Members News

If you haven’t done so already, please review pages 4 -6 of this Fall’s The Pen Woman. There you will find complete information in the Calls for the Biennial 2024 Competition(s) in Music, Letters, and Art. [See information below.] On page 12, there is a nationwide invitation from the Santa Clara County Branch to participate in their Limerick Contest (deadline: March 17, 2024.)


Important information from National regarding the Biennial Updates:


Barbara Ehrentreu has been chosen to be one of the featured poets in the Writing on the Wall Global Magazine, Issue 3. The magazine can be found on Amazon.


Maria C. Friscia’s acrylic painting, Spring, was accepted into the Stamford Art Association Juried Exhibition “Connecting Nature and People” at the Ferguson Library. Until Jan. 18, 2024.
Maria’s acrylic painting, In the Woods, was accepted into the “Autumn Juried Show 2023” at Rowayton Art Center. Also, her oil painting “Marine Layer” was selected into SAA “Faber Birren National Award Exhibit”. Exhibit: Until Dec.  15.  


Doris MadyPurple Dusk at Twilight Time has been juried into The Mark Twain Library’s annual fundraiser and art exhibit at 439 Redding Road, Redding, CT 06896. Art Show Library Gallery Hours – Until December 10.  Mon. & Thurs.: 10am – 8pm / Tues., Wed., & Fri.: 10am – 5pm / Sat.: 10am – 5pm / Sun.: 1pm – 5pm (Closing Reception, 3pm – 5pm).  A Virtual Gallery of the Art Show will be available online from December 2-10.  

While in Manchester, Vermont, Doris has been accepted at the Southern Vermont Art Center’s annual All Member Exhibit with Earliest of Mornings and Clouds Over Killington. This show takes place until March 3, 2023. Hours: Tues. – Sun: 10am – 5pm. 860 SVAC Drive/West Road, Manchester, VT.

Shames JCC (371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown) will display her birch tree paintings, Cathedral, Dorset Birches, and Tall Birches Dec. 19 – March 2024 in their “Climate Change and Nature” exhibit. This show hopes to raise awareness about local climate change and endangered species.


Connie Newton Stancell — Last chance to see the Myth or Magic” exhibition at Perspectives Gallery, Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, South Entrance, Hamden, CT. Phone: (203) 281-6745. The show will close on January 5, 2024. The exhibition includes 5 of Connie Newton Stancell’s paintings, among them Canyon Rhythms V and Chugach diptych, 6”x96”, (see image below).


In addition, two of Connie’s paintings, Fall Poem and Untitled, will be included in Odetta Digital, Shim Art Network Aqua Miami Art Fair. The Fair dates are December 6 – 10, 2023.