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Featured Artist on the Collectors and Creators Artist and Home Tour sponsored by the Fine Arts Society
March 13-14, 2009

I have had a ball this weekend! This is the first time I have taken the Annual Creators & Collectors Tour in Sarasota. I toured the homes of seven artists, peeking into their studios, experiencing their lifestyle and their art. The artists and their creations were quite diverse in all but one facet…that facet is a happy, energetic and committed spirit to making art and the local art community.

Imagine, droves of lookers (many of them artists themselves, the nosiest) poking through your house and studio for two days. So much preparation, choices of pieces to be exhibited and, no doubt, a big “clean-up” beforehand. One home on a busy street even offered valet parking. Only in Sarasota! Let’s get started – we’ll need almost two days for this.

The art just flows from the inside to the outside of Debbie Dannheisser’s home and studio. Such fun displays – I could hardly quit looking. She likes sunflowers as much as I do. A little private patio showcases a painting and a floorcloth and the kitchen is so much fun (love the canvas runner). The tour heads outside toward the studio.

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