Annual GFAA Artist Studio Tour to expand

Printmaker Diana Tonnessen will be one of the artists featured in the 2024 Gainesville Fine Arts Association's annual Artist Studio Tour on July 12-14.
Printmaker Diana Tonnessen will be one of the artists featured in the 2024 Gainesville Fine Arts Association's annual Artist Studio Tour on July 12-14.
Courtesy of GFAA

The Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) will feature a record number of artists for its annual Artist Studio Tour slated on July 12-14.

Each year, GFAA showcases Gainesville area working artists over a weekend in July annually.

This year’s Artist Studio Tour is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 6 – 9 p.m. with the Kick Off Party at the GFAA Gallery (1314 S Main St.) in Gainesville.

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The event continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14.

The Summer Showcase exhibit will be on display which features local artists using different mediums.

There will be paper brochures available and an interactive online map for the self-guided tour. For artist info and the interactive map, visit GFAA’s tour website

This year’s event features a record number of participating artists. Thirty artists at 24 studios will be participating in the 2024 Tour. The tour will offer opportunities for demonstrations of artists’ processes, learning, conversations with artists and the chance to purchase original art.

The 2024 Artist Studio Tour Locations and Artists:

Studio 1: Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) – Summer Showcase

Studio 2: Leslie Peebles – Printmaker

Studio 3: Anthony Ackrill – Painter

Studio 4: John Snyder – Potter

Studio 5: Jane Medved – Painter and Sculptor

Studio 6: Steve Howell – Potter and Sculptor

Studio 7: Eleanor Blair – Painter

Studio 8: Charlotte Newman – Conceptual

Studio 9: Michelle Nagri – Mixed Media Artist

Studio 9: Peter Senesac – Painter

Studio 10: Sue Kelman – Painter

Studio 11: Amy Richard – Visual Artist, Sculptor, Paper Investigator

Studio 12: Debra Lindberg – Encaustic Mixed Media Artist

Studio 12: Wes Lindberg – Digital Media Artist

Studio 13: Christine Brundige – Watercolor Painter

Studio 13: Jay Winter Collins – Painter

Studio 13: Linda Zidonik – Glass Mosaic Artis

Studio 13: Linda Krause – Fiber Artist

Studio 13: Candace McCaffery – Fiber Artist

Studio 14: Kate Murray – Potter

Studio 15: Linda Blondheim – Painter

Studio 16: Caren Hackman – Painter, Designer, Mixed Media

Studio 17: Mandy Macias – Painter/Collage Artist

Studio 18: Diana Tonnessen – Printmaker

Studio 19: Verónica Villaseñor – Ceramist Sculpture and Potter

Studio 20: Alfred Phillips – Painter

Studio 20: Adrienne Gonia – Painter

Studio 21: Bettianne Ford – Fused Glass Artist

Studio 22: Pam Valcante – Painter/Collage/Mixed Media

Studio 23: Rick Yasko – Drawing/Mixed Media

Studio 24: Darrell Adams – Potter

The host hotel for this year’s Artist Studio Tour is the Hyatt Place–Gainesville Downtown, which will offer a special discount for the weekend of the tour.

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Jim Harper

Congratulations Diana!