A Club for Artists

We are a group created to feature and support artists living in metro Detroit and the surrounding area. We have monthly meetings and various programs meant for fellowship and artistic enrichment.

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.

Our long, storied history

The Palette & Brush Club has beginnings that 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 metro Detroit. Two major exhibitions each year showcase members’ fine art at various locations providing visibility to interested audiences, buyers and opportunities for commission work. Fundraisers are held to underwrite scholarships for outstanding art students from area colleges to offer financial support and encouragement to promising young artists.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

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