Greetings, GNSI Family and Friends! April means spring, showers, 
flowers, and the occasional blizzard. It also means that news is popping 
up all over the GNSI world! Check out the latest on your GNSI website! 
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you may encounter a bit of e-dust. Please step over or around the 
debris, we are still open for business!]


The Conference is just around the corner, really! Only a few short 
months until we meet in Glenside, PA, (north Philadelphia), so start 
making plans! You can review the current line up here. 
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*Scientific Illustration Distance Learning Program 
Dates:* April 15 to June 17, 2015
*Instructor:* Gretchen Halpert

*Two new 10-week Sessions begin in April:
Session I (April 15-June 17)* includes basic drawing skills that are the 
background to any and all illustration. We cover lighting, scientific 
conventions, proportion, perspective and value, and work from a variety 
of natural history specimens. This class is appropriate for beginning 
and intermediate students.

*Session II (April 14-June 16)* helps students develop proficiency with 
crow quill and ink on paper and scratchboard, and with developing 
well-composed, scientifically accurate, and interesting drawings.

For more information about the program: visit Gretchen's website 
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*What is your favorite scratchboard for teaching? 
<>* Gretchen 
Halpert asks,


*Paul Krieger shares his knowledge and experience in self-marketing his 
an article that is featured in the latest Journal issue.


*GNSI Journal 2015 no. 1 Issue now available for download! 
Check out the great lineup of articles! Free download to logged in members.


*GNSI-DC Meeting April 21: GNSI Member Mark Klingler Presentation: 
Field to Studio: Reconstructing the Past & Depicting the Present with 
Watercolor & Colored Pencil

*Date:* April 21, 2015, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
*Location: *Smithsonian Natural History Museum
*Contact:* Alice Tangerini, [log in to unmask], for details

Mark Klingler works with some of the worlds leading scientists to piece 
together the lives of organisms that disappeared from Earth some 39 300 
million years ago, from the Middle Eocene to the Late Pennsylvanian. 
Glean some insights into Mark's reconstruction process. Also discover 
the process Mark used to depict living critters highlighted in the 
recently published Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C., 
a Johns Hopkins University Press publication by naturalist Howard Youth.

      *DONT FORGET:*


*Artist-in-Residence Call at Huyck Preserve, NY 
Applications due by April 15, 2015

Two workshops with instructor and GNSI member Dr. Lore Ruttan at the 
Highlands Biological Station:
*Natural Science Illustration in Black & White 
Date: June 29 to July 3, 2015
*Natural Science Illustration in Color 
Date: July 6 to July 10, 2015


*GNSI Great Lakes Chapter 2015 Exhibit Call 
Entry Submission Date: * by May 8, 2015
*Theme: *Capturing the Essence: Connecting People And Nature Through Art
*Eligibility:*The members of the GNSI-Great lakes Chapter invite all 
GNSI members living in the Great Lakes region to join us for an exhibit 
this summer.

*Hebrew Illumination for Our Time 
Dates: * February 6 to May 3, 2015
*Location:* The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016-3405
[Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station]
An exhibition of contemporary illumination work by GNSI member Barbara 

*Hunt Institute Exhibit: Elements 
Date: * through June 30, 2015
This exhibition features drawings and watercolors of bird nests with a 
focus on the natural and man-made materials incorporated into these 
architectural structures.

*Exhibit Call: Life After Trees 
Submission Dates: * August 1 to October 1, 2015
*Eligibility:* The exhibit is open to all artists living or working in 

The Afterlife of Trees, an exhibit inspired by scientific research on 
tree decomposition. We invite artists to use the idea of rot or 
decomposition of trees in the forest as a starting point for the 
creation of artwork.

*GNSI member Gail Guth Exhibit* 
Now on exhibit in Kalamazoo, MI at the Willow Creek Clubhouse, is the 
work of Gail Guth. The exhibit features 29 works that span her career. 
Originals and prints are displayed throughout the clubhouse and in the 
main gallery overlooking the lake.

*Exhibit dates:* through April 30, 2015
Willow Lake Clubhouse
3707 Greenleaf Circle
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Contact Gail for information and a map to the clubhouse, 
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Gail Guth
Guth Illustration & Design
139 Lathrop Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
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