In 1964, a small group of women in Sanford regularly met around a kitchen table sharing their passion of art together, critiquing each other’s work, sharing ideas, and supporting each other. This small group of artsy friends eventually became known as the Sanford Brush & Palette Club (SBPC). In the years since, the club was incorporated, became a 501-3C nonprofit organization, and grown to an organization that has reached over 100 members. Today we are continue to have a significant impact on the creative and cultural life of our city.


Remembering Our Charter Members of 1964

Mrs. Walter M. Jordan (Elsie), Founder

Mrs. Graham Kimrey, Sr. (Pauline)

Miss Maude Ferguson

Mrs. Bailey Gross (Margaret)

Miss Ruth Ellen Jordan

Mrs. C. A. Chopin (Mildred)

Mrs. Howard Peckham (Dorothy)

This project is supported by a grant from the Lee County Arts Council through the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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