2011 Graceful Envelope Contest winner by Julie Gray shows calligraphic lettering using both a broad (chisel-edged) nib and a pointed pen.
London's Society of Scribes & Illuminators cancelled its traditional Lay Members’ Exhibition 2020, Capital Letters, and held instead a virtual Lay Members’ Exhibition. All pieces are viewable online, with comments.
Twenty-seven individuals and groups submitted work in five categories (The Mayflower, Human Origins, Geometric Principles, Own Work and Collaboration: Where We Come From).
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40th Anniversary Exhibit
2018 Theme: SURREALISM
A Juried and Invitational Exhibit
produced by the Washington Calligraphers Guild
in recognition of our 40th Anniversary
took place June 16-July 29, 2018
The Mansion at Strathmore,
N Bethesda, MD
Art: Joan Machinchik
Words for the Journey
February 10 - March 27, 2016
Washington National Cathedral,
7th floor Gallery
Each year, Episcopal Relief and Development publishes a book of meditations inviting readers to reflect, discern and connect to the spiritual journey of Lent. This year, the Lenten meditations offer an opportunity to walk the spiritual path with many of the organization’s program staff, volunteers and friends around the world.
The Cathedral invited the gifted artists of the Washington Calligraphers Guild to create works of art based on these meditations.
In this juried and invitational exhibit, each artist chose words or a phrase from the book as text for their work. (Artwork: Gerry Kerdok)
A Fine Line: Calligraphy, Language
The Mansion at Strathmore
September 21-November 10, 2013
Investigate calligraphy by 24 artists in English, Asian, Arabic and Hebrew
alphabets, including pieces by these Washington Calligraphers Guild members:
Carl Kurtz (art at right)
Maureen Squires (art below left)
Lorraine Swerdloff (collage below right)
Sheila Waters: A Retrospective
60 Years in the Calligraphic Arts July 18 – August 22, 2009 at
Strathmore Mansion in Rockville, MD >> MORE << This exhibition was showcased in Scripsit, Fall 2009/Winter 2010 Art at left by Sheila Waters
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities selected the Washington Calligraphers Guild's entry to be among the 200 hand-painted donkey and elephant statues on display in every part of the city until October 2002.
The WCG entry, titled Baby Elephant Walk, takes viewers on a "walk" through many of Washington's favorite neighborhoods and sites, whose names were lettered in a variety of styles and colors by WCG members Linda Levine, Marta Legeckis and Pat Blair. The Guild received a $1,000 grant to produce its elephant, which the calligraphers dubbed Elizabeth. View photos of her creation!
July 19 to August 25, 2001
at Strathmore Hall
10701 Rockville Pike
The Washington Calligraphers Guild's 25th anniversary exhibition
featured an invitational gallery of artwork by renowned calligraphers,
as well as exhibits of members' artwork and winners of the Graceful Envelope Contest for 2001, which was administered by the Guild. [Logo: Sheila Waters]
is showcased in the Fall 2001 and February 2002 issues of Scripsit.
ddressing the opening reception on July 20, 2001 were (from left) President
member Ann Pope and founder Sheila Waters (at podium).
EXHIBIT: The Washington Calligraphers Guild exhibited
the works of its members in conjunction with the Sumi-e Society
of America in the summer of 2000. View some of the pieces
exhibited in 2000.