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


"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...."


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Tour: Colorado Western Art at the Denver Public Library
Join us for a private guided tour with Deborah Wadsworth of the newly-exhibited collection of Colorado Western Art, now a permanent exhibit on the 5th and 7th floors.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Denver Central Library, 7th floor, 10 W. 14th Avenue, Denver 80204
Free, open to 25 FOPAS Members. Gather on the 7th floor.
Reservations required: sign up at

Judd Mercer Studio Visit
Visit the studio of one of Colorado's emerging new artists. In addition to this watercolor artist's delightful Denver and Colorado subjects, there are paintings from various countries worldwide. Judd shows exclusively at Alpine Fine Art on Santa Fe Drive which FOPAS visited last September. To view a sampling of his work, visit
Saturday, February 23, 2019
2750 S. Lincoln Street, Englewood 80113 (near Swallow Hill)
Visit is free and open to all FOPAS Members; cost is . Join us for an optional lunch at the nearby Copper Pot. Let us know if you plan to lunch with us.
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Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection
Join curator Kathleen Stuart for a tour of more than 60 paintings gifted las year by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. This beloved collection has been on a four-year tour to other museums around the country and is now returning home to Denver. Included are works by Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, and John Singer Sargent.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 9am
Pastries and coffee will be available after 8:30 am in the DAM lobby
Tour is free and open to 40 FOPAS members

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Tour: Art of the State 2019
A Juried Exhibition of Colorado

Join us for a docent-led tour of the exhibition which is the latest installment in their critically-acclaimed Colorado artist exhibition. The juried exhibition showcases the quality, depth, and diversity of Colorado artists enjoying current success and exhibiting in shows and galleries. From 1555 entries by 566 artists the jurors selected 154 pieces from 135 artists.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 10am
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO

Tour is free and open to 40 FOPAS members
Optional lunch at 12:15 pm
at School House Kitchen and Libations, 5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 80002 (Olde Town Arvada)
Let us know if you plan to lunch with us, we need to make reservations.

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Sophy Brown Studio Visit
Visit the studio of acclaimed Western artist Sophy Borwn whose paintings of horses have been shown in galleries such as Saks Gallery and at the Coors Western Art Show where she won the "People's Choice" award in 2015 and the "Artist's Choice" Award for The Picador's Horse in 2019.
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10am-noon
931 Main Street, Unit B, Longmont, CO 80501

Tour is free
Join us for lunch afterwards
at Cheese Importers in their "Bistrot de Artistes", 103 Main Street, Longmont. This highly-acclaimed spot uses local bakers, farmers, and independent kitchens. "La Fromagerie" is their European Marketplace open to the public and features the largest walk-in refrigerated cheese and cured meats market in Colorado and offers over 350 cheeses. Afterwards walk through the many galleries on historic Main Street.
Let us know if you plan to lunch with us, we need to make reservations.

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Home Art Tour
Home of Carolyn Kemp

Come and view Carolyn's new digs and enjoy her bright, happy, and eclectic collection of art by primarily deceased artists from Colorado and the western part of the United States.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10am
Open to 35 FOPAS Members
Lunch is available afterwards
at La Merise French Bistro, 2700 E. 3rd Avenue, Denver
Let us know if you plan to lunch with us, we need to make reservations.

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FOPAS Board 2018 - 2019

Executive Board

  • President: Mary Willis
  • Past President: Bette Jamieson
  • Vice President/Programs: Helen Shreves
  • Secretary: Charlie Hanson
  • Treasurer: Elaine Osborn
  • Members at Large: Christopher Leach and Joan McWilliams

Committee Chairs

  • Benefits (Collector's Choice): Leah Tharpe
  • Communications: Sandy Berhenke
  • Historian: Evelyn Waldron
  • Hospitality: Susan Mayhew and Hanne Lichtenfels
  • Membership: John Howell and Elaine Gunnell (membership growth)
  • Parliamentarian: Carol Whitley
  • Reservations: Norma Heinschel
  • Travel: Bart Johnson
  • Upper Level Programs: Elizabeth Clarke


  • Timothy Standring, Gates Family Foundation Curator
  • Angelica Daneo, Curator
  • Kathleen Stuart, Curator, Berger Collection

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