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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

MARCH & APRIL 2020 MEETINGS CANCELLED

Update: the Richardson Public Library has informed RCAS that our March and April Meetings must be cancelled. Because of COVID-19, all Library programs and events have been canceled through April 30. The library will be closed to the public until that date, after which the situation will be re-evaluated. Curbside Delivery is available to check out books & media. Call the Library at 972-744-4350 for further details.

Important Announcement – March 17th and April 21 Members’ Meetings are Cancelled

After much deliberation, and taking the World Health Organization and CDC guidance to avoid large gatherings into account, the RCAS Board of Directors has voted to cancel the March 17th Members’ Meeting (April 21 meeting also cancelled). We made this decision because many of our members are in the high-risk age category for the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Although only a few confirmed cases have been reported in Dallas County and Collin County, we felt it was best to err on the side of caution rather than risk the health of any of our members.

We will remain vigilant and let you know if it becomes advisable to cancel any future meetings.

Linda Clary
President, RCAS


UPCOMING SPRING 2020
DEMONSTRATORS

March 17, 2020
CANCELLED
April 21, 2020
CANCELLED
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.

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Canyon Creek Art

May Meeting Cancelled

Due to the ongoing uncertainty about the timeline for opening the Richardson Public Library to normal operations, our May 19th members’ meeting has been cancelled. Consequently, we have decided to post the ballot for the election of our 2020-2021 board members here on our RCAS website. The deadline for casting your vote is May 9, 2020. Please click on the link below to access the ballot and cast your vote.

Click here for Ballot!


IMPORTANT UPDATE

As you may know, we announced a few days ago that the RCAS Monthly Meeting on March 17th would not take place due to the cancellation by the Richardson Public Library of all meetings. At that time, they were still allowing events like our show take-ins, exhibits and pick-ups to take place. However, today they have announced that the library will be closed from now through March 27th (to be reassessed at that time) and that meetings will be cancelled through April 30th. So, our Spring Show, which was scheduled for take-in on March 21st, will be postponed and our April 21st Members Meeting will be cancelled.

Due to the fluid nature of the ongoing closures and cancellations, we are not sure when the Spring Show will take place. We have reserved the space at the library for our exhibits through August 22nd. So, we will wait until we have a better idea of how this is all going to work out before we set a firm date for the Spring Show to take place. Artists who have entered the Spring Show may withdraw their artwork if necessary, and a refund will be provided. However, we would prefer that you wait to request a refund until we have a better idea of when we can reschedule the show. We will be keeping you informed as new information is provided to us.


RCAS 2020 54th Regional Exhibition

The 54th RCAS Regional has been RECHEDULED. Click link below for more information

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2020 RCAS 54TH Regional Art Exhibition

RCAS SPRING SHOW!

• THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED - SEE ABOVE

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION


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.


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

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

Highlights of January, 2020 Meeting

Highlights of December 2019-Christmas Party

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

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.