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Our next meeting is September 18. The demo Artist for September will be E. Melinda Morrison, demonstrating oils.

As a young woman, her B.A. in fine arts from the University of Texas at Tyler took a backseat to the corporate world for many years: advertising exec; graphic designer and art director of her own company; and later corporate and executive recruiter.  

Not surprisingly, she was recognized in national competitions for her print design and annual reports, but shortly after her move to Denver in 1994, the satisfied extrovert began to hear from the starving artist. She says she “felt like her soul was drying up”. An oil-painting class at the Art Students’ League of Denver rained water on that desert ground.

Over the next five years, Melinda studied painting at the League under the guidance of master painters like, Quang Ho, Kim English, Kevin Weckbach, and Ron Hicks. As her passion and skill grew, so did her dream to paint full-time. She made the leap in 2003 and brought years of corporate skills into the new and intricate dance of a full-time professional art career. She hasn’t looked back. Read more about Melinda at her web site:

UPCOMING 2018/2019
E. Melinda Morrison - Oils
Michael Archer - W/C
Justin Burns - Acrylic Transparent Layers
Benjamin Vincent-Caricatures
Janis Krendick - Pastels
Maribeth Jagger - Alcohol Ink
Jo Moncrief - Acrylic
Walt Davis - W/C
Ron Stephens - Acrylic/Mixed


RCAS has several workshops scheduled every year by accomplished artists - both local and national.

Check out the Workshops Page.

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SHOW 2017

Features works from high school age students living in the Richardson ISD area. The show runs from December 1 thru January 6th.

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• Click Here for List of 2016 Winners for Young Peoples/Student's Show

Best of Show - Ann Hardy

RCAS 51st Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
Complete list of Winners and Slide Show.


We have several shows each season, including a show for local high school students and a well-regarded regional show for all Texas artists.

Show dates for the current season are listed on the Shows page.

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All current RCAS members may enter up to 3 works of art. Non-members may join prior to the show in order to participate. (Click Here to Join)

The entry deadline is October 2, 2018. Take-in will be on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Richardson Library, Third Floor Gallery. Fees are $25 for one piece, $30 for two or $35 for three. Cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the monthly membership meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in the basement meeting room at the library at 6:30pm. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

RCAS 2018 Summer Show

If you entered this show, remember Pick-up is on Saturday, August 25th 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



The 2018 52nd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition Awards Reception was held May 13 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. CLICK HERE for Show Winners and links to photos of the reception and awards ceremony.

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Artist’s Statement

I studied art at the University of Texas (UTA & UTD) and at Collin College, however, I am mostly self-taught through books and videos, supplemented by workshops with local area artists.  My landscapes and seascapes are painted in oils and my birds, animals and abstracts are typically done in acrylics.  My inspirations mostly come from nature and include subjects that range from the majestic and awe-inspiring to those that are peaceful and soothing to the soul.  It gives me great pleasure to capture these places, and the birds and animals that live in them, on canvas. I paint mostly in oils and acrylics, but I also create pen & ink drawings and small metal sculptures. I have recently begun experimenting with flow acrylic abstract paintings, some of which are currently on exhibit at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center. My paintings have won several awards in Dallas area art shows and have been sold to art collectors both in the United States and in Europe...READ MORE 

Linda Clary

If you are an RCAS member and would like to host your own solo show at the recreation center, please contact the show chairman, Lari Howard for information.

Huffines Recreation Center-NEW Exhibit
Hangs until September 6th, 2018

A new RCAS exhibit has been installed at the Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson. Come by during regular recreation center hours (M-F - 6am to 10pm, Sat - 8am to 5pm) to see the exhibit and support your fellow artists. This exhibit will run through September 6th. Participating artists (in no particular order) are: Linda Clary, Ted Houston, Debbie Langham, Ron Stephens, Brenda Guyton, Janice Hamilton, Mandy Sicking, Geri McCleskey, Beverly Theriault, Helene Levitan and Pat Fekete.

Huffhines Gallery hours are:
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

RCAS 2017 Christmas Party Highlights (click here)

2017 RCAS Christmas Party

Highlights of May's Meeting, 2018

Highlights of April's Meeting, 2018

Highlights of March's Meeting, 2018

Highlights of February's Meeting, 2018

Highlights of November's Meeting, 2017

Highlights of October's Meeting, 2017

Highlights of September's Meeting, 2017


We are a non-profit organization operated for charitable and educational purposes. Our goal is to organize and support events in the Visual Arts that encourage the pursuit of excellence. We are located in Richardson, Texas and our projects are funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Arts Commission.