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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 meeting 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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ABOUT RCAS

We are a non-profit volunteer-run organization providing a support system locally for the visual arts. Our active season is from September through May.

Most of our meetings and shows are held in the Richardson Public Library. The library is located on the southwest corner of Arapaho and Central Expressway.

Membership Levels:

If you have a web site, a free link can be placed on the RCAS site to your site.

For membership information, contact: Rosalinda Stone, Membership Chair
Phone: 469-471-3569

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For officers and mailing address information, go to the Contact Page.

For a copy of our bylaws, click here.

Additional Information About Richardson Civic Art Society

RCAS was organized in 1966 as the first Art group in Richardson. Then and now the stated purpose includes organizing and supporting projects that further creative Visual Art and Artists. The membership consists of artists, educators, students, friends and patrons in the North Texas Region.

Each year, RCAS volunteers continue the tradition of organizing and installing four Fine Art Exhibitions in Richardson. During each fiscal year, RCAS installs two judged shows and one non-judged show in the Richardson Public Library and one juried show in the Charles W. Eisemann Center. The annual Membership Show accepts up to three entries each from all current RCAS members. The Spring Show accepts up to three entries each from RCAS members and non-members. Both shows are judged after installation at the library and the winners receive cash or merchandise awards along with a certificate and ribbon. In addition, a non-judged Summer Show is installed at the library where RCAS members may show and sell their artwork. Visitors to the library may vote for their favorite work of art and a “People’s Choice” award is given to the winning artist at the conclusion of the show. RCAS’ most prestigious exhibit is the annual Regional Art Exhibition at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. It is a juried show, open to all Texas artists, where each artist may enter photos of up to three pieces of artwork for consideration. Approximately 80 pieces from those submitted are juried for acceptance into the show. After the installation, the judge selects the winners from the exhibited artwork and the winners receive cash or merchandise awards along with a certificate and ribbon. The Best of Show artwork is purchased by RCAS and presented to the City of Richardson to be permanently displayed at the Richardson Public Library. Additional opportunities to show and sell their artwork is available to RCAS members through bi-monthly rotating displays at the Huffhines and Heights recreation centers in Richardson. Board Members, frequent volunteers and Art of the Month winners are invited to exhibit their artwork at the City of Richardson Civic Center.

Additionally, RCAS and RISD co-sponsor two exhibits for students residing in the Richardson Independent School District. The Young People’s Show is open to RISD high school students and the Rosemary Cheney Memorial Show is open to RISD elementary school students. RCAS provides a judge for the Young People’s Show and presents scholarships to selected RISD or City of Richardson resident high school students. Students in both shows receive certificates and ribbons. RCAS, RISD and the Altrusa/World Peace Organization sponsor an exhibit for elementary school students who reside in the City of Richardson. RCAS provides a judge for this exhibit and the Altrusa/World Peace Organization provides awards and certificates. September marks the beginning of a new year for RCAS. Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month through May. Our regular location is the Richardson Public Library in the Basement Meeting Room. Each meeting we present visiting Artists. They teach composition, design and technique while working alla prima as we watch and ask questions. The demonstration is projected live to a large screen by the videographer. RCAS provides educational opportunities to members and our community by scheduling Professional Artists who teach workshops in the Fall and Spring. During the 2019 – 2020 Fiscal Year $3,445.00 was given in cash prizes.

The monthly Sketchpad announces meetings, Artist information, prizewinners, opportunities and member news. Access our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/richardsoncivicartsociety as well as on our website: www.richardson-arts.org

We welcome new members; our all-volunteer membership is the heartbeat of RCAS. Meetings are open and free to the public. We offer 3 one-year complimentary membership to those members in need.

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