Welcome to the Idaho Inkspots                    Calligraphy Guild!

THE IDAHO INKSPOTS is a nonprofit organization for calligraphers of all skill levels.

Membership is open to all. Annual dues (Jan-Dec) are $20 and are renewed in January. (Please send your dues to Karen Cook.)  Members will receive newsletters plus information on workshops and parties. Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise announced. There are no meetings in June & July. In August an annual picnic is held, and in December we celebrate the season with a pizza party!


Membership Benefits:

  • Members receive a discount for the semi-annual Inkspots workshops. These workshops feature exceptional teachers who are renowned calligraphy artists.
  • Members receive a subscription to our newsletter "Idaho Inkspots".
  • Members receive the membership directory and enjoy the fellowship of other calligraphers.
  • 40% discount card for Quality Art.
  • Members also have access to our Library collection of art/calligraphy books.
  • Members are free to attend as many or as few meetings and workshops as they desire. 






 PRESIDENT: D'Ann Zickau


VICE PRESIDENT: Heather Rohnert

SECRETARY: Lea Bateman-King


TREASURER:  Karen Cook


HOSPITALITY: Theresa Mayes

               WORKSHOP: Dave Kuwahara                

NEWSLETTER: Heather Rohnert

WEBSITE: Suzann Swenson

EXHIBITS: Lea Bateman-King

HISTORIAN : Cookie Sorge







A Lecture by Suzanne Moore - "Tradition and Transformation" 

Tuesday April 23, 2019

             TIME:             6:30 - 8:00 pm

             WHERE:         St. Alphonsus Main Lobby of the Central Tower

                                    1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, ID 83706

             WHAT:            Suzanne Moore's career as a maker of manuscript books 

                                    spans more than 30 years. Her work is rooted in traditions 

                                    of historical manuscripts, but her books -- including her

                                    most recent edition book, "Zero: Cypher of Infinity" --

                                    are contemporary in approach, content and imagery.

                                    Suzanne's  work on The Saint John's Bible, including

                                    10 interpretive illuminations and 3 special treatments

                                    came at a key time in her career, altering her perspec-

                                    tives, enriching her vision and offering challenges and 

                                    inspiration for future work. Her illustrated presentation

                                    will describe the connections with, and divergence from, 

                                    the rich history of the codex book. Her use of painting,

                                    printmaking and lettering has links to the past, with

                                    the vision and sensibility of a 21st-century artist.


Donation of $5 welcomed. For more information call (208) 367-7791

or email TheSaintJohnsbible@saintalphonsus.org


2019 Rendez-vous

International Calligraphy Conference

 Montreal (Sherbrooke)






Guilds Societies Jan 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [75.9 KB]


2018 Fall Workshop


 Jacqueline Sullivan


QUESTIONS?                    MEMBERSHIP FORM:   

Idaho Inkspots Membership Form
IDAHO INKSPOTS membership.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [235.8 KB]

For ALL questions regarding the  Inkspots Guild, please contact Dave Kuwahara at: kuwahara@q.com

For information on becoming an INKSPOT, please contact Karen Cook at:






MONTHLY MEETINGS are held the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise announced. There are no meetings in June & July. An annual picnic is held in August and in December we celebrate the season with a Pizza Party!

The guild meetings are held at "The VineArts Studio" 4902 W. Chinden Blvd. in Garden City at 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

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