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.

Announcing the 2022 Graceful Envelope Contest !
Theme: Greetings & Salutations

Design an envelope that celebrates the magic of beginning to read (or write) a personal letter.

Below: Elaine Beermann, Enumclaw, WA won Best in Show for this 2003 entry:

Elaine Beerman 2003


  • Join or Renew. You can contribute the most by volunteering. ☛ You can serve remotely! ☚

Pending; will serve until Spring 2022:

Elected Officers

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

Standing Committees – We need your help!

Workshop Chairvacant
Workshop Registrarvacant
Membership ChairGretchen Elson
MailingsPatricia Swanson
Budget & FinanceBarbara Enyeart
Registered AgentBarbara Enyeart
Website ChairLorraine Swerdloff
Bulletin LiaisonPamn Klinedinst
Scripsit LiaisonTamara Stoneburner
LibraryLucinda Wright
Zapf ScholarshipMarta Legeckis
Social MediaPamn Klinedinst (Facebook)
Erin Cassidy (Instagram)
PublicityFelecia McFail
Nominating ChairPatricia Munson

Special Assistants to the Board

ArchivistLucinda Wright
ParliamentarianMargaret-Ann F. Howie
Graceful Envelope ContestErin Cassidy

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 Tamara Stoneburner and read this Message from the President.

2020-2021 Graceful Envelope winners are online

Kathy Barker - BIS

Above: Jurors named Kathy Barker's butterfly envelope Best in Show for 2020/21. The theme was Double Vision, a take on 2020.