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Artist’s Opening Reception

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Each month, join us for a free artist’s reception with our featured artist(s). The Paquette Gallery will be open from 5:00pm-6:30pm with free hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer. This event is free and open to the public.

March’s Exhibition: Donna Wagle

Donna Wagle’s Artist Statement:

“Originally from Western New York I grew up in a small town on Chautauqua Lake, surrounded by an artistic family. Upon receiving my Bachelors of Arts degree in Education at Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, I began teaching art in Ripley and Sherman, New York. While visiting a friend in Colorado one summer I made the jump to move to Denver, Colorado, and soon began teaching in Douglas County, and later in Pagosa Springs and Salida, CO.

I’ve attended numerous graduate classes in watercolor and pastel painting in Taos, New Mexico, through Adams State College, and taught two graduate extension classes for teachers at Western State. Also, I have entered several art shows, studio tours, and arts and crafts shows over the years. After 28 years of teaching art I have retired and now can focus on my own art work full time.

Always wanting to challenge myself, I also enjoy working in ceramics, jewelry making and assemblages, along with painting in various mediums. My art work runs from realistic to quirky–often full of bright colors and light. I’m mostly known for my rusty old trucks, wildflowers, and plein aire landscapes depicting the wonderful Colorado scenery.”


March 3
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Paquette Gallery
220 W. Sackett Ave
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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