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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 06:42:50 -0500
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Thank you for this fascinating information. I didn't come on the scene  
until late 1989.
Trudy Nicholson called and informed me that this, 2009, will be the  
40th Annual Natural Science Illustration Exhibit. That has a nice  
solid ring to it, doesn't it.

In celebration we are inviting dignitaries, artists, from  
institutions in New Brunswick and Maine to the opening. There are  
several fine colleges, universities and art institutions in northern  
New England and the Maritimes, and it will be interesting to see who  
accepts our invitation.

In addition, our conference schedule will be published in the UMFK  
(University of Maine, Fort Kent) summer catalog. If you are thinking  
of coming to this conference it could be a great opportunity to  
present, and it certainly will be a good publicity opportunity. We do  
still have openings for member presenters. Watch the newsletter and  
website for updated information. Kapi and Barbara have been doing a  
knockout job gathering information.

We have three exhibits this year. There is the premier 40th Annual  
Natural Science Illustration Exhibit, and I hope you all consider  
submitting work to be juried for this show. The show will be in the  
Acadian Archives building on campus, an intimate gallery in a new  
facility. The exhibit is science oriented, of course, so it should be  
valuable on many levels.

We also have an open exhibit that we are calling the fine arts  
exhibit. It is not juried, but space is limited. Think small is more.  
More information on it later. Third, we have a publications exhibit.  
This one is for your publications, be they books or magazines. We will  
publish guidelines for that one, but it is really a simple matter of  
putting your book in a mailer with return postage. It will be  
displayed in the Blake Library on campus.

Do consider exhibiting in one, two, or all three shows. Help celebrate  
our 40th anniversary. joan

On Feb 10, 2009, at 9:46 PM, Robert Golder wrote:

> First National Mtg., 1979, July 26-29, Hunt Botanical Library,  
> Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Alice Tangerini took the  
> lead in getting the work done to make this meeting happen. Personal  
> highlights: Guest Speaker Don Eckelberry was only expected to give  
> his talk, and then leave, but he stayed for the whole conference,  
> fully participated, and was a great guy. Elaine Hodges liked a  
> drawing of mine displayed in the first annual exhibit; a portion of  
> it wound up in "The Book."
> Second National Mtg., 1980, Nov. 16-19, Savannah, GA. Personal  
> highlights: learning art techniques from Trudy Nicholson, then  
> scouting out Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House for the best food in the  
> city.
> Third National Mtg., 1981, June 26-28, Gainesville, FL. Air  
> temperature was 95 degrees Fahrenheit at 9 am on the first morning  
> of the conference. The gators on the lake shore discouraged casual  
> field outings.
> Fourth National Mtg., 1982, Aug. 4-7, Seattle, WA. I didn't attend  
> this one.
> Fifth National Mtg., 1983, July 26-30, Ann Arbor, MI. Robert Bateman  
> was the keynote speaker, and the lesser known speakers and workshop  
> leaders were all excellent too.
> Sixth National Mtg., 1984, June 16-22, at my alma mater, RISD in  
> Providence, RI.
> I took a bit of a hiatus from GNSI at this point. I think that the  
> seventh, 1985 conference was supposed to be in San Francisco.  
> Someone else will have to pick up the story from here.
> Robert Jon Golder
> 164 Maxfield St
> New Bedford, MA 02740 USA
> 508-999-2486
> On Feb 9, 2009, at 11:47 AM, Joan Lee wrote:
>> Then shall we call this the 30th annual exhibit?
>> jl
>> On Feb 9, 2009, at 11:37 AM, Britt Griswold wrote:
>>> I think we have have an exhibit every year there has been a  
>>> National meeting.  I think the first meeting was 1979 in a joint  
>>> Pittsburgh meeting with the AMI...
>>> I don't recall if we have ever not had a meeting since then.
>>> Britt
>>> Gail Guth wrote:
>>>> Good question! And how many annual meetings have we had? the  
>>>> official records don't seem to go back that far, at least in the  
>>>> annual meeting folders. Maybe I can do some digging in other  
>>>> folders and see what turns up, but I'm sure others have more info  
>>>> on this.
>>>> Gail
>>>> On 12 /09/08    , at 02 /09/09,  7:14 AM, Joan Lee wrote:
>>>>> Can someone tell me how many annual Science Illustration  
>>>>> exhibits we have had?
>>>>> Thank you. Joan