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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

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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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2016 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition

50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and 50th Anniversary Celebration April 28 through May 31, 2016

The grand finale of RCAS’s 50th Anniversary year was celebrated at the Artists’ Award Reception on May 15th at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. In addition to the winning artists and their friends and families, this gala event was attended by the RCAS President, Officers, Members, and thirteen RCAS Presidents Emeritus along with City Officials, including Mayor Paul Voelker, Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish and Richardson Public Library librarian and RCAS liaison Ludmila Pospelova. There were more than 200 guests at this reception which featured a lavish buffet and a wine bar. Throughout the event we were entertained by the Paul Utay & Jazz After All band.

• 2016 RCAS Regional Awards Reception Photo Gallery, CLICK HERE!
• 2016 Regional Purchase Prize Presentation, CLICK HERE!

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by the 2014-2016 RCAS President, Pat Fekete; the incoming 2016-2017 President, Jones C. McConnell; the Regional Show Chairman, Linda Clary and the Co-Chairman, Denise Weeren.

Eighty works of art were selected for this show, from two hundred and thirty-three entries, by the show judge, Michael Holter, NWS, SWS, SWA. Nineteen cash prizes and eighteen merchandise prizes were awarded to thirty-seven winning artists. Pat Fekete presented a brief history of the Richardson Civic Art Society and introduced the honored guests. Mayor Paul Voelker delivered a congratulatory speech honoring the winning artists and thanking RCAS for its fifty years of artistic and cultural service to the City of Richardson and surrounding communities. He also thanked RCAS for the Best of Show works of art they have presented to the City every year for the past fifty years. Jones C. McConnell announced the awards while Pat Fekete and Linda Clary presented the winners with their certificates and cash and merchandise prizes.

The judge, Michael Holter, congratulated the artists and shared his thoughts about the excellent quality and variety of the works of art in the show. He acknowledged that the task of choosing winners from a selection of outstanding works of art was truly difficult. He thanked the Richardson Civic Art Society for inviting him to judge this year’s show and offered his congratulations on 50 years of artistic endeavors. He explained that he approaches judging a show like this by evaluating the artist’s use of the timeless principles of design and craftsmanship and by looking for good composition, color harmony, emotion, appropriate relationship to the subject, strong mastery of the tools and consistency of execution.

After the awards presentation, the evening was concluded with a large, delicious anniversary cake prepared by Divinidee Cakes and enjoyed by all.

A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the following volunteers who helped to make the exhibition and reception a spectacular success: our President, Pat Fekete; Chairpersons Linda Clary and Denise Weeren; graphic designer Beth Eschbach; intake volunteers Michael Archer, Claudia Caudill, Lari Howard, Jones C. McConnell, and John Cheney; and treasurer Carol Powell. Michael Archer and Claudia Caudill also volunteered their photography skills to capture the significant moments of this event. I would also like to thank Susan Powers who is the Art Gallery Coordinator for the Eisemann Center, and David Bower who did such a fantastic job of hanging the show. Many others participated in making this a very special evening. My sincere apologies if I have overlooked any of our members who generously contributed their time and talents in support of the Richardson Civic Art Society’s 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Anniversary Celebration.

Linda Clary

See Show Brochure below

2016 Regional Show Winners Brochure (Download PDF)
List of Awards (Download PDF)
Best of Show Winner (Download PDF)

2016 - 50th REGIONAL SHOW CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DATE EVENT
February 29 Entry Submission Deadline.
(No late entries)
March 25 Notification letters mailed.
April 15 - 22 Shipped entries received.
April 26 6 - 8:30 pm, hand deliver accepted entries
at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082.
April 28 thru May 30 Exhibition on display.
May 15 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Awards Reception at Eisemann Center.
May 31 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Pickup of hand delivered
entries.
June 1 - 30 Shipped art delivered.
For additional information contact
Show Chair, Linda Clary• 972-365-2195
or email
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