WCG logo by Sheila Waters
Founded in 1976, the Washington Calligraphers Guild is a nonprofit organization of more than 500 U.S. and international lettering artists of all skill levels, from professional scribes to enthusiastic beginners and non-calligraphers who appreciate the lettering and book arts.
[Right: Julian Waters]

Julian Waters


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area
Exhibits ~ Maureen Squires at Touchstone Gallery
Freelance calligraphers ~ Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest ~ 2018 Call for Entries!
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
Links to websites of interest
Meetings ~ Dec. 2 - How Does an Art Gallery Work?
Membership information ~ How to join or renew
Scholarships ~ The Zapf Education Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal
Workshops ~ Register for Fall workshops

Debra Brown


Right: Ruth Schellbach's weather-themed envelope was named Best in Show, 2004 Graceful Envelope Contest.

Call for Entries, 2018
Graceful Envelope Contest!

This year's theme: Whatever the Weather

There's always something to say about the weather, so read the complete rules for entering.

  Designed by Julian Waters


Once again, The Washington Calligraphers Guild announces with pleasure that we are accepting applications for the Hermann Zapf Education Fund Scholarship from applicants who have been a Guild member for at least a year.

Download the full Call for Entries here.

Go to our Zapf Scholarhip page
for full details.


Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazineE-mail the Guild

Last updated November 30, 2017 by the Washington Calligraphers Guild
P.O. Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116

WCG logo at top and "Calligraphy" above by Sheila Waters."Not By Bread Alone" by Julian Waters. Ornament below menu by Debra Brown. The "abcxyz" artwork displayed along the left side of every page of this website is by Charlie Hughes and © Washington Calligraphers Guild.

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