Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sketching Collierville Town Square

On December 1st we had a wonderful sketch group in conjunction with Plein Air Memphis. Here are most of us before we set out to sketch and paint.

A couple of sketches

More sketches - looking at everyone's work is one of the best parts of the sketch group

We also got to see all of the paintings that the Plein Air Painters made, too!

Here is a lovely sketch by Nancy Mardis.

And one by Tom Pellett, and one below by me, Elizabeth Alley.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Memphis Urban Sketchers at ANF Architects

Memphis Urban Sketchers is excited to announce our first exhibit! ANF Architects is hosting an exhibit  of sketches by nearly 20 of our regular participants. In addition to sketches from all over Memphis, Collierville, and a few from around the world, entire sketchbooks will be featured at the opening reception.

Participants include Martha Kelly, whose urban sketching has been featured in a Memphis calendar and Memphis Magazine's City Guide, local painting legend Peter Bowman, and local illustrator Derrick Dent, in addition to artists, architects, art teachers, designers and dabblers.

Memphis Urban Sketchers meets the first Saturday of every month to sketch and visit, and have been since September of 2010. We are affiliated with Urban Sketchers (USk), an international group who share the interest of drawing on location and telling the story of their surroundings. All skill levels are welcome, and participants are free to attend at their convenience.

Memphis Urban Sketchers follows the USk Manifesto:
1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. 2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. 3. Our drawings are a record of time and place. 4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness. 5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. 6. We support each other and draw together. 7. We share our drawings online (and off). 8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

Please join us at the opening reception as we show Memphis, one drawing at a time.

Memphis Urban Sketchers Exhibit
ANF Architects
January 10-31, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, January 11, 2013, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

January Sketch Group at the Peabody Hotel

Next sketch group
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave
10:00 AM
We'll meet near the bar - there are plenty of places to sketch inside and out!

Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend. 

Hope to see you there!