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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Dave Cook Galleries: "The Ins and Outs of Owning an Art Gallery"
We've heard from the artists. Let's hear from the galleries.
Tuesday, January 16, 2019
1637 Wazee Street, Denver 80202, 303-623-8181
Free, open to a 25 FOPAS Members
Lunch together at Jax Fish House across the street. Let us know if you plan to lunch with us.
Sign up at or FOPAS Reservation line, 720-767-1234

Tour: American Museum of Western Art; The Anschutz Collection
Join us for a private guided tour with Deputy Director Kristin Fong and explore the beautiful Navarre building located across the street from the Brown Palace hotel in downtown Denver. The Anschutz Collection represents more than a century of western history and ever evolving artistic styles from the early 19th century through the Federal Projects of the New Deal.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
1727 Tremont Place, Denver 80202
Limited to 30 FOPAS Members; cost is , bring cash
Lunch together at the historic Ship's Tavern at the Brown Palace. Let us know if you plan to lunch with us.
Sign up at or FOPAS Reservation line, 720-767-1234


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.
Sign up at or FOPAS Reservation line, 720-767-1234

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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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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