National Hispanic Cultural Center

Howdy Sketchers

Donna has us all set up for our next fun event which is the National Hispanic Cultural Center. For those of you who haven’t been to an event in awhile, we start at 10:am and sketch until 12: noon on February 1, 2020. The N. H. C. Center is at 1701 4th St SW, in Albuquerque New Mexico. The lunch suggestion for this location is ” The Barelas Coffee House” on 4th street. 1502 4th which is right down the street from the N. H. C. C.

Let us know you are coming: email

Happy Sketching and we hope to see you there.


Nuclear Science and History

Hello Sketchers

Another great location, the Museum of Nuclear Science and History was just full of exciting, thought provoking, sketching opportunities and the sketchers took full advantage of them.

We also want to say a big Welcome to those returning sketchers, new sketchers and those of you who were just visiting and sketching with us. It was so nice to see all the new faces.

Here are the photos of all the great work.


Hello Sketchers and welcome to 2020. Our first outing this year is a great one. The Museum of Nuclear Science and History has a plethora of sketching opportunities both inside and out. The date is January 11th at 601 Eubank Blvd S. E. ( in Albuquerque.

We would like to send a shout out to all those of you who are members of the Albuquerque Urban Sketchers and haven’t been to a Sketchout in a while. We have a new list of locations this year and we hope to see you at some of them. Renew your interest and come sketching.

There is a brew pub (Bombs Away Beer Company) not too far away, 9801 Acoma rd S. E., for those who want to have a snack or lunch after. Also if you would like to carpool shoot me an email at ( with your location info and we will see if we can hook you up with someone in your area.

Please R. S. V. P by emailing and we hope to see you there.



“WOW” the annual lunch went off without a hitch. Thanks to all those who came and a special thanks to Donna Williams for putting it together. The food and service were great at the Standard Diner in Albuquerque.

Donna announced the winner and the runners up for the “Albuquerque Urban Sketchers Stamp” contest as she handed out certificates to each. The winner was Martha Calhoun with special thanks to April Rentzsch, Ryan Franchak, and Constance Smith. It truly was a challenge to choose the winner.

Many of those that attended the luncheon started sketching before the food was even ordered and several of them finished after eating. It was great to see so many people sketching and sharing good conversation with the group. Here are a few photos of the attendees and we hope to see you all at the luncheon next year




Well the weather finally caught up with us. It was a cold and windy day so we met inside the museum and wow, there are so many things to sketch. Everyone it seems found something different to make a great sketch from.

Here are the sketches from the Hot Air Balloon Museum in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Hot Air Balloon Museum

Our next sketchout we be held November 30, 2019 at The Hot Air Balloon Museum, located at 9201 Balloon Museum Dr N.E. In Albuquerque. It is just north of Alameda Blvd. There is a $5. fee for NM adults, $4. for seniors 65 and older and $6. for out of state adults. We will start at 10:am and at 12:01 we will share our work. Hope to see you there.



Hi Sketchers

The annual lunch get-together will be held at the Standard Diner on Central and Arno, Saturday, December 14th at 12:noon. The Standard Diner will provide separate checks and add the appropriate gratuity to each one. Everyone should bring their sketchbooks to draw their dining companions and share their work.

Please RSVP for the annual lunch by emailing no later than December 7th as seating is limited and we would hate to leave you out.

We will be announcing the stamp contest winner and hand out the award certificates. With luck, we will have the stamp made by then and available for use.

Donna Williams / Spader

San Isidro Church

The historic San Isidro Church, located in Corrales New Mexico, is a great location for Urban Sketching. We are still having great luck with the weather and with lite jacketts we had a perfect morning of sketching. Here are the photos from November 9, 2019.

Thanks for all the lovely sketches.