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OCSFA 2017 Spring Salon Series Information


Rose Kingsley - Through the Years with Johnny Mercer

Rose Kingsley – Through the Years with Johnny Mercer

Rose Kinsley – Though the Years with Johnny Mercer

Thursday March 9  7:30 – 9

Rose Kingsley is an opera great turned jazz performer.  She will present an evening of Johnny Mercer music, specially arranged by the legendary Bob Corwin, son-in-law, pianist, and collaborator for Mercer.  Rose Kingsley has been celebrated for this program nationally and we are excited to bring her to OC.



Tornado Magnolia Sta Mr Ferrell oak cliff.orgMark Doty – Terror from the Sky – The Dallas/Oak Cliff tornado of April 2, 1957

Thursday April 20  7:30 – 9

The Dallas/Oak Cliff tornado of April 2, 1957 killed ten people and injured over 200 with a path of damage that stretched from South Polk Street, through Winnetka Heights, into West Dallas and Arlington Park/Love Field. To mark the 60th anniversary of the storm, Mark Doty, Chief Planner with the City of Dallas, will present a comprehensive account of one of the most remembered, yet overlooked, events in modern Dallas and Metroplex history. Mark will place special emphasis on destruction through Oak Cliff and Winnetka Heights.


OCFF_2Barak Epstein – 6th Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival

Thursday May 18 7:30 – 9

The Oak Cliff Film Festival was established in 2011 and has received national acclaim from different sources including The New York Times and Filmmaker Magazine.  Barak Epstein, co-founder of the Oak Cliff Film Festival and operator of the Texas Theater, will preview some of the programs selected for the 6th annual OCFF, scheduled for June 8-11, 2017.



KEVIN SLOAN “CRUSADE AGAINST UGLINESS” The life & Work of George Kessler 1862 – 1923



November 10

KEVIN SLOAN “CRUSADE AGAINST UGLINESS” The life & Work of George Kessler 1862 – 1923“Fjord”

George Kessler characterized his 1911 Plan for Dallas with the proclamation, “Crusade Against Ugliness”.
Landscape Architect and Urban Planner Kevin Sloan will present an overview of Kessler’s remarkable innovations and accomplishments in city planning, parks and thoroughfares for Dallas and Kansas City. Kessler’s influence on later planning concepts will also be covered with Sloan’s Kessler inspired proposal for the DFW Branch Waters Network – a concept got the future.


Salon Series – Fashion & Fame


The Pursuit of Fashion & Fame – October 13 Salon




Salon Series – Fashion & Fame


Rising Star 4 / Then and Now Ticket Sales


Please join the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts on the weekend of September 17-18 for our annual fundraising event. Saturday evening, September 17 from 7-9pm, will be a reception and featured speaker.  Tickets for the reception are on sale now.

Ticket prices are $85.00 for individual tickets (includes an individual membership to the OCSFA) and $50.00 for OCSFA members.

Rising Star 4 Tickets

Sunday’s reception on September 18 from 1-5pm is open to the public.

The Rising Star Exhibition for Summer 2016, is a fundraiser for Turner house to support our ongoing efforts to restore the facility. Area galleries are asked to select an artist who shows promise and are not currently represented by a North Texas gallery.  Last year, we sold 16 artworks. Visitors to the exhibit numbered over 125, offering artists exposure to a new audience.

John Cochran is one of our featured artists for the exhibit.

John Cochran is pursuing a BFA from the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas, focusing on drawing and painting. At UNT he has studied under leading local artists and teachers, including Vincent Falsetto (finalist for the prestigious 2007 Hunting Art Prize). Previously at Richland College, Cochran studied under Tom Motley and was one of two students chosen to exhibit his work alongside Professor Motley’s in the end of term Teacher/Student Art Show. Cochran’s paintings and sculptures have been very well received and although still a student, his work is already being acquired by collectors in Texas and Louisiana.

For underwriting opportunities, contact Glenn Jones at glenleojones@gmail.com or visit the Underwriting Opportunities page.


Rising Star 4 / Then and Now Underwriting Opportunities


This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. The Society was established in Dallas in 1926 at the home studio of artist Frank Reaugh, one of Texas’ most famous and influential artist. Join us in Underwriting one of Oak Cliff’s finest Art events and at the same time promoting undiscovered talent.  

Thank you for making the decision to underwrite Rising Star – Then and Now! Rising Star offers a broad range of underwriting opportunities. Underwriting provides promotional exposure and marketing benefits associated with a specific event or program element of Rising Star, while helping minimize the cost of fundraising. Naming rights are included as a benefit for selected sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship is easy! Simply pick a sponsor level below and hit the “Add to Cart” button to pay securely through PayPal (you don’t even need a PayPal account!), or download and mail in this form with your check. Thanks!

Rising Star 4 Underwriting Opportunities

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# Tickets to Rising Star

10 8 6 4


# Invitations to Pre-VIP Reception 10 8 6