Logo/Stamp Contest

Hi Sketchers

The Albuquerque Chapter of Urban Sketchers is looking for a design to be used on an “Albuquerque Urban Sketchers” stamp. The stamp will be used for visiting Sketchers or for any of us who want a stamp on a special sketch.

Your design may be of any reasonable size 8″x 10″ or smaller, the winning design will be reduced to 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ slightly longer for a horizontal design. It can be in a rectangle, square, or circular shape. Please remember this is for a stamp. The design should be devoid of color, black only, and of simple line drawing as it will be very small and we want it to print clearly. We will not be using the Urban Sketchers International logo on this stamp but it should say “Abq. Urban Sketchers” somewhere in the design.

Submissions deadline is October 31, 2019. There is no monetary prize for the winning design, however the winning designer will able to say with pride, “I did that”. The winning design must come with all rights to use by the Albuquerque Urban Sketchers, and in high resolution.

Entries to be voted on by the Albuquerque Urban Sketchers administrators. Please send your submission to spaderart@gmail.com by October 31st.

Good luck.


Tingley Beach, 9/7/2019

Our next sketch outing will be at Tingley Beach, 1800 Tingley Dr SW in Albuquerque.  We’ll meet by the Central Pond near the paddle boat rentals, Saturday, September 7th at 10 AM and sketch till Noon.  Admission is free.

Let me know if you’re coming:




Robinson Park 08/17/2019

Our next sketch out will be at Robinson Park at 8th and Central in Downtown Albuquerque.  They have a Grower’s Market every Saturday in the summer so there will be lots of activity.  We’ll meet on the corner of 8th and Central at 10 AM and Sketch till Noon.

There is paid parking meters on the street. And between 8th and 9th and Silver and Gold there is free on street parking.  And between 6th and 7th on Central, there is a paid parking lot.  Here’s a link to a parking map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1XaaqkPfJg5ADVgjfUKLPMwve_DdqvTgs&ll=35.08490815860856%2C-106.65491268623043&z=16

Let me know if you’re coming.



Sandia Crest, 7/27/2019

Our next outing will be to the top of the Sandia Crest.  I encourage everyone to try and car pool.  We will meet in front of the Crest House Saturday, July 27th at 10 AM and sketch till noon.  There are observation decks, easy hiking trails, a restaurant, and an observation room inside the Crest House.  It should be a nice reprieve from the heat and a lot of fun.

Take I-40 east from Albuquerque.

Use Exit 175 to NM 14 north for 6 miles.

Turn left and follow Highway 536 Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway for 14 miles to the summit and Sandia Crest House.

Let me know if you’ll be attending:



Cathedral Park this Saturday, 7/6/19

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to remind you that we’re meeting at 10:30AM this Saturday, 7/6/19 at Cathedral Park in Santa Fe. Donna Williams is hosting and would like to go to the Plaza Cafe for lunch after sketching.  So, plan accordingly if you’re interested in a little social time and a delicious lunch.




Cathedral Park, Santa Fe 7/6/2019

Our next outing will be to Cathedral Park in Santa Fe, on Saturday July 6th.  This time we will meet at 10:30 AM and sketch till about 12:30. Some sketchers would like to ride the train and that will give everyone time to get over to the Cathedral by 10:30.  There is a free shuttle that leaves from the train station and goes around to the Cathedral at 131 Cathedral Pl. The train leaves from the Montano Station at 8:39AM and arrives at the Santa Fe Depot at 10:05AM. Here’s a link to the train schedule: https://www.riometro.org/187/Saturday.  And you can always drive/carpool if you like.

I will be out of town for the weekend and Donna Williams will be hosting this time.  You can still notify me if you’ll be attending and I will forward the list to Donna.  Have fun!