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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.

January 19, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Our Demo Artist for for the January 19 meeting will be Andy Evansen woking in watercolor.

Andy Evansen’s interest in art started in childhood, as he can’t recall a time when he wasn’t drawing. He began painting watercolors in the mid 1990s as a change of pace from his career as a medical illustrator.

Choosing a ‘style’ was not difficult, as Andy was always inspired by the watercolor paintings of British artists Trevor Chamberlain, David Curtis, Ed Seago and Edward Wesson, among others.

He found himself attempting to capture the landscape with the same economy of brushstroke, taking advantage of the luminosity of watercolors done in just a few washes. In addition, he was impressed with the way those artists seemed to capture everyday scenes in such a way that revealed a hidden beauty, subjects that many would simply pass by.

His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005. He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally. He became a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and served as their President from 2015-2017.

His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze and High Winds Medals from the American Watercolor Society, and he was their demonstration artist for the 2018 Exhibition. His love of painting on location also led to him being a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Conventions and inclusion in the 2017 Qingdao International Masters Watercolor Plein Air Event.

Visit Andy's web site for more information about his work:

EvansenArtStudio.com

UPCOMING 2021
DEMONSTRATORS

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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YOUNG PEOPLE'S
SHOW 2020

Click here for Prospectus and information about the show


2020 -54th RCAS Regional Exhibition
Best of Show
Donald Matheson

• SEE THE WINNERS!
RCAS 54th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

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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RCAS 2020 Online Membership Show

The winners of the RCAS Membership Show have been selected…Congrats to Ron Stephens who won Best of Show.


RCAS 2020 54th Regional Exhibition

AND THE WINNERS ARE....

Our juror, Deanna Thibault, has selected the winners for the 54th RCAS Regional Exhibition. Click the link below for Show Catalog and Slide Show of winning pieces.

2020 RCAS 54TH Regional Art Exhibition


We have several Art Shows each season.

It all starts with our Membership Show in the Fall. Those members wanting to display their 2D work and compete for prizes are eligible to enter. This year the show is an Online Show. A judge will select winning entries and awards which are handed out at the monthly meeting. The prospectus explains rules and guidelines for hanging. Most work is for sale and is a great opportunity to purchase local art.

In the Winter, our Young People’s Scholarship Show hangs in the 3rd Floor Gallery with representation from our talented Richardson high school students competing for cash awards.

Following the Young People’s Show is the Rosemary Cheney Memorial Art Show. This showcases the RISD Elementary students. Forty-one schools send their best art to be displayed in the Library’s 3rd Floor Gallery, with the show traveling to the RISD Professional Building for more viewing by the public.

The Spring Show gives artists a chance to display and compete for prize money and awards. This show is open to any 2D artists in the surrounding communities who are over the age of 18. Sales of the artwork are encouraged. This is a great venue to purchase art pieces locally. The monthly meeting after the show hangs will present awards and prizes chosen by our judge. See the prospectus for rules and guidelines.

Our premier show is the Regional Juried Art Exhibition which is displayed at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. This juried show is open to qualified amateur and professional Texas artists. Prize awards totaling over $6900.00 in cash and merchandise are presented at a reception honoring entrants and their families and friends. Refreshments and music are part of the festivities. Sales of the artwork are encouraged by patrons.

Our final show is a casual display of any artwork that members wish to hang in the 3rd Floor Gallery during the summer months. We call this our Simply Summer Show and Sale.

See below for details about any of our shows. To see photos from previous shows, go to the Archives page.

2020 – 2021 RCAS SHOWS

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP SHOW

October 3 – October 31, 2020
Chair: Wendy Koehrsen
Co-Chair: Ginny Hoppe

YOUNG PEOPLE’S SCHOLARSHIP SHOW

February19 – March 12, 2021
Chair:                Ted Houston
Co-Chair            TBA

SPRING SHOW

March 13 – April 17, 2021
Chair: Jones C Mconnell Jr
Co-Chair: TBA 

REGIONAL SHOW

April 28 – June 1, 2021
Chair: Pete Quaid
Co-Chair: Steve Miller



Heights Recreation Center

Cecy Turner Exhibit!
A new solo exhibit, featuring Cecy Turner's artwork, has been installed at the Heights Recreation Center in Richardson, TX. It will be on display from February 4 through April 7, 2020. Texture and the effects of light and shadow are important elements of her paintings. She is fascinated with the glow of reflected light on various surfaces. Painting on location on a regular basis has opened many doors for her. She cannot improve nature, but she can rearrange and simplify it to correspond to what she feels. Traveling abroad has opened up new vistas of color and texture for her She paints to convey the enjoyment and excitement of what she sees. You can see more of her work at www.cecyturner.com.
Drop by and see it!

The Heights Recreation Center
711 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, Texas 75080
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Huffines Recreation Center-NEW Exhibit
Hangs March thru April, 2019

One of the perks of being an RCAS member is the opportunity to show and sell your work, year-round, at the Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson, TX. There is no entry fee for these non-juried exhibits, which are changed out every six to eight weeks. RCAS members receive emailed reminders for entry into these exhibits. A New Exhibit has just been installed and it will be on display until August 27th. Drop by to see it!

Huffhines Recreation Center
200 N. Plano Rd., Richardson, Texas 75081
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.