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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Guided Tour of the Art Hotel
Saturday, November 17, 2018
1201 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203
Free, open to 30 FOPAS Members
Lunch at the ART Hotel following the tour is optional; sign up for it when you sign up for the tour.
Sign up at or FOPAS Reservation line, 720-767-1234

Gather at the Cactus Club for Food, Drink & Rembrandt's Bankruptcy
Friday, November 30, 2018
5:30-6:30pm, Cash bar and appetizers
6:30pm, Lecture and presentation
Cactus Club, 1621 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado (consider using Lyft or Uber)
Free, open to a maximum of 50 FOPAS Members
Sign up at or FOPAS Reservation line, 720-767-1234
Join fellow FOPAS members at the Cactus Club for this delightful lecture and presentation with slides by the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson, US Bankruptcy Judge. He will reveal fascinating insights into Rembrandt’s life, his workshop, his loves, and his insolvencies.


Tour: Dior: from Paris to the World
Two separate tours will be offered for 50 FOPAS members each:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
8-9am, Coffee and pastries in the DAM Cafe'
9am, Tour by Curator Florence Muller
Cost is 12.00; reservations required through the DAM reservations site
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
8-9am, Coffee and pastries in the DAM Cafe'
9am, Tour by Senior Curatorial Assistant Jane Burke
Cost is 12.00; reservations required through the DAM reservations site

Annual Tour of Coors Western Art Exhibit and Show
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
10:30-11:30am, (plan to arrive by 9:30)
National Western Stock Show Expo Hall, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80216
Parking is available in the lot across the street from the entrance
Use the south lobby entrance and proceed by elevator to the 3rd floor
Tour is by curator Rose Fredrick
Free, open to a 60 FOPAS Members
Sign up at or FOPAS Reservation line, 720-767-1234
This show is one of the finest exhibitions of contemporary realism of the Western United States and features an eclectic mix of styles and media from artists who capture the Western way of life. This year's artists include Ken Bunn, Don Coen, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, David Grossman, Steve Kestrel, and Ron Zito.

Special Holiday Treat:
First of a Series of FOPAS Home Art Tours

Monday, December 17, 2018
Free, open to 25 FOPAS Members
Parking is limited, please car pool
Mary Willis celebrates the holidays and invites you to her home in old Cherry Hills to see contemporary western art including artists Ted Waddell, John Nieto, Howard Post, Mian Situ, Gene Kloss and Donna Howell-Sickles among others.

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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