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 meeting.
Membership for continuing
members is $30.00 per year, January through December. Only new
members joining after July 1 will pay $15.00 for the second
half of the year.
Meeting - August 13, 2012
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 North Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, August 13,
2012/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Business of Art & Finding Alternative Markets for your Art
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Her 22 years of diverse business
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New Orleans and San Francisco). Aside from running her private
practice, she is also the Artist Outreach Consultant for the
San Francisco Small Business Development Center and the President
She also lectures on the Inner
Game of Being an Art Entrepreneur, The Business of Art, Finding
Alternative Markets for Your Art, and is the co-facilitator
of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Artist - An Artist's Way Workshop
that helps artists and wannabe artists reclaim their creativity.
Please visit her website
Nominations and Elections
We would like to ask that each FALC member give some thought
to how they can be more involved with our club for 2012. The club
has 50 talented members with many skills that are urgently needed
to run the group. A club is only as good as it's 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
We do not have a nomination for this position yet. Please
consider volunteering for a year and learning to organize
art shows with a fun group of people. It will be a wonderful
We need Quinlan Hanging Coordinator for changing the quinlan
show every month.
Please contact Slava Shabrov (email@example.com) if you would
like to discuss volunteering for any of the above vacant positions.
of the Month
Making a Global Perspective
personal Joy’s work blends eastern sensibilities with western
energy, mirroring her own life’s direction. Raised in Taiwan
and moving to the U. S. at age 37, this business woman and mother
of 2 has enjoyed the second chapter of her life immersed in
the jumbles of culture that create the American Experience.
Chinese Brush by Joy Kuo: Traditional
roots and a delicate hand infuse Joy’s Chinese brush paintings.
Expanding on familiar themes of life, Joy elegantly communicates
the beauty of our world natural.
Silk Painting by Joy Kuo: Joy’s
fine art Silk paintings come from her eastern roots but are
dearly her western branches reaching skyward. Blending brush-work
techniques into forward-moving composition. She advances her
work toward the promise of an all-encompassing future.
Next Show - Autumn Fest Show
Show Coordinator: Slava Shabrovfirstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn Fest 2012 Prospectus
and entry form
We are looking for Reception Coordinator.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cupertino, Cupertino
Parks and Recreation Commission, Fine Arts League of Cupertino.
Location: Cupertino Senior Center, 21251 Stevens
Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014
Reception: September 21, 2012 8 PM
Show: September 22, 23, 2012 10 AM - 5 PM
Judge: Claire Verbiest
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.
Nature's Beauty in Silver and Silk
: Gallery of Saratoga presents beautiful jewelary and colorful
silk art.Exhibit : July 3rd - Aug. 5th, 2012. Gallery hours
: Tues. - Sun. 11 am. - 6 pm. Address : 1445A Big Basin Way,
Saratoga, CA. Artist's Reception : July 21st, 2012 1-5 pm. For
more information visit www.gallerysaratoga.com
Artist Access Days at Filoli
: Filoli extends the opportunity for artists and photographers
to have access to the gardens after hours. Experience the quiet
beauty and stunning vistas of this rare and historical country
estate. Photographers may use tripods; other artists may use
easels and work in the medium of their choice. Artists provide
all their own materials and storage containers for the removal
of all used water and non-toxic cleaning fluids. No fluids of
any type are to be disposed of at Filoli. Space is limited,
pre-registration is highly recommended. Fee: per day: $20 for
members; $25 for non–members. Non-members: Fee includes same
day admission to Filoli. You are welcome to arrive anytime between
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, visit the historic House and Garden and
scout locations for your next masterpiece. Dates : Thursdays—
March 22, April 19, May 24, June 21, August 16, September 20
and October 18 Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm To reserve your spot
for this unique opportunity, visit www.filoli.org/special-events-and-exhibits/art-exhibits.html#artistaccess
or call Member Services at (650 - 264 8300,ext 508).
The Society of Western Artists 62st
Annual Exhibit : SWA Gallery,2625 Broadway Redwood City.
Gallery hours are 11 am to 3 pm. wed - sat until Aug.19. Reception
& Awards - August 19 at 1 pm.
Watercolor 2012: What do you love?
- Competition www.watercolorcompetition.com/rules.shtml
Deadline: August 6, 2012
11th Annual Wildlife Exhibit www.irvingart.org
Deadline: August 20, 2012
Strokes of Genius – National Juried
Deadline: August 22, 2012
Arts International Exhibit 2012
– El Paso Art Association www.artsinternat.com/prospectus.html
Deadline: August 31, 2012
47th Annual Fine Art Show –
Fremont Art Association www.FremontArtAssociation.org
Deadline: Sept 17, 2012
“Addiction” – Vargas Gallery, Mission
College email for info: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: Sept
3rd Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine
Retreat Join us, SEPT 9-14, 2012, for the 3rd Annual Women’s
Journaling Alpine Retreat in the Sierras near Bear Valley with
Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren, as we journal with PAINT and WORDS
along shimmering Lake Alpine, the forest trails and in our cozy
cabins. Savor women's energy and the FAB food (our Culinary Institute
Chef's Encore performance!!) - All included. Sign-up by July 15
for two extra days! http://visualartjournaling.wordpress.com/itinerary-2012-retreat/
or call Jean: 707-875-9240 or Elaine: 541-944-2196 .
in Los Altos (a coop gallery)
invites artists in all media to apply for membership. Gallery
9 has 30 artists displaying work in acrylics, oils, mixed media,
water media, photography, ceramics and jewellery. Address: 143
Main Street, Los Altos. 650.941.7969 gallery9losaltos.com.
Contact Suej McCall at (408) 295-6523 for membership info and
the jurying process.
Waterworks : Pacific Art League
introduces National Competition and Exhibition. Open to all artists
residing in the U.S. Aug. 7th, 2012 is the deadline for Submissions
of Entries. Entry fees are Non-members: $20/1 entry, $35/2, $10/each
additional entry • Members: $15/1 entry, $25/2, $5/each additional
entry$25.00 for up to 3 entries. MAIL ENTRIES TO: 668 Ramona St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 For Exhibiting rules and schedule of events
please visit www.pacificartleague.org
The Cupertino Library Art Display sponsored
by the Library Foundation is now taking applications from artists
who would like to display their work at the Cupertino Library
on a 9' x 9' space for a period of 2 months. The library takes
no commission on sales and there is no charge for displaying there.
The application form is at http://cupertinovideo.cupertino.org/libraryfoundation/ArtistInfoForm/
Anna Lee Steed will be
teaching a painting class for oil and acrylic painters at the
Quinlan Center in Cupertino starting January 9th. Classes will
be on Mondays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Students will paint abstracts,
still life and landscape. As always, Anna Lee’s lessons will have
a strong focus on color. Painters of all levels are welcome, extra
help for beginners. Cost is $150 for five classes Please contact
Anna Lee at 831-662-8979 for more information, a registration
form and the material list. See Anna Lee’s paintings online at
Mike Kirschel Learn and
practice oil painting (or acrylic) in the Monta Vista neighborhood
of Cupertino. Beginning and advanced students welcome, class focus
is on painting and picture making fundamentals with an emphasis
on composition and color. Indoor studio painting is Wednesdays
mornings, 9:30 - 12:00 and outdoor painting on location is on
Saturdays also 9:30-12:00. Private and small group lessons are
also available. Please visit the website at www.kirschel.com
for more information or call Mike Kirschel at 650-521-1856.
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 http://www.ace.fuhsd.org.
Contact Zoya at email@example.com
Stefan Bauman Weekly Oil
painting classes in Saratoga the first and third week of each
month Mondays from 6-9pm and Tuesdays from 10 - 1pm. Please call
415 606-9074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More Info at www.thegrandview.
offers a 10 week painting course with Mike Bailey, Watercolor
Beyond the Obvious. It also offers SCVWS 2012 workshop brochure.
You can register on their website at www.scvws.org Info: 650-941-8073.
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 to the form at
the bottom of this page and add "Artist Resources recommendation"
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
submit new allery page
and email all necessary information to Janki Chokshi email: email@example.com
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.
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
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: Slava Shabrov
Vice President: Janki Chokshi
- Website and Newsletter
Vice President: Vacant
Program and Publicity: Belinda
Treasurer: Joy Kuo
Secretary: Iona Ezaki
Membership: Kathy Qi / email@example.com
Refreshments: Yao-Pi Hsu
Demo Coordinator: Nina Uppaluru
Online Gallery pages: Janki
Artist of the Month Updates:
Quinlan Show Coordinator:Vacant
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Kalpana Adesara
Online mail: Kalpana