Chaffee Art Center

Rutland Area Art Association

Our mission is to nurture the essential relationship between the arts and our community through EXHIBITION, EDUCATION, COLLABORATION.

Founded in 1961, the Rutland Area Art Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.



Board of Directors


Rick Twigg,

Vice President

Barbara Giancola

Members at large

M.J. Huettner

Karen Kysar

Karen Seward

Kate Tibbs

David Townsend

Tara Williams



Fran Bull

Robert Hooker

Peter Lundberg

David Pride

Catherine Nelson


Executive Director

Margaret Creed Barros,

Galley & Education Coordinator

Richelle Franzoni,


Melissa Lawyer



2016 College Interns

Derek Jackson, Castleton University

Shelby Stuart, College of Saint Joseph’s

Austin Bach, Johnson State College


2016 High School Interns

Ariella Zarfati-Eirmann

Briana Barker

Noel Hurka

Tessa Laramie

Elijah Falker

Marissa Wood


Chaffee Art Center accepts resumes from students interested in gaining experience in gallery management or art education. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:


The Chaffee Art Center has many different types of volunteer experiences; please email us at if you would like to volunteer.