Call for environmental artists in residence at Deering Estate

The Deering Estate at Cutler has a very unique opportunity for artists to participate in an Environmental Artist in Residence Program.

This new opportunity, part of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, pairs artists of all abilities with mentor environmental artist Lucinda Linderman in a short term shared studio residency within the structure of the existing Artist in Residence Program.

The Deering Estate at Cutler is looking for artists who wish to explore or further their understanding of environmental art, work with a mentor artist, use recycled or found materials, and engage the community at large in content that deals with environmental concerns.

Apply as soon as possible as they are seeking four to six artists to complete oneto three month residencies beginning Aug. 20 through March 2014.

Early application is recommended and applications are accepted in the following deadline structure: Deadline 1: Aug. 15; Deadline 2: Sept. 15.

The application can be found on the Deering Estate website. Please direct any questions to: Kim Yantis, Exhibit Specialist, Deering Estate by email at <> or by phone at 305-235-1668, ext. 238,

For more information, attend a public meeting with artists and organizations on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Deering Estate at Cutler Visitor Center. This meeting will introduce Eco Art and Environmental Art Opportunities related to the Deering Estate Festival of the Arts and implementation of the NEA Eco Art Grant. Led by Deering Estate assistant director Jennifer Tisthammer, exhibit specialist Kim Yantis, environmental mentor artist Lucinda Linderman, and guests. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami- Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and are free with estate admission.

For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit online at

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