• a sisterhood of talented women who are dedicated to their craft and to sharing their passion for arts with others

Founded in 1897, the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports and promotes professional women in arts, letters, music, and allied professions. 

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 15: Art All Night DC
Sept. 21: Million Mats DC 
Sept. 29: Alla Prima Oil Painting Workshop 


  • Featured Member: Barbara Durham, Pensacola Branch

    Barbara Dunham is a collage artist who translates her inspirations into mixed media. "My goal is to create with collage elements a visually elegant story that is mysterious and makes the viewer yearn to see through the layers to beneath the surface," she says.
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  • 80+ branches across country

  • 35 disciplines represented