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 and download our Newsletters for reviews and photos from our workshops and programs.



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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30pm

(Q&A in lobby 5pm; social time 6pm)

DESIGNED TO BE PACKED: Neuland Letterforms

Presented by Esther Feske

Esther will introduce you to Neuland Letterforms. These letters are modern, energetic and forgiving to write and have several variations. Come give them a try and discover your favorite version for further experimentation!

For the supply list, and more info on 2019 programs, please see our Meetings page.


Latest Newsletter

Back issues are available for download on our Newsletter page.

Download Screen Res PDF2019–1 (January)

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  • Workshop Review: In the Footsteps of David Jones with Joke Boudens
  • 2018 Christmas Party photo gallery
  • 2018 Christmas Cards
  • A Lettering Journey by Heather Martinez
  • New Mexicot Governor’s Inaugural Invitation by Theresa Varela
  • Exhibit & Fundraiser for the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation
  • Calligraphy Classes by Escribiente members
  • Designing with Lettering


New Mexico State Fair 2018

The New Mexico State Fair is held annually at Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
September 6 – 16, 2018

NM State Fair album montage

Escribiente members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building during the show. Our Jurors this year were Fred Yost and his wife Jaci Fischer.

(PDF) List of Ribbons Awarded for 2018 exhibit

View Slideshow of the 2018 entries on our Flickr account, or click the image above.

Poets’ Picnic & Weathergrams Installation

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque NM

Mark your calendar for this year's Poets' Picnic event: Saturday, May 25, 2019

In conjunction with local poets, each year Escribiente members calligraph dozens of Weathergrams that are hung on trees around the Open Space Visitor Center grounds as a temporary art installation. View Photo Album on Facebook for the 2018 event.

As a fundraiser during the Poets Picnic event, our members volunteer to write custom weathergrams for attendees. Also, in conjunction with LIBROS Book Arts group, our members provided original artwork that was included in a handmade poetry chapbook. Artwork for 2018 chapbook (shown below) was provided by Julie Gray, Beth House, Elizabeth McKee, Esther Feske, Caryl McHarney, and Janice Gabel.

All proceeds from the event benefit Open Space Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands.

If you haven’t been to the Open Space Visitor Center on Coors Blvd NW, check out their website.

In 2016, Escribiente members created Weathergrams and donated their time to demonatrate calligraphy to the public at a similar event (above). View Weathergrams 2016 Photo Album on Flickr.