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Valley Calligraphy Guild
Schedule of Meetings, Events and Projects

General Meetings

All Valley Calligraphy Guild meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice.
Members will receive invitations by email.
Most general meetings will be open at 6:45 PM, Pacific Coast time with time for greetings and show & tell before the start of the evening program.

All VCG members, everywhere in the known universe, have an opportunity to attend monthly meetings, see old friends and learn new techniques.

A Zoom invitation will be sent out to all members the day before the meeting. 


Valley Calligraphy Guild Annual Membership renewal time is September.
See the Membership page for details and our new PayPal link.


Valley Calligraphy Guild 2022 Virtual Exhibit

Click 2022
at the top of this page under Shows
to see three pages of calligraphic art
submitted by VCG members
from the US and Canada for the
2022 VCG Virtual Exhibit



   With the advent of Zoom, we have been able to take classes from teachers all over the world from our homes.
   Your challenge is to take a technique that you learned on Zoom and apply it to your creation in anticipation of the promise of Indian Summer as the weather changes and leaves prepare to launch themselves from their trees, or visually express how you felt about going back to school as a child.
   We’d love to see what you created for your challenge!  Please show it at the beginning of the October 20th VCG meeting. Be sure to take a photo of your creation and email it to Judy Black at ( for inclusion in the VCG Newsletter.



Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
6:45 PM via Zoom
Program: The Art of Etegami - Sally Penley will teach us about the fun Japanese art of Etegami—creating postcards with simple painted images and a few heartfelt words or a haiku intended to be mailed to a friend or loved one. Etegami literally means “picture letters.”
Click for details and examples
Supply list
• Watercolor postcards
• A small-to-medium sumi brush
• Sumi ink
• Fine Sharpie marker and/or Tombow fudensake brush pen
• Pan watercolors (like Prang) and watercolor brush
• Water container
• Signature stamp or chop, if you have one

31 Last day to email Susan with the information about your piece for the VCG Show at Eugene Public Library.
Include your name and title of piece so a tag can be created.

DROP OFF DAY for pieces for Valley Calligraphy Guild Show at Eugene Public Library
VCG members are invited to submit one ready to hang framed calligraphy piece. There will be wall space for 15-20 pieces displayed on the 2nd floor.
In addition, two glass cases will be available for small unframed pieces.
Please drop off pieces on November 3rd between 1:00-4:00 pm
To Susan at 3590 Bardell, Eugene. Call with questions 541-302-0866

We are planning to give away bookmarks at the library during the display time. Please drop off any size, color, design, calligraphic or not. Have fun, try something new (no corner bookmarks please). Even if you do not have calligraphy pieces in the show you are encouraged to create and donate bookmarks. We need LOTS and LOTS.

7 Valley Calligraphy Guild Show at Eugene Public Library opens

Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
6:45 PM via Zoom
Program: A Book, a Tool, and a Technique with Cora Pearl
During most calligraphy workshops, inevitably certain questions get asked, such as, What kind of brush is that?, What kind of paper are you using?, and Can you write down the name of that book you just mentioned?  The answers to these questions often lead to sharing of purchasing resources, and additional similar books and tools. (click here for details on this exciting program)

Technique Supply List
• Speedball B-0 nib
• Black ink (any kind)
• Nib holder
• 2B Pencil
• Pencil sharpener
• Tortillion (blending stick)
• Eraser
• White Signo Uniball pen OR white gouache and a very small size watercolor brush (size 0 or 00)
• Water container
• 2 Pieces of hot press water color paper cut to 8”x10”
• Ruler or T-square

TBA Authors and Artists Fair
VCG members create and donate cards and other calligraphy related items for sale at the VCG table. (details to follow)
8 Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
Program: Heidi Stolp and Judy Black
  Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
Program: Carole Sterry will demonstrate Flat Brush Techniques

Special Orders and Announcements
Order Calligraphic items created by members to support the Valley Calligraphy Guild
Pots & Pens 4

Pots & Pens 4 Calligraphy/Cook Book
click above for order information

Calligraphic Post Cards
to order: contact Judith Bailey for price and postage details
post card logo
Check Workshops web page for upcoming events

Send camera-ready submissions and holiday cards for the next issue of the
Valley Calligraphy Guild Newsletter
Please turn in items and
information to the Newsletter Team

Judy Black
2684 Chad Drive
Eugene OR 97408
541 485-2336

Edie Roberts
2366 Washington St.
Eugene OR 97405

Index to Valley Calligraphy Guild Newsletter 1981-2012 click for pdf

For information contact Valley Calligraphy Guild Chairperson Cindy FitzGerald

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Page Updated - September 2022