May 202016
 
 (Back row, from left) Corryn Leigh Young, Stephanie Manaher, Joyce Straighton (Accepting for David Klein), Jessica Webster, Karen Luknis, Jeane LaRance, Edgardo Alvarado Vasquez, Nellie Appelby, Deb Kik. (Front row, from left) Gerri Louise Gates, Larry Blackburn and Ralph DePalma.

(Back row, from left) Corryn Leigh Young, Stephanie Manaher, Joyce Straighton (Accepting for David Klein), Jessica Webster, Karen Luknis, Jeane LaRance, Edgardo Alvarado Vasquez, Nellie Appelby, Deb Kik. (Front row, from left) Gerri Louise Gates, Larry Blackburn and Ralph DePalma.

The Board of Directors of the Anne McKee Artists Fund recently awarded 12 project-based grants to Florida Keys visual, performing and literary artists. The awards support specific creative projects proposed by each recipient. Established by Anne McKee, a longtime Key West resident and supporter of the arts, the Fund assists talented individuals with qualified creative endeavors. Since its inception, the Fund has awarded over $234,000 to visual artists, writers and performing artists who live in the Florida Keys.

The Fund’s 2016 grant recipients are:

Visual Art Grants

  • Corryn Leigh Young
  • David Klein – Jack Barron Award
  • Deb Kik
  • Jessica Webster
  • Karen Luknis
  • Larry Blackburn

Performing Art Grants

  • Stephanie Manaher
  • Gerri Louise Gates

Literary Art Grants

  • Jeane LaRance
  • Edgardo Alvarado Vasquez – Richard Heyman Award
  • Nellie Abbelby
  • Ralph DePalma

For more information about the Anne McKee Artists Fund, its annual auction and artist grants, visit www.mckeefund.org.

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