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.
April 2-30: Streff Gallery, Marylhurst University Schoen Library, 17600 Pacific Hwy, Marylhurst, OR 97036 (Please review Schoen Library’s schedule changes before planning a visit) Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 8:30 am – 10 pm; Fri & Sat: 8:30 am – 5 pm; Sun: 11 am – 7 pm. Reception for artists: April 3, 6:30-8:30 pm
May 7 – June 4: Estacada Public Library, 825 NW Wade St, Estacada, OR 97023, Mon – Thurs: 10 am – 7 pm; Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun: 11 am – 5 pm.
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.
August 19, 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.