Vermont Pastel Society Member Exhibition

Vermont Pastel Society Member Exhibition

June 11–July 22

Contacts for more information:
Sherri Birkheimer Rooker, Chaffee Executive Director at [email protected]
Cristine Kossow of VPS at 914-943-6265 or [email protected]

Rutland, VT: The Chaffee Art Center, Your Center for Creativity, invites the community to the opening reception of the Vermont Pastel Society Member Exhibition in our first floor galleries on Saturday, June 11th from 4pm to 6pm. The opening will include light refreshments, music by pianist Marna Grove and the presentation of awards. There is no charge for admittance. A donation would be appreciated. This exhibit will be up until July 22nd.

Cristine Kossow of VPS writes “The Vermont Pastel Society is thrilled to return to the Chaffee Art Center for its 2022 Member Exhibition. Fifty-Eight works of pastel painting will be hung throughout the elegant galleries of the Chaffee Art Center”. The Vermont Pastel Society was founded in 1999 and has over 100 member artists. The mission is to promote the beauty of pastel, nurture the growth of individual artists through many classes and services, and to build connections among pastel artists.

Kate Gridley will be the Juror of Awards. She is a conceptual realist painter based in Middlebury, Vermont, known for her insights into human character, the quality of light in her work, and her painting technique. Gridley’s work is represented by the Edgewater Gallery, in both their Middlebury, VT and Boston, MA venues; and Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA. View her work at

Chaffee artist members will also have work on display and for sale in the upstairs galleries, as well as in the Gallery Shoppe that is filled with handmade treasures and gift ideas for any occasion, or even for yourself! 

As we celebrate 61 years as an art center in the Rutland Community, we also invite you to join as an artist, single or family member to help the Chaffee to continue to inspire and cultivate creativity, while positively impacting the vitality of our community through the arts.

Visit the Chaffee during open hours to experience the beauty of the 1890’s historic building and the wonderful works of art throughout, plus our Gallery Shoppe! While here, picture your next event, bridal shower, wedding, meeting or retreat being held in our beautiful 1890’s mansion, fondly known by its first owners as Sunny Gables. 

Hours:  Wednesday through Friday Noon to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm. Private appointments available by request. Check out and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for updates and classes, call 802.775.0356, [email protected], or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT.