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: Ruth Schellbach's envelope was named Best in Show, 2004 Graceful Envelope Contest.]

Call for Entries -
2018 Graceful Envelope Contest!


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 ~ March Meeting - Surrealism 101 w/ Rebecca Schoenthal
Membership information ~ How to join or renew
Scholarships ~ The Zapf Education Fund - Deadline February 26, 2018
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal
Workshops ~ 2018 Workshop Bulletin now available!

New Scripsit on Brush Lettering

2018 Workshops Bulletin

The WCG 2018 Workshops Bulletin is Now Available!
Check out the new listings on our Workshops page.
  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 February 15, 2018 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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