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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THE LOJ BROCHURE WITH REGISTRATION DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY MARCH FOR DOWNLOADING AND PRINTING!
FURTHER DETAILS WILL THEN ALSO BE AVAILABLE WITH A SLIDER TO VIEW THE CURRENT CLASS PROJECT PICTURES!

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LOJ 2019 LOCATION & DATES

LOJ has a new venue for 2019 and is being held at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA. The address is 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn WA.

The dates are May 3-4. Please join us, once again, for this eagerly anticipated event! We look forward to seeing you there!

LOJ KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

 

 

Gemma Black is our featured speaker!

 

LOJ VOLUNTEERS

WOC and LOJ are led and run by Volunteers. The list of those heading a committee need your help. Would you consider helping and letting us know where we can count on you? Thank you! Please select where you would like to participate and email the information to jdhammock4@gmail.com or call 206-817-1617

Silent Auction – Chairs: Lisa Tsang & Sharyn Sowell
•April 30, 2019 Basket Building for Silent Auction; Location –  Lake Forest Park
•May 3, 2019 Monitoring Silent Auction Items; Location – Cascade Hall, GRC Campus
•May 4, 2019 Monitoring Silent Auction Items; Location – Cascade Hall, GRC Campus

LOJ folder bundling – Chair: Brigitte Hefferan
May 1, 2019 Button & Folder Party; Location – Mukilteo

Vendors – Chair: Mary McLeod
•May 3, 2019 Assist Vendors Set-Up; Location – Cascade Hall, GRC Campus

Instructors – Chairs: Nan Robkin & Kathy Barker
•May 3, 2019 Assist Classroom Set-Up; Beginning at 5:00 PM; Location – Salish Hall, GRC Campus

Exhibits – Chair: Susan Gayle Welsh
•May 3, 2019 Assist Displaying Exhibit Pieces; Location – Cascade Hall
•May 4, 2019 Assist Dismantling Exhibit Grid; Location – Cascade Hall

Registration – Chair: Sue Gruhn
•May 3, 2019 Assist in Distribution of LOJ Folders and name Buttons; Location – just outside Cascade Hall, GRC Campus
•May 4, 2019 Assist in Distribution of LOJ Folders and name Buttons; Location – just outside Cascade Hall, GRC Campus

Hospitality – Chairs: Janice & Nancy Hammock
•May 3, 2019 Cut and Serve Cake Following Lecture; Location – Cascade Hall, GRC Campus

All LOJ participants must be at least 16 years of age.

LOJ SILENT AUCTION

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

Silent Auction: WOC would appreciate receiving shared supplies you are no longer using to include in our LOJ Silent Auction. 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, restaurants, and sporting event
	tickets (Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders, etc)
gift cards from your favorite coffee shops

Please contact the volunteer closest to your area to arrange your donation drop-off by April 12, 2019. You can print off the Donation Form to use when you drop off your donation. All Donation forms can be given to either Lisa or Sharyn and a thank you card and receipt will be mailed to the donor. THANK YOU for your consideration.

Volunteer Donation Drop-off Locations:

Eastside: Sue Gruhn, sps1200@frontier.com
Poulsbo and Surrounding Area: Elaine Hovey, elainehovey@gmail.com
Seattle: Janice and Nancy Hammock, jdhammock4@gmail.com
North End/Mukilteo: Brigitte Hefferan, brigittehefferan@msn.com
Edmonds: Gayle Waddle-Wilkes, nibnut@hotmail.com
Mt Vernon: Sharyn Sowell, russellandsharyn@gmail.com
Bellevue/South End: Lisa Tsang, lisa.tsang@outlook.com

The bundling party is scheduled for April 30th at Carol Rutte’s house.
The folder/button party will be held at Brigitte’s house on May 1, 2019.

LOJ2019 SILENT AUCTION DONATION FORM – Click for a link to this form.

LOJ PRIOR – 2017 – INSTRUCTORS

Be inspired as you look over the previous, LOJ2017, photographs with samples provided by the talented teachers from LOJ2017!

THE LOJ2019 BROCHURE WITH REGISTRATION DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY MARCH FOR DOWNLOADING AND PRINTING!

Hover over (or touch) the image below to view the right & left arrows on either side of the image. Click through to see the LOJ2017 class projects in anticipation for new classes for LOJ2019.

Louis Lemoine

Writing With BIC Pens

Louis Lemoine

Writing With BIC Pens

Louis Lemoine

Writing With BIC Pens

Nancy Anderson

Modern Rustic

Nancy Anderson

Modern Rustic

Jim Ballard

Paper Folding Techniques: For Calligraphers and Designers

Jim Ballard

Paper Folding Techniques: For Calligraphers and Designers

Jim Ballard

Paper Folding Techniques: For Calligraphers and Designers

Kathy Barker

Floral Inspirations

Kathy Barker

Floral Inspirations

Suzie Beringer

Tea Time Lettering

Janice Berkenbile

Letter Me This

Janice Berkenbile

Letter Me This

Janice Berkenbile

Letter Me This

Anne Bingham

Small Folded Books (Flex Books)

Mare Blocker

Cloth and Paper Box Enclosure

Caitlin Dundon

Painted Backgrounds

Gretchen Ehrsam

Monoprinting For Anyone

Gretchen Ehrsam

Monoprinting For Anyone

Brigitte Hefferan

Gothicized Italic

Karyn Jeffrey

Little Black Book ; Gouache, Metallics & White Revealed

Katherine Malmsten

Amazing Ambigrams

Katherine Malmsten

Multipurpose Monoline

Maude May

Your Story Unfolds

Maude May

Your Story Unfolds

Laura Norton

Lettering On Silk

Laura Norton

Lettering On Silk

Linda O’Neil

Watercolor Word Gems

Linda O’Neil

Watercolor Word Gems

Linda O’Neil

Watercolor Word Gems

Cora Pearl

Typewriter Inspired Lettering With the Radius Cut Parallel Pen

Sally Penley

Design and Composition – It’s Not Rocket Science

Nan Robkin

Back to Back Book With Asemic Writing

Nan Robkin

Back to Back Book With Asemic Writing

Nan Robkin

Back to Back Book With Asemic Writing

Linda Schneider

Beautiful Color: Calligraphy: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace

Cathy Shiovitz

Hebrew; A Walk Through History

Rebecca Wild

Stencil Art

LOJ COST

For WOC Members:
$110.00 for All-Event Package

For  WOC Members with Membership:
$140.00 for All-Event Package 

For WOC Members with Membership Renewal for Canada:
$145.00 for All-Event Package

For Nonmembers:
 $130.00 for All-Event Package

For Friday Evening Program Only:
$5.00

Payment Method for Registration:
1. Checks – preferred method of payment
2. PayPal

PAYPAL

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Beginning January 1st, 2019, Write On Calligraphers will have 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 will still accept checks and would prefer checks, but we are glad to now offer PayPal.

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

* Sign up for a free personal account at https://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”


* Note: Next, fill in the registration application and send to WOC

Please use this email address for all WOC Registration and Treasurer business.

LOJ LOCATION, MAPS, LODGING

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GRC Regional Map

 

Green River College
12401SE 320th St.
Auburn, WA 

Click on the link provided for your convenience to view a General Map to Green River College.
For those traveling from a distance view the Lodging Options.

 

LOJ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
5:30 – Registration. This is outside Cascade Hall which is within the Student Affairs and Success Center building (SA). Preregistered guests may pick up individual name buttons and a program. Vendors, exhibit drop-off, and silent auction are within Cascade Hall.
Unregistered guests pay $5.00 at the door!
7:00 – Welcome, Dewey Award, Keynote Speaker Presentation, and Reception**.

SATURDAY: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
8:00 – Doors open for preregistered guests. Vendors and exhibits are open throughout the day for participants and the general public.
9:00 – 11:00 – Session I classes – Salish Building (SH)
11:00 – 12:30 – Lunch: * Lunch will be provided to those who preregister for the all-event package.
12:30 – 2:30 – Session II classes – Salish Building (SH)
2:30 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 5:00 – Session III – Salish Building (SH)
5:30 – Doors close

* Lunch Included on Saturday; see brochure for list of options.
** Hospitality will be provided SOLEY by the college. You may bring your own snacks with your dietary preferences, for your own use.

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

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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. Send this with the Registration Form (available in early March) to the address below or via email. Applications must be received by April 8th, 2019.

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 along with the Registration Form (available in early March) and send to the address below. The deadline for receiving scholarship applications is April 8th, 2019.

Details
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
writeoncalligraphers@gmail.com

LOJ EXHIBITS

LOJ:

Participants are encouraged to share their artwork at LOJ. The grid display system will be mounted on the stage. All artwork must have a hanging wire for attachment to the grid. Books are not possible to display this year. Work can be for sale or NFS. Forms will be provided on site to identify each piece.
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 cityofmlt.com, Shoreline/Lake Forest Park makes frequent calls for artists at shorelinearts.net
  • ♥     Washington State Fair (formerly the Puyallup Fair) at thefair.com (Aug. 30-Sept. 22; contact Terri Kruger at terrinkruger@gmail.com)

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. Good luck! Enjoy!

 

LOJ SCRIBE’S TABLE

The 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, Rainwriters, Washiarts, WOC Scribes’ Table, Fran Strom Calligraphy and Peninsula Scribes.

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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