The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for the 2016 Fine Art Auction, to take place Sunday, January 31, 2016, at Fort East Martello Museum.
The submission period for artwork opens on Sunday November 1 and closes on December 12. To submit an online application and an accompanying photo via the online entry form, go to www.mckeefund.org and click the “Call to Artists” button.
Due to space limitations, we are only able to accept 60 entries. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether or not art submitted will be accepted for auction.
The annual art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists. Under the guidance of auctioneer Tom Luna, attendees can bid on original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more.
Each participating artist receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder to award to Keys artists for select projects. Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $240,000 since 1994.
For more information about the Anne McKee Artists Fund and its annual auction and artist grants, visit www.mckeefund.org.