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 at the beginning of 2015.Learn More
Read the first interviews with curators Rick Kinsel and Joni Evans 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.
Pen and Brush is fortunate enough to have Joni as part of the first group of Literary Arts Curators. In a recent conversation with Joni, she shared some important insights into the evolving literary landscape, and how authors, agents and publishers can adapt.
Rick Kinsel happens to be among the distinguished first group of Visual Arts Curators supporting the launch of Pen and Brush’s new programming. Here’s what Rick has to say about the evolving art world, his thoughts on the need for parity, what emerging and mid-career artists need to know to succeed, and more.
With the pervasiveness of gender inequality in nearly every arena, it's heartening to know that there are passionate individuals and organizations out there working hard to affect change. Nonprofit groups like VIDA: Women in Literary Arts are leading the charge, effectively "calling out" those in positions of power to give opportunities to talented women.
This month, Pen and Brush, a nonprofit that showcases work by female artists and writers, is celebrating its 120th anniversary by breaking with its past. The organization, which tries to further women’s careers by introducing their work to the public, gallery owners and curators, is changing its selection process as well as how and where the work is shown.