Welcome Dawn Delikat as the new Executive Director

On behalf of the President of the Board of Directors of Pen and Brush, Nettie Thomas, and its members, I want to welcome Dawn Delikat as the new Executive Director of Pen and Brush.  There is no greater task for me and the Board. We have known Dawn for two decades. She came to us as an intern at the recommendations of two of her professors who were members of Pen and Brush.  She was in graduate school and doing Art History. Her open and sparkling personality drew us all to her and she blossomed under the direct mentoring of Janice Sands.  In most of our deliberations and meetings, Dawn was an attentive listener and an intelligent responder. She has experience as a critic, a gallerist, and an administrator.  Her knowledgeable input in most decisions we have made has led to our continued success. Dawn’s energy and sincerity along with her work ethics are assets for Pen and Brush.  She is pleasant and easy to be with at the same time her capabilities make her the perfect choice.

We are so happy to have her in this capacity because she is the best example of the advocacy we affirm; support and acknowledgement of younger women in the arts.  Welcome Dawn.

Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr, Vice President