Call to Artists

The Deering Estate at Cutler is a geographic location rich with cultural possibilities and the neighboring area is rich in cultural diversity. In 2006, the Estate began to invest in the development of programs specifically to engage local and international, juried, visual and performance artists to interact with our community.

A "CALL TO ARTISTS" is currently available for the following annual exhibits at the Deering Estate:

A call to artists is currently available for “Affair En Plein Air”: a two-day outdoor juried painting event at the Deering Estate at Cutler on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Judging will take place on Sunday, January 12th at 1:30 pm. The event is juried by Erik Speyer. An Adult Category and High School Category (Grades 9-12) are available.

Registration information:
Adult Registration Form
Student Registration Form

Pre-registration only; there will be no registration at the event. The entry form and registration fee must be returned to GroveHouse Artists by Saturday, January 4, 2014. For more information please contact Barbara Tejada at 305-979-9534 or

$40 for non GroveHouse Artist members, $15 per additional piece
$30 for GroveHouse Artist members, $10 per additional piece
$30 students Grades 9-12 (with one chaperone)
Light snacks, coffee and water will be provided, please bring a lunch.

$400 for first place; $200 for second place; $100 for third place; and $50 for Honorable Mention. Student prizes totaling over $500 with Honorable Mention merchandise.

About the Juror:
Erik Speyer has been painting in south Florida for over 30 years, watercolor and oil plein-air scenes of the Miami River, Everglades and the Florida Keys. He has also painted in such diverse places as Vietnam, France, Spain, California, and particularly New Mexico. He has taught plein-air watercolor classes for many years and has a studio in the Bird Road Art District. More info. at