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The 50th Anniversary Year will again have monthly live demonstrators, demonstrating various media and techniques. Our next regular meeting will be Tuesday, October 20th. The October artist will be Walt Davis, demonstrating watercolor.

Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago. He studied first with Faith Helen Foust at Eastfield Community College then with Bud Biggs. He later attended workshops with Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and noted bird artist John P. O’Neil.

Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.

His work is carried by the Davis and Blevins Gallery in St. Jo, Texas, and his paintings hang in private collections in Washington State, Montana, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and cities throughout Texas. His work has been accepted into exhibitions of the American Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, Richardson Civic Art Society, Greenville Art League, and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. His painting, Katy-did, Katy-didn't, won the Margery Soroka Memorial Award in the 2013 American Watercolor Society competition in New York and was included in the Society’s traveling show.

Two other insect portraits won awards in 2014; one in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies in Phoenix, Arizona, and the other in the Southwestern Watercolor Society show in Dallas. With the acceptance of the painting Make My Day in the 2015 annual exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, Davis became a signature member of that prestigious organization.

For more information about Walt Davis and his work, visit:

Upcoming Demonstrators for the 2015-2016 Season:
October 2015
Artist: Walt Davis
Medium: Watercolor
Walt will also hold a Workshop October 22,23, 24, 2015.
November 2015
Artist: Janice Hamilton
Medium: Pastels
December 2015
Holiday Party in lieu of regular meeting.
January 2016
Artist: Nancy Medina
Medium: Oil Florals
February 2016
Artist: Jane Monsson
Medium: Texturing
March 2016
Artist: Gail Delger
Medium: Acrylic Collage
April 2016
Artist: Pat Kochen
Medium: Watercolor
May 2016
Artist: Rusty Jones
Medium: Oil Landscape


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

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Features works from high school age students living in the Richardson ISD area. Take-in is set for December 10th and 11th. It will close on January 5th.

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

RCAS 48th 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. To see photos from previous shows, go to the Archives page.

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RCAS 2015 Membership Show Prospectus

All RCAS members are invited to bring up to 3 entries for display and judging. It is the entrant’s responsibility to read and comply with the following requirements and entry shall imply agreement. Receiving date is October 3rd, 10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Show hangs from October 3, 2015 thru November 14,2015

The best possible care will be taken in handling your artwork. RCAS and/or the Richardson Public Library will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any work. There is a 20% commission to be paid to RCAS on all sales during the show. This show is funded in part by the City of Richardson, through the City of Richardson Arts Commission.

Click Here to download the full Prospectus for the 2015 Membership Show.

A Look Ahead at Our 50th Anniversary Year 2015-2016

Richardson Civic Art Society invites all DFW metroplex artists to join us for an art-filled season during our 50th Anniversary Year. RCAS was founded in 1966 as the first Art group in Richardson. Then and now, our purpose has been to support and encourage the creative visual arts and artists. Here is a brief look at some highlights of the year ahead:

RCAS sponsors six art shows each year with different objectives, from membership shows to area elementary school competitions, to a regional juried exhibition with generous cash and merchandise awards. Dates for the upcoming shows are:

  • October 3, 2015 - November 14, 2015 Membership Show
  • November 19/20 - December 5, 2015 RCAS/Altrusa World Peace Show
  • December 10/11 (take-in), 2015 - January 5, 2016 Young People’s Show
  • February 25 - March 18, 2016 Rosemary Cheney Show
  • March 19 - April 23, 2016 50 + Show
  • April 26 - May 31, 2016 50th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

The RCAS Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit is our most prestigious show of the year, and 2016 will mark the celebration of our 50th Anniversary. The reception and awards presentation will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082 on May 15, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Click Here to download the Full Look Ahead at Our 50th Anniversery doc.

RCAS Donates Painting to Library

The Richardson Civic Art Society continued its tradition of purchasing the winning artwork from its biggest annual art show, the 49th Regional Art Exhibition, and giving it to the City of Richardson in acknowledgement of the City’s support for the arts. This year’s winner will be displayed in the Richardson Public Library, along with winning art from previous years.

The 2015 Best in Show winner was a pastel painting by Barbara Mason, a nationally recognized professional artist. Her painting “Secrets” was inspired by a trip to Carnevale, a huge winter festival celebrated with parades, masquerade balls, entertainment, music, and parties in Italy.

The Richardson Civic Art Society is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization providing a support system for the visual arts in our community. Its 49th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition was open to all Texas artists; the 78 works selected by the juror from 222 entries were recently displayed in the Eisemann Center. The Best of Show painting “Secrets” will be permanently displayed on the 2nd Floor of the Richardson Public Library.

49th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale

The 49th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale is currently at the Charles M. Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas. The exhibit is open to the public from May 1 – 26th. The show is sponsored by the Richardson Arts Commission and the Richardson Civic Art Society. Barbara Mason won top honors, Best of Show, with her work titled "Secrets". (below)

See the 49th RCAS Regional Show Winners

• Click here for more information and a PDF of all the winners of this years show.

Richland Park HOA's Spring Fling

On April 18, from 5-9 the Richardson Civic Arts Society helped the Richland Park HOA with its Spring Fling. The event was held on the parking lot at Richland Park Elementary School. Over 200 people attended the event. RCAS members, John Cheney, Pete Quaid, Barbara McNutt, Marianne Phelps and Pat Fekete engaged the children and young people with sculpture WIKI sticks. A good time was had by all that participated. Results are shown in the following photos from the event.

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

RCAS Member Excellence Award

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



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.