Happy Summer, GNSI family and friends! I hope you are all enjoying some summer fun. Before you take yet another nap or rush off to the airport yet again, take a few moments to read the latest and greatest on your GNSI web site!
Orphan Works Still
In The Works!
The Orphan Works issue is still ongoing. The Library of Congress/Copyright Office issued a Notice of Inquiry, to receive feedback from creatives (that's us) regarding possible changes to the copyright act. Proposals under consideration could drastically change the way we do business. The initial comment period has ended, but the Library of Congress now has extended the reply period until Oct. 1, 2015. So if you didn't have time to write the initial comments, you still have the opportunity to respond. Get informed through the link above, and prepare your letters now!
Linda Feltner has been elected to serve as GNSI President for a two-year term beginning in July 2016. She will serve on the Board as President Elect for one year, learning the ropes, and remain on the Board as Past President for one year after her active term. This is a great system that allows for continuity and smooth transitions for Guild leadership.
Get to know your new GNSI Board members!
The Annual GNSI Auction was a roaring success, thanks to the generosity of our members who donated everything from hand-knit mittens to original works of art. We raised $5200, which will be split evenly between the General Fund and the Education Fund. It's not too early to start thinking about the 2016 Auction: keep an eye out for treasures on your travels or when you clean out that garage or attic.
Mushrooms and Functional Fungi
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History seeks nature illustrators who wish to exhibit artwork depicting mushrooms, lichen or similar natural growth in our exhibition.
ENTRY DEADLINE: August 17
EXHIBITION DATES: November 6, 2015 - March 20, 2016
LOCATION: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and Historys Art Forum gallery
Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction-Exhibit Call
EVENT DATE: July 21 to August 23, 2015
EXHIBIT DATES: October 10, 2015 February 28, 2016 at the New York Hall of Science
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 23, 2015
The Afterlife of Trees
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. [If you click on the link to their website, ignore the field trip portion and scroll down a bit for the entry information.]
ENTRY DEADLINE: October 1, 2015
EXHIBIT DATES: January-February, 2016
Can you provide some insight? - "I'm currently studying graphic design and one of our assessments was to write an article about possible future trends within a chosen area of specialisation (I choose to do scientific illustration) and get feedback from relevant practitioners."
Illustration Distance Learning Program-Fall 2015
INSTRUCTOR: Gretchen Halpert
DATES: September 14 to November 27, 2015
KickStarter for GNSI Member
Rhonda Nasss KickStarter program is a success! Read all about it.
Klingler Upcoming Presentations And An Exhibit
If you are planning to be traveling in Pennsylvania in the near future, stop by and enjoy two presentations and an exhibit by GNSI member Mark Klingler.
A reminder that Journal issue 2015 #2 is available for free
download for members. (must be logged into your account)
Journal Article: Member Spotlight
Our featured GNSI Member in the current Journal issue is Marlene Donnelly. Read about Marlene's career and inspirations.
That's all for now, enjoy your summer! And be sure to let me know if you have news to pass along, I'll be happy to do so.
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