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    • May 23, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
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    Prolific painter and amazingly versatile FALC member Dan Nelson has devoted decades to a dizzying array of professional artistic endeavors. He calls his painting style ""abstract realism,"" and in his presentation “Abstract Art: What Makes Us Like It?” you'll see how he expertly wields and combines the essential elements of design. He'll demo how he paints with both hands, creates interesting marks and movements, and strikes a balance between the chaotic and the over-controlled.

    More about Dan:

    If you mix three parts painter, two parts musician, a cup of inventor, and a large sprinkling of showman...you just might cook up fan-favorite Dan Nelson. He made his living for decades as a freelance illustrator and dabbled in everything from airbrush to street painting to sand sculpture. He found his niche when he began producing 8-by-10-foot paintings in the streets and parks of his hometown, Raleigh, NC. He has spent many years with his plein air easel at weddings, festivals, and fundraisers all the way from from California to Cote d’Azur, but his favorite gig is performing improvisational music on more than 50 musical instruments whenever the opportunity arises.

    See Dan’s art at his:

    Website -- https://dannelsonart.com/

    YouTube channel -- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnI1OryOr_4oTSoTp05N4Vw

    Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/danielnelsonart

    And mark your calendar for these upcoming monthly meetings:

    June 27 -- “My Life and Art Journey” by Russ Hughes;
      and “Cary Art Center Programs” by Shannon Mallery

    July 25 – Watercolor demonstration by Rocky Alexander

    August 22 – Mat cutting, framing, and pricing guidelines by Manmohan Sihra


Past events

April 27, 2024 FALC at Spring Daze Arts Festival
April 27, 2024 Plein Air Demonstrations at 2024 Spring Daze
April 25, 2024 April Program: Paris Alexander on Sculpting the Human Form
April 19, 2024 Artist Reception - FALC at Golden Belt Studios
April 01, 2024 FALC at Golden Belt Studios
March 28, 2024 March Member Program: Patricia Savage On The Jurying Process
March 22, 2024 Meet the Artists Reception: Glenaire & Glenview Garden Exhibits
March 14, 2024 New Member Meeting @ Vicious Fishes
February 22, 2024 February Member Meeting: FALC Member Exhibition Winners Panel
February 01, 2024 NEW: Glenview Garden Place Feb 1-Apr 30
January 31, 2024 New Member Meeting 1/31 Pro's Epicurian 2:30-3:30
January 25, 2024 Sharon DiGiulio: Interactive Print Demonstration
January 08, 2024 New Member Meeting 1/8 Serendipity Deli & Mayton
January 08, 2024 Mayton Hallways Exhibit January - May 2024
December 03, 2023 FALC "New" Member Meeting
November 08, 2023 FALC Annual Member Show & Awards Reception Dec 3 from 2-4pm
October 27, 2023 Meet the Artists at Golden Belt
October 26, 2023 Marketing your Artwork with Dan Campbell
October 08, 2023 Oktoberfest 2023 - Annual FALC Gala
September 29, 2023 Meet The Artist & Mural Unveiling - Theresa Raines
September 28, 2023 FALC September Program - Lyudmila Tomova Clark presents en Plein Air
September 11, 2023 FALC Super Art Supplies Sale!
August 08, 2023 Mayton Hallways Exhibit August - January
July 28, 2023 Meet The Artist - "Blue Glacier Then & Now Exhibit" - Chip Freund
July 08, 2023 WakeMed Reflections Gallery “Summer Landscapes”
June 30, 2023 Meet The Artist Remix - Art Pop-up Market @ The Walker
June 24, 2023 Artist Roundtable: Printmaking without a Press
May 21, 2023 RECEPTION: FALC Teen Exhibition Awards
May 16, 2023 FALC 28th Annual Juried Exhibition
May 11, 2023 The Fine Arts League of Cary's Wake County Teen Exhibition
May 06, 2023 Artist Roundtable: Robyn Scott presenting - Inclusion in Art
April 28, 2023 Meet the Artist Social - April
April 15, 2023 WakeMed Cary Reflection Gallery - “Local Inspiration”…artwork inspired by spaces and places in our community
March 31, 2023 Meet the Artist, March
March 25, 2023 Annual Member Meeting - Potluck
February 24, 2023 February 24, 2023 Meet the Artist
February 11, 2023 Artist RoundTable - The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
January 27, 2023 January Meet the Artist Social
January 25, 2023 David Blevins Nature Photographer
January 09, 2023 The Mayton: September Exhibition PICK UP
December 31, 2022 Margaux's Restaurant Exhibition: Displays to Dec 31. PICK UP on Jan 2.
December 14, 2022 Free Art Critique with Dan Nelson
December 01, 2022 Call for Art: Glenaire Exhibit Art Change
December 01, 2022 Open Call WakeMed Cary Reflection Gallery
November 28, 2022 Fabulous Fakes: displays through Nov 26. PICK UP on Nov 28.
November 19, 2022 Exhibitions and Communications Committees Social
November 08, 2022 2022 FALC Members Show: Displays till Jan 3.
October 28, 2022 October Social & Fabulous Fakes Awards Reception
October 26, 2022 Art Critique Fundamentals - Free and Open to the Public
October 20, 2022 Color Choices: From Boring to Brilliant! with Patti Mollica - WORKSHOP
October 12, 2022 Free Art Critique with Dan Nelson
September 30, 2022 September Meet the Artist Social
September 26, 2022 Solo Show, Truist Bank, Regency, Cary
August 27, 2022 FALC Booth at Lazy Daze
August 26, 2022 Meet the Artist Social at The Mayton - Final Friday Cary Art Loop
August 26, 2022 WakeMed Cary - Call for Artists
August 24, 2022 Artist RoundTable August 2022 - Exhibitions
August 10, 2022 Painters' Critique with Dan Nelson for FALC members
August 03, 2022 Art Exhibit Change, Glenaire Retirement Community Aug 3 change cancelled
July 12, 2022 Art change, Fonville-Morisey, Prestonwood
July 05, 2022 FALC 27th Annual Juried Exhibition: Artwork pickup
June 28, 2022 Mayton Hallways Artwork Pick up
June 22, 2022 Artist RoundTable June 2022
June 21, 2022 20th Annual FALC Senior Exhibition
June 08, 2022 Painters' Critique with Dan Nelson for FALC members
May 27, 2022 FALC 27th Annual Juried Exhibition: Reception
May 22, 2022 FALC Spring Plein Air Event in Downtown Cary!
May 11, 2022 FALC 27th Annual Juried Exhibition
May 10, 2022 FALC 27th Annual Juried Exhibition: Deliver accepted art
May 05, 2022 Art Exhibit Change, Glenaire Retirement Community
April 30, 2022 FALC Booth at Cary's Spring Daze Festival
April 28, 2022 April Members Meeting with Jennifer Dasal
April 25, 2022 FALC 27th Annual Juried Exhibition: eMail notifications for acceptance
April 13, 2022 Painter's Critique with Dan Nelson for FALC Members
April 12, 2022 Art change, Fonville-Morisey, Prestonwood
April 05, 2022 WakeMed Cary Call for Photographers
March 31, 2022 WakeMed Cary: Call for Artists
March 28, 2022 The Mayton Hallways Show - Installation
March 28, 2022 Exhibit, The Mayton: Art Pickup
March 24, 2022 FALC Mayton Social
March 17, 2022 Board Meeting
March 12, 2022 The Mayton Hallways submission deadline
March 02, 2022 Call for Artists: The Matthews House "A Night Out" Show
March 01, 2022 Call for Artists: Tiny Tag Art
February 24, 2022 February Members Meeting with David Shevlino
February 17, 2022 Board Meeting
February 03, 2022 Art Exhibit Change, Glenaire Retirement Community
January 31, 2022 FALC 27th Annual Juried Exhibition: Call for entry
January 27, 2022 January Member Meeting
January 20, 2022 Board Meeting
January 18, 2022 Exhibit, The Mayton: Installation
January 14, 2022 Exhibit Venue: Pick up Art at FALC Office
January 11, 2022 Art change, Fonville-Morisey, Prestonwood
January 08, 2022 WakeMed Cary Reflection Gallery
January 05, 2022 Exhibit Venue Pick up: Cary Ballet Conservatory
January 04, 2022 Member Show PICK UP
January 04, 2022 Exhibit Venue PICK UP: SearStone Retirement Community
January 04, 2022 Exhibit, The Mayton: Submission Deadline
December 05, 2021 Reception, FALC Annual Member Show
November 18, 2021 Board Meeting
November 18, 2021 Art Exhibit Change at Cary Ballet Conservatory
November 16, 2021 2021 Annual Member Show
November 04, 2021 Art Exhibit Change at Glenaire Retirement Home
October 31, 2021 FALL Plein Air Event at Fearrington Village
October 28, 2021 October Members Meeting with Bob Rankin
October 21, 2021 Board Meeting
October 12, 2021 Art Exhibit Change at Fonville Morisey, Prestonwood
October 08, 2021 Art Exhibit Change at FALC Office
October 04, 2021 Venue Exhibit Art Change: SearStone Retirement Community
September 27, 2021 19th Annual FALC Senior Exhibition
September 25, 2021 2021 Annual Member Dinner Meeting
September 16, 2021 Board Meeting
August 27, 2021 Art Exhibit Change at Cary Ballet Conservatory
August 26, 2021 August Make-up Board Meeting
August 26, 2021 August Members Meeting with Irish artist Róisín O'Farrell
August 19, 2021 Board Meeting
August 14, 2021 WakeMed Cary Plein Air Exhibit Drop Off
July 22, 2021 July Members Meeting with artist Fabio Cembranelli
July 15, 2021 Board Meeting
July 13, 2021 Art Exhibit Change at Fonville Morisey, Prestonwood
July 09, 2021 Art Exhibit change at FALC Office
June 25, 2021 NCMA Park Tour for FALC Members
June 24, 2021 June Members' Meeting with Lyudmila Tomova
June 17, 2021 Board Meeting
June 01, 2021 Rescheduled May Board Meeting
May 27, 2021 Monthly Member Meeting:
May 14, 2021 Spring Plein Air event for FALC Members and their friends!
April 22, 2021 Monthly Member Meeting:
April 17, 2021 Open Studio
April 15, 2021 Board Meeting
March 25, 2021 Monthly Member Meeting:
March 18, 2021 Board Meeting
February 25, 2021 Monthly Member Meeting:

Recordings

Click here for the FALC Playlist of recorded speaker presentations. The playlist includes: 

2021 Presenting Artists

  • Roisin O'Farrell shares business tips for artists
  • Lyudmila Tomova shows us how she tackles a portrait in watercolor
  • Jason Clark talks about his experience and process with spray paint and murals
  • Colley Whisson talks about his plein air painting experiences
  • Ryan Fox offers tips on how to photograph your artwork
  • Ashlynn Browning, curator of "Front Burner" exhibition at NCMA, February 2021
  • Sarah Sedwick, guest oil painter, January 2021
2020 Presenting Artists
  • Lynn Sanguedolce, guest oil painter, September 2020
  • Chelsea Lange, guest portrait artist, June 2020. 



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