Current Exhibit

Past Exhibits

Presentation Center Exhibit, April 1 - June 30, 2015, Presentation Center. Many pieces of calligraphic artwork by eighteen of our guild members on display.

Filoli Calligraphy Exhibit: Gifts of the Garden, June 17 - August 24, 2014, Filoli. 40 pieces of calligraphic artwork by eighteen of our guild members were on display.

Filoli Exhibit Postcard Invitation

Front of Postcard
Back of Postcard

Valentine Exhibit

Many Pacific Scribes members brought Valentines most handmade, but some vintage commercial ones to be displayed at the Menlo Park Public Library during the month of February 2009.
One of two wall cases
Second wall case


The AVArtFest returned after a year's hiatus. Pioneer Park in Mountain View was the site for the one-day festival on June 6, 2009. In partnership with with The Community School of Music and Arts, the festival featured a variety of artists' works in many media, including calligraphy. Here are a few of the pieces Pacific Scribe members displayed at this festival.
Elizabeth Fifield
Sara Loesch-Frank
Marian Gault

Framing Guidelines

Pacific Scribes sponsors one or more exhibits of our members' artwork each year. So that the artwork can be protected and hung safely and securely, the following framing guidelines have been developed. Compliance is mandatory; improper framing can be grounds for rejection.

When delivered, all artwork must be:

  • Dry and framed, ready to hang.
  • Frames must be in good condition, with secure, sturdy corners and edges.
  • Covered with glass or Plexiglas.
    • Plexiglas is strongly recommended for pieces over 20" x 24".
  • Securely wired to frames with screw eyes or D-rings on wooden frames and appropriate fittings to attach wire on metal frames.

The following will be cause for rejection

sawtooth hanger glue-on tab Taped string/wire slide-in cardboard back stand
Sawtooth Hanger Glue-on Tab Taped String/Wire Slide-in Cardboard Back Stand
  • Floating plastic or glass frames with clips
  • Any other type of framing considered unsafe by the Exhibits Committee.

Design Considerations

  • In general, artwork looks best surrounded by a large white or neutral-colored mat.
  • A 3" - 4" wide mat will accentuate an artwork from 10" x 12" up to 24" x 30" inches.
  • Proportionally, very small artwork can use 1" - 2" mats, but avoid very narrow mats that minimize your work.
  • The second mat (as in a double matting) usually shows 1/4"- 1/8" (or 1/2"- 3/4" when using tone on tone).
  • The mat opening must overlap the artwork by at least 1/8" (1/4" is better).
  • Framing should enhance, not compete with, the artwork.

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