Join the Portland Society for Calligraphy!

Membership runs from September 1 through August 31. We welcome lettering artists of all skill levels, from professional scribes to enthusiastic beginners and even non-calligraphers who appreciate lettering and book arts. Monthly meetings offer the fellowship of calligraphic colleagues. Each meeting features a local or visiting presenter who shares on topics related to lettering and book arts.

Benefits of membership include: 
  • Priority registration for workshops with local, national, and international calligraphic artists.

  • Eligibility for scholarships for workshops and retreats.

  • Opportunity to advertise classes and services on the PSC website.

  • Social activities with other calligraphers in the society.

  • Listing in the member directory.

How To Join

Membership dues of $30 are for the calendar year beginning September 1 through August 31. Members who join after May 31st will have their dues applied to the following year. Memberships at contributing levels are listed in the application.

Download the membership application and mail completed form, along with a check made payable to PSC, to: The Portland Society for Calligraphy P.O. Box 4621 Portland, OR 97208.

If you have questions about membership in the Portland Society for Calligraphy please contact the membership chair, at

Pay by Paypal

We are happy to include this feature for members who would like to pay their membership dues with a credit card. Please download, fill out, and mail your membership application at the link above, even if you pay through Paypal.

Membership Options

Hiring A Calligrapher

A number of our talented members provide services on commission, so if you find yourself in need of calligraphic services, you’ve come to the right place! Feel free to discuss the calligrapher’s background, experience and available references, and talk about the script and design elements you have been thinking about. Be sure to listen to the calligrapher for their suggestions, however. You must supply the calligrapher with copy that is legible and worded (and spelled) exactly as you want it to appear. When multiple items are involved, provide extra envelopes or certificates as a courtesy to the calligrapher. We love this art of beautiful writing and are pleased and honored that you appreciate it enough to consider purchasing!