Affair En Plein Air
Hosted by our partner organization GroveHouse Artists, Affair en Plein Air is two-day juried, outdoor painting experience.
A call to artists is currently underway for “Affair En Plein Air,” a two-day outdoor juried painting experience with partner GroveHouse Artists at the Deering Estate on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm.
Categories include: adults 18 years and older and high school students grades 9-12. Judging will take place on Sunday, January 20 at 1:30 pm. The event is juried by artist and art educator Sheri Friedman. Registration deadline is January 13, 2019. No registrations will be taken on the day of the event.
Plein air painting is artwork that is completed in the “open and full air” rather than work done in a studio or from photos or other recorded images. Artists will paint scenes on-site and in the plein air of the beautiful and historic Deering Estate grounds.
$35 Adult registration fee for Non-GroveHouse Artists (up to 2 pieces)
$25 Adult registration fee for GroveHouse Artists members (up to 2 pieces)
$25 High school students, Grades 9-12, with one chaperone (up to 2 pieces)
2019 plein air application
Light snacks, coffee and water will be provided. Please bring a lunch and all supplies.
Artists interested in participating in the two-day outdoor juried painting event must complete the 2019 plein air application. The entry form and registration fee must be returned to GroveHouse Artists by January 13, 2019. For more information please contact Barbara Tejada at 305-979-9534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
$400 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place and $100 for Honorable Mention. Student cash prizes totaling $500. Adult and student artwork will be judged on-site and prizes will be awarded.
About the Juror
Sheri Friedman is a native of Miami who has been active in the local arts community for over a decade. Sheri established Blu Moon Studio of Art in 2008 in Coconut Grove where she taught art classes to all ages, curated and promoted numerous art exhibits featuring both local and out of state artists, ran workshops and creating her own body of artwork. Her studio then relocated in historic Cauley Square from 2015-2018. Freidman was one of the founders of the Pinecrest Gardens Art Festival and sat on their panel of judges for two years, has twice been a judge for the Student Artist Showcase at the Beaux Art Festival, and has been a judge for the student art show of The Learning Tree of Arts. Sheri is currently giving private art classes and classes at Copper Sky Studio in Cutler Bay and continues to work on creating her art at her home studio. She shares her time between Miami, Florida and the vibrant art scene of Asheville, North Carolina.