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VISIONS

Location: the Luxton-Jones Gallery
Reception: 9/28/20132 - 7 pm


Celebrating 15 years of paintings by Carolyn Walton at the Luxton-Jones Gallery!

 

Also showing paintings by Susan Bull Riley, Athenia Schinto, Betty Ball and Gail Bessette

Jewelry by Tineke Russell

 

Please join us to meet the artists at our

Opening Celebration

Saturday, September 28, 2 - 7 pm

 

For the fourth year in a row, a portion of the proceeds of this exhibit will benefit

The Humane Society of Chittenden County

VISIONS OF SHELBURNE & BEYOND

Location: Luxton-Jones Gallery

 

A new Art Exhibit and Sale in celebration of Shelburne’s 250 Birthday at the Luxton-Jones Gallery!

 

In celebration of Shelburne’s 250 Birthday, the Luxton-Jones Gallery will be showing an exciting new Art Exhibition and Sale titled, “VISIONS OF SHELBURNE AND BEYOND”.

The Luxton-Jones Gallery, the oldest Fine Arts and Custom Framing Gallery in Chittenden County, represents a select number of award winning regional, national and international artists, specializing in Vermont landscapes.

Internationally renowned artist Carolyn Walton, a former Shelburne resident, who still visits and paints in Shelburne frequently, has created many stunning new oil paintings, inspired by the beautiful lake and mountains that surround the Shelburne area.  The exhibit will also show several lovely new pastels by Shelburne resident Athenia Schinto. Also featured during the exhibit are paintings by Susan Bull Riley from South Burlington, Adirondack artist Gail Bessette, Betty Ball of Connecticut, an artist with close ties to Vermont, and jewelry artist Tineke Russell of Burlington.  

Celebrate the Holidays

Location: The Luxton-Jones Gallery
Reception: 12/1/20122 - 7pm

Please join us to meet the artists at the

Opening Celebration

of our new Exhibition and Sale

"CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS"

Saturday, December 1, 2-7 pm

 

Paintings by

Carolyn Walton,

Susan Bull Riley, Betty Ball,

Athenia Schinto and Gail Bessette,

 

Jewelry by Tineke Russell

 

 

The exhibit can be seen from December 1, 2012 - January 27, 2013

Gallery hours, Tues-Sun 12 - 5.30, and by appointment or chance

 

A portion of the proceeds of this exhibit will benefit

“Sandy Dog Nannies of Vermont”, a group

dedicated to foster canine victims of Hurricane Sandy.

 

IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOUR SEASONS

Location: the Luxton-Jones Gallery
Reception: 10/1/20112 - 7 pm

 

LUXTON-JONES GALLERY CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW EXHIBIT "IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOUR SEASONS”

 

 The Luxton-Jones Gallery, the oldest Fine Arts and Framing Gallery in Chittenden County, will celebrate 25 years in Shelburne with a new and exciting Exhibition titled "Impressions of the Four Seasons.”

 

The Exhibit opens on Saturday, October 1, with an Anniversary Celebration from 2 to 7 pm, where the artists will be present and refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

 

Impressions of the Four Seasons is a tribute to Gallery-owner Marilène Luxton-Jones’ love for the changing seasons in both Vermont and her native homeland of the Netherlands.

 

“Though the Gallery is celebrating its 25th Anniversary here in Shelburne, its history actually dates back to 1980. I operated an Art and Framing business in Houston, TX for 7 years,” explained Luxton-Jones. “I decided to move my successful business to Vermont in 1986 in large part because I missed the four seasons. This exhibit celebrates that,” she added.

 

The Exhibit, which runs through November 30th, features many new paintings by the internationally renowned artist Carolyn Walton, a former Shelburne resident, Adirondack artist Gail Bessette and Shelburne resident Athenia Schinto. The exhibit also introduces the paintings of award winning Vermont artists Susan Bull Riley and Charles Townsend.

The Exhibit will also feature Jewelry by Tineke Russell of Burlington.

 

Carolyn Walton paints primarily in oils, capturing the landscape and architecture of the Northeast and Europe. Walton's smaller works, which are often painted en plein air, beautifully capture moments in time. Her larger sized studio paintings are commanding works that are based on her smaller studies, and depict a broad range of scenes including everything from hay bales to mountains, lake- and seascapes to farm buildings.

Walton won the Ridgefield Art Award at the 78th Hudson Valley Art Association National Exhibition in New York in 2009, her third major award from that renowned organization. She has also won awards from many other exhibits, as well as from the "International Artist" magazine. In 2003, Walton was invited by the Curator of the State of Vermont for a solo exhibition to help celebrate Howard Dean's tenure as Governor. Walton was commissioned twice (2003 & 1999) to provide cover art for the Vermont City Marathon. 

Walton has exhibited her works at many solo shows, as well as at prestigious national and international exhibitions. She has been selected for inclusion in the new book 100 Artists of New England. Carolyn grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Walton studied painting with various national artists including the Plein Air Painters of America and she is a Juried Member of both the Oil Painters of America and the Hudson Valley Art Association.

In addition to being a well-known artist, Carolyn Walton has become a recognized oil painting instructor who conducts workshops and classes year round. Her work can be found in numerous collections worldwide. Walton recently returned from a painting trip to France and many of her paintings from that trip will be featured at the Exhibit.

 

Marriage brought Gail Bessette to the Adirondacks where the mountain’s subtle beauty and deep cultural heritage drew her to painting landscapes that are not about an isolated place or a specific time of day, but rather about a particular feeling; a sense initiated by a scene remembered but not closely observed - a first glimpse just prior to recognition. Designated a Copley Master by the Copley Society of Art in Boston, and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Gail has won over 70 prestigious awards, including the Jessie McReynolds Award and the Yarka Award for pastel at the Almagundi Club, the Joseph Gazzola Award for Excellence in Painting at the Copley Society, the Dr.David Soloway award at the Allied Artists of America show, and the Allied Artist of America Award at the Audubon Artists show in New York. Gail has also been featured in New American Paintings and was the subject of a PBS television show. Bessette paints primarily in oil and her work is represented by galleries in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Cape Cod, Shelburne and New Hope. New to the Gallery are Bessette’s luminous encaustic paintings,

 

Athenia Schinto is a Shelburne resident, who is originally from New Jersey. For thirty years Athenia lived in Greenwich, Connecticut where she studied painting in high school and later with the late George Peter and with Leo Manso. She exhibited in shows at the Westchester County Art Workshops and was an award winning member of the Greenwich Art Society. Since moving to Vermont, Schinto now paints primarily in pastels, and often en plein air.

She has studied at workshops with Jeanine Lunn, Wolf Kahn, Robert Carsten and other well known artists. Athenia has also exhibited her works at the Bryant Memorial gallery, and at Shelburne Farms. Schinto recently won an award at the prestigious Northeast Pastel Exhibition.

 

Susan Bull Riley is a native Vermonter who grew up in South Burlington and recently lived and worked in southern Vermont for 4 years. She spent the last 10 months painting the Virginia landscape, but is glad to be back home to the landscape and people she loves best. Susan is widely recognized for both her exquisite botanical watercolors and her luminous landscapes in both oil and watercolor. She brings careful observation of the natural world and richly observed light conditions into both forms.

She has received the Garnet Award at the Adirondack Exhibition of American Watercolors, and a purchase award at the New York State Museum for her contributions to the internationally juried biennial exhibition entitled "Focus on Nature". She paints birds with the same observed care and attention to form that she brings to her botanical work. When Susan isn't painting, she sings and plays her flute; she is a classically trained musician.

Charles Townsend, has lived in Vermont for over 40 years and is an award winning artist who paints primarily in oils. He now divides his time between Vermont and Florida. “Townsend’s contemporary landscapes combine a carefully realized view of nature that, at once, becomes a very selective composition of form, color and space”. Townsend’s paintings have been featured in solo exhibits in Galleries in Brattleboro, VT, Portsmouth, NH and Anna Maria, FL. Townsend states:” I look at landscapes in terms of combinations of form, color, and space. Through sketches, I develop an idea of how all this is going to work before I start painting. Using a simplified palette, I work using both brush and knife, building up and changing as I go along, always looking for and trying to create a fresh, contemporary result” 

Tineke Russell, now a Burlington resident, is originally from the Netherlands. At this Exhibit, Tineke will show a collection of her new designs from her beautiful Custom Designed Jewelry Collection “Beads Work”.

Besides the paintings from the artists featured in this special Anniversary Exhibition, the Luxton-Jones Gallery continually showcases original artwork from numerous other fine and renowned artists. The Gallery also has one of the most extensive collections of prints in the area. It offers an incredible array of Antique maps, bird and hunting prints and exquisite botanicals, many dating back to the early 1700’s. Besides Antique prints, the Gallery also has a large and varied collection of both limited and open edition Prints and Posters for every budget. Luxton-Jones has provided expert Custom Framing, including the traditional art of French matting, for paintings, prints, and photographs at very competitive pricing since 1980.

 

The Luxton-Jones Gallery is located at 5955 Shelburne Road in Shelburne, directly across from the entrance to The Shelburne Museum.

The Gallery welcomes visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 5:30 pm as well as by appointment, or by chance. For more information about the Reception and the Gallery, please call (802) - 985-8223 or visit www.luxtonjonesgallery.com

 

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

Location: The Luxton-Jones Gallery

 

  NEW EXHIBITION  AT THE LUXTON-JONES GALLERY

NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 30, 2010

ARTIST RECEPTION SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20,  2 - 7    

 

Paintings by Carolyn Walton, Gail Bessette,

Athenia Schinto and Brenda Myrick

Jewelry by Tineke Russell

 



press release: 

"CELEBRATE THE SEASON'"

A New Exhibition at THE LUXTON-JONES GALLERY in SHELBURNE.  

 The Luxton-Jones Gallery in Shelburne, the oldest Fine Arts & Custom Framing Gallery in Chittenden County (since 1986), will be showing an exciting new Exhibition & Sale entitled "Celebrate the Season" . The Exhibit opens on Saturday, November 20 with a Reception from 2 to 7 pm, where the artists will be present and refreshments will be served. 

The Exhibit, which runs through December 30th, features many new paintings by the internationally renowned artist Carolyn Walton, a former Shelburne resident. The exhibit also introduces the paintings of award winning Adirondack artist Gail Bessette to the Gallery. Visitors will also enjoy the paintings by Shelburne resident Athenia Schinto, and by Brenda Myrick from Lincoln. The Exhibit will also feature Jewelry by Tineke Russell of Burlington.

  

Carolyn Walton’s oil paintings are well-known for their evocative interpretation of the rural New England landscape. Walton's smaller works, which are painted on site outdoors, beautifully capture moments in time. Her larger sized studio paintings are commanding works that are based on her smaller studies, and depict a broad range of scenes including everything from hay bales to mountains, lake- and seascapes to farm buildings. Walton won the Ridgefield Art Award at the 78th Hudson Valley Art Association National Exhibition in New York in 2009, her third major award from that renowned organization.  She has also won awards from many other exhibits, as well as from the "International Artist" magazine.  Walton has exhibited her works at many solo shows, as well as at prestigious national and international exhibitions.  She has been selected for inclusion in the new book 100 Artists of New England, to be published in 2011. Carolyn grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Walton studied painting with various national artists including the Plein Air Painters of America and she is a Juried Member of both the Oil Painters of America and the Hudson Valley Art Association. In addition to being a well-known artist, Carolyn Walton has become a recognized oil painting instructor who conducts workshops and classes year round.  Her work can be found in numerous collections worldwide.

 

Marriage brought Gail Bessette to the Adirondacks where the mountain’s subtle beauty and deep cultural heritage drew her to painting landscapes that are not about an isolated place or a specific time of day, but rather about a particular feeling; a sense initiated by a scene remembered but not closely observed -  a first glimpse just prior to recognition. Designated a Copley Master by the Copley Society of Art in Boston, and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Gail has won over 70 prestigious awards, including the Jessie McReynolds Award and the Yarka Award for pastel at the Almagundi Club, the Joseph Gazzola Award for Excellence in Painting at the Copley Society, the Dr.David Soloway award at the Allied Artists of America show, and the Allied Artist of America Award at the Audubon Artists show in New York.  Gail has also been featured in New American Paintings and was the subject of a PBS television show. Bessette paints primarily in oil and her work is represented by galleries in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Cape Cod, Shelburne and New Hope. 

 

 Athenia Schinto is a Shelburne resident, who is originally from New Jersey. For thirty years Athenia lived in Greenwich, Connecticut where she studied painting in high school and later with the late George Peter and with Leo Manso. She exhibited in shows at the Westchester County Art Workshops and was an award winning member of the Greenwich Art Society. Since moving to Vermont, Schinto now paints primarily in pastels, and often en plein air. 

She has studied at workshops with Jeanine Lunn, Wolf Kahn, Robert Carsten  and other well known artists. Athenia has also exhibited her works at the Bryant Memorial gallery, and at Shelburne Farms.  

 

Brenda Myrick is a Vermont native who attended the University of Vermont, from which she received a B.S. in Art and Art Education.  She also studied at the Vermont Studio School, Snow Farm in Massachusetts, and with Tom Lynch. Brenda uses transparent watercolors to create paintings of local landscapes, the land she loves and where she grew up. In addition to her landscapes, Myrick is also an accomplished professional portrait artist who specializes in commissioned watercolor and oil paintings of people and animals. Though Brenda mostly works from photographs that her clients provide her, she expertly captures the true spirit and character of her subjects, especially in her paintings of horses and dogs, which can be found in numerous collections nationwide. Whenever it is possible, she paints in her Lincoln, Vermont home studio. Brenda has frequently exhibited at the Basin Harbor Art Shows.                                             

Tineke Russell, now a Burlington resident, is originally from the Netherlands. At this Exhibit, Tineke will show a collection of her new designs from her beautiful Custom Designed Jewelry Collection “Beads Work”.

In addition to Original Art Work, The Luxton-Jones Gallery offers a great collection of both Antique and Limited Edition Prints and Posters. The Gallery also provides expert Custom Framing for paintings, prints, and photographs.

The Luxton-Jones Gallery is located at 5955 Shelburne Road in Shelburne, directly across from the entrance to The Shelburne Museum.

The Gallery welcomes visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 5:30 pm as well as by appointment, or by chance.  For more information about the Reception and the Gallery, please call (802) - 985-8223 or visit www.luxtonjonesgallery.com 

 

 

 

"CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS"

Location: LUXTON-JONES GALLERY
Reception: 11/21/20092 - 7 pm

 

 

 

"CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS"
NEW EXHIBITION & SALE AT THE LUXTON-JONES GALLERY

NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 30

ARTIST RECEPTION NOVEMBER 21ST FROM 2 - 7 pm

press release info:

"CELEBRATE THE SEASON'"

A New Exhibition at THE LUXTON-JONES GALLERY in SHELBURNE.

 

 The Luxton-Jones Gallery in Shelburne, the oldest Fine Arts & Custom Framing Gallery in Chittenden County (since 1986), will be showing an exciting new Exhibition & Sale entitled "Celebrate the Season" .

The Exhibit opens on Saturday, November 21st with a Reception from 2 to 7 pm, where the artists will be present and refreshments will be served. The exhibit, which runs through December 30th, features many new paintings by the internationally renowned artist Carolyn Walton, a former Shelburne resident and will introduce to the Gallery the paintings by East Calais resident Helene Amses and by Shelburne resident Athenia Schinto.The exhibit will also feature Jewelry by Tineke Russell of Burlington.

 

Carolyn Walton's oil paintings, her primary medium, capture both the landscape and the architecture of New England and Europe. She is inspired by rural landscapes and by coastal waters. Well-known for her interpretations of hay bales, meadows and barns, her water paintings have gained a devoted following as well.  Carolyn's style is representational with an "atmospheric use of light and shadow." Walton paints primarily en plein air, with larger works painted in her studio.  Walton won the Ridgefield Art Award at the 78th Hudson Valley Art Association National Exhibition in New York in July '09. This was her third major award from that renowned Organization.  She has also won many awards from other prestigious national and international exhibits and art magazines, including the International Artist Magazine. Carolyn Walton received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She has studied painting with various national artists including the Plein Air Painters of America and she is a Juried Member of Oil Painters of America and of the Hudson Valley Art Association. Walton is one of the featured artists in a beautiful new hardcover book "The Art of Lake Champlain", a collection of 60 stirring works by a variety of artists.  During the opening reception Carolyn will autograph copies of the book, which is available for sale at the Gallery.

 

Besides "Celebrating the Season" the exhibit will also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of a succesful working relationship between the  Gallery and Carolyn Walton, whose paintings are on permanent exhibit at the Luxton-Jones Gallery.

Helene Amses, a resident of East Calais, VT,  is originally from the New York Metropolitan area and received her bachelor of fine arts degree at New Jersey City University. She had originally planned to become an art teacher , but found a career  as a psychotherapist, where she often incorporates art in her practice. Amses paints  primarily in pastels.  She has studied painting at the Johnson Studio center and taken workshops at the Castle Hill Center on Cape and with Wolf Kahn and other renowned artists. "I feel so privileged to have lived in North Calais for the last 25 years , because the landscapes, colors and transitions of light have been a constant source of inspiration.  Depending on the time of day; season of the year; or fluctuating weather conditions, I really don't have to travel very far to get excited about working in the studio".  Helene has exhibited her work throughout Vermont and is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society.

Athenia Schinto is a Shelburne resident, who is originally from New Jersey.  Schinto lived in Greenwich, CT,  for 30 years where she studied painting in highschool and later with  the late George Peter and Leo Manso. She exhibited in shows at the Westchester County Art Workshops and was an award winning member of the Greenwich Art Society. Since moving to Vermont,  Schinto paints primarily in pastels and often paints en plein air.  She has studied at workshops with Jeneane Lunn, Wolf Kahn, Robert Carsten  and other well known artists. She has exhibited at the Bryant Memorial gallery and at Shelburne Farms.

Tineke Russell, a Burlington resident, is originally from the Netherlands. Tineke will be showing many of her new designs from her beautiful Custom Designed Jewelry Collection "Beads Work". Several of Tineke's Jewelry designs were selected for the Fashion show during the recent South End Art Hop in Burlington.

In addition to Original Art Work, The Luxton-Jones Gallery holds a great collection of Antique and Limited Edition Prints. The Gallery also offers quality Custom Framing.

The Luxton-Jones Gallery is located at 5955 Shelburne Road in Shelburne, right across from the entrance to The Shelburne Museum.

The Gallery welcomes visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5:30 pm and also by appointment or by chance.  For more information about the Reception and the Gallery, please call (802) - 985-8223 or visit www.luxtonjonesgallery.com 

 


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