thank you to all our artists
2019 ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
© Sal Salinero
The 2019 Anne McKee Fine Art Auction
will be hosted by The Studios of Key West
on Wednesday February 13.
Entries are to be submitted online before midnight EST on November 15, 2018.
Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than December 10, 2018.
All Artwork must be delivered to The Studios of Key West, ready to hang or display, on Friday, February 1, 2019.
All artwork will be available for pre-auction viewing at The Studios of Key West February 7–13, 2019.
This year’s call is limited to 50 pieces.
Did you miss the deadline for our 2019 Auction?
Save the date for our 2020 auction!
Entries are limited to artworks by Artists residing in the Florida Keys.
Only one entry per artist allowed.
All entries must be the original work by the artist submitting.
We accept original paintings (not prints), mixed media, jewelry, sculpture and limited edition photographic prints.
All work submitted must be in as-new gallery condition and ready to hang or display.
All Artwork delivered must match submission photo - no substitutions.
All entries must be photographed as clearly and professionally as possible. These final images will feature in our printed Auction Catalog, for prospective buyers to view, and may also be used in local print media and on social media. Please see our tips (at the end of this page) for photographing your work.
Images of all 50 Artworks will feature in our 2019 Auction Catalog and may also be used for print advertising and on social media.
All artists receive 50% of the final bid price of their work. The remaining 50% of auction proceeds will be awarded to artist applicants during the Fund’s annual grant cycle. Artists may chose to donate their proceeds to the AMAF.
The AMAF’s selection of 50 artworks is final.
The AMAF decides on the starting bid for each piece.
We do not accept works that require a minimum bid.
Entries are submitted online via EntryThingy
Submissions for the 2019 auction close November 15, 2018, at midnight EST.
WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE STARTING YOUR ONLINE SUBMISSION
A brief artist statement
A separate statement specific to the work you are submitting
A description of the artwork you are submitting (painting, sculpture, photography etc.)
Artwork dimensions (paintings and photographs must be framed - please include frame in artwork dimensions)
Material (for example: oil on canvas; photograph on archival paper; clay etc)
Price (retail gallery value - the price of your work if sold through a gallery)
Year artwork was created
A .jpg or .png image of your artwork - max size 3mb / min size 750kb / min width 750px
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WORK
Many artists cannot afford to have their work professionally photographed. We recommend the following tips...
Photographing in natural light is a good start. Indirect light is best, without the sun glaring down, in the hope to avoid shadows over your work. A steady hand may work in place of a tripod.
Google ‘photographing artwork’ and you'll find numerous online articles with tips and instructions on the how to capture the best image of your work. For help, watch this brief video.
If you’d like to have your work professionally photographed we recommend Key West Fine Art Photography and Printing
Do you still have questions about the Auction or the application process?
Thank you for your interest in the AMAF Fine Art Auction.
We wish you the best of success with your artistic endeavors.