PM. All
work must be hand-delivered to PAL. No shipped work will be
accepted. PICK UP WORK : Friday & Saturday, October 27th-28th,
10AM - 4PM. SUBMISSION PROCESS : Submit your artwork
electronically at https://pacificartleague.submittable.com/submit
ENTRY FEE : Members: $40 for first entry, $10 for each
additional entry. Non-members: $50 for first entry, $10 for
each additional entry. SELECTION NOTIFICATION : Thursday,
September 14th, 2017 by email. Award winners are announced at
the Friday, October 6th opening reception. EXHIBITION GUIDELINES
: All work must be original and not previously exhibited at
Pacific Art League. All 2D work must be ready to hang on a wire.
All 2D work must be framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas with
finished edges. Size of work limited to 40” wide by 50” tall,
including frame. (contact below for inquiry). All work must
be for sale. Members receive 70% of sale price. Non-members
receive 60% of sale price. · All work must be labeled on the
front and back with title and artist’s name.
HAND DELIVER ACCEPTED WORK Friday
& Saturday, March 31st-April 1st, 10AM - 4PM. All work must
be hand-delivered to PAL. No shipped work will be accepted.
PICK UP WORK Friday & Saturday, April 28th-29th, 10AM
- 4PM. SUBMISSION PROCESS Submit your artwork electronically
at https://pacificartleague.submittable.com/submit ENTRY
FEe: Members: $40 for first entry, $10 for each additional
entry. Non-members: $50 for first entry, $10 for each additional
entry. SELECTION NOTIFICATION: Thursday, March 16th,
2017 by email. Award winners are announced at the Friday, October
7th opening reception. EXHIBITION GUIDELINES · All work
must be original and not previously exhibited at Pacific Art
League. · All 2D work must be ready to hang on a wire · All
2D work must be framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas with finished
edges. · Size of work limited to 30” wide by 40” tall, including
frame. (contact below for inquiry) · All work must be for sale.
Members receive 70% of sale price. Non-members receive 60% of
sale price. · All work must be labeled on the front and back
with title and artist’s name.
If there are any questions or concerns please
The City of Campbell “Art Outside the Box”:
is a public art beautification program designed to transform
common traffic control utility boxes in Campbell, into distinctive
works of art, creating a more vibrant, attractive cityscape.
The program also celebrates local artists and their artwork,
acts as a deterrent to graffiti, and involves Campbell residents
in contributing to the beautification of the city. CALL TO
ARTISTS The City and Civic Improvement Commission are seeking
local artists to showcase their work by painting up to eight
(8) utility boxes located throughout Campbell. Painting will
take place between May and July 2017, after completion of a
competitive selection process. Artists 18 and older, and are
residents of Santa Clara County are welcome to apply. Honoraria
are paid for the work. Application Deadline: Friday,
March 3, 2017, at 5:00PM Details on how to apply are at:
Details include Artist Application, Artist Guidelines & Requirements,
and Location of Boxes. Completed boxes from 2015 and 2016 may
be found at the following links: 2015: http://www.cityofcampbell.com/DocumentCenter/View/4368
60th Annual Saratoga Fine Art Show : The
Saratoga Rotary Art Show is the premier fine art and contemporary
craft show held in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The Saratoga
Rotary Club will celebrate the 60th anniversary by returning
the artist location to the grass area. After two years of renovation,
West Valley College has reopened the grass plaza for artist
spaces. This is a great opportunity to join over 150 fine artists
in one of the largest juried art shows in the Southbay and showcase
your work to the Saratoga, Los Gatos, Mountain View,and Cupertino
communities. Show : Saturday and Sunday May 6th & 7th
10 AM to 5 PM Space Fee: $325 plus10% commission on sales
over $1000. $365 after March 1, 2017 Fee includes continental
breakfast and lunch both days. FOR MORE DETAILS & HOW TO
APPLY Go to
www.festivalproductions2.com Application deadline:
January 9, 2017.
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
Contact Zoya at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
of FALC Kathy Qi has started a website for artists for selling
and promoting their work. website: http://www.key2arts.com/
Key2ARTS.com is a FREE community service for artists to exhibit
and sell their own original, prints, and cards of artwork with
very low commission rate. Membership is free and it's open to
any art club juried-in artist, and people who appreciate art.
Page on website
|Please check out our
Artist Resources page which lists
many recommendations by FALC artists. Members are welcome to submit
their recommendations for the organizing committee to review.
Please make your recommendations as detailed as possible and let
us know what you find useful. Submit your recommendations using
the form at the bottom of this page and add "Artist Resources
and Recommendations" to your subject line.
If you have not done so already, please don't forget to send
us the information we require to create a gallery page for you.
For instructions on sending in your information, please visit
and email all necessary information to Janki Chokshi email:
Panels are available for rent all year at $5/weekend
for members and $7/weekend for non-members. There will be
a $25 charge for checks returned due to insufficient funds.
For panel rental and availability please email Carrie Zeidman
at email@example.com or call her at 408-741-5809. Full
payment plus a $100 refundable deposit are due when panels
are picked up.
Guidelines - Criteria for Jurying-in new members
FALC has been fortunate this year to welcome
many new members and we can look forward to many others being
interested in joining our club. One of the questions that
we get asked the most from current members and those who are
interested in joining is about our criteria for acceptance.
Our process is clear and simple. Anyone who wants to join
needs to bring three pieces of art to one of our meetings.
The members present at that meeting will vote, and if a 2/3
majority of people approve, that person will be accepted,
pay their dues, and become an exhibiting member.
As a juried club, FALC strives to maintain a
certain standard of proficiency since organizations that invite
us to exhibit assume a certain selectivity. One rule of thumb
commonly used when voting in new members is to ask yourself
this question - Would I like to exhibit with this work? Would
this new work add to the reputation of the club? Just as we
support each other by bringing our best work to shows and
by providing new, fresh work for the painting changes at Quinlan,
we can use our Artists' eyes to make decisions about what
work will be hanging beside us at the next show.
Voting "no" during the jurying-in process does
not bar an artist from joining the club. The artist can still
be a member, just not an "exhibiting member". Non-exhibiting
members can attend demos and meetings that provide an environment
for their art to grow. As they continue to develop their skills,
they are welcome to jury in at a later date.
Guidelines - Copyrighted material
The laws regarding copyrighted
material are complex and not uniform from state to state. In
order to avoid liability and the burden of determining whether
a particular image involves copyright infringement, FALC has
created the following guidelines for member artists. FALC assumes
that it is the respoinsibility of the artist to honestly follow
these guidelines and assumes no liability for work that is submitted
or displayed not following these guidelines. It reserves the
right to disqualify a painting if there is reasonable doubt
about copyright infringement or plagiarism.
- Work entered for a show must be the
artist's original work in concept and execution.
- It cannot be copied from copyrighted
material or photographs belonging to another person or organizaion
except with the copyright holder's explicit written permission.
- It cannot be the reproduction of
a painting done by another person even if the original artist
is acknowledged on the painting.
- It cannot be the reproduction of
a historic painting.
President: Janki Chokshi
- Website and Newsletter
Vice President:Carrie Zeidman
Program and Publicity: Shubha
Membership: Steve Clark
Demo Coordinator: Peggy Melovia
Online Gallery pages: Janki
Artist of the Month Updates:
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Nina Uppaluru
mail: Janki Chokshi