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 Challenge.

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 & Illustration


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 $5249.
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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