|Sydney McKenna artwork to benefit Whitney Lab|
Well known artist Sydney McKenna has generously donated 200 of her Ocean Series prints to the Whitney Laboratory. The set of three prints may be purchased for $225. All proceeds will benefit the Whitney Laboratory Gift Fund. The prints are on display in the Center for Marine Studies for our visitors to enjoy.
The Ocean Series is a set of 3 prints - signed and numbered offset lithographs, 24" X 18" each. The prints will fit in standard 24 by 30 frames with a 2.5 inch mat. As an alternate framing, the white borders may be removed, and the pieces mounted 0.25" apart with a single mat surrounding the three images in a 30 X 60" frame. Since the removal of the edges will also remove the signature, contact the artist directly at (904)824-2414 if you would like to have them re-numbered and signed within the image.
Checks should be made payable to the University of Florida Foundation.
About the Artist
Sydney McKenna holds a degree in Visual Arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, and attended graduate studies in 1996 at the Cortona, Italy campus of the University of Georgia. After her return to the States she relocated to St. Augustine, where she opened the Sydney McKenna Gallery in 1997.
She is the recipient of many competitive awards, and her paintings have been featured on the covers of numerous magazines. The far right image of the underwater scenes was the cover for "Florida Living Magazine" July, 1992 issue.
Four of her paintings were recently included in Florida's American Heritage River-Images from the St. Johns Region (2009), a 10 year project surveying the river's affect on artists from prehistory to contemporary times, written by Mallory O'Connor, Professor Emeritus of Art History at Santa Fe College and Gary Monroe, Professor of Fine Arts and Photography at Daytona State College.
Sydney's paintings are found in corporate, public and private collections, including Capital One's corporate collection of American art, (McLean, VA), The Museum of Florida Art, (Deland, Florida), The Contrarian Group, and the private collections of Admiral Kevin Delaney (ret.) and Patrice Munsel, retired opera star (Schroon Lake, NY).
To read her full vitae and view samples of her work, visit her web site at: www.sydneymckenna.com.