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.

The 2020-21 Graceful Envelope Contest Winners are online!

Kathy Barker - BIS

Jurors named Kathy Barker's butterfly envelope Best in Show for 2020/21. Theme: Double Vision


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Elected by acclamation to serve until Spring 2022:

Elected Officers (pending)

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

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
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.


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 2
Three more diverse approaches to the birthing of an artwork

The Process of Artwork, part 2

Dan MooneyThe Spring 2021 Scripsit, edited by Randall M. Hasson, is part 2 of his exploration of approaches to creating artwork. [right: gilded hummingbird by Dan Mooney, one of three artists featured in this gorgeous and instructive issue.]


View Randall Hasson's Journal Techniques video.