Click the image to find an announcement that went global throughout the urban sketching community today when it was published on the "Urban Sketcher" main blog in, "'Round the World Sketching News." This blog is followed closely by over 1,200 urban sketchers across the globe. Jim Bumgarner is the organizer of the event.
Jim says he came up with the idea driving down one of the local streets and thinking about what he could do rather than go to Barcelona. So, with the help of some of the sketchers he has met both in person, and online, the event has come together and will be held July 12 - 14 this summer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This event was designed for those folks who, like Jim, couldn't make it Barcelona this summer, but want to participate in the social event that urban sketching has become. So far there are respondents from far and wide who have committed to being there.
A full day of marathon sketching is planned in San Francisco on the July 14th, day of the "40th World Wide Sketchcrawl," in the the city where Pixar artist, Enrico Casaros, came up with the idea.
The folks in Benton City have specifically asked the "Urban Sketchers: Tri-City" Group to come do our thing at their thing this Saturday, May 18th from 10 - 1pm.
Here is the email that Desiree sent - so you can see she is really excited to have us there!
Oh I am so excited!
The park is only about a mile from the freeway - coming from the tri-cities, you take exit 96 I think. at the stop sign, turn right. Stay on that road, despite the turns / curves / name changes. You pass the Conoco on your right, cross the bridge, swoop to the left, then swoop to the right (and you MUST swoop, right?!) pass another Conoco - this time on your left - and the street on your RIGHT, after that, will be Dale. I don't believe that you will be able to turn there (think that it will be closed) but the park is right there, behind the US Bank, etc. Thank you again, Nancy! Desiree
If you were at the Cinco de Mayo Festival last week, you will know what you are missing!
Please let me know if you'll be there and maybe we can carpool...
My local school retirees association put on a pre-retirement workshop today for teachers thinking about retiring. There were just over 80 signed up, but due to there being no fees to attend and it being a beautiful day, we were about 16 people short. This is small sample of the crowd at the workshop. They are listening to a presentation regarding Social Security.
It's nice nowdays that I don't have so many meetings to attend. There was a time in my career, early-on, when I thought those who "lucky" enough to attend meetings had more seniority and clout than I. By the time my career closed in retirement, I had been to so many I was beginning to gag on them. Not literally, of course, but "gag" is the best word to use here....
On our Wednesday morning sketchabout, Nancy and I met up at this construction site here in Kennewick, WA., where the Kennewick General Hospital (KGH) Board has begun construction on a new hospital. They are a public board, but the public did not approve this facility in a recent election. Good for the board for finding the funding needed without having to go the voters for more tax dollars.
The weather should be perfect for tomorrow's Sketch Outing at the Cinco De Mayo festival in Pasco! Come out and draw whenever you'd like (thinking maybe 9-10am) but be sure and meet up at the extreme SW corner of the Pasco Farmer's Market area at noon to share some lunch and our drawings.
We've also been asked to come draw on May 18th (another Saturday) in Benton City so save the date - more information to come. The Tri-Cities Urban Sketchers are much in demand these days and it is so darn fun - come join us and we'll see you tomorrow!!!!
Hello All! We have been invited by the people in charge of the Pasco Cinco de Mayo festivities to come out on Saturday, the FOURTH of May, to downtown Pasco to draw at the festival. We will start at 10:00 am and draw until noon and then stop and have a taco or 2!
Show up when you'd like (earlier if it's hot!) and meet at noon on the extreme SouthWest corner of the Pasco Farmer's Market area and we'll share our drawings and have some lunch (should be plenty to chose from!).
RSVP if you think you'll be there and I'll let Ana know how many of us she can hope to run into somewhere throughout the morning.
Think of the COLORS! Think of the interesting goings-on! COOL!