quill in inkwellMembership

Albuquerque’s Calligraphic Society was founded in April, 1978. We are a lively, congenial group open to anyone interested in the fine art of beautiful lettering. The benefits of membership include:


Members and guests of Escribiente meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. (No meetings are held in January, July and December.) They are held at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center located at 501 Elizabeth, SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico (southwest corner of Elizabeth and Southern). [Google Map]

We feature an informative program for all levels of calligraphy at each meeting, including speakers, hands on projects, social time to meet other calligraphers, and generally a good learning atmosphere. Everyone with an interest in creating beautiful letters is welcome!


We regularly send members news and updates through our email list, so be sure to include your email address when you join! Our newsletters provide additional news of Society activities, workshops, classes, international conferences, hints, tips & techniques, book reviews and calligraphic contributions from our members. (Note: Newsletter PDFs are posted on our website. There is an additional $10 fee for members to receive a printed newsletter.)

Supplemental flyers update members to meetings, and late breaking news.


Our members-only library contains books on calligraphy, related arts, calligraphed calendars, newsletters from other calligraphy guilds and many great videotapes and DVD’s of professional calligraphers. (More information to the right.)


Escribiente sponsors one or two yearly member gallery exhibitions, plus our own special section in the Creative Arts building at the New Mexico State Fair held every year in September. This is a chance for every calligrapher, no matter what age or skill level, to exhibit creative work.


Workshops are offered by international, national and local scribes. They are usually held from 9am to 4pm on a Saturday and Sunday, and are more technical and detailed than the Mini-workshops. They are a great chance to learn from some of the best teachers of calligraphy.

Membership benefits include discounts to attend workshops.

Membership Fees

Dues are renewable June 1 of each year.

Membership Fees * updated April 2014:

One Year Membership:

  • Membership + electronic (PDF) newsletter: $30 per year
  • Membership + printed newsletter: $40 per year

Make check payable to:
PO Box 30166
Albuquerque, NM 87190

Download Membership Application (PDF)

Include your name, address, telephone number and email address with your check. Also include your birthday (month & day) if you'd like to get a personalized calligraphic card on your birthday!

Join us today!