Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts “Rising Star” Event Sept 26-27



Event Will Showcase 11 Emerging Artists Nominated by Top Dallas Galleries

DALLAS – August 12, 2015 Turner House, (the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts) will debut its third “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser September 26th and 27th at the historic Oak Cliff home. Eleven prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist to be in the group show.

Participating galleries and artists are: Barry Whistler Gallery (Kyle Hobratschk), Cohn Drennan (Sheryl Anaya), Craighead Green (Austin Queen), David Dike Fine Art (Avery Kelly), Galleri Urbane (Danny Rose), Holly Johnson Gallery (Robert Collier Beam), Kirk Hopper Fine Art (Bumin Kim), JM Gallery (Diana Antohe), Mary Tomás Gallery (Megan Ping), Russell Tether Fine Art (John Cochran), Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden (Spencer Evans).


According to artist Kenda North, co-chair of the event, the 100-year-old Turner House has a long history of showcasing Texas artists. “Rising Star” is an effort to continue that tradition and draw attention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community,” she said. “We are thrilled that some of the artists nominated at our inaugural event just three years ago are getting national recognition.”

A reception will be held Saturday, September 26 from 7pm to 9pm and will include a gallery talk by Lucia Simek. Lucia Simek is an artist, curator and writer, as well as the manager of communications at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Ticket prices are $85 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members). Sponsorships are available.

A public reception will be Sunday, September 27 from 1pm to 4pm. Turner House is located at 401 N. Rosemont.

Turner House has been hosting art exhibits for more than 80 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists. Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.

For tickets to the “Rising Star” fundraiser, visit www.turnerhouse.org. For more information on Turner House and the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, contact thevents@yahoo.com. 401 N. Rosemont Ave., Dallas, TX 75208

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