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.
We have "Winter"
theme based competition for December painting change. members
can submit their works under the following catagories.
Best Landscape, Best
Realism, Best Creativity, Best Abstract, Best Figurative
Members will vote
on the work and Award ribbons will be given on the same day.
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 till
are due for the year 2018. Members are requested to pay their
dues for the next year in Jan. Board will be reviewing the
membership list and non renewed members will not receive membership
and Minutes of Last Steering Meeting
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, Dec 11th
2017/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
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.
Los Gatos Art Association Fall Juried
Show : On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 8:00am - 6:00pm
on 14855 Oka Rd., Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center,
Los Gatos, CA, 95032. Reception: Sunday, November 12,
2017 - 1:00pm.
Gallery 9 Goes SALON for the Holidays
: The December show at Gallery 9 in Los Altos will highlight
work from all members in this exhibit featuring unique and
affordable fine art paintings, jewelry, photography, metal
work, wood work, mixed media, sculptures and ceramics. The
show will be presented Salon style to include more and varied
work from each artist. Show is from November 28 - December
23, 2017. Reception • Friday, December 1st, 5:00 -
8:00 p.m. at 143 Main St, Los Altos, CA, 94022.
Holiday Treasures Show at the Gallery
House : “Holiday Treasures,” an exhibit by 40 local artists,
will be held at Gallery House, November 14 to December 24
(320 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 650-326-1668). An artists’
reception will take place on Friday, November 17 from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. The public is invited to the reception for refreshments
as well as to shop with the added incentive of a 20% discount
on all purchases all day. Wine for the occasion will be provided
by Mood’s Wine Bar, located in the same premises. Regular
gallery hours are Tuesday-Wednesday 10a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday
10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note
the special holiday hours: closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday,
November 23), open Thanksgiving weekend (Friday-Sunday 11
a.m. to 3 p.m.). Location : 320 S. California Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA, 94306. The gallery telephone is (650-326-1668)
and the Gallery House website is
Pacific Art League CALL FOR ARTISTS
January 5th - 25th Members Exhibition Submissions deadline:
December 18th, 2017 Pacific Art League kicks off 2018 exhibiting
our favorite artists; PAL members! This exhibit will display
the work of our talented Artist Members and is open to all mediums
and subjects. Whether you are a seasoned artist or just a beginner
we want to showcase your work. Whatever you are inspired to
paint, sculpt, draw, carve, photograph or create, we want to
see it in the PAL gallery. The first 100 works entered will
be accepted into the exhibit. Don’t be shy, show us what you’ve
ELIGIBILITY Open to all Media. Limits
on video and installation. Please contact the gallery manager
with questions. Must be an Artist Member EXHIBITION DATES
January 5th-25th, 2018 OPENING RECEPTION First Friday,
January 5th, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Monday, December 18th, 2017 AWARDS 1st: $250 2nd: $125
3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions JUDGE Pal Panel, One Instructor,
One Board Member, and One Staff Member HAND DELIEVER WORK Tuesday
& Wednesday January 2nd and 3rd, 10am-4pm. All work must be
hand delivered to PAL. No Shipped work accepted. PICK UP WORK
Friday & Saturday, January 26th and 27th, 10am-4pm ONLY SUBMISSION
PROCESS Submit your artwork electronically at https://pacificartleague.submittable.com/submit
ENTRY FEE Members: $40 for first entry, and $10 for each additional
entry. SELECTION NOTIFICATION DATE Thursday, December 21st,
2017 by email. Award winners are announced at the Friday, January
5th opening reception. EXHIBITION GUIDELINES · All work much
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 is limited to 40” wide by 50” tall, including
frame. (contact below for inquiry) · All work must be labeled
on the front with title and artist’s name. Please contact the
gallery manager if you have questions on pricing artwork. for
more info. https://pacificartleague.submittable.com/submit/99940/members-exhibition-2018
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