Joellyn Duesberry, Passing Storm III, (detail), 1992, monotype, ink on paper,
Denver Art Museum: Funds from Friends of Painting and Sculpture, 1998.321
Photography Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

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"The Friends of Painting and Sculpture is a non-profit organization for the purposes of supporting and engaging in educational programs relevant to American and European Art ... contribution to the cultural enrichment of its members ... the public in general.  It intends to promote the programs of the Painting and Sculpture Collections of the Denver Art Museum and to render financial support for acquisitions and assistance with exhibitions and programs for the Collection...."

Curator's Report - Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter 

Daniel Sprick painted my portrait this past October in his Denver studio, where I sat for a few hours, doing my best to disturb his concentration by asking him too many questions, as he worked his magic on the surface to produce my likeness.  This was an exercise of research.  I wanted to see how he went about painting, what brushes he used, what pigments he was mixing, where he purchased  his paints, and so forth.  It was a revelation, and this session forms the basis of my essay on the artist for  the accompanying catalogue to his exhibition, Daniel Sprick’s Fictions:  Recent Works that opens up on the 29th of June, 2014 at the DAM.  I think you’ll find Daniel’s recent works in the exhibition incredibly engaging.  This exhibition forms a nice interlude between the widely successful opening of Castiglione: Lost Genius this past November in London at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and my progress on a future exhibition that will examine the studio practice of two American artists, who worked in Maine and  Pennsylvania. Angelica Daneo is initiating research  on a collection handbook on works by American artists in the permanent collection, and Kathleen Stuart is finishing work on a traveling exhibition of a selection of works from the Berger Collection, which opens up at the Portland Museum of Art next September.  By the next curator’s report, we will all have moved to our new office building, and as chaotic as moves are, you can see that the curatorial team of  Painting & Sculpture continues to thrive.  We have a new curatorial assistant, Elen Woods, who comes from the Keith Haring Foundation in New York City.  Finally, I need to say thanks for all your support as a member of FOPAS.  

Timothy J. Standring
Gates Foundation, Curator of Painting & Sculpture

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FOPAS Board 2013 - 2014

  • President: Liz Mehrtens 
  • President-Elect: Diana Groves 
  • Secretary: Gretchen Cooper
  • Treasurer: Elaine Gunnell 
  • Members at Large: Betsy Cheroutes, Ed Joyce
  • Benefits: BJ Dyer
  • Programs: Mary Willis
  • Upper Level Programs: Kristin Lohmiller
  • Communications: Bette Jamieson
  • Travel: Bart Johnson, Bob Barnett
  • Historian: Ellen Reynolds
  • Membership: Judy O'Brien
  • Nomination: Norm Smith, Phyllis Vander Ark, Gretchen Cooper
  • Parliamentarian: Norm Smith
  • Reservations: Kay Landen
  • Art Auction: Linda Roberts, Tina Goodwin

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