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Next meeting is November 19, and the Demo Artist for November will be Ted Clemens, demonstrating his technique in oils. The Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Richardson Public Library basement meeting room.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Ted Clemens grew up surrounded by Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Meyersville. After high school, he went on to pursue an education at duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ.

A career in graphic design took him first to Utah, then Texas where he now spends as much time as possible in front of an easel, both indoors and out. Ted gets much of his inspiration in the landscapes of the southwest; as well as at living history events in which he and his wife participate.

While subject matter inspires Ted, painting is more about design and the application of paint. This is what he explores in his work. “I’m a copyist by nature, but have learned to aim not for realism, but a realistic impression.”

Ted and his wife, Becky raised three children in the Lone Star state and live in Sachse.

To see more of Ted's work visit his site at:


November 19, 2019
Ted Clemens
December 17, 2019
RCAS Member
Christmas Party
January 21, 2020
Tom Hands
Chasing Shapes Drawing & Painting
February 18, 2020
Cecy Turner
March 17, 2020
Rusty Jones
April 21, 2020
Sue Darte
Fused Glass
May 19, 2020
Moina Sajjad
Abstract Acrylic & Resin


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

Check out the Workshops Page.

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SHOW 2019

Features works from high school age students living in the Richardson ISD area.

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2019 53rd RCAS Regional Show
Best of Show - Steve Miller

RCAS 53rd 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.

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Highlights of October's Meeting, 2019

We presented the awards for the 2019 Membership Show at the October 15th meeting. A slideshow of the winning artwork was shown as the awards were announced and presented to the winners. The winner’s list has been posted on the RCAS website and on Facebook along with the photos.

• You can view Winners and images with complete list here •

We also held our Painting of the Month competition and awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to Ted Houston for “Still Beautiful”, Betty Anderson for “Daisies” and Debbie White for “Rusty”, respectively.

Demo Artist

We owe a round of applause to our demo artist, James Gilbreath, who showed us what "painterly" really means. His abstract acrylic painting technique includes vibrant colors, loose brush strokes, and a sense of composition using juxtaposing shapes and lines with a nod to the more traditional rule of thirds.

His style of presentation was relaxed and entertaining, with emphasis on enjoying the process of painting without worrying too much about mistakes. He likes to get out of the box and break rules with his paintings so he can discover and create new things.

He feels it’s better to make mistakes than to get bored by doing the same thing over and over again. He pinned up a favorite quote on the demo table by Helen Frankenthaler: “I’d rather risk an ugly surprise than rely on things I know I can do”.