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.

Click here for more information!
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.


Heights Recreation Center

Please check out an exhibit currently showing at Heights Recreation Center for Janice Hamilton. It will be there until the end of April.

Huffines Recreation Center

Huffhines Recreation Center is displaying the artwork for seven of our members in their main lobby until the beginning of June.

2014 RCAS 50+ Show Call for Entries!

For Prospectus, Click Here.

2014 Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

Click here for show prospectus and details!

2013 Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

See the Slide Show and list of Winners for the 2013 Regional Show

2013 50+ Show

See the Slide Show and list of Winners for the 2013 50 + Show.

We have several Art Shows each season.

It all starts with our Membership Show in the Fall. Those members wanting to display their 2D work and compete for prizes are eligible to enter. Paintings hang in the 2nd Floor Gallery of the Richardson Public Library. A judge will select winning entries and awards which are handed out at the monthly meeting. The prospectus explains rules and guidelines for hanging. Most work is for sale and is a great opportunity to purchase local art.

In the Winter, our Young People’s Scholarship Show hangs in the 2nd Floor Gallery with representation from our talented Richardson high school students competing for cash awards.

Following the Young People’s Show is the Rosemary Cheney Memorial Art Show. This showcases the RISD Elementary students. Forty-one schools send their best art to be displayed in the Library’s 2nd Floor Gallery, with the show traveling to the RISD Professional Building for more viewing by the public.

The 50+ Show in the Spring gives “seasoned” artists a chance to display and compete for prize money and awards. This show is open to any 2D artists in the surrounding communities who are also over age 50. Sales of the artwork are encouraged. This is a great venue to purchase art pieces locally. The monthly meeting after the show hangs will present awards and prizes chosen by our judge. See the prospectus for rules and guidelines.

Our premier show is the Regional Juried Art Exhibition which is displayed at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. This juried show is open to qualified amateur and professional Texas artists. Prize awards totaling over $6900.00 in cash and merchandise are presented at a reception honoring entrants and their families and friends. Refreshments and music are part of the festivities. Sales of the artwork are encouraged by patrons.

Our final show is a casual display of any artwork that members wish to hang in the 2nd Floor Gallery during the summer months. We call this our Simply Summer Show and Sale.

See below for details about any of our shows. To see photos from previous shows, go to the Archives page.

May 1-27, 2014.
Take in is April 29th.
48th Annual Regional Show
Eisemann Center

Chairman: Rosalinda Trevino Stone

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More information...

March 22-April 26, 2014 50+ Show
Chairman: Charles Mann
Co-Chair: Sally Roberts
Click here for Prospectus
January 11- Feb 15, 2014
Young People's Show
Richardson Library
Chairman: Rebecca Shewmaker


August 17 thru- Sept. 14 - 2013 Summer Show
Contact: Beth Eschbach
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more Info.
October 5 - Novermber 2, 2013

Receiving Entries
October 5, 2013
RCAS 2013 Membership Show
Richardson Library

Contact - Donna Head:

Juror: Jane E. Jones

Click here to download Show Prospectus