Urban Sketchers Events and Workshops
Urban Sketchers founder Gabi Campanario has made the following announcement:
|Gabi sketching last year in Paraty, Brazil, at the USk Symposium.|
Dear fellow urban sketchers,
Since setting up the Urban Sketchers nonprofit in 2009, I've been quite involved with most operational aspects of the organization, from filing government forms and dealing with bank accounts to setting up blogs, organizing events and recruiting volunteers.
As Urban Sketchers has grown and thrived, many others have contributed their time and efforts, and we've built a solid and sustainable nonprofit. That level of shared commitment and belief in our mission is why I feel comfortable that we've reached the point in our natural evolution for the founder to take the back seat. After my term expires in December, I'll no longer be part of the Executive Board.
But I'm not wandering off too far. I have offered to serve on the Advisory Board and plan to continue contributing as a blog editor and correspondent.
I'm very proud of the work we do as a nonprofit, organizing an exhilarating international Symposium every year, promoting workshops and publishing blogs.
It makes a difference in the way people see the world and connect with each other.
I hear it all the time: "Urban Sketchers has changed my life!" people tell me. And I reply the same way: "It has changed mine, too!"
Gratefully and respectfully yours,
Thank you, Gabi, for everything you've done for sketchers around the globe!
|YOUR sketch could appear here!|
- A high-resolution photo of you sketching, or a photo of a sketchbook page shown next to the background where you're sketching (photos from smartphones are OK as long as they are at least 960 pixels wide)
- A high-resolution scan of the sketch
- Location of the sketch/photo (city, country)
- Your website/blog/Flickr site with your location sketches
The dates for the Seventh International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester have been set for July 27-30, 2016! To receive updates about the 2016 Symposium, subscribe to the Urban Sketchers Symposium mailing list.
Urban Sketchers is seeking a volunteer Fundraising Director. The Fundraising Director creates and implements a plan to solicit donors and identify funding sources, based on preliminary work already completed by the Executive Board. The Fundraising Director will be a part of the Executive Board, which is composed of officers and directors and oversees the day-to-day management of the non-profit organization, and will work closely with the Sponsorship Coordinator (Omar Jaramillo), who is already in place, to develop sponsorship opportunities. Please send a letter of interest and description of qualifications to Elizabeth Alley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Urban Sketchers workshops are available in San Francisco (USA), Naples (Italy) and Chatham County (USA) this month!
News from Urban Sketchers Communities
|Urban Sketchers Israel at Loveat coffee shop for Illustration Week in Tel Aviv.|
Urban Sketchers North Portugal was featured in the newspaper when the group sketched in Gondifelos.
Don Gore, moderator of the #urbansketchers hashtag on Instagram, is pleased that the group has more than 20,000 followers! Meanwhile, back on Aug. 31, moderator Kip Bradley announced that the Urban Sketchers Flickr group has collected more than 200,000 images since November 2007 from more than 8,555 members on all continents. Thanks for sharing, sketchers, and keep on posting!
|USk O'ahu at Winward Community College|
Outdoor Painter, the online edition of Plein Air Magazine, has featured three US Urban Sketchers groups recently: O‘ahu, Texas and New York City.
Sketchers in Action
|Ami Plasse has an exhibit of his "migratory path" from Brooklyn to Austin.|
In his exhibition "Drawing TX: The First Four Years," urban sketcher Ami Plasse (USA) chronicles the people, places and events he has experienced since following the well-traversed migratory path from Brooklyn to Austin in 2011. The body of work, consisting of drawings, animations, paintings and prints, aims to document both the rapidly changing character of his new home and his own personal trials and tribulations over four transformative years. The exhibition at Wonderwall Studio runs through Oct. 4.
|Kate Buike with one of 25 astronaut sculptures she sketched last summer.|
|Mike Daikubara chronicles his trip to Machu Picchu|
Three sketches of the Banks Peninsula area by Aukland (New Zealand) sketcher Murray Dewhurst have been published in the Indonesian travel magazine DestinAsian. "Sketching these in Akaroa and Okains Bay, I would never had expected they would end up with such an international audience!" Murray said.
|Juliana Russo's new book|
Stephanie Bower, Seattle architect and urban sketcher, will have a class on Craftsy called “Perspective for Sketchers” beginning Oct. 12. Visit Stephanie’s website for a link when the class goes live. See the next Drawing Attention for a discount coupon code for Urban Sketchers!