June 2017: Fay Golson

June 2017: Fay Golson

Paquette Gallery

Fay Golson‘s journey began early in life when her mother delivered a set of tempera paints to her room. The process of mixing two primary colors to form a third was magical to her.

Fay graduated from the School of Architecture at Auburn University with a degree in Interior Design, a field she pursued for 25 years. Her time was spent designing professional and commercial spaces in conjunction with various architectural firms before becoming an independent consultant. During this time, Fay remained active in the art field using her design senses in 2D expression.

After moving to Colorado and partnering with five other artists, Fay became partial owner-operator and President of Articulation Gallery, Inc., an award-winning gallery representing over 30 national artists. Fay now spends her time in her studio, Apogee Studio, in Salida, Colorado.

Fay makes a continued effort to stay informed as new media and methods of expression arise to maintain a sustained inventive technique.


Creative Mixer: Thursday, June 8, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Join the Salida Council for the Arts and the Salida Creative District on Thursday, June 8 in the Paquette Gallery for a fine and festive social hour from 5:30 to 7 pm.  Munchies are served, the cash bar is open, live music will be playing, and you’ll hear news about SO many creative projects being launched.  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” and share the excitement.

Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, June 10, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Please join Fay Golson for an artist’s reception on Saturday, June 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Free hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served.

June 2017: Ben Strawn

ArtWalk Minis from June 24-25

Diesslin Gallery

Ben Strawn was born into a family of artists and grew up on conversations concerning color and line and form. “I continue to engage that dialogue because that is what I know, and because it is within that dialogue- with the elements of visual media- that I continue to find meaning and truth.”

Ben’s work will be on display in the Diesslin Gallery throughout the month of June.



ArtWalk Minis: June 24-25

One of the highlights of the annual Salida Art Walk, the Mini-Masterpiece Auction offers something for everyone.  Both professional and amateur artists from throughout the Heart of Colorado donate their small works in a wide range of media for the benefit of Salida Art Walk.


ArtWalk Minis Auction Preview: Friday, June 23rd from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Auction: Saturday, June 24th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: SteamPlant Event Center Annex

The auction, held in the SteamPlant Event Center Annex, is always the scene of much interest, with patrons often standing side-by-side in order to outbid each other up to the last minute of the auction.

Auction prices start at $25, allowing patrons the chance to obtain a work by a favorite artist at a very reasonable price, knowing that all the proceeds help finance the following year’s Salida Art Walk.