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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

This year, due to COVID-19 we are having our monthly demos virtually. This allows us to invite national artist as well as our local artist.

October 20, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Our Demo Artist for for the October 20 meeting will be Cheri Christensen woking with oils, and focusing on Farm Animals in particular.

Cheri Christensen was born in Enumclaw Washington, a small rural town of horse, dairy and cattle ranches at the foot of Mt. Rainier. Cheri's grandfather was a cattle rancher there and he was a big influence on her choice of subject matter today. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington. Cheri study oil painting and drawing intensely for three years with Ron Lukas, a protege of Sergei Bongart, who taught in the tradition of the Russian Impressionists. Cheri concentrates on seeing and conveying the effects of color and light on form.

Cheri has been featured in several magazines such as American Art Collector, Western Art Collector and Southwest Art Magazine.

She currently has 5 videos available through Liliedahl Video Productions, " Straight Ahead," "Highlight," "Keeping an Eye Out," "Brushwork & Backlight" and her new video, "The Color of White" where she demonstrates both her brush and palette knife techniques. She is also featured in the books, "Art Journey, New Mexico," and "Finding your Visual Voice. A Painter's Guide to Developing and Artistic Style." She currently resides in Texas.

For more information visit her website at:: CheriChristensen.com


UPCOMING FALL 2020
DEMONSTRATORS

October 20, 2020
Cheri Christensen
Oils
Farm Animals


November 17, 2020
Jesse Lane
Colored Pencil
Portraits

December, 2020
Christmas Party
January 19, 2021
Andy Evansen
Watercolor

Feburary 16, 2021
Soon Young Warren
Oils Cut Glass

March 16, 2021
William Schneider
Pastels & Oils
"How to Paint Eyes"

April 20, 2021
John MacDonald
Emotion in Oils

May 18, 2021
Jeff Legg
Still Life

WORKSHOPS

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

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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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Art of the Month Contest Rules

"Art of the Month” Chairpersons:

Sponsors for the 2020-2021 season are:

RCAS greatly appreciates these generous incentives for our artists!

Guidelines for "Art of the Month Contest”:
Members may bring one painting to the general meeting.  Artists must register on the numbered list provided and place the corresponding voting number on their entry. Entries are not judged by category.  All categories compete against each other. Chairs, with support of the RCAS board, may disqualify any artist’s submission.  At a later date, the artist has a right to appeal. Prizes are awarded for first, second, third place.  Voting by all attending members takes place at 7:45 – 8:00 p.m during the social time. Then awards are presented, and pictures taken for the Sketchpad at the end of the meeting. The first-place winner may not enter the following month. Other prize winners are eligible to enter the following month.

The following artwork CANNOT be exhibited in the public facilities of the Richardson Public Library:  Artwork containing conspicuous political, religious, nor sexually suggestive content such as nudes as per Library policies

Artwork must be original and not produced in a workshop or under a teacher’s supervision.  Artwork cannot exceed 48” on any side, including frame and the minimum size is 8” x 10”, including frame. Artwork may be unframed for the contest, but First place winner must be framed for display at the City of Richardson Civic Center.

Show us what you are “into”!  Show and share is an opportunity for digital artists, photographers and 3-D sculptors to display their work at our meetings.

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. - Paul Gauguin 1848-1903