Welcome to the home of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of professional women in arts, letters, and music that was founded in 1897.

The mission of the National League of American Pen Women is to support and promote creative excellence and professional standards among women in the arts.


2020 Biennial Art Submissions Digital Showcase Featured Online



While we are not yet able to come together to celebrate and view the wonderfully diverse artwork submitted to the 50th Biennial Art Show and to celebrate the winners of the 2019 Vinnie Ream Art Competition, you may now view selected Biennial artwork and the Vinnie Ream winning pieces digitally.

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NLAPW Reschedules the 50th Biennial for April-May 2021

Washington, D.C.


The 50th Biennial, originally planned for April 2020 in Washington, D.C., had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The new dates are April 30-May 2, 2021.

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