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 for the latest news and information!


The GNSI 2013 Journal No.2 Spring Issue is now available for download online FREE to members! The problem with a pricing bug has been fixed.


There is still time to register for the GNSI 2013 Annual Conference 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! 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 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!


Illustrating Nature: CSUMB class of 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
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
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
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.


Adobe Moves Creative Suite to 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!

Gail Guth
GNSI Communications Director

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