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
13th 2017/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
change is on Feb 13th.
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
For framing guidelines refer to the Exhibiting
2017 : "Love"
member show at the Red Rock Cafe, 201 Castro Street, Mountain
View,CA - 94041. (2nd Floor)
Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi
Show: February 5
- March 26 during Café business hours
Valley Open Studios (Cupertino) on May 20th - 21st.
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 2017. 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
President Shows & Events
Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.
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(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com
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.
A Testimony of Beauty
The art exhibit “A Testimony of Beauty “
will be on display at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall from September
16, 2016, to March 2017. The artist’s reception will be held
on Saturday, September 24, from 2:00 pm to 5pm at Town Hall.
The reception is free, and will feature live music, refreshments
and wine. Where: 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills,
Abilities United is pleased to present
"Cityscape", Philip Ma’s first solo exhibition at the
Abilities United Art Gallery located at 3864 Middlefield Road
in Palo Alto from Jan. 9 - March 22, 2017. "Cityscape" puts
together a selection of intricate and highly detailed paintings
and drawings created by Philip Ma since 2004 and inspired
by his numerous travels across the globe. The beauty of cities
such as Venice, Rome, Madrid and San Francisco infuses the
work, inviting the viewer to embark on an exquisite visual
journey. When: Next event (Daily): Wednesday, February
8, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm Where: 3864 Middlefield
Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94306 Reception: Monday, January
9, 2017 - 12:00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Secretary: Keith Hull
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