Wings & Water: A Juried Exhibition of 2D and 3D Art is a national exhibition exploring artists' perceptions and imagery that comes to mind with the words wings and water, be the imagery botanicals, birds, insects, fish, animals, water/shore environment…open for interpretation. The exhibition is offered though River Arts Inc., a non-profit organization based in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin dedicated to enriching, inspiring, and educating through the arts. All artists, styles, techniques, and media are welcomed. Please see details through Café (Callforentry.org). January 1 deadline for March 7-May 6, 2014 show.
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is presenting the new exhibit “Wild Wings Over North Carolina.”
From red-bellied woodpeckers and blue jays to tundra swans and turkey vultures, the Carolinas Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) celebrates the beauty and wonder of wild birds in this exhibition created especially for the aquarium.
The guild is a nonprofit organization founded at the Smithsonian Institution in 1968 to promote the field of naturalist illustration. It now has several chapters in the United States and hundreds of members around the world. The Carolinas Chapter is made up of more than 30 illustrators throughout the Carolinas, with a home base at the NC Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill.
Nature’s Camouflage, celebrates select works from the Greater New York chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Camouflage and mimicry subtly surround us in the natural world and these twenty-one artists capture the breadth of this challenging theme in both interesting and inspiring ways.
The exhibit is open at The Lofts @ Beacon
18 Front Street, Beacon, NY, 12508
Creature Design Contest:
Creature artist Terryl Whitlatch, well known for her work on Star Wars movies, presented a keynote and workshop at last year's GNSI meeting. She has her own production company now and she is holding a creature drawing contest that some of you might be interested in.
Terryl says "I believe that this would be a fun and refreshing opportunity for our colleagues in Natural History and Scientific Illustration to put their scientific knowledge to the test, and come up with creatures (including plants!) that Could Be, resulting in informed creatures that we could believe in. Of course, whimsicality and any technique, media, and style is welcome."
The contest is focused on promoting the winning concept artist and creating an open stage for designers...
Artist Residency Program at the California Academy of Sciences:
Just notified of an application deadline of December 13, 2013 for an Artist Residency Program at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA. Diane Sands is happy to answer any questions:
One Truth, Many Lies: A New View of Art & Natural History Collections, a new Artist Residency Program at the California Academy of Sciences is seeking applications from West Coast visual artists for 2-3 day residencies in the spring/summer of 2014.
Deadline to apply: December 13, 2013
This Residency is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. ...
The Denver Botanic Gardens and the GNSI are pleased to announce a premier juried exhibition opportunity for GNSI members only, highlighting the subject matter of plants, birds, and pollinators. Original art (including prints of digital works) in 2- or 3-dimensions.
Members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators are featured in this premier juried exhibition of works celebrating the vital role of pollinators. Using skill and informed observation, scientific illustrators bring a high level of expertise to their subject.
DATES: November 24 - February 9, 2014...
Greetings Members and Friends!
Please join us for this year's GNSI Holiday Pot Luck and Portfolio Share!
EVENT DATE: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Smithsonian Natural History Museum, 10th and Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C., Cathy Kerby Room of the NMNH (3rd Floor, East Court, phone: 202-633-2001)
Join us in a celebration of art and artists! Bring a dish to share and please bring your portfolio, or some samples of your recent work, or anything you would like an opinion on. If you are not an artist, come and see some science art!
Family members and guests are welcome!
We will be sharing a "Thieves Christmas" again this year...
The rich landscapes of Costa Rica are home to a unique and interesting array of flora and fauna, making this the perfect setting for an artistic adventure. Capture the wonder of tropical plants, insects, amphibians, and mammals while receiving personal instruction from professional artist Mindy Lighthipe and professional photographer Nancy Richmond. Whether you`re a novice or a more experienced artist, prepare to learn new techniques and hone your skills as you revel in Central America`s natural beauty.
About Your Leaders
Mindy Lighthipe and Nancy Richmond have been leading tours to Central and South America, Europe, and the United States for over 15 years. To see more of their art and photography visit:
Experience the magic of South Africa wildlife with artist Linda Howard Bittner.
We will be hosted by Zulu Nyala, a private owned game reserve in Hiuhluwe off the southeastern coast of Africa, staying in luxury accomodations including 2 nights in a tented camp. We will be taking daily open-air vehicle excursions into the bush, moving around through the entire 4500 acre reserve to photograph, sketch and paint.
$5,495 per person, double occupancy.
Review the brochure in the Resources link.
Contact New World Expiditions
Another great workshop with GNSI NW at the Slater Museum of Natural History and Titlow Beach.
Topic: The workshop will present a variety of birds up close and personal, Slater Museum specimens that can be examined and rendered into art. The museum has skins, wings, skeletons, and eggs of just about all Pacific Northwest birds, so feel free to make requests. After lunch we will go out in the field to Titlow Beach to see what birds we can find. There should be a variety of waterfowl (wigeons, scoters, mergansers, Buffleheads), gulls and other seabirds (grebes, guillemots) and as many small land birds (sparrows, wrens, thrushes) as we can find in the woods there.
Presenter: Dennis Paulson, recently retired from being Director of the Slater...