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


The latest GNSI Journal is out!

GNSI 2017 Journal, No.1 Issue is now available for download online FREE to members! To download the Journal, log in to your member profile and place the order in the cart; then access the Cart under the Store link in the main menu.

Two of the articles are available online for all to read. This issue also includes articles on illustrating an extinct pangolin species, tips on using masking fluid for watercolor painting, a discussion from last year's conference’s panel “Working through a career slump”, and much more. 

- Rendering a Paleo Pangolin
- Studio Tips: Masking Fluid for Watercolor Painting
- Pages From My Sketchbook
2017 Conference: Highlands, Hellbenders, and History
The Art and Science of Colorful Leaves
- DUETS: The Dance of Symbiotic Relationships
- Ripped from the List: Infringed!!
- The Business of Illustration

Call for Journal Editors and Photoshop Wizards

From the Journal Editorial Team: we are looking for volunteers to join in on any and all phases of Journal production – Seek out articles, develop ideas with authors, edit article content so it is clear and concise, and contains pertinent images; help develop and refine the layouts using our basic style book and templates, proofread, and prepare the issue for press. We are also looking for illustrators interested in making bad pictures look good, and good pictures look great. Whatever you feel is your strong suit, we can use the extra hands on deck! Contact Journal Co-Editor Gail Guth ([log in to unmask]).

GNSI has a new Group
Let’s welcome the GNSI-Texas Group! The group is based in Dallas and plans to meet monthly for field sketching at locations such as the Dallas Arboretum and Perot Museum, hiking, and other science related activities. Spearheaded by Samantha Peters and Melissa Logies, find them and the list of upcoming activities at the Group’s Facebook page.


Gold Medal Award
Congratulations to the instructors of the School of Botanical Art & Illustration of the Denver Botanic Gardens who were awarded with the much-coveted Royal Horticulturalist Society gold medal! Among the awardees is GNSI member and former GNSI Treasurer Marjorie Leggitt.

Capital Community News
Long time GNSI member Alice Tangerini discussed botanical illustration with writer Cheryl Corson in a local Washington DC news outlet.

Big Blend Radio Interview
Listen to the interview with GNSI member Michelle Schwengel-Regala, scientific illustrator, fiber artist, naturalist and National Parks Arts Foundation Invitation Artist (NPAF). Tanya Ortega, founder of the NPAF artist-in-residence program talks to Michelle about her work and the goals of the program.

Focus on Nature Exhibit
Congratulations to ALL the GNSI members who claimed a spot in the Focus On Nature XIV exhibit, in particular to those who received a Jury award!

GNSI Members Teaching at Eagle Hill
Two GNSI members are leading workshops this summer at Eagle Hill in Maine.
• May 28 - June 3: Drawing and Painting Birds in Watercolor and Colored Pencil - Dorie Petrochko
• July 9-15: Nature Journaling: Black and White Illustration Techniques - Dolores Santoliquido


Windows Underwater
Dates: Saturdays through May 31st, 10am-2pm
Location: Marine Science & Technology Center, Des Moines WA

Moon snails, sea cucumbers, and grunt sculpins are just a few of the colorful underwater creatures now on exhibit at the Marine Science & Technology Center. Painted, drawn, and rendered in as many diverse media as there are species, more than a dozen pieces offer a window not just into the abundant life of Puget Sound waters but also into the creative minds and skilled talents of members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest. Contributing artists: Jennifer Beard, Jessica Heide, Lindsay Holladay, Barbara Ierulli, Angela Mele, Veronique Robigou and Mesa Schumacher.

Illustrating Nature
Dates: May 6 - June 18
Location: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove CA
Opening Reception: May 5, 5:30-7:30pm
Live artist demos: May 20, 11am-2pm

The graduating students of the Science Illustration Program at California State University Monterey Bay Extended Education have their work on view once again this year which includes framed illustrations and several field sketchbooks created using a variety of media, such as colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and digital media.

Diana Marques
Outreach Director
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

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