The SfC offers free programs to the public throughout the year as part of our mission to support and share calligraphy in Southern California. 

Upcoming events

    • February 16, 2024
    • (PST)
    • September 20, 2024
    • (PDT)

    Call for entries: register your entry(s) here!


    Participation is open to current SfC members only. All entries must be original works of art. Submissions are limited to two pieces for each member.

    Participation is open to current SfC members only. All entries must be original works of art. Submissions are limited to two pieces for each member.


    Artwork must be ready to hang, e.g. frame with picture wire and eyehooks. There is not a limitation on size of artwork. 3D pieces such as artists books are eligible and will be displayed in cases.


    There is a participation fee of $15 for one piece and $25 for two pieces to help defray costs of art installation, reception, publications for the exhibit etc.

    20% of sales of artwork will go to the Maloof.

    If writing a check, email:  Caroline Arakaki: for mailing address. Make check to SfC, include on memo line: SFC Exhibit 2024

    Please register (button on this page) OR make checks payable to Society for Calligraphy.


    Thursday, October 7-9, call for appointment

    Melanie Swezey-Cleaves, Assoc. Director

    Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts

    5131 Carnelian Street, Alta Loma, CA 91701

    General Information: 909.980.0412; email:


    Saturday, October 26, 2024, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    October 24, 2024 through February 16, 2025

    Exhibit Days: Fridays - Saturdays

    Hours: Gallery Hours: 12-2:00pm


    Tuesday, February 18, 2025, between the hours of 12-4pm (appointment required)

    Contact: Melanie Swezey-Cleaves, Assoc. Director,

    General Information: 909.980.0412, email:

    Exhibit Co-Chairs:

    Barbara Close:

    Caroline Arakaki:



    We would like to create a catalog of the art pieces in the museum. We will need your information by October 1, 2024.

    Please submit a photo of your art and email to Barbara, co-exhibit chair: with the following information  (You can enter online as part of registration.):

    -Title of Work

    -Size of art --width x height


    -Sale Price or NFS

    -Contact Phone Number


    Also, please attach this information to your piece that goes to Maloof. You can use the "tear-off" on the Call for Entries form: SfC '24Exhibit Call for Entries-8indd.pdf .

    Questions regarding catalog submission? Mina Taylor.

    • March 08, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Guest Presenter: Beth Lee. Built-up Capitals

    Sponsored by 

    FRI, March 8, 2024,  6:30-8PM PST

    No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

    ABOUT THE SESSION: These sessions are led by members, sharing what they have learned. They do not claim to be masters. Members and guests may register for any session--there is no requirement to attend all sessions. The aim is to share knowledge with newbies and to provide a refresher for those with more experience. Guest presenter, Beth Lee, will be demoing her narrow Roman Built-Up Capitals at this session. 

    We plan to record. Kristi asks that you remind her! Recording will be available for two months. 

    San Diego SfC hosts its Roman's Study Group most months, usually on the first Friday, with a hiatus over the summer and in December.


    • pencil
    • eraser
    • drawing paper
    • any of 01- to 03-width Sakura Micron or Zig Millennium or Staedtler fine-tipped marker
    • 1mm broad-edge pen
    • writing fluid of choice
    • good quality paper that will not pill when wet, such as watercolor or ATW or Arches MBM, cut to 9" x 12" - lined up (I will provide guidelines ahead of time)
    • good substrate such as suede matboard or several sheets of drawing paper on a drawing board

     SfC membership is not required for this event. 

    Flexible Schedule for the evening:

    6:30 - 6:45 Announcements and opportunity for attendees to share their work from the past month. 

    6:45 - 7:45 Demo. Participants work along. 

    7:45 - 8:00 Opportunity for those who wish to share what they've completed during the session, time for questions.

    Zoom invitation and handouts are sent a day or two in advance. 

     It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of the event . . .

    Questions? Contact Kristi at

      • March 15, 2024
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom - online

      SfC MEMBERS ONLY - No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

      Sponsored by 

      Above is Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri Thornton - this is part of the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter's virtual exhibit found at:


      Friday, March 15, 2023,  6:30-8:00PM PDT

      Please note: separate registration is needed for each study group session. 

      We want to encourage and motivate our members to create finished pieces. We'll learn about design principles and how we might apply them.

         And, watch for workshops/classes that can supplement what we learn in these sessions! Your input is welcome, regarding design topics you'd like to study. 

      Study Group sessions are usually led by members, sharing what they have learned--we're all learning together! From time-to-time, we will have guest presenters.

      We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

      General Agenda

      1. Share our work.

      3. Review the day's topic: Focus on specific principles/elements of design. For this session, we'll cover TBA, both as it applies to art in general, and to our calligraphy pieces.  Kristi will lead this session.

      4. Another chance to share and invite critique (always optional).

      We strongly encourage participants to join our private Facebook group, Let's Make Finished Pieces!, so that you can interact with other Study Group participants and you may request critiques from other members. If you need help with joining, please contact Kristi or Nan at

      Month's Project: We'll continue with our ongoing projects, and start new ones, at our own pace. Please consider sharing your progress during our "show and tell" at the beginning or end of the session. 

      SUPPLY LIST: For your notes/sketches

      • Paper for sketching--printer, layout, a sketchbook, etc.
      • Pencil, eraser, ruler
      • A short quote or phrase--we'll be sketching thumbnails
      • Optional: Colored pencils or watercolor supplies (anything to add color for indicating space)

      Paid/official honorary SfC Membership is required for these sessions.

      Zoom invitation will be sent a day in advance.

      It's not guaranteed that you'll receive the invitation beforehand, if you sign up the day of the session, but you will receive the link to the recording. . .

        • July 28, 2024
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
        • Lobby - La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts
        SAVE THE DATE!

        Details to follow

        Fun fact: Founding member, Larry Brady, designed the logo for the La Mirada Theater.

        As conceived by founding member, Kitty Maryatt, the plan is for you, as an attendee, to bring a favorite piece of calligraphy you own, by another artist. We'll display it on tables or easels, or even leaning against a wall. We'll mingle and discuss the art <smile>. (Please don't worry if you don't have anything to bring--others will be happy to bring more than one!). We plan to provide hor d'euvres and beverages!

        Kristi will be happy to help arrange carpools.  Won't it be fun to extend the artistic discussion as you travel to and from this event!

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