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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Our next meeting, the first of the 2016-2017 Season, will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

The September Demonstrator will be Walt Davis, demonstrating watercolor. Meeting starts at 6:30.

Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago. He studied first with Faith Helen Foust at Eastfield Community College then with Bud Biggs. He later attended workshops with Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and noted bird artist John P. O’Neil.

Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.

Davis believes that pigment, dissolved in water, and applied to paper produces more luminous color than any other medium. Watercolor and acrylic are mercurial however-sometimes difficult, always full of surprises. He constantly weighs the importance of original intent against unexpected opportunities.

Read more about Walt Davis on his web site: waltdavisart.com

Setpember 2016
Artist: Walt Davis
Medium: Watercolor
October 2016
Artist: Maribeth Jagger
Medium: Alcohol Ink
November 2016
Artist: Bev Brown
Medium: Watercolor or Oil
December 2016
Artist: Marie Renfro
Medium: TBA
January 2017
Artist: Lucille Carter
Medium: Pastel
Feburary 2017
Artist: Ted Houston
Medium: Watercolor/Print Making
March 2017
Artist: Beth Eschbach
Medium: Acrylic
April 2017
Artist: John Pototschnik
Medium: Oil
May 2017
Artist: Janice Hamilton
Medium: Pastel/Oil

WORKSHOPS

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

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YOUNG PEOPLE'S
SHOW

Features works from high school age students living in the Richardson ISD area. Take-in is set for December 17th and 18th. It will close on January 5th.


• SEE THE WINNERS!
RCAS 50th 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. To see photos from previous shows, go to the Archives page.

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SHOWS

2016
2016 RCAS Membership Show
CALL FOR ENTRIES

For Full Prospectus, CLICK HERE

All current RCAS members may enter up to 3 works of art. Non-members may join prior to the show in order to participate. Take-in will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Richardson Library, Third Floor Gallery. Entry fees are $25 for one piece, $30 for two or $35 for three. Cash and merchandise awards totaling over $1400 will be presented at the monthly membership meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the basement meeting room at the library at 6:30pm....Read More....


50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
AWARDS RECEPTION
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CLICK HERE!
• 2016 RCAS Regional Awards Reception Photo Gallery, CLICK HERE!
• 2016 Regional Purchase Prize Presentation, CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!

Heights Recreation Center

RCAS Members can exhibit their work at the Heights Recreation Center. Contact Claudia Caudill to be scheduled for that location.

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.

Huffines Recreation Center Exhibit

New paintings are up at the Huffines Rec Center. This exhibit is an ongoing effort by RCAS to promote more public art in our city. Go by and see the wonderful art and tell your friends.

2015 RCAS Fall Membership Show

This show is in progress now and will hang thru November 14, 2015. To see a list of this years winners, click here or the image below.

2015 RCAS Membership Show Wiinners

This show is funded in part by the City of Richardson, through the City of Richardson Arts Commission.

Click Here to download the full Prospectus for the 2015 Membership Show.

2014 Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

See the Slide Show and list of Winners for the 2014 Regional Show

2013 50+ Show

See the Slide Show and list of Winners for the 2013 50 + Show.

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. Paintings hang in the 3rd Floor Gallery of the Richardson Public Library. 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 50+ Show in the Spring gives “seasoned” 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 also over age 50. 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.

Richardson Library-3rd Floor
Claudia Caudill-Chairman
Take-in Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:15-12:00
Take-down August 22, 2015 from 10:15-12:00

RCAS SHOWS AND COMPEITIONS
SHOW DATES DESCRIPTION PROSPECTUS
 

 

   
Receiving: October 1, 2016 RCAS 2016 MEMBERSHIP SHOW Click Here for
Prospectus
Entry information due to linda@clary.org by midnight on July 7th
Take-in July 9th
RCAS 2016 SUMMER SHOW AND SALE Click here for Entry form