The Paquette Gallery, located prominently in the lobby of the SteamPlant Theater, hosts monthly exhibitions of work by local and regional artists.
The Paquette Gallery is named in honor of Dr. Frederick R. “Fritz” Paquette (1939-2004). Dr. Paquette was born in Salida and had deep roots in Chaffee County. A humble man who loved and enjoyed life and all it offered, he watched and marveled at Salida’s evolution into a small mountain town of great diversity. Paquette’s was a life of service, caring and giving.
Current Exhibition: Laura Barton
“I am inspired by our landscape and the creatures that inhabit it. I’m particularly interested in images that are considered “everyday” – i.e. taken for granted. My hope is to increase public awareness that will lead to the preservation and protection our common heritage.”
Proposals for Paquette Gallery Exhibitions
Exhibit Timeline: The SteamPlant seeks proposals for exhibitions in the Paquette Gallery for 2018.
Media: Visual Art
Entry Requirements: Open to all local artists. This gallery celebrates a wide range of visual artwork, particularly wall art. The work can range in size and medium but work that is displayed well on walls should be considered.
Image File Specifications: Images of your work should be emailed or saved on a CD in JPEG format with 300 dpi resolution.
Selection Committee: Members of Friends of the SteamPlant and select SteamPlant staff.
Notification to artist: E-mail
Delivery: Artist is responsible for delivery, installation, and take down of all artwork.
Application: Please download and complete the Paquette Gallery Application by clicking here. Open in Adobe Acrobat to fill out and edit the form on your computer. Return applications to:
SteamPlant Event Center
220 West Sackett Avenue, Salida, CO 81201
Contract: Prior to submitting your application, please also review the Paquette Gallery Contract by clicking here.