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Urban Sketchers Elects New Executive Board and Advisory Board


Dec, 18, 2013

Urban Sketchers Elects New Executive Board and Advisory Board

Urban Sketchers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling, and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.

On December 9, 2013,  the Urban Sketchers (USk) board of directors reorganized itself into two separate boards: the Executive Board and the Advisory Board.

The Executive Board consists of officers and committee directors who work together to carry out the business and mission of the organization on a day-to-day basis.

The Advisory Board is made up of people with a wide array of experience, knowledge, viewpoints and skills. This group, which includes many former members of the original USk Board, represents the international, multidisciplinary nature of USk. Its members act as advisors to the Executive Board and as advocates for USk’s mission.

With these teams in place, we look forward to a new year of “showing the world one drawing at time".

The Executive Board:


Jason Das, [former Vice President], Brooklyn, USA, 

Vice President:
Elizabeth Alley, Memphis, USA

Marc Taro Holmes, Montreal, Canada

Gabriel Campanario, [former President], Seattle, USA

Executive Directors:

Development Director:
Omar Jaramillo, Berlin, Germany

Education Director:
Mário Linhares, Sintra, Portugal

Membership Director: 
Jessie Chapman, [former Membership Coordinator], Charlottesville, USA,

The Advisory Board:

Shari Blaukopf, Montreal, Canada  |  Website
Simo Capecchi, Naples, Italy  |  Website
Orling Dominguez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  |  Website
James Hobbs, London, United Kingdom  |  Website
Nina Johansson, Stockholm, Sweden  |  Website
Cathy Johnson, Kansas City, USA  |  Website
Veronica Lawlor, New York, USA  |  Website
José Louro, Lisbon, Portugal  |  Website
Shiho Nakaza, Los Angeles, USA  |  Website
Steve Reddy, Seattle, USA  |  Website
Jim Richards, Fort Worth, USA  |  Website
Tia Boon Sim, Singapore, Republic of Singapore  |  Website
Paul Wang, Singapore, Republic of Singapore  |  Website


Andrea Barskiy said...

Congratulations to all !!!

Ch'ng Kiah Kiean said...


Lisbeth Cort said...

Congrats Gabi for getting this started and to USK board for moving USK into its next phase. We sketchers around the world appreciate your leadership & all the work you do to build USK!

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kumi matsukawa said...

Congratulations and thanks for your effort and devotion!

Isabelle Laliberté said...

Congrats to all, I'm glad to see such an illustrious group leading us in the sketching world. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this organisation, we are very grateful for it.

Sue Pownall said...

Congratulations. Thank you all for your work for this fabulous sketching community.

miked said...

What a great line up - Congratulations to everyone! This is very exciting.

Steven said...

Congrats y'all!

kane said...

President Das has a nice ring to it. Nice to see Steve Reddy on board.

Suhita said...

Congratulations everyone! And Gabi, you must be so proud of how this community has grown. Thanks for the shared learning, awesome organizing and fabulous community of sketchers!

Don McNulty said...

Thanks to you all, your efforts generate a whole lot of pleasure around the world.

bh yoo said...

Congratulations and thank for your efforts!

Jorge Echevarria Guibo said...

Congratulations. Thank you all for your work for growing this worldwide sketching community. Best Regards from Spain :)

Eduardo Vicente said...

I wish great success to all !

Eduardo Vicente said...

I wish great success to all !

Boon Sim TIA said...

Congrats and looking forward to more good years to come!

3eCheval said...

Wow. What an incredible bunch of people at the head of USK! And a little pride here in seeing two Montreal Urban Sketchers getting involved. Thank you for the great work and dedication, which provides us with this invaluable tool that USK has become.

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