/Midsummer Greetings, GNSI Members and Followers! The 2013 Annual 
Conference is now in the history books, and it was another successful 
event. If you were there, it was great to see you, and if not, I hope 
we'll see you next year in Boulder! When you climb out of that hammock 
or finish mowing the lawn, take a few minutes to browse the GNSI website 
<> for these new items and reminders:/


*Plants, Birds & Pollinators Art Serving Science 
/SUBMISSION Deadline Extended one Week!/*
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.
If you were at the conference or traveling on your summer vacation, or 
just hopelessly behind schedule (and who isn't?), this is your 
redemption. /(Thank you, Mervi!)/
*NEW ENTRY DEADLINE:* The submission closes 08.11.2013, 11:59 p.m. MST
*NOTE: *This is Mountain Standard Time!
No further extensions will be granted, no more excuses... time to get busy!

*GNSI Great Lakes - Fall 2013 Fernwood Exhibit 
*SUBMISSION DEADLINE:* September 2, 2013
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 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.
*Exhibit Dates Oct. 27 - Nov 18th*


The latest GNSI 2013 Journal, No.2 Spring Issue 
is still available for download online FREE to members!


GNSI Artist Suellen Perold exhibits in South Africa 
Suellen Perold reports that four of her medicinal/use plant portraits 
were accepted to Kirstenbosch Biennale 2013....


Hunt Institute's 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & 


GNSI-DC: Digital Clay: A Brief Look at Sculpting in ZBrush 
Welcome back from summer! We have a fascinating talk to start up a great 
fall season of monthly Guild presentations. James Morrison will walk us 
through his techniques for "digital sculpting." Be sure to attend!


*GNSI-NW: Draped Fabric Workshop 
EVENT DATE:* 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 
EVENT DATE:* 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
*FEE:* GNSI national and GNSI Chapter and Oregon Group members - $85, 
Non-GNSI members - $100
This workshop is open to the public but has a limited class size.
*Registrations due by Friday June 28*
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
Instructors: Peggy MacNamara and Dan Brinkmeier.
This four-day course combines conceptual and thematic instruction, art 
history, and skill development through technical drawing and 
visualization of natural science concepts.

*BACK TO BASICS: Drawing with Confidence 
EVENT DATE:* October 15, 2013 - 9:00am - October 18, 2013 - 2:30pm
Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt & Susan Rubin
*LOCATION:* Dos Chappell Room, Washington Park, Denver, CO
*FEE:* $406.00
You draw for your artwork, but it s slow, you avoid difficult views, and 
still, you're not sure its quite right... Have no fear! Whether your 
subject is a landscape, your favorite pet, or autumn perennials, this 
back-to-basics drawing course will help you achieve your goal. In this 
fun four-day workshop, return to the drawing basics of Line, Shading, 
Perspective, and Composition to bolster your drawing skills and boost 
your confidence.

*Costa Rica - Artistic Adventure with Mindy Lighthipe and Nancy Richmond 
EVENT DATE:* Feb. 4, 2014 - Feb. 14, 2014
Instructors: Mindy Lighthipe and Nancy Richmond
*LOCATION:* Costa Rica
*FEE:* $3,499 (register before Sept. 1st, 2013 for a $200 discount)
The rich landscapes of Costa Rica are home to a unique and interesting 
array of flora and fauna, making this the perfect setting for an 
artistic adventure. Capture the wonder of tropical plants, insects, 
amphibians, and mammals while receiving personal instruction from 
professional artist Mindy Lighthipe and professional photographer Nancy 
Richmond. Whether you`re a novice or a more experienced artist, prepare 
to learn new techniques and hone your skills as you revel in Central 
America`s natural beauty.

*/That's all for now, enjoy the rest of your summer!/*

Gail Guth
GNSI Communications Director

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