Jeff MacNelly. Original Paintings & Limited Edition Giclees


About Nance Frank


Nance Frank has been involved with the world of art since she was born
in Key West in 1949. A third generation collector, Nance has traveled
extensively and seen all of the great museums in Europe, North and South America. She has a background on the curatorial side of museum work in Basel, Switzerland and Chile, where she lived for some years.

Nance is also an accomplished off-shore sailboat racer as well. She organized the Caribbean Women’s Championships in 1986, in it’s second decade as the premier race for women. She skippered the first women’s team in the Newport-Bermuda Race, the Annapolis-Newport Race the Gold Cup Transatlantic Race and the first American boat in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1993-94.

In 1997 she authored and published a book with the venerated Cuban-American artist Mario Sanchez titled "Before and After" with a forward by triple Pulitzer Prize winner Jeff MacNelly. They are collaborating on a second, more extensive retrospective book. She has spent over 2000 hours discussing the artists work, philosophy and the details of his intaglios. Nance Frank has studied with the artist as a major long-term project and is recognized as the foremost expert on Mario Sanchez works. Mr. Sanchez and Ms. Frank are from the same neighborhood, went to some of the same schools such as San Carlos (America’s first, voluntarily integrated school). Ms. Frank has been an admirer of Mr. Sanchez her whole life.

She has written many articles for various publications about Mario Sanchez and many other artists. Mr. Sanchez chose Nance Frank to organize major retrospectives of his works museums. In 2005 she will guest curate a nation-wide traveling show. Eight years have been spent working on a catalogue raisonne by Ms. Frank.

Nance was Past Chair & Founder of the Monroe Council of the Arts. She published Florida Keys and Key West Art Gallery Association Guides and has served on the executive board in varying capacities for nine years. She is the Chair of the Art in Public Places Committee for Monroe County.
Nance is the Director of The Jeff MacNelly Scholarship working with four Pulitzer Prize Winners; Dave Barry, Tony Auth, Mike Peters, David Hume Kennerly jurors and Pollster Lou Harris on this Monroe County wide art scholarship.

Recognizing a neighbor with 500 years of cultural tradition, Nance has traveled to Cuba for many years purchasing art for the Gallery on Greene. “An excellent educational system, and 40 years of living an extremely arduous day to day existence, makes Cuban art is as complex as it is inspirational. Nance Frank, Director emphasized, “They have something to paint about!” she further noted that, “Cuban art is a tapestry of beauty and danger which combine to form dynamic forces that produce art resplendent and dreadful all in one.” Cuban art displays life-affirming; theatricality, mysticism, and sensuality.

After decades of near anonymity, contemporary Cuban artists are asserting their presence -- and winning acclaim like the coveted “Miro” in Spain. Likewise, important auction houses like Sotheby’s are offering and receiving Picasso’s contemporary, Cuban artist Wifredo Lam for over $1.2million. Museums and galleries in Paris, New York and Tokyo are also showing interest at an all-time high, contemporary Cuban art is finally being given its due and younger artists are coming to the forefront. Like Cuba’s own popular music; salsa, mambo, cha, cha, cha etc., Cuban art is receiving serious attention.

Nance has spent ten years in the industry, three and one half working as Director for the Kennedy Fine Arts Gallery, and has been the Director/Owner of The Gallery on Greene since 1998. Additionally, her own three dimensional work is shown in The Gallery on Greene. Nance has been a hands-on owner, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00 daily.




Original Paintings


Prints at a glance



Print List


Alexander Graham Bell
Bad Kitty
Bert The Shirt
Brer Carter
Captain Ahab Retires
Captain Hook
Conch Republic Dog
Crime Report
Dinks Dreamboat
Dog Beach
Dog Fight
Dot Calm
Dufus Takes A Bride
El Gato Loco
Elephant (drawing)
Elephant (Party Animal I)
Ernest the Cat I
Follow Me
Gator, Gator, Gator & Crock
George Herbert Retriever Bush
Great Horn-Rimmed GoldWarbler
Jesse of Toad Hall
Lady Godiva
Lech Walrusa
Mario Koalo
Mario Sanchez Fine Arts
Models Take A Break
Mutt & Jeff
Party Animal II
Personal Trainer
Race Week
Red-Throated Castro
Right-Winged Thatcher
Stone Harbour
The Barrister
The Bodega
The Diplomat
The Relic
The Wrecker
Turn of the Century
Waiting For Chickens



Dave Barry

Larry Shames

Mario Sanchez


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Nance Frank, Owner

Gallery on Greene

Key West, Florida

(305) 294-1669


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