All Oregon Calligraphers Conference

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Saturday, October 27
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3737 Liberty Road S, Salem

Welcoming all calligraphers and lettering artists to a day of lettering, whimsy and play hosted by the Capital Calligraphers Guild in Salem, Oregon.


Registration opens: September 1st
Deadline to register and still receive lunch: October 19th
Registration fee: $55; includes lunch, two classes, swag bag and more!

AOCC information and class descriptions

AOCC registration form 2018

Mail registration to Jessie McCandlish, 4806 Pullman Ave SE, Salem, OR 97302, on September 1. Earlier postmarks will go to the bottom of the inkwell. The deadline to register and still receive lunch is October 19.

Please take a little time to decorate your envelope as all beautiful envelopes will be displayed. Attendees are invited to bring an unframed 6 x 6” piece of artwork based on the theme: “Put a Dot on it!”


Due to family illness, our original keynote speaker Betty Locke, unfortunately, had to cancel. We are pleased to have as her replacement Holly Monroe.

Holly V. Monroe is a third generation calligrapher with a deep appreciation for beautiful lettering and fine art. Tutored from her youth, by her mother in art and her father in calligraphy, she has since studied under some of the world’s finest calligraphy instructors. After graduating from Miami of Ohio, Holly opened her own studio in Cincinnati under the family name, Heirloom Artists. In 2015, she moved her studio to Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Holly captures Biblical and inspirational texts with flourishes, florals, illustrations and colorful hand lettering. Her specialties are lettering on calfskin and illuminating with gold leaf.

Holly’s speech will describe her 10+ year journey in designing and drawing a 144-page one-off book. A display of the original pages will be set up for you to see before it is sent to the client who commissioned the book. [ Click here for some stunning examples of Holly Monroe’s work from her Book of Hours.

Holly will also be offering two one-day workshops before and after the conference: “Contemporary Decorated Letters” on Thursday, October 25th, and “Fantastic Flourishes” on Sunday October 28th.

The event also includes:

  • Morning refreshments/social
  • Build your own swag bag
  • Beautiful envelope exhibit
  • Scribes’ market
  • Your choice of two 2.5-hour classes
  • 6”x 6” exhibit
  • Many fine vendors
  • Box lunch
  • Fun with letters

More details will be coming soon at