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Presentations & demonstrations::
10 am to
12:30: The White House Calligraphers
Calligraphers who letter invitations, menus and award certificates for White House, State Department and other top-level events showed samples of their work, talked about their job, and demonstrate techniques. Participants: Rick Paulus and Debra Brown (The White House), Jennifer Kolls (U.S. Department of State), Pat Blair (Office of the Vice President), Suzanne Heany (David A. Hobbs, Inc. & Tolley Studios), and Mary Lou O'Brian (Inkwell Calligraphy Studio).
10-12:30 State Department resolutions and menus (presentation by Jennifer Kolls).
2-3:30 Creative cards using stamps made from mouse pads (demo by Caroline Gillin).
10-12:30 White House calligraphy (demonstration of copperplate script by Rick Paulus).
1-4 Gilding frames (demonstration of gilding techniques and frame restoration by Michael Gilbert).
10-12:30 White House invitations and menus (presentation by Debra Sohasky Brown).
2-3 Refrigerator magnets (demonstration of Italic calligraphy by Christine Tischer, who personalized refrigerator magnets). $5 per magnetall sales benefit the Guild.
10-12:30 Calligraphy for government and business by the David A. Hobbs, Inc. & Tolley Studios (demonstration of Old English embellished with shell gold by Suzanne Heany).
1:30-2:30 Manuscript writing (demonstration of Uncials, Gothicized Italic, Batarde and Italic by renowned calligrapher Sheila Waters, who lettered names in your choice of manuscript hands). $5 per nameall sales benefit the Guild.
10-12:30 Certificates and other commissions by Inkwell Calligraphy Studio (demonstration of producing an original award in Italic by Mary Lou O'Brian)
10:30-12:30 Menus for the Vice President (demonstration of Spencerian script by Pat Blair, who personalized bookmarks). $5 per bookmarkall sales benefit the Guild.
1-3 Wedding calligraphy (demonstration of Spencerian script by Pat Blair, who personalized bookmarks). $5 per bookmarkall sales benefit the Guild.
7 (A&B): Personalized Bookmarks ($4 per bookmarkall
sales benefit the Guild):
10-12 Theresa Daly
11-12 Joan Pennington
12-2 Barbara Gere
1-3 Dottie Gray
3-4 Sandy Olson
Personalized Ornaments ($5-$15 per ornamentall
sales benefit the Guild):
10-4 Tamara Stoneburner
1-4 Janet Marano
Personalized Aprons and Tote Bags
(Aprons $15, Christmas stockings $15; large totes $12, small totes $8, gift bags $5all sales benefit the Guild.)
10-2 Louise Megginson
11-1 Marta Legeckis
11-noon Illuminated vinework (demonstration by Peggy Shields Schiefelbein)
1-2 Introduction to Calligraphy (demonstration for beginners by Marta Legeckis)
VENDORS & EXHIBITORS:
& Ink ArtsBrenda
Broadbent brought an unrivaled selection
of lettering tools, papers, supplies, instruction books,
etc., and demonstrated new products.
Exaclair, Inc. provided participants with the opportunity to learn about and try Brause pens, inks and papers.
Sheila Waters Calligraphythe founder of the Washington Calligraphers Guild offered quality prints of the artwork that has made her world-renowned.
Oh My Word CalligraphyJim and Colette Roberts displayed hundreds of matted sayings by dozens of calligraphers from their Ellicott City, MD store.
Eppler sold her unique cards and calligraphic gift items.
ABCDesignsClaire Ingley offered fun pins of clever sayings and popular professions.
Arts Review magazineEditor
Rose Folsom discussed the award-winning quarterly journal that showcases top
calligraphic art from around the world.
Terban & Co.Paul Terban and his son sold inkwells and handmade wooden desk accessories.
Graceful Envelope winners on display
Gallery of artwork by WCG members, all for sale
Hourly raffle drawings
WCG memberships, items and Scripsits for sale
CalligraFlea tables of donated art supplies
Display of 1,000 business cards
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