In Memory of Joellyn T. Duesberry


Joellyn Toler Duesberry, age 72, died on August 5, 2016 of pancreatic cancer. Born and brought up in Richmond, Va., she matriculated to Smith College, graduating in 1966 with highest honors. En route to her career as a landscape painter, she acquired a master’s degree from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Her interest in landscape began at age 5 while traveling on a train, where she became transfixed by the images passing by her window. Painting followed soon after and never stopped until the spring of 2015.

Living in New York City, her career blossomed. As a Woodrow Wilson scholarship recipient followed by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, she was able to reduce her work as a fine art appraiser and spend a greater amount of time painting. She acquired a second home and studio in Millbrook, NY, which allowed her the chance to translate her love of the land into broad statements of that love through her artistry.

Many exhibitions followed her development as a painter. Her work resides in numerous museums and private collections around the country.

Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection


On View: May 14 – October 9, 2016

Culled from a private collection in Santa Fe, Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection, examines the relationships between various artworks made in the 20th century. Sometimes connections are made through the formal elements while other times they are forged through subject matter. Often they are emotional and the intersections are reflected in the mood of the work. At times, it seems as if the works were created in tandem and not decades apart.

New Mexico Red Earth 40x40

Joellyn Duesberry | New Mexico Red Earth | 40 x 40″

The special thing that happens when these intersections are made is that new insights are born. We begin to question our own assumptions about art. For example, what is Modern Art? What is Western Art? Traditional thought has held these styles can never meet, when in reality they do, and they do often. In particular we discover that art is boundless—it cannot and should not always be confined to the typical art historical categories. We are reminded that art communicates, and the messaging changes depending on what company it is keeping.

Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection features work by Joellyn Duesberry, John Baldessari, T.C. Cannon, Maynard Dixon, William Eggleston, Helen Frankenthaler, Alice Neel, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and many more.

University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts
1031 North Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721-0002
Phone: 520-621-7567
Fax: 520-621-8770

Singular Impression


Opening Reception: March 4, 2016  5-8pm

On View: March 4 – April 16, 2016

The Month of Printmaking Colorado
Join us at Goodwin Fine Art to celebrate the art of making original prints to inspire, educate and promote awareness. Go to to view a variety of public events and exhibitions in Denver and the metropolitan region.

A selection of monotype/collages by Joellyn Duesberry will be on view














Joellyn Duesberry | Lake Near and Far | monotype/collage | 26.5 x 23″

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204

Open Stacks: Winter Group Show


Opening Reception: January 29, 2016  5-8pm
On View: January 29 – February 27, 2016
Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to present the new paintings of Joellyn Duesberry who has been drawn to the subject of waterfalls as a recurring theme in her landscape based work throughout her career.













Joellyn Duesberry | Bash-Bish Falls, Border of NY/MA | oil on linen | 40 x 60″

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204

2016 COORS Western Art Exhibit


On View: January 9 – 24, 2016
Opening night: The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale opens with the
Red Carpet Reception on January 5, 2016.
Click here to be redirected to to purchase tickets.

One of the finest exhibitions of contemporary realism of the Western United States, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale features an eclectic mix of styles and mediums as well as established artists to unknown talent.

Works by Joellyn Duesberry are available for purchase along with her
50 year survey book Elevated Perspective: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry and A Covenant of Seasons that contains a selection of her monotypes.















Joellyn Duesberry | oil on linen | 30 x 18″

Cave at South Clear Creek, Creede, CO
Courtesy of the Artist and Goodwin Fine Art 


The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale is a part of the National Western Stock Show.
The exhibit is open to the public the same hours as the Stock Show, January 9-24, 2016.
The “Art Room” or gallery is located on the 3rd level of the Expo Hall. There is not an  additional fee to get into the art gallery, but there is grounds admission to come into the Stock Show.

The Gallery at the National Western Club is now under the guise of the Coors Western Art Show, introducing even more artists to patrons of contemporary Western art. Due to the fact the National Western Club is members only, patrons need an escort to view the art. Please inquire in the Art Room for a volunteer guide.

Please go to for more information, to purchase tickets, and to preview art.

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216



Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25 | 5:30 -8:00pm
On View: June 25 – August 19, 2015

Clear Creek South Falls, Creede, CO

















Exhibit hours:
Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm
Sat 9am – 2pm

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202

Additional exhibit information:
Archer Concept Group – 303.514.8182

Artist Represented by:
Goodwin Fine Art

Contemporary Painting 2015


Contemporary Painting 2015

Opening Reception: June 5, 2015  6:30-9pm
Juror Workshop: “Experience and Transformation”  June 6-7, 2015  9am-4pm
Juror Lecture: June 6, 2015  4:30pm

Roiling Autumn Water
Roiling Autumn Water | oil on linen | 30 x 18″

Western Colorado Center for the Arts
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Significant Women Artists


Significant Women Artists
Opening Reception:  May 16, 2015 5-7pm
Panel Discussion:     June 1, 2015 7pm
Closing Reception:   June 13, 2015 6-8pm

McCloud River Upper Falls, CA

McCloud River Upper Falls, CA | oil on linen | 40 x 72″

Curtis Arts & Humanities
2349 E Orchard Rd,
Littleton, CO 80121
(303) 797-1779



Fulginiti Pavillion Sept. 11 – Nov. 13, 2014


In an Instant
New York, 9-11, Before and After

On View: September 11 – November 13, 2014
Opening Reception: September 11, 2014, 5-7pm

Memory Time Lapse Ground Zero

Memory Time Lapse: Ground Zero, NYC, 2002-03 | Oil on linen | 60 x 72″

Joellyn Duesberry’s painting Memory Time Lapse, Ground Zero is a masterpiece that aspires to keep company with Goya’s Disasters of War, Leon Golub’s chilling paintings of state-sponsored torture and Picasso’s Guernica as an extraordinary leap beyond that which the imagination cannot contain. I can see the technical virtuosity, the assured brush-strokes, the compositional coherence of the work, but it is the work’s capacity to penetrate the agility of my imagination, to palpably render – without a cry or a groan – the desolation and horror that is far beyond the harsh contingencies of the natural world that makes the painting great.
How does art intervene in the erasures of history and humanity that occurred on 9/11? What cannot or should not be represented? What is the role of art in testimony, memorial, mourning and healing? Duesberry’s paintings make us feel the primitive shock of a terrifying instant – shredding our cocoons, dispelling our virtual fog and blocking our desperate need to return to our patterns of normalcy. This work has a contemporary urgency. It seeks not only to testify and commemorate but also to assist us in recovering our own deep capacity for empathic responsiveness. Calamity has a way of restoring us to kindness. Prior to the events of 9/11, I never felt any affection for the twin towers of the World Trade Center, but in their destruction they seem – like everything that lives and wishes only to go on living – fragile and precious.

-Simon Zalkind, Curator

The Art Gallery
Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13080 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
Map and directions at:

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9-5pm


Reflections of Maine, Coming Home

On View: August 17 – 30, 2014
Book Signing & Reception: August 17th, 4:00 – 6:30pm

The Gallery at Somes Sound is pleased to present the paintings of Joellyn Duesberry

Duesberry | Maine Bog Triptych |  Oil on linen | 40 x 180″

“My instinctual search of the Maine Coastal landscape in the past 5 decades for subjects en plein air relating to aesthetic elements which fascinate me, has given me peak experiences unattainable anywhere else.  Manmade traces seem to have been gentle on the landscape, and the geometry I seek to uncover in the land is thus often aided by structures, dwellings within the darkly forested sites or detritus on the beaches. My recent compositions of Maine show less struggle with building abstraction, whether stern hard rock or limpid water, and, therefore more of a load of deep feelings, both current and remembered, articulated and inchoate, that make me want to paint this particular place called Maine”
Joellyn Duesberry

The Gallery at Somes Sound
1112 Main Street
Somesville, Maine 04660

Gallery Hours:

May – October

7 Days a week
Mon-Sat: 10:30AM – 5:00PM
Sun: 12:00 – 5:00PM

November – December

4 Days a Week
Fri, Sat, Mon: 10:30AM – 5:00PM
Sun: 12:00 – 5:00PM

January – April

By Appointment Only

For additional Information please contact the gallery 207.244.1165 | |

Breaking Water

Breaking Water

Opening Reception: April 18, 5-8pm

On View: April 18 – May 31, 2014


McCloud River Upper Falls, CA, 2013 |  40″ x 72″ | oil on linen

Exhibition of Joellyn Duesberry’s new waterfall series will be on view

April 18 – May 31, 2014

Goodwin Fine Art

1255 Delaware St. | Denver, Co 80204 | 303.573.1255 |