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HARVEST CRITTENDEN, Master Penman, has been a professional lettering artist for more than 30 years. Past owner of The Gold Leaf and founder of Acorn Arts, Harvest specializes in calligraphy and illumination. Harvest is a past winner of the Marjorie Pavelich Calligraphy Grant, and past president of The Michigan Association of Calligraphers. She has studied illumination and lettering in the United States and Italy and has served on the faculties of numerous regional, national and international conferences. Harvest has also taught for the St. Michael Institute of Sacred Arts, The Religious Sisters of Mercy, Hollanders School of Book and Paper Arts and offers workshops internationally. Please contact Harvest to schedule a workshop.

In 2010 Harvest was inducted as a Master Penman by IAMPETH at their annual convention. IAMPETH is an international, non-profit association dedicated to practicing and preserving the beautiful arts of calligraphy, engrossing and fine penmanship. IAMPETH is one of the oldest lettering arts associations in America. Harvest was the 10th person to be honored with the Master Penman designation since the program was started.

In 2011 and 2012 Harvest was the co-director the Spencerian Saga in Ohio, along with Master Penman Michael Sull. In 2013 Harvest took over as the new director of the Saga.

Her work can be seen in museums, galleries and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. She has been published in numerous publications.



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Acorn Arts
Harvest Crittenden
6192 Northridge Hills Drive
Brighton, MI 48116
harvest (at)

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