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ABOUT US
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The management of the Staunton Augusta Center is vested in a volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of a minimum of ten members serving three-year terms. The Board is nominated and elected by the existing Board and meets monthly.

2024 Board of Trustees

Amber Ocasio, President
Amy Laser Kiger, Treasurer
Deona Houff, Secretary
Martin Geiger, VP of Education
Julia Vessey, VP of Exhibits
Brigitte Cowan, VP of Fundraising
Candace Christy
Candise Enoch
Hunter Hanger
Sage Hastert
Madison Mattfield
Hannah Scott
Anthea Smith
Chris Smith
Mary Jayne Swanson

Staff

Angus Carter

Executive Director

director@saartcenter.org | 540-885-2028

Carolyn Maloney

Operations Manager

info@saartcenter.org | 540-885-2028

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Diverse, equal, and inclusive hiring and operational practices are at the heart of the Staunton Augusta Art Center community. These are central to the organization’s mission to provide art experiences and education to those from all backgrounds, including all races, ethnicities, genders, identities, and abilities. Through the visual arts, the organization strives to provide welcoming and educational experiences to all members of the community.

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R.R.SMITH CENTER FOR
HISTORY & ART

The R.R. Smith Center for History & Art is home to the Staunton Augusta Art Center and includes galleries, classrooms, archives, conference space, a garden, and offices for non-profit cultural organizations. Located in Staunton’s Beverley Historic District, the building is an 1894 hotel designed in the French Second Empire style by Staunton architect, T.J. Collins.

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