The Exhibit will feature: -Peter Wallis with animation and art in two of our first-floor galleries. As an artist, he is interested in where the sacred and mundane exist in a liminal space of the past, present and dreams. His work is a collection of objects and places set in a landscape of memory that connects these objects to where he has been and where he is going. This recent body of work is a bildungsroman series that tells the story of his childhood in Vermont and Maine with the layers of history of New England and California coming together in a shared space. -Robert Gold, solo gallery with photography of images. His photographs use combined technologies and accidental discoveries, plus good old fashioned free hand all combined. -Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr. pieces of kinetic art. -Castleton University Art Department with student work and a unique light display in many of the mansion windows. 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! This exhibit will be up until April 16th. As we celebrate 60 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: Thursday and Friday Noon to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm. Private appointments available by request. Check out www.chaffeeartcenter.org and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for updates, call 802.775.0356, email@example.com, or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT.
We are accepting applications for our 60th Annual Art in the Park Festivals scheduled August 14 & 15 and October 9 & 10. The Chaffee Art Center invites you to apply to our 60th Annual Summer and Fall Art in the Park Festivals featuring fine artists and craft persons, Vermont vineyards/breweries/distilleries, specialty foods, food concessions, kid’s activities, and musical entertainment. Shows will be held rain (snow)or shine in Main Street Park at Junction of Routes 4 & 7 in Rutland, Vermont. Estimated attendance 6000+. Shows draw attendees from Vermont and adjacent states plus tourists who travel to/through Vermont. Exhibitors consistently report good sales and a high degree of satisfaction with the events.
Amateur photographers only, all ages welcome. Photos 8” x 10”and taken by the person submitting, mount/ frame photos if possible. Photo must not be staged or altered by photo editing software, resizing/cropping accepted. $10 donation for up to 3 photos requested and due upon delivery. Prioritize photos in order of preference as space limited and submitted photos are not guaranteed to be hung. Drop-off: April 16th Noon-4pm and April 17th 10am-2pm. For contest form: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Amateur Photo Contest as part of 14th Annual Student Exhibit & Digital Expression: "Expressions of Me" Opening April 23rd with reserved time slots: The Exhibit OPENING will be on April 23rd from 4-6:30pm with reserved time slots (4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, with more added if needed).
The Chaffee Art Center is proud to again showcase young artists from dozens of Vermont schools and homeschoolers for this Annual Student Exhibit. We take great pleasure in creating an opportunity for these talented young people to be inspired by seeing their artwork, and the works of others, displayed in our professional gallery housed in an historic 1890’s mansion. This year’s theme, Expressions of Me, encourages students to create works that reflect themselves…how they feel, how they see things… Entries in all of the arts are encouraged (art medium, theater, culinary, poetry, music, literature and more). Only works by students in pre-school and grades K – 12 are eligible for this show. Vermont public, private, and home school groups are all invited to participate. Delivery of work to Chaffee on April 15, 16, 17.