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*Greetings, GNSI Members & Followers!*

Early Summer is here at last! While you get your garden going, sketch in 
the park or on the beach, or plan your summer travels, take a few 
moments to check in at the GNSI web site <http://www.gnsi.org/> for the 
latest news and information!


      GNSI STORE

The GNSI 2013 Journal No.2 Spring Issue 
<https://www.gnsi.org/store/product/gnsi-journal-natural-science-illustration-2013-no2> 
is now available for download online FREE to members! The problem with a 
pricing bug has been fixed.


      CONFERENCE REMINDERS!

There is still time to register for the GNSI 2013 Annual Conference 
<https://www.conf.gnsi.org/> in Bar Harbor, ME! It's a wonderful place 
to spend a summer week, and we offer great rates PLUS an inspiring, 
informative and FUN week!

*AUCTION! <https://www.conf.gnsi.org/events20131/gnsi-auction/> *Don't 
forget to send or bring your auction items for the conference! The 
annual auction is an important fundraiser for the GNSI General and 
Education Funds.

*The Small Works* <https://www.conf.gnsi.org/exhibits2013/> deadline has 
officially passed, but if you would still like to send or bring 
something, you can do so -- but you will need to frame it yourself. 
Small Works pieces should be based on your experiences at previous GNSI 
conferences, and should follow size guidelines. Please consider donating 
your Small Works art to the auction!


      EVENTS

*Illustrating Nature: CSUMB class of 2013 Exhibit* 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/exhibit/illustrating-nature-csumb-class-2013-exhibit>
*Exhibit Dates:* May 3, 2013 - june 16, 2013
*Location:* Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
The Science Illustration Graduate Certificate Program at California 
State University, Monterey Bay is proud to announce the 24th Annual 
Illustrating Nature Exhibit.

*GNSI-DC Meeting: Augmented Reality in the Museum* 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/meeting/gnsi-dc-meeting-augmented-reality-museum>
*Event Date:* June 18, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
*Location:* Smithsonian Natural History Museum
This month's meeting peeks into the future of the museum and digital 
technology. Augmented Reality technology allows us to see the world with 
virtual content superimposed upon it. When applied to museum exhibits, 
it is the promise of bringing objects to life and telling their stories 
in innovative and engaging ways.

*GNSI NW Tide Pooling Field Trip* 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/field-trip/gnsi-nw-tide-pooling-field-trip>
*Event Date:* June 22, 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00noon
*Location:* Seahurst Beach, Seattle
For those of you who like peaking into puddles, exploring under rocks, 
and don't mind getting your feet wet, I am arranging a field trip to a 
local beach for tide pooling. Complete a web form to participate.

*BIOCOMM 2013 Conference* 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/conference/biocomm-2013-conference>
*Event Date: * June 17 - June 21, 2013
*Location:* Asilomar State Park on the Monterey Peninsula, California
The BioCommunications Association is pleased to announce its 83rd Annual 
Meeting, BIOCOMM 2013, to be held at Asilomar Conference Grounds in 
California.


      BLOG

*Adobe Moves Creative Suite to Cloud-Based Service 
<http://www.gnsi.org/blog/adobe-moves-creative-suite-cloud-based-service>*
Adobe's decision to change how they provide their Creative Suite 
programs and services impacts creative professionals everywhere. Artist 
with little need to stay at the cutting edge are not pleased about the 
switch from direct product sales to a cloud-based subscription service, 
preferring to retain the option of purchasing the software outright as 
has been the case in the past. Other artist who use many of the packages 
that Adobe produces and always looking for improved features may find 
the new sheme more attractive. Adobe has descriptions of all the 
components here.

There are numerous online commentaries, pro and con, about this 
changeover. Get the facts about the change and decide for yourself where 
you stand.

/That's it for part one of your June GNSI In The News... more to come soon!/

/Regards,
Gail Guth
GNSI Communications Director/

-- 
Gail Guth
Guth Illustration & Design
139 Lathrop Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
269-963-1311
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www.guthillustration.com <http://www.guthillustration.com/>



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