Join us at the historic Turner House as we host this unique event for the ninth year. Rising Star promotes undiscovered talent and raises funds in our continuing efforts to restore Turner House. We invite a select group of area galleries to nominate an artist for the exhibit. Last year 24 works of art were purchased, the artist gaining exposure and recognition from a new audience. This year’s attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a variety or wines and signature cocktails.
EVENT VISION: Inaugurated in 2013, Rising Star highlights “rising star” artists nominated by prestigious Dallas and Fort Worth galleries. Past gallery participation has included: Barry Whistler Gallery, Conduit Gallery, Cris Worley Fine Arts, Galleri Urbane, Holly Johnson Gallery, Craighead Green, David Dike Fine Arts, Mary Tomas Studio Gallery, Talley Dunn Gallery, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Gallery, The Reading Room, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Artspace 111, Fort Works Art and William Campbell. For the third year A juried “Turner House Award” given to one of the participating artists.
HISTORY: The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts was originally established at the home studio of the “renowned Dallas” artist Frank Reaugh in 1926. When founding member and former president Mrs. E.P. Turner passed away in 1938, the family home was deeded to the OCSFA. Plans for what would become Interstate 35 forced the E.P. Turner House to relocate to its current location where today It continues to be a vital part of the community. 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. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.
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