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.


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Elections occur annually in May.

Elected Officers

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

Standing Committees – We need your help!

Workshop ChairKacie-Linn Engle
Workshop RegistrarJanice Reyes
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
Fund Raisingvacant
Nominating ChairPatricia Munson

Special Assistants to the Board

ArchivistLucinda Wright
Graceful Envelope ContestErin Cassidy

Help Wanted

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

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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.

Gemma Black

Upcoming Workshops

The WCG is offering exclusive online workshops to members during January, February and March. If you're not a member, join now and get this benefit.

Study with Carrie Imai in January, Yukimi Annand in February and Gemma Black in March.

Right: Sheila Waters leading a past workshop for WCG

2021 Honorary Memberships

The Washington Calligraphers Guild is so deeply honored to induct the following members for the status of Honorary Membership in 2021:

WCG Honorary Memberships 2021

Doing so allows this Guild to show our heartfelt gratitude for the constant stewardship and representation that each of these recipients has given in devotion to WCG throughout its 45-year history. Read more about these members and their unique contributions.

Current Events

The Process of Artwork
Three Diverse Approaches to the Birthing of an Artwork

The Process of Artwork

The Fall/Winter 2020 Scripsit, edited by Randall M. Hasson, introduces three artists' approaches to creating artwork.

View Randall Hasson's Journal Techniques video.

Yves Leterme
Art by Yves Leterme

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

Left: Yves Leterme taught Built-Up (Drawn) Capitals online last spring.