Caught Your Interest? LOJ2017 - Louis Lemoine

By Louis Lemoine - LOJ2017 Keynote Speaker

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Remember the May 16th General Meeting at 6:30 PM

Artwork by Barry Morentz, LOJ Speaker

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Write On Calligraphers

Write On Calligraphers is a society of people who love letters, people and philosophy
and who enjoy opening new avenues to add more dimension to their lives.

Welcome to Write On Calligraphers

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.

2018 INTERNATIONAL CALLIGRAPHY CONFERENCE

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.

GENERAL MEETINGS:

General Meeting: 
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, please bring your items to the March 14th General Meeting with a completed Silent Auction Form or make arrangements for pickup with Lisa Tsang at lisa.tsang@outlook.com. Thank you for your consideration.

The LOJ2016 Bill Henderson Scholarship Fund raffle ticket winners were:

Gwen Evans – first prize for a five-night stay at The Pines, Sunriver, Oregon
Lisa Tsang – a one-year subscription to Letter Arts Review
Sue Gruhn – one-year membership to WOC
Lisa Tsang – one-year membership to WOC

Prior Meetings:

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

Location: 
Our meetings take place at ArtWorks in Edmonds, WA, on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November at 7 PM.

LETTERS OF JOY:

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.

We are delighted to present our LOJ2017 Keynote Speaker. To get to know Louis Lemoine, view our LOJ Keynote Speaker page for more information.

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Louis Lemoine

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.

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Louis Lemoine

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.

WORKSHOPS:

Upcoming Workshops:
May 7th & 8th: Louis Lemoine – The Magic of the Ruling Pen, Folded Pen & Cola Pen

Past Workshops:
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

Throughout the year, Write On Calligraphers sponsors workshops conducted by renowned calligraphers and paper artists and lists resources for local calligraphy classes.

OTHER NOTES OF INTEREST:

Pamela Pincha-WagenerOur 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.

Please visit her member gallery page from our sister guild, The Society of Calligraphy and Handwriting, to view her artwork and read more about her.

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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 sps1200@frontier.com

RESOURCES:

WOC members enjoy many benefits as well as access to an extensive library. We hope you will join us in our exploration of calligraphy and the paper arts.

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

Resources

  • Library

    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.
  • Exhibits

    Are you interested in art exhibits showcasing calligraphy? View our Exhibits page for information on exhibits with calligraphy or related art forms.
  • Tips & Tricks

    Are you interested in reading tips for learning calligraphy? View our Tips & Tricks page for tips and tricks submitted by WOC members.
  • WOC Products

    Looking for a unique tool for calligraphy? View our WOC Products page for items sold exclusively by WOC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOC MEMBER ARTWORK