Greenwich Pen Women

Greenwich Pen Women, a branch of the National League of American Pen Women, is a non-profit organization of women artists, writers, and musicians. We offer mutual support and exchange of ideas to encourage and inspire excellence in original creative work.

Deb Weir
GPW President, Deb Weir

From Our President:
Clyde W. Moonie, husband of our own Liana Moonie, passed away on August 14, 2014 from complications from an aortal aneurism. As we share Liana’s sorrow over losing her husband of 65 years, we can celebrate her dedication to Greenwich Pen Women.

Liana joined around 1990, during Carla Wallach’s presidency. Liana moved to Lake Avenue in Greenwich from Scarsdale, NY shortly after Clyde was transferred back from Latin America. Barely unpacked, Liana graciously hosted a Pen Women meeting in her new home. Film director Ron Howard’s wife, who had also just moved to Greenwich, gave the presentation. The Howard family had just relocated from Hollywood, so attendance was strong; Liana remembers there being approximately thirty to fifty people at the event. People sat in Liana's living room, library and garden room, so she was grateful to have flexible space. A social hour after the speech spilled over into the dining room as well. 

About eight years later, our organization ran into difficulty finding volunteers. The board strongly considered disbanding Greenwich Pen Women. In fact, the members met to initiate the proceedings to that effect. During the meeting to dissolve, Liana and a few others persuaded a new president to keep the branch alive. This determined core even extracted a promise from another member to take over the presidency two years hence. Liana and the rest of these dedicated women knew that Greenwich Pen Women was worth saving and that only their volunteer efforts could achieve this goal.

Liana has brought honor to our branch with her celebrated artwork (some of which inspired haiku poetry by her husband and children) and her celebration of women’s art by creating the National Association of Women Artists collection in the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in NJ. 

Annual Party
Liana Moonie

Below is a look at shows exhibiting Liana’s work this year alone:

A Current Vision
A Juried Exhibition by the National Association of Women Artists
Whistler House Museum of Art
243 Worthen St., Lowell, MA  01852
May 28 - June 28, 2014, 
Reception Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2-4 pm

25th Annual Spectrum - Sustainable Art, juried exhibition
Carriage Barn Arts Center
Wavenry Park, 681 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT  06840
March 23 - April 12, 2014, Reception Saturday, March 22, 6-8 pm

An Alternate Vision
Invitational juried show to celebrate the 125th Anniversary
of the National Association of Women Artists
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
March 20 - June 5, 2014, Reception March 20, 6-8 pm

National Association of Women Artists - Florida Chapter
       Visual Contrasts
       Coral Springs Museum of Art
       Coral Springs, FL
       December 23, 2013-January 6, 2014
       Reception December 11, 2013, 3-5pm

National Association of Women Artists - Florida Chapter
       Marco Island Center for the Arts
       Marco Island, FL
       December 16, 2013-January 30, 2014
       Reception January 6, 2014, 5:30-7pm


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Member Spotlight:
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(Photos by Kathy DiGiovanna)


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