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.Our Vision Donate
Our new state-of-the-art facilities will accommodate the exhibition of all forms of visual arts and promote our electronic literary publications under our imprint, P&B Books. We are anticipating the first exhibition and publications later this year.Learn More
Read interviews with curators Rick Kinsel, Joni Evans, Kate Angus, and Carey Salerno in this ongoing series where our curators share their experience and perspectives on the field and their work with P+B. Learn more about the arts and literary professionals reviewing submissions for exhibtions and publications in 2015.
Celebrating 120 years with the acquisition of new space, our new facility is undergoing a complete renovation. When we open our 5,500 square foot space later this year, we will present exceptional work by women to collectors, curators, editors, agents, publishers, and the public.
Literary publishing is a notoriously cutthroat business. The industry is alarmingly subjective and there are an increasing number of books published each year, making it more difficult than ever to cut through the clutter. But if you look more closely at the numbers, the challenge of having a literary work published is particularly difficult for women.
In this exciting episode of Vagina Chronicles Podcast, we are thrilled to share an incredible opportunity with our listeners who are (or are aspiring to be) professional female artists and writers. We interviewed the Executive Director, Janice Sands, of a 120 year-old nonprofit that intends to facilitate some pretty incredible opportunities for female artists “until it’s just about the art.”
Carey shares what she has learned throughout her career in publishing and her experience as a poet and a writer. Read on for both installments of our conversation, including Carey’s thoughts on diversity, e-publishing, and challenges that exist in the industry.
It's my pleasure to share a conversation I recently had with Kate Angus. Here are some of Kate's insights into the need for publishers to support diverse voices, how the Internet has impacted the way we read, and how emerging writers can find success (hint: keep writing!).