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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.
Pen and Brush Literary Arts Curator Kate Angus went on a hunt for a list of women-run and women-founded presses. When she can't find one, she made her own. "It bothered me that this list—which seemed like such a fundamentally useful resource—didn’t exist yet so I decided to compile it myself. I didn’t want to exclude presses with some men on board, but I wanted to focus on places with a strong female editorial presence, either currently or historically....In that sense, I hope that this list will be a useful resource for women writers looking for places to submit their work just as much as for people who want to support presses and journals run by women."READ MORE
Women writers seeking inspiration need look no further than a Flatiron gallery that is hosting shows dedicated to celebrating the work of literary females.