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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

This year, due to COVID-19 we are having our monthly demos virtually. This allows us to invite national artist as well as our local artist.

October 20, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Our Demo Artist for for the October 20 meeting will be Cheri Christensen woking with oils, and focusing on Farm Animals in particular.

Cheri Christensen was born in Enumclaw Washington, a small rural town of horse, dairy and cattle ranches at the foot of Mt. Rainier. Cheri's grandfather was a cattle rancher there and he was a big influence on her choice of subject matter today. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington. Cheri study oil painting and drawing intensely for three years with Ron Lukas, a protege of Sergei Bongart, who taught in the tradition of the Russian Impressionists. Cheri concentrates on seeing and conveying the effects of color and light on form.

Cheri has been featured in several magazines such as American Art Collector, Western Art Collector and Southwest Art Magazine.

She currently has 5 videos available through Liliedahl Video Productions, " Straight Ahead," "Highlight," "Keeping an Eye Out," "Brushwork & Backlight" and her new video, "The Color of White" where she demonstrates both her brush and palette knife techniques. She is also featured in the books, "Art Journey, New Mexico," and "Finding your Visual Voice. A Painter's Guide to Developing and Artistic Style." She currently resides in Texas.

For more information visit her website at:: CheriChristensen.com


UPCOMING FALL 2020
DEMONSTRATORS

October 20, 2020
Cheri Christensen
Oils
Farm Animals


November 17, 2020
Jesse Lane
Colored Pencil
Portraits

December, 2020
Christmas Party
January 19, 2021
Andy Evansen
Watercolor

Feburary 16, 2021
Soon Young Warren
Oils Cut Glass

March 16, 2021
William Schneider
Pastels & Oils
"How to Paint Eyes"

April 20, 2021
John MacDonald
Emotion in Oils

May 18, 2021
Jeff Legg
Still Life

WORKSHOPS

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

Check out the Workshops Page.

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YOUNG PEOPLE'S
SHOW 2020

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2020 -54th RCAS Regional Exhibition
Best of Show
Donald Matheson

• SEE THE WINNERS!
RCAS 54th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

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.

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2020 RCAS Online Member's Show
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RCAS North Texas Giving Day
Please donate and forward to all friends and family to share our message! (click image above)

This will be the first year RCAS will participate in North Texas Giving Day. It’s quick, it’s easy, and will help us continue with great offerings throughout this challenging year. Early donations are open now, but the greatest benefits with bonus funds will be for donations made on 9/17/20.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding availability of the Richardson Library during the Covid 19 pandemic, our fall schedule of meetings and exhibits has not been finalized. We are investigating the possibility of having virtual meetings and exhibits online, as a last resort, if the library continues to be open only to small groups of Richardson residents for limited hours. Further information will be provided as soon as it is available.


RCAS 2020 54th Regional Exhibition

AND THE WINNERS OF THE 54th REGIONAL ARE...

Our juror for the 54th RCAS Regional Exhibition, Deanna Thibault, has selected the winners for the 2020 Competition. Click the link below for information, Show Catalog and Slide Show of winning pieces.

• CLICK HERE FOR WINNERS LIST AND IMAGES •

2020 RCAS 54TH Regional Art Exhibition

See January Meeting Video

Portions of January's Meeting were videotaped by Carlos Correa of the City of Richardson. CLICK HERE to see Video!


$2,000.00 in Cash Prize Awards

February 21, 2020 – March 13, 2020
Hosted by the Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS) and the Richardson Public Library Sponsored in part by the City of Richardson and the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission- CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!


Altrusa/World Peace Exhibit

November 2nd was the awards reception for the Altrusa / World Peace Exhibit at the Richardson Public Library. The Altrusa/World Peace Show is a joint project between RCAS, RISD, the Richardson Public Library...READ MORE


Rosemary Chenney Memorial Show

The Rosemary Cheney Memorial Show is an art exhibit open to all elementary school students in the Richardson Independent School District.There are usually around 300 students who participate in this exhibit. RCAS sponsors this event at the Richardson Public Library and provides each child with a participation ribbon and certificate. The school district sponsors a reception for the students and their parents where they present the students with their ribbons and certificates. Rosemary Cheney was a teacher for the Richardson Independent School District for 24 years, teaching first and second grades. She loved her students and encouraged each one to do their best. She took an interest in student art work as well as their regular school work. She was a prize-winning artist in many of the shows sponsored by the Richardson Civic Art Society. She specialized in Water Media and Collage. She often gave one of her works of art to the teachers of her grandchildren.

Rosemary and her husband, John Cheney, were long-time members of RCAS and contributed greatly to the success of the organization. John, who is still an RCAS member, was instrumental in organizing the student art show and it was named in loving memory of his wife, Rosemary.


2019 Summer Show People's Choice

Congratulations to the winner of our 2019 RCAS Summer Show "People's Choice Award" ~ Claudia Caudill for her alcohol ink painting "Spring Iris's"! Claudia said "I was so happy to win the summer show votes, so encouraging when there are some times you wonder if anyone enjoys what we create. RCAS has been so kind to me and I am beyond joy to be the recipient of several awards this year."

The Summer Show was a resounding success. We had 100 gorgeous works of art in the show. The entry fee was $1 per piece to be awarded to the artist whose painting received the most votes. Thanks to a generous donation by Barbara McNutt, we had a People's Choice prize in the amount of $120.00.

Click Here for more information on this Show and to see Images.


2019 RCAS Spring Show Winners! (Click Here)



Artist of the Year - Jones C. McConnell, Jr.

The Richardson Arts Alliance (RAA) is an organization that promotes and develops the cultural arts in the City of Richardson through communication, coordination, and mutual education by and among the groups interested in the arts. RAA has held a "Heart for the Arts Gala" each year since 2006. This year, our RCAS President from 2016 through 2018, Jones C. McConnell, Jr. (Jonesy), was honored as their 2019 Artist of the Year. Please join us in congratulating him on this prestigious achievement.


Heights Recreation Center

Cecy Turner Exhibit!
A new solo exhibit, featuring Cecy Turner's artwork, has been installed at the Heights Recreation Center in Richardson, TX. It will be on display from February 4 through April 7, 2020. Texture and the effects of light and shadow are important elements of her paintings. She is fascinated with the glow of reflected light on various surfaces. Painting on location on a regular basis has opened many doors for her. She cannot improve nature, but she can rearrange and simplify it to correspond to what she feels. Traveling abroad has opened up new vistas of color and texture for her She paints to convey the enjoyment and excitement of what she sees. You can see more of her work at www.cecyturner.com.
Drop by and see it!

The Heights Recreation Center
711 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, Texas 75080
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Huffines Recreation Center-NEW Exhibit
Hangs until September 24th, 2019

One of the perks of being an RCAS member is the opportunity to show and sell your work, year-round, at the Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson, TX. There is no entry fee for these non-juried exhibits, which are changed out every six to eight weeks. RCAS members receive emailed reminders for entry into these exhibits. A New Exhibit has just been installed and it will be on display until August 27th. Drop by to see it!

Huffhines Recreation Center
200 N. Plano Rd., Richardson, Texas 75081
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Highlights of February, 2020 Meeting

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Highlights of April's Meeting, 2019

Highlights of March's Meeting, 2019

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.