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Kim Yantis
Kim.Yantis-Strycharski@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668 ext. 238

The Deering Estate welcomes their 2016-2017 Artists in Residence

MIAMI (November 14, 2016)

The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering's legacy of art patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist in Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy and acts as wonderful incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's residency opportunities. Studio Residencies are housed in our Artist Village Buildings, Carriage House and Power House, and were awarded to Multidisciplinary artists Skip Snow, Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas, design based collective Home Eleven by Nelly Bonilla and Oscar Luna, Visual Artists John William Bailly, Frida Baranek, Steven Pestana, and Ralph Provisero. Project Residencies consist of specific interactions with the Estate and its resources and were awarded to photographers Carlos Domenech and Jonathan Brooks, Painter Lorie Ofir, and plein air painter Jacqueline Gopie.

Skip Snow, Driftologist in Residence
Studio 1 - Carriage House East, July 2016 - May 2017

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas, Video and Mixed Media

Studio 1, May 2017 - July 2017

Lorie Ofir, Painter

Studio 4 – Carriage House West, Summer 2016 & project resident through May 2017

John William Bailly, Painter

Studio 4 - Carriage House West, September 2016 - April 2017

Steven Pestana, Mixed-Media Artist

Studio 4 – Carriage House West, May - October 2017

Ralph
Provisero, Visual Artist Sculpture
Studio 5 - Power House East, June 2016 - May 2017
 
Frida Baranek, Visual Artist Sculpture
Studio 6 - Power House West, October 2016 - January 2017

Home Eleven by Nelly Bonilla and Oscar Luna, Design and Visual Art

Studio 6 - Power House West, February - August 2017

Jonathan Brooks, Photographer
Project Resident, October 2016 - May 2017

Carlos Domenech, Photographer

Project Resident, February 2016 - March 2017

Jacqueline Gopie, Painter

Project Resident, November 2016 - October 2017

For more information on the Artist in Residence Program at the Deering Estate, please visit our website or contact Kim Yantis, Cultural Arts Curator at stryky@miamidade.gov or 305-235-1668 ext. 238.

Artist in Residence Program
The Artist in Residence program currently welcomes professional Visual, Performing, and Literary Artists who are self-motivated and focused. The primary basis for selection of our artists is the strength and quality of the applicant’s work as well as a clear objective for the time of their residency. Both Studio Residencies and Non-Studio Project Residencies are available and are competitively selected through a jury process using leading professionals from our family of galleries, collaborative arts, and cultural organizations. In conjunction with a curatorial project this season, we encouraged applications from Sci-Artists (scientists, artists, and professionals who identify as both) to explore practices that include: New technologies, scientific data, micro-generated imagery, and art-making with the ethic of sustainability, conservation, and preservation.

As evident from our Artist in Residence Alumni, the Deering Estate Artist in Residence Program has been a catalyst for artistic practice and recognition including additional residencies, national and local grants, gallery representation, collection acquisitions, and community engagement. As a cultural arts organization we are very proud of the role that our program has had in our artists’ careers, the positive measurable interactions with the public, and even in our growing cultural partnerships. We have had the privilege of presenting and collaborating with internationally acclaimed artists, composers, musicians, playwrights, authors, and performers.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.
 
This year the Deering Estate celebrates 30 years on the National Register of Historic Places and the 100th anniversary of Charles Deering's purchase and restoration of the Richmond Hotel for his winter residence. #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!