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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Artist Demonstration: Gina Klawitter
A demonstration by artist Gina Klawitter (@AliveOnCanvas) with a Colorado Ballet dancer includes a guided tour of the Armstrong Center for Dance of the Colorado Ballet.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10am-noon
Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Limited to 25 members.
Please reserve at
Join us for lunch afterwards
the event at the Interstate Kitchen and Bar which is down the block from the Center.
Gina refers to her art as "Sculptural Paintings" since they are cast from posed Colorado Ballet dancers. Gina is a FOPAS member and one of her sculptural paintings hung at the Arvada Center in the Art of the State 1029 exhibit which FOPAS toured on March 20th.
This program is full


The Art Collection of Nancy Benson
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 10:30am-Noon
Please join us for a guided tour of Nancy's very special collection which features primarily American painting, sculpture, and other objects. Nancy shares her interesting stories of the acquisition of these beloved treasures and how she organized the domestic space around them.
Limited to 25 members
Please reserve at
List of attendees will be provided to entrance gate security. Nancy requests attendees to carpool if possible and, for space consideration, to lock purses in the car rather than bringing them inside.
This program is full

Patrick Dougherty Sculptures at Chatfield Botanic Gardens
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10 am-Noon
Join us for a docent-led tour of this world-renowned artist's very large willow structures on display at the Chatfield Botanic Gardens.
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
Free paved parking at the beginning of the exhibit.
Cost 17.00
Your check made out to Denver Botanic Gardens reserves your place.
(note on check: June 20th Chatfield tour)
Please mail your check to Norma Heinschel, 3829 S. Willow Way, Denver, CO 80237.
Limited to 40 members

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, Chief Curator and Curator of Art before 1900
  • Kathleen Stuart, Curator, Berger Collection

Denver Art Museum