I am thrilled to say that our group is gradually growing. This past Saturday, twenty of us showed up to capture the quirkiness of the wonderful Village of Madrid, New Mexico. After sharing, nine of us stayed and enjoyed a wonderful lunch and more “getting to know you ” time.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jay Leutwyler for his induction into the New Mexico Watercolor Society as a Signature Member.
Discover the history, science and engineering of car racing and capture it in your sketchbook. On SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, we will gather at the UNSER RACING MUSEUM, 1776 Montano Road, NW, Albuquerque. Yes, there is admission: $10 adults and $6 seniors. It will be fun to try our hand at sketching the cars.
We will meet at 10:00 AM and do our usual. Hope to see you there.
Interspersed throughout the City of Albuquerque are several treasures of Open Space where wildlife and natural habitats are promoted and supported. On July 29, we will be sketching at the OPEN SPACE VISITORS CENTER, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque. Please join us at 10:00 AM to sketch. There are stunning views of the Sandias, fields and the cozy gardens around the Visitors Center.
UNM has a beautiful campus with a lovely assortment of architecture. Let’s meet at POPEJOY HALL, 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque @ 10:00. I believe there is parking in the lot across the Central Avenue from the Frontier Restaurant. You might have to pay for parking.
We will sketch for 2 hours, meet at NOON to share what we’ve done.
We are heading to Santa Fe and the Historic Plaza to capture in our sketchbooks, this wonderful spot in this “Land of Enchantment.” We will meet by the BANDSTAND, Saturday, June 17 starting at 10:00 AM. Parking is more reasonable in the city parking lots and garages. You can also park for free in the PERA parking lot across from the State Capitol Rotunda Building (Old Santa Fe Train and Paseo Peralta) but you will have to walk to the plaza a few blocks away.
We will do our usual sketching for 2 hours, meet at Noon to share. There are tasty and affordable places and food trucks to have lunch on or near the plaza.
The Thursday morning sketching in Santa Fe had their first 2017 gathering this past Thursday. We decided to go inside as it was overcast and threatening we decided to go to a wonderful coffee shop – 36 DEGREES NORTH. Consuming delicious pastery and coffee as we sketched, we created the following:
May 6. Madrid, New Mexico
May 27, Rio Grande Nature Center 2901 Candelaria Road, NW, Albuquerque
June 17, Santa Fe Plaza….we will meet by the Band Stand
July 8, UNM Campus. We will meet by Popejoy Hall
July 29, Open Space Visitors Center, Coors Blvd
August 19, Unser Racing Museum, 1776 Montano Rd. NW (I still have to check to see if they will allow us to sketch
September 9, Rancho de las Golandrinas
Sunday, September 30, Railyard Grower’s Market, Albuquerque
October 21, Albuquerque Botanical Garden
November 11, Albuquerque Railroad Station, 320 1st Street, Albuquerque
December 2. To be determined
Leadership is always interested in suggestions for venues to sketch. We are also looking into occasional events during the week.
Starting Thursday, April 27, the early morning sketchers will be meeting at Guadalupe Fun Rubber Stamps at 114 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe. We gather at 8:00 AM and promptly head to wherever we decide to sketch. If you are late, we will leave a note as to where you can find us. Hope to see some of you there
Finally figured out how to upload these photos of our work.