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.
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!
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!
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 email@example.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
Co-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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Poulsbo and Surrounding Area: Elaine Hovey, email@example.com
Seattle: Janice and Nancy Hammock, firstname.lastname@example.org
North End/Mukilteo: Brigitte Hefferan, email@example.com
Edmonds: Gayle Waddle-Wilkes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt Vernon: Sharyn Sowell, email@example.com
Bellevue/South End: Lisa Tsang, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
$130.00 for All-Event Package
For Friday Evening Program Only:
Payment Method for Registration:
1. Checks – preferred method of payment
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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
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.
View the brochure for a Basic Supply List, classes offered and teacher materials fee.
View information about the Scribe’s Table in the brochure.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Send to, or email to:
Attention: LOJ Scholarships
14235 92nd Place NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-5149
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!
The 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 email@example.com.
WOC often includes these vendors such as these at LOJ: John Neal Bookseller, Rainwriters, Washiarts, WOC Scribes’ Table, Fran Strom Calligraphy and Peninsula Scribes.
If 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.