Gainesville Fine Arts Association Press Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) is thrilled to announce this year’s Studio Tour starting Friday, July 15, with a preview from 5-9 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. Visitors to the tour will see artists at work and will be able to view and purchase a wide range of original artwork directly from the artist. The visit is free and open to the public. Visit 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 at 15 studios in Gainesville, Florida for a weekend of shopping and live demos. Fiber artist Candace McCaffery, who will share visiting 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 has just completed construction of a new studio at his home in the Duckpond area, where he will demonstrate pottery wheel making as well as his copper weaving techniques. 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 artists participating in the 2022 tour are:

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

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 to learn more about our participating artists and find a map with all studio locations. Information can also be found at and


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