General Information:

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

Workshop Related Correspondence:

1934 NE Hancock Street
Portland, OR 97212

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 2018

Meri Taylor, President

Carol DuBosch, President-Elect

Lee Littlewood, Treasurer

Martha Gioia, Secretary

Amy Bennett, Communications Coordinator

Stephanie Byrd, Communications Chair

Angelina Cox, Monthly Design Challenge

Sue Greenseth, Membership Chair

David Grimes, Webmaster

Nancy Orr, Education Chair

JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Exhibits Co-Chair

Nancy Pickett, ex-officio as Past President

Ingrid Slezak, Workshops Chair

Deborah Wheeler, Menucha Liaison


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.

Our Mission

Portland Society for Calligraphy
Mission Statement and Statement of Purpose

The spirit of Lloyd Reynolds is still present as he is quoted in our mission statement: “Through study, understanding and critical practice, let us promote this healthy arts and crafts movement.” – Lloyd Reynolds

Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to learn, to share and to support calligraphy within our community

To encourage the appreciation of calligraphy as an art in the community through exhibits and other means of gaining public exposure.

To educate by offering workshops and classes within the guild and to the community.

To learn from our fellow members and from experts in the art of calligraphy through programs and panel discussions at meetings.

To share information and ideas through open exchange and networking at meetings.

To support each other in our individual endeavors, be they professional, hobby or just the love of letters.

Core Values

Integrity of Craft