Civic Plaza Photos

What a perfect sketch day. Civic Plaza has both statues and real people to sketch, both tall buildings and small things, and there’s a Starbucks. It was a little cool but sunny, which made for a perfect morning of sketching. Here are some photos of the work and the sketchers.

Thanks to all those who participated.


ABQ Stamp

Hi Sketchers

Time to end the contest for the “Albuquerque Urban Sketchers” design is near. Just 10 more days till the 31st deadline, so please hurry and send your entry to “” by midnight on the 31st. Thanks for participating to those who have already entered.

We are also accepting cash donations to cover the cost of the stamp. Donations to be made in person at sketch outs, like the next one on November the 9th, so you can get a receipt. Thanks in advance for any amount you care to donate.

Sketch something today.


Albuquerque Civic Plaza 10/19/2019

Change of schedule!  The Coronado National Monument had a special event going on October 19th and there would be 600 to 1000 people there!  So, I changed the meeting place to the Downtown Albuquerque Civic Plaza.  We will meet on the 3rd street side in front of the Convention Center at 10 AM and sketch till Noon. Maybe we’ll try to go to Coronado Monument next year.  I know several of you requested that we go there.

Let me know if you’ll be attending:


El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 9/28/2019

Our next sketch outing will be at El Rancho de las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe NM 87507 on Saturday, September 28, 2019. We will sketch from 10 AM till Noon.  There are tables available on a covered patio so feel free to bring a sack lunch if you wish.  Admission is $6 Adults and $4 Seniors (62+).

Let me know if you’ll be attending:


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 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: