There is no other place on earth Id rather be than in Vermont. The optimism, the dedication to improving the planet and the widespread resourcefulness, all give me the opportunity to believe in the future and the opportunity to connect my artwork to the wider community. I love the landscape that the urban and rural communities give to our states unique character. And I love being an artist, creating uplifting scenes that honor the community-building so deeply rooted around me."
Bonnie Acker is a lifelong artist who connects her work with her love of the environment and her dedication to many social causes. She creates work in oil, pastel and also collages and banners. Bonnie is a true renaissance woman, involved not only in her art but also community-based farming and gardening.
Bonnie is a generous contributor to many Vermont organizations through her donations of artwork and time to the Champlain Housing Trust, Intervale Community Farm Cooperative and the Preservation Trust of Vermont to name only a few.
As a result of her dedication to Vermont, sustainable communities and her love of painting, Bonnie has received numerous awards including being named a Burlington, VT, community treasure on Bonnie Acker day and has received the city’s Community Arts Award.