The Arts have the capacity to inspire, to provoke empathy, and to spark a revolution. We at Pen + Brush have always believed these truths – through more than a century of national and international conflict, and periods of deep social change. Pen + Brush is committed to redoubling our efforts to keep the arts accessible and free from actions that limit, restrict or perpetuate the lack of gender equity and diversity for artists and writers.Our Vision Donate
Pen and Brush is proud to present a large-scale solo exhibition of Michela Martello’s inspiring body of work. The exhibition title embodies the artist’s vision and is an intentional play on the empowering phrase the “Future is Female”, with the role of Goddess signifying a transformative rise in feminine power in response to our current era political and social era of uncertainty. For Future is Goddess the artist painted a site-specific graffiti mural on the gallery wall that features three goddesses representing a mixing of cultural backgrounds, to which viewers are invited to interact by tagging.Learn More Visit
Stay tuned for details on our Graffiti Summer Vacation this June and July. Come in and add to the art and writing on our gallery walls! We will hold a series of writing workshops with Marissa Anne Ayala and graffiti workshops for kids lead by two of our artists, Michela Martello and Josephine Barreiro.Upcoming Events
After 122 years of supporting women's literature in New York, Pen and Brush has launched an in-house writing circle. We bring women's writing to the world by bringing the world's editors to them, and now we want to bring you into our cozy new space for the time and community your project deserves.
P+B hosts the Mayapple Center for Arts and Humanities for an open house with faculty, board members, and alumni. Join us for some great poetry, refreshments, and more information about Mayapple's upcoming summer program at Sarah Lawrence.
NY1 Reporter Stephanie Simon includes Pen + Brush's current exhibit, Future Is Goddess, in "Your Weekend Starts Now". A segment that features her top picks for great things to do in NYC.
NYC-Arts is re-airing our profile segment that highlighted the mission and vibrancy of Pen + Brush, with interviews featuring Executive Director Janice Sands and Pen + Brush artist Josephine Barreiro. This was a milestone moment for the organization in many ways.
Michela Martello’s “Future is Goddess” show is in line with the feminist cause espoused at the fantastic Flatiron space occupied by Pen + Brush on 22nd Street.
Michela Martello: Future is Goddess included in Artnet News list of recommended exhibitions.