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! [Please note: the website is under construction, so 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. Registration will begin very soon!
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 or contact her at [log in to unmask]
What is your favorite scratchboard for teaching? Gretchen Halpert asks,
Krieger shares his knowledge and experience in self-marketing
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Wolff.
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.
Call: Life After Trees
Submission Dates: August 1 to October 1, 2015
Eligibility: The exhibit is open to all artists living or working in Oregon
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.
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, [log in to unmask]
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