Artist Michael Palmer has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Anne McKee Artist’s Fund’s Miriam B. Good Award. Palmer, who has painted professionally for more than 40 years, has spent more than half of that time as a Key West working artist and contributor to the annual Anne McKee fine art auction.
Of his association with the Anne McKee Fund he says, “There have been many auctions in Key West, but the Anne McKee auction holds a special place for me. Artists have a very difficult time supporting themselves, much less affording supplies. The Anne McKee grants help recipients tremendously to further their careers as artists. I have been privileged to contribute in a small way to this greatly beneficial organization.”
Palmer’s works have received numerous awards in national juried exhibitions and are displayed in museum and private collections around the world including The Seattle Museum of Art, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, The Rockefeller Family Collection and the Gertrude Mellon Collection. He will receive the award at the Anne McKee Artists Fund auction which takes place at The Studios of Key West on Friday, February 10th. For more information go to www.mckeefund.org.