Sketching in Albuquerque Old Town

About twenty people showed up to sketch in Albuquerque Old Town this morning. The weather was clear and cool but we were quickly warmed nicely by the sun. The group met at 10:00 and dispersed to different locations to find a good place to sketch. After about two hours of sketching we all got together for a quick show and tell and to take some pictures. A good time was had by all.

Our next meeting is in three weeks at the Albuquerque zoo at 10:00am. All are welcome!


Masterworks of New Mexico is having its 18th Annual Fine Art Show from April 2 to April 29 (10am-5pm) Closed Mondays.  The show is at the EXPO NM Hispanic Arts Bldg. Admission is free. Open house and paint-in is on Sunday April 10, Noon to 4pm. All artwork is for sale. Their site is

I have been posting weekly challenges on out blog. If you try one of these and send me a photo as an e-mail attachment I will post it on our blog. Please indicate whether you want your name attached to the photo.

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Schedule of Sketching Locations

Below is a tentative schedule of sketching locations for the rest of the year. Be sure to check for possible changes and details as we get closer to each posted time.

March 19 – Old Town

April 9 -Albuquerque Zoo

April 30 – Cerrillos

May 21 – Corrales – San Ysidro Church

June 11 – Elana Gallegos Open Space

July 2 – Las Colendrenas

July 23 – Santa Fe Canyon Road

Aug 13 – Madrid (New Mexico, not Spain)

Sept 4 – Albuquerque Farmer’s Market at the Railyard

Sept 24 – New Mexico Steam Locomotive Museum

Oct 15 – Albuquerque Open Space on Coors

Nov 5 – Albuquerque Botanical Garden

Dec 19 – Restaurant Sketch/Sketch/Social Gathering – Details to be announced.


This Week’s Challenge¬†

Draws something from a unique perspective (such as the table and chairs in your dining room while sitting on the floor, people standing below a balcony, a car while sitting on the curb in front of the driver’s side bumper). Send your sketches to me ( and I will post them on our blog.