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Our next meeting is May 15. The demo Artist for May will be Nel Dorn Byrd.

Nel Dorn Byrd is a watercolor painter and has exhibited her work in national and international shows throughout the US.    She studied art at Midland Institute of Fine Arts, Richland College, and the University of Texas at Dallas.  

She has studied at home and abroad with many watercolor instructors, traveling and painting in twelve different countries.   Nel’s work has been included in several publications and books, and in 2003 an article on her interior paintings was published in the summer issue of Watercolor.

She paints in a loose, impressionistic style and paints a variety of subjects. She co-operated a successful art gallery and frame shop for twenty one years.  

For more information on Nel Dorn Byrd and her work visit:


May 15, 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd


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


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We have several shows each season, including a show for local high school students and a well-regarded regional show for all Texas artists.

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All current RCAS members may submit up to 5 works of art. Entry is free.
New members may join online by CLICKING HERE!

You must enter online no later than midnight on Monday, July 2nd. There is no entry fee and you do not have to submit photos of your artwork.


Prospectus: The RCAS Summer Show and Sale is a non-juried show. Photographs of your work are not required. There is no entry fee and no awards will be given. There is no restriction on the age of the artwork, so you can enter older artwork that you still have on hand. It is a great opportunity for RCAS members to show and sell their work. You must be a paid-up member of RCAS to participate. The RCAS fiscal year runs from June 1st through May 31st, so dues for the 2018-2019 fiscal year are due after May 31st, 2018. If you have not yet paid your dues for the 2018-2019 year, you may do so online at, or you may download and print the form at and mail your payment to the address shown on the form.

The paintings must be framed and wired for hanging with D-Rings (no eye-screws or saw-tooth hangers) (gallery-wrapped paintings will be accepted, but the sides of the canvas must be painted with no staples showing). They must adhere to the Library’s requirements (no nudes, religious or controversial political subject matter), no glass except for pastels and charcoal. The minimum image size must be 100 sq. in. (example 10X10 or any size where multiplying the height x width equals 100 sq. in. or more). The maximum framed size is 42 inches on any side. We encourage (but do not require) artists to exhibit pieces with moderate “sale” prices as this show is a good opportunity to clear out your older inventory, and pieces priced under $100 seem to sell the best at this show. You may, of course, enter paintings up to the maximum size allowed and price them as you wish. There is a 20% commission to be paid to RCAS on all sales. RCAS and/or the Richardson Library will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any work. All paintings must remain displayed for the duration of the show. Entry into the show indicates your agreement to these terms.

Take-in will be on Saturday, July 7th from 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Library at 900 Civic Center Dr., Richardson, TX 75080. Pick-up will be on Saturday, August 25th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Library. Paintings must be delivered to the library on the specified take-in date. No late entries will be accepted.


Questions may be addressed to:

If you have any questions, contact:

Helen Bailey, Show Chairman
(214) 673-8036

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