Richard Prather on location

Our next regular meeting on the third Tuesday in May, the 20th. The May demonstrator will be Richard Prather.

Richard won the "Best of Show" honors at the 2012 RCAS Regional Competition, and his winning work now hangs in the Richardson Library.

Richard says "Two passions have dominated my life - the great outdoors and painting it. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University in 1981 and subsequently pursued a career as a Wetlands Biologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

My study of art also commenced in college where I began to study painting. My style, media of choice and subject matter have each changed over the years. At first, being a trained biologist, I sought to portray my subjects as technically accurate as possible. However it wasn’t long before I realized something was missing.

I felt that my work lacked a sense of emotion and mood. Ultimately I left the studio and began to paint en plein air and found that “in the moment” connection, which allowed the emotion, I was feeling to come through. My desire is that I can continue to improve in my abilities as an artist each and every day and to share what I experience in my time afield."

For more information about Richard Prather and to see his work, visit Richard's Web Site.


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

RCAS Workshop, April 25 & 26 - Abstract Acrylic Painting with Marie Renfro, a sought-after teacher and professional artist. Marie is a studio artist at Gallery 8 in Plano. Limited space available. The cost is $100.00. Contact Susan Martin at to add your name to the list. More info at January meeting. Check out Marie's website

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2014 RCAS 50+ Show

All artwork entered into the 2014 RCAS 50+ Showmust be picked up between 10:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, April 26, 2014 on the second floor of the Richardson Library.

The RCAS 48th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
will be held May 1 through May 27, 2014 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas.

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Best of Show in the 2013 RCAS Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
Carol Devereaux's Expecting won Best of Show in last years Regional Show. Click here to see last year's entries.


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 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.

May 21, 2013 Andrew Wages Oil
September 17, 2013
6:30 p.m.
* Lynne Hubner *
Web Site
Print Maker
October 15, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Bill Hall
Web Site
Cast Cement Panel,
a cross between painting
and sculpture.
November 19, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Marilyn Bourbon
Web Site
Water Media/Gouache
January 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Janis Krendick
Web Site
February 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Jeff Goode
Web Site
March 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Ellen Soderquist
Web Site
Figure Darwing
April 15, 2014
6:30 p.m.
* Marie Renfro *
Web Site
Abstract Acrylic
May 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Richard Prather
Web Site
Oil Landscape