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.
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).
Matting & Framing, plus
Summer Workshop Roundup
Escribiente members who have attended calligraphy workshops and art retreats will share their summer workshop experiences and artwork. This is your chance to see the latest trends!
Members will also be on hand to help you mat and frame your art for the NM State Fair. More details...
New Mexico State Fair 2014
For entry requirements, download the Creative Arts > Calligraphy PDF
Friday, September 5, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, September 6, 9am–5pm
Winter 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...
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.
July 8–13, 2013
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.