MEETINGS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Richardson Civic Art Society meets the third Tuesday of each month. Each month we have various artists demos. Our next regular meeting is January 20, 2015. Our demo artist for January is Michael Holter. Michael will demonstrate his techniques for creating watercolor portraits.

About Michael: Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael's work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

Michael says, "I think of my work as impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive."

To see more of Michaels work, visit his web site at www.MichaelHolter.com

WORKSHOPS

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



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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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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