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



FEATURES 

Elections open for President-elect
The annual GNSI elections are now open and this year we (current GNSI Members only) are voting for President-elect! 

The Nominating Committee is thrilled to present the nomination of Sara Taliaferro (photo) for President-elect of GNSI. The Committee is also pleased and grateful to report that Scott Rawlins has agreed to become interim Education Director in the event of Sara becoming President-elect. (Scott preceded Sara as Education Director.)

All GNSI members are invited to learn more about Sara and vote online by logging into their account on the GNSI website and accessing the ballot here. Online voting will close on June 9, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.  Paper balloting will continue at the Annual Conference in Asheville, NC. 

Ballots will be tallied at the end of the General Membership Meeting during the conference. The President-elect takes office at the end of the Annual Banquet, which closes the core conference.

2016 Business Meeting Minutes
The minutes of the Business Meeting that took place during the 2016 Annual Conference in Santa Cruz CA are now available online for your reference. Please review and be ready to approve them at the 2017 GNSI Business Meeting in Asheville NC.  If you have questions or corrections, please contact the GNSI Board using the contact form.

Video: Bird Illustration with Linda Feltner
Linda Feltner’s presentation for the GNSI-Greater Washington DC Chapter is now available at the GNSI YouTube channel. Watch GNSI’s President and wonderful bird illustrator talk about her background as an artist and birder, and learn some of her techniques to portray live birds and their behavior.

 

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Award in Poster Competition
GNSI member Dwight Gagnon won the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Fair poster competition with his delightful design of three roosting chickens of an uncommon variety that he breeds. Read the article here.

 

EXHIBITS

Call for Entries: International Competition Science Inspires Art
The call for entries to the OCEAN Annual Art-Sci Juried Exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations at the New York Hall of Science is open. Submit by July 13 to have a chance to participate in this show that will be on display from Sep 16 through Feb 25, 2018. More information and entry details here.

 

WORKSHOPS

Nature Journaling: Black and White Illustration Techniques
Journaling is more than mere documentation! It is about capturing a moment in time: observing, examining, honing skills, and recording the personality and details of places and things observed. Journaling is also about sharpening one’s ability to learn how to identify what one finds that is of interest. In this workshop Dolores Santoliquido will work with participants in the studio as well as in situ doing hands-on demonstrations. All levels of experience welcome. Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben ME, July 9-15. Details here.

Adobe Photoshop:  A Tool for Scientific Illustrators 
This 3-day workshop is instructed by Ikumi Kayama and aims illustrators who are familiar with basic medium for natural science illustration (Graphite, pen/ink, watercolor) helping them expand their toolbox to include digital media. The class will focus on becoming familiar with the workspace and to select the tools most commonly used by professional scientific illustrators. It will also cover common troubleshooting and how to avoid being controlled by Photoshop. In the intermediate to advanced courses, the class will discuss different methods to separate pixels and selections for efficiency and hidden yet useful tools. Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven CT, July 14-16, 9am-4 pm. Details and registration here (registration closes July 7).



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Diana Marques
Outreach Director
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

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