Luxton Jones Gallery hosts “Visions of the Seasons,” art exhibit and sale Nov. 22-Jan. 31

 “Sunlit Farm at the Crossroads,” an oil painting by Carolyn Walton
“Sunlit Farm at the Crossroads,” an oil painting by Carolyn Walton

Luxton-Jones Gallery in Shelburne will top off a year of festivities and celebrate owner Marilène Luxton-Jones’ 35 year anniversary in the fine art and framing business with a new exhibit entitled “Visions of the Seasons.”

The exhibit opens on Saturday, Nov. 22, with an opening reception and celebration from 2-7pm. Refreshments will be served and the public is warmly invited to attend. The exhibit will be on display until Jan. 31, and all works are for sale.

“Visions of the Seasons” features many new oil paintings by national and international award winning artist Carolyn Walton, a former Shelburne resident, who visits and paints in the area frequently. Walton’s stunning new oil paintings include a number inspired by the Green Mountain States’ beautiful lake and mountains, several Maine paintings, as well as oils from her painting trips to the Provence and Dordogne in France.

The exhibit will also show several lovely pastel paintings by Shelburne resident Athenia Schinto, who has won awards at National Juried Pastel exhibitions for “Outstanding use of Color” and “Outstanding Landscape.”

Also on display will be paintings by Helen Nagel, a part-time Hinesburg and Washington DC resident. Nagel paints in oil, primarily landscapes, but also portraits and still life. She paints “en plein air” whenever possible, but also creates larger works in her studio. Nagel finds great inspiration in Vermont’s changing seasons, and loves old buildings and farms which show the wear of years of harsh weather.

A beautiful series of oil and pastel paintings of Shelburne Farms by Betty Ball, an artist with close ties to Vermont, will be featured. Adirondack artist Gail Bessett will show several oil paintings, and jewelry artist Tineke Russell of Burlington will show necklaces from her custom designed collection “Beads Work.”

Located at 5955 Shelburne Road in Shelburne, directly across from the entrance to the Shelburne Museum, the Luxton Jones Gallery welcomes visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5:30pm as well as by appointment, or by chance. For more information about the reception and exhibiting artists, please call (802) 985-8223 or visit