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20 S. New St., Staunton, VA 24401

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

© 2019 by Staunton Augusta Art Center


Thank you to our current executive director Beth Hodge for her many years of service and congratulations to her on her upcoming retirement which will begin 1/1/2020!

Click here for a letter from Beth H. and from the president of the board Beth Young.


The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Maloney who will serve as the next executive director, effective 01/01/2020.

Carolyn comes with an extensive and diverse background in business and non-profit administration. She spent over a decade in the financial services industry in Atlanta, Charlottesville, and Richmond before switching careers and joining Historic Staunton Foundation in 2013.


“It is truly an honor to be selected as the Staunton Augusta Art Center’s Executive Director. I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the continued and future success of this important community organization.”


Carolyn is a native of Richmond (VA) and moved to Staunton in 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Studio Art, and a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching – both from James Madison University.


Mission Statement

The Staunton Augusta Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3) community art organization devoted to providing area children and adults, as well as visitors to the region, diverse experiences in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. The Art Center supports artists and artisans by providing opportunities to exhibit and sell their work and by providing them employment opportunities through teaching.

2019 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. The Board is nominated and elected by the existing Board. Trustees serve three year terms. The Board meets monthly.

Staunton Augusta Art Center

2019 Board of Trustees


Beth Young, President

Karen Hudson, VP, Programs

Greg Jones, Ph.D., VP, Standards

Barb Shue, VP, Development

Karen B. Shapcott, VP, Membership

Janne Heifetz, Secretary

Chris Smith, Treasurer

Amanda Avery

Angus Carter

Brigitte Cowan

Marney Gibbs

Sage Hastert

Alice McLeod

Peggy Moye

Craig Peterson


Beth Hodge, Executive Director 

The Staunton Augusta Art Center Staff

Beth Hodge, Executive Director
Phone: 540-885-2028

Donna Reed-Ruiz, Administrative Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator, Art for Gifts Manager


Phone: 540-885-2028

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