2022 GFAA Artist Studio Tour July 15-17

Press release from Gainesville Fine Arts Association

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) is excited to announce this year’s studio tour beginning Friday, July 15, with a preview from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at select studios. The full studio tour of 15 studios featuring 20 artists will be open on Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tour visitors will see artists at work and be able to view and purchase a wide range of original artwork directly from the artist. The Tour is free and open to the public. Visit www.gfaastudiotour.org to learn more about our participating artists and find a map with all studio locations.

Twenty Artists in Fifteen Locations Across Gainesville

Visit 20 artists in 15 studios across Gainesville, FL for a weekend of shopping and live demonstrations. Fiber artist Candace McCaffery, who will be sharing tour space at the GFAA Gallery with jeweler Sandra Matasick and fellow fiber artist Linda Krause, says, “I try to create art that reflects my connection to nature. I enjoy experimenting with many surface design techniques to create unique fabrics that I incorporate into my art.”

Potter/sculptor Steve Howell just completed construction of a new studio at his home in the Duckpond neighborhood, where he will demonstrate pottery-making on the wheel as well as show his techniques for weaving copper. The studio was designed to be open, full of light, and a pleasant place to see an artist at work, with ample parking available.

The 2022 Tour Participating artists are:

– Cindy Barnett, potter
– Eleanor Blair, painter
– Linda Blondheim, painter
– Christine Brundige, painter
– Marcus Collier, fine woodworking
– Jay Winter Collins, painter
– Bettianne Ford, glass artist
– Adrienne Gonia, painter
– Steve Howell, potter/sculptor
– Linda Krause, fiber artist
– Sandra Matasick, jeweler
– Candace McCaffery, fiber artist
– Jane Medved, painter
– Michelle Nagri, photographer/painter
– Leslie Peebles, printmaker
– Alfred Phillips, painter
– Peter Senesac, painter
– Kate Shakeshaft Murray, potter
– Diana Tonnessen, printmaker
– Linda Zidonik, mosaic artist

This project is funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, and the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.gfaastudiotour.org to learn more about our participating artists and find a map with all studio locations. Information can also be found  at www.facebook.com/SeeArtBuyArt and www.instagram.com/SeeArtBuyArt