2022 Board Positions

2022 Board Positions

Tara Herbert

In 2015, Herbert obtained her undergraduate degree for History through Millersville University, Lancaster, PA. She has worked at several museums throughout the country, including both art and historical. She had numerous duties such as becoming a Docent, Manager of Visitor Center (training gallery attendants), and Curator’s Assistant. In 2016, she was the Curator’s Assistant at the George Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS. In 2019, Herbert obtained her Professional Certificate for Historical Preservation and Historical Administration through Northern Virginia Community College. Now, Herbert is continuing her studies for her Master’s in Public History by finishing in August 2022. Currently, Herbert works for the Fredericksburg Area Museum as the Community Outreach Coordinator, Visitor Manager, and Supervisor for all the Volunteers and Interns. Herbert is looking to becoming partners with the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts for two reasons. First, Herbert wants to become a member of the elite FCCA Board of Trustees to help the organization through writing/editing grants, fundraise, coordinate the gallery, and whatever else comes her way. Second, Herbert is looking to partner the FAM (Fredericksburg Area Museum) and the FCCA in future projects or events together. When she is not working, she tends to travel to pursue her dreams of seeing every National Park or simply hiking or reading the newspaper with her dog, Kylo. Thank you for your consideration.

Joan Powell

I am a self taught mosaic artist.  As an antique dealer for over 20 years,  I have always collected interesting and unusual items that catch my eye.  This assortment of “stuff” now provides me with an endless source of inspiration as I create new mosaic and assemblage art from old, found objects.

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts is a very special place and I feel privileged to be the Assistant Coordinator for the past 5 years.  I have discovered that I have an “eye” for hanging art and have had the opportunity to meet and work with  many great artists.  I appreciate your vote.

Carol Rauh

Carol Rauh is retired from corporate America, where she learned and applied an extensive array of skills in IT and Project Management.  Prior to that, she worked in academia and government on federally-funded grants to standardize the decision-making practices of criminal justice decision makers.  A New Jersey native, Carol has been a FCCA volunteer for 10 years, fulfilling the roles of President (2012-2016), Docent, Membership Chair, and Exhibitions Team member.  She can often be heard saying, “I love this place!”.

Olivia Sanderson

Olivia Sanderson is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington, with a degree in Studio Arts/Art History and a minor in Museum Studies. During her studies, she interned at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA, and learned the art of framing and artwork conservation working at a local gallery for several years. Olivia has been a featured artist at several galleries/event centers in Northern Virginia, including Frame Designs Gallery, Adventure Brewing Co., Gallery VC, Art Mart, and the UMW Galleries.

Olivia Sanderson believes that the most important aspect of being an artist is not just creating art, but creating a body of work that serves a higher purpose for both the artist and viewer. Olivia has a passion for mentoring young artists in the community, and frequently volunteers for fundraising and other local non-profit events focused on fostering an interest in the arts locally.

Rebecca Tyrrell

Rebecca Tyrrell grew up in Woodbridge, VA, and has lived in Fredericksburg since 2012. She has a BFA from the Art Institute of Washington and majored in 3D animation, but has found since graduation that she’s more attune to the fiber arts. She’s an accomplished knitter, decent crocheter, and moderately passable as a weaver. She has been a docent at the FCCA since January 2019.

She loves to travel to historical places and take photographs, and recently took a (second) trip to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, Virginia. Having a love for history, architectural details and old buildings, her dream is to one day own, live in, and maintain a historical home. She has a website (attheendofmyyarn.com) which she uses to chronicle her fiber projects and techniques.

Matt Williams


Statement about/Interest in FCCA President Position

I have seen the power that art has to educate, inspire and heal and want to use my professional experience and apply it to something I am very passionate about (ART) and help FCCA grow into the future.


  • Born and raised in Fredericksburg/Stafford
  • After college I moved to Northern, VA for about 20 years before returning to the Fredericksburg/Stafford area in 2007.
  • Graduate of the University of Mary Washington (87’)
  • M.B.A. from Averett University


  • Director, Standards & Project Management for a trade association in Washington, DC.
  • Manage National & International Projects where diverse groups of stakeholders must agree on technical and safety issues for consumer products
  • Serve as an Adviser to Department of Commerce on Technical Barriers to Trade
  • Trained Facilitator
  • Trained in LEAN Principles (Continuous Improvement)

Art Related

  • FCCA Member
  • Photographer, Digital Art & Mixed Media Artist
  • Huge Supporter of FXBG Art & Artist