Palette and Brush Club

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Share with other members
Learn from guest speakers

Group exhibits
Online presence

Club sponsored scholarships
Group donations

Mission Statement

As a group, we constantly strive to improve, evolve, and look forward by offering opportunities to our membership which will enhance their lives and their artistic careers.


The Palette & Brush Club beginnings go back to the depression era of 1934. A government agency offered art lessons in order to provide jobs for teachers. The first group met at Redford High School for evening classes. They gave two public shows in 1935. Bylaws and a constitution were adopted in 1936, followed by incorporation in 1949.

Now over 80 years old, the Palette and Brush Club includes members from all over the Metropolitan Detroit Area. Two major exhibitions each year showcase member’s fine art at various locations providing visibility to interested audiences, buyers and opportunities for commission work. Fundraisers are held to underwrite scholarships to outstanding art students from area colleges to offer financial support and to encourage promising young artists.

Join Us!

We welcome prospective members and guests at our meetings. Please call 248-932-2597 for further information or email us!


2019-2020 Board of Directors

President – Lisa Richter
Programs – Ann Kelly
Treasurer – Jan Gongloff   
Recording Secy – Kristine Olson
Corr Secy – Nancy Slutsky
Exhibits – Gail Churchill    
Membership – Donna Thibodeau 
Awards – Rose Marie Starke/Pam Siegfried
Hospitality – LouAnn Postma
PR/Marketing – Jeanne Ruzzin
Historian – Open
Webmaster – Diane Radtke 
Friendship Secy – Ev Schwartz
Scholarship – Jeanne Stanesa/Sue Sameni