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Thank you!

Thank you!

It is because of the generosity of supporters such as yourself, that our historic, non-profit, community art center has made tremendous progress!  Recently we sent out an Annual Appeal mailing.  Thank you to the many who have donated!  If you have not had a chance…

Chaffee’s January Artist of the Month

Chaffee’s January Artist of the Month

“The first 15 minutes is us getting comfortable,” he said. “If they’re not comfortable they’re not going to have a good portrait. I don’t like having my picture taken so I get it. But once you find that rhythm and get comfortable it just flows.”

His preference is always to shoot outside with natural light and Vermont’s beautiful backgrounds, and he knows the tricks around that, too.

“We didn’t have any sun so I needed to make it,” he said showing one photo as an example. “This has an orange gel so it looks like the sun’s coming through and setting in the background. Creating light that looks natural is really the job.”

“I don’t like to over-Photoshop my images. I want the people to look natural. I don’t want my photos to look fake. But if the groom has a blemish he wants gone that’s fine, it’s a couple clicks and it’s gone,” he said.

I do a lot of senior portraits and family portraits but most of it is probably weddings. That’s what I enjoy.

Portraits & Dreams Exhibit

Portraits & Dreams Exhibit

The Chaffee Art Center, Your Center for Creativity, invites the community to our Portrait & Dreams Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, January 10th from 5pm to 7pm.  Mingle with artists and the community, while enjoying delicious food tastings, punch, and wine.  There is no charge…

GINGERBREAD CONTEST – SHOWCASE RECEPTION & TREE LIGHTING

GINGERBREAD CONTEST – SHOWCASE RECEPTION & TREE LIGHTING

The Chaffee Art Center, your center for creativity, is excited to announce the return of the Gingerbread Contest.  This year’s theme is “Season of Giving.”  Interested bakers, schools, organizations, businesses, families, individuals and young people are invited to submit their imaginative gingerbread creations. Entries do…