Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Greater New York Chapter
Many thanks to all who attended our October meeting at the Highstead
Arboretum in Redding, Connecticut. We had an excellent kick-off meeting
enjoyed a glorious autumn afternoon touring the Arboretum.
Our next meeting is on November 20, 10am to 1pm at the N.Y.
Garden, Watson, Rm. 101. We’re still looking for ideas for tours and
Future meeting dates are tentatively scheduled as follows:
• January 8, NYGB, Watson, Rm. 102;
• February 20; NYGB, Watson, Rm. 102;
• March, Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT.
We are seeking to broaden our base and meet in different locales. If
know of a free meeting space in your area, please contact Carol
We’d love to make our meetings more accessible to a greater variety
natural science artists. We’ll be inviting guild members who don’t
belong to our chapter. Do you know a natural science illustrator who
be on our list?
This January brings our two-year terms in office to a close. We are
seeking nominations for the positions of president, vice president,
treasurer, corresponding secretary and recording secretary. While most of
would be willing to continue in our jobs if called upon, we are always
interested in new blood. Don’t be afraid to “nominate” yourself for
position. In effect you are merely indicating your willingness to help
chapter, and it will be appreciated. We are particularly seeking a new
corresponding secretary (keeper of the mailing list and producer of the
newsletter) since Charlotte Staub Thomas cannot continue in her post due
Calls for Entry
• “Focus on Nature VI,” New York State Museum, Albany, NY, April
30, 2000. Slide deadline: December 1, 1999. Up to four slides, no size
media limitations. Subject may relate to any field of natural history.
Contact: Patricia Kernan (518) 486-2024.
• “Flowers & Their Pollinators,” Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT,
1, ‘00. Slide deadline: February 15. Up to five slides labeled with
medium, size, artist’s name, address and phone. Include SASE for return
slides. Juried by Bruce Museum. Contact: Katie Lee (914) 533-6237 or
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• “New England Natives,” Highstead Arboretum, Redding, CT, May
‘00. Slide deadline: April 1. Up to three slides or color copies
above. Include SASE for return of slides or copies. This show may have
opportunity to travel to NYBG for the summer. We would also be interested
another site for the fall. Please give thought to the appeal of color
scale when considering works for this show. Contact: Louisa Rawle Tine
• “Chili Pepper Fiesta,” Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY,
‘00. Slide Deadline: June 1. Up to three slides labeled as above.
SASE for return of slides. All interpretations of the Solanaceae
(including chili peppers!) are invited. Contact: Monika deVries (718)
• “Contemporary Botanical Prints,” Connecticut Graphic Arts,
September 9-November 4, ‘00. Slide deadline: June 15. Up to three
labeled as above. Include SASE for return of slides. Contact: Katie
(914) 533-6237 or [log in to unmask]
“Native Wildflowers, Useful Herbs,” New York Botanical Garden, from
9 to January 11. An exhibition of the watercolors of Margaret Robinson
open with a reception on Sunday, November 14.
The chapter would like to recognize Chiara Becchi for her outstanding
in bringing to life our exhibition at Schering-Plough this summer. The
looked very handsome in this corporate setting, and Chiara bore the
additional weight of handling a number of submissions from national
and the shipping that entailed.
Some of the books which our Guild members brought to the delightful
which Sallie Miller hosted on June 27th...
Angel, Marie. An Animated Alphabet. Boston: David R. Godine, October
Originally published by Harvard College Library, Dept. of Print and
Arts, 1971. ISBN 1-56792-023-3. Available from Amazon.com @ $10.36 (20%
Angel, Marie. Painting for Calligraphers. Overlook Press, Reissue
December 1997. ISBN 0-87951-804-9. Available from Amazon.com @ $24.50
Fabre, Jean-Henri et al. The Passionate Observer: Writings from the World
Nature. Watercolors by Marlene McLaughlin. San Francisco: Chronicle
April 1998. ISBN 0-81180-935-8. Available from Amazon.com @ $15.37 (30%
Gilbert, Pamela. John Abbot: Birds, Butterflies & Other Wonders.
Merrell Holberton, Publishers, & The Natural History Museum, January
ISBN 1-85894-064-8. Available from Amazon.com @ $31.50 (30% disc.).
Keator, Glenn and Bazell, Susan (Illustrator). The Life of an Oak: An
Intimite Portrait. Heyday Books , California Oak Foundation, April 1998.
0-930588-98-3. Available from Amazon.com @ $19.95.
Robinson, William. The English Flower Garden. New York: Sagapress, May
ISBN 0- 89831-000-8. Special order only, if available, from Amazon.com
Reprint edition also published by Sagapress, December 1995. ISBN
0-89831-031-8. Available from Amazon.com @ $35.00.
Sheaks, Barclay. The Acrylics Book: Materials & Techniques for
Artist. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, June 1996. ISBN
Available from Amazon.com @ $24.50 (30% disc.).
Turner, R.J., Jr., Wasson, Ernie, and Ross, Graham. The Illustrated A-Z
over 10,000 Garden Plants and How to Cultivate Them. Published in the
by Mynah, 1997. Hardcover edition published July 1999. ISBN
Hardcover edition available from Amazon.com @ $59.95.
Wise, Rosemary (author, illustrator). A Fragile Eden: Portraits of the
Endemic Flowering Plants of the Granitic Seychelles. Princeton:
University Press, May 1998. ISBN 0-69104-817-7. Available from Amazon.com
$56.00 (30% disc.) or from publisher (41 William Street, Princeton, NJ
—list compiled by Ruth MacDonald