WCG logo by Sheila Waters
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.

  [Calligraphy at right by Marta Legeckis, who is leading a fall workshop]

Marta Legeckis



About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area
Exhibits ~ 40th Anniversary Exhibit, June 16-July 29
Freelance calligraphers ~ Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest ~ 2019 Call for Entries!
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
Links to websites of interest
Meetings ~ Next program - January
Membership information ~ How to join or renew
Scholarships ~ The Zapf Education Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal
Workshops ~ Register for the Fall workshops

2019 Graceful Envelope Contest

Theme: Put Your Stamp on It
This year's theme, “Put Your Stamp On It,” celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Graceful Envelope Contest and the 125th anniversary of US commemorative stamps.Your challenge is to create an envelope that commemorates anything of your choosing. More...

View the winners
of the
2018 Graceful Envelope Contest

Right: Gerry Jackson Kerdok's Graceful Envelope was named Best in Show in the 2018 Contest. Theme: Whatever the Weather


Register for the final Fall 2018 Workshop with Marta Legeckis: FOUNDATIONAL FOR BEAUTIFUL LETTERS



Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazineE-mail the Guild

Last updated December 2, 2018 by the Washington Calligraphers Guild
P.O. Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116

WCG logo at top and "Calligraphy" above by Sheila Waters. The "abcxyz" artwork displayed along the left side of every page of this website is by Charlie Hughes and © Washington Calligraphers Guild.

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