Saturday in Madrid, NM

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.

August 19, Unser Racing Museum

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.

July 29, Open Space Visitors Center

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.

July 8, UNM Campus

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.

June 17, Santa Fe Plaza

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.

Calendar of Sketchouts for Remainder of 2017

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.

Thursdays in Santa Fe

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