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Our next meeting is September 18. The demo Artist for September will be E. Melinda Morrisoin, demonstrating oils.

As a young woman, her B.A. in fine arts from the University of Texas at Tyler took a backseat to the corporate world for many years: advertising exec; graphic designer and art director of her own company; and later corporate and executive recruiter.  

Not surprisingly, she was recognized in national competitions for her print design and annual reports, but shortly after her move to Denver in 1994, the satisfied extrovert began to hear from the starving artist. She says she “felt like her soul was drying up”. An oil-painting class at the Art Students’ League of Denver rained water on that desert ground.

Over the next five years, Melinda studied painting at the League under the guidance of master painters like, Quang Ho, Kim English, Kevin Weckbach, and Ron Hicks. As her passion and skill grew, so did her dream to paint full-time. She made the leap in 2003 and brought years of corporate skills into the new and intricate dance of a full-time professional art career. She hasn’t looked back. Read more about Melinda at her web site:

UPCOMING 2018/2019
E. Melinda Morrison - Oils
Michael Archer - W/C
Justin Burns - Acrylic Transparent Layers
Benjamin Vincent-Caricatures
Janis Krendick - Pastels
Maribeth Jagger - Alcohol Ink
Jo Moncrief - Acrylic
Walt Davis - W/C
Ron Stephens - Acrylic/Mixed


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

Check out the Workshops Page.

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SHOW 2017

Features works from high school age students living in the Richardson ISD area. The show runs from December 1 thru January 6th.

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• Click Here for List of 2016 Winners for Young Peoples/Student's Show

Best of Show - Ann Hardy

RCAS 51st 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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2018 RCAS Membership Show

Show runs from October 6, 2018 though November 3, 2018

All current RCAS members may enter up to 3 works of art. Non-members may join prior to the show in order to participate. The entry deadline is October 2, 2018. Take-in will be on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Richardson Library, Third Floor Gallery.

Fees are $25 for one piece, $30 for two or $35 for three.  Cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the monthly membership meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in the basement meeting room at the library at 6:30pm.


Non-members may join RCAS online or by mail prior to entering the show, following the instructions on the "Join RCAS" tab of the website, or Click Here to Join.

Entries will only be accepted online. Payment may be made by credit card online or by check via US Mail. Please read carefully and click on Correct form link below.



Juror for the 2018 RCAS Membership Show: Liz Bonham, NOAPS

Liz grew up surrounded by creativity especially that of her father, a Houston architect who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright. When Liz was twelve, her father arranged lessons for her with Lowell Collins. As a young girl she admired the work of John Singer Sargent and the Impressionists. When the Hermitage Exhibition  came to Houston, Liz was so inspired, she decided to be a professional artist and started her career as a portrait artist at Six Flags when she was only fifteen.
Liz graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BFA in painting and continued with graduate work in art education. Liz excelled as a commercial artist and illustrator for publishers including Harper Collins and Scholastic.  Her most notable publication achievement was “The Crippled Lamb” by Max Lucado which sold almost two million copies and received the Gold Medallion Book Award. Because of her exceptional illustrations in Christian books and volunteer work, ACU further awarded her with their centennial “Change the World Award”.
Currently, Liz celebrates life through realistic/impressionistic style oil paintings. She offers a breath of fresh air for the soul to experience the beauty, joy and peace that is present in nature.  Her plein air studies have taken her all over north America and Europe. It is not uncommon to find her and her husband trekking along the sides of cliffs and canyons looking for the next great painting location.
You can learn more about Liz on her website at
Liz is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS).

Questions may be addressed to:

Linda Clary         
(972) 365-2195

Karen Harris, Show Chairman
Denise Weeren, Show Co-Chairman

2018 RCAS Membership Show Calendar
August 28, 2018 Call for Artist Open
October 2, 2018 Entry Submission Deadline (no late entries)
October 6, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Entries received at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery. No late deliveries will be accepted.
October 16, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
Awards presented at Richardson Public Library during regular monthly members meeting beginning at 6:30pm in the basement conference room.
November 3, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Entries Picked Up at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery. There are no storage facilities at the library. Art must be picked-up on the specified date and time unless prior arrangements are made with the show chairperson.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
-Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. - Paul Gauguin 1848-1903

Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend. - John Singer Sargent