Members of the Women's Club of Milton are excited to announce the selection of Sue Dutton’s watercolor painting “All is Calm” for its 2021 Holly Fest fundraising event.
The painting was chosen by the Holiday House Tour Committee members via a virtual show, which was hosted by the Milton Arts Guild at the Studios on Walnut in Milton. The Milton Arts Guild has been an integral partner with the annual Holiday House Tour, and the studio has been included on the tour for the past six years.
Dutton generously donated her “All is Calm” painting to the club as part of its 2021 holiday fundraising raffle. Because the club recently announced it was canceling the Holiday House Tour this year, Dutton’s donation as a raffle item will be a tremendous help toward offsetting the loss from the tour cancellation.
The painting has been beautifully framed and will be available for viewing at upcoming events throughout Milton and at the Women’s Club of Milton table at the Holly Festival. Raffle tickets for the artwork are $5 each or $12 for three tickets. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn during the Holly Festival Saturday, Dec. 11.
Dr. Sue Dutton is semi-retired from full-time work after a 40-year career in education. She now works for the University of Delaware as a mentor for people training to become special education directors. Prior to that, she was an independent educational consultant and an executive coach for school principals. She has held many leadership positions including president of the Delaware Association of Secondary School Principals, president of the Delaware Administrators of Special Programs and board member of the Delaware Association of School Administrators.
Prior to becoming a coach, Dutton was director of student services for the Woodbridge School District. She also held administrative positions at Cape Henlopen High School, Redding Middle School and Seaford High School.
She served as chair for Girl Scout Area 30 covering Rehoboth, Lewes, Milton and Georgetown.
Dutton’s skills include website design, programming and various technologies.
Dutton is currently the Milton Arts Guild president. She works in watercolors and drawing, and is a certified Zentangle teacher. She has successfully shown and sold several pieces and has also received awards for her work. She meets weekly with the Atlantic Visual Artists to paint and learn. In her spare time, Dutton does long-distance bicycling, beadwork, cross-stitch and internet surfing, and dabbles in many other areas.
The Women’s Club of Milton is a nonprofit organization and a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Members are united by the common desire to serve the community through volunteer service and fundraising to enrich the lives of others. Fundraising proceeds are used to award scholarships to young local women entering college, and to support the Milton community and organizations beyond.
Members extend thanks to all who have supported the Women’s Club of Milton through the years.
To learn more, go to womensclubofmilton.org.