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Established in 1993, DU ART! Is a volunteer membership organization that supports the School of Art and Art History. Through member contributions and fundraising events, DU ART! provides art scholarships, special equipment, a newsletter, educational experiences and an endowment for ongoing support of SAAH programs.


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Join DU ART! at Villa Soul to celebrate the holidays 


Thursday, December 5, 2013
6 - 9pm

Mudejar style courtyards, handcrafted antique doors and balconies provide an enticing backdrop for a wonderful array of modern and Spanish Colonial art.

You and a guest are invited to this exclusive opportunity to see this collection together for the last time! Encourage your friends to become a member of DU ART! and join you in this special holiday celebration.

Entertainment provided by the incomparable
Godfather of Flamenco René Heredia.

Beverages and light fare will be served.

(Location is near DU and will be provided upon receipt of RSVP)

Consider an end-of-year gift to the DU ART! Student Travel Grant. This award supports student research at the School of Art and Art History at DU, the competition for which opens January 1, 2014.


The Denver Art Museum's Passport to Paris Exhibition Highlights

DU ART! Member Exclusive Event
Thursday, November 7th, 5:30 pm sharp
Frederic C. Hamilton Building Lobby
Limit: 15 people
Cost: $50
Light reception to follow at Mad Greens, cash bar.

Passport to Paris brings together works from the rock stars of the art world—Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and many more. This presentation consists of three exhibitions that focus on French art from the late 1600s to early 1900s and explores changes in art and society during three important centuries in art history. Join us for a one-hour tour led by Denver Art Museum Master Teacher, Molly Medakovich as she explores some of the highlights of these 3 exhibitions.

AND...Save the date for the

DU ART! Holiday Party
Thursday, December 5th, 6 – 8 pm.
Location: Announcement to follow soon!
FREE TO DU ART! members and friends.

RSVP please:

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DU ART! Board
Co-Presidents:  Jill Desmond, Art Karstaedt, Karen Robinson Rosenthal
Treasurer: TBA

Carl Patterson
Kelle Graham
Kittie Arnold
Amie Cavarra
Camilla VanVooren
Diane Groff
Charles Carpenter

Board members communicate through the closed list,

The following artists have been supported by DU ART! Awards:


2011-2012 DU ART! Scholars

Jillian Neilson (BA Art History)

Faith Williams (BFA Studio Art/ MA Education)

Cordelia Taylor (BFA eMAD)

2010-2011 DU ART! Scholars

Bailey Harberg, MA in Art History

Kristin Mallinger Stransky MFA in eMAD

Taylor Arns, BFA in Studio Art

2009-10 DU ART! Scholars

Jennifer Schneider, BFA in eMAD

 Andrew Edwards MFA in eMAD

2008-2009 DU ART! Scholars (this year mini-awards were given for the BFA exhibition)

Natalie Nguyen, BFA in Studio Art

Marie Janiszewsky, BFA in Studio Art          

Sarah Cooper, BFA in Studio Art                  

Alicia Chee, BFA in Studio Art                     

Zephan Hubert, BFA in Studio Art

Chris Guyette, BFA in Studio Art                 

Aaron Feight, BFA in eMAD            

Dan McGlynn, BFA in Studio Art                 

2007-2008 DU ART! Scholars

Alexandro Rojas-Sanders, MFA in eMAD
2006-2007 DU ART! Scholars

Matt Jenkins, MFA in eMAD

2005-2006 DU ART! Scholars

Kristin Fleischmann, BFA Studio Art

2003-2004 DU ART! Scholar

Lindsay Smith, BFA Studio Art
2003-2004 Jan Mayer Scholar*

Heather Richardson, BFA Studio Art, pre-conservation

*a scholarship funded by DU ART! in honor of Jan Mayer

2002-2003 DU ART! Scholars

Ameet Patel, BFA Studio Art, education concentration
Heidi Lucas, BFA Studio Art, pre-conservation concentration


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