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An opportunity for the general public to experience a wide range of calligraphic styles is happening at the Justice Center Window Gallery in downtown Portland, March 1-28. Over 60 pieces of calligraphic artwork, by 41 PSC calligraphers are on display in gallery windows that are lighted 24 hours a day.The Justice Center is on 3rd Avenue between Main and Madison. Invite a friend and stroll down Madison towards 2nd Avenue. This is where the Hawthorne Bridge connects with downtown and walkers and runners access the waterfront. Come and enjoy!

 

Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm

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

Gold Leaf Gilding with Carol DuBosch

SforPSCCarol DuBosch will demonstrate Raised Gold Leaf Gilding, using 23K gold leaf and Instacoll as a base. Carol will show the materials, and give a step-by-step explanation of the entire process of creating an image that is raised and gilded with gold leaf.

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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.

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May 1 & 2, Edmonds, Washington
A Festival for Calligraphers & Lettering Artists.

Carol DuBosch will be the Keynote Speaker on Friday evening, May 1st. Saturday, May 2nd is a full day of three 2-hour classes. All skill levels welcome. For class list and registration use this link: www.writeoncalligraphers.org

March 17, 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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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. 144return   "Focus On Book Arts" Conference in Forest Grove, Oregon, June 24-28, 2015 begins registration for classes on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Check the website for all the details: www.focusonbookarts.org

Justice Center Show of Calligraphy

2nd March 2015 by Carol DuBosch

An opportunity for the general public to experience a wide range of calligraphic styles is happening at the Justice Center Window Gallery in downtown Portland, March 1-28. Over 60 pieces of calligraphic artwork, by 41 PSC calligraphers are on display in gallery windows that are lighted 24 hours a day.The Justice Center is on 3rd Avenue between Main and Madison. Invite a friend and stroll down Madison towards 2nd Avenue. This is where the Hawthorne Bridge connects with downtown and walkers and runners access the waterfront. Come and enjoy!

 

March Meeting

17th January 2015 by Carol DuBosch

Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm

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

Gold Leaf Gilding with Carol DuBosch

SforPSCCarol DuBosch will demonstrate Raised Gold Leaf Gilding, using 23K gold leaf and Instacoll as a base. Carol will show the materials, and give a step-by-step explanation of the entire process of creating an image that is raised and gilded with gold leaf.

PLAY!: Whimsical Words & Calligraphic Capers

29th September 2014 by Carol DuBosch

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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.