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 $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.
Membership fees are
due for the year 2013.
Meeting - June 13, 2013
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 North Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Thursday, June 13,
2013/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
This meeting is a social event
where interested members will talk about their art and art journey.
Few artists can give a
10-15 minutes short demonstration if they want. This
is a great opportunity to meet the artists and get to know them.
Feel free to introduce your
self, your art and art journey.
Nominations and Elections
Please Welcome the New Board Members for the
year of 2013.
President Shows & Events and Newsletter
Rental and Publicity
Thank you all for volunteering your time and
help out in running the art club efficiently.
of the Month
Its always been FALC tradition
to introduce one member of steering commitee or an Artist of
the month winner. This month's Artist of the month were Todd
Kruse and Brian Haney.
Todd Kruse : Art has been
my fascination for a long time. I can remember walking out of
museums and feeling inspired and energized by the amazing creations
I’d seen. I think I’m a very visual person who really feels
the strength of colors and shapes in a piece of art. But that
interest has grown over time to a fascination with great art.
While I care what the artist was trying to convey I’m more interested
in how the art makes me feel. And I think about what I can learn
from great art to bring into my art.
My voyage as an artist is based
on a few years of art class in high school, and then much experimentation
on my own. I’ve been experimenting with a variety of styles
that you can see on my Art Blog site.
I think it’s great fun and motivating
to create interesting and original works. A couple quotes that
give me inspiration are:
• "Most artists aren't willing
to go through the first "300 bad paintings" to get to the good
stuff" – Robert Rauschenberg
• “There are no rules. That is
how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules
or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” - Helen
Brian Haney : The Beauty
of Nature is unparalleled. To be able to capture it completely
is not possible. My wish is to capture this beauty in color
and spirit as closely as I can, and share it with others. When
I find examples of such beauty in life and nature, my passion
is to recreate it. The range of my search is broad, from mountain
landscapes to butterflies, from ancient desert ruins to scenic
I work in both oils and colored
pencil, in many vibrant hues. Custom works can be done based
on provided pictures. Family Portraits of loved ones or pets
can also be done, as well as favorite vacation pictures .
Show : Midsummer Art Celebration,Triton Museum Grounds.
Our upcoming show is Midsummer Art Celebration at the Triton
Museum grounds on June 22.
Show Coordinator: Slava Shabrov
Show: Cherry Blossom Festival, Cupertino.
Thank you to the participants that made the Cherry Blossom
Show successful !!
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.
47th Annual Fine Art Show
– Fremont Art Association www.FremontArtAssociation.org
Triton Museum of Art's 2013 Statewide
Photography Competition & Exhibition : April 19-June 23,
2013 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA. FALC Member Yao-Pi
is participating in these shows.
2013 Indoor Sculpture Exhibition -
Call for Entries : Northern California sculptors are invited
to compete for cash awards in the 7th Biennial Indoor Sculpture
Exhibition sponsored by the City of Santa Clara and its Cultural
Advisory Commission. The deadline for entries is June 14, 2013.
Please see the
flyer for entry form and guidelines. Winning entries in this
juried competition will be on display at Santa Clara City Hall
September 2013 thru February 2014, and will be featured in a “virtual”
exhibition on the City’s and cable television channel.
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://cupertinolibraryfoundation.org/programs/art-wall/art-wall-entry-form/
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
Patricia Martin Osborne Watercolor
Workshops Pacific Art League :
Paint the Ocean, Waves and
Shoreline in Watercolor Using Special Effects: Instructor:
Patricia Osborne All levels (some experience) Sat 5/18 9:30am
- 4:30pm - Sun 5/19 9:30am - 4:30pm Fees: $195/$158 (non-member/member)
Place: Pacific Art League 668 Romana Street Palo Alto, Ca. 94301
Sign up online- print and mail a registration form, or call 650-321-3891
"by the Koi pond" : All
levels Some knowledge of watercolor Instructor: Patricia Osborne
- Materials Fee $15 - Due Dates : August 17-18 ,2013 Saturday
& Sunday ( 9:30 am to 4:30 pm) Fee: $195.00 Place: Pacific Art
League 668 Romana Street Palo Alto, Ca. 94301 Sign up online,
print and mail a registration form, or call 650-321-3891 email@example.com
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 To reserve your spot for this unique opportunity, visit
or call Member Services at (650 - 264 8300,ext 508).
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 Wednesday
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 https://www.ace.fuhsd.org.
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 10
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collage Workshop with Kay Duffy
- Kay will show you how to color and create texture on special
oriental papers. These lovely papers are very absorbent and often
imbedded with fibers or patterns. These papers will be used to
create abstract patterns. For more info K@dayduffywatercolors.com
Saturday September 15, 2012 9:30-3:30pm in the workshop area at
Hakone Gardens, Saratoga $55/day includes most supplies and a
sample packet of papers; additional papers may be purchased. Your
reservation is a check made out to Kay Duffy, 20637 Leonard Road,
Saratoga, CA 95070. Space is limited! A more complete information
sheet will be sent. Virtual gallery www.kayduffywatercolors.com.
Kay also teaches on-going WATERCOLOR CLASSES, every 2nd and 4th
Monday morning drop in at 9:30. $20/ class.
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.
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 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
Program and Publicity: Carrie
Treasurer: Todd Kruse
Secretary: Keith Hull
Membership: Brian Haney
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: Slava Shabrov