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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

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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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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.


2020 SPRING SHOW

• THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED - SEE ABOVE

DOWNLOAD FULL PROSPECTUS FOR ALL THE DETAILS

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
• DATES TO REMEMBER •
2020 RCAS Spring Exhibition Calendar
February 15, 2020 Call for Artist Opens
March 15, 2020 Entry Submission DEADLINE - No late entries
March 21, 2020
10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.
Entries Received at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery. Paintings must be delivered to the library on the specified take-in date. No late entries will be accepted. All fees are non-refundable.
March 22, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Opens
April 17, 2020 Exhibit Closes
April 18, 2020
10:30 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
Entries picked up at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery
April 21, 2020
6:30 p.m. til 8:40 p.m.
Awards Presentation at Richardson Public Library during regular monthly Members meetings in basement conference room

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROSPECTUS (CLICK HERE)

Contact the Show Chairs below if you have any questions:

Jones C. McConnell (jcmc65@sbcglobal.net)– Show Chairman
Steve Sanderson (sand7152@hotmail.com)– Show Co-Chairman

Juror: Marina Shterenberg

Marina Shterenberg is an interdisciplinary artist. Her paintings, installations and interactive performances reflect on her personal experiences through the themes of strangeness and belonging. Growing up in the Ukraine, she has lived and exhibited in New York, California, Texas, Netherlands and recently Scotland. Her projects have been funded through grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Vogelstein Foundation, California Arts Council, and Empire State Partnership and won a number of awards from the San Francisco Women Artists, Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship, SFSU Fellowship, and San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. She is the founder and director of Star Mountain Art, an education program of collaborative projects between artists and children that spans from public sculpture to pirate radio. She has lectured at the San Francisco Art Institute, JFK University, San Francisco State University, Brookhaven College and Collin College. You can see more of her work at www.marinashterenberg.com

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