October 21, Albuquerque Botanical Garden

The Albuquerque Botanical Garden is always a favorite venue for our group.  We will gather at the main entrance at 10:00, do our usual two hours of sketching and then share around noon.  For those who want to have lunch, I believe there is a restaurant on-site.

Albuquerque Botanical Garden, 2601 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque

Saturday, October 21, 2017. 10:00-Noon. Admission:  Adult $10, Senior $5.50


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST Albuquerque Railyard Grower’s Market

PLEASE NOTE:  We will be meeting on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st starting at 10:00 AM at the Albuquerque Railyard Grower’s Market located at 777 1st Street, Albuquerque

IMPORTANT:  BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS/STOOLS TO SIT ON WHILE SKETCHING.  Last year, it was brought to our attention that some of our members were taking up table space of paying customers.

This venu provides lots of variety for sketching:  architecture, still life displays of beautiful vegetables, and people.    Hope to see you there.

September 9th, El Rancho de las Golondrinas

This “living” history museum is a beautiful place to sketch.  You can check out their web-site for more information  and directions.  There is an admission cost of $6 for adults, $4 for Seniors.  If you plan to stay into the afternoon ( there is so much to capture in your sketchbook) bring your own picnic as there are no food vendors on non-festival weekends.  There are covered picnic areas and bathroom facilities.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Las Pinos Road, Santa. Fe, NM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM.  We will do our usual sketching for 2 hours, share  and then picnic and perhaps sketch more.

Santa Fe Plaza in June

I apologize for the late posting of our sketches at the Plaza on June 17th.  Several members traveled to Santa Fe by the early train and seemed to enjoy the experience .  After sketching and lunch, many explored the Museum of Art just off the plaza.

Just a reminder:  I will no longer be coordinating this group after the November, 2017 gathering.  I hope someone will step up to take over – otherwise, the group will no longer be.  I would be very happy to answer any questions as to what this coordinator job entails.    Barbara


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.