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).

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6:30pm

Annual Members Holiday Party – please check your email for details and location!

It is that time of the year again where we [Escribiente members] donate our time to scribe names on the back of ornaments for a fund raiser for the Presbyterian Hospice at Kaseman. The ornaments are purchased in memory of those who have passed. Please check your email for details, dates, and location.

NEWS: Bill Kemp is planning to teach his Introduction to the Pointed Pen class again at Pen and Pad in Albuquerque sometime in early 2015, in case you missed the Escribiente-sponsored workshop on October 25. More details on our Workshops page.

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  • Legacies II Calligraphy Conference Review, by Julie Gray
  • Literally Letters at Ghost Ranch Review, by Beth House
  • Yukimi Annand Ghost Ranch Workshop, by E. Klingner
  • Sins & Salvations in Calligraphy, by Esther Feske
  • Calligraphy for the holidays (announcements)
  • Workshop announcements, tips and news...

 

New Mexico State Fair 2014

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

NM State Fair album montage

View Flickr slideshow of the Calligraphy exhibit at the recent New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at NM Expo, Albuquerque.

New Mexico State Fair 2013

The New Mexico State Fair is held at Expo New Mexico
September 11–22, 2013

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

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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.