Richardson Civic Art Society 50 Anniversary Year – Upcoming exhibits, demos & workshops

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Richardson Civic Art Society invites all DFW metroplex artists to join us for an art-filled season during our 50th Anniversary Year. RCAS was founded in 1966 as the first Art group in Richardson. Then and now, our purpose has been to support and encourage the creative visual arts and artists. Here is a brief look at some highlights of the year ahead:

RCAS sponsors six art shows each year with different objectives, from membership shows to area elementary school competitions, to a regional juried exhibition with generous cash and merchandise awards. Dates for the upcoming shows are:

October 3, 2015 – November 14, 2015 Membership Show
November 21 – December 5, 2015 RCAS/Altrusa World Peace Show
December 17, 2015 – January 5, 2016 Young People’s Show
February 25 – March 18, 2016 Rosemary Cheney Show
March 19 – April 23, 2016 50 + Show
April 26 – May 31, 2016 50th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

The RCAS Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit is our most prestigious show of the year, and 2016 will mark the celebration of our 50th Anniversary. The reception and awards presentation will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082 on May 15, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Demonstrations of various art styles and mediums will be presented at our regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (September through May) in the Richardson Public Library basement at 6:30pm. The library is located at: 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, TX 75080. Already scheduled are the following demonstrations:

September 2015 Priscilla Krejci – mixed media (ink and watercolor)
October 2015 Walt Davis – watercolor (Painting Outside the Lines)
November 2015 Janice Hamilton – Pastels
January 2016 Nancy Medina – Oil Florals
February 2016 Jane Monsson – Texturing
March 2015 Gail Delger – Acrylic Collage

We have a Christmas party in December in lieu of our regular monthly meeting. Demonstrations for April and May have not been scheduled as yet.

The first artist’s demonstration will be at our monthly meeting on September 15, 2015 at 6:30pm. A mixed media (ink and watercolor) demonstration will be given by Priscilla Krejci, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. Her work has been included in the books: Best of Watercolor – Painting Composition, Best of Watercolor – Painting Light and Shadow, People in Watercolor, and the 2001 and 2004 summer issues of “International Artist”. Her work can be seen at Details of the other demonstrations will be published at a later date.

In addition to his demonstration at our October meeting, Walt Davis will also be presenting a workshop on October 22, 23, and 24 at Teta Smith’s Studio at Valley View. $225 for members, $255 non members. More details will be published at a later date. Additional workshops will be announced as soon as they have been scheduled.

Other opportunities for our members to display their work include year-round rotating exhibits at the Huffhines and the Heights recreation centers in Richardson and at our Painting of the Month competition at our monthly meetings.

We hope you will help us make this year a big success by participating in our meetings and shows and by volunteering to help at our exhibits, meetings and other activities. Please spread the word about the Richardson Civic Art Society and encourage your friends, co-workers, relatives and acquaintances to join RCAS during this, our 50th Anniversary year.

For more information on all of our activities, please visit our website at or like us on Facebook at

Submitted by Linda Clary. Email:

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