FALC General Meetings are held at 7:00
PM on the 2nd Monday of each month except July. For specific
meeting sites, please visit the Demo
September 28, 2009
||7 PM Steering
Meeting at Panera Bread, 20807 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino
October 12, 2009
General Meeting in the Cupertino
Room at Quinlan Center.
||No Artist of
the Month at this meeting
||No Quinlan painting
change at this meeting
November 9, 2009
change at Quinlan at the General Meeting
Meeting - October 12, 2009
General Meeting, Cupertino Room, Quinlan
Center, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
to the public. Guests welcome.
Hill - Watercolor Demonstration
Terri has been producing wonderful
works of communication for the last 31 years. Her background
in Graphic Design, Photography, Art Direction, Marketing and
Advertising have all influenced her Watercolor Paintings. Terri's
paintings are known for their rich, saturated color and unusual
vantage point. She paints what she loves. You can see the influence
of living in wonderful Northern California....it's pretty obvious
that she runs, bikes and swims as well as enjoys the wonderful
local fruits, vegetables and wines of the area.
Terri shows her work at local
art and wine events, restaurants, galleries and Open studios.
You can also find Terri's paintings at Viewpoints Gallery in
Los Altos www.viewpointsgallery.com, at Los Gatos Museums Gallery
and on her website, www.designerhill.com
the September General Meeting
Kay Duffy did a wonderful demonstation of watermedia
We welcome new member Richard Chavez who was juried
Our thanks to Vlad Levitsky and John Perez for
bringing the refreshments.
2009 FALC Fall Fest Annual Juried Show
Thank you all for your participation and involvement in the
2009 Fall Fest Show!
We hope that all members visited the show to see the best that
FALC has to offer. The Silent Auction raised close to $1000
and 100% of the proceeds went to the West Valley Community Services
who were delighted to receive this gift. The Reception brought
together a happy community of FALC members, Rotary members and
the City of Cupertino.
We would sincerely like to thank all the volunteers who made
this event possible. The planning committee - Laurie Creveling,
Iona Ezaki, Yelena Shabrova, Janki Chokshi, Ralph Otte and Nina
Uppaluru spent many many hours coordinating all the details
for months ahead of time. The show hanging crew headed by Belinda
Lima did a wonderful job of displaying the artwork at its best.
We would like to thank everyone involved with transporting the
panels, setting up panels, receiving the paintings, taking down
the show, gallery sitting, auction details and many more duties
that were behind the scenes but made the event run smoothly.
We would also like to thank all our generous sponsors, the
Rotary Club of Cupertino and the City of Cupertino.
2009 Award Paintings
Congratulations to all our award winners!
Congratulations to Kim Newell for winning the Best In Show
Iona Ezaki wins the 2009 Cupertino Distinguished Artist Award
presented by Bob Harrison, Cupertino Fine Arts Chair
At the Reception
By Nava Attia-Benoit
Part of my fascination with painting portraits is that
you can never predict how people react to them. Once it's
on the canvas or paper, you are no longer in control of
how they get interpreted by the viewer. And the ultimate
example of that, for me, was at the 2009 FALC Annual show.
During the reception I was approached by a gentleman
whom I have never met or seen before. We exchanged looks,
mine quite puzzled as I had no clue who he is. He then
pulled a hat out of his pocket and put it on - and I became
speechless, as did the others who witnessed it. The similarity
between him and a collage portrait I had in the show (titled
"Vento Vermelho") was striking; even his shirt matched
perfectly. He graciously agreed to have his photo taken
next to the portrait, and introduced himself as Frank
Diamanti, an actor with the Palo Alto Players and several
other community theatres (www.frankdiamanti.com). He emailed
me the following day, saying "Thank you for helping me
to have one of the most delightful and surprising evenings
of my life. This whole episode reinforces my belief that
there is a kind of synchronicity to life that is as appealing
as it is mysterious."
This was one reception I will never forget. After all,
it's not every day that your painting comes to life, steps
up to you and introduces itself.
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
submit new allery page
and email all necessary information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studios / Panel Rental
Panels are available for rent all year at $5/weekend for members
and $7 / weekend for non-members. For panel rental and availability
please email Carrie Zeidman at email@example.com or call
her at 408-741-5809.
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.
Website Design: Have you
always wanted to have a website for your artwork but have no
idea how to get one made? Worried about updating it? A Monta
Vista HS student who has won awards for his web design work
has offered to design a basic website for you for $300. The
site would include a Home page, 2 Galleries with 8 pieces of
artwork each, an Events page and a Bio page. Updates to the
site (with about 3 pieces of new art and updating the events
page) would be about $50. Please contact Vikram Nilakantan at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Belinda Lima will have
a solo show at Gallery9 "People and Abstracts"
September 1 - 27th.
Gallery9 is located at 143 Main
Street, Los Altos.
Gallery hours Tues. - Sat. 11am
to 5pm, Sun. 12am to 4pm.
To view Belinda's paintings and
for event information, please visit www.belindalima.com
Priyanka Gupta won 3rd
Place in the 2009 University Art Show at 456 Meridian Ave.,
San Jose. Congratulations! Show open from September 12 - 30,
Tamar Assaf has a 3D
work in the "City of Santa Clara Biennial Indoor Sculpture Exhibition
/ August 22 through September 31, 2009. Reception August 22,
2 - 4 P
Allegro Framing and
Art in Cupertino and Los Altos has a monthly rotating art
exhibit. They are looking for artists to feature. The gallery
takes 40% commission. Please call Irina Gorelik at 510-703-1534
if you would like to exhibit. www.allegroframing.com.
Silicon Valley Open Studios,
SVOS, is having two information evenings for artists interested
in Open Studios 2010. The evenings will cover information about
SVOS, the application process and the year long benefits of
membership. Sally Rayn, an artist with over ten years experience
in showing art at fairs, group shows and open studios will be
available to answer questions. If you want information about
the recent and upcoming changes in the SVOS organization, you
want to gather a group and create a show together, or you are
considering applying for the first time, this meeting is for
Wednesday, October 21, 6:30
to 8 pm. Cambell Library Meeting Room 77 Harrison Ave, Campbell
Thursday, October 29, 6:30 to
8 pm Redwood Shores Library 399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City,
Terri Hill - 3 Day Watercolor
workshop / October 23, 24, 25, 2009. Registration deadline Oct
15, 2009. www.SocietyOfWesternArtists.com. $190 SWA members,
$247 non-SWA members (includes membership through 12/2010
Kay Duffy Watercolor classes:
Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. Every 2nd and 4th Monday morning.
Go to K@kayduffywatercolors.com for detailed information.
The Grand View Ranch Workshop-
Stefan Baumann's 3 day weekend workshop in beautiful Mt. Shasta
at the Grand View Ranch. Info at www.thegrandview.com
Landscape painting classes
with Stefan Baumann. Weekly on Thursdays in Saratoga. Info
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society has
free demos offered in 2009. Location: Hoover Theater, Room A
& B, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose. 1:30 to 4:00 PM. Workshop
artists are -
|Oct 18, Betsy Diller Stroud experimental
|Jan 10, Myrna Wacknov, Liquid Watercolor
|Feb 7, Christopher Schink
|March 8, Ratindra Das
|April 25, Steven Quiller Color
|June 6, Katherine Chang Liu, Finding
yourself as an artist
|Nov 6, Frank Webb, Saving whites
in a pattern to get you thru the painting
visit www.scvws.org for complete
of the Month
Bill Steffin receives the 2009 Service
Award presented by FALC President Laurie Creveling
Congratulations to Bill Steffin for winning
the 2009 FALC Service Award in recognition of his many years
of service to the club. Bill has been a member of FALC for 18
years and has served as Demo Coordinator for 9 of those years,
arranging for demonstration artists for each of the general
meetings during that time. Bill also invested his efforts in
making the overhead mirror that we use for demonstrations, buying
the panels that FALC has used for all the shows and organizing
Art In The Park. "The more you give, the more it comes
back to you" says Bill. FALC thanks him for all that he
Guidelines - Criteria for Jurying-in new members
FALC has been fortunate this year to welcome many
new members, and with our annual art show coming up in September,
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 majority of people approve, that person
will be accepted, pay their dues, and become an exhibiting member.
The question about criteria is not so simple.
We all know that Art is subjective. Sometimes we benefit from
that subjectivity, and sometimes we don't. No one can tell you
what good Art is or isn't.
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
President: Laurie Creveling
- 408-243-9791 / Agenda
Vice President: Iona Ezaki
408-978-6614 / Membership
Vice President: Nina Uppaluru
- 408-257-1315 / Newsletter, Website
Treasurer / Quinlan show: Yelena
Secretary / Publicity:
Refreshments: Ralph Otte with
Krishna Mitra and Jiradit Thurma assisting
AVArtfest Coordinator: Priyanka
Gupta and Tanushri Mathur
Demos and Programs: Laurie
Quinlan Show Coordinator: Yelena
and Slava Shabrova
Graphics and Panel rental:
Mtg Coordinator: Gary
Ratts, Holly Van Hart and Grace Seidman
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