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MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

This year, due to COVID-19 we are having our monthly demos virtually. This allows us to invite national artist as well as our local artist.

October 20, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Our Demo Artist for for the October 20 meeting will be Cheri Christensen woking with oils, and focusing on Farm Animals in particular.

Cheri Christensen was born in Enumclaw Washington, a small rural town of horse, dairy and cattle ranches at the foot of Mt. Rainier. Cheri's grandfather was a cattle rancher there and he was a big influence on her choice of subject matter today. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington. Cheri study oil painting and drawing intensely for three years with Ron Lukas, a protege of Sergei Bongart, who taught in the tradition of the Russian Impressionists. Cheri concentrates on seeing and conveying the effects of color and light on form.

Cheri has been featured in several magazines such as American Art Collector, Western Art Collector and Southwest Art Magazine.

She currently has 5 videos available through Liliedahl Video Productions, " Straight Ahead," "Highlight," "Keeping an Eye Out," "Brushwork & Backlight" and her new video, "The Color of White" where she demonstrates both her brush and palette knife techniques. She is also featured in the books, "Art Journey, New Mexico," and "Finding your Visual Voice. A Painter's Guide to Developing and Artistic Style." She currently resides in Texas.

For more information visit her website at:: CheriChristensen.com


UPCOMING FALL 2020
DEMONSTRATORS

October 20, 2020
Cheri Christensen
Oils
Farm Animals


November 17, 2020
Jesse Lane
Colored Pencil
Portraits

December, 2020
Christmas Party
January 19, 2021
Andy Evansen
Watercolor

Feburary 16, 2021
Soon Young Warren
Oils Cut Glass

March 16, 2021
William Schneider
Pastels & Oils
"How to Paint Eyes"

April 20, 2021
John MacDonald
Emotion in Oils

May 18, 2021
Jeff Legg
Still Life

WORKSHOPS

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

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SHOW 2020

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2020 -54th RCAS Regional Exhibition
Best of Show
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RCAS 54th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

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.

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RCAS 2020 Online Membership Show

Over 80 works were submitted to this years RCAS Membership Exhibit. The show has 5 categories and links to each category are below.

Awards will be published on the RCAS Web Site around October 20, 2020.

COLLAGE MIXED MEDIA

OIL & ACRYLIC

PASTEL & GRAPHICS

PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL ART

WATER MEDIA

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DATE EVENT
September 5, 2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS
October 1, 2020 Online Entry Submission Deadline
Published by
October 8, 2020
Entries uploaded to RCAS Web Site
October 20, 2020 Awards published on the RCAS website and may be presented at the member meeting if time permits.

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THE JUROR

The juror of our show is Dawna Hamm Walsh, Ph.D. She is a professor at the College of Fine Arts at the Dallas Baptist University and former Department of Art Chair (1978 - 2017).

JUROR'S STATEMENT

"What we do with the gifts of creative and artistic thinking is up to each of us. Creativity in art is the act of turning fresh innovative ideas into physical reality through passion and commitment. Artistic endeavor and creativity involve several processes: inspiration, planning, then birthing the artwork. Imagination is the new idea but persistent production embodies your new idea to carry it over the finish line. If you have ideas but do not act on them, you are imaginative and perhaps a dreamer, but not devoted to the full creative process. If you also have artistic gifts but do not act on them, are you true to yourself?" ~ Dawna Hamm Walsh

JUROR'S BIO

Dr. Dawna Hamm Walsh is an experienced art juror, having judged numerous art shows a few of which include the Dallas County Regional Art Exhibition, DISD and HEB Art Shows, Dallas College Art Shows, V.A.S.E., Frank Reague Art League, Texas State Capitol V.F.W. Show, Waxahachie Art League, DeSoto Art League, Cedar Hill Art League, Texas Visual Art Association, and additional other local and state exhibitions.

Her father was an art instructor and she knew at an early age she wanted to become a university art professor. To achieve this goal, Dr. Walsh studied studio art in undergraduate school and later in graduate school at the University of North Texas. She received her Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Visual Art Criticism from Texas Tech University. She currently serves as Professor of Fine Arts and Art at Dallas Baptist University. She teaches numerous college art courses and has taken students to Japan for a travel study in Asian art. In addition, she frequently gives tours at the Dallas Museum of Art and other DFW museums.

A few of her honors include: Leadership Texas, Who's Who Among Outstanding Teachers in America, Outstanding Faculty Member at D.B.U., Achievement Award from Delta Kappa Gamma, Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholarships in both Afghanistan and East Africa.

A few of her research projects include: Drawing Portrait Series of International Ethnic Diversity, Learning to Look - How to critique and evaluate Visual Art, Comparative Study between Non-Western & Western Art in teaching Art Appreciation, Critical Thinking Development for Synthesis and Meaning in Visual Art, Engaging Students in the Creative Process.

Dr. Walsh and her husband John, reside in Dallas.