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Exhibitors

Paper & Ink Arts, demonstrating and selling lettering supplies and books.

Exaclair, Inc., providing opportunity to learn about and try Brause pens, inks and papers.

Terban & Co. writing accessories

ABCDesigns pins by Claire Ingley

The Artisans handmade papers

Oh My Word Calligraphy

Sheila Waters Calligraphy


Indigo Rose calligraphy by Sharon Eppler

Beth McKee paper products

Michael Clark calligraphic clocks

 

Special presentations

10 am to noon: The White House Calligraphers
Calligraphers who letter invitations, menus and award certificates for White House, State Department and other top-level events will show samples of their work, talk about their job, and demonstrate techniques.
Participants: Rick Paulus, Debra Brown, and Jennifer Kolls.

Noon to 2 pm: Washington’s Wedding Calligraphers
With unique invitations, elegant envelopes, and artistic accessories, they put the wow in weddings and other gala events. See samples from some top wedding calligraphers and watch as they letter with flourish and flair.
Participants: Pat Blair, Chris Tischer, and Jill Norvell.

2 to 4 pm: Calligraphy as Creative Expression
Lettering artists will demonstrate multiple techniques to put emotion behind the message, including lettering with brush and unconventional tools, contemporary letterforms, and color layering.
Participants: Michael Clark and Barbara Gere.


Demonstrations

10:15-11: Old English with Mary Lou O’Brian

11:15-12: Hands-on introduction to calligraphy with Susan Easton

12:15-1: Lettering on fabric with Louise Megginson

1:15-2: Hands-on lesson in improving your handwriting with Nan Jay Barchowsky

2:15-3: "Gothicized" italic with Sheila Waters

3:15-4: Creative holiday cards with Ella Jankowiak


Personalized bookmarks to benefit WCG

11-1: Mary Lou O’Brian — Go gothic with blackletter and Old English
12-1: Chris Tischer — Lively Italic in holiday colors
1-3: Pat Blair — Spencerian script with elegant embellishments
2-4: Barbara Gere and Dianne Garrett — Brush lettering with fun highlights
2-4: Michael Clark — Calligraphy with nontraditional tools

Personalized fabric items to benefit WCG

11-4: Louise Megginson — Personalized aprons, totes, and gift bags

And there's more...

Graceful Envelope winners on display

Silent Auction of artwork by top calligraphers

Hourly raffle drawings

WCG memberships, items and Scripsits for sale

Refreshments


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