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March 2022

A book illustrated by Evangelia Phillipidis, who shared it along with many other wonderful images and talked about her life, work, and process at our March meeting.
March Meeting with Evangelia Phillipidis 
For our March 1 meeting, we met at the Columbus Metropolitan Library where our guest speaker was Arts Member, Evangelia Phillipidis.  She gave a wonderful talk and showed us her award winning illustrations.  Then we had a general meeting where we discussed the results of our survey, a call for volunteers to serve on our board and committees, upcoming events, and supcoming events from our members.

See below for more highlights and information from our meeting.

Many thanks to Evangelia for her sharing her fascinating story and art with all of us!

Next Meeting: April 5, 2022

Karin Dahl, artist & writer- When Jazz Interprets Abstract Art 
Columbus Public Library Main Branch

Karin Dahl, a nationally acclaimed artist and Professor Emeritus in writing from OSU, will discuss her latest project of jazz paintings (combining art and music to enhance meaning).  Learn more about Karin and her work at
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Columbus Metropolitan Library
96 South Grant Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Parking in underground lot. Take ticket with you and pay on
first floor before leaving.
The Results are in!

Here Ye, Here Ye!
We are currently looking for a number of volunteers to fill the positions of Co-President, Vice President, Secretary, as well as committee members for Programming, Special Programming, and Hospitality.  A nominating committee may be contacting you soon to ask for your help and support.  Please consider giving your time and assistance to keep our Branch thriving.
Mark Your Calendars:
  • February 22- April 9, 2022  Pen Women Riffe Gallery Lobby Show:  The Riffe Gallery is located at 77 South High St., Columbus, OH 43215.  The building is open 9AM-5PM Mon.-Fri.  The Riffe Gallery is also presenting Quilt National: The Best of Contemporary Quilts from Jan. 29- April 8.  The galleries' hours are Wed.-Fri. 12-5PM.
  • April 5- April Meeting with guest speaker, Karin Dahl, at the Columbus Metropolitan Library- 1-3PM
  • April 28 -May 3, 2022 NLAPW Biennial  Hosted by the Darcy, 1515 Rhode Island Ave.NW, Washington, DC Registration on website or in the Pen Women Magazine. 
  • May 3- May Meeting with Arts and Letters Member, Ann Alaia Woods at the Whetstone Library- 1-3PM
  • June 7- Annual Luncheon and Show and Tell at Rocky Fork Country Club- 11:3AM-2PM
Member News
Evangelia Phillipidis and Bev Goldie have work accepted in the Ohio Artist 2022 Juried Exhibition at the Carnegie Gallery at the Columbus Metropolitan Library until March 31.

Dawn Petrill and Robie Benve have work included in a Dublin Art League Group Show at the 1st Merchant Bank in Grandview OH. until March 30.  They also have work included in the Dayton Society of Artists Spring Juried Show until April 9.

Veena Bansal and Robie Benve have work displayed in the 16th Anniversary Group Show at the Marcia Evans Gallery in the Short North through March 28.

Jennifer Hambrick,Poet Jennifer Hambrick presented her poem “If this were heaven if this were Earth” in the Feb. 6 concert of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra at Worthington’s McConnell Arts Center. The poem is the second of three poems Hambrick has written on commission from the Johnstone Fund for New Music for the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra’s 2021-22 season.  Hambrick will present the third poem in the cycle, “Dog Park Galaxy,” with the orchestra on Sun, May 1 at 3 p.m. at the McConnell Arts Center.  Hambrick also recently received Pushcart Prize nominations for her poems “Seed” and “What I Would Tell My Daughter about Blood,” a Best of the Net nomination for her poem “the water never scared me but the boys,” and a Best Small Fictions nomination for “Under Wraps,” from her acclaimed haibun collection Joyride (Red Moon Press).

Peg Hanna's poem, "In Her Mirror" won 2nd place in the Vinnie Ream competition at the National Level of NLAPW.

Joni Meeker Joni's work will be displayed along with The Central Ohio Watercolor Society Spring Show at the Westerville Recreation Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave from Feb 27-Mar 31. 

Jane Flewellen, Evangelia Phillipiddis, Jane Flewellenand Anita Burgess have work accepted into the Bryn Du Art Show in Granville, OH until March 26, 2022.  The Bryn Du Mansion is located at 537 Jones Rd., Granville, OH 43023. 

Anita Burgess and Bev Goldie have work accepted in the National Juried Art Competion for the 2022 NLAPW Biennial.

**Please send all news items to Dawn Petrill at by the end of the 1st week of the month to be included in the newsletter.**

Have A Happy St. Patrick's Day!! 

Hope to see you soon!!
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