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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

The 50th Anniversary Year will again have monthly live demonstrators, demonstrating various media and techniques. 

Our next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 16th. The February artist will be Jane Monsson.

I have known Jane for several years and am impressed with the innovative techniques she uses in her art. Her love of horses is transferred to the canvas in beautiful exciting ways. She uses texture and sometimes wire and texture to build up the images and bring them forward to the viewer. Then acrylic colors are added to the final product.

Her work is a major attraction at horse shows across the country. Locally, her work can be seen at Café Bohemia in Plano and frequently at ArtWalk in Valley View Center, Dallas. Her Facebook page, Monsson Fine Art, also has examples of her work. I know we will learn a lot from this artist.

Upcoming Demonstrators for the 2015-2016 Season:
February 2016
Artist: Jane Monsson
Medium: Texturing
March 2016
Artist: Gail Delger
Medium: Acrylic Collage
April 2016
Artist: Pat Kochen
Medium: Watercolor
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.


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

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RCAS 48th 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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CALL FOR ARTISTS

This show was previously known as the 50+ Show, but is now the SPRING SHOW and has no age limit. The show take-in is March 19, 2016. To save time, it is requested that entries be submitted to linda@clary.org before entry date. Also payment will be due upon acceptance of art work at the library.   

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Show Chair: Carol Powell - cdpowell67@sbcglobal.net
Show Co-Chair: Claudia Caudill - claudicaudill@gmail.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS
50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

Hello Artists!
It is 2016 and it is time to enter your artwork for our 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale.  The entry deadline is February 29, 2016.  This exhibition will be on display from April 28 – May 30, 2016 at the Charles W Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. The Awards Reception will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  This inspiring and prestigious exhibition is open to all Texas Artists, age 18 and over. RCAS Members will be eligible for discounted entry fees.  A coupon code will be sent to you shortly. The Juror is Michael Holter, NWS, SWS, SWA.  For details on his qualifications and depth of talent visit his website at  http://michaelholter.com.  Entries must be submitted online at https://www.callforentry.org.  Please read the full prospectus for detailed entry requirements.

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Highlights of January's Meeting (Click Here)

2016 January's Meeting Highlights

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.