Whether it’s a discussion about midcentury design or artists such as Claude Monet or Kent Monkman, her tours are well-researched and presented with enthusiasm. In 2017, Lynnetta was a delegate to the National Docent Symposium in Montreal, Canada. She has also served in docent leadership roles at the DAM for Talk at Twelve, Mañanitas, AM at the DAM, and The Western: An Epic in Art & Film. Lynnetta has given over 2,000 hours of volunteer service and is truly a paragon of organization. She provides tours for the Architecture and Design, Fashion, European and American Art, and Modern and Contemporary Art collections and serves as Education Council Administrator, as well as the Nominating Chair of the Volunteer Executive Board. She also supports the museum behind the scenes, serving on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and collaborating with staff and volunteers.
Lynnetta is patient, efficient, and collaborative and helps everyone and everything she’s involved with be more successful. She represents the true spirit of the Cile Bach Award.
Betsy Overton joined the Denver Art Museum in 2011 as a Floral Events Team volunteer, became a Floral Design Coordinator in 2016, and Chair of the group in 2020. As a Colorado Master Gardener from Arapahoe County, Betsy uses her knowledge of cultivating flowers, her love of textiles, and her background in interior design to help inspire her creative aesthetic in floral arranging.
As Floral Events Chair, Betsy guided the creation of hundreds of floral arrangements for Denver Art Museum events connected to the reopening of the Martin Building and the Whistler to Cassatt gala. Throughout, she worked closely with volunteers and museum staff to ensure specific design expectations, oversee the selection of flowers and vessels, and manage the final cleanup in the floral studio.
Betsy also serves on the Volunteer Strategic Planning Task Force and enjoys connecting with the broader volunteer corps. “It’s meaningful to collaborate with volunteers of different backgrounds and experiences, expressing our creativity, and using our skills to interpret the art around us,” she said.
Betsy’s gracious and calm demeanor, strong leadership, and exceptional creativity in her floral designs has endeared her to all and she exemplifies everything the Cile Bach Award is meant to honor.