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.

Recent Events

Note from our President:

President, Deb Weir

Our unstoppable members keep producing wonderful work and getting recognized for their contributions. This month we take special pride in the accomplishments of our artists.

Congratulations to our member artists whose work was accepted into the members only juried show of the Art Society of Old Greenwich. They are Catherine Stahl, Libby Collins, Catherine Lepoutre, and Margaret Esmé Simon.

Special congratulations to the winners: Catherine Stahl for her work, “Raindrops,” watercolor, first prize; “River Dancing,” watercolor, second prize; "Sunset,” oil on copper, third prize; and Libby Collins for “Sentinel,” black and white photograph, honorable mention.

The well-attended opening and reception was held on July 23 when the winners were announced. 

Catherine Stahl in front of her prizewinning oil on copper, “Sunset," with her grandchildren, Chad, age 9, and Anna, age 10

Libby Collins with her prizewinning black and white photograph, “Sentinel”

Catherine Lepoutre with her entry, “Underwater Frolic.”

Margaret Esmé Simon’s entries, "A Splash of Red” and "Bronx Water Lilies”

Photos of the show, artists with their works, courtesy of Kathy DiGiovanna.
Photos of Margaret Esmé Simon’s work, courtesy of the artist.

The show, “Splash!” extends through August 13 in the Flinn Gallery, second floor of the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Gallery hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 a.m--5:00 p.m. Thursday, 10:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00--5:00 p.m.

On another happy note, many GPW members took advantage of a beautiful summer day and participated in the first ever “Meet Up,” the “spontaneous” gathering at the NEW Whitney Museum near the High Line on Wednesday, July 15. Here’s hoping this is just the first of many more fun Meet Ups.

left to right, Karen Heffner, Catherine Stahl,
Marcia Clay Hamilton, Deb Weir, and Lucy Hedrick


Sadly, I must end on a sad note. On July 4, Norman Hoberman, husband of our sister member, Mary Ann Hoberman, died from injuries sustained in a fall.  Mary Ann and Norman were married in 1951 and have two daughters, Diane Louie and Meg Hoberman, and two sons, Perry Hoberman and Chuck Hoberman. The family inlcudes six grandchildren. I am including the link to the Greenwich Time obituary. I know you join me in offering our sincerest and hearfelt sympathies to Mary Ann, children, and their families.

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