Sheila WatersFounded in 1976, the Washington Calligraphers Guild is a nonprofit organization of more than 500 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.


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Elected Officers

PresidentMarilyn Davis
Vice President Jodie Lide
TreasurerBarbara Enyeart
SecretaryKaren Garvey
Member at LargeElissa Krieg

Standing Committees – We need your help!

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Workshops ChairKacie-Linn Engle
Workshop RegistrarCaroline Knickerbocker
Membership ChairGretchen Elson
Mailings Pat Swanson
Budget & FinanceBarbara Enyeart
Registered AgentBarbara Enyeart
Website ChairLorraine Swerdloff
Bulletin LiaisonPamn Klinedinst
Scripsit LiaisonTamara Stoneburner
LibraryLucinda Wright
ProgramsDidi DiVirgilio
Zapf ScholarshipMarta Legeckis
Social MediaPamn Klinedinst (Facebook)
Erin Cassidy (Instagram)
PublicityFelecia McFail

Special Assistants to the Board

ArchivistLucinda Wright
ParliamentarianMargaret-Ann F. Howie
Graceful Envelope ContestErin Cassidy
P.O. Box assistantAnne Trotter

Help Wanted

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We are looking for members interested in helping with the website and treasury, in addition to all vacant positions.

Interested, but not sure if you know how? Training is available! Contact Marilyn Davis.

Graceful Envelope Contest

Christy RobbElaine Beerman 2003

Judging of 2022 contest entries has been delayed until October.
Contact Erin Cassidy if you have questions.

2020-2021 Graceful Envelope Contest winners are online.

Left: Christy Robb's winning entry for the 2020/2021 contest. The theme was Double Vision, a take on 2020.

Envelope by Elaine Beermann, Enumclaw, WA was named Best in Show in the 2003 Graceful Envelope Contest. Theme: The Written Word.



What's New

45th Anni ScripsitMarta Legeckis Scripsit celebrates WCG's 45th anniversary

Julian Waters edited and designed Scripsit Vol 43 No 2 (Fall 2021), a tribute to WCG's 45th Anniversary and the calligraphers it has nurtured. The full-color 60-page magazine showcases the artwork of 26 invited and juried calligraphers interpretating the theme, "Letters Nurtured in Solitude." Their creations will also appear in a virtual exhibit.

Above: Scripsit's cover is a wraparound of Elizabeth McKee's "Long Live the Weeds No.2."

Left: Marta Legeckis' alphabet, done in what she calls "Carolingian Punk," appears in the issue. .