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February 19-22, 2015

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Menucha Retreat Center in Corbett, Oregon is a magical place where you spend the weekend inspired by creative energy and kindred spirits.

Arrive on Thursday OR Friday afternoon for a retreat that extends to Sunday afternoon.

To Register for the Retreat, download the PDF, print and mail. Partial scholarships are available, request an application.

Click HERE for the PDF Registration Form and Information Page about Menucha Retreat 2015.

Click HERE for the PDF Scholarship Application for Menucha.

Monday, January 12, 7:00 pm

New Location
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Street Portland, OR 97209

MODERN MEDIEVALS: A Demonstration of Illuminated Letters by Christi Payne V
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January’s meeting will feature a demonstration of hand-drawn versals decorated in traditional medieval styles. Christi will give a short lecture (a chance to take notes) and then settle in to making initials for attendees (a chance to ask questions and observe).

Christi Payne is a PSC member, a book designer, and has studied medieval illumination for over 20 years, after a workshop with Mark Van Stone ignited the passion. One of her favorite tasks is to sit with an illuminated manuscript and study the letters that decorate the pages, copying them to learn how they were done. She has demonstrated at The San Francisco Antiquarian Book Fair many times, as well as the Oregon State Fair and most recently at the Multnomah County Library’s 150th Birthday Party.

The Spring 2015 PSC Member’s Exhibit will be held at the Multnomah Art Center Gallery during the month of April 2015. Members are invited to exhibit artwork inspired by the theme of “play”: play on words, playful manipulation of letterforms, play with materials, poems, quotes or quips on play.

The calligraphic artworks, which can include broadsides as well as books, will be exhibited at the Center Gallery at the Multnomah Arts Center April 3-28, 2015.

Click here for the PDF of Guidelines and Entry Form for the show.

inkworks-postcard-1-1PSC member Diane Flack has a show of her work in the Streff Gallery at Marylhurst University during November and December. This show includes block prints, acrylics, small artist books, hand-made leather books and cards perfect for Christmas gifts. Streff Gallery hours are M-Th 8:30 am – 10 pm; Fri & Sat 8:30 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 7 pm.

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Portland Society for Calligraphy Member Exhibit 2014

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.

EXHIBIT DATES

Dec 2-31: Salem Central Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR , Tues -Thurs: 10 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat: 10 am-6 pm.

January 20, 2015, 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.

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Free Handwriting Success Workshop
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, Kempton Hall

Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay present this workshop to teach you everything you need to know about Italic Handwriting. Workshop materials are provided, children may accompany parents, and books will be available at discount. For more information: www.handwritingsuccess.com

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Welcome!

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.
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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 144returnThe 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.

Menucha Retreat 2015

30th September 2014 by Carol DuBosch

February 19-22, 2015

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Menucha Retreat Center in Corbett, Oregon is a magical place where you spend the weekend inspired by creative energy and kindred spirits.

Arrive on Thursday OR Friday afternoon for a retreat that extends to Sunday afternoon.

To Register for the Retreat, download the PDF, print and mail. Partial scholarships are available, request an application.

Click HERE for the PDF Registration Form and Information Page about Menucha Retreat 2015.

Click HERE for the PDF Scholarship Application for Menucha.

January Meeting

12th February 2014 by Carol DuBosch

Monday, January 12, 7:00 pm

New Location
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Street Portland, OR 97209

MODERN MEDIEVALS: A Demonstration of Illuminated Letters by Christi Payne V
V
January’s meeting will feature a demonstration of hand-drawn versals decorated in traditional medieval styles. Christi will give a short lecture (a chance to take notes) and then settle in to making initials for attendees (a chance to ask questions and observe).

Christi Payne is a PSC member, a book designer, and has studied medieval illumination for over 20 years, after a workshop with Mark Van Stone ignited the passion. One of her favorite tasks is to sit with an illuminated manuscript and study the letters that decorate the pages, copying them to learn how they were done. She has demonstrated at The San Francisco Antiquarian Book Fair many times, as well as the Oregon State Fair and most recently at the Multnomah County Library’s 150th Birthday Party.

PLAY!: Whimsical Words & Calligraphic Capers

11th February 2014 by Carol DuBosch

The Spring 2015 PSC Member’s Exhibit will be held at the Multnomah Art Center Gallery during the month of April 2015. Members are invited to exhibit artwork inspired by the theme of “play”: play on words, playful manipulation of letterforms, play with materials, poems, quotes or quips on play.

The calligraphic artworks, which can include broadsides as well as books, will be exhibited at the Center Gallery at the Multnomah Arts Center April 3-28, 2015.

Click here for the PDF of Guidelines and Entry Form for the show.