March 2-3

Downtown Tampa
FREE ADMISSION

Board of Directors

  • MEMBER SINCE 2014
    Andy George, President
    Publix Super Markets
    "It is a pleasure to serve such an amazing organization. The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts succeeds because of the tireless efforts of our all-volunteer team and the generosity and support of our sponsors, collaborators, and community partners. The reward for me is the knowledge that our efforts help sustain, and sometimes launch, the careers of professional artists while providing the Tampa Bay community with one of the nation’s premier fine arts events."
  • MEMBER SINCE 2015
    John Scheffel, Vice President
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    "My involvement with GFA has impacted me on many levels. The more I experience this amazing organization, the deeper my bond becomes. I am honored to be a part of a wonderful, all volunteer organization and cherish the relationships I am building with volunteers, artists, and our partners."
  • MEMBER SINCE 2013
    Bobbie Donaldson, Secretary
    VanDyk Mortgage Corporation
    “What is done in love is done well” Vincent van Gogh "I have participated with GFA since 2013. The passion and constant dedication of all the volunteers resonates pure joy to me. I am honored to work with an outstanding respected organization. Every year, as the festival comes to a close, often the artists we support reach out to us and are so grateful, and complimentary of what we, as a whole , accomplish. It brings tears to my eyes! This is good stuff, we love what we do!"
  • MEMBER SINCE 2017
    Laura Cacioppo
    Grant Thornton LLP
  • Member Since 2012
    Katrina Holderby
    MediaLab 3D Solutions
    "It’s been tremendously rewarding to be a part of an organization that supports the Arts. There’s no better feeling than collaborating and building an experience, from the ground up for our community to enjoy. GFA will always have a special place in my heart, and it’s getting bigger and better each year."
  • MEMBER SINCE 2012
    Katrina Daniel
    MediaLab 3D Solutions
    "The 'earth' without 'art' is just 'eh'."
  • Mishou Sanchez
    Studio Mishou LLC
    "It is an honor to be part of the Gasparilla Festival of The Arts and supporting the arts. There's never enough color... more art please!"
  • Member Since 2016
    Jane Arnett
    Your Nonprofit Advisor
    "I have always considered the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts the premier arts event in Florida and it is truly an honor to be involved in this organization."
  • Cate Wells
    "I have been involved with GFA since 2006 and am honored to continue to be involved by sponsoring the Emerging Artist Program in honor of my brother, William P. O’Dowd."
  • MEMBER SINCE 2014
    Scott Waltz
    Henry B. Plant Museum
    "My time with the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts has connected me with dedicated professionals, talented artists and passionate entrepreneurs not only from the Tampa Bay area, but from all over the country. Each year is a wonderful opportunity to grow and improve and I look forward to continuing to contribute to this amazing event."
  • MEMBER SINCE 2016
    Meaghan Scalise
    TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL ARTS, LLC
    "Honored to be involved with GFA and the board that shares the same passion for this festival and arts within our community."
  • MEMBER SINCE 2013
    Trish Burnett
    JFSW Law
    "It has been a pleasure and honor to be involved with GFA for the past five years and I enjoyed serving as a co-chair. It has been amazing being exposed to so many talented artists."

Board of Directors

Officers
President: Andy George
Vice President: John Scheffel
Secretary: Bobbie Donaldson
Treasurer: Laura Cacioppo
Members
Jane Pope Arnett
Trish Burnett
Leslie Curran
Katrina Daniel
Katrina Holderby
Amy Neumann
Mishou Sanchez
Meaghan Farrell Scalise
Scott Waltz
Cate Wells
Ex-Officio Members
Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Andy Maass
Festival Co-Chairs
Tiffanie Jansen
Ben Videtto
Jamie Jenkins

Advisory Members
Ashly Anderson*
Ken Blair
Lisa Carver
Jack A. Cohen
John Corso*
Suzanne Camp Crosby
Shaun Drinkard*
Patricia S. Fosnaught
Tim Garding
Carol Gaynor*
Ann Leavengood Giles
Mitzi Gordon
Brenda Gregory*Past Board Presidents
Zoe Gustafson
Brandon Hicks*
Taylor N. Ikin
Elizabeth Klein
Jennifer R. Malin
Juli Milas
Jodie Orozco*
Jennifer Painter
Adam Raschke*
Allison Shamblin
Michael Silver
Ann-Eliza Taylor
James Vasiloff*