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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

Click here for Prospectus and information about the show


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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SHOW RESCHEDULED

Artists- Because the show date is threatened by the Coronavirus pandemic , we have been able to secure an alternative date from the Eisemann Center. Here is the revised schedule for the show:

Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28, 2020, shipped entries must be received by Michael Archer at:
Michael Archer
1014 Means Farm Road
Garland, Texas 75044
(Be sure to include a return shipping label). No late entries will be accepted.

Monday, August 31st., Hand-delivered entries will be received from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at:
The Charles W. Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, Texas 75082
No late entries will be accepted.

Wednesday, September 2nd. - Sat., September 26th. Show open to public from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.

Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:00PM is the Awards Reception. Family and friends are invited. Enjoy classical guitar music and refreshments along with members of the art community as well as city officials.

Saturday, September 26th. Show closes.

Monday, September 28th. Pickup hand-delivered entries from 4:00 to 6:00PM. There is no storage available so works must be picked up at specified times.

Tuesday, September 29th.- Shipped entries returned to artists.

Juror Deanna Thibault selected 81 works of art to be in the 54th RCAS Regional Art Exhibition and Sale. Below you will find links to images of selected works in each category.

GALLERIES OF SELECTED WORKS

• GALLERY OF SELECTED WORKS - COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA
• GALLERY OF SELECTED WORKS - OIL & ACRYLIC
• GALLERY OF SELECTED WORKS - PASTEL & GRAPHICS
• GALLERY OF SELECTED WORKS - WATER MEDIA


AWARDS & CATEGORIES

  • Best of Show (Purchase Award) $1500.00
  • Judge’s Choice Award $500.00
  • Oil/Acrylic on Canvas 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
  • Water media on Paper 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
  • Collage/Mixed Media 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
  • Pastels/Graphics 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM

Cash prizes in each category for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention will be $300, $250, $200, and $150 respectively. Merchandise awards will be distributed equitably among the categories at the judge’s discretion. There will be approximately $7,000.00 in cash and merchandise awards.

If Your Work Was Selected...

Assuming the show is permitted to open at the Eisemann Center, below you will find instructions for either hand delivery or shipping of your artwork.

Shipping: If you are shipping your painting(s), Michael Archer must receive your painting(s) between Monday, April 20th and Friday, April 24th, 2020. Artists must include a return shipping label and must be responsible for all insurance for their painting(s). Michael Archer and RCAS assume no responsibility for any damage to your painting(s) during shipping. Please DO NOT ship to the Eisemann Center. Ship to: Michael Archer, 1014 Means Farm Road, Garland, Texas 75044.

Hand-delivery: If you are hand-delivering your painting(s), they must be received on Monday, April 27th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm only. Delivery location is the Green Mezzanine Gallery of the Charles W. Eisemann Center. Pick up, after the show ends, will be on Tuesday, May 26th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you are unable to deliver or pick up on these dates, please arrange for someone else to do it for you and email michaelarcher7@gmail.com to specify who will be delivering or picking up your artwork. These are the only dates that artwork will be accepted and/or released. The Eisemann Center will not store artwork prior to or after the exhibit. Artists are required to exhibit their work during the entire show, or they will be disqualified from entry for the following year.

Download Full 2020 Regional Prospectus

NEW SCHEDULE: 2020 54th REGIONAL SHOW CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DATE EVENT
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Acceptance Notifications Emailed
Monday August 24, 2020 Shipped Entries Received at Michael Archer, 1014 Means Farm Road, Garland, TX. 75044 - No late entries will be accepted.
Monday August 31,, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hand-delivered Entries Received at the Eise-mann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Rich-ardson, TX 75082
NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted
Wednesday, September 2,, 2020 Exhibition on display from 10:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 12,, 2020
2:00 p.m. til 4:00 p.m.
Awards Reception at Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. Artists, friends and family are invited. Enjoy live Classical Guitar music and refreshments along with members of the art community and Richardson City Officials.
Monday, September 28, 2020
4:00 p.m. til 6:00 p.m.
Pickup of hand delivered. No storage facilities are available. Entries must be picked up on the specified date.
Tuesday, September 29,, 2020 Shipped art returned to artists.

If you have any questions, contact Michael Archer at:
michaelarcher7@gmail.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