Welcome to Fall! Can you believe it's October already? When you get tired from raking leaves and carving pumpkins, come back indoors for a rest, a cup of hot tea or cocoa (or a glass of wine!), and check out the latest and greatest on YOUR GNSI website!


The GNSI 2013 Journal No.3 Summer Issue is now available for download online FREE to members!


Wildlife Art & Photography Workshop-South Africa Feb 2014
February 7 - February 17, 2014
COST: $5,495 per person, double occupancy.
Experience the magic of South Africa wildlife with artist Linda Howard Bittner. We will be hosted by Zulu Nyala, a privately owned game reserve in Hiuhluwe off the southeastern coast of Africa...

Costa Rica - Artistic Adventure
with Mindy Lighthipe and Nancy Richmond
February 4 - February 14, 2014
COST: $3,499; prior to September 1, 2013, discounted program price is $3,249
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. ...

Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes
June 21 - June 30, 2014
COST: Early registration by Dec. 22, 2013, $4999; after Dec. 22, $5249
Tour the Italian Lakes! Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes is a June tour to Italy offered by Gretchen Halpert in conjunction with Collette Tours and the Royal Horticultural Society. Keeping a sketch journal on this trip is not mandatory, but mini lessons will be given to those so inclined. Registration is now open.


GNSI-DC: The Art and Science of Data Visualization
Tuesday, October 15, 2013; 5:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
The GNSI-DC chapter is honored to have with us Robert Simmon, a data visualizer from NASA, who will show us some very unique information graphics and imagery, including that of our home planet. Don't miss this opportunity to see some of the most beautiful scenes of Earth from a perspective we rarely see -- from space -- and it's all made with data from satellite. Come see how it's done!

SONSI 2013 Presentation Day
October 19, 2013 - 10:45am - 5:00pm
(Please arrive between 10:30 and 10:50 a.m.; the presentations will begin promptly at 11 a.m.).
LOCATION:Production Room 2 at the Central Public Library at 120 Navy Street in Oakville, ON.
COST: Free to SONSI members; non-members: $15 donation to cover facility rental and food costs. Space is limited!
Those of you in or near Southern Ontario are welcome to attend the 2013 Presentation Day of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI). It's a one-day mini-conference with a wide range of presentations by SONSI members. Dinner is available (not provided) at the Queens Head Pub by reservation when you RSVP and register for the conference.... more:


Wings & Water: A Juried Exhibition of 2D and 3D Art
ENTRY DATES: November 1, 2013 - January 1, 2014
EXHIBIT DATES: March 7 - May 6, 2014
Wings & Water: A Juried Exhibition of 2D and 3D Art is a national exhibition exploring artists' perceptions and imagery that comes to mind with the words wings and water, be the imagery botanicals, birds, insects, fish, animals, water/shore environment open for interpretation. The exhibition is offered though River Arts Inc., a non-profit organization based in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin dedicated to enriching, inspiring, and educating through the arts. All artists, styles, techniques, and media are welcomed. Please see details through CaFE (


Geoff Thompson's Award Winning Fly Photo
Australian GNSI member Geoff Thompson's specimen photos are winning him lots of recognition "down under". Geoff works for the Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. He recently won several awards at the recent Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Images Awards, including Best Overall Biological Photo for this image. ...

Congratulations to our GNSI compatriot!


Scientific Illustration Program - CSU Monterey
I am in the process of applying to the scientific illustration graduate program at CSU Monterey Bay. Have any of you completed this program?

Phipps Conservatory - Botanical Art Instructor
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is looking for an independent contractor to instruct their Botanical Drawing I, II, and III as part of its Botanical Art and Illustration certificate program....(Members Only Forum)

So, GNSI Friends, that's the latest and the greatest as we launch into Fall! Stop by the GNSI website often to see whats new!
Gail Guth
GNSI Communications Director

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