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    • March 31, 2022
    • July 09, 2022
    • WakeMed Cary Reflection Gallery

    WakeMed Cary Reflection Gallery: Call for Artists

    The theme for this newest curated exhibit at WakeMed Cary is “Bring in Spring”.  Let’s fill the halls of the hospital with this season’s sense of renewal!  Artists may submit one entry that emphasizes the beauty and joy of Spring to show chair Sonia Kane.  Size is limited to 24” width, including frame.    

    March 31: Submissions due for digital curating to soniakane@nc.rr.com:  Name, Email, Phone, Title, Medium, Size (with and without frame), Price, JPEG image.                                                                                          

    April 3: Notification of acceptance

    April 9: 1-2pm, Deliver accepted work; 1-3pm, Pick-up for “FALC Volunteer Show”  

    July 9:  1-3pm, Pick-up for this exhibit; 1-3pm Delivery for "Coastal Life" Photography Show

    Location: WakeMed Cary Reflection Gallery, 1900 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary NC 27518

    • May 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • July 01, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Page Walker Arts and History Center

    •  Reception and Awards:  May 27, 2022   6-8 pm  (coincides with the Cary Art Loop)

    •  Artwork pick-up:  July 5, 2022  12 - 4:30 pm.

    •  Artwork requiring shipping will be shipped by July 8, 2022
    • June 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • July 29, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Cary Senior Center

    The Fine Arts League of Cary (FALC) will hold its 20th Annual FALC Senior Exhibition at the Cary Senior Center. Work is from residents 55 years and older of Wake County, North Carolina. Open to the Public.  

    Pick Up Artwork - Friday July 29 from 2-4PM

    Show Chair:   Ronda Guy Co-Chair: Ann Neely

    Judge:   Linda Dallas – Raleigh artist and illustrator. Owner Linda Dallas’ Art Studio. Professor at St. Augustine University

    Calendar of Important Dates:

    Artwork will be submitted to the Cary Senior Center (120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary NC 27513, phone 919-469-4081) on June 20, 1:00-4:00. Pick-up is scheduled on July 29th from 2-4 PM. Opening Thursday June 23rd from 6PM to 9PM.

    Entry Requirements and Eligibility:

    • All FALC senior members and all residents 55 years and older of Wake County in North Carolina are eligible to submit up to two pieces of artwork. All entries will be accepted into the exhibition.
    • The entrance fee is $15 for the first piece and $10 for the second piece. A “25% of sale” to FALC is requested for any artwork that is sold.
    •  Two-dimensional works of art, including works on canvas, board, paper, fabric, and photography, are eligible for entry in the exhibition. Photography printed on canvas is not permitted. Work must be entirely the original work of a single artist and executed after January 1, 2021.  Artwork should be family-friendly and appropriate for the public. 
    •  Works must not have been exhibited in previous judged FALC shows.
    •  Your submission must be originally conceived using your own or copyright free reference.  Paintings created in an instructional setting, including private instruction, workshops and art classes are not considered original artwork. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds, or kit work will be accepted.
    • Specific hanging instructions are listed on our website at www.fineartsleagueofcary.org/Shows
    • Registration and payment online a  www.fineartsleagueofcary.org, 20th Annual Senior Show
    • All artworks MUST be picked up at the scheduled time and day. FALC is not responsible for unclaimed artwork.


    First Place Award:  $100.00

    Second Place:   $75.00

    Third Place:   $50.00

    Five Honorable Mentions:  $25.00 each

    • June 28, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • September 21, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • The Mayton 301 S Academy St, Cary NC
    Registration is closed

    The Mayton Hallways Show

    • May 30:  Submission deadline, 11:55 pm
    • June 6: Artists will be notified of acceptance by this date. 
    • June 20: 11am - 1pm:  Drop off 
    • June 28 - Installation of new artwork, 1:00-2:30 pm
    • Sept 21: Exhibition ends, pick up artwork 11am - 1pm

    This is a curated show. 

    Works sold from the show will be replaced with a work from the Waitlist. Please review FALC Display Guidelines attached to the bottom of this document. 

    Guidelines may have changed. Read carefully. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in refusal to hang your art even if the art itself has been accepted. 

    Show Chairs: Linda Starr & David Foster

    Curation Committee: Linda Starr, David Foster & Nancy Carty


    All members of FALC are eligible to submit three pieces of artwork. 

    Eligible art: 

    2 Dimensional. Any medium. 

    Canvases must be framed or gallery wrapped 1.5” deep, edges deep and painted - integral to the composition preferred but solid painted allowed. 

    Work must be your original concept, using your own or copyright free reference.

    Minimum size: 16x20 canvas size

    Maximum size:  no side larger than 54” including frame.

    Not eligible:

    Art reproductions - giclees, art prints, etc - not eligible. 

    Artwork created in an instructional setting, including private instruction, 

    workshops and art classes are not considered original artwork. - not eligible. 

    No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted.

    Copyright statement:

    The artist retains copyright to his/her image(s), however, by submitting to this show, artist agrees to FALC's use of the images for publicity (including future FALC event promotion) and archival purposes. Artist agrees to abide by all rules in this prospectus. Submission of entries and entry fee, which is non- refundable, constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus. 

    Submission Process: 

    Below you will find a format for required information. Please email this information to MaytonChairLS@fineartsleagueofcary.org  (<corrected!)   and digitized art files in the following format. 

    You can copy and paste the format below to the email.

    Attach individual jpg files of your artwork to the email - NAMED with the title of the artwork. Format for your submission email to the Show Chair:


    Artist Name

    Artist email

    Artist phone


    Work 1: 






    Work 2: 






    Work 3: 






    To this email please attach the jpg digitized artwork files, with FILE NAMES CORRESPONDING TO ART TITLES. 

    End of email format. 


    FALC Display Guidelines:

    All work must be totally dry and ready to hang. 

    Ready to hang means the following:

    Dates and times

    • Respect the delivery and pick up dates and times.  Non-compliance may mean refusal of entry from the current show and the next show. FALC Volunteers are volunteering their time. Please be respectful.  


    • Work delivered must be physically labelled on the back with a tag, business card or handwritten label on the frame with the Artist’s name and contact information. This is to help us get your work to you if needed.  

    Hanging wire:

    • Use heavy gauge wire. 
    • No sawtooth hangers. 
    • Screw eyes large enough to support the weight of the piece. 
    • Please tape the raw ends of the wire to prevent injury


    • Work on paper must be matted and framed. Large works (over 22 inches x 30 inches) should be framed using plastic, not glass, because of the weight.
    • Work on canvas may be unframed if the edges are painted as an integral part of the work. Some venues, with larger size requirements, like The Mayton, require gallery wrapped canvas at 1.5” or more. 

    Appropriateness of subject

    • FALC displays art in various facilities. Town of Cary facilities require work appropriate for a family setting. Not all FALC venues are TOC facilities, but if it is at the Page Walker, Cary Art Center, The Senior Center or other TOC facility, please be aware FALC must follow TOC guidelines. Look at the specific Show Description for these details. 


    • All entries will be handled with the best care possible, but FALC, its members, and the hosting facility shall not be responsible for loss or damage of any cause. By entering any FALC exhibition or venue the entering member agrees to abide by these rules.

    FALC requirements

    • FALC requests a 25% (of the selling price) donation on works sold from these venues.
    • FALC has the right to refuse work deemed inappropriate or presenting unmanageable display problems.
    • FALC reserves the right to change these rules at any time. 

    • July 05, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Page Walker Arts and History Center

    •  Artwork pick-up:  July 5, 2022  12 - 4:30 pm.

    •  Artwork requiring shipping will be shipped by July 8, 2022
    • July 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1903 High House Road, Cary, NC 27519

    All members are invited to exhibit at Fonville Morisey, Prestonwood!

    New art  is installed on July 11, 2022, from 10-2 pm.

    Fonville-Morisey is located at 1903 High House Road in Cary on the corner of High House and Davis Drive (near H Mart).

    Please bring new art, ready to hang, and/or pick up work that you havecurrently hanging there.  Both Realtors and new homeowners use this location, so exposure to your art is very good. Large works look best here; like 20x24", 24x36" or 30x40".

    There is a limit of 2 works per artist and with room for about 18 pieces.  Send me an email if you are planning to bring your artwork so that I can save a space for you.  Due to the hangers used at this location we cannot accommodate heavy frames or art behind glass.  Please view FALC display guidelines for exact instructions for hanging art at our exhibits.

    NEW:  Bring about 10 business cards, if you have them!  We now have a card holder at  this venue!

    The show will hang for 3 months, until  October 10, 2022.  

     VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  1-2 volunteers to help hang the show would be greatly appreciated. You can contact me at the number below if you plan to attend or have any questions.


    Blythe Follett-Colon

    (919) 656-6096


    • August 10, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cary Arts Center
    Hello, FALC Friends!

    Dan Nelson here with an INVITATION for you to join us for our Painter's Critiques on the second wednesday of every other month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST.

    Critiques will be in person at the Cary Arts Center, and also online (on Zoom) for those of you who can't join us in person.

    Please register so I know who is coming. Thanks!

    ANY kind of painting-- acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor . . .

    and ANY STYLE of art-- from photo-realistic to abstract . . .

    and ANY SUBJECT-- Landscape, figurative, portrait, still life . . . 

    Send a photo of your painting to me (at least by mid-day Wednesday) to DanielNelsonArt@gmail.com, and I will print it out and work on it during our critique. 

    - Here's the ZOOM LINK if you rather stay home-- (same link every time)


    YOUR presence with us will make our gathering richer.

    Hope to see you there!


    • October 01, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • December 31, 2022
    • 11:00 PM
    • 8111 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh NC
    Registration is closed

    REGISTRATION is required for interested participants.

    Venue: Margaux’s Restaurant

    • Location: 8111 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh NC

      Exhibition Dates: October 1 – December 31, 2022

      This is a curated show.

      Works sold will be replaced with a work from the Waitlist.

      Show Chair: Jim Hallenbeck


    • ·      Submission Deadline: September 7, 2022
    • ·      Notification Date: September 16, 2022
    • ·      Installation Date: September 29, 2022; drop off 1pm – 2pm
    • ·      Exhibition End Date: December 31, 2022
    • ·      Pick Up Date: January 2, 2023; 10am – Noon


    All members of FALC are eligible to submit 3 pieces of artwork.

    Eligible art:

    Two dimensional, any medium.

    Canvases must be framed or gallery wrapped 1” deep, edges painted.

    Work must be original in concept, using your own or copyright free reference.

    Minimum size: 9” x 12” excluding frame.

    Maximum size: no side larger than 72” including frame.

    Not eligible:

    Art reproductions – giclees, art prints, etc.

    Artwork created in an instructional setting, including private instruction, workshops and art classes are not considered original artwork. 

    No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted.


    FALC requires a 25% (of the selling price) donation on all works sold from the Margaux's exhibition.

    • October 20, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • October 22, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cary Arts Center
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    Join waitlist

    Join us (in-person) for the 3-day painting workshop "Color Choices: From Boring to Brilliant" with New York artist Patti Mollica.

    • DATE: October 20 to October 22, 2022
    • TIME: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (1 hour for lunch on your own)
    • MEDIUM: Acrylics (oils are welcome!)
    • SUPPLIES LIST: Color Workshop Supply list.pdf
    • LEVEL: All levels
    • FEE:  $395 Members / $445 Non Members
    • Early Registration for members only: March 8 through March 22nd, 2022
    • Registration for non-members opens: March 23rd, 2022
    • CANCELLATION POLICY: Below (scroll down to the end)


    Are you sometimes creatively underwhelmed with landscapes that are “all green”, or urban scenes that are “all grey” or any subject that features less than exciting colors? How do you translate your subject into colors that convey a more personal expression? How do you choose, mix and paint colors that you don’t actually see? How do you harmonize these colors and work with the color wheel / color schemes to assure that your painting will hold together in the end? If you have ever asked any or all of these questions, this workshop is for you!

    Patti Mollica, author of “Color Theory, an Essential Guide to Color” will be teaching the strategy behind working with color schemes and pushing color choices to the next level. If you are ready to embark upon new level of color exploration, don’t miss this workshop. Take your understanding of color to a new level in this intensive hands-on workshop. Learn how to harness color to make dynamic, harmonious and creative color choices in your artwork. All skill levels are welcome!


    Patti Mollica delights in painting the world around her in a bold, confident style, with hues that are vibrant, energetic and contemporary. Her work is known for its fearless use of color and expressive brushwork, while still blending a delicate balance between impressionism, abstraction, and realism.

    Patti has been commissioned by, and is included in the private collections of American Express, Sheraton Hotels, CBS & RCA Records, Penguin Press and many others. Additionally, she is a Certified Teacher for Golden Paints and conducts workshops throughout the U.S., covering topics such as “Innovative Acrylic Techniques using Golden Paints”, as well as “How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold”.

    Patti’s original artwork is represented in several galleries throughout the US. Published prints and posters can be found in retail chains worldwide. Patti is the author of 4 books,"How to Paint Fast, Loose, and Bold", “Modern Acrylics “, “Color Theory”, “Acrylics – Getting Started”, as well as 3 instructional painting DVD’s, “Value, Brushwork, and Color Techniques”, published by Northlight Books.


    If a month before the workshop we haven’t reached the minimum amount of students for the workshop to happen the workshop will be canceled and students will receive a full refund.

    If you cancel less than 30 DAYS prior to the start of a workshop/class you will not receive a refund. If you must cancel in this time frame we encourage you to find a replacement, and your replacement can reimburse you for your course fee (please notify us if you do this). If you cancel before the 30-day limit you will receive a full refund. Unfortunately, students who start a multiple-day workshop and are unable to attend any portion of the class will not receive a refund.


    Workshop will be canceled or rescheduled if inclement weather (hurricanes, snow storm, tropical storm, black ice, flooding, etc.) is on the forecast, or if a global health issue (pandemic) prevents groups from gathering. No one should take any unnecessary risks. If the workshop is canceled because of these out of our control circumstances, all registration money will be returned to the students. The workshop will be rescheduled if possible for both parties.

    If you have Covid symptoms before coming to a workshop, please stay home and a positive Covid test result will be required in order to receive a full refund.

Past events

June 28, 2022 Mayton Hallways Artwork Pick up
June 22, 2022 Artist RoundTable June 2022
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 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 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 09, 2021 Plein Air Exhibit, WakeMed Cary Ends. Pick up Day
October 09, 2021 Open Call: WakeMed Cary Reflections Gallery
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:
January 27, 2021 Monthly Member Meeting:
January 15, 2021 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2021
January 13, 2021 Critique Session


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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