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3 Questions Every Creative Person Must Ask

Janice Sands | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

This summer, Pen + Brush is teaming up with experts in both the visual and literary arts to bring our readers a guest blogger series focused on insigh...

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Flatiron Partnership Honors Pen and Brush to Close Out Women's History Month

Janice Sands | Posted 04.11.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

Pen and Brush In celebration of Women's History Month, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership takes a look at Pen and Brush, the only global non-profit...

A Conversation with Bina Sarkar Ellias, Founder, Editor, Designer and Publisher at International Gallerie - Part 2

Janice Sands | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

In Part 2 of this conversation, Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen and Brush, speaks with Bina Sarkar Ellias of International Gallerie about gender equity in the arts and insights for women looking to make a career in art or literature

A Conversation With Bina Sarkar Ellias, Founder, Editor, Designer and Publisher at International Gallerie - Part 1

Janice Sands | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen and Brush, sits down for a conversation with Bina Sarkar Ellias about her publication, her passion and her recent experiences in Poland and Taiwan.

You Can't Keep a Good Book Down: Finding Success in Today's Publishing Landscape

Janice Sands | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Janice Sands

In a recent conversation with Joni, she shared some important insights into the evolving literary landscape, and how authors, agents and publishers can adapt.

To Gift or Not to Gift: The Problems With the Online Marketplace for Art and Shopping for Works this Holiday Season

Janice Sands | Posted 02.23.2015 | Arts
Janice Sands

Sure, this can mean expanded opportunities for artists to earn a profit, but the costs are far-reaching. The evolving marketplace, which can resemble a one-stop, big box shop for artwork, encourages uninformed collecting practices, leading to a devaluation of the work and its meaning and merit.

How Have Fame and Fortune Shaped the Business of Being an Artist?

Janice Sands | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Janice Sands

"I think that the youngest members of our society are increasingly worried about making their way in the world, and their anxiety is shaping the way that some of them approach being an artist."

From One Non-Profit to Another: A Talk With Rick Kinsel, Executive Director of the Vilcek Foundation

Janice Sands | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Janice Sands

As the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to creating a platform for women in the arts, I am always interested in hearing the experiences and insights of peers who are working toward similar goals.

3 Things That Young Women Need to Remember About Feminism

Janice Sands | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

Here are three reasons why feminism doesn't resonate for some women, and a few reminders that address the misconceptions at the core of the issue.

When it Comes to Leveling the Playing Field for Women Writers, VIDA Reminds us that Women are Not Alone

Janice Sands | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

With the pervasiveness of gender inequality in nearly every arena, it's heartening to know that there are passionate individuals and organizations out there working hard to affect change.

Women Artists Who Broke the Mold

Janice Sands | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

As March -- Women's History Month -- comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on those women artists in the past who have paved the way for women artists today, challenging fiercely held stereotypes and creating great art.

From the Boardroom to the Gallery, Women Shut Out

Janice Sands | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

In Gagosian Gallery's new exhibition, "The Show Is Over," of the 35 artists featured, just one is female; a staggering reminder of how much work there is left to be done in furthering gender equity within the arts.

Fearless Female Artists Find A Home

Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts

We love few things in this world more than supporting creative women -- speaking of, have you checked out our Female Artist page lately? So our heart...