August 2018: In and Out

Sue Ann Hum’s “In and Out” Exhibit


During the month of August, local artist Sue Ann Hum will be here in our Paquette Gallery.

“In and Out” features mostly new & never-exhibited works and is born from travel memories of the artist… and her big, orange cat, BOC. More than just pretty places – we see the ins and outs that have etched a special place in Hum’s heart. By working In her studio and Outside en plein air, Sue Ann shares her love for Architecture as well as Landscape in this show. Guests will find the memories decorated with unexpected things like a bowl of Cremé Freche, a chamber pot or parakeets. The artist makes annual trips to France so you can expect certain “joie de vie” and “je ne sais quoi” in the exhibit; but with her heart firmly planted in Chaffee County, she has local flavor to share as well.

A LITTLE FUNNY – One wall is whimsically titled: “Places I Remember or: The Imagined Adventures of BOC, The Studio Cat.” Hum uses her cat, her brush, her memories and her imagination in these tongue-in-cheek, narrative paintings.

WELL, THAT’S BIG – In this exhibit, Hum is featuring her newest work: a trio of oil paintings welcome you to look through a life-sized, french window that transfixed her during a recent trip to Paris. This work, the largest to date by the artist, is over seven feet tall.


Artists’ Opening Reception: Thursday August 2, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery.

Come meet the artist in person! Complimentary beer and wine from the SteamPlant.

Creative Mixer: Thursday August 9, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery.

Join the Salida Council for the Arts and the Salida Creative District on the Plaza for a fine and festive social hour from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Munchies are served, the cash bar is open, live music will be playing, and the artist will be there in person to ask about her work.

Join us, bring your friends, meet some new ones, and, if you have news about your own artistic endeavor, you’re invited to step up on the “Soapbox” to share the excitement.