Below: Melissa Woodburn and myself at the Opening Reception for our Pen Women art exhibit at the Tiburon Town Hall on Feb 6, 2013.
“Basilisk, Orchids, Frogs” seemed to generate a lot of interest.
I belong to Golden Gate/Marin Pen Women, which is the local chapter (all visual artists) of the National League of American Pen Women. We just had an Opening Reception for our current art exhibit, “Commitment to Creativity”, at the Tiburon Town Hall (upstairs gallery). It was a lovely event, with most of our members present, lots of great food, many guests, and beautiful artwork. The exhibit will continue until March 28.
A bit of background about our organization:
The National League of American Pen Women is a
professional group of women Writers, Artists, and
Composers organized in 1897 when women were
refused admission into the (then) all-male National
Press Club in Washington DC. The League has since
grown to over 5,000 members within 200 Branches
in 32 State Associations that promote all three
Golden Gate/Marin was organized in 1972. Our
branch consists of Artist members who exhibit locally,
some winning national awards. Our diverse media
and styles produce interesting art exhibits throughout
Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma counties. We also
exhibit and participate in the American Pen Women
National Biennial Art Show.
In 2001, our branch decided to sponsor an annual
scholarship award. The $500 scholarhship is awarded
to a female high school student who intends to
continue her art studies in college.