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Our next meeting is November 20. The demo Artist for November will be Justin Burns, demonstrating Acrylic Transparent Layers..

Justin grew up in Farmers Branch, Texas and studied close to home at the University of North Texas. He earned his BFA focusing primarily on Studio Drawing and Painting in 2013. Before achieving a BFA, Justin and his twin brother were traveling playing music and signed a record contract to Island/Def-Jam Records in 2009.

During his travels playing music, Justin experimented in painting and photography and began to gather photographs of a small community were the Burns family has a one-hundred-year old farm in Kopperl, Texas. Justin took interested in stories of the farm, community and what is physically left behind.

After experiencing an apartment fire where he and his family lost everything in 2014, Justin’s work began to take a new role and meaning. His work focuses on spaces that are left as they are, weathered and abandoned fragments of a time once lived. His paintings have been exhibited in Dallas/Fort Worth and have been featured in publications such as Studio Visit Magazine and Friend of the Artist.

Read more about Justin at his web site:

UPCOMING 2018/2019

Justin Burns - Acrylic Transparent Layers
Benjamin Vincent-Caricatures
Janis Krendick - Pastels
Maribeth Jagger - Alcohol Ink
Jo Moncrief - Acrylic
Walt Davis - W/C
Ron Stephens - Acrylic/Mixed


RCAS has several workshops scheduled every year by accomplished artists - both local and national.

Check out the Workshops Page.

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SHOW 2017

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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Best of Show - Ann Hardy

RCAS 51st Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
Complete list of Winners and Slide Show.


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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Heights Recreation Center

RCAS Solo Exhibit at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center

Artist:  Linda Clary
Show Dates: August 14 through October 16, 2018

Artist’s Statement

I studied art at the University of Texas (UTA & UTD) and at Collin College, however, I am mostly self-taught through books and videos, supplemented by workshops with local area artists. My landscapes and seascapes are painted in oils and my birds, animals and abstracts are typically done in acrylics. My inspirations mostly come from nature and include subjects that range from the majestic and awe-inspiring to those that are peaceful and soothing to the soul. It gives me great pleasure to capture these places, and the birds and animals that live in them, on canvas. I paint mostly in oils and acrylics, but I also create pen & ink drawings and small metal sculptures. I have recently begun experimenting with flow acrylic abstract paintings, some of which are currently on exhibit at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center. My paintings have won several awards in Dallas area art shows and have been sold to art collectors both in the United States and in Europe.

Awards and Honors

  • “Autumn Light” won Best of 2009 Exhibit at Texas Visual Arts Association
  • “Aurora Borealis” won Best of Show at 2010 Allen Heritage Guild People’s Choice Exhibit.
  • “Autumn Light” won First Place at the 2011 Allen Heritage Guild People’s Choice Exhibit.
  • Zentangle-inspired drawing “57 Chevy Corvette” won Best of Show at the Plano Art Association exhibit at the Huffines Chevrolet dealership in 2011; purchased by the General Manager of the dealership.
  • “Autumn Light” won "Best of Show" at Frisco Association for the Arts "Festival of Trees" Exhibit of 2012.
  • “Secret Garden” won "People's Choice" award at Allen Heritage Museum Exhibit of 2012.
  • Zentangle-inspired “Texas Longhorn” drawing won 2nd Place in the 2013 SoDeVis Art Gallery Show.
  • “Look at Me” won 3rd place for the Richardson Civic Art Society “Painting of the Month” in February 2014.
  • Zentangle-inspired “Qianli Ma” (Year of the Horse) drawing won an Honorable Mention at the Richardson Civic Art Society 48th Annual Regional Art Exhibit at the Eisemann Center in 2014.
  • “Rising Up” won 3rd Place in the 2015 People’s Choice Exhibit at the Allen Heritage Guild.
  • “Babe in the Woods” won 3rd Place in the oil category at the RCAS 2016 Membership Show.
  • “Red Door Lodge” won a Merchant Award at the 2017 Spring Show at Richardson Civic Art Society.
  • 2010 Solo Exhibit at the Blue House Gallery in Allen, TX.
  • 2015 Solo Exhibit of Oil Paintings at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center.
  • 2016 Solo Exhibit of Zentangle Drawings at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center.
  • 2018 Solo Exhibit fluid acrylic abstract paintings at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center.
  • “Middle Earth” won a Merchandise Award at the 2018 RCAS Membership Show.

If you are an RCAS member and would like to host your own solo show at the recreation center, please contact the show chairman, Lari Howard for information.

Heights Recreation Center hours are:

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.