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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 meetings 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


October 20, 2020
Cheri Christensen
Farm Animals

November 17, 2020
Jesse Lane
Colored Pencil

December, 2020
Christmas Party
January 19, 2021
Andy Evansen

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


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
Donald Matheson

RCAS 54th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale


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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Canyon Creek Art

February 21, 2020 – March 13, 2020

Hosted by the Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS) and the Richardson Public Library

Sponsored in part by the City of Richardson and the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission

$2,000.00 in Cash Prize Awards



ELIGIBILITY: 9TH, 10TH, 11TH & 12TH Grade Students attending RISD High Schools and High School Students residing in Richardson, but attending non-RISD schools. All 2-D works are accepted including: Painting, Drawing, Collage, and Photography. Works must be created during current school year. Prize categories will be awarded as 1st Yr., 2nd Yr., 3rd Yr., or 4th Yr. Art Credit (not by Grade Level), Photography, and Senior Portfolio.
The Richardson Library and/or RCAS reserve the right to reject questionable subject matter: nudes, conspicuous religious or political images or statements will not be accepted. Every effort will be made to screen works at Take-In. If a work is deemed questionable, a RCAS member will notify the artist who will be granted an opportunity to rectify his/her entry.
NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Each Student may enter ONE piece of two-dimensional artwork. Maximum size is
30”x30”. Seniors may submit SENIOR PORTFOLIOS containing 4 two-dimensional pieces of artwork, in addition
to entering one piece into their art year credit category. The 4 pieces in a Senior Portfolio will be judged
READY TO HANG: All works must be ready to hang. Work deemed unsafe or insecure will not be accepted
until corrected.
FRAMED WORK AND CANVAS ON WOODEN STRETCHERS must be wired for hanging using D-rings as shown. No eye-screws or saw-tooth hangers!

UNFRAMED ARTWORKS must be mounted on mat board, foam core, or poster board. Tape will be attached to the backs of these works at the time of hanging. The tape will be provided by RCAS. The tape will stick to the hanging panels. No strings, wires or taped hanging materials will need to be attached to the backing board by the student. Please review this short video on the proper way to mat and mount your artwork securely:


You can use artists masking tape or artist hinging tape (available online or at art supply stores) to attach your artwork to the mat. Please don’t use ordinary double-sided scotch tape to secure your mat to the backing board. It will not hold securely once it is hung at the art show. Artist transfer tape is available at local art supply stores or on Amazon for approximately $8 per roll (example: 3M ATG Adhesive Transfer Tape 924 Clear, 0.25 in x 36 yd).

ONLINE ENTRY: All work must be entered on line.

• Online Entry Deadline is Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5 pm.•

No exceptions. Please carefully consider which pieces you plan to enter and their titles. Changes after the entry deadline will not be accepted.

DELIVERY OF WORKS (Take-In): Fri., Feb 21; 4:00pm – 5:30pm and Sat., Feb 22; 10:30am – 12:30pm. Take-in is on the third floor of the Richardson Library.

AWARDS PRESENTATION: Awards will be presented Tuesday, March 10, 6pm-7pm in the basement meeting room of the Richardson Library. Award winners will be notified in advance.

PICK-UP: Thursday March 12, 4pm – 8:30pm and Friday, March 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Richardson Library 3rd floor.

RCAS and/or the Richardson Public Library will not be responsible for artwork that has not been picked up by 5:30pm on March 13, 2020.


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QUESTIONS? Please contact Ted Houston at tedcaren@sbcglobal.net, or call 972 231-6450, (no calls before 8:00am or after 9:00pm, please). Or contact Myron Stennett, Director of Visual Arts K-12, RISD at 469 593-7450 or myron.stennett@risd.org

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