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There will be no December meeting at the library. Instead, we will have the Annual Holiday Party. Details below.

RCAS Invites you to our
Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wylie Fine Art Gallery
201 N. Ballard Ave., Suite #100
Wylie, Texas 75098
To participate in the gift exchange game, please bring a small (8x10 or smaller) painting, unframed, but gift wrapped.
Wine and Cheese will be provided by the Gallery
Bring cookies/sweets & recipe cards if you wish


December 17, 2019
RCAS Member
Holiday Party
January 21, 2020
Tom Hands
Chasing Shapes Drawing & Painting
February 18, 2020
Cecy Turner
March 17, 2020
Rusty Jones
April 21, 2020
Sue Darte
Fused Glass
May 19, 2020
Moina Sajjad
Abstract Acrylic & Resin


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

Check out the Workshops Page.

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SHOW 2019

Features works from high school age students living in the Richardson ISD area.

Click Here for more information and Show Photos

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

RCAS 53rd 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.

Wylie Fine Art Gallery and Art Society
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Canyon Creek Art


On December 6th, our very own RCAS member, artist and past president, Mickey Archer, along with poet, actress and teacher, Laurie Coker, will be signing copies of their book "Rhymes and Reason" from 2pm to 7pm at the Wylie Fine Art Gallery. The book contains a collection of Mickey's award-winning watercolor paintings and Laurie Coker's poetry about those paintings. This beautiful book would be a fine addition to every artist's library, and a signed copy would make a wonderful Christmas gift.

Mickey is a retired architect and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Richardson Civic Art Society.
He is also a signature member of SWS, Texas and Neighbors and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

Laurie Coker grew up in Sherman, graduated from Austin College and now lives in Austin where she is an actress and school teacher.
Laurie will be giving readings from “Rhymes and Reason” as well as a selection of her other poems.

The Wylie Fine Art Gallery
201 N. Ballard Ave., Suite #100
Wylie, Texas 75098

Visual Arts of Prosper

Artist Reception Friday,
December 6, 2019
6-8 p.m.

Join them for the artist reception for Prosper Visual Arts. The following artists including Sue Haberer, Toni Wengler, Sherry Barber, Andre Salvador, Ocean Matthews, Jeanie Simmons and Katheleen Hornyak will have artwork on display. The exhibition runs through December 27.

Visit Visual Arts of Prosper

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, The Dutch Art Gallery, and others. His web address is:

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.

Highlights of November's Meeting, 2019

Highlights of October's Meeting, 2019

Highlights of September's Meeting, 2019

Highlights of May's Meeting, 2019

Highlights of April's Meeting, 2019

Highlights of March's Meeting, 2019

Highlights of December's Meeting, 2018

Highlights of November's Meeting, 2018

Highlights of October's Meeting, 2018

Highlights of September's Meeting, 2018


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.