Current Member News

Leslee Asch, co-curator of Looking Forward, Looking Back, which was recently showcased at the Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library has also co-written about the show. Her article “90 Artful Years” appears in Venu Magazine, Issue 40. You can read this interesting article by clicking image below.

Maria Friscia
had her painting, Summer Breeze, at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s show from Sept. 20 – Oct. 28 in their “The Loft Artists Then and Now: 40 Years of Art” exhibition. Twilight won 3rd Place in acrylic, ASOG Autumn Members Show, Garden Education Center, Cos Cob.

Summer Breeze (left) and (right) Twilight, both by Maria Friscia.

Sarah Darer Littman’s sixteenth novel, Anything But Okay made its debut on October 9th from Scholastic Press. Barrett Bookstore in Darien hosted the launch party for the book on October 25th. The Greenwich Time wrote an article about the inspiration for the book.

Doris Mady’s painting Spring Thaw received Honorable Mention at the Autumn Juried Show at Rowayton Arts Center this past October. Her painting, It Will Pass won 1st Place, Oils, at the 62nd Beaux-Arts exhibition held at the White Plains Woman’s Club.

Spring Thaw (Left) and It Will Pass (Right) by Doris Mady

On September 27th, Greenwich Pen Women enjoyed a wonderful time at Barnes & Noble and the Capital Grille, Stamford for the launch of Jean P. Moore’s sensitive new novel, Tilda’s Promise.

Jean P. Moore

Connie Newton Stancell's painting, Amaryllis I, was included in the 129th Annual Members' Exhibition of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. at 195 Chrystie Street, South Gallery, New York City. The exhibition was open from October 6 – 18, 2018. 

Amaryllis I by Connie Newton Stancell

Add to Your Calendar:

The Greenwich Arts Council has asked the Greenwich Pen Women to lead a discussion on creativity based on the Greenwich Reads Together book Code Girls. This will be held at the Greenwich Arts Council meeting room on November 15 from 6 - 8 pm. The discussion will explore:

   - What is creativity? 
   - Were the Code Girls creative? 
   - How women's creativity is too often challenged and written out of history.

We are looking forward to a lively discussion about the nature of creativity.
Please join us. This program is also the first day the Bendheim show "Creative Women" will be open to the public.

Reception for the Bendheim show will be Sunday, November 18 from 2 - 4 pm in the Greenwich Arts Council meeting room.

~ ~ It is never too late to extend great thanks to Barbara O’Shea and Margaret Esme Simon who have been Co-Chairing the many tasks required for the Creative Women exhibit at the Bendheim to be a success. We also would like to extend kudos to Kathy DiGiovanna, Karen Heffner, Lee Paine, and Catherine Stahl. Great work, ladies!  ~ ~

Maria Fiscia’s painting has been accepted into the Stamford Art Association juried show, “Fall Fantasy” at the Ferguson Library. On view until Jan. 17, 2019. It is called Early Fall.

Early Fall by Maria Friscia

Doris Mady’s 6” x 6” Yellow Boat was juried into the “Inside Small” art show at The Outside In Gallery, 249 Ferdon Avenue, Piermont, NY. The opening reception is Sunday, November 25th, 2 - 5 pm. The show runs until Dec. 16th.

Yellow Boat by Doris Mady

Margaret Esme Simon has three paintings in the “Deconstruction” show at the Bendheim Gallery. Green Martini, Orange Martini, and Yellow Martini are up until November 7. The show is part of the “Arts Alive” event of the Greenwich Arts Council which was on October 11. The theme of the show, "Deconstruction", is to reimage familiar objects differently. The gallery is located on the 2nd Floor of 299 Greenwich Avenue and is open Mon-Fri: 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday: Noon - 4 pm.

Green Martini, Orange Martini, and Yellow Martini by Margaret Esme Simon


December Quote and Art: Has been selected.
January Quote and Art: The following bit of prose will need a visual.
Please send your selections to

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup pf kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
---- Robert Burns