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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Next meeting is November 19, and the Demo Artist for November will be Ted Clemens, demonstrating his technique in oils. The Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Richardson Public Library basement meeting room.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Ted Clemens grew up surrounded by Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Meyersville. After high school, he went on to pursue an education at duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ.

A career in graphic design took him first to Utah, then Texas where he now spends as much time as possible in front of an easel, both indoors and out. Ted gets much of his inspiration in the landscapes of the southwest; as well as at living history events in which he and his wife participate.

While subject matter inspires Ted, painting is more about design and the application of paint. This is what he explores in his work. “I’m a copyist by nature, but have learned to aim not for realism, but a realistic impression.”

Ted and his wife, Becky raised three children in the Lone Star state and live in Sachse.

To see more of Ted's work visit his site at:

tedclemensfineart.com

UPCOMING FALL 2019
DEMONSTRATORS

November 19, 2019
Ted Clemens
Oils
December 17, 2019
RCAS Member
Christmas Party
January 21, 2020
Tom Hands
Chasing Shapes Drawing & Painting
February 18, 2020
Cecy Turner
Watercolor
March 17, 2020
Rusty Jones
Oil
April 21, 2020
Sue Darte
Fused Glass
www.darteglass.com
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 2019

Features works from high school age students living in the Richardson ISD area.

Click Here for more information and Show Photos


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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Altrusa/World Peace Show

November 2nd was the awards reception for the Altrusa / World Peace Exhibit at the Richardson Public Library. The Altrusa/World Peace Show is a joint project between RCAS, RISD, the Richardson Public Library...READ MORE


2019-RCAS Member's Show

CLICK HERE for list of WINNERS and images. Don't forget pickup date is Novermber 2, 10:30 a.m. til 12:30 p.m.


2019 Summer Show & Sale.

Congratulations to the winner of our 2019 RCAS Summer Show "People's Choice Award" ~ Claudia Caudill for her alcohol ink painting "Spring Iris's"! Claudia said "I was so happy to win the summer show votes, so encouraging when there are some times you wonder if anyone enjoys what we create. RCAS has been so kind to me and I am beyond joy to be the recipient of several awards this year."

The Summer Show was a resounding success. We had 100 gorgeous works of art in the show. The entry fee was $1 per piece to be awarded to the artist whose painting received the most votes. Thanks to a generous donation by Barbara McNutt, we had a People's Choice prize in the amount of $120.00.


RCAS 2019 Summer Show
Click Here for Images and more information on this Show...

53rd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition & Sale Awards Reception at the Eisemann Center

The 53rd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition & Sale Awards Reception was held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, Sunday evening May 12. Best of Show Purchase Award went to Steve Miller for "Out in the Cold", and Judge's Choice went to Curtis Frederick for "Where Blue Monsters Live". Read More about this Show...


RCAS Spring Show 2019

To see List of Winners and their winning paintings for the 2019 RCAS Spring Show, Click Here

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 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.


Heights Recreation Center

A new solo exhibit, featuring RCAS member Ed Crumley, has been installed at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center.

Ed Crumley's Bio:
After a multi-decade career as an architectural illustrator and model builder serving architects, real estate developers, construction companies, and corporations statewide in Texas and beyond, Ed Transitioned into full-time oil painting.
His work includes landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits. He was commissioned to complete paintings of the new Houston Astros baseball field, Minute Maid Park, and the new Pittsburgh Pirates baseball field, PNC Park, both of which received wide distribution as signed prints.
A favorite charity is the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas which has received funds from the auction of several of his paintings.

He is a member of the Outdoor Painter Society and the Richardson Civic Art Society. His award-winning work has been represented in the Richardson Civic Art Society Regional shows, Fine Art America.com, The Dutch Art Gallery, and others. His web address is: www.edcrumley.com

Drop by to 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.