For Immediate Release from Carolyn Dunnigan of Turner House:
Turner House, home of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, has announced its first juried art show, “100 Years of Oak Cliff Art.” The competition is part of a year-long Centennial Celebration to commemorate the 1912 construction of Turner House in what is now the historic Winnetka Heights neighborhood.
“The Society was founded in 1926 to promote arts, music and other cultural events,” according to Turner House board chairman Scott Chase, “so this art competition is a continuation of that early mission.” Turner House hosts many arts events during a typical year, but this is the first juried show.
The show will be September 21-22. It is open to all artists living or working in zip codes 75208, 75203, 75211, 75224 and 75233. The theme of the show, “100 Years of Oak Cliff Art: Yesterday Today Tomorrow,” may be widely interpreted.
Acceptable media are original, handmade works including painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, fabric and photography. Film and video are not included. The deadline for submission is midnight, August 17.
Jurors are Lisa Taylor, Executive Director of Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Kenneth Craighead of Craighead Green Gallery, and Benita Huerta, Director of The Gallery at UTA.
Grand prize will be $500, and the work will become part of the permanent Turner House collection.
For more information and additional requirements, go to www.turnerhouse.org and click on the “Call for Artists” tab. You will then be prompted to fill out two forms. Once you do this, you will be able to submit your application.