RISING STAR An Exhibition & Fundraiser

Turner House, (the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts) will debut its “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser September 28th and 29th at the historic Oak Cliff home. Twelve 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 are: Barry Whistler Gallery, Conduit Gallery, Craighead Green, Cris Worley Fine Arts, David Dike Fine Art, Galleri Urbane, Holly Johnson Gallery, Mary Tomás Studio Gallery, Photographs Do Not Bend, The Reading Room, Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden and Talley Dunn Gallery.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 drawattention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community,” she said.A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 28 from 7pm to 9pm and will include gallerist Barry Whistler as a featured speaker who will be giving a talk on contemporary Texas art. A public reception will be Sunday, September 29 from 6pm to 8pm at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont. Ticket prices are $75 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members). Sponsorships are available. 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.

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