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Monday, May 9th, 7 PM
Trinity Cathedral, Morrison Room
147 NW 19th, Portland 97209

Gregory MacNaughton, Marianne Nelson, Inga Dubay

The Critical Practice Institute (CPI) is a program of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College. The CPI began as a professional development opportunity for Portland Public School teachers to integrate art and art history lessons into their curriculum. Since 2013, in partnership with Inga Dubay and the Portland Society for Calligraphy, the CPI has focused exclusively on letter arts; Italic handwriting, calligraphy, typography and paleography.

Join us for a year-end recap of the activities of the CPI during the 2015-2016 academic year as well as a discussion of how PSC members can become involved in the future.

Call For Entries

The non-juried PSC Member Exhibit will be held at the Justice Center in Portland from August 1-27, 2016. The artwork will be displayed in 3 large outside windows on SW Madison Street between 2nd & 3rd. Members may submit 3 pieces of calligraphic work (broadsides as well as books), both recent and older work is welcome. This is a chance to share calligraphy with a much wider world as the exhibit can be seen easily by pedestrians in the central city area.

Download the 4-page PDF PSC – Justice Center exhibit summary for all the information, guidelines, entry forms and display labels. Entry forms are due June 15th. The work must be delivered by July 15th.

 

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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.

 

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 May 24th 10:00 am – 12:00 noon 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.

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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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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.

May Meeting-Calligraphy for Kids

28th April 2016 by Carol DuBosch

Monday, May 9th, 7 PM
Trinity Cathedral, Morrison Room
147 NW 19th, Portland 97209

Gregory MacNaughton, Marianne Nelson, Inga Dubay

The Critical Practice Institute (CPI) is a program of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College. The CPI began as a professional development opportunity for Portland Public School teachers to integrate art and art history lessons into their curriculum. Since 2013, in partnership with Inga Dubay and the Portland Society for Calligraphy, the CPI has focused exclusively on letter arts; Italic handwriting, calligraphy, typography and paleography.

Join us for a year-end recap of the activities of the CPI during the 2015-2016 academic year as well as a discussion of how PSC members can become involved in the future.

PSC Member Exhibition

13th April 2016 by Carol DuBosch

Call For Entries

The non-juried PSC Member Exhibit will be held at the Justice Center in Portland from August 1-27, 2016. The artwork will be displayed in 3 large outside windows on SW Madison Street between 2nd & 3rd. Members may submit 3 pieces of calligraphic work (broadsides as well as books), both recent and older work is welcome. This is a chance to share calligraphy with a much wider world as the exhibit can be seen easily by pedestrians in the central city area.

Download the 4-page PDF PSC – Justice Center exhibit summary for all the information, guidelines, entry forms and display labels. Entry forms are due June 15th. The work must be delivered by July 15th.

 

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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.