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January 1, 2014 (All day) - May 4, 2014 (All day)

GNSI-Finger Lakes Marsh Madness Exhibit

DATES: now through May 4, 2014
LOCATION: Cumming Nature Center
Rochester Museum & Science Center
6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512
(585) 374-6160

Upstate NY and the Adirondacks are host to many types of freshwater wetlands. The species of plants and animals supported by our marshes, swamps, bogs, and fens, is more than most people might imagine. In this exhibit, we celebrate the diversity and richness of the wetlands environment with a selection of some of our favorite species and wetlands habitats.

Featuring nearly forty pieces of art, Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands includes a sampling of paintings and photographs of the artists’ favorite wetland species...

March 20, 2014 (All day) - June 30, 2014 (All day)

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents "Duets" from 20 March to 30 June 2014. As with duets in music, this exhibition creates new, harmonious couplings of botanical art with items created between the 16th and 21st centuries from the Hunt Institute collections. The subjects of these pairings explore the parallels between works created for numerous botanical applications.

Join us Thursday, 20 March 2014, 5–7 pm for an opening reception. At 5:30 pm Curator of Art Lugene B. Bruno will give a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery.

In conjunction with "Duets," the Hunt Institute will hold its annual Open House on Sunday, 29 June. We will offer a talk, a gallery tour and opportunities to meet one-on-one with our staff to ask questions and...

April 1, 2014 (All day) - May 4, 2014 (All day)


SUBJECT: Science or nature-related themes; judging weight will be given to subjects relating to natural History of Maryland/Chesapeake region. Entries are accepted, up to 2 pieces per member.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all current members of GNSI-DC chapter (attended at least one meeting in 2013-2014)

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Fill out the form completely (form to be released April 1) and submit by Sunday, May 4, 11:59 EDT.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Entry must be received via online submission by Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:59 EDT.

FORMAT: Original artwork, gallery quality prints, or multimedia of work created either with...

April 1, 2014 (All day) - May 1, 2014 (All day)


APPLICATION DEADLINES: March 1, 2014 and September 1, 2014
COST: $25 application fee for individuals ($50 for collaborative teams) to cover administrative costs.

PLAYA, a facility and nonprofit organization near Summer Lake, in Southeast Oregon, offers Residencies to artists, writers, natural scientists, naturalists, and others engaged in creative or interdisciplinary work.

PLAYA has two application deadlines on the following dates: March 1, 2014 (for Fall 2014 sessions running mid-August - December) and September 1, 2014 (for Spring 2015 sessions running January - June). For questions regarding these upcoming residencies or general information please email...

April 1, 2014 (All day) - May 4, 2014 (All day)

GNSI-DC Exhibit Call

The GNSI-DC Chapter of the Guild is mounting a show for GNSI memebrs who have attended at least one GNSI-DC meeting in the last year.


Beautiful Maryland: Natural Science Illustrations of the Chesapeake Bay Region

Science or nature-related themes; judging weight will be given to subjects relating to natural History of Maryland/Chesapeake region. Entries are accepted, up to 2 pieces per member.

The show will be at the Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis Maryland. The Park has two Gallaries (we will be using the smaller one) and has hundreds...

April 1, 2014 (All day) - May 30, 2014 (All day)

Join us in Boulder, where the mountains meet the plains!

Come and enjoy a one of a kind experience and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow illustrators in a beautiful setting. The Conference is filled with presentations, workshops and field trips designed to inspire. Some concentrate on technique, with experts in drawing, painting, scratchboard, block printing, Photoshop, Illustrator, and digital devices sharing their expertise. Others focus on the gritty details of making a living in this challenging, but exciting career. With so many choices, participants can customize their learning experience under the inspirational setting of Boulder’s Flatirons and modern CU campus.

Register before May 30th...

April 18, 2014 (All day) - May 1, 2014 (All day)

Focus On Nature XIII - Exhibit Dates Apr.18, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015

The New York State Museum is pleased to announce the artists selected for the Focus on Nature XIII exhibition . The GNSI has a strong showing of members in the new FON Exhibit! Twenty-five of the seventy-one artists chosen are GNSI members and are listed below. Congratulations!

Entries to FON XIII came from eighteen countries and the chance of having artwork selected for this biennial exhibition is about 17%. Because of the large number of entries there is a two step process to the jury selection. Initially the five jurors (three scientists and two artists/illustrators) review the works independently and score them, 1 (favorite) 2 (possibly) 3 (not for this exhibit). Based on these scores, each piece is...

May 20, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Dear GNSI Members and Guests,

Please join us for a GNSI-DC meeting the 20th of May for a presentation given by mural painter and freelance illustrator Joel Floyd.

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, May 20, 2014; 5:30pm – 8:00pm

PRESENTATION: Making Connections in the Paint Branch: Painting a 70 foot mural in my spare time.

If developing an indoor mural to fill a 4’ x 70’ space in a newly constructed Paint Branch High School was not daunting enough, the job had to be done on weekends and completed to meet a deadline. The high school in Burtonsville, MD is named for a nearby creek which provides the overall theme of the mural, including human history, plant and animal life, learning opportunities by students, and its inclusion in the...

June 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - June 20, 2014 - 10:00am

Scientific Illustration Course at QRanch Young Arizona

The Workshop is taught by Dr. John W. Hohmann and Bryan Donahue, professional artist and scientific illustrator. Students will learn the importance and value of scientific illustration and have the opportunity to illustrate artifacts and cultural features from Q Ranch. The goals of this workshop are to:

1. learn basic scientific illustration techniques;

2. produce an accurate and detailed record of an archaeological artifact;

3. learn more about the artifact itself through such careful examination, and;

4. inform others about the intricacies of an artifact through detailed illustration that cannot be as easily conveyed through words or photographs.

For more information and registration form,...

June 21, 2014 (All day) - June 30, 2014 (All day)

Tour The italian Lakes!

"Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes" is a June tour to Italy offered by Gretchen Halpert in conjunction with Collette Tours and the Royal Horticultural Society. Keeping a sketch journal on this trip is not mandatory, but mini lessons will be given to those so inclined. Registration is now open.

Deadline for registration for the lower cost ($4999) is December 22, 2013. After that date the cost is $5249. Register early and save that $250 for some fine Italian Leather Gloves or a piece of Murano glass!

Full Details are here

For more information, visit www.BotanicalTravelTours...