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: 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.
Monday, Dec 8, 7:00 pm NEW Location
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Street
Portland, OR 97209
Love calligraphy, art, books, history? The study of EX LIBRIS (bookplates), miniature fine art prints designed to declare book ownership, has it all. Join us for JoAnn Pari-Mueller’s presentation of beautiful examples from the 1700′s to the present and learn to tell your etching and engraving from your woodcut, lithograph, and serigraph. Attendees will be eligible for a drawing for several nice ex libris donated by JoAnn.
JoAnn Pari-Mueller is a PSC member, a retired RN, a watercolorist, a sustainer docent at the Portland Art Museum, and an avid collector of fine art prints. She has mounted several exhibits and given numerous public talks on ex libris and traveled the world to meet with other artists and collectors.
PSC 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.
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.
Dec 2-31: Salem Central Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR , Tues -Thurs: 10 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat: 10 am-6 pm.