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, May 1, 2019, 6:30pm

(social time 6pm)

Brush Written Roman Capitals: Grand Letterforms

Presented by Randall Hasson

Randall Hasson will demo brush handling and manipulation necessary for creating sumptuous large Trajan Roman capital letterforms – the ‘king’ of them all. Members will have an opportunity to write very large brush forms, adding new techniques to their calligraphic repertoire. Don’t miss this opportunity for experimentation!

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


2019 Poets’ Picnic & Weathergrams Installation

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

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Poetry readings, Weathergrams installation, calligraphy demonstrations, and more!

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 2019 chapbook (shown below) was provided by Julie Gray, Caryl McHarney, Esther Feske, Janice Gabel and Trish Meyer.

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.


Latest Newsletter

Back issues are available for download on our Newsletter page.

Download Screen Res PDF2019–2 (April)

Download Screen Resolution PDF (4MB), or click Cover image (right)
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  • Workshop Review: Weaving Words with Marina Soria (Corrales, NM)
  • Workshop Review: Roman Caps: Pattern and Texture with Annie Cicale
  • The Adventures of a Book by Caryl McHarney
  • 2019 Valentines for Meals on Wheels
  • Workshop Review: A Course of Gothic Proportions with Paul Antonio Attong (Dallas, Texas)
  • The Art of Haiku – 2019 chapbook illustrations
  • Techniques for Lettering, This and That, and more!


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.