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.

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.

Joining the society

Becoming a member of your local calligraphy guild is a great way to find friends, mentors, and professional contacts. Our guild contains some of the area’s most notable and accomplished scribes, as well as a number of newcomers looking to dip their pen for the first time. 

We encourage you and your friends to come and visit us during one of our regular monthly meetings (September-June), and see what all the fuss is about. When you arrive, make sure to tell someone it’s your first time visiting and we’ll be sure to make you feel right at home.

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Membership

Upcoming Events

June Member Meeting
Colored Pencil Meets Decorated Letter
Monday, June 11 • 6:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
 
Colored pencil artist and calligrapher Ellen White will lead us in a hands-on program with tips and tricks for the use of colored pencils as we explore decorated letters
 

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Portland Society for Calligraphy, along with the Oregon Society of Artists, is pleased to announce a non-juried joint show running from July 8th – 31st at OSA.

The theme is “Text and Texture”, so start getting those pen nibs wet and your creativity flowing.

Intent to Exhibit deadline: Sunday, July 1
Reception: Sunday, July 8, 1:00–3:00 pm
 

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Upcoming Workshops
PSC proudly presents Annie Cicale and her workshop:
Modernizing Historical Hands: Uncial with Annie Cicale
 
Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th, 2018
 

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