WCG logo by Sheila WatersFounded in 1976, the Washington Calligraphers Guild is a nonprofit organization of 550 U.S. and international lettering artists of all skill levels, from professional scribes to enthusiastic beginners and non-calligraphers who appreciate the lettering and book arts.

Call for Entries!
2016 Theme:


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area

Freelance calligraphers ~ Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest ~ 2016 Call for Entries
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
Links to websites of interest
Meetings ~ Next program is Nov. 30
Membership information ~ How to join
~ The Zapf Scholarship Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal
Workshops ~ Register for Fall 2015 session

Words for the Journey
Exhibit Dates: February 10 - March 26, 2016
Washington National Cathedral, 7th floor Gallery

Entries due by Dec. 15. 2015



Graceful Envelope Scripsit

The Fall 2014 Scripsit, devoted to the Graceful Envelope Contest, features color reproductions of 141 selected winning envelopes from 2009 through 2014.
> How to order
> List of artists in this issue

View the 2015 Graceful Envelope Contest winners


Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazineE-mail the Guild

Last updated on November 24, 2015 by the Washington Calligraphers Guild
P.O. Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116

WCG logo at top and "Calligraphy" above by Sheila Waters. The "abcxyz" artwork displayed along the left side of every page of this website is by Charlie Hughes and © Washington Calligraphers Guild. Website: Lorraine Swerdloff