RCAS 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition call for entries – $7,000 in awards

52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale


Prospectus: Prospectus for 2017 Members Exhibition rev

The 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition & Sale, to be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, is open for entries. Complete entry instructions and a link to the Call for Entry (Cafe’) callforentry.org website can be found on the RCAS Home page at www.richardson-arts.org. The Prospectus is on the home page of the RCAS website. Please read it carefully for additional requirements. Prospectus:

Key information is:
– Entry Deadline: February 28, 2018 (no exceptions).
– Open to all amateur and professional Texas artists, age 18 and over.
– Artwork must be original and executed after April 1, 2016 without instructor supervision and must not have been accepted into any previous RCAS Regional Show.
– Categories are: Oil/Acrylic on Canvas or Hard Surface; Water Media on Paper; Collage/Mixed Media; and, Pastels/Graphics. (See Prospectus for size and subject matter limitations).
– Entry Process: You must enter your images and pay your entry fees through the Call for Entry (Cafe’) website at callforentry.org. (See Prospectus for image file format requirements). There is a link to callforentry.org on the www.richardson-arts.org website
- Entry Fees: $25 entry fee for one piece, $15 for each additional piece (i.e. three (3) pieces for $55.00). Limit three pieces per artist.
- Membership Discount: RCAS Members receive a 30% discount.
– New or renewing members must pay the 2018-2019 membership fee in order to receive the discount. You may do so on the RCAS website at http://richardson-arts.org/forms/membershipForm.html. 
- All fees are non-refundable.

Entering this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in the Prospectus.

RCAS is always eager to welcome new members to our organization. We offer an opportunity for artists near or in Richardson, TX to showcase and sell their work several times a year in juried and non-juried art shows and to gather with other artists at our monthly meetings to meet like-minded friends, learn from each other and enjoy demonstrations presented by skilled professional artists each month. Artists, friends of artists and art lovers are invited to be our guests at one of our regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the basement conference room of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Dr, Richardson, TX 75080. If would like to join our organization, you can do so on our website at www.Richardson-Arts.org.


Best of Show (Purchase Award)        $1,500.00
Judge’s Choice Award                          $500.00
Oil / Acrylic on Canvas                      1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Watermedia on Paper                        1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Collage / Mixed Media                       1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Pastels / Graphics                             1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM

Cash prizes in each category for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention will be $300, $250, $200, and $150 respectively.  Merchandise awards will be distributed equitably among the categories at the judge’s discretion. There will be approximately $7,000.00 in cash and merchandise awards.



January 8, 2018                             Call for Artists Open

February 28, 2018                          Entry Submissions Deadline (No late entries)

March 30, 2018                              Acceptance notifications Emailed

April 23 – April 27, 2018                 Shipped entries received at Craters and Freighters

April 30, 2018 – 4:00 to 7:00PM     Hand-delivered entries received at the
Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, Texas  75082

May 2, 2018 – May 26, 2018        Exhibition on Display

May 13, 2018- 7:00 to 9:00PM       Awards Reception at Charles W. Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas
75082.  Entrants, friends and family are invited.
Enjoy live jazz and refreshments along with
members of the art community and Richardson
City Officials.

May 29, 2018  4:00 to 7:00PM       Pick up of hand-delivered entries

May 30, 2018 – June 30, 2018         Shipped art returned to artists

JUROR: E. Melinda Morrison

As a young woman, her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Tyler took a backseat to the corporate world for many years: advertising exec; graphic designer and art director of her own company; and later corporate and executive recruiter for national technology and digital marketing advertising companies.  Not surprisingly, she was recognized in national competitions for her print design and annual reports while living in Dallas but shortly after her move to Denver in 1994, the satisfied extrovert began to hear from the starving artist.  She says she “felt like her soul was drying up.”  An oil-painting class at the Art Students’ League of Denver rained water on that desert ground.

Over the next five years, Melinda studied painting at the Denver Arts League under the guidance of nationally known and accomplished masters such as Quang Ho, Kim English, Kevin Wechbach and Ron Hicks.  As her passion and skill grew, so did her dream to paint full-time.  She made the leap in 2003 and brought years of corporate skills into the new and intricate dance of a full-time professional art career.  She hasn’t looked back.  Since that decision, Melinda has had multiple one-woman shows in Santa Fe, New Mexico and participated in national and regional shows, and plein air events in the Southwest and Southeast gaining recognition for her figurative paintings.  She is a gifted teacher of workshops and is collected among collectors all across the US.

Recently, Melinda made a move from Colorado back to her home roots in Texas .  Choosing Fort Worth to be near family, Melinda opened her studio in her new home where she continues to paint and teach.

Melinda has been the featured artist in national and regional magazines and newspapers such as the American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Albuquerque Journal, The Santa Fean, and Focus Magazine.  She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society and the Portrait Society of America.  Melinda is currently represented by Alexandra Stevens Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Arts at Denver, Denver, CO; Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinatti, OH and OAGallery, Kirkwood, MO.

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