LOJ Event Information

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.

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Click on, download and print the LOJ2019 Brochure and Registration Form.

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LOJ 2019 LOCATION & DATES

LOJ was held at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA on May 3rd and 4th of 2019. We gathered to celebrate our love of calligraphy, the lettering arts and related classes. We enjoyed participating and connecting with others in the love of beautiful writing.

LOJ KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Gemma Black was our featured speaker! Gemma is an artist, teacher and calligraphic-designer from Tasmania, Australia. She received a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to study in Europe and is an Honored Fellow and Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. Gemma runs a successful studio practice and teaches for art, calligraphy, bookbinding and craft organizations across Australia. Gemma has also joined the faculty at international lettering-art conferences in Italy, Germany, the USA, Canada, Sweden and the UK. Her work is housed in private and public collections and is also represented in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, the European Parliament, Letterform Archive San Francisco and Parliament House Canberra. Her major works for the Commonwealth Government include the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous People, the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians, the Former Child Migrants and the National Apology for Forced Adoption. A fourth manuscript, National Apology to Victims & Survivors of Institutional Sexual Abuse, has just been completed.

LOJ2019 BROCHURE & REGISTRATION FORM

Click here to view the information and classes that were available for LOJ2019: LOJ2019 Brochure and Registration Form.

If you are unable to attend LOJ this year but would like to remain on the mailing list for future events, please let us know at the following address:

Letters of Joy
14253 92nd Place NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-5149

LOJ VOLUNTEERS

Our guild, Write On Calligraphers and our mini conference of Letters of Joy, are led and run by Volunteers. Would you consider helping and letting us know where we can count on you for future Letters of Joy? us

LOJ SILENT AUCTION

LOJ2019_Thumbnail_Silent Auction Donation Form_2019-02-08.LTCo-Chairs: Our Co-Chairs for the Silent Auction this year were Lisa Tsang and Sharyn Sowell!

Silent Auction: Set aside supplies to donate to our Silent Auction in 2010! Think ahead! It is a wonderful feeling to share the things each of us have loved with calligraphers of all levels. Write On Calligraphers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

We will be accepting:

gently used art & calligraphy supplies
books - calligraphy, book arts, paper crafts, card making, etc
magazines - Bound & Lettered, Letter Arts Review, Somerset
original artwork ~~ prints ~~ paper ~~ tools ~~ frames
cards ~~ stamping supplies ~~ bookmaking supplies
gift certificates from your favorite art stores & gift shops
gift cards from your favorite restaurants & coffee shops
sporting event tickets -- Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders, etc.

LOJ 2019 INSTRUCTORS

Be inspired as you look over the photographs with samples provided by the talented teachers of LOJ2019! Click on the LOJ2019 Brochure and Registration Form to read details on class descriptions and supply lists as well as to download and print the registration form.

Hover over (or touch) the image below to view the right & left arrows on either side of the image. The instructor’s name and class are to the lower left of the image as viewed from a computer. [For hand-held devices, please note that the class photos are arranged in order of the instructor’s name shown below.]

Gemma Black

Alphabeats Truncated

Gemma Black

Alphabeats Truncated

Gemma Black

Alphabeats Truncated

Kathy Barker

Playful Pointed Pen

Suzie Beringer

The Magic of Parallel Pen – Beyond Letters!

Suzie Beringer

The Magic of Parallel Pen – Beyond Letters!

Suzie Beringer

The Magic of Parallel Pen – Beyond Letters!

Janice Berkebile

Letter Me This! Watercolor Lettering

Janice Berkebile

Letter Me This! Watercolor Lettering

Jocelyn Curry and Rick Asher

Team Approach: Antiphonal School

Kristen Doty

Drawing Letterforms

Gretchen Ehrsam

Scavenged Design

Gretchen Ehrsam

Scavenged Design

Selene Fisher

Books in the Round – Dare to be Not Square

Selene Fisher

Books in the Round – Dare to be Not Square

Selene Fisher

Books in the Round – Dare to be Not Square

Brigitte Hefferan

Fraktur

Carrie Imai

What Works on Black

Carrie Imai

What Works on Black

Carrie Imai

What Works on Black

Kay Lewis

Chopstick Sumi

Kay Lewis

Chopstick Sumi

Kay Lewis

Chopstick Sumi

Katherine Malmsten

Off the Shelf Letters

Katherine Malmsten

Off the Shelf Letters

Sally Penley

Pointed Brush Calligraphy

Sally Penley

Pointed Brush Calligraphy

Sally Penley

Pointed Brush Calligraphy

Nan Robkin

Hedi Kyle Fishbone Book

Linda Schneider

Calligraphy on Glass, Mirrors, Metal and More

Linda Schneider

Calligraphy on Glass, Mirrors, Metal and More

Linda Schneider

Calligraphy on Glass, Mirrors, Metal and More

Cathy Shiovitz

The Hebrew Alphabet – Then and Now

Cathy Shiovitz

The Hebrew Alphabet – Then and Now

The Letters of Joy instructors and the classes they will be teaching are:

Gemma Black: Alphabeats Truncated
Kathy Barker: Playful Pointed Pen
Suzie Beringer: The Magic of Parallel Pens
Janice Berkebile: Letter Me This! Watercolor Lettering
Kristen Doty: Drawing Letterforms
Gretchen Ehrsam: Scavenged Design
Selene Fisher: Books in the Round
Brigitte Hefferan: Fraktur
Carrie Imai: What Works on Black
Kay Lewis: Chopstick Sumi
Katherine Malmsten: Off the Shelf Letters
Sally Penley: Pointed brush Calligraphy
Nan Robkin: Hedi Kyle fishbone Book
Linda Schneider: Lettering on Mirrors
Cathy Shiovitz: The Hebrew Alphabet – Then and Now

LOJ COST

For WOC Members:
$110.00 for All-Event Package
$140.00 for All-Event Package and WOC renewal membership for 2019-2020
($145.00 for U.S. for Canadians)

For Nonmembers:
$130.00 for All-Event Package
$140.00 for All-Event Package and WOC membership for 2019-2020
($145.00 U.S. for Canadians)

For Friday Evening Program Only:
$5.00

Payment Method for Registration:
1. Checks – preferred method of payment
2. PayPal – remember to fill out and mail your LOJ2019 Brochure and Registration Form even if using PayPal

PAYPAL

LOJ2019_Thumbnail_PayPal Instructions_2019-02-08.SG-BKPayPal
Write On Calligraphers now provides PayPal available to WOC members. PayPal can be used for membership payments, workshop payments and Letters of Joy. The email address for making these payments is writeoncalligraphers@gmail.com. We still accept checks and would prefer checks, but we are glad to now offer PayPal. Please use the above email address for all WOC Registration and Treasurer business.

The person using PayPal for Write on Calligraphers must have a personal PayPal account:

* Sign up for a free personal account at www.paypal.com


* Add a credit card or bank account to the PayPal account. (This is the account that money will be withdrawn from to pay for anything using PayPal)


* Click on “Send Money To “ and enter writeoncalligraphers@gmail.com


* Enter the amount of money you want to send to WOC


* Confirm the payment method and click “Send Payment Now”


* Next, click on, download and print the LOJ2019 Brochure and Registration Form and send

LOJ LOCATION, MAPS, LODGING

LOJ2020 will be held at Shoreline Community College

LOJ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

5:30 – Registration.
7:00 – Welcome, Dewey Award presentation, Featured Speaker, and Refreshments**

SATURDAY: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

8:00 – Doors open for preregistered guests, registration for Saturday-only guests, hospitality, vendors, exhibits; free access to vendors and exhibits for the general public
9:00 – 11:00 – Session I classes
11:00 – 12:30 – Lunch; provided to those who preregister for the all-event package.
12:30 – 2:30 – Session II classes
2:30 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 5:00 – Session III
5:30 – Doors close

LOJ FAQ’s

LOJ2019_Thumbnail_Frequently Asked Questions_2019-02-08.JHTo view commonly asked questions regarding LOJ, please click on the link to read our LOJ Frequently Asked Questions handout. If you have additional questions, please Contact WOC.

View the brochure for a Basic Supply List, classes offered and teacher materials fee.

View information about the Scribe’s Table in the brochure.

LOJ SCHOLARSHIPS

LOJ2019_Thumbnail_General Scholarship Application Form.2_2019-01-17.BKStudents:
Three scholarships will be offered to high school and college students, age 16 and over. Seattletters is also offering one scholarship to a high school and college student. To apply, use this form, Student Scholarship Application Form, or write a letter in your everyday handwriting stating why you would like to attend. Include your name, phone number, email address, where you attend school and how you will use the information. Click on, download and print the LOJ2019 Brochure and Registration Form and send this to the address below or via email.

Teachers:
Eight scholarships will be awarded to qualifying teachers. The scholarship is not based on financial need but on how attendance will benefit educator’s teaching. The scholarship covers admission to the Friday night keynote lecture, attendance at up to three classes on Saturday and lunch. For more information, download the Teacher Scholarship Information Form. To apply, fill out the Teacher Scholarship Application Form. Then click on, download and print the LOJ2019 Brochure and Registration Form and send to the address below. The deadline for receiving scholarship applications is

Details for Student and Teacher Scholarships:
In addition, WOC would appreciate if each person awarded a scholarship would write a short article for our Write on Calligraphers newsletter after the conference.

For Questions contact Sue Gruhn at 425-821-3164 or contact at writeoncalligraphers@gmail.com.

Send to, or email to:

Sue Gruhn
Attention: LOJ Scholarships
14235 92nd Place NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-5149

Email: writeoncalligraphers@gmail.com

LOJ EXHIBITS

Letters of Joy (LOJ:)
Participants are encouraged to share their artwork at LOJ. T
Exhibit Chair: Susan Gale Welch 206-523-9649

Future Exhibit Opportunities for Calligraphers:
We encourage all members to enter their work in local exhibits. Check out these opportunities:

  • ♥ Arts of the Terrace, Mountlake Terrace (Sept. 21-Oct. 5; entry deadline Aug. 31) at www.cityofmlt.com, Shoreline/Lake Forest Park makes frequent calls for artists at shorelinearts.net
  • ♥ Washington State Fair (formerly the Puyallup Fair) at www.thefair.com (Aug. 30-Sept. 22; contact Terri Kruger at terrinkruger@gmail.com)
  • ♥ Shoreline/Lake Forest Park makes frequent calls for artists at www.shorelinearts.net

Check the Events page on the WOC website throughout the year for upcoming exhibit plans to participate in. These are great opportunities to show your work and to educate the public about calligraphy as a fine art!

LOJ RAFFLE

WOC 2014 RaffleThe Bill Henderson Scholarship Fund raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The first prize to be awarded is often a get away to be used as a family vacation, an artist’s retreat or just quiet time on own. Next is a one-year subscription to Letter Arts Review. Plus, two one-year memberships to WOC will also be awarded. Download the Raffle Form or sign up at Letters of Joy. Enjoy!

 

LOJ SCRIBE’S TABLE

LOJ2019_Thumbnail_Scribe's Table_2019-02-08.BKThe Scribe’s Table is a great place to sell your calligraphy, art work, paper products, and all things related to calligraphy for a paltry 10% commission. If you are a member of WOC or a teacher at LOJ, you are qualified to offer your treasured creations for sale. Where else will that ever happen? Over the years we have sold hand decorated quilted wall hangings with lettering, numerous cards, framed or matted art work, books, kits for paper projects, ink wells, bookmarks, lettered kitchen towels, and handmade journals To receive Detailed Information and an inventory sheet (which is mandatory), and your pricing code (so you get paid for the sales) contact Kay Lewis – Scribe’s Table coordinator. Extra Inventory Sheets will be available the day of LOJ for any late decision makers. Kay Lewis will respond to email with the words “Scribe’s Table” in the subject line at xiahrh@earthlink.net.

LOJ VENDORS

WOC often includes these vendors such as these at LOJ: John Neal Bookseller, Timothy Leigh pens, Rainwriters, Washiarts, WOC Scribes’ Table, Fran Strom Calligraphy and Peninsula Scribes.

 

Vendors are open during regular event hours on Friday evening and Saturday hours to participants and the general public.

LOJ MEMBERSHIP

LOJ2019_Thumbnail_WOC_Membership Form_2019-02-08.BKIf you wish to become a member of WOC, download the Membership Form.

Our volunteers are the life’s blood of this great conference! Most LOJ Chair positions are held by the relevant board members and all require volunteer assistance from the membership to be successful.

 

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