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Call for Entries to the GNSI Annual Members’ Exhibition
Have you started working on your submissions to the GNSI Annual Members’ Exhibition? Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the juried show that will be on display at the Elizabeth Holden Gallery in Asheville NC, from June 25 to July 14, 2017. See all the details here.


Building Dinosaurs
The GNSI-DC Chapter is hosting a presentation by Michael Holland from the Paleobiology Division of the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum. Michael has created exhibit features for a number of museums and is now working on the Deep Time exhibition currently under construction. Michael will discuss the materials, techniques, and knowledge he uses at the intersection of art and science to create skeletal reconstructions of dinosaurs. At the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, Washington DC, February 22, 5:30-7:30pm.


The Nature of Drawing Birds
The GNSI-DC Chapter is hosting a three-day workshop by renowned artist and GNSI President Linda Feltner, open to members and non-members alike. It will be an in-depth class on understanding how to draw birds, beginning with foundation basics of identifying unique characteristics and distinguishing traits, followed by comparing the types, coloration and adaptations of birds that allow them to survive and flourish. Attendants will be drawing from live animals. Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel MD, April 21-23. Details and registration here.

Introduction to Science Illustration in Graphite
Learn to draw what you see, copying the world around you and using Museum collections for inspiration with GNSI member Marjorie Leggitt. Includes supplies. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, February 9-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Details and registration here.


Weeds: Untamed Wonders
On display during the 2017 Spring Semester
Location: Boyce Thomson Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Artist Reception: Sunday, May 15 2:00-4:00pm, Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center 124 Comstock Knoll Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

A selection of the wild and weedy!  In this exhibition, artists from the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators have painted some “favorite” weeds of the northeast.  The show helps explain what makes a weed a weed, includes fun facts about native weeds, and provides helpful information about invasive plants which endanger local plant communities.

Diana Marques
GNSI Outreach Director
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