Winter Salon 2

Ties that Bind: Contemporary Texas Painting

Tuscola Canyon_Winter Salon

The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Houston’s renowned Bill Reaves Gallery returns to be the first program of its popular Salon Series for Spring 2015.
On Thursday, February 19, Gallery Director Sarah Foltz will present “Ties that Bind: Contemporary Texas Painting” as the Salon Series program. This engaging discussion will trace common elements of Texas painting from the latter half of the twentieth century through the present, looking to the influence on Contemporary Texas Regionalist artists’ by artists from the 1950s and will discuss how their work continues to address local subject matter to evoke universal chords.

The Salon lecture occurs Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30; doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $15 for Society members and students.

AlongWinter Salon 2 with the Salon Series presentation, from February 17-22, the Gallery will offer works by these Texas contemporary artists for sale at Turner House: Randy Bacon (Albany), Mary Baxter (Marfa), David Caton (Utopia), Margie Crisp (Elgin), Keith Davis (Austin), Charles Ford (Houston), Pat Gabriel (Fort Worth), Billy Hassell (Fort Worth), Lee Jamison (Huntsville), Rob Kendrick (Austin), Laura Lewis (Mason), William Montgomery (Elgin), Noe Perez (Corpus Christi), Jeri Salter (Round Rock), and Debbie Stevens (Cypress).

Turner House and Reaves will also host a gallery reception on Friday, February 20, 2015, 6:00pm –   9:00pm, with some artists in attendance, and a gallery talk on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm.


Salon Series – The Tie that Binds



Salon Series Presents Kevin Sloan on April 26


For tickets and more information, see Salon Series Spring 2012.

“Silent Cinema: Highlights of the Era”.


On Thursday March 29th, film historian and preservationist Jim Reid will present “Silent Cinema: Highlights of the Era”. The films will be accompanied by noted pianist Robert Edwards. This presentation is a unique opportunity to view these films on 16mm film, each made from the original film negatives.

The program will include The Great Train Robbery,1902 Directed by Edwin S. Porter (hand colored print);
The Conquest of the Pole, 1912 Directed by George Melies (color tints);
Gaumont Graphic Newsreel 1919 (Armistice Day, Babe Ruth, Tournament of Roses Parade); and
Mighty Like a Moose, 1926 Directed by Leo McCarey (Charley Chase comedy from Hal Roach Studios).

Jim Reid is a consultant for the Texas Theater and the McKinney Performing Arts Center. He has a lifelong interest in silent film artistry and has done presentation for numerous organizations in North Texas. We are honored to have him bring a small selection of his extensive private collection to Turner House. Robert Edwards, a resident of Kessler Park, is an accomplished pianist who has graced the stage of Turner House on numerous occasions. He teaches music for schools and privately and performs frequently throughout North Texas.

Salon Series Spring 2012


The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts is pleased to announce our popular Salon Series for Spring 2012. We will sponsor a series of special art events featuring concerts and lectures on the arts, all scheduled between 7:30 and 9 pm. The events will be held at the historic Turner House, home of the OCSFA, as part of our mission to be a resource for art and architecture.

Matt Tolentino and His Hot Five
The Centennial Celebration will begin with the first Salon Series of the spring, a performance by Matt Tolentino and His Hot Five Band (Matt is the leader of Singapore Slingers) on Thursday, February 23. The doors of Turner House will open at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of music, wine and heavy hor d’oeuvres.

Silent Cinema: Highlights of the Era
On Thursday, March 29, Jim Reid, consultant for the Texas Theater and the McKinney Performing Arts Center will present a small selection of his private collection of silent cinema projection on 16mm film, each made from the original negatives. The films will be accompanied by noted Pianist Robert Edwards, a resident of Kessler Park, who has graced the stage of Turner House on numerous occasions.

Looking Back to See Ahead
On Thursday, April 26, Dallas landscape architect and urban planner, Kevin Sloan will present an illustrated discussion which considers the architecture, design and urban planning around 1912 and how we can project into the future. Sloan will consider what Dallas and Oak Cliff are doing to improve our city and what residents can do to improve their own landscaping and participate in urban planning.

Turner House is located at 401 N. Rosemont, 75208. The presentations will all take place between 7:30 and 9 pm. Refreshments will be served. Tickets will be $20 for non-members and $15 for OCSFA members and students.

Use the PayPal button below to purchase tickets. All tickets are available at Will Call the night of the event(s).


Salon Series Spring 2012




2011 Spring Salon Series

“Celebrating Women in the Arts”

Culinary Art, The Slow Food Movement

Thursday, March 10, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.

On Thursday, March 10th, chef Claudine Martyn will give a presentation on culinary art, the history and current practice of the Slow Food Movement both in Dallas and internationally.  She will be joined by the current co-leaders of the Dallas Slow Food Chapter, Chris Tuck and Jim Shade.  All are Oak Cliff residents.

Sponsors for this event include Urban Acres, Artisanal Beverage, Miranda Realty Company, Square Foot, Inc., Scott Chase and Debra Witter, Marguerite Domatti and Gay Addington, and Methodist Health System.

Music and Photographs of Mexico

Thursday April 14, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.

Singer Nicole McWilliams will perform a program of Mexican Bolero music from the 40’s and 50’s, accompanied by two guitarists.  On exhibit will be photographs from Mexico from Carolyn Brown, a Dallas based photographer featured in numerous exhibitions and publications.

“A Century of Women in Architecture:

A Short History”

Thursday May 12, 7:30-9:00 P.M.

Susan Appleton, AIA, Rebecca Boles, AIA and Dr. Norma Figueroa, CAAPPR present an illustrated lecture on “A Century of Women in Architecture: A Short History.”  All three are colleagues/assistant professors at UT Arlington and well respected for their research.  They will cover the important contribution of women to architecture over the past 100 years.

Refreshments will be served for all events.  Tickets will be $15 per event or $40 for the series for non-members and $10 per event or $25 for the series for OCSFA members.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or through this website.


Salon Series Ticket Options




Sponsors for the Spring 2011 Salon Series:

Miranda Realty Co.

Square Foot, Inc.

Scott Chase and Debra Witter

Marguerite Domatti and Gay Addington

Methodist Health System


For more information please call Kenda North at 214-563-9852 or contact Kenda North.