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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Next meeting will be February 18, 2020. Cecy Turner will demonstrate Watercolor.

A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation.

She is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society (Board Member), Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists, American Plains Artists, and Texas and Neighbors . She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West(and a past president of WAOW), a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.

Cecy has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976. Versatile in both watercolor and oils, she has designed cards and calendars for numerous national greeting card companies. Cecy's work has appeared in articles in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic Magazine, North Light Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine (Artist to Watch), Art of the West, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover artist 2010) and the book, The Best of Flower Painting.

To read more about Cecy and her work, visit:
www.cecyturner.com


UPCOMING FALL 2019
DEMONSTRATORS

February 18, 2020
Cecy Turner
Watercolor
March 17, 2020
Rusty Jones
Oil
April 21, 2020
Sue Darte
Fused Glass
www.darteglass.com
May 19, 2020
Moina Sajjad
Abstract Acrylic & Resin

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

Click here for Prospectus and information about the show


2019 53rd RCAS Regional Show
Best of Show - Steve Miller

• SEE THE WINNERS!
RCAS 53rd 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.

Wylie Fine Art Gallery and Art Society
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Canyon Creek Art

$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!


RCAS 2020 54th Regional Exhibition
  • April 29th. through May 25th., 2020
  • Deadline for entering March 9th.
  • RCAS members receive a 25% discount
  • Reception, Sunday, May 10th. from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
  • Juror:  Deanna Thibault
  • Over $7,000 in cash and merchandise awards

• CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION! •

2020 RCAS 54TH Regional Art Exhibition

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.


RCAS 2019 Member's Show

See the Winners for the 2019 RCAS Member's Show (Click Here!)


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.

53rd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition & Sale Awards Reception at the Eisemann Center

The 53rd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition & Sale Awards Reception was held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, Sunday evening May 12. Best of Show Purchase Award went to Steve Miller for "Out in the Cold", and Judge's Choice went to Curtis Frederick for "Where Blue Monsters Live". To See a Full List of Winners and Photos of Awards Reception, CLICK HERE

RCAS 53rd Regional

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

A new solo exhibit, featuring RCAS member Ed Crumley, has been installed at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center.

Ed Crumley's Bio:
After a multi-decade career as an architectural illustrator and model builder serving architects, real estate developers, construction companies, and corporations statewide in Texas and beyond, Ed Transitioned into full-time oil painting.
His work includes landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits. He was commissioned to complete paintings of the new Houston Astros baseball field, Minute Maid Park, and the new Pittsburgh Pirates baseball field, PNC Park, both of which received wide distribution as signed prints.
A favorite charity is the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas which has received funds from the auction of several of his paintings.

He is a member of the Outdoor Painter Society and the Richardson Civic Art Society. His award-winning work has been represented in the Richardson Civic Art Society Regional shows, Fine Art America.com, The Dutch Art Gallery, and others. His web address is: www.edcrumley.com

Drop by to 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.

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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.