Oak Cliff resident Kyle Hobratschk was announced Saturday, September 21, as the winner of the first juried art show ever sponsored by Turner House. The competition is part of the year-long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the historic Winnetka Heights home.
Twenty-five artists exhibited 33 pieces, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, assemblage, wood and glass. A number of the entries were sold during the 2-day event.
Hobratschk’s winning work is a copper plate etching of Turner House itself and becomes a permanent piece of the Turner House collection, which includes works by many well-known early 20th century Texas artists. He was awarded a Purchase Prize of $500.
Weekend events included artist receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings. On Saturday, there was a painting demonstration by Oak Cliff artist Mike Schroeder, food trucks, children’s “make and take” classes by Oil and Cotton of Oak Cliff and a “bike swarm” sponsored by the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff which toured art galleries across the river and ended at Turner House and its art show. Bikers and other visitors were treated to home-brewed beverages provided by some Oak Cliff and Kings Highway brewers.