MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Our next regular meeting will be March 17, 6:30 p.m. The March demonstrator will be painter Cecy Turner. Cecy will demonstrate her technique in painting the landscape in oils.

A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society (Board Member), Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists, American Plains Artists, and Texas and Neighbors . She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West (and a past president of WAOW), a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.

Cecy has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976. Versatile in both watercolor and oils, she has designed cards and calendars for numerous national greeting card companies. Cecy's work has appeared in articles in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic Magazine, North Light Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine (Artist to Watch), Art of the West, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover artist 2010) and the book, The Best of Flower Painting. Read more on Cecy's Web site here:

www.CecyTurner.com

She has also received the Frank Wright Memorial Award in the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and has been designated as a "Fellow" in this organization. Cecy has also been a Top 100 Finalist in the Arts for the Parks National Competition twice and in the Paint the Parks National Competition twice. She was chosen by Southwest Art Magazine as an "Artist to Watch" in their July, 2006, issue.

Artist's Statement: Texture and the effects of light and shadow have become important elements in my paintings.I am fascinated with the glow of reflected light on various surfaces. Painting on location on a regular basis has opened many doors for me. I cannot improve nature, but I can rearrange and simplify it to correspond to what I feel. Traveling abroad has opened up new vistas of color and texture for me. I paint to convey the enjoyment and excitement of what I see.

To see more of Cecy's beautiful work, visit her web site: :www.CecyTurner.com

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

Featuring Richardson High School Art Students. Work will be displayed on the second floor of the library until February 14, 2015. The awards presentation is Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 in the library basement meeting room before the monthly general meeting.


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.

MEETINGS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month - from September to May - in the Richardson Public Library basement meeting room. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

The business meeting is followed by a demo artist in any of several media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and mixed media.

We also have Painting-of-the-Month available to members, which is voted on by peers at 6:30p.m., at the start of the meeting. Cash and awards are given out to winners. Show and Share, also at this time, is a display of any 3-d work by members.

Come early and participate in our Critique Corner at 6:00. Visitors are always encouraged to join us.

NOTE: Artist marked with * will be giving workshops.

MEETING DATES DEMONSTRATOR MEDIUM
September 16, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Linda Lucas Hardy
Web Site
Oil Painting, still life
October 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Charles Mann
Web Site
Relief Painting
November 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Tina Bohlman
Web Site
Plein Air Watercolor
No Meeting in December    
January 20, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Michael Holter
Web Site
Watercolor Portraits
February 17, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Steve Miller
Web Site
Pastels
March 17, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Cecy Turner
Web Site
Oil Painting, landscape
April 21, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Bonny Leibowitz
Web Site
Encaustic
May 19, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Jane Jones
Web Site
Experimental Acrylic and Watercolor