2020 — The 24th Annual Tour
Sunday, March 1, 2020 • 1pm–5pm
Monday, March 2, 2020 • 11am–4pm
Your ticket includes light refreshments on Sunday or lunch on Monday.
Grab your keys, a few friends and get ready to hit the road for the 24th 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 these exciting tours. Your tickets include light refreshments during the Sunday tour and lunch during the Monday tour. Proceeds benefit Artis—Naples and its youth education programs.
Meet the 2020 Artists
Brett F. Harvey
Sculptor Brett Harvey lived and worked in Queens, New York, for seven years, where he worked as the lead installer for Jeff Koons while maintaining his own rigorous studio practice. In fall 2018, he relocated to Naples to open H&R Studio with his wife, Lauren Amalia Redding.
Innovative painter Carmelo Blandino describes his art as a “flowering consciousness,” an opportunity for the viewer to see on canvas what they feel in their most intimate, joyous and creative moments. He offers his flowers as a focus for the meditative experience — for that is at the root of his work.
Fred Nold is an interpretive realist who paints in oil. His brush strokes are both bold in color and flair, yet they gently evoke the true essence of his subjects. His paintings reflect his love of color, which he has found in subjects such as the Everglades and the cottages of Old Naples.
Janine Wesselman is the first American woman to be accepted into the Collection d’Art Modern de la Ville de Paris and is represented in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Rockefeller Collections and others. She began her involvement in the Naples art community in 2007.
Lauren Amalia Redding
Lauren Amalia Redding is an artist and writer who has exhibited and curated across the U.S. She utilizes both the precision and the ephemera of silverpoint to create portraits of her mother’s Cuban family and to pay homage to those who triumph over totalitarianism. In 2018, she relocated from New York to Naples with her husband, Brett Harvey.
The camera has always been Lorri Freedman’s paintbrush for placing a personal touch on the beauty around her, whether it be nature, architecture or people. She enjoys the creative process of photography from beginning to end: the fulfillment of capturing an inspiring moment and expressing it onto her finished work.