Call for Artists for the RCAS 53rd Annual Regional Art Exhibition & Sale to be held at the Eisemann Center – open to all Texas artists, 18 years old or older. $7,000.00 in cash and merchandise awards.
$35 entry fee for one piece, $10 for each additional piece (i.e., two (2) pieces for $45.00, or three (3) pieces for $55.00). Limit three (3) pieces total. All fees are non-refundable.
RCAS MEMBERS receive a 25% discount. Limit three (3) pieces total. All fees are non-refundable.
NON-MEMBERS may join for 2019 by going to the Richardson Civic Art Society website at http://richardson-arts.org/forms/membershipForm.html. Once you have paid the membership fee, you will receive a receipt with a coupon code for a 25% discount on the exhibit entry fees.
Gene Dillard, Portrait Artist
Gene Dillard comes to portraiture from a background of extensive academic training and experience in the graphics field. Growing up in Texas in a home filled with art by relatives, Gene began painting and drawing at an early age. He studied art first at Baylor University and then completed his first degree in fine art at the University of Texas at Austin. He then studied at The California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and completed his second degree at The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.
He ascended through a career in advertising design as an Art Director and Creative Director for major national and regional advertising agencies in Texas. He has worked on such notable accounts as Exxon, Borden Milk, Chase Bank, Crown Plaza Hotels, Frito Lay, Dr Pepper, Kraft Foods and many others. His ad designs have been published throughout the U.S. in national media. During his career in advertising, he has maintained a strong parallel activity of painting and teaching art. He has taught classes at Southern Methodist University, The Dallas Art Institute and in the School of Visual Arts at The University of North Texas.
Exhibits have included a one-man show at The Blackland Gallery, exhibits at the Merritt Art Studio Gallery and Griffith Fine Art Gallery in Salado, Gaylord Texan Gallery, Holter Gallery, Posey Lane Gallery and Rutherford’s Gallery in Dallas.
Numerous commission subjects include elected officials, ministers, business executives, a military officer, brides, children, women and men.
Monday, February 4, 2019 Call for Artists Open.
Friday, March 8, 2019 Entry Submission Deadline. No late entries will be accepted.
Friday, April 5, 2019 Acceptance Notifications Emailed.
Mon., April 15 – Fri., April 26, 2019 Shipped Entries Received at: Navis Pack & Ship,
11009 Shady Trail, Dallas, TX 75229. No late entries will be accepted.
Mon., April 29, 2019 – 2:00 to 6:00 pm Hand-delivered Entries Received at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. No late entries will be accepted.
Wed., May 1 – Tues., May 28, 2019 Exhibition on Display 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm Awards Reception at Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. Artists, friends and family are invited. Enjoy live jazz and refreshments along with members of the art community and Richardson City Officials.
Tues., May 28, 2019 – 4:00 to 7:00 pm Pick up of Hand-delivered Entries. No
storage facilities are available. Entries must be picked up on the specified date.
Wed, May 29 – Sat, June 30, 2019 Shipped Art Returned to Artists.