Greetings, GNSI! Time for your late-February edition of GNSI In The News. I would call it the Early Spring edition, welcoming mild temperatures and gentle, replenishing rains, but sadly, no...not yet! So rather than throwing darts at the TV weather folks, visit YOUR GNSI website for the latest news!


GNSI Members Exhibit Deadline Is fast approaching!
Get those entries in by March 1st! This is a wonderful opportunity to display your best work in Boulder.

Call For Exhibit: Fourth Coast Illuminated
Submission Deadline:
March 21, 2014
Acceptance Notifications Sent: April 5 - 7
Delivery Of Accepted Work: June 23 - 27
Exhibit Dates: July 1 - August 30, 2014. [Kalamazoo Nature Center will be hosting the Association of Nature Center Administrators annual Summit August 20-23.]
Exhibit Location: Kalamazoo Nature Center's Glen Vista Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI.
Eligibility: Open to all current GNSI members living in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario.
Subjects: Plants, animals, habitats, landscapes, natural & archaeological artifacts of the Great Lakes region.

This is an invitation to GNSI members living in states and provinces bordering the Great Lakes to submit entries to Fourth Coast Illuminated, an exhibition of art featuring flora, fauna, and archaeological artifacts of the region.

The exhibit will be on display at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in its Glen Vista Gallery July 1 - August 30, 2014 . Kalamazoo Nature Center is one of the most highly regarded nature centers in the country and is considered a leader in the field. Their Glen Vista Gallery is large, well-lit, and free from visual distraction. As a bonus, the KNC will host the Association of Nature Center Administrators' annual Summit during the exhibit, providing an interested and appreciative audience.

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to present workshops and/or public talks during the exhibit's run. Artists may elect to sell their work.


Hunt Institute Request to Botanical Artists
As part of a multi-year photography initiative, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation is working to photograph their entire Art collection...Because this is a use not covered in the original donation or purchase agreement prior to 2010, the Hunt would like to contact all living artists (or their heirs) who have work in their collection to request permission to include thumbnail images in our database. more...


GNSI-DC: 18th and 19th Century Wax Anatomical Models
Event Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014; 5:30pm 8:00pm
Location: Smithsonian Natural History Museum, 10th St. & Constitution Ave., Washington, DC., Cooper Room (2rd Floor, East Wing)

Please join us for a GNSI-DC meeting on Tuesday, March 18th for a presentation given by medical illustrator Marie Dauenheimer. This illustrated presentation will examine the art and history of the wax anatomical models of the Museo Zoologico La Specola in Florence, Italy. The museum's Wax Modeling Workshop created over 2,000 wax models of human anatomy from the mid-18th to early 19th century, and the products of their labor are considered by many to be the finest anatomical waxworks in the more...


AAS Scientific Illustration Course 2014 at QRanch Young, Arizona
Event Date: June 14 - 20, 2014

The Workshop is taught by Dr. John W. Hohmann and Bryan Donahue, professional artist and scientific illustrator. Students will learn the importance and value of scientific illustration and have the opportunity to illustrate artifacts and cultural features from Q Ranch....

Artist-In-Residence Program, Southeast Oregon
Event Date: April 1, 2014 - May 1, 2014
Application Deadlines: March 1, 2014 and September 1, 2014
Cost: $25 application fee for individuals ($50 for collaborative teams) to cover administrative costs.

PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural more...

Artist Residency At The Huyck Preserve, Summer 2014
Application Deadline: April 14, 2014

The Huyck Preserve is accepting applications for our COM.EN.ART program for 2014.

COM.EN.ART (COMmunity.ENviroment.ART) is an Artist-in-Residence program for natural history illustrators offered by the Huyck Preserve, a biological field station and 2000-acre nature preserve in the picturesque Hudson Valley hamlet of Rensselaerville, NY. This two-week residency is designed to provide concentrated field experience and study for illustrators, as well as encourage interaction and discussion about nature among artists, with scientists and with the community.... read more...

Visiting Artist Series: Drawing Birds with Linda Feltner
Event Date:
April 4 - 6, 2014

This workshop will guide, enlighten and inspire the illustrator into the realm of birds. The foundation of good bird illustration begins with some anatomy basics ...Sketching and drawing live birds will provide opportunities to observe form, gesture and more...

Postcards From Series - Plein-Air Watercolor Workshop
Event Date:
March 22 - March 23, 2014

The Postcards From... series of watercolor workshops has expanded!

Location: DC Art Press, 2377 S. Downing St., Denver CO
Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt and Leon Loughridge
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $360.00 (includes custom traveling watercolor kit, gourmet lunch)

This new workshop qualifies as a pre-requisite for the September POSTCARDS FROM...Aspen multi-day workshop. Priority is given to those registrants who also place a deposit for the Postcards from Aspen workshop.

This 2-day weekend workshop introduces all the basics to plein air watercolor painting and, starting this year, is the pre-requisite for the fabulous 4-day POSTCARDS FROM...Aspen watercolor workshop in September (please click on this link for information on the Aspen workshop)... read more...


Job Opening Iowa State U - Asst. Professor:
Posted in Business
Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration/Scientific Visualization
Application Deadline: 03/09/2014

Price the sale of full copyright
Posted in Business
I'm a botanical artist and I'm trying to figure out how to price releasing full copyright (vs. limited use) on a commissioned piece. A friend suggested you might have some pointers....

Camera Lucida recommendations
Posted in General Discussion
I am intersted in getting a camera lucida to attach to my stereo microscope. I have looked online, but I am not sure if what I have found will attach to my scope. I would apprecaite any reccomendations of a specific model or a good source.

That's it for this edition, please check out the GNSI web site often for updates and news.

Gail Guth

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