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Our next meeting is October 17th. The October Demo Artist is Cecy Turner, demonstrating her techniques in Oil.

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.

For more information on Cecy's work, visit:

October 2017

Artist: Cecy Turner
November 2017
Artist: Pete Quaid
December 2017
Artist: Benjamin Vincent
January 2018
Artist: Soon Warren
Febuary 2018
Artist: George H. Jones
March 2018
Artist: Guy Beals
Wild Flower Collage
April 2018
Artist: Frank Sowells
May 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd


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

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SHOW 2017

Features works from high school age students living in the Richardson ISD area. The show runs from December 1 thru January 6th.

Click Here for more information and 2017 ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

• Click Here for List of 2016 Winners for Young Peoples/Student's Show

Best of Show - Ann Hardy

RCAS 51st 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. To see photos from previous shows, go to the Archives page.

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2017 RCAS Membership Show

The deadline to enter this show has past.

Take in is October 7 at the Richardson Public Library, Third Floor, 10:30 to 12:30. Awards Presentation at Richardson Public Library during regular monthly Members meetings in basement conference room

2017 RCAS Membership Show Judge: Ann Hardy
Oil Painters of America Signature Member
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Signature Member
Outdoor Painters Society Master Signature Member
Texas and Neighbors Signature Member
Accredited Creative Artists
Southwestern Watercolor Society
American Impressionist Signature Member
National OPA awards of 2nd and 3rd in 2001 and 2008
Sixteen Best of Shows in National Shows
American Woman Artists Best Painting
Texas National Watercolor Best of Show
Judging National and Regional Shows over the US

Ann is living life as fully and well as she knows how.  For Ann, the joy of painting is in the process (journey) and not the destination.  Growth in life and art is the most exciting thing she can think of.  She believes you must be willing to risk and to be at home in your own skin.  For her, it’s fun to be slightly (??) eccentric (and she plays that to the hilt) by painting in a 12 by 12 foot treehouse, and by cooking for 6 others on a 51ft. sailboat in the Grenadine Islands, driving a van of 8 women artists in Guatemala, backpacking in Scotland and England, riding up the Tetons on horseback from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, tenting for a week, riding a 20-year-old mule around Texas while following a wagon train for 2 weeks, backpacking with her daughter in the Rockies for several days, painting and drawing in Bali, Italy, San Miquel de Allende, Mexico, Greece, France (Chateau du Soudan), Habitat for Humanity in Belize, fishing for King Salmon in Sitka, Alaska, painting in Argentina, and the most precarious of all, decided to earn her livelihood as an artist.

2017 RCAS Membership Show Calendar
September 5 , 2017 Call for Artist Opens
October 3, 2017 Entry Submission DEADLINE - No late entries
October 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Entries received at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery
October 17, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation at Richardson Public Library during regular monthly Members meetings in basement conference room
November 4th
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Entries picked up at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
-Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973

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

Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend. - John Singer Sargent