Today's holiday Gifty Pick is a very fun book by Portland artist, Marilyn Zornado titled Adventures in Pen Land. This colorfully illustrated accordion book is a journey to the fabled land where pens learn their wicked ways. A great gift for the fan of calligraphy on your list.
Portland has a rich history in the art of calligraphy, beginning with the world renowned Lloyd Reynolds at Reed College who was an oft-acknowledged inspiration of Steve Jobs. The last six weeks have continued that tradition with not only the incredibly inspiring conference that brought 500 calligraphers to, of course, Reed College, but also with our international juried exhibition called The Poetic Pen.
If you haven't seen The Poetic Pen yet, be sure to stop by today, Friday or Saturday.
23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to announce our Best of Show Awards for The Poetic Pen. Since all of the submissions for this incredibly beautiful show far exceeded our expectations, it was a very difficult to choose, but based on a variety of criteria, we have selected four exceptional pieces for their outstanding visual and poetic appeal and mastery of the craft. In no particular order, here is a bit of information about each of our award winners.
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.
The Poetic Pen: Celebrating Calligraphy and Poetry
Exhibition dates: June 22 - July 28, 2012 Location: 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon Entry Deadline: April 20, 2012
23 Sandy Gallery invites you to celebrate the beautiful word by entering The Poetic Pen, a juried exhibition of calligraphic artwork that uses poetry as a primary textual focus. Calligraphers throughout history have employed poetry to illustrate the art and fine craft of lettering, letterforms and calligraphic design. This show is open to pen or brush works in the form of wall-hung pieces, broadsides, books, sculptural objects and more.