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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

The 50th Anniversary Year will again have monthly live demonstrators, demonstrating various media and techniques. 

Our last meeting of the 2015-2016 fiscal year was held on Tuesday, May 17th. The May demonstrator was Rusty Jones demonstrating his oil painting technique. Our next regular monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Texas based artist, Rusty Jones, traces his earliest influence to his grandmother who was the first to place a paintbrush in his hands and encourage his interest in art. He vividly remembers her studio on the second floor of a historic home that once served as a stagecoach stop just outside of San Antonio. She would set up still lifes for him to draw or take him outside where she would set up her French easel and paint landscapes. "She had a crusty, difficult personality and could be as mean as a barnyard billy-goat, but when she began to paint you could see the joy in her face as she glided her brush across the canvas."

Rusty graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Communications and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas with a Masters of Science Degree in Medical Illustration. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators

For over three decades Rusty provided highly technical medical art for major pharmaceutical companies, medical product companies, medical journals, surgical atlases and ad agencies.

Read more about Rusty Jones on his web site::
rustyjonesart.com

May 2016
Artist: Rusty Jones
Medium: Oil Landscape

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

RCAS 2016 Summer Show and Sale
Entry Info Due July 7 - Take-in July 9th, 2016
The RCAS Summer Show and Sale is a non-juried show. There is no entry fee and no awards will be given. It is a great opportunity for RCAS members to show and sell their work.
• For ENTRY Form and more information, CLICK HERE •

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

The current Solo Exhibit  at the Heights Recreation Center at 711 W. Arapaho Road in Richardson is showcasing the work of Beth Eschbach.

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
 

 

   
 
 
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