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

Highlights of May's Meeting (Click Here)

Highlights of April's Meeting (Click Here)

Highlights of the March Meeting (Click Here)

Highlights of February's Meeting (Click Here)

2015-Young People's Show


RCAS hosted the Young People's Scholarship Art Show featuring the artwork of Richardson Independent School District art students in grades 9 - 12. The awards were presented to the students on Monday night at the Richardson Library. Many thanks to Pete Quaid for Chairing this show and to Maureen Brouillette for judging it. And thanks to the teachers and students of RISD for their hard work and outstanding art. Claudia Caudill was kind enough to take these pictures at the awards reception, so a round of applause is in order for her work as well. Last, but not least, a heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers without whom our shows could not exist.

2015-RCAS Christmas Party

WINNERS OF THE ALTRUSA/RCAS WORLD PEACE SHOW
2015 RCAS Membership Show Wiinners

To see a complete list of the 2015 RCAS Membership Show Winners, Click Here!

A Look Ahead at Our 50th Anniversary Year 2015-2016

Richardson Civic Art Society invites all DFW metroplex artists to join us for an art-filled season during our 50th Anniversary Year. RCAS was founded in 1966 as the first Art group in Richardson. Then and now, our purpose has been to support and encourage the creative visual arts and artists. Here is a brief look at some highlights of the year ahead:

RCAS sponsors six art shows each year with different objectives, from membership shows to area elementary school competitions, to a regional juried exhibition with generous cash and merchandise awards. Dates for the upcoming shows are:

  • October 3, 2015 - November 14, 2015 Membership Show
  • November 19/20 - December 5, 2015 RCAS/Altrusa World Peace Show
  • December 10/11 (take-in), 2015 - January 5, 2016 Young People’s Show
  • February 25 - March 18, 2016 Rosemary Cheney Show
  • March 19 - April 23, 2016 50 + Show
  • April 26 - May 31, 2016 50th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

The RCAS Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit is our most prestigious show of the year, and 2016 will mark the celebration of our 50th Anniversary. The reception and awards presentation will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082 on May 15, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

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THE RICHARDSON CIVIC ART SOCIETY

We are a non-profit organization operated for charitable and educational purposes. Our goal is to organize and support events in the Visual Arts that encourage the pursuit of excellence. We are located in Richardson, Texas and our projects are funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Arts Commission.