Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner


At its Annual Meeting, the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts elected its directors and officers for the upcoming year. The meeting was held at the historic Turner House, home of the OCSFA, followed by an Italian dinner served by operatic singing waiters.

The following board members were elected to 3 year terms, 2011 – 2014: Beverly Palmer, Carolyn Dunnigan, Karen Chappell, Kirk Kirksey, Scott Chase, Susan Amason

Joining them are current board members Russ Aikman, Chris Barker, Paula Murphy, Carol Hagler, Linda Holt, Diane Sherman, Susan Amason, Kenda North, and Denis Duncan.

The Board also elected the following Executive Officers for 2011-2012:
Scott Chase – Chair
Diane Sherman – Vice Chair, Membership
Chris Barker – Vice Chair of Events
Russ Aikman – Treasurer
Carol Hagler – Secretary

Russ Aikman 2010-2011 Chair, presented the accomplishments of the Society for the past year and mentioned current challenges including the need to raise funds to complete the rebuilding of the roof. He noted our annual fundraiser, Wine & Art, scheduled for September 24, 2011. Aikman recognized outgoing board members Jan Doherty and Michael Anderson for their dedicated service to Turner House and announced their new positions on the Emeritus Board. Other members of the Emeritus Board are: Jennifer Castro, Gay Addington, Marguerite Domatti, Alfred Martinez, and James Prothro.

Aikman also recognized the Advisory Board, consisting of:
Konrad Shields, David Griffin, Paul Maute, and David Dike.

Works on Paper

We are very excited to present this interactive event in collaboration with Oil & Cotton and The Book Doctor. Shannon Driscoll and Candice McKay will discuss the proper care and restoration of important and heirloom works on paper such as documents, artwork and books. This will be followed by one-on-one consultations with attendees who bring an object from their own collection.

This event is free for OCSFA members! Not a member yet? Click here to join.
Tickets for non-member are $15, available using the PayPal link below or at the door with cash or check.

Shannon Driscoll is a book and paper conservator who owns Oil and Cotton, a creative exchange in Oak Cliff. She has worked on preservation projects as diverse as the Wall of Prayer, which was created spontaneously in the aftermath of 9/11, and turn of the century wallpaper in a New England home.

Candice McKay is a book conservator/restorer who owns The Book Doctor in Oak Cliff.

Remember, attendees are encouraged to bring one heirloom from their own collections, such as an antique book, manuscript, document or work of art. Items should be unframed, if possible. Shannon and Candice will give recommendations on how to care for the item and discuss their historical significance. They will also have information on local appraisers and framers.

Purchase tickets for $15

Fundraising Estate Sale Update

Thanks to our many supporters who donated items for our fundraising estate sale on Saturday, April 30. Several items were so wonderful that we actually snared them for Turner House, particularly oriental area rugs and some furniture. We sold many things, but received more great items than we could move during a 1 day estate sale. At the end of the day, several pieces moved to the new consignment shop in Bishop Arts. If you didn’t make it to Turner House on Saturday, please visit Eclectic Studioz at 239 W. 7th St. They have an art deco dresser, a baker’s rack, and more. Also, 2 antique beds went to IndieGenius. So, the sale continues . . .