Richardson Civic Art Society meets the third Tuesday of each month. Each month we have various artists demos. Our next regular meeting is February 17, 2015. Our demo artist for February is Steve Miller. Steve will demonstrate soft pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord.

About Steve: Steve was born in Texas in the late 50's, but spent most of his early and teenage years in Georgia and Tennessee. Steve begin drawing in those early years, later developing God's gift in several commercial visual skills. Steve has airbrushed vans and T-shirts in the 70's, painted murals, signs and illustration in the 80's, created computer animation and digital illustration in the 90's and into this millennium we are currently in.

Steve has in recent years studied Oil and Pastel painting, attending workshops taught by artists John Pototschnik and Dina Gregory.

He says: "My goal as an artist is pursue leaning more about light, color and form as I attempt to portray this incredible creation God has made, always pointing to Him.

To see more of Steve's work, visit his web site at


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

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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

RCAS 48th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
Complete list of Winners and Slide Show.


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.


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.

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

Chairman: Rosalinda Trevino Stone

Coming Soon!

March 21-April 25, 2015 50+ Show
Chairman: Wanda Grice
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
October 4 - Novermber 8, 2014
RCAS 2014 Membership Show
Richardson Library

Show Chair: Linda Clary

Download the 2014 Membership show Prospectus
Download Prospectus Here!