Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts Board for 2015-16












The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts met for the annual membership dinner and elected the following:

Executive Board Officers for 2015
Chair – Glenn Jones
Vice Chair – Diane Sherman
Secretary – Cindy Lawson
Treasurer – Michelle Stellmaker
Rentals – Cheryl Freydberg

New Board Members (2015-2018)
Graciela Montani
Steve Bossay

Board Members
Chris Barker
Carol Hagler
Bob Reitz
Linda Holt
Kirk Kirksey
Marijane Michael
Diana Pollak
Tom Marshall

Emeritus Board Members
Gay Addington
Russ Aikman
Michael Anderson
Jan Doherty
Marguerite Domatti
Alfred Martinez
James Prothro
Scott Chase
Kenda North

Advisory Board Members
David Dike
David Griffin

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Rising Star Exhibition 2015

johncochran-Color Field-22 x 22-acrylic on canvasPlease join the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts on the weekend of September 26 and 27 for our annual fundraising event.  Saturday evening, September 26, will be a reception and featured speaker.  Tickets for the reception will go on sale in August.  Sunday’s reception is open to the public.

The Rising Star Exhibition for Summer 2015, 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 14 artworks with 70% of the sale going to the artists.  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.

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New Patron Plus Membership Available

This membership tier will be available to only forty-five members. Patron Plus members will receive six magnificent prints of work by famed Texas artist Otis Dozier in addition to their regular membership benefits which include invitations to private events, discounted prices on Salon Series events and discounts on the cost of renting Turner House.

Join at this membership level for $250 using the PayPal Button Below:

Read the Welcome Letter (PDF)

Otis Dozier Prints:

Salon Poster Jazz

Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley, and the Birth of Jazz

Thursday, April 9, 2015     7:30pm-9:00pmSalon Poster Jazz

The fabulous Matt Tolentino and Oak Cliff music star, Robert Edwards will perform a program of salon style music. The program will take the audience through the ragtime era into Tin Pan Alley finally leading up to the dawn of the jazz age. Edwards will play our vintage grand piano and Tolentino will be on clarinet, sax and vocals.

This Salon Series event is generously sponsored by Marguerite Domatti and Gay Addington, long time supporters of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts and are emeritus members of the Board of Directors.

Salon Series – Ragtime

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Lecture and Book Signing by author Jon Gnarr

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03/05/15 – Salon Lecture will still be held tonight.  Please join us for this wonderful event.

Thursday,  March 5, 2015  7:30pm-9:00pm

Internationally renowned actor, writer, comedian and former mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland. Jón Gnarr, will make his Dallas debut at Turner House to support the publication of his latest book. The Indian, published by Dallas-based translation publishing house, Deep Vellum. Gnarr is currently Writer in Residence at Rice University focusing on writing and speaking on issues he holds most dear: world, peace, sexual and gender equality, freedom for writers and journalist, and performing stand up comedy.