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Greetings, again, GNSI Family & Friends! So much going on! Check out the 
latest, and note that some events/notices expire at the end of January.


      *PUBLICATIONS*

*Techniques Sheets III* 
<https://gnsi.org/store/product/gnsi-techniques-sheets-2>
The newly-revised GNSI Techniques Sheets 3 is now available! This is a 
revamped publication, with some new articles on digital techniques, and 
full color for the first time. You can purchase a copy at a reduced 
member rate from the GNSI Store (log in first to see the member pricing).

*GNSI YouTube Channel* 
<https://gnsi.org/resources/training/gnsi-youtube-channel>
That's right, we now have a YouTube channel where well be posting videos 
of GNSI events (presentations, conferences), interviews, technique demos 
and other science illustration related moving images. This is a /great/ 
new resource, be sure to check back often as new videos are posted.


      *BLOG*

*New Florilegium Publication Available for Pre-Order 
<https://gnsi.org/blog/new-florilegium-publication-available-pre-order>*
*A discounted pre-publication price is available until January 30.* 
Sales assist the society with printing costs. The books will be released 
March 1.

The Florilegium Society at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney is offering 
their new 224 page hardback book, The Florilegium, celebrating 200 years 
of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. The book features 87 full-color 
plates of fine, contemporary botanical illustration. The term florilegia 
applies literally to a book that is dedicated to ornamental rather than 
the medicinal or utilitarian plants covered by herbals. Modern 
florilegia seek to record collections of plants, often now endangered, 
from within a particular garden or place.

*GNSI Member Ikumi Kayama Featured Interview 
<https://gnsi.org/blog/gnsi-member-ikumi-kayama-featured-interview>*
Ikumi Kayama was recently interviewed by Petovera, a web marketing firm, 
on her web marketing strategies for landing new clients. Ikumi is the 
GNSI Board Recording Secretary, a TEDx speaker, and owner of Studio 
Kayama; she specializes in medical illustration. Check out the interview 
for web marketing ideas.

*Santa Cruz Conference Volunteers Needed! 
<https://gnsi.org/blog/santa-cruz-conference-volunteers-needed>*
The Santa Cruz Conference team is making wonderful progress getting this 
conference together on very short notice. Your help is needed. If you 
would like to know more contact contact Conference Chair Robin Carlson: 
[log in to unmask]
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS (read the article for job 
descriptions):
Auction
Exhibit
Social Events
Registration
Merchandise
These positions are not limited to just one person!


      *WORKSHOPS*

*Ins and Outs of Sonoran Desert Mammals 
<https://gnsi.org/event/workshop/ins-and-outs-sonoran-desert-mammals>*
*DATE: February 6 to February 7, 2016*
INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Ivanyi
Certificate Elective
Prerequisite: None
FEE: $115 museum members/$165 nonmembers

This 2-day workshop is set up to give art students a taste of a lab 
class, to gain their own appreciation and understanding of what goes on 
under the hair of mammals. Studying the skull and entire skeletal and 
muscular system will give a glimpse into the animals lifestyle, and help 
with life sketching.

*The Teachers Come to Arlington, VA: Botanical Long Distance Learning 
Spring 2016 
<https://gnsi.org/event/course-multi-week-college-based/botanical-long-distance-learning-spring-2016>*
offered by Denver Botanical Garden
*DATES: January 14 to May 13, 2016*

Since 2011, the Denver Botanical Gardens have included a distance 
learning option at Denver Botanic Gardens, which has been a hybrid 
(in-class/off-site). DBG is excited to announce they are expanding our 
distance learning option to Arlington, VA, offering a selection of 3-day 
weekend classes at Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal City, Arlington, 
VA). Follow the link to see the course offerings.



      *EXHIBIT CALLS*

*Focus On Nature XIV now open for submissions! 
<https://gnsi.org/event/exhibit-call/focus-nature-xiv-exhibit-call>*
*ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday 16 March 2016*

A premiere opportunity to display your best art! Focus on Nature XIV 
will run from December 3, 2016 through April 9, 2017 at the Roger Tory 
Peterson Institute (RTPI) in Jamestown, New York. We are very excited 
and honored to collaborate with this institute that is dedicated to 
continuing the tradition of natural history illustration. The RTPI 
mission is to honor and continue to foster understanding, appreciation 
and protection for the natural world. RTPI is a beautiful facility with 
exhibition space of high standard.

*GNSI-Great Lakes Exhibit Invitation: Exploring the World of Birds 
<https://gnsi.org/event/exhibit-call/gnsi-great-lakes-exhibit-invitation-exploring-world-birds>*
*ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday 6 March 2016*
SHOW DATES: April 24th June 6th
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, April 24th, 1-3pm

The GNSI-Great Lakes Chapter invites all GNSI members living in states 
that border the Great Lakes to exhibit this spring at the Brushwood 
Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, Illinois. Subject matter can 
include birds, nests, eggs, bird related plants, etc.  All media and 
styles will be considered.

*Margaret Flockton Award 
<https://gnsi.org/resources/grants-awards/margaret-flockton-award>*
*ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday 19 February 2016*

The Margaret Flockton Award is open to Australian and overseas artists 
producing scientific botanical illustrations of a high standard. The 
competition focuses on black & White and greyscale images. Cash prizes 
are awarded to the top two award winners.

*Denver Botanic Gardens Artist in Residency 
<https://gnsi.org/resources/grants-and-awards/denver-botanic-gardens-artist-residency>*
*APPLICATION DEADLINE: End of February*
This is an exciting opportunity for an illustrator/artist to get 
involved in the daily happenings at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The 
Summer Residency provides an opportunity for the selected 
illustrator/artist to get involved in a variety of activities at the 
Denver Botanic Gardens, from participation in open studios, 
demonstrations and educational projects in the classroom or the Science 
Pyramid to developing a blog or other online documentation.

*The World Illustration Awards 
<https://gnsi.org/resources/grants-and-awards/world-illustration-awards>*
*ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday 8 February 2016*

This is an exhibit competition sponsored by the Association of 
Illustrators (AOI), based in London. The World Illustration Awards are 
open to illustrators in any country working in any medium or context. 
The Terms of use seem to be very fair, and they have a specific category 
called Research & Knowledge Communication.

-- 
Gail Guth
Guth Illustration & Design
139 Lathrop Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
269-963-1311
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www.guthillustration.com <http://www.guthillustration.com/>



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