Richardson Civic Art Society meets the third Tuesday of each month. Each month we have various artists demos. Our next regular meeting is October 21, 2014. Our demo artist will be Charles Mann, a talented print making artist.

Charles F. Mann is a printmaking artist who carves woodblocks and linoleum to make limited-edition, fine art, hand-pulled prints.  It is the traditional Western-style of relief printmaking using oil-based inks on archival 100% cotton rag paper.

His award-winning work has been shown in several exhibitions in the Dallas metroplex and North Texas area.  And, it is found in private collections around the United States.

Charles comes from a technical background in engineering and science with degrees from Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University.  He holds several patents on his inventions. He has worked with the astronauts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and on communication projects on the U.S. President’s Air Force One aircraft. 

His art is largely self taught via reading and experimentation over many years until he finally perfected his technique.  He left the industrial field and now devotes himself full time to his printmaking art.

As a fifth-generation Texan, he lives and works in the Dallas area.

To see more of Charles' work visit his web site at:



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

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Show and Sale
  • Take in June 28 10:30-12:30
  • Take down Aug 9 10:30-12:30
Open to 2014-2015 members. For more info click here

Best of Show winning work of Gaylord O'Con in the 48th Richardson Civic Art Society's Regional Juried Art Show and Sale

RCAS 48th 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. To see photos from previous shows, go to the Archives page.


RCAS Membership Show October 4 - November 8, 2014

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The RCAS 2014 Annual Membership show will be held from October 4th through November 8th in the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Drive in Richardson.

All RCAS members are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 works of art for display and judging. This is also a great opportunity to invite new members to join RCAS and show their work at this year’s Membership Show.

Entry fees are $20 for one entry or $30 for two entries. Drop off of art will be on October 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library.

If any member absolutely cannot bring their art to take-in on October 4th, please contact Linda Clary at 972-365-2195 or at to arrange to bring their art to the library on Friday, October 3rd between 1 and 3 p.m.

The judge for this year’s show will be Professor Paul Booker who is a painter, sculptor and Professor of Art at UTD and Collin College. Entry requirements and additional details are available in the prospectus (Click to download). If you have questions, please contact Linda Clary at 972-365-2195 or via email at

Heights Recreation Center

Please check out an exhibit NOW showing at Heights Recreation Center. The current artist is Debbie Berman. Go by the rec center and check out her work.

Huffines Recreation Center Exhibit

26 new paintings went up today at the Huffines Rec Center and will be on exhibit until December 2nd. Susan Martin has taken over duties from Dianna Powrey at the center. The center is open from 6:00AM till late evening and is a beautiful brand new recreation center for the city of Richardson. 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.

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 2nd 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 2nd 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 2nd 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 2nd 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.

TBD 49th Annual Regional Show
Eisemann Center

Chairman: Rosalinda Trevino Stone

March 21-April 25, 2015 50+ Show
Chairman: Wanda Grice
February 13 to March 19, 2015 Rosemary Cheney Show  
January 9- Feb 7, 2015
Young People's Show
Richardson Library
Chairman: Pete Quaid

  Summer Show
Contact: Beth Eschbach
October 4 - Novermber 8, 2014
RCAS 2014 Membership Show
Richardson Library

Contact - Donna Head:

Download the 2014 Membership show Prospectus
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