Media Contact:
Kim Yantis
stryky@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668 ext. 238

Call to youth artists for the Youth Arts Exhibit at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (September 10, 2015)

The Deering Estate is seeking Youth Artists to participate in the Youth Arts Exhibit, showcasing works by students grades K-12. The encouraged themes of this year’s show are Gnome Homes, mythical garden creatures and their miniature houses, and images of Miami nature and/or historic architecture. A formal application is available online and the deadline for entries is November 9, 2015.

The exhibit is accompanied by the Deering Holiday Wonderland, an annual holiday decorating tradition sponsored by local garden clubs. A series of special events will highlight both exhibits throughout the month of December.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Youth groups and individual youth artists (visual and literary) interested in participating must submit the non-competitive application form by November 9, 2015. Kindly limit submissions to one entry per student and a maximum of 25 entries per school or organization. Please comply with new artwork specifications for sizes, matting and presentation as listed on the application.

COSTS
There are no application costs to participate in the Youth Arts Exhibit.

SCHEDULE
November 9, 2015:
Application forms due at the Deering Estate.

November 22 & 23, 2015: Drop off of student work at the Deering Estate.

December 16, 2015: Youth Arts Exhibit Evening, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, free & open to the public.

November 28, 2015 – January 29, 2016: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Youth Arts Exhibit on display, free with Estate admission.

January 30 & 31, 2016: Artwork pick-up from the Deering Estate.

For more information, please contact the Cultural Arts Curator at 305-235-1668 ext. 238 or stryky@miamidade.gov with any special requests or questions.

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