Pen and Brush is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a platform for women in the literary and visual arts by showcasing high-quality, professional work. We believe that art and literature created by women deserves to be recognized and valued on its merit – not judged by the gender of the maker.Donate Our Vision
A group show totaling 63 works by 15 different artists, Broad Strokes offers an earnest contemplation of modern art’s rich history beyond the exclusionary lens of the accepted canon. As a result, Broad Strokes aims to incite and encourage deeper considerations and reconsiderations of the role modern art plays for contemporary women artists. Artists selected by Raquelle Azran, who also developed the exhibition title and concept.Show Preview Visit
Pen and Brush Presents… is a new reading series curated by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series seeks to support editorial curation as well as exciting new writing by established and emerging writers. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” will feature readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.
A living conversation about multiculturalism, Beauties: As Seen By Others/And Then What Is, is a interdisciplinary dance theater and new media performance event, offering an uncommon combination of live dance, aerialists and photographic composites, accompanied by original music commissioned for this project.
Read What Executive Director Janice Sands and Other Art World Influencers Are Saying About the Resurgence of Women-Only Art Shows in The New York Times this Week.
Last night's panel at the newly revamped, and stunning Pen and Brush gallery space in the Flatiron district focused on the question of whether women-only art galleries and organizations advance or impede the careers of women artists.
When painter and legendary book binder Janet C. Lewis started Pen and Brush with her sister Mary in 1893, she sent a letter to female artists and writers, asking them to form a new association in New York.
In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8th, we're pleased to introduce Janice Sands. She serves as the Executive Director of Pen + Brush, the only nonprofit organization that showcases the work of women in the literary and visual arts to a broader audience and marketplace.