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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Our next meeting is March 20. The demo Artist for March will be Christina Yielding..

In her words: I was introduced to the art world about 14 years ago. From the first time I put color onto that blank endless possibility called a canvas, something magical happened. Over the years that magical process has had its way with me, leading me from a hobby to a career. Painting fills me with a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and integrity, and has proven to be a most amenable vehicle for translating my inner vision to an outer reality.

I paint solely on wood and custom build each frame around every piece. No paint brushes...my technique is crafted using a variety of scrapers. The preparation is an art in itself. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my subconscious is the undisputed project manager.

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UPCOMING
DEMONSTRATORS
NEXT MEETING:
March 2018
Artist: Christina Yielding
Abstract Acrylic on wood
April 2018
Artist: Frank Sowells
Acrylic
May 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd
Watercolor

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 2017

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

DEADLINE TO ENTER THIS SHOW HAS PASSED

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


Best of Show - Ann Hardy

• SEE THE WINNERS!
RCAS 51st 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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RCAS 2018 SPRING SHOW

ELIGIBILITY

This exhibit is open to RCAS members and non-members, age 18 and over. The location of the exhibit will be on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Drive, Rich-ardson, TX 75080. This exhibit is limited to three entries per artist. Artwork must be original, executed after March 2016, without instructor supervision, and must not be copies of art work or photographs by persons other than the artist. Multiple painting series must be in separate frames only and will be judged individually. Categories will be Oil/Acrylic on Canvas or Hard Surface; Water Media on Paper; Collage/Mixed Media; and Pastels/Graphics. No sculpture, computer art, photographs, shadow boxes or assemblage. Graphics are limited to charcoals, pen & ink, colored & graphite pencils, crayons, woodcuts, etchings, and hand pulled prints. Artwork which includes nudes, conspicuously religious or blatant political statements will not be accepted. RCAS reserves the right to refuse any entry. Entry into this exhibit implies acceptance of all requirements specified in this prospectus.

The Deadline to enter this show as passed.
AWARDS & CATEGORIES
Best of Show $150
First Place, each category $100
Second Place, each category $75
Third Place, each category $50
Honorable Mention, 4 at juror's discretion $25

Merchandise awards will be distributed equitably among the categories at the judge’s discretion. There will be approximately $1,600.00 in cash and merchandise awards.

2018 RCAS Spring Exhibition Calendar
January 20, 2017 Call for Artist Opens
March 17, 2017 Entry Submission DEADLINE - No late entries
March 24, 2017
10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.
Entries received at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery
April 17, 2017
6:30 p.m. til 8:40 p.m.
Awards Presentation at Richardson Public Library during regular monthly Members meetings in basement conference room
April 28, 2017
10:30 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
Entries picked up at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery
   

Juror: Jane E. Jones

Jane Jones is a highly celebrated and published artist and a long-time friend to RCAS.  She is an invited lecturer and juror for more than 80 art organizations with top awards from art organizations across the country.  She has studied with professional artists from across the United States and Europe.  Some of her awards include SWS Best of Show 2012

and 2014, First Place 1990, plus awards with SWS in 2011, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2003, 1991 and 1990 receiving her signature with SWS in 1987. Awards from other organizations throughout the United States are listed in her credits as well as a “50 Years of Excellence” award from the Texas Watercolor Society. She’s listed in Who’s Who of American Women and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.

Jane has been published in several North Light publications over the years, plus Watercolor Artist Maga-zine, American Artist and Splash 5. She’s been one of the featured artists in several “Best of” publications from 1998 to the present.

You can find Jane’s work in galleries and collections from Dallas to New York and on to Paris and Milan, Italy. For more of her credentials and information check out her web site: Janejonesart.com.

REQUIREMENTS & RESTRICTIONS

SIZE LIMITATIONS:

Minimum image size is 100 square inches (Height X Width ≥ 100”) not in-cluding mat and frame. Maximum overall frame height or width is 42 inches and must be less than 2 inches deep. Only two-dimensional art will be accepted.

FRAMING:

Selected art MUST be dry, and framed in a professional manner using D-rings and wire (no saw-tooth hangers). Simple frames are encouraged. Watercolor and other fragile media must be under Plexiglas. Pastel and Charcoal artwork may be under glass. Gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable, edges must be painted. Collage buildups must not exceed 1/4”. Diptych and Triptych’s must be in a single frame and will be judged as one entry.

GENERAL:

This show is limited to three entries per artist. Items not for sale must be marked NFS. A 20% commission on all sales shall be submitted by the artist to RCAS. Artists are responsible for paying state sales taxes. Please price your work accordingly. Artwork which includes nudes, conspicuously religious or blatantly political statements will not be accepted. If selected, entrants are obligated to exhibit their work during the entire show. Accepted entries shall im-ply a release of winning images to be displayed on the RCAS website, RCAS Facebook page or other RCAS publications. Awards are given at the discretion of the juror. Artists may qualify for up to three awards (only one per category). The juror’s decision is final.

LIABILITY

Artists should carry their own insurance. Reasonable care will be taken with original art. The City of Richardson, RCAS, its officers or volunteers and/or the Richardson Public Library will not be responsible for the loss, theft, breakage or damage of any artworks submitted. Entry implies artist’s acceptance of this policy.

AGREEMENT

Entering this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

Questions may be addressed to:

Pat Fekete, Show Chair: Patricia940@sbcglobal.net


or call 972-234-6612

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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