Call to Artists

A "CALL TO ARTISTS" is currently available for the 2015 Affair En Plein Air: a two-day outdoor juried painting experience with partner GroveHouse Artists on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Judging will take place on Sunday, January 11th at 1:00 pm. The event is juried by Dan Bondroff. Competitive and non-competitive categories are available. Monetary and non-monetary prizes will be awarded by juror.

$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)
$15 Non-competitive entry fee for adults & high school students (one or two day participation)
Light snacks, coffee and water will be provided; please bring a lunch and all supplies.

Registration information:
Artists interested in participating in the two-day outdoor juried painting event must complete a formal application: 
Adult application
High school student application
Non-competitive application

The entry form and registration fee must be returned to GroveHouse Artists by Thursday, January 8, 2015. Make checks payable to: GroveHouse Artists. Please send completed forms and fees to:

GroveHouse Artists
C/O Barbara Tejada
6880 SW 132 St.
Miami, FL 33156 

For more information please contact Barbara Tejada at 305-979-9534 or [email protected].

About the Juror:
Dan Bondroff was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He received his art education at Towson University (class of 1994) and also studied drawing and oil painting at the Schuler School of Art. After working for 7 years as a full time graphic designer in the Baltimore Washington area it was time for a change. Dan moved to Miami in 2003 and made the leap to become a full time visual artist. Upon moving to Miami in 2003, Dan Bondroff completely immersed himself in the art scene. He joined local artist organizations, became a resident artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, and managed the resident artist program at Café TuTu Tango in Coconut Grove. Over the next 5 years Dan transitioned from gallery sales to outdoor art festivals. Today he participates in 20-25 shows a year. He has won many awards and has over 1,000 original pieces hanging in the homes and offices of collectors from around the world. Most of Dan Bondroff’s work is created in soft pastel. Dan has also created works in charcoal, watercolor, ink, pencil, and oil. His newest series of work is in mixed media using mostly soft pastel and a collage of decorative papers. Over the years about half of Dan’s work has been created en plein air.

About GroveHouse Artists:
Chosen as 2013 Program Partner of the year by The Deering Estate Foundation, GroveHouse Artists is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit, cooperative organization whose purpose is to provide venues for local artists to exhibit their original art work. Under the Direction of Barbara Tejada, GHA strives to establish a community forum for awareness and participation in the arts and the art experience by presenting cultural programs, presentations, and exhibits that are open and free to the public.