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

• SEE THE WINNERS!
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.

SHOWS

49th Regional Show Dealline Coming Soon

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RCAS Membership Show Winners

To view a Slide Show and see a complete list of winners, Click Here!

Heights Recreation Center

Please check out an exhibit NOW showing at Heights Recreation Center. The current artist is Debbie Berman. Go by the rec center and check out her work.

Huffines Recreation Center Exhibit

26 new paintings went up today at the Huffines Rec Center and will be on exhibit until December 2nd. Susan Martin has taken over duties from Dianna Powrey at the center. The center is open from 6:00AM till late evening and is a beautiful brand new recreation center for the city of Richardson. This exhibit is an ongoing effort by RCAS to promote more public art in our city. Go by and see the wonderful art and tell your friends.

2014 Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

See the Slide Show and list of Winners for the 2014 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.

RCAS SHOWS AND COMPEITIONS
SHOW DATES DESCRIPTION PROSPECTUS
Deadine to enter is
Feb. 28


May 1 thru May 26
49th Annual Regional Show
Eisemann Center

Chairman: Rosalinda Trevino Stone

Download the 2014 Membership show Prospectus
Download the 49th Annual Regional Show Prospectus
Receiving Entries March 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Show on display from March 21-April 25, 2015
50+ Show
Chairman: Wanda Grice
Download the 2014 Membership show Prospectus
Download the 50+ Show Prospectus
February 18 to March 18, 2015 Rosemary Cheney Show  
January 9- Feb 14, 2015
Student Art Show
Richardson Library
Chairman: Pete Quaid



  Summer Show
Contact: Beth Eschbach
betheschbach@gmail.com
 
October 4 - Novermber 8, 2014
RCAS 2014 Membership Show
Richardson Library

Show Chair: Linda Clary
linda@clary.org

Download the 2014 Membership show Prospectus
Download Prospectus Here!