“At the Forefront” Jerry Bywaters: No Backwater Man

Thursday March 8, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00

“At the Forefront” Jerry Bywaters: No Backwater Man

John Lunsford will present the life and work of Jerry Bywaters.
Bywaters (1906-1989) was born in Paris, Texas and an American artist, university
professor, museum director, historian and art critic instrumental in the
development of the regional art of Texas and the Southwest.
Lunsford will bring two original Bywaters lithographs for an evening
overflowing with biographical information and personal anecdotes.

John Lunsford is an Oak Cliff native. He is the former director of the SMU Meadows Museum and the first Senior Curator at the Dallas Museum of Art (formerly the DMFA) where he worked for 28 years.

Picture Credit: The Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU.

Event Sponsor:    Tom Marshall

Catering:               Chef Justo Blanco

Salon Series -“At the Forefront” Jerry Bywaters: No Backwater M

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Mike Bogle – Jazz Trio Plays Gershwin

Thursday December 14, 2017  7:30 to 9:30

A versatile and dynamic musician, Bogle was nominated for a Grammy Award for his arrangement of Chick Corea’s composition “Got A Match?” recorded by the UNT One O’clock Lab Band. Mike Bogle has a Masters and Bachelors of Music degrees in Jazz Studies and a Doctorate of Musical Arts, all from UNT. He resides in Oak Cliff  and is Professor of Commercial Music at Cedar Valley College. Dr. Bogle has performed with Tom Jones, Burt Bacharach, Diana Ross, Doc Severinson, Linda Carter and many Latin music artists and organizations in Miami including Willie Chirino and Lissette, Tania Records, Gustavo Rojas, and El Grupo Chequere. Mike will be accompanied by Lou Harlas (bass) and Harrell Bosarge (drums).

Salon Series – Mike Bogle – Grammy Nominated Keyboardist


NorthPark – Defining Space from Warhol to Stella:

Sunday November 12 , 2017 2:00 – 3:00

A conversation on the contemporary urban Landscape: Nancy A. Nasher owner of NorthPark Center and Mark Lamster, architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News and faculty at UT Arlington, explain the substantial and meaningful curiosity between Art & Architecture and how these two essential disciplines enlightens out built environment while shaping our urban experience. Please note the change in time for this exciting presentation.

Event Sponsor: Methodist Hospital

Salon Series – NorthPark – Defining Space from Warhol to Stella



What: The OCSFA Annual Rising Star 5 – Art Exhibit and Fundraiser

Where: Turner House

More than 140 guests joined the OCSFA Board for the annual Rising Star Art Exhibit and Fundraiser.  The evening included drinks and hors d’ oeuvres and a testimonial to the impact of an artists role in society from Katherine Wagner, Business Council for the Arts. Two days were spent celebrating twelve great artists who’s work was nominated by twelve Dallas area Art Galleries.
























Midnight Opera @ Turner House

Midnight Opera

Midnight Opera (formerly Siamese) is the glam rock band of four theatrically inclined friends from Dallas, TX. Mixing ominous pop with opulent set design and deranged alter egos, their live show makes you feel like you could go out and invent a new color, or wear a leotard to work. Their debut record, “The Mesmerist” ,  was released in March, and the group has been touring the U.S. ever since.

Joining Midnight Opera


Merging classical training with a unique DIY recording process with influences from all over the spectrum, Sudie is a singer, songwriter and producer who is forging her own territory.

Thursday October 12  7:30 – 9:30

Salon Series – Midnight Opera