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Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 3 Dec 2009 16:59:45 -0600
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Joan, I didn't know you were instrumental in organizing our local  
GNSI chapter! We're doing well - with two great exhibition  
opportunities last year at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and one  
at the Schingoethe Center at Aurora University. A nice group,  
friendly, professional. We're meeting this Saturday at Morton Arboretum.

What a great legacy you've established! I'm always inspired by the  
other artists in our group. : )


On Dec 3, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Joan Lee wrote:

> Emily, good luck with this!  After years of science illustrators  
> around Chicago saying, "we ought to get together,"  Libby Wasser  
> (med. illustrator) and I rented a conference room at the Morton  
> Arboretum then hand wrote invitations to all the illustrators we  
> could think of in the greater Chicagoland area. All illustrators,  
> not just science illustrators. The first "get together" (not a  
> meeting per se) was a  success, and eventually a gnsi chapter was  
> formed by others. Some good starter information: have a good  
> central location for the first few meetings and don't move too fast  
> to form anything formal. It will likely grow if you meet in fun  
> places at first.  Check with some of the Chicago people how the  
> chapter is doing now; I'm no longer there.
> joan
> On Dec 3, 2009, at 9:47 AM, Emily S. Damstra wrote:
> I'm thinking about starting an organization of science illustrators  
> in Southern Ontario. I imagine it would be like a chapter of the  
> GNSI, but at this point I'm only testing the waters to see how much  
> interest there is in starting some informal gatherings. We can look  
> into official Guild affiliation at some point in the future if  
> members decide that's what we want to do.
> Who: Natural science illustrators/artists who live in Southern  
> Ontario (or anyone willing to drive here)
> What: Connect with other illustrators in the region, create exhibit  
> opportunities, learn new stuff, visit places you've never been  
> before, invite guest speakers
> Where: This may depend on membership base, but I am envisioning  
> meetings/events at various locations in/near the Toronto-Kitchener- 
> Hamilton triangle. (I'm in Kitchener).
> When: A handful of meetings a year, starting in January 2010
> If you are interested in participating, please let me know OFF- 
> LIST. Tell me where you live and what you do. (For example, are you  
> a freelancer, staff artist, hobbyist, student, instructor, etc  
> etc). This will help me figure out where to have a first meeting  
> and what kind of interest there is.
> PLEASE FORWARD THIS to anyone you know who may be interested. Thanks.
> ---
> Emily S. Damstra
> freelance science illustrator
> Kitchener, Ontario
> (519) 578-3871
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