Lost and Found

Dearest Artists,

We do hope you enjoyed yourself last week and the conference met all of your expectations.

When the University cleaned the dorm rooms Monday they found a few items left behind. Please let us know if you are missing:

  • A red plastic water bottle (with white alphabet)
  • A metal water bottle
  • A black desk lamp
  • A pair of tortoise shell prescription sunglasses
  • A blue Jos. A Bank button up shirt
  • Please contact Melissa at melissa@thepassionatepen.org if one of these items is yours and you would like to claim it.

Thank  you!

Reminder: Deadline for Picking up Scribe Store Merchandise

This is a friendly reminder that Scribe Store consigners must pick up their remaining merchandise Friday, July 31st between 11:30 and 16:00. Please contact Kris Nevius and Dean Robino, co-chairs, at scribestore@thepassionatepen.org if you have any questions.

Faculty Exhibition List

We have published the list of pieces that are in the faculty exhibition. To download and view the list, click here or on the following link.

Early Arrivals

If you are arriving on campus before Saturday, July 25th and you have registered and paid for your extra nights, you will need to check in at the conference office upon arrival, on the second floor of the Student Center, Russian River Valley room. There you can pick up your registration packet, which will have your room and meal key card as well as your parking pass if you requested one.

Only a few more days now….

Evening Programs

Dear Passionate Pen Pals,

We have an exciting line up of evening programs for the week and almost all of the information about them has now been put on the website! Check it out!

Roann Mathias Artwork at the Scribe Store

Roann Mathias artwork will be at the Scribe Store.

These pieces were inspired by Roann’s recent graduate degree in fine art.  She spent a lot of time exploring various media, including acrylics and different kinds of paper.  At first she was very conservative in her use of color, but as the program progressed, she found the freedom to return to her usual vibrant color palette.  Some of the more textured pieces were a direct result of her final thesis project, in which she used different acrylic media to create transparent letterforms.

The sizes range from 8″ x 10″ to 11″ x 14″.

Check them out!

Sherrie Lovler and Kris Nevius at the Scribe Store

Artwork by Sherrie Lovler and Kris Nevius will be for sale at the Scribe Store.

Art and Poetry by Sherrie Lovler

Sherrie Lovler’s cards will be available at the Scribe Store. All her cards are 5 x 7” and are blank inside. On the back of each is the poem that inspired the art.
She will also be selling 8.5″ x 11” and 13″ x 19” limited edition giclée prints of her art.

Woven Cards by Kris Nevius

Kris’s greeting cards are cut and woven double sided paper backed by waxed Lami Li paper, giving them a translucent background. Cutting and folding the cards is a meditation for her. They measure 5 ½” x 5 ½”.

REMINDER: Guild Banners

Hello, Passionistas,

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for receiving guild banners is approaching. Please see the details below.

We’ll be displaying guild banners at The Passionate Pen calligraphy conference this summer, and we’re hoping for a colorful array this summer, so round up your guild’s banner and send it to our Conference Office at Sonoma State University. It must arrive no earlier than July 13th and no later than July 20th. Attached is a downloadable pdf shipping label addressed to the Conference Office at Sonoma State University.

This label must be attached somewhere on your package, even if you have an additional UPS or other shipping label.

Questions? Please contact Meredith Klein at gkle@sbcglobal.net.

Everything You Need to Know Before You Come to The Conference

If you click on the following link, you will see a new page on the conference website.

Everything from A to Z

All the details you might have questions about are there, from A (Address for Shipping) to Z (well, actually V: Volunteers). Included is information about Arriving on Campus, Check-in, Parking Passes, Pre-Orders, and much more. It’s a lot to read, but please take the time. It will help you prepare for the week and answer the questions you didn’t know you had.

Speaking of answering questions, our email volume is extremely high and we would appreciate it if you only email us if your questions are not answered by the A-Z.

Melissa and Marcia and the entire Passionate Pen team are in high gear with final plans and we look forward to welcoming you to Sonoma in two weeks.


Is Your Travel Information Up-to-Date?

For anyone who has not already completed their travel information for the conference, Please, we need your flight information immediately to ensure that you can catch the Sonoma Airport Express Shuttle closest to your incoming flight, and that we know to pick you up when you reach Sonoma County (DoubleTree hotel).

To do this, log into the Passionate Pen web site and click on Registration.
Once in the Registration page, click on the Travel icon.
Check the box “I will arrive in the San Francisco Bay Area by air.”
Fill in arrival information and departure information in the drop down box that appears.
Be sure to mark the box for Incoming Shuttle Service and or Outgoing Shuttle Service if you need that.
Click on submit and pay for the Outgoing Shuttle Service, if requested, on the Conference checkout page.

The Airport Express shuttles  run every hour from San Francisco Airport and every 2 hours from Oakland airport up to Sonoma County.
Their schedule of pick up times at the airports are listed on their website.
It may take 30 to 45 minutes to retrieve your baggage once you have landed.

We will have greeters at the airport baggage  areas to help guide you […]