It’s a truly beautiful show and I am so honored to have it here in the gallery. Thank you for everyone who participated in the call for entries and to those whose work is on the wall, all I can say is WOW, you are all amazingly talented artists.
This opening weekend has been very busy day with all of the artists arriving early for the Calligraphy Northwest International Calligraphy Conference. What an exciting week it is going to be around this town. Did you know that 500 calligraphers are here for the conference? There are some open to the public events, including a vendors fair all day on Tuesday, which 23 Sandy will be participating in. Click on the “Public Events” link on the left side of their web site for more info. Hope to see you all there.
Check out this list of rock star calligraphers featured in The Poetic Pen who are also teaching at the conference next week. I’m so thrilled to have their talent grace our walls. Annie Cicale, Laurie Doctor, Kristen Doty, Thomas Ingmire, Suzanne Moore and Pamela Paulsrud (who is not part of the show, but her work is always in inventory in the gallery). Welcome to Portland everyone!
Mark your calendar for an artists reception for The Poetic Pen on First Friday, July 6 from 5-8:00 p.m.