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 October 21, 2014. Our demo artist will be Charles Mann, a talented print making artist.

Charles F. Mann is a printmaking artist who carves woodblocks and linoleum to make limited-edition, fine art, hand-pulled prints.  It is the traditional Western-style of relief printmaking using oil-based inks on archival 100% cotton rag paper.

His award-winning work has been shown in several exhibitions in the Dallas metroplex and North Texas area.  And, it is found in private collections around the United States.

Charles comes from a technical background in engineering and science with degrees from Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University.  He holds several patents on his inventions. He has worked with the astronauts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and on communication projects on the U.S. President’s Air Force One aircraft. 

His art is largely self taught via reading and experimentation over many years until he finally perfected his technique.  He left the industrial field and now devotes himself full time to his printmaking art.

As a fifth-generation Texan, he lives and works in the Dallas area.

To see more of Charles' work visit his web site at:

 

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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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