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


M.J. Huettner


Kate Tibbs

Members at large

Robert Lloyd

Karen Kysar

Karen Seward


Fran Bull

Robert Hooker

Peter Lundberg


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

Colleen Adams, LiHigh School

Ariella Zarfati-Eirmann, LiHigh School

Briana Barker, Stafford Technical School

Noel Hurka, Stafford Technical School

Tessa Laramie, Stafford Technical School

Elijah Falker, Stafford Technical School

Marissa Wood, Stafford Technical 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.