If you’re not at Turner House on September 21 and 22, you’re going to miss out on a weekend of fun and excitement. A bevy of activity is planned for all age groups as part of the Centennial Celebration of the 100-year-old Winnetka Heights showplace at 401 N. Rosemont.
A highlight of the 2-day festival is the first-ever juried art show staged at Turner House, “100 Years of Oak Cliff Art: Yesterday Today Tomorrow.” It’s open to artists living, working in or supporting zip codes 75208, 75203,75211, 75224 and 75233. Acceptable works include painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, fabric, pottery and photography. Film and video are not included. The deadline for submission is midnight August 17. Each artist may enter up to 5 pieces for a one-time application fee of $10. A resume is required.
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.
Also on Saturday, September 22, Turner House will be a destination in the annual gallery walk sponsored by the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA). Finalist works in the Turner House competition will be on view 12-8 p.m. that day. During those hours, Turner House will host a children’s art event, art classes and sales of art by the selected artists. There will be food trucks present to add to add flavor to the event.
A visit to the historic house during the weekend will be an opportunity to see the extensive and stunning renovations which have recently been made to the house, including the original fireplace uncovered after many years and once again crowned with it original glowing canopy. The old carpet was removed from the elegant staircase, and the original wood staircase looks like it was installed yesterday.
The weekend will close with a swarm — a Bike Swarm, that is — DADA and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff are sponsoring a bicycle/gallery tour that will end up at Turner House for participants to view the art and enjoy some home-brewed hospitality, courtesy of the Stevens Park Amateur Malters.