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.
Friday, July 6, 2012, 5:00-8:00 p. m.
Please join us for an artist reception for The Poetic Pen.
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.