2018 — The 22nd Annual Tour
Sunday, March 4 • 1pm—5pm
Monday, March 5 • 11am—4pm
Your ticket includes lunch on Monday or light refreshments on Sunday.
Grab your keys, a few friends and get ready to hit the road for the 22nd Artists’ Studio Tour!
This fun half-day event brings visitors inside the studios of some of the finest artists working in Southwest Florida today. Enjoy seeing the artistic process in action and meeting the artists personally on this exciting four-hour tour. Proceeds benefit Artis—Naples and its youth education programs.
Meet the 2018 Artists
Puleio is a young Cuban artist and Florida Gulf Coast University graduate. Finding inspiration in the natural world, her artwork allows her the ability to explore different mediums, textures and movements. In each piece, she strives to convey and instill the emotions of the topical moment for the viewer.
Butler is fascinated with the natural world and the infinite combinations of pattern, color and design found within the realm of marine and desert life. Beginning with a classic shape of the subject, she artfully marries surrealistic whimsy and scientific realism in designing the subject's interior.
An indigenous Quechua (Inca) woman from Peru, Zarate has adapted indigenous Auechua and Hispanic folk-textile traditions to make contemporary artistic creations. Her arpilleras demonstrate an exceptional mastery of technique and a unique artistic vision, depicting scenes of rural life, urban strife and more.
Epstein’s vivid florals and landscapes that have become her trademark. “The glorious expanse of a Perth Sky, the subtle colors of a Provence countryside or the shimmering reflection off a golden pagoda on a lake in Kyoto always sharpen my perception and fill me with awe.”
Jimenez is a third-generation retablo artist from Peru. His grandfather began by making the boxes of St. Mark and his father modernized the retables to include folk themes. Jimenez has taken them one step further by addressing contemporary and social issues through his work. Since the 1980s, Jimenez has earned international acclaim.
Making people smile, through use of color, pattern and everyday subject matter drives Flanigan. Her inspiration comes from nature; museum visits; students; art classes; and attending classes and workshops in the US, France and Italy. Her strongest influences come from Matisse, van Gogh and Gale Bennett.