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Monday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th, Portland, 97209

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Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 am – 1 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Kempton Hall
147 NW 19th, Portland 97209

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Handwriting experts and long time PSC members Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty will offer a free Handwriting Success Workshop. Workshop materials are provided, children accompanied by adults are welcome, and the books that Getty/Dubay have written will be available at a special discount. Come early – this is a free event and seating cannot be guaranteed. Suggested donation: canned or packaged food for Trinity Food Pantry. For more information: www.handwritingsuccess.com

The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting, (IAMPETH) will be holding its 67th Annual Convention in Portland July 11th through July 16th.

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For information about IAMPETH and the convention, visit their website at www.iampeth.com. If you are not a member and are interested in attending the convention, joining before the end of December will enhance your chance of getting a spot in the conference. Registration spots typically “sell out” quickly. If you can’t attend the convention, there will be more information coming about an Open to the Public night so you can shop with artist members, with John Neal Bookseller and visit the archives.

 

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For over 40 years, PSC has hosted its annual calligraphy retreat at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center. Menucha is located on a beautiful hundred-acre sanctuary in the Columbia River Gorge with breathtaking landscapes, steeped in a rich history dating back to Lewis and Clark.

In modern times, calligraphers, book artists, mark makers and designers of all experience levels have come to be inspired by the beautiful environs and enjoy an experience free of the pressures of day-to-day living. Our PSC retreats offer each calligrapher something very special—a space to practice, start new projects or finish old ones; a chance to enjoy three delectable homemade meals each day; and an opportunity to rest, relax, be revived, and enjoy the company and synergy of fellow artisans.

Click here for the Flyer about Menucha Retreat 2016.

Click here for the two-page PSC Menucha Retreat Scholarship Policy & Application.

Click here for the two-page PDF Registration for Menucha Retreat 2016

International Calligraphy Conference
Swannanoa, North Carolina
June 26 – July 2, 2016

www.ashowofhands2016.com

Registration opens 8/1/15 with a deposit payable by check or on the website. Check the website for all the details.
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The PSC Board of Directors will meet on February 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Childrens’ Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue in Portland. The agenda for the meeting will include a discussion of how PSC might increase its education and outreach to middle schools, high schools, college age students and young adults. All PSC members are invited to attend and participate in this discussion.

Parking at Trinity is available in the lot directly across 19th Avenue from the building or in the lot on the south side of the building.

The Portland Society for Calligraphy Board meetings are open to all members. At the meetings, the Board of Directors develops and carries out the Society’s policies and by-laws with the help of committees who report activities to the Board. While the Board reflects a diversity of calligraphic experience, everyone is devoted to the art. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, we invite you to come to the next Board meeting and help the Society grow.

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The Portland Society for Calligraphy was founded by Lloyd Reynolds and a group of his students after a long alliance with the Society for Italic Handwriting in England. We were first known as the Western American Branch of the Society for Italic Handwriting, one of the oldest calligraphy guilds in the United States.

Formed in 1969 and incorporated as a non-profit in 1973, we support Lloyd Reynolds’ vision: “Through study, understanding, and critical practice, let us promote this healthy arts and crafts movement.” PSC holds the following as its Core Values: Education, Inclusivity, Creativity, Integrity of Craft, Humility, Encouragement, Curiosity & Joy.

We offer an extensive workshop program aimed at all levels of skill. Our teachers include internationally renowned calligraphers as well as local talent. We sponsor an annual weekend retreat during the month of February at the Menucha Retreat Center in the beautiful Columbia Gorge. The Guild also exhibits members’ artwork in an annual non-juried show.
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Upcoming Events:

Be sure to stay in touch with the Portland Society for Calligraphy because we have all the latest local events always posted. 144return Here are few upcoming calligraphic and book arts events: 144return 144return 144return 144returnA Show Of Hands, the 35th International Lettering Arts Conference will be held in Swannanoa, North Carolina, June 26 - July 2, 2016. Participants will gather to study the fine art of lettering, sharpen their technical and design skills, and renew their creative spirits. Registration opens August 1, 2015. To register or learn more about A Show of Hands, use this link: www.ashowofhands.com. 144return The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting, (IAMPETH) will be holding its 67th Annual Convention in Portland July 11th through July 16th. For information about IAMPETH and the convention, visit their website at www.iampeth.com. If you are not a member and are interested in attending the convention, joining before the end of December will enhance your chance of getting a spot in the conference. Registration spots typically “sell out” quickly. If you can't attend the convention, there will be more information coming about an Open to the Public night so you can shop with artist members, with John Neal Bookseller and visit the archives.

March Meeting

18th January 2016 by Carol DuBosch

Monday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th, Portland, 97209

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Improve Your Handwriting

26th October 2015 by Carol DuBosch

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 am – 1 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Kempton Hall
147 NW 19th, Portland 97209

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Handwriting experts and long time PSC members Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty will offer a free Handwriting Success Workshop. Workshop materials are provided, children accompanied by adults are welcome, and the books that Getty/Dubay have written will be available at a special discount. Come early – this is a free event and seating cannot be guaranteed. Suggested donation: canned or packaged food for Trinity Food Pantry. For more information: www.handwritingsuccess.com

IAMPETH 2016 Convention in Portland

25th October 2015 by Carol DuBosch

The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting, (IAMPETH) will be holding its 67th Annual Convention in Portland July 11th through July 16th.

IAMPETH Portland Logo 8 inches wide copy

For information about IAMPETH and the convention, visit their website at www.iampeth.com. If you are not a member and are interested in attending the convention, joining before the end of December will enhance your chance of getting a spot in the conference. Registration spots typically “sell out” quickly. If you can’t attend the convention, there will be more information coming about an Open to the Public night so you can shop with artist members, with John Neal Bookseller and visit the archives.