Founded 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.


Elected Officers

PresidentTamara Stoneburner(+1 571-225-5389)
Vice PresidentKaren Daly
TreasurerNancy Markisohn
SecretaryGilda Penn
Member at LargeVirginia Lockhart

Elections occur annually in May.

Standing Committees

Workshop ChairKacie-Linn Engle
Workshop RegistrarJanice Reyes
Membership ChairGretchen Elson
MailingsPatricia Swanson
Auditvacant
Budget & FinanceBarbara Enyeart
Registered AgentBarbara Enyeart
Website ChairLorraine Swerdloff
Bulletin LiaisonPamn Klinedinst
Scripsit LiaisonTamara Stoneburner
LibraryLucinda Wright
Exhibitsvacant
Programsvacant
Hospitalityvacant
Educationvacant
Zapf ScholarshipMarta Legeckis
Social MediaPamn Klinedinst (Facebook)
Erin Cassidy (Instagram)
PublicityFelecia McFail
Fund Raisingvacant
Nominating ChairPatricia Munson

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 Tamara Stoneburner.

Special Assistants to the Board

ArchivistLucinda Wright
Parliamentarianvacant
Graceful Envelope ContestErin Cassidy

Do you know Robert's Rules of Order? We are seeking a parliamentarian.


Upcoming Workshops

The WCG is offering exclusive online workshops to members only for the rest of 2020. If you're not a member, join now and get this benefit.

Study with Mike Gold in August and September, Carol DuBosch in October, and Suzanne Cunningham in November.


Current Events

Bakhyt Kadyrova
Journal spread by Bakhyt Kadyrova

The New Wave of Lettering Artists

The Spring 2020 Scripsit, edited by Randall M. Hasson, introduces readers to up-and-coming calligraphers and artists to keep an eye on as their careers flourish and mature.

View Randall Hasson's Journal Techniques video.

Yves Leterme
Art by Yves Leterme

Yves Leterme is teaching Built-Up (Drawn) Capitals which began online May 13, 2020.

John Neal Bookseller has compiled a list of online calligraphy classes by some of the best teachers worldwide.


Art by Carol DuBosch

WCG member Carol DuBosch, a master Calligrapher in Portland OR, has been creating art every day in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Her passionate efforts have resulted in an eBook that she has gifted to the Oregon Food Bank to help encourage donations during this health crisis.

​As a thank you to anyone who donates on Oregon Food Bank’s website, you will have access to a downloadable version of Carol's eBook – The Calligraphic Coronavirus Chronicles.