Monday, July 15, 2013

THANK YOU to Participants, Sponsors and Supporters of West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl!

Sketches of Ferry Building, Coit Tower and Other SF Views

We had a fantastic time at the 3-day West Coast/Bay Area Sketchcrawl event and enjoyed meeting over 100 artists from as far away as Montreal, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles and from all around the Bay Area. Many new friends and connections were made along with hundreds of great sketches.
Looking at sketches at Lake Merritt's Camron Stanford House on Sunday
Thanks to the generosity of the many organizations who supported this event, we were able to give participants some free art supply swag and close the weekend's events with lemonade and cookies on the terrace of the historic Victorian Camron-Stanford house overlooking Lake Merritt.
Group photo, midday SF on Saturday
Huge thanks to the following sponsors and supporters (in alphabetical order):
  • Artists and Craftsman, Berkeley with special thanks to Dawline Oni-Eseleh for the little sketchpads for kids and for sending representatives to the sketchcrawl with special "Urban Sketchers" discount cards.
  • Bee Paper Company who sent us a huge heavy box full of wonderful Aquabee Super Deluxe, Recycled and large CoMo Sketchbooks. 
  • Blick Art, Oakland  with special thanks to Megan Torres for the 100 Blick's bags with acrylic paint, sketchpads and charcoal.
  • Cameron Stanford House with special thanks to Ann Swift for hosting our Sunday afternoon closing sketchbook sharing with lemonade and cookies on the terrace and tables to lay out our sketchbooks.
  • Green Copy at 5267 Broadway (at College) Oakland, CA 94618 for printing the maps, copies of the poster and other items.
  • Oakland Public Library Main Branch with special thanks to Kathleen DiGiovanni, Senior Librarian, Main Branch for hosting our sketchbook display and panel discussion. 
  • Oakland Tribune for publicizing the event with articles and columns written by reporter Brittny Mejia who interviewed several of us and Tribune columnist Annalee Allen.
  • Savoir Faire sent us a set of special USK-branded Sennelier accordian-style multimedia sketchbooks.
  • Stillman and Birn provided 2 dozen beautiful Alpha Sketchbooks that were quickly snapped up!
Miles o' sketchbooks, mid-day sharing, SF Saturday
We'll be posting our sketches here and on our Bay Area Urban Sketchers Facebook page and Flickr Group where you are also invited to join and post.

See our Events Page for information about our monthly first Tuesday evening sketchcrawls and other events on this blog's Events page and on our Facebook group page.

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