Friday, October 15, 2021

Sherri Morrison Named Artist of the Year

Graphic artist Sherri Morrison will be honored at a special luncheon on June 8th | Submitted Photo

The Marco Island Foundation of the Arts is proud to announce their 2019 Artist of the Year, Sherri Morrison, who lives in Goodland, with her long time sweetheart, Jim Freeman. Sherri was nominated by Tara O’Neill, President of Goodland Arts Alliance and Patricia Rutledge, Director of the Marco Island Historical Society.

Sherri Morrison has more than 20 years’ experience in advertising. Responsible for creative local, national and international clients, she has created campaigns, designed ads, annual reports, corporate brochures, product catalogs, newsletters, magazines, outdoor boards, posters, trade show displays, logos, invitations, specialty advertising, slide show presentations, vehicle wraps, signage and web pages for a variety of clientele. 

The Marco Island Historical society has had the privilege of working with Sherri for the past five years. Sherri is the designer of the current MIHS logo and generously donated her time to create this impressive piece. It is now synonymous with the Historical Society and recognized throughout Marco Island. From 2014 through today, Sherri has applied her amazing graphic design skills to numerous important collateral pieces for the MIHS, a partial list includes:

  • The Catapult Campaign Collateral
  • The Cushing Society Collateral
  • The MIHS Membership Card and Brochures
  • The Modern Marco Gallery Promotional Pieces
  • The Windows and Doors Outdoor Exhibit Collateral
  • The Pioneer Gallery Promotional Pieces
  • The Appraisal Fare and Affaire to Remember Collateral

Sherri is an award-winning artist, having been recognized for her work with the MIHS by the American Alliance of Museums and the Southeast Museums Conference. She is the consummate partner who cares deeply about creativity and demonstrates that it goes hand in hand with a quality product.

In 2002 Sherri took her knowledge and expertise in advertising to open her freelance advertising business. In her career she has earned numerous local, state and national Addy Awards, as well as special Judges Awards, Best of Shows and Charlie Awards.

In 1999, Sherri joined Weeks & Associates Advertising on Marco Island as creative director working with clients such as American Express, Vineyards, Twin Eagles and Florida Gulf Coast University.

Below is a list of some of the area non-profits to which Sherri has gifted, either partially or in full:

  • CAMIG (Cultural Alliance of Marco Island & Goodland)
  • Collier County Junior Deputies League Camp Discovery
  • Community School of Naples
  • Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
  • Goodland Arts Alliance
  • Goodland Civics Association
  • Guadalupe Center of Immokalee
  • International Student Access
  • Marco Island Historical Society & Marco Island Historical Museum
  • Naples Botanical Garden
  • Naples Children & Education Foundation
  • Sunshine Kids
  • The Immokalee Foundation
  • The Shelter of Abused Women & Children
  • Turtle Time Inc.

Sherri will be honored at a special luncheon on Saturday, June 8th at 11:30 AM, held at the Wesley United Methodist Church in their Fellowship Hall.  Scholarships will also be presented by the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts to local students majoring in the arts.

Tickets for the luncheon are $20.  Make your check out to the Marco Island Foundation of the Arts, and mail c/o Carolyn Burger, 282 Sand Hill St., Marco Island, FL 34145, including the names of each guest.  For information, call 239-389-0280 or 239-642-3673.


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