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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


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

Check out the Workshops Page.

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SHOW 2020

Click here for Prospectus and information about the show

2019 53rd RCAS Regional Show
Best of Show - Steve Miller

RCAS 53rd 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.

Wylie Fine Art Gallery and Art Society
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Canyon Creek Art

February 21, 2020 – March 13, 2020

Hosted by the Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS) and the Richardson Public Library

Sponsored in part by the City of Richardson and the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission

$2,000.00 in Cash Prize Awards



ELIGIBILITY: 9TH, 10TH, 11TH & 12TH Grade Students attending RISD High Schools and High School Students residing in Richardson, but attending non-RISD schools. All 2-D works are accepted including: Painting, Drawing, Collage, and Photography. Works must be created during current school year. Prize categories will be awarded as 1st Yr., 2nd Yr., 3rd Yr., or 4th Yr. Art Credit (not by Grade Level), Photography, and Senior Portfolio.
The Richardson Library and/or RCAS reserve the right to reject questionable subject matter: nudes, conspicuous religious or political images or statements will not be accepted. Every effort will be made to screen works at Take-In. If a work is deemed questionable, a RCAS member will notify the artist who will be granted an opportunity to rectify his/her entry.
NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Each Student may enter ONE piece of two-dimensional artwork. Maximum size is
30”x30”. Seniors may submit SENIOR PORTFOLIOS containing 4 two-dimensional pieces of artwork, in addition
to entering one piece into their art year credit category. The 4 pieces in a Senior Portfolio will be judged
READY TO HANG: All works must be ready to hang. Work deemed unsafe or insecure will not be accepted
until corrected.
FRAMED WORK AND CANVAS ON WOODEN STRETCHERS must be wired for hanging using D-rings as shown. No eye-screws or saw-tooth hangers!

UNFRAMED ARTWORKS must be mounted on mat board, foam core, or poster board. Tape will be attached to the backs of these works at the time of hanging. The tape will be provided by RCAS. The tape will stick to the hanging panels. No strings, wires or taped hanging materials will need to be attached to the backing board by the student. Please review this short video on the proper way to mat and mount your artwork securely:

You can use artists masking tape or artist hinging tape (available online or at art supply stores) to attach your artwork to the mat. Please don’t use ordinary double-sided scotch tape to secure your mat to the backing board. It will not hold securely once it is hung at the art show. Artist transfer tape is available at local art supply stores or on Amazon for approximately $8 per roll (example: 3M ATG Adhesive Transfer Tape 924 Clear, 0.25 in x 36 yd).

ONLINE ENTRY: All work must be entered on line.

• Online Entry Deadline is Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5 pm.•

No exceptions. Please carefully consider which pieces you plan to enter and their titles. Changes after the entry deadline will not be accepted.

DELIVERY OF WORKS (Take-In): Fri., Feb 21; 4:00pm – 5:30pm and Sat., Feb 22; 10:30am – 12:30pm. Take-in is on the third floor of the Richardson Library.

AWARDS PRESENTATION: Awards will be presented Tuesday, March 10, 6pm-7pm in the basement meeting room of the Richardson Library. Award winners will be notified in advance.

PICK-UP: Thursday March 12, 4pm – 8:30pm and Friday, March 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Richardson Library 3rd floor.

RCAS and/or the Richardson Public Library will not be responsible for artwork that has not been picked up by 5:30pm on March 13, 2020.


Download 2020 Artwork Information Tags Document

Download 2020 Prospectus

QUESTIONS? Please contact Ted Houston at, or call 972 231-6450, (no calls before 8:00am or after 9:00pm, please). Or contact Myron Stennett, Director of Visual Arts K-12, RISD at 469 593-7450 or

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