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.


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.