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An open invitation to all GNSI members to help develop a science illustration K-12 curriculum:

Initial premises:
1] Science illustration as a career is still a career unfamiliar to the general public (and often to the scientists we serve); integrating a science illustration curriculum into general education (especially STEM) programs will help to educate people as to who we are and what we do.

2] All students, whether enrolled in STEM programs or not, can...

As part of a multi-year photography initiative, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation is working to photograph their entire Art collection. These photos are primarily for in-house purposes, but they would like to add small, 100 dpi thumbnails of the artwork to their Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute database, which is accessible on their Web site. These thumbnails will be of low-resolution, unable to be reproduced and still protected by copyright where applicable....

The Call for the GNSI's Annual Members exhibit is now open!  This year all submissions will be handled online through the website You will need to create an account on thier site if you have not used them before. The registration is free.

2014 Annual Members Exhibit

Venue: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Hall Submission

Dates: February 1...



By Chiquita Auctianna (or if formal titles are your thing, The Auction Chair, how stuffy sounding)

Happy New Year, everyone! Chiquita Auctianna here with a friendly reminder that this summer, in Boulder, Colorado, a great event will take place: the GNSI Annual Auction. Woot, woot!

For those of you who are new or need a refresher, the Annual Auction is an evening event held during the Annual Conference. It...


The Fall issue of the Journal featured sample art from GNSI members who were accepted into the current Focus On Nature exhibit at the New York State Museum. Mafalda Paivas illustration of a moth was incorrectly identified; here is the correct identification, plus a bit of information about the background of the illustration, both provided by Mafalda:

[This is a] Thaumetopoea pityocampa, the caterpillar of the pine trees. It is a plague that is destroying the Portuguese...

Don't miss out!

The 2014 Annual Member's Exhibit CALL FOR ENTRIES runs February 1- March 1st.

Please refer to the pull-out center section of the recent Journal of Natural Science Illustration Vol 45, No 4 or visit the Conference website for information.

Some of you who attended the 2013 GNSI conference in Bar Harbor, Maine may remember Chuck Carter who gave an interesting presentation on the future of eBooks. Chuck started a new company a year ago and is now working on his first independent project. Using polar bears as the focal point, Chuck and his team are creating an interactive almanac about polar bears and the arctic ecosystem in which they live. But this book is squarly aimed at a mass market. So it has interactivity, games, and a friendly art...

Faber Illustration Hour: Drop-in Sketching Session of Anatomical Specimens

EVENT DATE: Monday, December 30, 2013, 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Meet up at the Museum for Faber Hour!

Hermann Faber was an Army Medical Museum (todays...

Art of Science: Audubon sponsors bird atlas of Mecklenburg County, Charlotte NC

Illustrations by GNSI member Leigh Anne Carter

Excerpt from article by Amber Veverka
Correspondent, The Charlotte Observer
Sunday, Dec. 08, 2013

The golden-crowned kinglet leans over a sketched-twig perch, his bright eye peering out from the page at his creator, Leigh Anne Carter.

Carter, 27, is a scientific illustrator, a member of a storied profession whose...

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), adorned its cover with works of medical art for 50 years. The art covers were attractive! But a JAMA redesign this summer, putting the table of contents on the front cover and moved the art inside. Apparently the readers appreciated the art, but were not sure what was inside.

But for a theme issue on medical education, the editors made room for an image by JAMA senior medical illustrator and GNSI member Cassio Lynm. It pays homage to the poker...

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