Greetings, GNSI Members, Friends and Followers!
Here's round #2 of your June GNSI In The News! Check out the GNSI web site for details.


GNSI-NW: Draped Fabric Workshop
July 27, 2013, 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Greenlake Library
Drawing draped fabric will be the topic, translating well to drawing flower petals and other botanical images. Enrollment limited to 16 because of table space.

AAS Scientific Illustration Course
July 28 - August 3, 2013
Location: QRanch - Young, Arizona
Students will learn the importance and value of scientific illustration and have the opportunity to illustrate artifacts and cultural features from Q Ranch.

Digital Skills for Illustrators Workshop
Event Date: August 3 - 4, 2013
Location: Lane Community College, Eugene OR
This workshop is open to the public but has a limited class size.
Fee: GNSI national and GNSI Chapter and Oregon Group members - $85, Non-GNSI members - $100
Registrations due by Friday June 28
Have you wondered how to get your artwork into a form for making exhibit entries, cards and giclee prints? Or do you need to really dig into using the most common digital tools for illustrators? This workshop is specifically designed for science illustrators and will be taught by Amadeo Bachar, a digital media instructor for the famous Scientific Illustration Program at California State University Monterey Bay.

Illustration for Education and Programming
Event Date: August 5 - 7, 2013
Location: Campbell Center, Mt Carroll, IL
Fee: $715
Team-taught by Peggy MacNamara and Dan Brinkmeier, scientific illustrators and studio artists with a long professional association with Chicago's Field Museum. This four-day course combines conceptual and thematic instruction, art history, and skill development through technical drawing and visualization of natural science concepts.


GNSI Great Lakes - Fall 2013 Fernwood Exhibit
Submission Deadline: September 2, 2013
The recent Great Lakes Chapter Spring Exhibit at Fernwood was a great success! Fernwood Nature Center and Botanical Gardens in Niles, MI, is a beautiful venue, both inside and out, and they have a lovely exhibit gallery. The Center has once again extended an invitation for GNSI members in the Great Lakes region (see below) to exhibit. The curator, Kathleen Keisselbach, says they are planning a Halloween education program about monsters in the garden, so fall botanical subjects, critters and birds eating prey and showing teeth, beaks, etc. as well as skulls and skeletons would enhance the exhibit.


Plants, Birds & Pollinators Art Serving Science
ENTRY SUBMISSION BEGINS in July and closes August 5, 2013. Mark your calendar and plan an entry!
The Denver Botanic Gardens and the GNSI are pleased to announce a premier juried exhibition opportunity for GNSI members only, highlighting the subject matter of plants, birds, and pollinators.


Ride Share from Bangor to Bar Harbor? Members Only Forum

Gallery artwork information and pricing cards

Boston to Bar Harbor by Bus Members Only Forum

Ride and travel suggestions for 2013 conference Members Only Forum

Can a Visual effects major go into doing 3d animations for scientific illustration firms without a decent science background?


Book Review: The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds

Book Review: Unfeathered Birds

Handy iPad Holder

That's it for now! Check in with your GNSI web site often for news and updates.

Gail Guth
GNSI Communications Director

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