Paquette Gallery

Paquette Gallery

Paquette Art Gallery SteamPlant Event Center


The Paquette Gallery, located prominently in the lobby of the SteamPlant Theater, hosts monthly exhibitions of work by local and regional artists. It is open for viewing Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM and during events. 

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.

Proposals for Paquette Gallery Exhibitions

Exhibit Timeline: The SteamPlant seeks proposals for exhibitions in the Paquette Gallery for 2024.

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: 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