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.

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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 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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In honor of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, we will present ‘Rising Stars’ from the 1920s in addition to exhibiting our contemporary artists.


Spring Salon Series


April 14 – Limited Availability 

Jacob Metcalf


Note: There is a limited number of tickets available to this event.  First come, first served at the door.

North Texas musician Jacob Metcalf released his first full-length solo effort, Fjord, in early winter 2016.  The result is an often-breathtaking collection of indie-folk compositions that range from wistful, unhurried ballads to swirling, majestic orchestrations, sometimes within the same song, and all set to Metcalf’s warm, inviting vocals and non-linear story-telling. “The album is about great divides,” Metcalf explains. “Fjord is about splintered people living in a fractured age.”


The material for the record was written over the last decade on five continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America). It was during the last few years that Metcalf lived out of his car and inside a four foot crawl space between a vintage store and loft apartments in order to save enough from his bakery and music teaching jobs to make this album.


Wheeler Sparks will open at 7:15. Jacob describes his friend as a thoughtful songwriter and caring human being.  Jacob will start his performance at 7:40.


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