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Newsletter October 2015
 
Calendar
October 12, 2015
 

FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00 Quinlan Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.

October 15 , 2015
  Next Steering Meeting on Thursday at 7:00 at Panera.
  Next painting change is on October 12th. Members are requested to bring paintings for Painting Change. Quinlan has empty walls.
2015 FALC Membership

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 2015-2016.

Membership Form

By-Law and Minutes of Last Steering Meeting
General Meeting -Oct 12, 2015
October 2015
FALC General Meeting, (PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE) Quinlan Center, Craft room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday,October 12, 2015/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Demian Brtholomew - Keller

Demian Bartholomew-Keller grew up creating art, being blessed with an arts-based Waldorf school foundation in Berkeley and Marin County. He received a degree in Fine Art at U.C. Santa Cruz, where he focused on painting and printmaking. Demian has developed a special affinity for painting in the field plein air style, as well as using his own pictures as source material. Demianís style combines elements of abstraction and impressionism with a sense of reverence for the natural world. His art reflects his uplifting connection with nature and joy to share it with others. Demian currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.

Profile of The Month

Its always been FALC tradition to introduce one member of steering commitee or an Artist of the month winners. Here is the Artist of the month first place winner for the month of September.

Our next shows
2015 Silicon Vally Food And Art Show (FALC Juried Annual Show)

We had a very successful show. Critic from our judge Jaya King was very valuable. Over all a Fabulous Show.

A Big Thank you to all the Volunteers who made this event a Success.

Photos of the show

Next show

The Cupertino Library Art Display

Falc artists who would like to display their work at the Cupertino Library on a 9' x 9' space for a period of 3 months can submit their art work according to the specified theme and size. We have limited space. First 15 entries received will be participating in the show. Due to limited space we have to put limit to the participation. The library takes no commission on sales and there is no charge for displaying there.

Library Show 2015 Show will be held in Cupertino Library from 11/01/2015 to 01/31/2016 Only one artwork is allowed per artist The show is limited to 15 paintings due to space availability Size of each artwork should be within (4Feet - height plus width) First 15 registered artists will be shortlisted for displaying the paintings Shortlisted artists will receive a notification on 10/15/2015 Artworks will be received for display on 10/31/2015

Click Here to participate.

2015 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 2015. 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

Janki Chokshi

Vice President Shows & Events

Carrie Zeidman

Publicity

Shubha Prithviraj

Treasurer

Radha Velluri and Assistant Treasurer : Pinky Thakkar

Secretary

Keith Hull

Membership

Brian Haney

Refreshments

Open - Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.

Demo Coordinator

Todd Kruse

Panel Rental

Carrie Zeidman

Greeting Table

Nina Uppaluru

Historian

Sid Veloria

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 Slava Shabrov (slava@shabrov.com) if you would like to discuss volunteering for any of the above vacant positions.

Shows to See

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 janki_chokshi@hotmail.com along with a picture of the display if you have one.

Solo Exhibition at Triton Museum - Yao- Pi Solo Exhibition at Triton Museum of Art September 26- November 15, 2015

Reception on Friday, September 25, 6-8 pm Triton Museum: 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA

50th Annual Art Show - Fremont Art Association Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm Where: 37697 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA, 94536

Shows to Enter

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/

Classes

Accent Arts : Second Tuesday (of-the-month) June 9, 2015 FREE Art Critiques with moderator Robert Schick 6:30-8 p.m. (Please be punctual, crit starts at 6:30 sharp) upstairs in The Loft at Accent Arts. Please register due to limited space by calling Accent Arts, 650-424-1044 or email: accentarts1@gmail.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 Leeís 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 Leeís paintings online at www.linstromart.com.

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 zoya@artforpersonalgrowth.com

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 stefan_baumann@yahoo.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 kuojs@yahoo.com.

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 martha@artmatch-coach.com.

SCVWS offers a 10 week painting course with Mike Bailey, Watercolor Beyond the Obvious. It also offers a SCVWS 2012 workshop brochure. You can register on their website at www.scvws.org Info: 650-941-8073.

Member 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.

An Artist Workshop by George OíHanlon( Director of Natural Pigments) : on Saturday, November 16th at 9am-5pm and Sunday, November 17th at 9am-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.

Resources 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.
Gallery Pages

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 http://www.falc.org/gallery/submit_new_gallery_page.htm and email all necessary information to Janki Chokshi email: janki_chokshi@hotmail.com

Panel Rental

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 czeidman@elanstudios.net or call her at 408-741-5809. Full payment plus a $100 refundable deposit are due when panels are picked up.

FALC 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.

FALC 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.
FALC Board 2015
President: Janki Chokshi - Website and Newsletter
Vice President:Carrie Zeidman
Program and Publicity: Shubha Prithviraj
Treasurer: Krishna Mitra
Secretary: Keith Hull
Membership: Brian Haney
Refreshments: Open
Demo Coordinator: Todd Kruse
Online Gallery pages: Janki Chokshi
Artist of the Month Updates: Janki Chokshi
Historian : Sid Veloria
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Nina Uppaluru
Online mail: Janki Chokshi
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