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.
November Member Meeting
PSC LOGO Design Contest
Portland Society for Calligraphy needs a new look and we want to give our members the opportunity to get involved! We encourage you to participate in a contest for a new logo. Not only will the creator of the selected design have the pride of seeing their artwork represent our guild in the form of printed and digital media, but they will also be awarded an honorarium of $500 in the form of a check. You may enter more than one design, but each design must adhere to the submission criteria.
Deadline to submit is November 15.