Exhibition history

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018 - NAWA Gallery, NY, NY :  Paths to Knowledge (solo exhibition)                        

2018 - AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH:  Roads Taken (solo exhibition) 

2015-16 - Point Park University, Pittsburgh:  “Double Take: Visions of an Artist Couple” 

2015 - The Armory, Caruthersville, MO:  “Two Artists/Two Perspectives/One Hometown” 

2014 - McCoy Gallery, Merrimack College, Andover, MA:  “Private Lives//Public Facades”  

2011 - NAWA Gallery, NY, NY:  “Sacred Duty –Journey of an Artist”   

2008 - Eclipse Mill Gallery, N. Adams, MA: “Passing Through This World”

2004 - Wheelock College, Boston:  “One World”an artist couple explores connections 

1999 - Chase Gallery, Boston, MA:  "Trip"            

1997 - Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA:  “Tenebre Spiritual"

1995 - Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA:  “Les Voyages du Coeur” 

1990 - MJF Gallery, St. Louis, MO:  “Paintings”     

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017 - Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY:  "Mohawk-Hudson Regional Invitational " 

"           Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY:  “Made in NY” (Best in Show Award) 

2016 - Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY:  “80th Mohawk-Hudson Regional”   

“           Strathmore Center for the Arts, Bethesda, MD:  “Rising Up”   

“           Windsor Whip Works Art Center, NY:  “Artistic /Mysticism/Mystery/Spirituality”   

“           Manninen Center for the Arts, , Beverly, MA:  "Breaking Ground"  

"           Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY:  “Made in NY”   

"           Bromfield Gallery, Boston:  “Bromfield Friends Celebrate the Life of Rob Reeps” 

2014 - Wald/Kim Gallery, New York, NY:  "NAWA Annual Salon"    

“           Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA:  “Berkshire Salon”   

‘’           Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY:  “Made in NY”; featured on website   

“           Point Park University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA:  “Visions and Revelations”   

“           Morris Museum of Art, Morristown, NJ, "125th Celebration of NAWA Exhibition"   

“           HUB-Robeson Gallery, Penn State University, PA:  “Visions of the Mind” 

2013/14 - Garrison Art Center, "smallWorks Exhibition", Garrison, NY 

2013 - Lincoln Studios Gallery, Waltham, MA   

“            NAWA Online Gallery, "D.I.V.A.S./Divine Inspirational  Visual Artistic Souls"   

“            Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY 

2012 -  Lincoln Studios, Waltham, MA   

“            Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY   

“            Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery, NJ:  “HERstorically Speaking”   

“            Point Park University Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA:  “From a Different Point of View” 

2011 -  Lincoln Studios, Waltham, MA   

“            Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY:  “Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson"

“            Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA:  “Off the Wall”   

“            Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA:  “In Context:  Art of Here and Now”   

“            Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY 

2010 -  Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY:  “Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson" 

"             Lincoln Arts Project Gallery, Waltham, MA   

"            Lincoln Open Studios, Waltham, MA   

“            National Arts Club, New York, NY:  “121st NAWA Annual”   

“            Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA:  "Annual Berkshires Salon" 

2009 -  NAWA Gallery, New York, NY:  "National Small Works Exhibition"    

 "           Salmagundi Club, New York, NY:  "120 Years of National " 

 “           Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ:  “NAWA at 120”     

“            Robeson Gallery, Penn State University, PA:  “NAWA 120th Anniversary”   

“            Grasmere Historic Mansion Invitational, Rhinebeck, NY   

“            Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA:  "Annual Salon" 

2008 -  Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA:  "NAWA SALON"

"             Eclipse Mill Gallery, N. Adams, MA:  “Salon Show”   

“            Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY:  “Made in NY”   

“            NAWA Gallery, New York, NY:  "National Small Works Exhibition"    

2007 -  Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken:  "National Association of Women Artists"

2006 -  University Art Museum, Albany, NY:  “Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region” 

1999 -  Kougeas Gallery, Boston:  “Still” four painters invitational   

”            Gallery 5 North, Boston:  “Diamonds” invitational                   

1998 -  Boston Center for the Arts, "ARTcetera Auction", AIDS Action Committee Benefit (donated painting sold for highest price out of 357 artists' works)

"            Kougeas Gallery, Boston:  “Generous Artists” invitational   

”            Four Seasons, Boston:  “ARTcetera Preview” invitational                     

”            Kougeas Gallery:  “The Fine Line/The Subtle Stroke” invitational 

1997 -  Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, “Incidental Grandeur” 

”             Bromfield Gallery, Boston:  “Members’ Show ‘97” 

1996 -  International Place, Boston:  "ARTcetera Auction", AIDS Action Committee Benefit  (donated painting sold for record percentage overbid in ARTcetera’s history)    

”             Art Advisory/Boston, Quincy, MA 

1995 -  Bromfield Gallery, Boston: “Among Friends Again” invitational   

”            Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Invitational 

1993 -  Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Invitational 

1991 -  Frontenac Invitational, St. Louis, MO   

”            Junior League Invitational, St. Louis 

1990 -  Art St. Louis, curated exhibition, St. Louis 

1988/89 - Bixby Gallery, Washington U, St. Louis, “Contemporary Women Artists” 

1988 -  Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN, “41st Annual Mid-States" 

”            Gateway One Gallery, St. Louis, “Art St. Louis”   

”            Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL, “The Intimate Eye”   

”            Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN, “Realism Today”   

”            Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis, “Contemporary Art”  

1987 -  Fontbonne Gallery, St. Louis, “Collection ‘87”  

 ”           Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, “Mid-Four”   

"            St. Louis Artists’ Guild, “St. Louis Artists Today”  

”            St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Painting Exhibition 

1986 -   Arts and Education Council, St. Louis, “Art St. Louis”   

”             Hickory Street Gallery, St. Louis, “Lafayette Square Exhibition”   

”             Lotos Club, NYC, NY, “Leibovitz Prizewinners Invitational Exhibition"               

"             University of Missouri,  “Important Missouri Women Artists Traveling Exhibition”  

”             Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN, “Annual Mid-States" 

”             Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO, “36th Spiva Nine-State Annual” 

1985 -   Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN, "Annual Mid-States"   

”             Garret Gallery, St. Louis


Awards (selected)

2017 - Best in Show Award, Schweinfurth Art Center 

2014 - Award for Painting, Point Park University   

2013 - Award for Painting, HUB-Robeson Cultural Center, Penn State University 

2012 - Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award, National Association of Women Artists, NYC 

2011 - Fraida Varah Award,  Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY 

2009 - Sterling Memorial Painting Award, National Association of Women Artists, NYC 

2008 - National Small Works Award, NAWA Gallery, NYC 

2007 - Shirk Award for Painting, National Association of Women Artists, NYC 

2004 - New York Foundation for the Arts Grant 

1997 - Named to Who’s Who of American Women 

1988 - Merit Award, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

1987 - Painting Prize, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO 

1986 - Dr. Maury Leibovitz Art Award, Sponsored by the Artists’ Welfare Fund, NYC, NY 

1987 - Painting Award, Garret Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Bibliography (selected)

Susan B Apel.  Summer 18 Highlights, Pennie Brantley: Roads Taken, Woven Tale Press, September 19, 2018; Brantley images

ChrisBlog.  "Artistic Journeys into Mysticism, Mystery & Spirituality", August 10, 2016

Shaw, Kurt.  “Husband and Wife Artists Make a Statement with Works”, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 2016, Brantley images 

Williams, Christina.  “Coming Home a Success!”, Democrat Argus, Caruthersville, MO, April, 2015; Brantley Images 

Hiemer, Astrid.  “Two Artists, Two Perspectives”, Berkshire Fine Arts magazine, March, 2015;  Brantley images   

Figgins, Gary. “Coming Home”, Show Me Missouri magazine, Spring, 2015; Brantley images  Williams, Christina.  “Two Local Artists Coming Home”. Democrat-Argus, Caruthersville, MO, November, 2014; Brantley images 

Raymond, David.  “Persuading Entry”, McCoy Gallery Notes, Rogers Center for the Arts, Andover, MA, Fall, 2014;Brantley images 

--------------“Visions and Revelations”, The Point magazine, Pittsburgh, Spring, 2014, image of Brantley painting 

Shaw, Kurt.  “Exhibit Offers Unique Visions”, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April, 2014, image of Brantley painting   

Shaw, Kurt.  “Another View.  Female artists see things differently”,  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April, 2012; painting image & quote of Brantley 

Giuliano, Charles.  “Pennie Brantley at National Association of Women Artists”, Berkshire Fine Arts magazine, October, 2011; images of Brantley paintings        

Bunn, Samantha.  “Mohawk-Hudson Regional’s Juror Finds Sophisticated Work”, Albany Times Union, July, 2011; image of Brantley painting      

Sellers, Caitlin.  “Exhibition Pays Tribute to Women Artists’ History”, The Collegian, State College, Pennsylvania, April, 2009;   image of Brantley painting 

Giuliano, Charles.  “Brantley and Morgan at Eclipse Mill Gallery”, Berkshire Fine Arts magazine, August, 2008; images of Brantley paintings 

Keren, Jacqueline.  “A Subtle Nature”, Metroland, Albany, NY, August, 2006 

Valentine, Mark.  “Still Lifes, Yet Moving”, South End News, Boston, June, 1999; image of Brantley painting 

Erblund, Peter.  “Bidders at ARTcetera ’98 go over the top”, UPDATE AIDS Action Newsletter, Boston, Fall, 1998

Hayes, Tessa. “Bi-annual Boston auction raises $580,000”,The Vanguard, Boston, 11/20/98 Witkowski, Tom.  “AIDS Action art auction beats $500,000 goal”, The Tab, Boston, October 27, 1998 

Toale, Bernard.  “Interview with Pennie Brantley”, STUFF  Magazine, October, 1998; images of Brantley's work  

Bailey, Craig.  “ARTcetera raises $580K”, Bay Windows, Boston, October 22, 1998, image of Brantley painting 

Gozebekian, Leo.  “Feeding artistic souls”, The Boston Herald, October 23, 1998, image of Brantley 

Temin, Christine.  “ARTcetera to take bids on bumper crop”, The Boston Globe, October 14, 1998; image of Brantley painting 

Taylor, Christie.  “Auctioning art for AIDS”, The Tab, Boston, October 13, 1998; image of Brantley painting 

Millis, Christopher.  “Beauty on the Block”, The Boston Phoenix, October 9, 1998; image of Brantley painting  

Erblund, Peter.  “Art aids AIDS”, UPDATE AIDS Action Newsletter, Boston, Summer, 1998 

McQuaid, Cate.  “Demand for art rises – so do gallery rents”, The Boston Globe, January 1, 1998 

Millis, Christopher.  “Brantley’s classical work is both arresting, calm”, South End News, Boston, December 25, 1997;  images of two Brantley paintings 

----------“Inner Darkness/Outer Light”, South End News, Boston, December 11, 1997; image only of Brantley painting 

---------- “Inner Darkness/Outer Light”, The Boston Sunday Globe, December 7, 1997; image only 

McQuaid, Cate.  “City Lights; Italian Grandeur”, The Boston Globe, December 4, 1997; image of Brantley painting 

McQuaid, Cate.  “Grandeur: building on ideas of home”, The Boston Globe, October 15, 1997 

Millis, Christopher.  “Incidental Grandeur”, artsMEDIA magazine, Boston, October, 1997; image of Brantley painting 

Yoon-Jung Lee, Elyssa.  “BCA’s dedication to community pays off”, South End News, Boston, September 18, 1997 

Millis, Christopher.  “BCA bucks trend with quirky show”, South End News, Boston, September 11, 1997 

Meighan, Jamie.  “Powerful Introduction to the New Season of Visual Arts”, Where Boston magazine, September, 1997, image of Brantley painting 

---------“Into the Light”, South End News, Boston, August 28, 1997; image of Brantley painting 

Meehan, Carole Anne.  “Incidental Grandeur” exhibition catalogue, Boston Center for the Arts, Fall, 1997; image of  Brantley painting 

--------- “Open to the Public”, Boston Sunday Globe, South Weekly, February 25, 1996; image of  Brantley painting 

---------“Choices”, The Boston Phoenix, July 21, 1995; image of Brantley painting 

Smith, Brian.  “Elements of Place”, ART St. Louis Magazine, MO, Fall, 1994  

Porter, Jr., E.F.  “Galleries Helping Breathe Life Back Into Downtown”, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO, May 27,  1990; image of Brantley painting 

Pollack, Sydell.  “Hickory Street Show Bright”, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 28, 1986; image of Brantley painting       

Cable Television, Boston.   Pennie Brantley interview, October, 1998 

Interviewed for independent documentary film on Boston artists, November, 2010   


Professional and Art Community Activities

2014 - Panel Discussion, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, re art for historic 125th anniversary of  N.A.W.A.  

2012 - Director’s Advisory Board, future Museum of Realist Art, East Boston, MA   

“            Artist Advisory Panel, future Museum of Realist Art, East Boston, MA 

2007 - Elected to National Association of Women Artists, NYC 

1997-98 - Acquisitions Administrator, ARTcetera ’98, AIDS Action Committee, Boston, MA 

1998 - Juror, South Shore Art Center Annual Exhibition, Cohasset, MA 

1997 - Professional panel member to evaluate studio applicants, Boston Center for the Arts 

1997 - Juror, Brookline Art Society, Brookline, MA 

1996-97 - Director of Exhibitions, Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, MA          

Additionally:  organized special outreach programs such as poetry slam, artists’ gallery talks, reading by MIT poet Elizabeth Goldring, founded and coordinated first Friday gallery openings 

1995-96 - Acquisitions Committee, ARTcetera ’96, AIDS Action Committee, Boston 

1989 - Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Louis, Board of Directors 

1980’s - St. Louis Artists’ Guild – Positions Held:  

  • Board of Governors
  • Creator and Coordinator, “St. Louis Artists Today”, with curator from the St. Louis Art Museum                             
  • Curator, Janet Fish exhibit and lecture at St. Louis Art Museum                    
  • Art Section Executive Committee                    
  • Chair, Exhibition Coordinating / Programs/ Publicity/ Membership                    
  • Coordinator, Lecture and Studio Tour by Editor of American Artist Magazine                    
  • Centennial and Special Events          

1980's - Docent, ARTRAIN            

"               Juror, Soulard Mardi Gras Design Competition       

"              Contemporary Art Society, St. Louis Art Museum, Programs       

"              St. Louis Artists Coalition, Charter Member

Art Teaching Experience

2018 - GalleryTalk, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH, for NH public television

2015 - Gallery Talks, Coming Home Exhibition, the Armory, Caruthersville, MO

2014 - Gallery Talk, McCoy Gallery, Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, Andover, MA 

2014 - N.A.W.A. Panel Discussion on Women in the Arts, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

1997 - Gallery Talk for the public, Boston Center for the Arts

1997 - Gallery Talk for Danforth Museum of Art painting class, Boston Center for the Arts

1974-75 - Art Dept. Teaching Assistant/Philosophy Dept. Tutor, Penn Valley College, Kansas City