Current Member News

Barbara Ehrentreu’s poem: A Walk Down The Paths Of My Memories has received Best Poem at Action on Film Megafest held last August in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will receive a certificate for this achievement. To read it, please click here for a PDF.

Members’ Handbook:
The updated 2019-20 Handbook is now available.

Calendar Changes:

The next Arts meeting will be held at the Cos Cob Library Meeting Room on Wednesday, February 12 from 1 – 3 PM. Please note the time change. You are free to brown bag a lunch. Any interested member or potential member may attend. Anyone having questions may email

Thursday, February 6 at 12:30 PM: Pop-up visit to “An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial,” Greenwich Historical Society. Meet at the admission area at 12:30 PM.

Maria C. Friscia and Doris Mady have had paintings accepted into the “Winter Wonderland” juried show with the Stamford Art Association at the Ferguson Library in Stamford.  The exhibit runs until April 16.  Maria’s acrylic paintings are titled Glacier and Winter Serenity I and Doris’ oil painting is titled Spring Thaw. Hours: Mon - Thurs: 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun: 1 - 5 PM.

Glacier and Winter Serenity I by Maria C. FrisciaGlacier and Winter Serenity I by Maria C. Friscia

Spring Thaw by Doris Mady

Lynn Garelick will conduct a docent tour at the Bruce Museum on Friday, February 14 at 12:30 PM. She will cover the latest shows:  Collecting Reimagined:  A 2D Curiosity Cabinet On the Edge of the World:  Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK – the National Gallery of Denmark Under the Skin:  Newly opened science exhibition highlights recent scientific discoveries via remarkable imagery and specimens.

Ellen Hackl Fagan's work is included in two curated exhibitions in February: one in Melbourne, Australia called “Paint vs Colour @ Five Walls”: Five Walls Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. The second exhibit, “The Center Cannot Hold”: Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, New York (between Orchard and Ludlow Streets), Phone: (931) 410-0020.

Ellen Fagan Blues Bottled and Seeking The Sound of Cobalt Blue 9 by Ellen Hackl Fagan

Doris Mady
has 31 paintings on display at her one-woman show at ucbc, 980 Post Road, Darien. They are on display until April 1. Hours: Mon - Sat: 6 AM - 3 PM, Sun: 6 AM - 2 PM. Artist Reception: Sunday, Feb. 16, from 5 - 7 PM.

Doris Mady's paintingsMeadow Symphony, Mountain Magic, Seven Flowers and Sand & Surf by Doris Mady

Margaret Esmé Simon had her pastel Symphony in Yellow juried into the Small Works show at the National Association of Women Artists. Submissions were open to members and non-members. The show will run from February 5 - 26. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, February 13, from 5 - 7 PM. The NAWA gallery is located at 315 West 39 St. in Suite 508. Normal gallery hours are: Tues - Fri 10 AM – 5 PM. 

Symphony In Yellow by Margaret Esmé Simon

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a beloved Pen Woman, Ban White. Our heartfelt wishes go to her friends and family.


A NEW Feature for our Newsletter:

Hint of the Month

Is there an artist who hasn’t had the issue of transporting several wet paintings at once? Here’s something I “invented” for transporting my wet canvases. It’s cheap, easy, and generally won’t mar your wet paintings.

  1. At the hardware store, get the plugs that you put on electric sockets to prevent children from putting their fingers into the sockets or drafts from entering a room. (The thinner the prongs, the better.)
  2. Place 4 plugs between your canvases or panels. Wet side to wet side. (It’s best if the canvases are similar sizes. I’ve yet to try merging different size canvases).
  3. Use masking tape to secure the plugs in position.
    Repeat Steps 1-3 for multiple layers of plugs and canvases.
Doris Mady's Hint for transporting wet paintingsThis hint comes from Doris Mady.

We welcome your hints.
Let’s make Hint of the Month a regular item in the Greenwich Pen Women Blog!

Doris Mady's paintings