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.”
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.
Be sure to stay in touch with the Portland Society for Calligraphy because we have all the latest local events always posted. Here are few upcoming calligraphic and book arts events: All Oregon Calligraphy Conference 2014 will be held Saturday, October 4 at the River Life Resort in Harrisburg, OR. The featured speaker will be Kristen Doty speaking about "The Creative Process." For more details use this link. www.valleycalligraphyguild.com The Passionate Pen, the 34th International Lettering Arts Conference will be held in Rohnert Park, California, July 25-August 1, 2015. Participants will gather to study the fine art of lettering, sharpen their technical and design skills, and renew their creative spirits. Registration opens July 25, 2014. To register or learn more about The Passionate Pen, use this link: www.the passionate pen.org.
The Portland Society for Calligraphy is pleased to announce The William Stafford Calligraphy Project. Members are invited to create an artwork as part of a yearlong celebration of the centennial of Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford.
Sept 27 – Nov 9: Collins Gallery, Multnomah Public Library, 801 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, Mon: 10 am – 8 pm; Tue & Wed: 12 noon – 8 pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm; Sun: 10 am – 5 pm. Reception for artists: Sept 28, 2-4 pm.
Dec 2-31: Salem Central Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR , Tues -Thurs: 10 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat: 10 am-6 pm.
Monday, October 13, 7:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Street
Portland, OR 97209
Our October meeting will be an evening of hands-on paper projects with a Thanksgiving theme. Nancy Pickett and Heather Barton will be presenting a new twist on a flag book, a quick gift bag made from a single sheet of cardstock, a clever card, and meander books…all ready for your own calligraphy/embellishments.
Supply List for October PSC meeting
Pencil, Ruler, Scissors, Glue stick, Bone folder, Score tool, Micron Pigma pen (or small black marker for writing), Scotch tape, Pushpin, Hole punch – regular, only if you have one. OPTIONAL: Fall embellishments: stamps, leaf punch, etc.
September 16, 10:00 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
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.