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Greetings, GNSI!
More news comes with December. Enjoy!


*Dulce Nascimento`s 2013 15th/16th/17th and Scientific illustration 
trips in the Amazon* 
Three trips available:  May 16th to 26th - May 29 to June 8th - June 
10th to 20th, 2013

The great success of the scientific illustration trips was the incentive 
for Dulce to do them in 2013, not just one but three 11 days & 10 nights 
trips - the first from May 16th to May 26th, the second from May 29th to 
June 8th, and the third from June 10th to 20th, 2013.

Explore the Amazonian environment, observe it in close proximity, and 
learn to draw and paint (in watercolors) the landscape, and the 
terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. These are trips programmed with 
scientific illustrator Dulce Nascimento - who graduated from the School 
of Fine Arts of Rio de Janeiro, and studied at the Royal Botanic 
Gardens, Kew, as a scholar of the Margaret Mee Foundation...


/*SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2013 - Open to ALL GNSI Members in 
Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan*/
EXHIBIT DATES: February 28 -April 14, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, March 3, 3:30-5:50 pm
LOCATION: Fernwood Botanical Gardens, Niles, MI 

The GNSI Great Lakes Chapter invites all GNSI members residing in 
Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan to join their exhibit at the 
Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles, Michigan. The title of the exhibit 
is Great Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Scientific Illustrators 
Exhibit: Spring Botanicals.

*ANNE RUNYON Exhibit* 
EXHIBIT DATES: February 1- 24, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: February 1, 6:30-9 p.m.
LOCATION: The Nature Gallery, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

GNSI member Anne Runyon will have her illustrations and paper sculptures 
on exhibit at The Nature Gallery for the month of February, 2013.

OPENING RECEPTION: December 8, 6-9 pm
EXHIBIT DATES: December 8- 31, 2012
LOCATIONS: Morpho Gallery in Winnetka, IL / Blink Contemporary Art 
Gallery in Michigan City, IN.

GNSI member and Great Lakes Chapter President Diane Dorigan will have 
her art on exhibit in two galleries this December, the Morpho Gallery in 
Winnetka, and Blink Contemporary Art Gallery in Michigan City, IN. Both 
galleries will feature Diane's work along with several other area 
artists, and both are her personal art (non-scientific).


*Images of Nature: The Art of the First Fleet 

1787 "Two Naval Ships, the HMS Sirius and HMS Supply, three store ships 
and six convict transports set sail from Portsmouth bound for Botany 
Bay," 'the First Fleet' as defined by colonial Australian historians. 
The brief but poignant introduction by Lisa Di Tommaso, the assistant 
Librarian of the Natural History Museum in London, sets the stage for a 
series of images that portray the earliest encounters between European 
commerce and Australian aboriginal natives...


*GNSI Member Marjorie Leggitt given ASBA Award of Excellence 
The ASBA (American Society of Botanical Illustrators) recognizes artists 
who have made significant contributions to science through botanical 
art. These artist's work must meet the requirements of scientific 
accuracy, technical proficiency, and aesthetics. In addition, the artist 
must have compiled a body of work that shows significant accomplishment 
in the field of scientific illustration. The recipient of this year's 
biennial award, "ASBA Botanical Illustrator Award for Excellence in 
Scientific Botanical Art", is our very own Marjorie Leggitt, Treasurer 
of the GNSI....

*Award Winning Birds <>*
GNSI members have many interests - and connections for the expression of 
their art. It isn't all nematodes and insect setae! So congratulations 
to GNSI member Linda Feltner for both a people's choice award at the 
GNSI Members Exhibit this past summer and now two new awards for the 
same image! Linda has received "The Ethology Award for the Best 
Depiction of Natural Behavior in Any Medium", and also the "Western Art 
Collector's Magazine Editor's Choice Award", both for "A Mischief of 
Jays", and both are given by the Society of Animal Artists (SAA).


*The GNSI website forums* offer interesting discussions on a variety of 
topics related to science-art. Have a question or advice to offer?:
Requesting general advice on a career in science illustration 
Mac OS question 
Copyright questions 
<> (Members only 
Job Posting: Education and Outreach Specialist 
How does one start freelancing in natural science illustration? 


*Reports on recent Chapter Events:
Draw-In at the Osteology Hall - Greater DC Chapter 
The GNSI-DC Chapter met on October 9th for a special Draw-In evening. We 
started with some great food contributed by the attendees. Everyone 
caught up on what everyone was doing as we waited for people to arrive 
for the main event. Then we all hiked upstairs to the Osteology Hall in 
the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, a collection of 
over 300 skeletons of modern vertebrates. We had a great turnout of 
about 40 people. Some came to draw and some to hear our speakers...

*Interpreting the Landscape Through the Eyes of Birds - GNSI Oregon 
The GNSI-Oregon Group met September 22 & 23, 2012 at the Tryon Creek 
State Natural Area/Portland, OR. We opened the day with a short business 
meeting. Saturday morning Barbara Gleason gave a very informative talk 
and demonstration about drawing birds (plumage and the anatomy and 
structure of the bird). In the afternoon Rebecca Brown-Thompson gave a 
presentation on Sign Interpretation Principles. We made concept maps of 
Tryon Park focusing on various topics from birds adapting to human 
structures to birds inhabiting Tyron's habitat areas.

Sunday Rebecca gave a demonstration on the use of proportional dividers 
and showed us her field sketching gear. The rest of the day was spent 
sketching and hiking Tryon Park. We closed this day with a sharing of 
our sketches.


*Download the 2011 Financial Report. <>*
Copies of Guild of Natural Science Illustrators' Financial and Annual 
reports can be requested from our GNSI office:

*Guild of Natural Science Illustrators*
PO Box 652
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044
Tel/Fax: 301.309.1514

      The New Fall Journal is Available:

The Fall 2012 issue of the GNSI Journal of Natural Science Illustration 
is now available for download. We have a large amount of content in this 
issue - a few of the items are available to look at by clicking on the 
linked items in publication description on the web site. The full 
printed version has been shipped! It should arrive in mailboxes in early 
December (for those with non-electronic memberships.)

The Journal Digital download is *FREE* to GNSI members when they login 
to the GNSI website <>. Others may download it for $12.
Journal download instructions 

*/Happy Holidays, Everyone!/*

Gail Guth
GNSI Membership Secretary/Communications Director

Gail Guth
Guth Illustration & Design
139 Lathrop Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
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