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.

In Memoriam

Sheila Waters charter invitationSheila Waters
13 March 1929 - 18 March 2022

In the photo, taken at the 25th Anniversary Exhibition opening in 2001, Sheila Waters displays a document she lettered in 1976 that invited calligraphers to join as charter members of the Guild.


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Elected Officers

PresidentMarilyn Davis
Vice PresidentJodi Lide
TreasurerBarbara Enyeart
SecretaryKaren Garvey
Member at LargeElissa Krieg

Standing Committees – We need your help!

Please read this message from our Membership Chair.
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
ProgramsDidi DiVirgilio
Zapf ScholarshipMarta Legeckis
Social MediaPamn Klinedinst (Facebook)
Erin Cassidy (Instagram)
PublicityFelecia McFail
Nominating Chairvacant

Special Assistants to the Board

ArchivistLucinda Wright
ParliamentarianMargaret-Ann F. Howie
Graceful Envelope ContestErin Cassidy
P.O. Box assistantAnne Trotter

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 Marilyn Davis and read this Message from the President.

Graceful Envelope Contest

Christy RobbElaine Beerman 2003

Judging of 2022 contest entries has been delayed until October.
Contact Erin Cassidy if you have questions.

2020-2021 Graceful Envelope Contest winners are online.
Left: Christy Robb's winning entry for the 2020/2021 contest. The theme was Double Vision, a take on 2020.

Right: Envelope by Elaine Beermann, Enumclaw, WA was named Best in Show in the 2003 Graceful Envelope Contest. Theme: The Written Word.