New Luxton-Jones Gallery exhibit benefits Sandy Dog Nannies

“Farm Reflections in Winter,” 18 x 24 oil painting by Carolyn Walton

The Luxton-Jones Gallery will host an exciting new art exhibition and sale titled “Celebrate the Holidays” that will open on Saturday, Dec. 1 with a reception and celebration from 2-7 pm.  Exhibiting artists will be present, refreshments will be served, and the public is warmly invited.

The “Celebrate the Holidays” exhibit, which will be on display through Jan. 27, 2013 and will feature many new paintings by the internationally renowned artist Carolyn Walton, a former Shelburne resident, Susan Bull Riley, Shelburne resident Athenia Schinto, Adirondack artist Gail Bessette, Betty Ball, an artist with close ties to Vermont, and jewelry artist Tineke Russell of Burlington. 

The Gallery will donate a portion of all sales during this exhibit to Sandy Dog Nannies of Vermont. Gallery owner Marilene Luxton-Jones said of the benefit, “I frequently donate a portion of the benefits of my exhibits to causes that are dear to my heart. Often these involve organizations that help animals, like the Humane Society of Chittenden County.” Luxton-Jones who owns Stabyhouns, a rare breed of hunting dogs from her home country the Netherlands, offered “For this holiday exhibit, I was torn between donating to the humane society again or helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Two weeks ago I saw a story on WPTZ News about Sandy Dog Nannies of Vermont and immediately knew this would be a cause I would want to support. Sandy Dog Nannies provides foster homes for victims of Hurricane Sandy who want to keep their pets, but need temporary homes for them until they can rebuild their homes or find new permanent housing. I think Sandy Dog Nannies of Vermont is a great cause” said Luxton-Jones.

The Luxton-Jones Gallery, which celebrated its 25 year anniversary last year, is the oldest Fine Arts and Custom Framing Gallery in Chittenden County. 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 to 5:30 pm as well as by appointment, or by chance. For more information about the reception and exhibiting artists, please call (802) 985-8223 or visit

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