MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Richardson Civic Art Society meets the third Tuesday of each month. Each month we have various artists demos. Our next regular meeting is January 20, 2015. Our demo artist for January is Michael Holter. Michael will demonstrate his techniques for creating watercolor portraits.

About Michael: Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael's work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

Michael says, "I think of my work as impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive."

To see more of Michaels work, visit his web site at www.MichaelHolter.com

WORKSHOPS

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



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SIMPLY SUMMER
Show and Sale
Sorolla
  • Take in June 28 10:30-12:30
  • Take down Aug 9 10:30-12:30
Open to 2014-2015 members. For more info click here

Best of Show winning work of Gaylord O'Con in the 48th Richardson Civic Art Society's Regional Juried Art Show and Sale

• SEE THE WINNERS!
RCAS 48th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
Complete list of Winners and Slide Show.

SHOWS

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. To see photos from previous shows, go to the Archives page.

RCAS 2014 Christmas Party

Richardson Civic Art Society - Membership Show

The RCAS 2014 Annual Membership Show Awards reception was held during the regular meeting on October 21. Helen Bailey won top honors with "Starlight Express". To view a slide show of the winning artworks and for a complete list of winners, click here!

RCAS Membership Show

Richardson Civic Art Society - 48th Annual Regional Art Exhitition


See list of 2014 Winners and Slide Show - Click Here

Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Show Reception at the Eisemann Center

Awards Reception at the Eisemann Center for the RCAS 47th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition.

48th Regional Art Exhibition Best of Show

Gaylord O'Con's Winning Watercolor for the 28th RCAS Regional Juried Art Show and Sale

RCAS Member Excellence Award

Marie Renfro's collage won Award of Excellence in the RCAS 48th Annual Juried Art Show and Sale

See list of 2014 Winners and Slide Show - Click Here

THE RICHARDSON CIVIC ART SOCIETY

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.