General Information:

Portland Society for Calligraphy
P.O. Box 4621
Portland, Oregon 97208

Workshop Related Correspondence:

P.O. Box 4054
Portland, Oregon 97208

Board of Directors

The annually elected Board of Directors is responsible for developing and carrying out Guild policies as well as leading the committees of volunteers that prepare Guild activities. Many board members are relatively new to calligraphy, but devoted in their interest.

Board Members 2017

Nancy Pickett – President

Meri Taylor – President-Elect

Lee Littlewood – Treasurer

Martha Gioia – Secretary

Stephanie Byrd – Communications Chair

Judy Large – Liaison to the Board for Education and Outreach

Melanie Payne – Membership Chair

Barbara Gritzmacher – Programs Chair

Cora Pearl – Workshops Co-Chair

Carol DuBosch – Workshops Co-Chair

David Grimes – Webmaster

Members at Large

Amy Bennett

Angelina Cox

Tim Leigh

Deborah Wheeler

Non-Board Positions

Nancy Orr – Education and Outreach Chair

Diana Brown – Facebook

Christine Olsen – Menucha Chair


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.