MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Our next regular meeting will be March 17, 6:30 p.m. The March demonstrator will be painter Cecy Turner. Cecy will demonstrate her technique in painting the landscape in oils.

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. Read more on Cecy's Web site here:

www.CecyTurner.com

She has also received the Frank Wright Memorial Award in the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and has been designated as a "Fellow" in this organization. Cecy has also been a Top 100 Finalist in the Arts for the Parks National Competition twice and in the Paint the Parks National Competition twice. She was chosen by Southwest Art Magazine as an "Artist to Watch" in their July, 2006, issue.

Artist's Statement: Texture and the effects of light and shadow have become important elements in my paintings.I am fascinated with the glow of reflected light on various surfaces. Painting on location on a regular basis has opened many doors for me. I cannot improve nature, but I can rearrange and simplify it to correspond to what I feel. Traveling abroad has opened up new vistas of color and texture for me. I paint to convey the enjoyment and excitement of what I see.

To see more of Cecy's beautiful work, visit her web site: :www.CecyTurner.com

WORKSHOPS

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



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YOUNG PEOPLE'S
SHOW

Featuring Richardson High School Art Students. Work will be displayed on the second floor of the library until February 14, 2015. The awards presentation is Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 in the library basement meeting room before the monthly general meeting.


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.

50+ Show 2015
RCAS invites artist 50 years old and up to enter. Entries will be received March 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Click here to download the 50+ Prospectus.
DEADLINE FOR ENTERING REGIONAL SHOW - FEBRUARY 28

Richardson Civic Art Society – 49th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale Please join Richardson Arts Commission and the Richardson Civic Art Society for the opening of the 49th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale at the Charles M. Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas. The 2015 Juror is Gladys Roldan-de-Moras. The exhibit is open to the public from May 1 – 26th. You are invited to the Reception & Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 10, 2014 from 7- 9 p.m.

DEADLINE FOR ENTERING REGIONAL SHOW - FEBRUARY 28

Click here for additional information about entering the show.

JUROR: Gladys Roldan de Moras The product of a long line of artists and artisans, Gladys was born in 1965 in Monterrey, Mexico. She began to enjoy Art at a very young age and took a circuitous route to become a fine artist we know today. In 1984 she moved to Austin where she received her degree from the University of Texas.

Her passion for art is reflected in her colorful work. Each one of her paintings captures the essence of the moment; often there is a hidden message the artist wants to convey. Strong colors, soft edges, hard edges, light and shadow are all captured by the artist’s hand. Because of her talent she is rapidly being recognized as an important emerging artist. More information available at her website: www.roldandemoras.com/

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.