Chaffee Art Center

Rutland Area Art Association DBA Chaffee Art Center

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

Our Vision is to create a larger Arts Campus to increase opportunities for our community’s involvement, and delight, in the Arts.

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


Kate Tibbs

Members at large

Anthony Edwards

Robert Lloyd

Lisa Ryan

Karen Seward


Fran Bull

Robert Hooker



Executive Director

Margaret Creed Barros,


Melissa Lawyer



2017 Interns

Colleen Adams, LiHigh School

Riley Cahill, Stafford Technical Center, Rutland High School

Grace Euber, Stafford Technical Center, Otter Valley Union High School

Sky Mead, Stafford Technical Center, Poultney High School




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.