Dear All,
below or in this link you will find all the latest news from the GNSI world.
Happy drawings!


Science Visualization at the National Geographic
Fernando Baptista’s presentation for the GNSI-Greater Washington DC Chapter in October is now available at the GNSI YouTube channel. Watch the renowned National Geographic Magazine artist speak of his process for creating beautiful and effective illustrations and infographics (Image in this announcement).


GNSI has a new Group!
Let’s welcome the recently formed GNSI-Maine Group. We have Maine in our heart after three wonderful annual conferences at the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, so we are very glad to see local GNSI members coming together. Amy Gagnon (President), Carrie Graham (Secretary) and Catherine Leard (Treasurer) are full of great ideas for gatherings and field sketching events, that you can keep up with at the Group’s Facebook pageRead Amy’s statement here. Join the Group for a kick-off meeting here!

GNSI has a new Treasurer!
The GNSI Board of Directors is happy to share that Karen Johnson has become the new Treasurer of the Guild. Karen succeeds Marj Leggitt who has served in this role for 16 years. Read the welcome statement from President Linda Feltner and join us in congratulating Karen.

Call for Digital Tool demos at the Technique Showcase
Do you have an exciting new technique to share? Then consider participating in the 2017 Annual Conference Technique Showcase! We are currently looking for digital tools and techniques. Send a brief description of your technique to Robin Carlson ([log in to unmask]).

Call for Entries to the GNSI Annual Members’ Exhibition
Start working on your submissions to the GNSI Annual Members’ Exhibition, that will be on display at the Elizabeth Holden Gallery in Asheville NC, from June 25 to July 14, 2017.

In Memory of William (Bill) Ronalds
Karen Ackoff writes a short obituary about the illustrator and former GNSI member Bill Ronalds who passed away on October 20. Bill was an awarded Professor of Fine Arts at St. John’s University in New York and an active member of many professional organizations.

GNSI-DC Holiday Party
If you are in Washington DC on Dec. 14th, join us for a fun evening with your fellow science art enthusiasts at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum.



Scientific Illustration Distance Program
Registration is open for the January classes of GNSI’s member Gretchen Halpert’s distance program. Sessions include black and white techniques and the basics of perspective, lighting, composition and others. Applications and registration open December 1, find more information here.

Composing Harmonious Artwork
This workshop will help you determine how to present a subject to its best advantage, through hands-on exercises with quick-thinking thumbnail sketches, value studies, and the study of Notan (harmony of light and dark). At the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute, Tucson AZ. December 16-18. Instructor: Linda M. Feltner.

ISLAND LIFE: Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico
This course is designed for students, artists, scientists, professionals and anyone interested in nature, art, and biology. It is offered by ART+BIO Collaborative a nonprofit organization that offers educational travel courses that integrate field biology and art. January 10-15, 2017.



Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art
Event Date: October 8, 2016-February 12, 2017
Location: LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Art Gallery, New York Botanical Garden

The exhibition features masterworks of the botanical art collection belonging to the late Rachel Lambert (“Bunny”) Mellon. It comprises nearly 80 important works of art ranging from rare watercolors by renowned botanical artists such as Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues and Pierre-Joseph Redouté to 20th-century paintings by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

CTNSI 2016 Student Exhibit Opening
Event Date: December 4, 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Hall of Dinosaurs, Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven CT

Join us for the CTNSI exhibit opening of the Annual Holiday Exhibition of natural science illustrations, by students of the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators. Open to the public with museum admission.


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