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Looking Forward to the 50th Biennial April 29 May 1, ‘22

 By Sheila M. Byrnes, Biennial Chair and First Vice President

I hope you and your families have all stayed as safe and well as possible over the past crazy year! Our NLAPW Biennial Committee is still active and looking forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. in April 2022.

As D.C. continues to reopen and lift restrictions, we are planning for a full in-person event and look forward to gathering together again. Any health and safety precautions required by D.C. and the hotel at that time will be implemented for the wellbeing of our members and guests.

We have many great speakers planned for our events. Friday and Sunday programs will take place at The Darcy, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW. The Biennial Music Awards and Program, a reception hosted by the Central New York and D.C. branches, and the Biennial Art Exhibit will take place Saturday at the Pen Arts Building, 1300 17th Street NW, a short walk from The Darcy.

Due to increased costs, the Biennial fees have risen slightly. (There will not be an increase for 2020 registered members who rolled their registration over to the 2022 Biennial.) We have tried to offer the most reasonable prices possible. The registration and catering fees represent the costs of events.

The Darcy is working on its new menus, which will not be available until January. Once we have this information from the venue, the Biennial registration chair and I will contact registered members to ask their menu choices. If you did not roll over your 2020 registration, a registration form can be found on page 7.

Winners of the 2019 and 2021 Vinnie Ream contests will be honored at the Vinnie Ream Banquet. Winners of the 2020 and 2022 Art, Letters, and Music Biennial Competitions will be honored at the Art Luncheon, Letters Luncheon, and Music Performance.

The Darcy has agreed to keep the same group guest-room rate of $178 plus taxes. If you are interested in extending your time in D.C., the hotel has agreed to extend our group room-rate to three days prior to and three days after the Biennial, as long as space is available. To register, go to (the link will redirect to The Darcy registration page).

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View the Virtual Show of 50th Biennial Art Competition Entries