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. (Newsletter PDFs are posted on our website.)


Our members-only library contains books, magazines and DVDs on calligraphy, related arts, calligraphed calendars, and newsletters from other calligraphy guildss. (More information to the right.)


Escribiente sponsors occasional 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. They are a great chance to learn from some of the best teachers of calligraphy. Membership benefits include discounts to attend workshops, and priority registration.


Membership Fees

Dues run from July 1 – June 30 and are renewed at the June meeting each year.

Note: The Newsletter is available as a PDF online only.

One Year Membership: $20 per year (discounted rate, normally $30).

New members also receive a $10 coupon which can be applied to any Escribiente class or workshop of their choice.

You may pay either by check by mail, or by Paypal/credit card using the links below.

Payment Option #1:

Complete the Membership Application, and mail your $20 check (payable to Escribiente) to:
Attn: Treasurer
PO Box 30166
Albuquerque, NM 87190

Download Membership Application (PDF)

If you cannot complete the PDF above, just 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!

Payment Option #2:

Step 1: Checkout below with Paypal using your debit or credit card (you do not need a Paypal account to check out online).

Step 2: New member? If the name on your credit/debit card is different from the member name, please let us know! Please email treasurer@escribiente.org with the name, email and phone number you wish to use in our directory – this name will also be used for your name tag! Add your birth day (month & day only) if you'd like to get a personalized calligraphic card on your special day each year!

Renewing member? Please email treasurer@escribiente.org if any information has changed from the previous year’s directory listing.

We look forward to welcoming you to Escribiente!