change is on February 12th- April 9th.
have introduced theme based Painting Change.
Theme : Love.
suggessions for April Theme.
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 change.
All members must sign a waiver
form before they can exhibit their work at the
Quinlan Center. Quinlan will not exhibit the work of any artist
who has not signed a waiver. Waiver is good for one year of
exhibiting at Quinlan.
Please remember to sign the members sign
in sheet at all meetings. Also participate by voting for the
Artist of the Month and any potential members that may be
jurying in that month.
For framing guidelines refer to the Exhibiting
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 $45.00 per year, January through December.
$45 - full year membership
$25 - half year membership
(Half year membership
is only for those who will be jurying in after June 2018 till
are due for the year 2018. Members are requested to pay their
dues for the next year in Jan. Board will be reviewing the
membership list and non renewed members will not receive membership
and Minutes of Last Steering Meeting
General Meeting, Quinlan
Center, Craft Room, 10185 Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Monday, March 12th
2018/ 7:00 PM - 9 PM
My inspiration comes from my
observation to the nature, animals, and specially birds. The
colors of them always inspire me to create something unique
and special. I was being familiar with painting and embroidery
when I was so young, 9 years old. After 7 years working and
learning in my mom’s classes, who was designer and artist in
our town, at age 17 I had my own students and helping her in
classes. After participating in several art galleries with my
mom, I started to work beside of embroidery on watercolor painting
and found my second interest. I was amazed to decorate inside
of home with tone of color which I created and matching it with
all of furniture and pictures.. My art help me having more patient
and persistence in my life specially embroidered pieces which
take more than 6 weeks to be completed.
2017 : "Love"
member show at the Red Rock Cafe, 201 Castro Street, Mountain
View,CA - 94041. (2nd Floor)
Show coordinator: Janki Chokshi
Show: February 10 - March 30 during
Café business hours
(MON-THUR 7AM-10PM, FRI 7AM-11PM,
SAT 8AM-11PM, SUN 8AM-8PM)
mark your calenders for the take down of the show.
Total of 30 paintings
Valley Open Studios (Cupertino) on May 19th - 20th.
Deadline - Group show registration - December
more information visit www.svos.org
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 2018. 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 its 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
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(email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
along with a picture of the display if you have one.
“Vibrant Bay Area: An Exhibit of Plein
Air Paintings” features oil and watercolor paintings by
Peninsula Outdoor Painters ("POPS"). At the Palo Alto Art
Center’s Community Gallery, 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA.
Reception, Feb 24, 2-4 PM. Exhibit runs Feb 22 - Mar 19.The
Gallery is open Tues. - Sat., 9 AM - 5 PM; Thurs., 9AM - 9
PM; Sun., 1 PM - 5PM. There is no admission fee for this Exhibit.
The Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society-
50th Anniversary show : SCVWS is celebrating its 50th
Anniversary with a Show, entitled “Color!” that hangs March
19 - May 1 at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of
Silicon Valley at 14855 Oka Road in Los Gatos. The exhibit
is open to the public Monday - Friday 5:00am- 10:00 pm and
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 am - 7 :00 p.m. The artist’s Reception,
open to the public is 11:00 am-2:30 pm.March 25 at the JCC,
on the 2nd floor. Paintings are for sale.
All types of water media, including watercolor,
gouache and acrylics are allowed in the exhibits, but not
oil based paint. For information, call JCC Events coordinator
Maya Tripp at 408-357-7492 at the Community Center.
Seeing in Black and White : “Seeing
in Black & White,” a photography exhibit by Tom & Marj Green
will be on display at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall from October
2, 2017 to March 2018. All are invited to attend the artists’
reception on Sunday, October 8th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at
Town Hall. The reception will feature live music, wine, and
Oil and Water: A show of contrasting
styles at Gallery House : Gallery House is pleased to
present Oil & Water, a colorful and contrasting exhibit from
local artists, Maura Carta and Ruth-Anne Siegel. Open to the
public, from January 30 to February 24, the show’s reception,
an all-chocolate and sparkling wine affair, will be held on
Friday, February 2nd, 6-8 p.m. Gallery House is located on
320 S California Avenue, in Palo Alto. It is located on 320
S. California Ave, Palo alto, CA. (entrance through Printer”s
Cafe). Call (650) 326-1668 or visit www.galleryhouse2.com
for details. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Tuesday/Wednesday),
12 noon to 8 p.m. (Thurs/Fri/Sat) and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Utility Box Project : Campbell Civic
Improvement Commission wanted to notify that they have a Call
To Artists for their 4th annual Art Outside The Box utility
box art program. For the past 3 years, they have had local
artists submit to paint utility boxes. they have completed 29,
and will be doing six (6) more in the upcoming months. Deadline
for applications is March 16, 2018. We encourage local artists
to apply if they would like to contribute to enhancing streets
in Campbell with their own artistic expression. Details are
on the city's website at:
Call for Art: RISE: Empower, Change and
Action! VENUE: Whitney Modern, 24 N Santa Cruz Ave. 2nd
Floor, Los Gatos, CA 95030. DATES OF EXHIBITION: July
18 – August 31, 2018 RECEPTION: Saturday, July 21, 2018
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Entries must be completed by April
21st at 11:59 PM in your time zone. ELIGIBILITY: Artists
residing in the United States. FROM THE ACCEPTED ARTISTS IN
THIS EXHIBITION, ONE ARTIST WILL BE CHOSEN by Suzanne Whitney-Smedt,
owner of Whitney Modern, TO HAVE A TWO-WEEK SHOW at Whitney
Modern in the summer of 2019. All selections for RISE will be
made by the exhibition curators. In addition, three SPECIAL
AWARD JURORS will view the works and choose one piece each to
receive acknowledgement, and prominent display in the catalog,
website and social media sites of Whitney Modern and Gutfreund
Cornett Art. NOTIFICATION OF SELECTIONS: May 18, 2018
MEDIA ACCEPTED: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo,
video, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media,
fiber art, glass art, performance, artist book. No giclees of
original works are permitted. Giclees as part of a mixed-media
work are acceptable.
Gallery will exercise the right to reject
any work that does not accurately represent the submitted image.
NONREFUNDABLE ENTRY FEES: $35/entry [students email us
at GutfreundCornettArt@gmail.com for reduced $15/entry instructions]
Fee is per entry for up to three pieces of art per entry. Payments
to be made through PayPal only. You do not need to have a PayPal
account to pay through PayPal. No refunds will be made after
the jurying process has begun. CATALOG: We will create
both print and online catalogs. Print catalog will be available
through Amazon.com SALES OF ART: All sales will be handled
by Whitney Modern with 50% going to the artist and 50% to the
gallery. READ MORE AND ENTER HERE: https://www.gutfreundcornettart.com/call-for-art-rise.html
An honorarium is paid that varies from $350
to $500, depending on the box configuration. Selection will
be completed by early April. Painting will begin in mid-May
Textures Galore with Colored
Pencil by Denise Howard, CPSA, CPX, UKCPS, MPAS Two-day
Workshop Saturday and Sunday April 14-15, 2018 9am – 4pm. Learn
how to create a variety of believable textures with colored
pencils, from the roughness of tree bark, to the sheen of metal,
to the wispiness of a spider web, and many more! Denise is the
author of the new book 101 Textures in Colored Pencil, full
of practical stepby-step drawing techniques for rendering a
variety of surfaces and textures. She will share lessons from
the book, including her knowledge of tools and color selection,
selection, to help you conquer conquer textures that may have
baffled you before. Space is limited to 20 students. Sign up
by March 25, 2018 to reserve your spot!
Location: James B. Murray
Community Room, Milpitas Police Building, 1275 N. Milpitas Blvd.,
Milpitas, CA 95035 Cost: CPSA Members $120 Non-members
Daniela Friedmann mixed
media workshop on textured surfaces at the Sunnyvale-Cupertino
Adult Education School, on Saturday, April 7, 9 am - 2 pm. Address:
591 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087, (Room 14). Phone:
408-522-2700 Workshop: Experimental Painting on Creative
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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: Carrie Zeidman
Vice President:Janki Chokshi
- Website and Newsletter
Publicity: Shubha Prithviraj
Membership: Steve Clark
Demo Coordinator:Janki Chokshi
Online Gallery pages: Janki
Artist of the Month Updates:
Panel rental: Carrie Zeidman
Greeting Table: Gwedlyn
mail: Shubha Prithviraj