News & Events

All the latest news and events from Donna Ellery.

BeCAUSE Charity Event March 11, 2017

March 11, 2017 at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont

The beCAUSE Craft Show was created so that our local community could reach out and help many organizations that are in need through the efforts of one event, while supporting the business of local vendors.
 March 11th will mark the eleventh year the show has run and it just keeps growing. The unique quality about beCAUSE is that every purchase made at the show directly supports a charity or non-profit organization. The show has raised close to $122,000 collectively in the past 10 years and this year promises to be even more successful, with more vendors attending. There will be over 100 Vermont handcrafters selling their wares, and all of them have committed to donating 50%-100% of their profits to a charity of their choice. Please join us on March 11, 2017 at St. Michael's College in Colchester.


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My charity is always North Star Dog Rescue!♥

Summer Art Events 2016

It is that time of year again, where the living is easy, the sun is shining and there are so many wonderful artful, creative and tasty events happening across Vermont!

 I hope to see you at some of them, where I will be bringing out original art, fun reproductions on wood and some great retro style frames. I will add some as the season progresses.

 Have a fabulous time.

Here are some of my Summer / Fall art shows.

June 18th Richmond Vermont, 10-4 pm.


Burklyn Arts Council is a private, not-for-profit organization bringing the arts to the schools and communities of Lyndon, Sutton, East Haven, Sheffield, Wheelock, Burke and Newark, Vermont. Fifteen Trustees direct the Council’s activities along with help from members and community volunteers. The Council supports its arts programs by hosting two craft fairs each year. One is held the first weekend in December, a two-day fair, and another the first Saturday in July, a one-day fair. Both feature high-quality work by Vermont artists plus local entertainment, food, raffle and children’s activities. There is no admission fee to attend any Burklyn fair. For more information or to inquire about participating in any capacity,please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Spruce Peak


11am-3pm every Friday, from July 8th through August 26th. Located at the Spruce Plaza. The freshest produce and local artisans will be on hand offering a wide range of products.  Live music and free kids activities. Come on up for great lunch options and specials!

See more at:



Cambridge Arts Festival

Date:  August 13, 2016 (rain or shine)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Place:  Jeffersonville, Vermont 

The "Jeffersonville Festival of the Arts" has been nominated for the 4393 Awards' Best Annual Event. This is the second year the 4393 Awards have been handed out. The reader-powered awards are sponsored by and distributed by the Stowe Reporter, Waterbury Record, and News & Citizen. This is the first year that the awards have been open to towns outside of Morristown, Stowe, and Waterbury. 


The 4393 Awards honor the best in the area for restaurants, shops, local heroes and more. 4393 is the height of Mt. Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont. There’s no higher honor than that! 





East Burke Village, Vermont...naturally!

This is a really fun small town event. Lots to do and enjoy. Here are some activities for the day and a link to the foliage VIEWS!


  The days' events include:

  • Parade starts at 10:00
  • Rubber Duck Race
  • Kids Area with a Jump House, face painting and more
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Farm Animal Petting Zoo
  • Cow Plop Bingo
  • Craft Show opens at 9 am - 3 pm - featuring 75 vendors!
  • Silent Auction inside the library featuring work from local artists & crafters, unique historical items and antiques
  • Bird of Prey interactive show from Vermont Institute of Natural Science
  • Chickweed performs from 12:30 - 2:30 pm at the Gazebo
  • Beer & Wine Tent Open from 11 am - 6 pm (located at Mike's Tiki Bar!)
  • Live Music from Tritium Well!  3 - 6 pm at Mike's Tiki Bar.


Fall and Winter Events Schedule

Feathers and Fur Exhibition: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm

is scheduled to open at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and run through the end of April 2016. The exhibit is made possible by the Springfield Regional Development Corporation. The Great Hall is a participant in the Statewide Open Studio Weekend (October 3-4) and will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 11-4p. Regular viewing hours are 9-5p, Monday through Friday.

Artists featured include Richard CoFrancesco, Springfield, VT; Donna Ellery, McIndoe Falls, VT; Rick Hearn, Chester, VT; Lesley Heathcote, Brattleboro, VT; Jennifer Maharry, Culver City, CA; Christine Mix, Manchester Center, VT; Robin Truelove Stronk, Westmoreland, NH; Jamie Townsend, Springfield, VT and Adelaide Tyrol, Plainfield, VT.

Nina Jamison, Director of Exhibition says: “One of the goals of this new exhibit is to renew a sense of wonder and awareness for animals and nature. Inspired by their subjects and the natural world, the nine artists in Feather & Fur celebrate the beauty, intelligence and grace of animals and birds. The portraits convey a poetry and beauty that are part of the animal’s story. Some of the portraits are colorful, sweet and charming, even magical. Artist and art director, Adelaide Tyrol's 6’ by10’ canvass present a different perspective and suggest the regal yet darker side of nature.“

At the Saturday opening to meet the artists, VINS and artist Christine Mix will present live demonstrations. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. Christine Mix will demonstrate how to draw animals. This will be followed by a presentation by Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) with an up close and personal encounter with live hawks and an owl. Cider and cider donuts along with seasonal faire will be served.

Nina Jamison, co-curated the show with Carolyn Enz Hack, an artist from Thetford Center whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her sculptures have also been exhibited in two different shows in the Great Hall – the inaugural show, Emergence, as well as in Fibrations.

Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Historic Fellows Gear Shaper on the Black River in Springfield, VT is now known as One Hundred River Street, featuring a medical center, retail stores, a café, and the soaring venue for public art—The Great Hall.

Visitors should use Pearl Street entrance only for October 3 and 4. The exhibits at the Great Hall are sponsored by Springfield Regional Development Corporation.

For more information go to:                   (802) 885-3061


OCTOBER 4th; Autumn on the Green in Danville Vermont! Come out and visit during this beautiful fall. Lots of great food, antiques, art and craft. Starts at 10:00 am. For more info:


OCTOBER 5th: The Shoe Show at the MALTEX Building, Pine Street Burlington Vermont. This show runs through March, beginning of April. More info to come. Through BCA; Burlington City Arts.







 A new fun product...Art Blocks!

  Giclee canvas prints, UV coated   and on local cedar. Five nice sizes for wall montages, windowsills, college desks and little wall spaces.


 October 10, 11 & 12     Lincoln, NH

          19th Annual Lincoln Fall Craft Festival
          Location: Village Shops, & Town Green, 138 Main Street
           Show Hours: Saturday 9-5 / Sunday 9-5 / Monday 9-4
Free Admission – Outdoor Event
          Click to See Who is in the Show

          Directions: From I-93 take Exit 32, right onto Main Street
          Glorious Peak Foliage!


Not sure about The Fall Essex Show, Oct. 23, 24, & 25th. Will keep you posted!

November 20, 21 & 22nd at the Vermont Hand Crafters. Great holiday event and not to miss!

November 20-22, 2015


Our annual fine craft and art show at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont. The oldest and largest juried organization in Vermont.


The Greater Barre Craft Guild

NOVEMBER 28 and 29th Barre Municipal Auditorium


The Burklyn Arts Council Holiday Market!

First weekend in December, Dec. 5th & 6th. 10-4 each day. Lyndon Town School.

Wonderful show. Lots of great artists and artisans and the food.....ah.




Taste of Vermont

December 12th, Montpelier Vt. City Hall. More later.

AND...LAST show of the season!

December 19th & 20th, Stowe Holiday Market, Stowe Mountain Lodge,Stowe VT

BeCAUSE event St. Mike's in Winooski VT. Supporting Charity

Saturday March 14th, 2015.....

Come out and visit this long term event. Support GREAT local charities with your purchases.

Helen Day Art Center Members Show!

          The opening reception of the members' art show and the Festival of Trees and Lights! 

Helen Day Art Center, village of Stowe Vermont

            Entered is the completed oil painting of 'Bovine Chorus Line' and 'Spring Release'.

December 5th, from 5 to 7 pm.

The show will be at the Art Center from December 5th to December 28th.

Gallery hours Wednesday through Sunday from 12-5pm.


The Shoe Show!

The SHOE Shoe!

And, The Shoe Horn on Langdon Street in Montpelier, VT. Just finished hanging 5 large paintings for this small, but absolutely fun show. Through December. The Montpelier Art Walk is December 5th, so come on out and enjoy the season. And if you are out, do not miss stopping in The Cheshire Cat a block away across Elm Street. Incredible clothing and accessories brought in and created by the fabulous Lucy.

Bryan Memorial Gallery

Bryan Memorial Gallery

Remember to visit the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville VT., this holiday season. The Gems Show are small and affordable art works that will make any art lover happy! Exhibitions include: Gems, Land and Light and of course, the Legacy Collection.  Invitation to GEMS Show.
I mention this, as I too, have a few pieces there, laughing.

Tiny, at 2 1/2" by 21/2" painting on panel and framed. Two Green Apples

The Art of Dying at The Chaffee

Opening reception Friday November 5th 5-7pm for "The Art of Dying" show, celebrating 40 years of hospice in Vermont, at The Chaffee Art Center. I am honored to have 3 pieces in the show....Box 5, Vanishing Point (old NYT bestsellers in a temporary 12' piece) and Encapsulate; glass luggage holding a life.  5-7pm.






Burklyn Arts Council July 5th!

Announcing the 44th Burklyn Summer Craft Fair

July 5, 2014

Band Stand Park, Lyndonville, Vermont

I will be there, so if you are local, come and visit! There are so many great Vermont artists and artisans there....a consistently great event!

Please remember that I will be bringing fine art. If you need something in glass, it will have to be a work that is made especially for you. Perhaps the best kind!

Oil on Panel 5 goats


FOFA Arts Alive Exhibition!

 The 'Hereford' won the Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award at the FOFA Arts Alive Union Station Landing art show!
The Board of Directors statement;
"Donna Ellery’s oil painting 'Hereford' accomplished an exquisite blend of composition, execution and presentation."
  Thank you FOFA!