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Saturday March 25: International District
Second Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl
Yesterday I had an all day adventure going to the 2nd Annual West
Coast Sketchcrawl hosted by the Portland USk Sketchers. Sketcher Mark
Ryan and I caught the 6:45 am Bolt Bus down to Portland for a 3 hour
ride down which got us in at 9:45 am. We just missed 15 min opening of
the event but found the group of over 100 sketchers gathered in front of
the Portland Art Museum.
Sketchers of all along the West Coast of
the US and Canada met for a day of sketching. Some had gone down Thursday and Friday. About 82 met up Friday Night for a Drink and Draw.
I met people from San
Diego to Vancouver, BC and even found out there were two sketchers from
Montreal who came out to join us. It had a small symposium feeling and
so fun to meet sketchers from other parts of the country. Next year it
is in San Diego, CA so look out for the advertisement of this event.
of the Day under the huge Elm tree next to Portland Art Museum
Sculpture Courtyard. PAM was founded in 1892 which makes is the oldest
Art Museum on the West Coast.|
|Director Park was
a hopping place Celebrating Bastille Day and having a waiters and
waitress competition. It reminded me of Barcelona and how the streets
and plazas can be the life of the city. Opened in 2009 this urban park
covers a 700-space underground garage and was designed by Laurie Olin
of the design firm OLIN, and the Portland-based architectural firm ZGF
|At the corner of SW Park Ave and SW Jefferson, was St. James Lutheran Church
the only building I found in good morning light. The cornerstone for
the present building was laid in May 1907 and this late gothic revival
building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places.|
|The 6:45 am Bolt Bus to Portland got us there at 9:30 am. An inexpensive way to get down to Portland and back.|
Really nice set of sketches, Gail. Portland is such a great place to sketch.ReplyDelete
Yes that is why I went . I knew it would be a great place to sketch and I had never done that.