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.
Membership fees are
due for the year 2014.
Meeting - October 13, 2014
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, October 13
2014/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Methods of our Award Winning Artists.
The award winners of our Annual Juried Show will have the opportunity
to give a brief talk about their award winning paintings!
of The Month
Its always been FALC tradition
to introduce one member of steering commitee or an Artist of the
month first place winner. This month's Artist of the month first
place winner was Carrie Zeidman.
I am a both a digital artist
and photographer. My digital art is created in a style that I
call “Contour Topographical Painting.” I came up with this name
for my unique style because I use solid shapes of color to create
my paintings—using “rings” of color in ascending or descending
tones to give the illusion of depth—similar to a topographical
Most of my paintings start with
a mood, an emotion, or a memory of some kind. Using color and
figure, I like to find 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. I am also fascinated by how opposing elements work
off of each other, so I try to incorporate that contrast into
my subject matter.
Photography is also a passion
of mine. I love using the camera to capture and enhance nature.
I shoot large subjects like a sunset over the valley, and small
subjects like the inside of a tiny blooming flower. I love discovering
the colors and shapes that nature offers up in an ever changing
banquet. I’m lucky enough to live on top of a mountain that affords
me a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the valley almost every
morning, so there’s no shortage of subjects for me to work with.
Points For Members
Falc is excited to introduce
New Membership Incentive Program. Please visit the Link for more
Thank you all for participating and volunteering in the Fall
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 2014. 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 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
President Website and Newsletter
(Open) Assigning and managing the refreshments for
(Open) Managing the greeting table for all general
Please contact Slava Shabrov (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would
like to discuss volunteering for any of the above vacant positions.
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.
Brushscapes : Nina uppaluru and Ayesha
Samdani has their 30 paintings in Oil and Acrylic from Aug.
1st to Dec. 1st at Graniterock Design Center, 1505 S. De Anza
The Art of Selling : THE NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED
SEMINAR. . .PRESENTED BY ARTIST, MASTER COACH, ART AGENT & FOUNDER
OF 'ARTCOACHING' 1989… SHIRLEY POLOVY : Saturday, September
20, 2014 - - 10 am to 5 pm REVIEWERS 1 pm to 5 pm Location:
Carmel Mission Inn For Registration details - Call/email Artcoaching@att.net
Call for your personal consultation on 831-620-0510.
Art Critiques with moderator Robert Schick
6:30-8 p.m. at Accent Arts in the Loft, 392 S California
Ave, Palo Alto FREE! (next critique is August 12, 2014)
Second Tuesday (of-the-month) Bring two artworks that you want
to discuss, whether finished or not. Share your art with others
and receive feedback that may help you see more objectively
and overcome creative road blocks. Please register due to limited
space by calling Accent Arts, 650-424-1044
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/
CWA 45th National Exhibition : CWA's
annual National Exhibitions are open to water media artists in
the United States and internationally. Our annual National Exhibition
attracts artists from all across the United States and abroad,
and awards a number of prizes in cash and merchandise. Call for
Entries to California Watercolor Association 45th National Exhibition
from January 15, 2015, to February 21, 2015 ENTRY DEADLINE: September
5, 2014. The 45th National Exhibition will be held at the Firehouse
Art Center in Pleasanton, CA. The Harrington Gallery is located
inside the Firehouse Arts Center operated by the City of PleasantonCA.
It is a beautiful space that exhibits a lively schedule of rotation
art installations featuring a variety of media, themes and styles.
The gallery is situated near the historic old town of Pleasanton,
where interesting local restaurants and shops can be found. Please
here for the full Prospectus.
Calling all photographers! Send Triton
Museum your submissions for the 2014 Photography Competition &
Exhibition. The 2014 Best of Show winner will receive a solo exhibition
at the Triton Museum of Art in Winter 2016! Additional awards
will be given.
Important Dates: March 24, 2014 - Deadline for
receipt of CDs April 4, 2014 - Selection notifications sent (via
email if provided on the prospectus) April 30, 2014 - Deadline
for receipt of accepted work May 10, 2014 - Exhibition opens May
23, 2014 - Artist Reception, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. August 10, 2014
- Exhibition closes August 12-24, 2014 - Pick-up artwork.
For the full prospectus and more information
on this exciting opportunity... Any questions about the competition
or exhibition? Please email Chief Curator, Preston Metcalf at
firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Triton Museum
of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, Ca 95050 Office Phone:
(408) 247-3754 / Gallery Phone: (408) 247-2438 email@example.com
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 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.
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
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.
University Art in San Jose presents
a GOLD LEAF WORKSHOP: "Learn how to use Gold Leaf Within Your
Painting" Saturday March 22nd, 2014 2pm to 5pm $80.00 Artist Tanya
Larina will show you the steps to add gold leaf into your oil
or acrylic painting. Call the store to reserve your spot. This
will fill up fast and space is limited. University Art 456 Meridian
Ave. San Jose, Ca. 95126. Contact No. 408-297-4707.
An Artist Workshop by George
O’Hanlon, Director of Natural Pigments November 16 and 17
at Accent Arts in Palo Alto Saturday, November 16 at 9am to 5pm
Sunday, November 17 at 9am to 5pm Accent Arts, 392 S. California
Ave, Palo Alto, CA The small class size provides each attendee
personal attention and guidance with materials. Registration now
open: $325 per person Due to limited class size we ask that you
register early and pay for the workshop upon registration to insure
your space. All workshop materials are included in the tuition.
Registration open now.
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
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. Full payment
plus a $100 refundable deposit are due when panels are picked
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: Yelena Shabrova
Demo Coordinator: Nina Uppaluru
Online Gallery pages: Janki
Artist of the Month Updates:
Historian : Sid Veloria
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Kalpana Adesara
Online mail: Slava Shabrov