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Press

2014


The Twin Cities Pioneer Press, June 27, 2014. An article covers Ken and Roberta Avidor's sketch reportage of the Mississippi River's flooding in St. Paul. 


My Red Palette blog, June 24, 2014. Tia Boon Sim is interviewed about her enthusiasm for urban sketching and its popularity in Singapore.

The Star Online, June 11, 2014. Peggy Wong is interviewed about Urban Sketchers Kuching.

DesignBreak blog, May 30, 2014. Urban Sketchers Israel participates in its first group exhibition as part of Tel Aviv Illustration Week.

Yedioth Ahronot, Israeli newspaper, May 2014. Urban Sketchers Israel participates in its first group exhibition as part of Tel Aviv Illustration Week.

Travel/art blog Wanderarti, May 7, 2014. Interview with Keith Miller about his sketching travels.

Girona television, May 15, 2014. Urban Sketchers Girona sketches Girona’s 59th Temps de flors celebration.

The New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, May 13, 2014. Interview with Richard Alomar about his sketching and New York City Urban Sketchers.

"L’Ajuntament edita un llibre amb illustracions del Putxet i el Farró" (Catalan), Barcelona TV, April 23, 2014. Eduardo Vicente's book, El Putxet i el Farró, is published by the City of Barcelona.

"Sketch for a Cause," The Week (Oman), April 16, 2014. Sue Pownall is interviewed about Urban Sketchers and her fundraising campaign for Syrian children through UNICEF, Sketch Muscat for Charity.

"Puliere Tutto, di Corsa" ("Junk Journalism"), Terre di Messo Street Magazine, Italy, March 2014. The publication features Gabriele Orlando's sketches of trash collection in Milan.


"Sketchers Draw Life in the Twin Cities," Minneapolis/St. Paul TV station KARE, March 9, 2014. Twin Cities (USA) Urban Sketchers receive television coverage. The two-minute program shows the sketchers taking respite from the cold at the Como Park Conservatory.

Evening Magazine, Seattle TV station KING-TV, March 3, 2014. Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario’s ongoing exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry is promoted on the local variety program.

“Ambassador Converts Big Artifacts into Little Sketches," Museum of Flight's magazine Aloft, March/April edition. Seattle urban sketcher Kate Buike, a volunteer ambassador at the Museum of Flight, was profiled. Her enthusiastic involvement with Urban Sketchers is highlighted in the article.

"Nio tecknare i studion tolkar Calle Käck," local radio station, Sweden, March 25, 2014. Urban Sketchers Eskilstuna (Sweden) was invited to talk about urban sketching.

Saturday Live, a national BBC Radio 4 program, (the UK's leading voice radio station, which has about 2 million listeners), Jan. 25, 2014. UK urban sketchers James Hobbs and Simone Ridyard are interviewed about Urban Sketchers.  

“Ready, steady, SKETCH! Manchester artists embrace Urban Sketching to capture city's gems and skylines,” Mancunian Matters, Jan. 22, 2014. The Manchester Urban Sketchers are covered in the online newspaper. 

“Urban Sketch Artist Captures Crown Heights in Living Color,” DNAinfo, New York, Jan. 16, 2014. Urban Sketchers President Jason Das (New York, USA) is featured. 

“Ken Avidor on the urban sketching movement,” Minneapolis City Pages, Jan. 10, 2014. Ken Avidor and the Twin Cities (USA) Urban Sketchers as well as the Metro Sketchers are featured.

Leisure Painter, January and February 2014. The monthly painting magazine includes an article about urban sketching by avid UK urban sketcher Tony Underhill. Part 2 of the article in the February issue has a step-by-step sketching demo by Tony.

2013

“A toast to Lowertown Urban sketchers create a series of drink coasters,” The Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Dec. 21, 2013. An article about Minnesota (USA) sketchers Ken Avidor, Roberta Avidor, Lisa-Marie Greenly and John Miller and the series of drink coasters they created featuring their urban sketches.

"Studio in a Bag," Studios, Summer 2013. The magazine publishes an article by Seattle (USA) urban sketcher and freelance writer Tina Koyama. The article is about her everyday-carry “portable studio” and how Urban Sketchers has influenced her perspective of sketching.  

Watercolor Artist, June 2013. The magazine features watercolor artists and urban sketchers from New York to Singapore: Cathy Johnson (Kansas City, USA), Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario (Seattle, USA), Tia Boon Sim (Singapore), Laura Frankstone (Chapel Hill, NC, USA), Marc Taro Holmes (Montreal, Canada), Liz Steel (Sydney, Australia), Nina Johansson  (Stockholm, Sweden) and Marcia Milner-Brage (USA).

Catalan television, March 18, 2013. Barcelona-based urban sketcher and illustrator Swasky, winner of the Rendez-Vous Carnet de Voyage International award, talks about Urban Sketchers and his travel sketchbooks.

“Urban Sketchers in Berlin - Gemeinsam Unikate schaffen,” Germany, television ZIBB, Feb. 16, 2013.

Tages-Anzeiger, Feb. 2, 2013. The Zurich newspaper publishes an article about André Sandmann’s sketches of Zurich and the growing international community of urban sketchers, including Urban Sketchers Switzerland.
Audio interview, Feb. 1, 2013. Urban Sketchers correspondent Marc Holmes is interviewed by freelance radio producer and reporter Sarah Deshaies about Urban Sketchers and his “Innocence Lost” sketching project at the Cantaur Theatre in Montreal. 

Berliner Zeitung, Germany, February, 2013. Berlin Urban Sketchers and their frequent sketching activities are featured.

“Sketchers align with local history,” The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Jan. 30, 2013. The article features Quebec’s Urban Sketchers group, Drawn to Quebec, and includes several sketches by the group’s members. 

2012

Berliner Zeitung, Germany, Dec. 29, 2012.

Berlin Artparasites blog, Germany, December 2012

“Urban Sketching: Interview mit Miriam Benmoussa,” Stylewelt, Germany, Oct. 8, 2012.

“Te quiero Barcelona” (I love Barcelona), Clone magazine, 2012. A 5.5-minute video features Barcelona Urban Sketchers correspondent Lapin.

Artists and Illustrators magazine, summer 2012. London Urban Sketchers correspondent James Hobbs publishes an article.

“Santo Domingo Invita - Maraton De Sketch,” Santo Domingo television, Aug. 8, 2012. A televised program reports on the Third International Urban Sketching Symposium. 

Revista Paula, summer 2012. The Chilean magazine publishes an article about Urban Sketchers. It features sketches by correspondents Wil Freeborn (Glasgow), Norberto Dorantes (Buenos Aires) and Isabel Fiadeiro (Nouackchott, Mauritania).

Artists and Illustrators Magazine, Summer 2012, page 46.

The Montreal Gazette, May 26, 2012. The newspaper features artist and graphic design teacher Shari Blaukopf’s daily sketch blog. In the article, Shari talks about how Urban Sketchers got her started on her sketching journey.

Art 2 Art television program, May 3, 2012. Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Corporation, the local television program highlights the first anniversary of Urban Sketchers Philippines on the RHTV channel. 
Part 1
Part 2 

"10 Great Places to Sketch Your Vacation,” USA Today, April 2012. The daily national newspaper features an article about urban sketching and The Art of Urban Sketching.

92064 Magazine, March 28, 2012. The magazine includes an article on San Diego artist and Urban Sketchers correspondent Lydia Velarde and her contributions to the book, The Art of Urban Sketching.

Peyzaj Life, March 2012. The Turkish landscape architecture and urban design magazine features a 6-page story on Urban Sketchers Board Member and Urban Sketchers Texas coordinator James Richards. 

“Sketcher captures Aukland snapshots,” The Aucklander, March 29, 2012. The daily newspaper publishes a story on New Zealand Urban Sketchers correspondent Murray Dewhurst and his contributions to The Art of Urban Sketching. 

L`Art de l´Aquarelle (number 12) and its English version, The Art of Watercolour (issue 6). Urban Sketchers correspondents Rob Carey (Germany) and Nina Johansson (Stockholm) are part of a 10-page article in the French watercolor magazine.

Vivre Paris, spring 2012. The French quarterly dedicated to "discoveries, lifestyle, outings and decor" features Urban Sketchers Paris.

New Day Northwest, KING 5 TV program, Feb. 21, 2012. Urban Sketchers founder and Seattle correspondent Gabi Campanario and Gail Wong of Urban Sketchers Seattle appear on the daily program to talk about urban sketching and the new book, The Art of Urban Sketching

“Urban Sketching - Zeichner entdecken Städte,” Germany, television RBB, Jan. 22, 2012. Interview with Milena Hadatty Mora.


2011

“Drawing group makes collaborative effort of showing Memphis to world,” The Commercial Appeal, Dec. 15, 2011. The Memphis, Tennessee (USA), metro newspaper runs an article about the Memphis Urban Sketchers.

Goierriko Hitza, December 2011. Urban sketcher Josu Maroto is interviewed by the Basque newspaper. 

Watercolor Artist, October 2011. The magazine features an article about Kansas City (USA) Urban Sketchers correspondent Cathy Johnson and her artist's sketch journal.

The New Paper, Sept. 18, 2011. Singapore's newspaper publishes an illustrated article about Urban Sketchers Singapore, made possible by urban sketcher Teoh Yi Chie, who works at the paper as an infographic artist. 

Europa Press, Sept. 10, 2011. The newspaper features an article about Urban Sketchers Spain. The story also ran in three local newspapers: laopiniondemalaga.es, 20minutos.es, and Qué.es. 

“Drawing on urban life,” Andalucia.com, Sept. 12, 2011. The blog features a post about Urban Sketchers with the work of correspondents Luis Ruiz (Malaga) and Alvaro Carnicero (Cordoba).

Maariv, September 2011: Tel-Aviv Urban Sketchers correspondent Marina Grechanik is featured in the daily Israel newspaper’s local supplement, Sharon Times. Marina talks about her experiences at the Lisbon Urban Sketching Symposium and the newly formed Urban Sketchers Israel.

Nashville Scene, Sept. 6, 2011. Urban sketcher Drew Bryant is the subject of an article in the blog. 

“Urban Sketchers,” Germany, television Red Sofa – NDR, Aug. 7, 2011.

Metro, July 2011. The newspaper features a sketch by Lisbon's Filipe Leal da Faria on its cover along with an article about the second International Urban Sketching Symposium in Lisbon.

Television coverage by TVI 24, RTP, and Renascença, July 2011. Media coverage of the second International Urban Sketching Symposium in Lisbon.

Land8, July 2011. The largest blog catering to landscape architecture professionals highlights the Lisbon symposium sketches of Urban Sketchers correspondent James Richards (Texas, USA). 

“On-location drawings capture the spirit of place,” The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aug. 8, 2011. The article by Augusto "Toti" Villalon, a heritage conservation architect and writer, is about urban sketching and Urban Sketchers Philippines. 

German television, Aug. 7, 2011. Manfred Schloesser and other Urban Sketchers Bremen were filmed by a German TV team on a sketch outing in Oldenburg. 

“Sketching the World,” The Telegram, May 2011. The article features Urban Sketchers correspondent Omar Jaramillo sketching around Newfoundland.

The Independent.com, May 2011. The article features Urban Sketchers correspondent Omar Jaramillo sketching around Newfoundland.

CBC Radio, May 2011. The program focuses on Urban Sketchers correspondent Omar Jaramillo sketching around Newfoundland.

El Día de Córdoba, April 17, 2011. Spanish Urban Sketcher correspondent Álvaro Carnicero’s drawings of Holy Week are the subject of an article in the Sunday edition of the newspaper. 

Portuguese television, March 10, 2011. Madrid, Spain, Urban Sketchers correspondent Richard Câmara is interviewed about drawing and sketching. 

Trade Your Talent, March 18, 2011. Urban sketcher Sue Pownall is featured in a Blog Art Exhibition and interview, including mention of Urban Sketchers, on the blog. 

The London Times, Feb. 25, 2011. The newspaper writes about the sketch blog of Urban Sketchers correspondent Katherine Tyrrell and mentions Urban Sketchers.

2010

“The Art Of Urban Sketching,” Slowtravelberlin.com, Germany, May 14, 2010. Berlin Illustrator Rolf Schroeter talks about his passion for sketching the city and the relationship between art and place.

El País, Dec. 29, 2010. Urban Sketchers founder Gabi Campanario talks about the Urban Sketchers online community during a journalism conference in Valencia.


Diario Sur
Artistas que toman el pulso a Málaga
Diario Sur newspaper features correspondent Luis Ruiz and the Málaga Urban Sketchers, Dec. 28, 2010, Málaga, Spain

Il Corriere della Sera
Il mondo raccontato con a matita
Il Corriere della Sera, sept 24, 2010. Italian newspaper features an exhibit in Treviso with Simo Capecchi, Miguel Herranz and Lapin. 

Omar Jaramillo at UAE newspaper
Life drawing
The National newspaper features correspondent Omar Jaramillo, Aug. 24, 2010, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Indonesia Sketchers
Indonesia Sketchers
Kompas national newspaper, July 25, 2010, Indonesia

Singapore sketchers exhibit
Tiong Bahru's draw
The Straits Times newspaper, July 5, 2010, Singapore

O Estado de São Paulo newspaper
Desenhistas de 30 países traçam suas cidades em site
By Filipe Vilicic, O Estado de São Paulo, May, 9, 2010, Brazil

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The world in sketches
By Daniel Nunes Gonçalves and Thiago Stivaletti, Red Report, April, 2010, Brazil

El País. January 21st, 2010
Los dibujantes reporteros se reúnen en Urban Sketchers
By Fernando García, El País, Jan. 21, 2010, Spain

Abitare design magazine jan 10
Drawing feels very well
By Fabrizio Gallanti, Abitare Magazine, Jan. 10, 2010, Italy

Deutsche Bauzeitung
Stadt Zeichnen
Deutsche Bauzeitung, Dec. 2009, Germany

'scape magazine
Site Review
By Omar Jaramillo, 'scape magazine, Dec. 2009, The Netherlands

La Repubblica delle Donne
Protagonisti & Cose
By Leonora Sartori, La Repubblica delle Donne, Nov. 28, 2009, Italy

Radio Popolare Network nov 09
Radio Popolare Network
Marina Petrillo interviews Simo Capecchi (audio file in mp3), November 2009, Italy

Bangkok Post
Online urban sketchers
By Ploenpote Atthakor, The Bangkok Post, Nov. 26, 2009, Thailand

La Vanguardia, Barcelona
Urban Sketchers, un año dibujando a través del mundo
By Juan Manuel García, La Vanguardia, Nov. 11, 2009, Barcelona, Spain

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Drawn together
MyMidwest Magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2009, United States

UtneReader
Your World, Sketched
By Bennett Gordon, Utne Reader, Sept. 9, 2009, United States

Artists and Illustrators Magazine features London USk correspondent James Hobbs
Sketches and the City
By James Hobbs, August 2009, Artists & Illustrators Magazine, London

i Jornal. Portugal
Um blog para mostrar o mundo, desenho a desenho.
By Teresa Bizarro, Aug. 31, 2009. I Jornal, Portugal

USk at Turkish blog Bizibozmaz
Şehir Sözlüğü #02: Kozmopolit kentler, kozmopolit çizimler
Bizibozmaz, Aug. 31, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey

USk at Knack.be
De wereld, getekend
By Astrid Witebolle, Knack, Aug. 4, 2009, Belgium

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Viaggi di carta
By Simo Capecchi, Anima(ls) Magazine, July-August 2009, Italy

San Francisco Weekly dot com
San Francisco is Sketchy — And, For Once, This Is a Good Thing
By Joe Eskenazi, San Francisco Weekly, Feb. 12, 2009, San Francisco, United States

Público jornal
Urban Sketchers
By Laurinda Alves, Público, Jan. 9, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

The Artist's Magazine
Urban sketching
The Artist's Magazine, Nov. 5, 2008, United States

Ehrensenf
Urban Sketchers
Ehrensenf, Nov. 3, 2008, Germany

Press releases:

Dec. 15, 2009. Urban Sketchers establish nonprofit to foster the art of on-location drawing
Nov. 1st, 2009. Urban Sketchers celebrate one year of drawing around the world
Oct. 22, 2008. Urban Sketchers blog captures city life around the world

For press inquiries contact us at urbansketchers at gmail dot com.