Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Versatile Event Space Will Feature Three San Francisco Bay Area
Female Artists Represented by Turner Carroll Gallery

DALLAS (August 31, 2011) – The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery continues to be an event space where creative dreams and possibilities are endless with guests able to entertain amidst works of art presented ZaZa-style in this unique and creative extension of the hotel.  

The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery, located next to Hotel ZaZa on the corner of McKinney Avenue and Leonard Streets, is available for events such as art exhibits, business meetings, social events, and many more. Private events may be scheduled for sixteen to 150 guests. Through this venue, Hotel ZaZa is able to showcase its full-service hotel and catering services, while also offering creative freedom to the guest.

Continuing their partnership, Hotel ZaZa has announced its fourth collaboration with Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors to bring the next show to the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. The show titled “West Coast Women” will feature new and recent works by San Francisco Bay Area female artists Deborah Oropallo, Inez Storer and Jenny Honnert Abell.  The exhibition opens September 14 and continues through October 20, 2011.

“After the success of the last three shows by Turner Carroll, we are excited to see what the next show brings,” said Benji Homsey, President of Z Resorts Management and Development, LLC.  “The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery has many uses, but hosting curated exhibitions by national artists definitely aligns with our vision for this creative extension to the hotel.”

“We are surrounded by a creative community as neighbors of the Dallas Arts District.  This is Hotel ZaZa’s opportunity to increase our presence in the visual arts scene,” said Homsey. “The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery will bring ZaZa-style to a new level, providing a venue for any type of event guests can dream up and customizing each and every aspect.”

Deborah Oropallo is one of the most important photographic artists working today. Often driven by an interest in uniforms, she creates prints on aluminum that blend contemporary female costumes with historically significant male portraits or other forms of masculine imagery.  This show will feature her work in a variety of mediums- prints on paper, prints on aluminum as well as cotton jacquard tapestry.  Her work has been exhibited in such places as the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  In addition, Oropallo’s work is included in several public collections, such as those of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Inez Storer’s paintings are both charming and mysterious in nature due to Storer’s use of collage with found objects. Her work engages the viewer in a sort of "magical realism," urging the viewer to imagine the stories behind the canvas.  Storer's work has been exhibited in the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Additionally, her paintings have been included in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, the Lannan Museum in Fort Worth, the San Jose Museum of Art as well as the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University.

Jenny Honnert Abell creates mixed media pieces, such as book covers and works on paper or panel, embellished with natural depictions of birds and trees.  Abell’s work has been included in numerous art fairs, such as Art Chicago and Art Miami, and in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the country, including the Berkley Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Rosa.

The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery, located at 2400 McKinney Avenue, will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For private showings by appointment, or for more information and images, please contact Lizzie Herbert at the Turner Carroll Gallery at 214-912-7143 or by email at 

About Hotel ZaZa

               Hotel ZaZa is a sensory experience that is refined yet relaxed. Its sophisticated and sensual interior design and culinary excellence is completed by a staff that pays impeccable attention to each and every guest, making them feel at home. Whether for business, a romantic weekend, or world-famous celebrities, both hotels blend intimate comfort with Stay ZaZa-style to create inspired accommodations, one-of-a-kind themed suites, and award-winning restaurants and spas.
Nestled in the fashionable Uptown neighborhood and next to downtown, Hotel ZaZa Dallas is a creative mix of warm, Mediterranean elegance and comfortable chic. This exceptional boutique hotel offers 6,000 square feet of function space, 152 rooms, 17 concept suites, the Magnificent Seven Suites, the award-winning Dragonfly Modern American Kitchen, the relaxing ZaSpa and the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. Reservations may be made at or by calling 888.880.3244.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Museum District and minutes from the world renowned Texas Medical Center, Hotel ZaZa Houston boasts 17,000 square feet of function space and is the perfect backdrop for any business meeting - not to mention home to some of Houston’s most memorable weddings and galas. Monarch Bistro and the tranquil ZaSpa combine to create the hotel’s breadth of impressive amenities.  With more than 300 rooms, including Pool Villas, Concept Suites and The Magnificent Seven Suites, ZaZa exceeds all expectations. Reservations may be made at or by calling 888.880.3244.

               Hotel ZaZa, a member of the Preferred Hotel Group™, was created by Charles S. Givens and Jeff Records and is owned by Givens-Records Developments. Operations management and marketing are provided by Z Resorts, LLC, led by Z Resorts President Benji Homsey.

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