Laurie Archer has been an artist in one form or another since childhood working in the performing arts, book arts, and the visual arts, including the past few years working with solar plate etchings. She was graduated in 1959 with a BFA in Fine Arts from the Colorado College. She is the recipient of two major awards including the Fulbright for Dance & Art in Peru (1958) and the John Hay Whitney Fellowship in NYC to continue her studies in Theater, Acting and Dancing (1959). She was in the original cast of Camelot on Broadway in 1960. In addition, Archer has shown her visual work in New Mexico including the Palace of the Governors, Stables Gallery in Taos as well as exhibiting at the Gran Palais in Paris, the El Paso Fine Arts Museum in Texas, and the Taller Boricua Gallery in New York City.