*HAPPY NEW YEAR, GNSI Family and Friends! *

Well, we survived the holidays and made it to another year. Extending 
best wishes for a great New year for us all! As you settle down and get 
back to your normal routine, take a few minutes to check out the latest 
News on your GNSI website!

*CONFERENCE Volunteers Needed* 
Santa Cruz Conference Volunteers Needed! On pretty short notice, the 
2016 Conference Committee is working hard to make magic in July, but 
they need some help! Please, step up and offer your services for these 
positions (Auction, Exhibits, Finance, Evening Social Events, 
Registration, Merchandise) or anything else you can do, ask and offer! 
The GNSI runs on Volunteer Fuel!

*Pre-Darwin Evolutionary Art of J.J. Grandville* 
The GNSI-DC chapter's January meeting features the Pre-Darwin 
Evolutionary Art of J.J. Grandville, presented by Sandra R. Schachat, a 
National Science Foundation graduate research fellow and a researcher in 
the Smithsonian Department of Paleobiology since 2010.

DATE: January 20, 2016 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Smithsonian Natural History Museum
10th St. & Constitution Ave., Washington, DC.
Room WG-33 (1st Floor, West Wing)
Snacks and Social hour at 5:30 pm, Presentation at 6:10 pm. See the web 
page for more information or a museum lot parking pass.

*GNSI Journal 2015 no. 3 Issue now available for download! 
*Free download to logged-in members.
A new FREE article from the latest GNSI Journal available to all! 
*Watercolor On Canvas* <https://gnsi.org/journal/watercolor-canvas>, by 
Miste Caulder, explore painting watercolors on canvas.

*Focus On Nature XIV Exhibit Call* 
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016 (All day)
Focus On Nature XIV now open for submissions! Focus on Nature XIV will 
run from December 3, 2016 through April 9, 2017 at the Roger Tory 
Peterson Institute (RTPI) in Jamestown, New York. To learn more about 
RTPI, visit: http://rtpi.org/

*The World Illustration Awards* 
ENTRY DEADLINE: Midnight (no indication of time zone, but assume 
London!) Monday, February 8, 2016
This exhibit competition is sponsored by the Association of Illustrators 
(AOI), based in London, a not-for-profit trade organisation promoting 
contemporary illustration and maintaining industry standards.

The World Illustration Awards are open to illustrators in any country 
working in any medium or context. The Terms of use seem to be very fair, 
with a variety of entry options, and they have a specific category 
called Research & Knowledge Communication [Illustration commissioned for 
the purpose of undertaking research and communicating knowledge.]

Gail Guth
Guth Illustration & Design
139 Lathrop Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
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www.guthillustration.com <http://www.guthillustration.com/>

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