June 13, 2016
FALC General Meeting on Monday at 7:00
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino.
June 16 , 2016
Meeting on Thursday at 7:00 at Panera.
Painting change is
on June 13th.
guideline refer to the Exhibiting
Members are requested to
bring 3 paintings for Painting Change. Artwork needs
to be framed and ready to hang. Members need to sign
a waiver while submitting their painting for Painting
Request to all the members
to sign the waiver forms for exhibiting in quinlan painting
Also a kind request to all
the members to sign in - Members Sign in sheet, Vote
for Artist of the month and vote for Jurying in artist.
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.
fees will be effective for the memberships starting from June
$45 - full year membership
$25 - half year membership.
are due for the year 2016-2017.
and Minutes of Last Steering Meeting
Meeting - June 13, 2016
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
2016/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
“My paintings are usually about capturing
a quiet moment in nature or in life. At the same time, I love
to use strong, dynamic colors, and accentuate the contrast
between light and shadow in my paintings to create depth and
realism. I think most people who visit Hawaii notice that
their sense of wellbeing is increased here—the air is warmer,
colors brighter, and you feel more alive. I am entranced by
the natural beauty here in Hawaii and have noticed my paintings
becoming more intensely vivid than before I came to live here
Kathleen has two adult children, and lives
here on Maui with her husband of 27 years, Tom. Her work has
been included in two issues of Watercolor Artist magazine,
and five issues of “Splash”, a watercolor compilation book
by North Light Books. Kathleen also teaches watercolor workshops
across the U.S. .
- Falc Annual Food and Art Show
Date : 28th August
day to jury in: August 8th
: August 10th
you are juried member of other art club then jurying in optional)
Stay tuned for more
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 Shows & Events
and Assistant Treasurer : Pinky Thakkar
Assigning and managing the refreshments for the meetings.
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 Janki Chokshi(firstname.lastname@example.org) if
you would like to discuss volunteering for any of the above
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.
FALC Vice President Carrie Zeidman has published
a book named "Ghosts ". For purchasing the book
or for further inquiry regarding Book contact Carrie Zeidman-
Book Description: Ghosts - Images
of War uses uniquely designed images of the past and present
combined to take you on a haunted ride through history. By
expertly superimposing and digitally manipulating historical
images of the past with photos of the present, Ghosts connects
the spirit and people of history to the present day world.
Almost as if you’ve traveled to the past, or the past has
been transported to the present, the images evoke nostalgia,
sadness, reflection, and hope. Battles and monuments included
range from Valley Forge to the Beaches of Normandy. After
visiting concentration camps in Poland in 2008, viewing monuments
and ruins filled with tragedy and despair, author Carrie Zeidman
came home with unrelenting visions of the people who once
occupied these spaces and whose lives were cut short. Searching
out authentic photos from the Holocaust and combining them
with images from her personal travels, she realized she could
mesh the old and the new, contrasting the heartbreaking past
with a hopeful present to create these unique images.
About the Author: Carrie Zeidman
is a digital artist and photographer whose passions are photography,
art, travel, and history, all of which are found in Ghosts.
She is a tenth generation Californian and a fourteenth generation
American. Many years of researching her extensive family history,
traveling to historic battle grounds, and creating her unique
art all come together in her first book. Her paintings start
with a mood, an emotion, or a memory of some kind. Using color
and figure, she finds 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. Carrie has won several awards for her
work, including being named Cupertino Distinguished Artist
of the Year in 2012. Her work has been represented in galleries,
and her painting Freedom Rises in the East is in the permanent
collection of the Mauermuseum at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin,
Germany. She lives in Cupertino, California with her husband
Bob, who is also an author of several books. She lives on
a mountain top that affords her a different breathtaking view
of the sunrise over the Santa Clara Valley every morning,
providing endless artistic inspiration.
Transitions The art exhibit “Transitions”
will be on display at Los Altos Hills Town Hall from March
18 to September 2016. The exhibit features the works of award
winning local artist Karen Wong. The community is invited
to attend the artist’s reception on Sunday, April 10, from
2:00 pm to 5pm at Town Hall. The reception will feature live
music, refreshments and wine. - See more at: https://events.key2arts.com/content/transitions#sthash.TZHcOGgU.dpuf
AAW members will be showing their art
at Pacific Grove Art Center "Out of the Blue" - Allied
artists West group show at Pacific Grove Art Center. "Out
of Blue" May 6- June 23, 2016 Reception. May 6, 7-9 PM Pacific
Grove Center, 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA. 93950
See more at: https://events.key2arts.com/content/aaw-members-will-be-showing-their-art-pacific-grove-art-center-out-blue#sthash.aq44hgI2.dpuf
Wildlife Beyond Borders Photography Exhibit
at Art Ark Gallery - Wildlife Beyond Borders, a photographic
exhibit by nine artists showing their passion for protecting
the world's animals, will open with over 100 images on display
at the Art Ark Gallery, 1035 S. 6th Street, San Jose, California,
with a reception by the artists on June 3 (5 – 9PM). - See
more at: https://events.key2arts.com/content/wildlife-beyond-borders-photography-exhibit-artark-gallery#sthash.AieajiR4.dpuf
It is time to apply for the Distinguished
or Emerging Artist award of the city of Cupertino. Winners
will get public recognition, cash award and plaque in front
of an august gathering and most likely from the Mayor or a City
Council member :) Come all Come now. Why wait? Deadline: July
"SACRED & PROFANE" 2016 Arc Gallery National
Juried Exhibition DEADLINE: September 11th, 2016
Sacred: things that inspire awe and reverence.
Profane: everything else that is mundane, common or vulgar.
As an artist, where do you draw the line between sacred and
profane? Arc Gallery is seeking works that pit the sacred against
the profane. Works may incorporate both concepts or favor either
one. Literal as well as symbolic interpretations welcome!
CATEGORIES ACCEPTED Sculpture, painting,
drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage,
mixed media, fiber art, artist book. VENUE Arc Gallery,
1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103 JUROR: Kim Larson,
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. JUROR’S AWARD
A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate and $250 will be presented
to each of the three works that express the most imaginative
interpretation of the theme. EXHIBITION DATES November
12, 2016 – December 10, 2016 SACRED & PROFANE OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 10th 7-9PM SACRED & PROFANE ARTIST TALK
& CLOSING RECEPTION Saturday, December 12th, 1-3PM GALLERY
& ON-LINE GALLERY There are two opportunities to get into
this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited
in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and works that will
be included only on the Arc On-line Gallery. CATALOG
All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog.
Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.
ELIGIBILITY Artists residing in the United States. ARTWORK
MAXIMUM SIZE 2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4
feet - including frame 3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal
sized 16 inches x 16 inches or take up no more than 4 feet of
gallery floor space. ARTWORK PRESENTATION Artworks must
arrive 'ready to hang' and be presented professionally. Framed
artwork must use black wood or natural wood frame. No color
mats. No glass, plexi only.Entry Fees : $35 submission
fee for up to 3 pieces.
June Hibiscus Workshop Join
Kathleen Alexander for a three day watercolor workshop on
painting hibiscus flowers in luminous watercolor. The class
will cover techniques such as underpainting and glazing to achieve
depth and realism. The cost of the workshop is $300. If you
have taken a hibiscus workshop from Kathleen in the past, be
assured we will have a new project to work on! (This workshop
is being held at the Socitey of Western Artists Fine Arts Center,
but is not being sponsored by the Society).When: Friday
June 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT -to- Sunday June 5, 2016 at 4:00
PM PDT. Where: Society of Western Artists Fine Art Center,
527 San Mateo Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 more details:
Framing & Matting Workshop
by Kathleen Alexander- If you've ever wanted to learn to mat
and frame your own artwork, this workshop will cover all the
basics. The workshop cost is $125. Here are some of the topics
we will cover: --Measuring properly for framing --Cutting mats
--Mounting artwork --Frame selection and assembly (including
backing & wiring) --Where to purchase tools and materials --Archival
materials vs. non-archival Students are to bring their own artwork
to mat. One sheet of 32x40" mat board and one sheet of foamcore
are included in the class fee; additional mat & foamcore will
be available for purchase. (All off-white mat). There will be
two mat cutters and two instructors available, and students
will take turns cutting mats until 4pm if they would like to
keep using the equipment after the instruction has ended. When:
Monday June 6, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT. Where:
SWA Gallery 527 San Mateo Avenue San Bruno, CA 94066. more details:
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
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 10am
- 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
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
and Recommendations" 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:
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 up.
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.
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.
President: Janki Chokshi
- Website and Newsletter
Vice President:Carrie Zeidman
Program and Publicity: Shubha
Secretary: Keith Hull
Membership: Steve Clark
Demo Coordinator: Todd Kruse
Online Gallery pages: Janki
Artist of the Month Updates:
Historian : Sid Veloria
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Nina Uppaluru
Online mail: Janki