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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 meetings 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.

Check out the Workshops Page.

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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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Changing Pixel Dimensions of Show Entries

Before you do anything , save a copy of your image with a different name. That way, if anything goes wrong, you'll still have the original copy as backup. The pixel size doesn't really have anything to do with the print size of your images. In photographs, images are made up of tiny dots of color. The more dots there are per inch, the higher resolution your photo will be. Those dots are called pixels. For printing, that's a good thing, but for emailing or posting on the web it makes the file too large. You can change the pixel size in most photo editing programs, but the process might be slightly different in each one.

In Photoshop Elements 2018, at the top, left side of the screen, there's a row of tabs. The tabs are file, edit, image, enhance, layer, select, filter, view, window and help. If you click on the image tab, you'll get a drop-down menu where you can choose "resize". If you click on that, you can choose "image size". That opens a window where you can change the pixel dimensions. Before you do that, make sure the boxes at the bottom of that screen are checked to scale styles, constrain proportions and resample image. That will keep your image from getting out of proportion. Then, you can just change the largest pixel dimension to the maximum allowed size and it will automatically change the other dimension to what it needs to be. For example if your painting was 2800 pixels wide and 2240 pixels high, and the maximum allowed for either dimension is 2000, you would change the 2800 width to 2000. Photoshop would automatically change the height to 1600. Doing that will change the inches on that page as well, but you don't need to worry about that. You would still be able to print it at the original size if you ever wanted to. Then, just click OK and save your photo with the name specified in the prospectus.

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