The Sketchbook Show!!! continues through this week and concludes with a closing reception on Friday, January 25th from 8 to 11 p.m.

It’s a remarkable trip through the sketchbooks of 122 artists — mostly quite young ones, primarily including some SCAD students or recent graduates, along with artists and illustrators from around the world and around the country.

Given the course work at SCAD, I’m sure there are many sketchbooks out there filled with perspective studies, gesture drawings, and other more academic work, but most of the Sketchbook Show!!! doesn’t fit neatly into those categories.

Some are subtle, some bawdy, some vulgar, some finely detailed, some obviously created roughly and quickly, some striking in incomplete ways — like one would expect from ideas being worked out playfully and informally.

I ended up buying pieces by Xavier Robles de Medina, Jon Taylor, and Emily Quintero.

Highly recommended.

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