hosted by Rick Simonson and Friends
DATES: May 13-24, 2015
Introducing Arcadia University and Glenside, PA as the site for the 2015 GNSI Conference!
Arcadia is a small, private comprehensive university located on 76 acres in “suburban Philadelphia” -- that is, it is one mile from the northern city limit and 8 miles from “Center City” Philadelphia. Though it is best known for being a pioneer in international education, Arcadia is also distinguished by having a major in scientific illustration.
with Dr. Lore Ruttan
The Highlands Biological Station is offering the second of two 5-day workshops in mid-summer. This second workshop subject is natural science illustration in color media. Highlands, North Carolina, is located in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, at an average elevation of 3,800 feet, and situated near the Nantahala National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Appalachian Trail, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Dr. Lore Ruttan (www.loreruttanillustration.com) is the instructor.
The Highlands Biological Station is offering the first of two 5-day workshops in early summer. This first workshop subject is natural science illustration in black and white media. Highlands, North Carolina, is located in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, at an average elevation of 3,800 feet, and situated near the Nantahala National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Appalachian Trail, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This exhibition features drawings and watercolors of bird nests with a focus on the natural and man-made materials incorporated into these architectural structures. Photographs of forest understory will transport the viewer between the landscape and the ephemeral artifacts that signify the remains of a cycle of building, incubating, nesting and fledging. The featured artists are Sue Abramson, Wendy Brockman, David Morrison and Kate Nessler. The creators of these drawings and watercolors of bird nests and photographs of transitional landscapes are inspired by the relationship of the nest to time, place, music and architecture.
Greetings Members and Friends,
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Washington, D.C. Chapter has a special meeting planned for March 17th. Our presenters will be coming in from Connecticut to show us their unique equipment for producing macrophotography on steroids. For both artists and scientists who seek a vastly improved way to portray and study the micro world, this will be a must-see presentation!
PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be located in a DIFFERENT ROOM. See “LOCATION" below.
For more information about Macroscopic Solutions, please visit:
EVENT DATE: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Afterlife of Trees, an exhibit inspired by scientific research on tree decomposition. The Arts Center invites artists living or working in Oregon. to submit artwork as a Request for Proposals to be considered for the January-February 2016 exhibit.
Flight. Insects, pterosaurs, birds, bats and even the seeds and pollen of plants all enjoyed the advantages and the perils of flight long before humans were around to envy them. Our 2015 Founders Symposium, Fossils & Flight, explores what the fossil record reveals about how life conquered the skies.
March 8-14, 2015
Embark on an artistic exploration of the diverse tropical wildlife of Puerto Rico, including rainforest, mountain, beach and coastal environments.Registration Deadline: February 8, 2015
The Field Studies programs are ongoing, and take place over Winter Break, Spring Break and in the Summer. The next one will be in Puerto Rico, March 8-14, 2015. Participants use hands-on observation, artistic interpretation, biological and natural history methods, and utilize the natural habitat as a studio+lab to make informed art about plants, animals, and nature. The courses are open to anyone over 18.