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 9AM-5PM 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.
New in 2020
The SteamPlant is now offering art pieces typically displayed in the Paquette Gallery for purchase in our pop-up online store.
Proposals for Paquette Gallery Exhibitions
Exhibit Timeline: The SteamPlant seeks proposals for exhibitions in the Paquette Gallery for 2021.
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