The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys Inc. announces a call to artists for the 2021 Fine Art Auction. To observe social distancing, the auction will be held online from Feb. 4-17.
The submission period for artwork closes at midnight Nov. 15. Applications are available and submitted online, with accompanying photo(s), at http://www.mckeefund.org.
Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than Dec. 1. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, in its sole discretion, determines whether art submitted will be accepted for auction.
During the auction period, The Studios of Key West will host a gallery show of accepted works available for personal viewing. Bidding begins and ends on the auction dates as simultaneously these works will appear on the online McKee Fund auction site.
Up for bid will be original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more.
Each participating artist receives 50% of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder to award to other Keys artists for select projects
“We’ve always loved bringing artists and art collectors together for an evening of live-auction fun. Due to our commitment to current social responsibilities our 2021 auction is taking an exciting new turn ... we’re hosting our auction online!” said Roberta DePiero, Auction Chairman.
Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $317,000 since 1994.