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.” PSC holds the following as its Core Values: Education, Inclusivity, Creativity, Integrity of Craft, Humility, Encouragement, Curiosity & Joy.
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: A 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.
Kaz Tanahashi, world renowned artist, translator and peace activist will offer a talk on the Heart Sutra from a new perspective. Thursday, September 3rd, 7:30 pm at the Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple.
Kaz will teach a Zen Calligraphy Workshop on Saturday, September 5th, 10 am to 4 pm.
For more information: www.zendust.org
July 2 to August 31, 2015
Lawrence Wheeler, Anita Bigelow, Ingrid Slezak and Christine Colosurdo
Opening Reception, Thursday, July 2, 5-8 pm at the Glyph Cafe, 804 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209. August Reception, Thursday, August 6, 5-8 pm. Exhibit Hours: 8 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri; 11 am to 5 pm, Sat; closed Sunday.
PSC is delighted to host LetterFEST 2015, our version of the one-day All Oregon Calligraphy Conference, to be held on October 17, 2015 in southwest Portland, location to be announced in August.
Join us for a day of play and whimsy! When you register in early September there will be a choice of two, two-and-one-half-hour classes, a list of awesome vendors, a silent calligraphic art auction, and lunch.