San Diego Urban Sketcher News 07-24-17
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Urban Sketchers - San Diego Chapter
July was a great month for me, visiting with family and old friends. Rachel Kopel gave me a tip for a cool spot in August and I chose an indoor mall to keep us out of the heat. I hope you can join us!

August  Events

Ocean Beach

Lawn Area at Newport Avenue and Abbott Street
Sunday, August 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This is across the street from Newbreak Coffee and Cafe and there are restrooms. I will have my red umbrella hooked to my chair. 

Westfield Mall Food Court

272 East Via Rancho Parkway Escondido CA 92025
Sunday, August 27, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meet at the Food Court of the Westfield Mall North County. To find us go to the Cheese Cake Factory entrance. You will be close to the elevator which you can take to the 3rd floor food court. As you exit the elevator turn left most likely I will be at the little tables next to the elevator.  Torquise shirt and white shorts.

Our Latest Video

Waterwise Botanicals and San Diego Urban Sketchers 2017

Waterwise Botanicals, July 1, 2017

We have been invited back to Waterwise Botanicals anytime as a group or individuals. Below is a screen shot of their Facebook post about our visit in July.

Worldwide Urban Sketchers News

The USK Symposium will take place from July 26-29, 2017 in Chicago. Our very own Renata Grillo, Taka Kiyoizuma, Rich Watson and Dominique Eichi will be in attendance. Rich will be at Carl Judson's Guerilla Painter booth. 

In an effort to be as inclusive as possible there will be volunteers live streaming glimpses of the symposium directly to the USk YouTube channel beginning Wed July 26 at 12:30. If you subscribe to the YouTube channel and select the bell notification icon you will be notified whenever we go live.
From Shiho Nakaza:

We are ready to feature more blog flags (masthead) for We have 12 more spots open for this year, and we would like to showcase your work, especially if you or your regional group has never been featured before! 

Examples of past flags are stored in this album here:

Any regional blog member can submit a blog flag.
If you’re interested in submitting a sketch to be considered for the
USk blog flag and USk Facebook Page cover photo, please email the following to me at with the subject line: "Flag Material from (your name)":
- the city you live
- location of the sketch/photo (city, country)
- a scan of the sketch high-resolution- A high-resolution photo of you sketching, or a photo of 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)

or -name of the USk Chapter, and your website/blog/Flickr site with your location sketches
You can also send me a link to a public Facebook post, Instagram post or Flickr post if you have photos with your sketches are posted there as long as photos/sketches that at least 960 pixels wide are also available to be
big enough for the blog flag.

Please note that flags are used on a two-week cycle, so it may be a while before you see your sketch featured.
San Diego Urban Sketchers Leaders are Lydia Velarde, Ann Schwartzwald and Renata Grillo.
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