Brackens Painting

“Outsider Art”

Thursday May 10, 2018 7:30 – 9:00  Doors Open @ 7:00

A panel discussion and pop-up exhibition of art and artists who work on the fringe and far outside the academic/social structure of the artworld.  Artists Bill Haveron (nationally exhibited and represented by Kirk Hopper Fine Art) and Andy Don Emmons (contemporary folk art) will discuss the rich traditions and curiousities of outsider art. Giovanni Valderas (Director, Kirk Hopper Fine Art) will moderate.  Cherished examples of art from private collections will be on display.

Picture Credit: Cornelius Brackens, Collection of Scott Chase and Debra Witter

Event Sponsor:    Lisa Peters, Caliber Home Loans                                                                                                                                        Catering: Chef Justo Blanco

Salon Series – Outsider Art

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Derby Day at Turner House ~ Tickets

It’s Derby Day on the terrace and front lawn at Turner House,  Saturday May 5th, 2018!    A limited number of tickets are available.  Join us for live music, food, wine and specialty bourbon drinks, highlighted by a hat contest and fashion show.

Enjoy the day at Turner House and help raise money to restore and update this important and historic Oak Cliff landmark.

A few sponsorships are still available.  Check the sponsorship page at for more information.  Individual tickets may be purchased through the PayPal link below.

Where: Turner House on the lawn, located @ 401 N Rosemont Ave., Dallas TX 75208

Time:    3:00pm to 7:00pm

NOTE: Hard copy, printed tickets will be required for entry. Please provide shipping address or an alternate contact information for us to reach you for delivery. Thanks!

Alternate Contact Information

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Derby Day at Turner House – VIP Sponsorship Opportunity

Event Date – May 5th 2018

Event Time – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location – Turner House Grounds – 401 N. Rosemont Ave.  Dallas, TX 75208

VIP Sponsorship $1000.00 – Includes:

  • 10 event tickets and a designated table in a VIP section
  • Centerpiece to take home
  • Top shelf wine and bourbon
  • Sponsorship name on advertisements and welcome poster
  • A Premier Plus Turner House Membership (Transferrable to 1 guest)
  • Music, Fashion Show, Hat Contest and of course the big event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a sponsor and get in early on what will be a OCSFA tradition.






“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

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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