“Letters don’t get their true delight when done in haste and discomfort, nor merely done with diligence and pain, but first when they are created with love and passion.”

— Giambattista Bodoni

Art and Calligraphy Exhibits

2021 San Mateo County Fair

Sandra Collins


Sara Loesch-Frank


Anne Johnston


Anne Johnston



Saratoga Library Exhibit

January 2 – February 1, 2018

Filoli Calligraphy Exhibit:
Garden Inspirations

April 4 – June 4, 2017

Presentation Center Exhibit

September 7 – November 30, 2016

Valentine Exhibit

January 30 – February 29, 2016

Calligraphy Exhibit:
Gifts of the Garden
Filoli Historic House & Gardens
June 17 through August 24, 2014

Members’ Valentine Exhibit
Handmade and Vintage Valentines
Menlo Park Public Library
February 2009


Pacific Scribes’ members show calligraphic works at the Pioneer Park in Mountain View.

Sara Loesch-Frank

Elizabeth Fifield

Marian Gault

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.

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.

Questions? Email us at: info@PacificScribes.org

The Following will be Cause for Rejection:

  • Floating plastic or glass frames with clips
  • Any other type of framing considered unsafe by our Exhibits Committee.