•The Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Inc. (GFAA) has fostered and encouraged the study of the visual arts through every medium since 1923.
We are recognized as a diverse organization of emerging and accomplished visual artists enriching the cultural and economic vitality of the Gainesville community and beyond.
The Gainesville Fine Arts Association strives to value, foster and celebrate the visual art contributions of its members.
Message from GFAA's President
On behalf of the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, welcome to our 3rd Annual Artist Studio Tour! We are excited to have 23 artists participating in 17 studios from one end of the county to the other. A broad range of artistic mediums are represented from watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, to jewelry-making and ceramics, woodworking, mixed media, encaustics and linocuts, woodcuts and silkscreens.
Now 96 years old, GFAA’s mission is to foster and encourage the study of the visual arts through every medium. We hold a unique place in the community as an inclusive organization of emerging and accomplished artists and we believe that art exhibitions nurture, inform and inspire artists and the community alike. To that end, in 2016 GFAA opened our own Gallery at 1314 S Main, where we are hosting two of the Studio Tour artists this weekend. While you are there – take a few minutes to view our Absolute Abstracts exhibit up through July 20th.
Adding the Studio Tour to GFAA’s annual events has created a wonderful opportunity for the public to experience artists in the intimacy of their work space and to learn about their creative process. Many thanks to our sponsors and partners who help make this happen. Just follow the map for an inspiring and educational weekend – and hopefully you’ll bring home that special piece of art that speaks to you.
Artistic achievements are cultivated by acknowledgment and celebration.
Engaged participation is vital to a thriving, volunteer-driven organization.
Membership in GFAA enhances the prosperity and personal growth of visual artists.
Mentoring relationships benefit members and augment the organization’s cohesiveness.
Networking facilitates creative growth. The creative contributions of visual artists enrich the cultural life of the community.
Persistent, lifelong training in the visual arts stimulates creative output and fosters collegiality.
Art exhibitions nurture, inform and inspire artists and the community alike. When visual artists collaborate with other community partnerships, the community benefits.