Welcome to Escribiente

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, and we welcome guests and members of the public who have an interest in learning more abut the fine art of beautiful writing. Please see our Meetings page for full details and directions.

Next Meeting

Meet and mingle with local Escribiente calligraphers at our free monthly meetings. Guests welcome, so just drop by! We meet the second Wednesday of most months at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center in Albuquerque (southwest corner of Elizabeth and Southern).

Wednesday, September 3, 6:30pm

The Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine

During our September meeting, Trish Meyer will demonstrate the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine. The Cameo can cut a wide variety of materials – up to 12" x 12" – including paper, vinyl, cardstock, fabric, and more.

If you are a calligrapher or book artist who likes to wield a scalpel to cut out intricate shapes or letters, or need to create complex pop-up pages or cards, then you will want to check out this time saving gadget – especially if you are doing a large edition! More details...

New Mexico State Fair 2014

The New Mexico State Fair is held at Expo New Mexico
Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 21, 2014

For entry requirements, download the Creative Arts > Calligraphy PDF

Entry Dates

Friday, September 5, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, September 6, 9am–5pm

For download rules for other Divisions, visit the Creative Arts Entries & Rules page.
Acrobat Reader is required (free from Get Adobe Reader).


Download PDFWinter 2013–2014 (1Mb PDF)

  • Member Profile: Julie Gray
  • Peter Thornton: Layout & Design Workshop Review
  • Peter Thornton: Decorated Versals Workshop Review
  • Recent meetings review
  • In Memory of Mary Lou Cook; Harry L. Dougherty, Sr; and Gwen Sartwell Weaver
  • Notable Quotables
  • Book in a Box (a Milk or Juice Carton Box!)
  • Meeting Minutes, Calendar, and more...

New Mexico State Fair 2013

The New Mexico State Fair is held at Expo New Mexico
September 11–22, 2013 (closed Monday & Tuesday).

2013 NM State Fair slideshow

Our calligraphy exhibit was held at the Arts & Crafts building, and included many amazing pieces of high quality works that are worthy of exhibition in any venue.

2013 IAMPETH Conference

July 8–13, 2013

St. Mark’s Exhibit

View Slideshow

IAMPETH is a non-profit organization with over 500 members throughout the world. IAMPETH stands for International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting. Bill Kemp, a member of Escribiente, was the 2012–2013 president and hosted the annual conference in Albuquerque in July 2013.

There were over 220 attendees and approximately 22 of them were Escribiente members. Among the sixteen volunteer instructors were Pat Blair, the chief calligrapher at the White House and Louis LeMoine who works for Walt Disney Imagineering. The conference gave everyone insight into the work of superb quality penmen. Visit the IAMPETH website for more info.