A Citation from New York City

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed “Pen and Brush Day” on October 23, 2005. He cited the organization’s history and contributions “in a city that is both the artistic capital of the world and a bastion of opportunity” as cause for recognition: “Pen and Brush’s initial vitality shows no sign of waning. Every season, its galleries host numerous exhibitions, workshops, forums, discussions, concerts, recitals, and readings.” Bloomberg quoted Pen and Brush Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marianne Moore, “Beauty is everlasting / and dust is for a time,” concluding that, “For 110 years, Pen and Brush has helped female artists and writers express themselves through enduring works of art.”