Monday, October 3, 2022

Reminder - Deadline is November 1st - Art Exhibit “Manhattan Below 14th Street”

 

Call for Entries for Art Exhibit

“Manhattan Below 14th Street”

Deadline: November 1, 2022

 

 

Where: New Amsterdam Library, 9 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007

WhenJanuary 9 – February 27, 2023

Submission PeriodSeptember 9 –November 1, 2022

Eligibility: NYC Urban Sketchers who completed works in 2022 “on location” or “en plein air” in Manhattan Below 14thStreet. 

 

For this exhibit, digital photographs of all work will be submitted electronically to a Google Forms site. Technical specifications for the digital submissions are contained in Google Forms links below. There are no entry fees and a limit of two submissions per person. A jury of three people independent of NYC Urban Sketchers will select the work. Like the exhibit at the New Amsterdam Library that opened on August 16 and is running until October 7, the art selected will be reproduced in large format and printed on paper for displayPlease be sure to select images for submission carefully. After submission, you cannot replace them. 


Artists with gmail accounts should submit their entries at the following link


https://forms.gle/G8EZJxVUE8U6k6cK8



Artists with Non-gmail accounts should submit their entries at the following link


https://forms.gle/Yhtu8v3JJbYoS4xv8


Sunday, October 2, 2022


Westchester Urban Sketchers 

Temporarily on Hold



We'll Be Back Soon


For the next few weeks the Westchester Chapter of Urban Sketchers will temporarily be on hold.  Please continue to sketch, draw, and paint while enjoying the fall weather. 

We'll be back soon!  


REMINDER

Closed Desk and Counter Sign



No Weekday Sketchers This Week

In honor of the Yom Kippur, there will be no Weekday Urban Sketchers meeting this week.  Join us next week for a (short) ocean voyage to Governor's Island.  Watch for meeting and Meet-up information next week.



 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Donations in Memory of Lewis Gutterman

Donations in Memory of Lewis Gutterman may be made to NYC Urban Sketchers and sent to:

NYC Urban Sketchers
P.O. Box 1083
James A. Farley Post Office
New York, NY 10116

Please enclose a note indicating the donation is in Memory of Lewis Gutterman. 


 


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Westchester Sketchers Event CANCELED 

The weather forecast for Saturday is rain, rain rain.  Not a good sketching day!  
Watch for rescheduling dates. 




SATURDAY: Westchester Sketchers at Hammond Museum and Stroll Gardens

 Feel the Peace the & Wisdom of Nature at the Hammond




A visit to The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden is a chance to experience the peace of nature and the wisdom of Eastern culture, right in Westchester County.

Located in North Salem, New York, The Hammond Museum serves visitors from all over the world with Japanese art and a beautifully-preserved 3.5-acre Japanese stroll garden. Come take a walk and sketch in the gardens, or see the art on show in the museum's galleries. The museum offers changing exhibits, lectures, and programs that reflect the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

DETAILS: 

DATE: SATURDAY, October 1, 2022. 
Start time: 12 PM (Note:  Later start time)

Museum hours: 12-4 PM.  
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $4.

LOCATION: The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden https://www.hammondmuseum.org/
28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560-2115 
Phone: 914-669-5033



DIRECTIONS: Take I-684 to Exit 7. Take Route 116 East to Salem Center. Follow signs for the Hammond Museum on June Road north until reaching Deveau Road. https://www.hammondmuseum.org/visit

Transportation from NYC: Take METRO NORTH Harlem line trains to Croton Falls. From the Croton Falls station, the museum recommends taking a Taxi or Car Service to the museum. To arrange for pick up, please contact Marianne (mmiloff515@gmail.com)

LUNCH: Since we will be starting later, so we will not stop for lunch, please bring your own lunch/snack and water.

SHOW and TELL: 3:00 PM.  We will share our drawings and tell stories.  This is the social part of our day and should not be missed.


NOTES:
- Bring a stool if you have one.  It gives you more options.
- Dress for sunshine and cool temperatures.  - Bring a hat and sunscreen.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman at cathygutterman@verizon.net

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

No Sketch Event This Weekend

 



The best guess on Wednesday night is that this weekend will probably be terrible for sketching​.  
Rain and heavy winds are expected.  So,

No Sketch Event this Weekend


*  We're also rescheduling Suzala's Workshop - Direct Watercolor October 9th.
Click here to see the details and to register:




In Memoriam 


Lewis Gutterman 



It is with great sadness that we are sending this message. 

 Lewis Gutterman passed away on Tuesday afternoon following complications from surgery. 

There will be a graveside  funeral service on Friday September 30 at noon at Ferncliff cemetery in Hartsdale, NY.  If you would like to send a card, Carthy’s address is 4 Brookdell Road, Hartsdale, New York, 10530. 

Cathy asked that no flowers be sent but donations can be made to the NYC Urban Sketchers Chapter in Lewis’ name. 

NYC Urban Sketchers Board of Directors 

Monday, September 26, 2022

SATURDAY: Westchester Sketchers at Hammond Museum and Stroll Gardens

 Feel the Peace the & Wisdom of Nature at the Hammond




A visit to The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden is a chance to experience the peace of nature and the wisdom of Eastern culture, right in Westchester County.

Located in North Salem, New York, The Hammond Museum serves visitors from all over the world with Japanese art and a beautifully-preserved 3.5-acre Japanese stroll garden. Come take a walk and sketch in the gardens, or see the art on show in the museum's galleries. The museum offers changing exhibits, lectures, and programs that reflect the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

DETAILS: 

DATE: SATURDAY, October 1, 2022. 
Start time: 12 PM (Note:  Later start time)

Museum hours: 12-4 PM.  
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $4.

LOCATION: The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden https://www.hammondmuseum.org/
28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560-2115 
Phone: 914-669-5033



DIRECTIONS: Take I-684 to Exit 7. Take Route 116 East to Salem Center. Follow signs for the Hammond Museum on June Road north until reaching Deveau Road. https://www.hammondmuseum.org/visit

Transportation from NYC: Take METRO NORTH Harlem line trains to Croton Falls. From the Croton Falls station, the museum recommends taking a Taxi or Car Service to the museum. To arrange for pick up, please contact Marianne (mmiloff515@gmail.com)

LUNCH: Since we will be starting later, so we will not stop for lunch, please bring your own lunch/snack and water.

SHOW and TELL: 3:00 PM.  We will share our drawings and tell stories.  This is the social part of our day and should not be missed.


NOTES:
- Bring a stool if you have one.  It gives you more options.
- Dress for sunshine and cool temperatures.  
- Bring a hat and sunscreen.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman at cathygutterman@verizon.net

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507. 




There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

EXTRA Session WORKSHOP: Intro to Direct Watercolor

 

The morning workshop sold out, 

so we're also offering an afternoon session.   


Direct watercolor is like no other style of painting. 

Suzala will demonstrate what makes it different 

and offer you strategies and techniques.

The second workshop is on Sunday, October 2, 2022 and starts at 2 PM at the fountain in Bryant Park.


For all the details and to sign up for this workshop - click here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extra-session-workshop-intro-to-direct-watercolor-tickets-426344336387




 Weekday Sketchers at Domino Park 


Field Operations-Designed Domino Park In Brooklyn Reviewed | Planetizen News
Domino Park



Domino Park on the East River is one of the successful reclamations of old industrial land into usable parks.  Situated on site of the Domino Sugar Factory on the East River and accessible via the East River Ferry, this site promises us a fun day of sketching and relaxing along the river. 

Domino Park Will Redefine the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Waterfront |  Architectural Digest
Steam Bridge

Just north of the Williamsburg Bridge the park has two water features, a dog run, elevated walkway and  a playground made to resemble the equipment used in the sugar refining process, which will make you wish you were 5 years old again!  We won't run out of things to sketch. 

Kids review NYC parks: How do new playgrounds in Brooklyn fare? - Curbed NY
Playground 



DATE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

STARTING TIME: 10:30 AM

LOCATION: DOMINO PARK
                        15 RIVER STREET, WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN
                            We will meet near the TacoCino restaurant. 

TRANSPORTATION: East River Ferry to either North or South Williamsburg Station. 
                                        OR 7 Train to Bedford Ave Station

For Ferry information, click here: https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/east-river/





Tacocina in Domino Park - Picture of Tacocina, Brooklyn - Tripadvisor
Meeting place: TocoCina Tacos

NOTES

  • RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at Rayliedunkel1@gmail.com
  • Looking for us? Call/Text Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • Lots of benches but bringing a stool gives you more options
  • Food, water and bathrooms are available at the park




Thursday, September 22, 2022

NJ Sketchers at Paterson Falls Sept 29, 2022

Bridgehunter.com | Paterson Great Falls Bridge

QUESTION:
What do cotton and silk fabrics, steam locomotives, continuous rolls of paper and airplane engines, have in common??

ANSWER:  They were all made in Paterson, New Jersey.  And that is because of the Great Falls in Patterson. 


The Great Patterson Falls are a both a natural wonder and an integral part of the economic development of New Jersey from the Revolutionary War through the industrial revolution and into the 20th Century.  Join us as we explore the falls, the surrounding park and the old industrial buildings lining the streets around the falls.  

Paterson: Great Falls project will highlight factory ruins
Great Falls Observation Deck

For information about the falls, a video and driving directions, click here: https://www.nps.gov/pagr/index.htm 


To find out more about the connection to Alexander Hamilton,  the industrialists and artist who are associated with this site, the history and a look at "Mill Mile" :  click here: https://www.millmile.org.
 AND click here: https://www.millmile.org/sites/default/files/mill-mile-brochure-2013-small.pdf

Paterson Hopes Great Falls Park Powers Revival - The New York Times

DATE: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

STARTING TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION:  THE GREAT FALLS OBSERVATION DECK
                            See map below

TRANSPORTATION: Check a Maps Program or use the link to the website for information how to get there.


NOTES

  • Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at Rayliedunkel1@gmail.com
  • Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • Bring a stool and wear good walking shoes
  • Bring lunch and water. There are no food services near the falls.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

 


Introduction to Direct Watercolor
Subtitled:  How to paint like Suzala
It started a couple of months ago.  During Show and Tell Suzala would tell us that the work she was showing had been painted directly, meaning there was no underdrawing.   No pencil, ... nothing.  She just jumped in.  Joan started working directly too.  They were working large and bold, with deep rich shadows and bold composition.  I think everyone found this new direction exciting, but where to even begin?

​Learn the basics ​of direct watercolor painting​.   ​Direct watercolor is like no other style of painting. ​Suzala will demonstrate what makes it different and offer you ​strategies and ​techniques to overcome the ​reasonable ​fear of not having a pencil sketch to ​guide you when you start to add color.

​Suzala will cover all the basics needed to understand the foundations to this type of painting​,​ values, colors, paints and paper
​Learn how to start, what to look for, how to stay on target,  and how to ​finesse what you see into a great painting​.​

​The workshop will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022 and will be conducted by the fountain at Bryant Park.  





Monday, September 19, 2022

SUNDAY: The Blick SuperStore Sketch Event

 


As New York based artists we all want our local art stores to do well​.  Many of us are still in shock at the closing of New York Central and Pearl Paint.  So, it's exciting news that Blick has built a super-store on Broadway near Canal Street .  NYC Urban Sketchers has been invited to a special viewing at the new store.

Blick is preparing a special good-bag for everyone.  Since this requires a bit of work by Blick they've asked us to preregister.  If you use the link below to preregister - there will be a special gift there for you.

The Blick event will influence our day of sketching.  We are expected at the store at 11 AM.  We will meet at a nearby park for about a half hour of sketching before we walk to the new store.  See you at the Albert Capsouto Park at 10 AM.


DETAILS


To Pre-Register click here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-the-blick-superstore-sketch-event-tickets-422796434517

(Needed for the free goody-bag they will be giving us).


What:   We will be sketching NOCAN - North of Canal Street.  We will be sketching there to warm up and then we will walk to the new Dick Blick Store at 443 Broadway.  Our tour of the new store will begin at 11.  They will have demos and interesting products for us to see, and - a goody-bag if you pre registered


Where:   We’re meeting at the Albert Capsouto Park  located at the corners of Canal and Varick Streets.  Then we will walk to the new Blick store at 443 Broadway.  (see map).  

 

When:  Meet at 10 AM on Sunday September 25, 2022.  


How:

-   By Subway:  

Canal St. - #1, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W or the #6 train

     (see map below).


Lunch:  12:30 PM .  Bring your own or rely on local vendors.  There are loads of food options in this neighborhood.  There are two parks nearby, the triangle shaped park labeled #1 on the map will be our first choice for lunch and for our Show and Tell.   The park labeled #2 is our backup location.


Afternoon:  1:15 PM  Back to the sketching in the area


Show and Tell:  2:00 PM - We'll be sharing our work in the store


NOTE:

-     Bring a hat and be prepared for sunshine  

-     Bring a stool, it gives you more options.  


To Pre-Register click here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-the-blick-superstore-sketch-event-tickets-422796434517


​(click to enlarge)


If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128


There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.





Friday, September 16, 2022

Call for Entries for Art Exhibit - Manhattan Below 14th Street

Call for Entries for Art Exhibit

“Manhattan Below 14th Street”

Beginning September 9, 2022

 

 

Where: New Amsterdam Library, 9 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007

WhenJanuary 9 – February 27, 2023

Submission PeriodSeptember 9 –November 1, 2022

Eligibility: NYC Urban Sketchers who completed works in 2022 “on location” or “en plein air” in Manhattan Below 14thStreet. 

 

For this exhibit, digital photographs of all work will be submitted electronically to a Google Forms site. Technical specifications for the digital submissions are contained in Google Forms links below. There are no entry fees and a limit of two submissions per person. A jury of three people independent of NYC Urban Sketchers will select the work. Like the exhibit at the New Amsterdam Library that opened on August 16 and is running through October 7, the art selected will be reproduced in large format and printed on paper for displayPlease be sure to select images for submission carefully. After submission, you cannot replace them. 


Artists with gmail accounts should submit their entries at the following link


https://forms.gle/G8EZJxVUE8U6k6cK8



Artists with Non-gmail accounts should submit their entries at the following link


https://forms.gle/Yhtu8v3JJbYoS4xv8


Weekday Sketchers at Fort Tryon Park

The Heather Garden. Fort Tryon Park | The Fuchsia+Blog | The Fuchsietum
Heather Garden 



Fort Tryon Park, home to the Met's Cloisters Museum, is a treasure trove of sketch able scenes even without its iconic landmark.  The Heather Garden at the Margaret Corbin Gateway is always awash with seasonal flowers. The terraces and lawns that border the Heather Garden will offer river views framed by beautiful old trees.  A short walk from the Heather Garden will offer views of the exterior of the Cloisters with its Gothic windows and tower. 

For information about the park, click here: https://www.forttryonparktrust.org


Linden Terrace | Nyc park, Park, Washington heights
Linden Terrace
 


DATE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21. 2022

STARTING TIME: 10:30 AM

LOCATION:  FORT TRYON PARK
                        We will meet in the Heather Garden (see map below)

TRANSPORTATION: A TRAIN TO 190TH STREET 
 Take the elevator and stairs up to Fort Washington Avenue and walk north (to your right as you come up the stairs from the station). The tall stone pillars in Margaret Corbin Circle mark the southern entrance to the park, and the Heather Garden is just inside.


The cloisters new york hi-res stock photography and images - Alamy
The Cloisters




NOTES

  • Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at Rayliedunkel1@gmail.com.
  • Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • Bathrooms and water are available
  • Bring lunch. There are no food services in the park.
  • Bring a stool