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Rising Star Exhibition & Fundraiser at Turner House Sept. 17 & 18



Event Will Showcase 11 Emerging Artists Nominated by Top Dallas Galleries

DALLAS – August 25, 2016

Turner House, (the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts) will present its fourth “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser September 17 and 18 at the historic Oak Cliff home.

Eleven prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist who is not yet represented by a gallery to be in the group show. Participating galleries and nominated artists are:  Barry Whistler Gallery (Cassandra Black); Conduit Gallery (Lindsey Brown); Craighead Green Gallery (Angelika Ejtel); Galleri Urbane (Lynné Bowman Cravens);  Holly Johnson Gallery (Megan DeSoto);  JM Gallery (Jenna Fredde); Kirk Hopper Fine Art (Analise Minjarez); Liliana Bloch Gallery (Christina Kellum); Mary Tomás Gallery (Nik Hermanovoski); Russell Tether Gallery (Jody Martin); and Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden (Melissa Mohammadi).

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This year’s theme for Rising Star is Then and Now as the organization is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will include speakers David Dike and Ted Kincaid. Ticket prices are $85 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members.) Sponsorships are available and tickets may be purchased at the door. A public reception will be Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, Dallas, 75208.

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, including such past Rising Stars as Diana Antohe, Spencer Evans, and Shawn Samuell,” she said. “This year is especially exciting with David Dike Fine Art exhibiting “Rising Stars” from the 1920s.”

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 sponsorships and tickets to the “Rising Star” fundraiser, visit www.turnerhouse.org.

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