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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).

Table 1:
10-12:30 State Department resolutions and menus (presentation by Jennifer Kolls).
2-3:30Creative cards using stamps made from mouse pads (demo by Caroline Gillin).

Table 2:
10-12:30White House calligraphy (demonstration of copperplate script by Rick Paulus).
1-4Gilding frames (demonstration of gilding techniques and frame restoration by Michael Gilbert).

Table 3:
10-12:30White House invitations and menus (presentation by Debra Sohasky Brown).
2-3Refrigerator magnets (demonstration of Italic calligraphy by Christine Tischer, who personalized refrigerator magnets). $5 per magnetall sales benefit the Guild.

Table 4:
Calligraphy for government and business by the David A. Hobbs, Inc. & Tolley Studios (demonstration of Old English embellished with shell gold by Suzanne Heany).
1:30-2:30Manuscript 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.

Table 5:
10-12:30 — Certificates and other commissions by Inkwell Calligraphy Studio (demonstration of producing an original award in Italic by Mary Lou O'Brian)

Table 6:
10:30-12:30 — Menus for the Vice President (demonstration of Spencerian script by Pat Blair, who personalized bookmarks). $5 per bookmark
all sales benefit the Guild.
1-3Wedding calligraphy (demonstration of Spencerian script by Pat Blair, who personalized bookmarks). $5 per bookmark
all sales benefit the Guild.

Table 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

Table 8: Personalized Ornaments ($5-$15 per ornamentall sales benefit the Guild):
10-4— Tamara Stoneburner
1-4 — Janet Marano

Table 9 (A&B): Personalized Aprons and Tote Bags
(Aprons $15, Christmas stockings $15; large totes $12, small totes $8, gift bags $5
all sales benefit the Guild.)
10-2 — Louise Megginson
11-1 — Marta Legeckis

Table 10:
11-noonIlluminated vinework (demonstration by Peggy Shields Schiefelbein)
1-2Introduction to Calligraphy (demonstration for beginners by Marta Legeckis)



Paper & 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 Calligraphy—the 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.

Indigo Rose calligraphySharon Eppler sold her unique cards and calligraphic gift items.

Claire Ingley offered fun pins of clever sayings and popular professions.

Letter Arts Review magazine—Editor 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.

And there's more...

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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