Write On Calligraphers (WOC) is a nonprofit organization of Pacific Northwest artists who share a love of letters and many things paper. WOC meetings offer special presentations of calligraphy and paper arts. The general meetings are open to the public at no charge.
At the August 9th board meeting of Write on Calligraphers it was unanimously voted to sponsor the International Calligraphy Conference in the summer of 2018 (most likely during July). Our first task is to secure a venue hopefully in the Seattle area. Keep checking the WOC website for updates as they become available. The Co-Directors are Katherine Malmsten and Sue Gruhn.
Join us for our next General Meeting on May 16th at 6:30 PM at Artworks in Edmonds for our annual potluck, election of board members and the LOJ raffle drawing.
Silent Auction for LOJ in May:
Please consider making a donation to the LOJ Silent Auction. WOC would appreciate receiving your bookmaking supplies, artwork, previously loved calligraphic books and any tools you are no longer using to include in the LOJ Silent Auction. It is a wonderful feeling to share the things each of us have loved with calligraphers of all levels.
If you would like to make a donation complete a Silent Auction Form and make arrangements for pickup with Lisa Tsang at email@example.com. Thank you for your consideration.
The LOJ2017 Bill Henderson Scholarship Fund raffle ticket winners will be announced at our May meeting. LOJ2016 winners were:
March 2017: Highlights from ~Letters California Style~
Kathy Barker – The Art of Certificates & Scrolls: Robbie Saslow
Sue Gruhn – Blackletter to Contemporary Fraktur: Yukimi Annand
Carol Sauter – Spencerian: Bill Kemp
Elizabeth Walsh – Cool & In-Vogue Pointed Pen Script: Jane Shibata
January 2017: Jim Ballard – Laying Down the Ink—The Power of the Brush
November 2016: Christy Schroeder – The Development of a Calligrapher
September 2016: Brad Neary – The Saint John’s Bible
May 2016: Annual potluck, LOJ recap, and election of board members
March 2016: Meredith Arnold – Photographing Your Work
January 12, 2016: Nan Robkin – Ribbon Writing
November 10, 2015: Timothy Botts – demonstration of his artwork
Our meetings take place at ArtWorks in Edmonds, WA, on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November at 7 PM.
Every spring, WOC sponsors Letters of Joy; a popular one-and-a-half-day mini conference that regularly attracts more than 250 participants and vendors. The conference and accompanying exhibit are dedicated to the memory of Kathleen Joy O’Brien, whose passion for letters helped to establish the dedicated calligraphic community that now flourishes in Edmonds and its surrounding areas.
Louis graciously provided the following image. A creative teaser, let this capture your interest in anticipating Louis’ speaking presentation on Friday evening during Letters of Joy! Use your imagination from this collage and try to guess the variety of interesting connections to Louis’ work throughout his creative career.
Remember that the location for LOJ is now held at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Washington.
Feel free to give WOC an evaluation of your experience at LOJ by contacting us at Write On Calligraphers.
May 7th & 8th: Louis Lemoine – The Magic of the Ruling Pen, Folded Pen & Cola Pen
February 2017: Marina Soria – Calligraphy In Blossom
October 2016: Janet Takahashi – Artful Sketchbook Journaling
May 2016: Barry Morentz – Gothicized Italic – Artworks in Edmonds
January 2016: Gerogia Angelopoulos – Ancient Palettes, New Ways, Colour & Gold
October 2015: Cari Ferraro – Batard
Our dear friend and calligrapher, Pamela Pincha-Wagener, passed away on January 10, 2017. She graciously shared her many talents and gifts with us for many years. She will be missed tremendously.
Carol DuBosch will be teaching a year long class in Olympia in 2017. See the Events & Classes page for further information. If you have questions of concerns please e-mail Sue Gruhn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to read a book on calligraphy or a related subject? A benefit of membership to WOC is access to our extensive library collection. View our Library page for more information
Are you interested in art exhibits showcasing calligraphy? View our Exhibits page for information on exhibits with calligraphy or related art forms.
Are you interested in reading tips for learning calligraphy? View our Tips & Tricks page for tips and tricks submitted by WOC members.
Looking for a unique tool for calligraphy? View our WOC Products page for items sold exclusively by WOC
WOC meetings take place at ArtWorks on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November at 7pm.Read More
WOC sponsors workshops in the Fall, Winter and Spring. View our Events page for the latest information about what's coming up.Read More
WOC sponsors Letters of Joy annually in the Spring. View our Letters of Joy page for more information about our signature event.Read More