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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.
RCAS Donates Painting to Library
The Richardson Civic Art Society continued its tradition of purchasing the winning artwork from its biggest annual art show, the 49th Regional Art Exhibition, and giving it to the City of Richardson in acknowledgement of the City’s support for the arts. This year’s winner will be displayed in the Richardson Public Library, along with winning art from previous years.
The 2015 Best in Show winner was a pastel painting by Barbara Mason, a nationally recognized professional artist. Her painting “Secrets” was inspired by a trip to Carnevale, a huge winter festival celebrated with parades, masquerade balls, entertainment, music, and parties in Italy.
The Richardson Civic Art Society is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization providing a support system for the visual arts in our community. Its 49th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition was open to all Texas artists; the 78 works selected by the juror from 222 entries were recently displayed in the Eisemann Center. The Best of Show painting “Secrets” will be permanently displayed on the 2nd Floor of the Richardson Public Library.
The 49th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale is currently at the Charles M. Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas. The exhibit is open to the public from May 1 – 26th. The show is sponsored by the Richardson Arts Commission and the Richardson Civic Art Society. Barbara Mason won top honors, Best of Show, with her work titled "Secrets". (below)
Richland Park HOA's Spring Fling
On April 18, from 5-9 the Richardson Civic Arts Society helped the Richland Park HOA with its Spring Fling. The event was held on the parking lot at Richland Park Elementary School. Over 200 people attended the event. RCAS members, John Cheney, Pete Quaid, Barbara McNutt, Marianne Phelps and Pat Fekete engaged the children and young people with sculpture WIKI sticks. A good time was had by all that participated. Results are shown in the following photos from the event.
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.