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Creative Mixer & Artist Opening Reception: Dale Barth

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Come join us on the Riverside Plaza at the SteamPlant for the opening show of works from artist, Dale Barth. Admission is free. Complimentary beverages served.

The reception will be held outdoors, and face coverings should be worn. A limited number of guest will be allowed in the gallery at one time for viewing.

This month’s Creative Mixer will also take place during the opening reception.  Salida Council for the Arts hosts the Creative Mixer, artists working in all genres are encouraged to attend and meet like-minded people, to share influences and news, to soak up fresh ideas, and to be inspired by the energy that makes Salida a center of support and expression.

The Paquette Gallery will be open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays from 11:00AM-3:00pm (limited to 6 guest at a time).

Check out current and future exhibits at: https://paquettegalleryarts.square.site/

Artist’s Statement

I use the “Alla Prima” method which simply means I begin and complete each artwork in one setting. By using this method, immediacy is important, not only because it is the nature of people, but for me – it is the most instinctive way to draw and paint.

The simplicity and complexity within a single subject, inspires me as well as the harmony that exists between light and shadow.

My only contest is with myself, to do it with conviction and joy, power, soul, and sensitivity.

The artist is not about certainty or being safe. . . The artist is about complete vulnerability, and living in the moment. And in my lowest moments – when I doubt my talents and abilities, I still continue to work – and some of my drawings paintings validates my continuing to go on. It’s who I am. And what I do.

Which expresses the things I have no words for I can communicate with the viewer – with lines, shapes, and color to evoke and emotion or mood with the viewer. Being introduced to different scenarios, wrapped in both depth and sensitivity and hopefully the viewer will take something personal away from the experience.

Doing what you love may mean sacrifice and losing people because they don’t see or relate to your vision or passionate pursuit, it may mean mockery, rejection, and isolation – isolation is the kicker.

The others are a test of your determination and how much you want to do it. And if you can sustain the test, you will endure and go on. . .

There’s no other feeling like it – the nights will be a little closer with God the creator, and ride life straight to perfect left to center.


May 14
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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SteamPlant Event Center
Salida Council for the Arts