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 & Illustration


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
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
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
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
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
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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