/Greeting GNSI members and followers! Here is the September update on 
current events. Visit the website links for more details, and stop by often for updates!/


*GNSI Member to Present at Chilean Biodiversity Conference 
Mauricio Alvarez Abel will be participating in the X Latin American 
Congress of Private and Peoples Innovation for Biodiversity Conservation 
in Valdivia, Los Rios Region, Chile, from August 19 to 23, 2013.

*Oregon Digital Illustration Workshop 
August 2 and 3rd , 2013 the GNSI Oregon Group hosted a computer workshop 
geared toward Scientific Illustrators as part of our ongoing Ocean Art 

*Science Illustration Sourcebooks 
For those who promote their work to potential clients, one of the 
traditional methods is through sourcebooks. For the science Illustration 
community, this often means September is a big month when the fruits of 
your labor are put on display in the latest editions of the Science-Art 
and Medical Illustration Source directories.


*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 2014 Annual Conference - Boulder, Colorado 
Admit it! You've been saving your time, energy, talent, and spare cash 
to visit the wild, rugged, and scenic west next summer. University of 
Colorado in Boulder, Colorado will host the Guild of Natural Science 
Illustrators Annual Conference July 13-19, 2014. Expect to meet friends 
and colleagues, share your skills and expertise, and learn from some of 
the best talent in our organization.


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


*Application open for 2014 Artist in Residence Program 
The Artist-in-Residence Program at Acadia National Park, SCHOODIC 
District in Winter Harbor, Maine, offers professional writers, 
composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to 
pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring 
landscape of the park.

*Open Call Entomological Art 
ECLOSION, a juried group exhibition of entomological art November 9 - 
December 1, 2013.

*Exhibit Call: In the Footsteps of David Douglas 
This exhibition will highlight the life and accomplishments of Scottish 
botanist and explorer David Douglas and his contemporary legacy of plant 
collecting, documentation and illustration in the Pacific Northwest.


*Botanical Painting 2013 
*EVENT DATES:* September 7 & 8, October 5 & 6, November 16 & 17, and 
November 2, 3 & 4
*LOCATION:* Bend, OR and Lake Oswego, Portland
*FEE:* $65 per day, or $120 for two days, and $175 for three days.
Learn the fundamentals of botanical painting in water-color, including 
an introduction to necessary supplies, drawing and painting techniques, 
composition, choosing and mixing colors, creating colors, and more.

*Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes 
*EVENT DATE: *June 21, 2014 (All day) - June 30, 2014 (All day)
*FEE:* $4999 before */December 22, 2013. /*After that date the cost is 
A June tour to Italy offered by Gretchen Halpert in conjunction with 
Collette Tours and the Royal Horticultural Society.

*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.

/A special thanks to GNSI member Dan Mitchell of Quebec, Canada for 
wrangling the GNSI News for your consumption this month! If you would 
like to help the GNSI with this or other volunteer efforts, contact me. /

/Check the website regularly for current events; and now might 
be a good time to update your GNSI profile and load a few images of your 
work as well! You can learn more about updating your profile on the GNSI 
website in this helpful FAQ 

Gail Guth
GNSI Communications Director

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