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August 27, 2014 (All day) - October 12, 2014 (All day)

GNSI-DC Chapter presents:

Beautiful Maryland: Art by The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Exhibition: August 27- October 12, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 7, 2:00-4:00pm

Garden Gallery, Quiet Waters Park
600 Quiet Waters Park Road
Annapolis, MD 21403

(Annapolis, MD)-- The Garden Art Gallery of Quiet Waters Park will open a unique exhibition featuring contemporary works of scientific illustration on August 27, on view until October 12, 2014. "Beautiful Maryland" will feature over 20 works by members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI), a non-profit group dedicated to educating the public about scientific illustration and effective communication through visuals. The exhibit is sponsored by The Friends of...

September 1, 2014 (All day) - November 1, 2014 (All day)

The California Native Plant Society is preparing for the CNPS 2015 Conservation Conference: Celebrating 50 Years of Progress and Promise. The conference will be held January 13-17, 2015, at the Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

This juried botanical art exhibition will encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of the unique California flora, one of the goals of the conference.

Artists are invited to enter original artwork in any two-dimensional medium that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of California flora and adheres to high standards of botanical accuracy. All entries must depict plants indigenous to California (no introduced plants, please!). The show will be hung for the duration of...

September 7, 2014 (All day) - October 31, 2014 (All day)

Echoes: An Homage to Plants and Animals in Art

GNSI-Greater New York Chapter Art Exhibit

LOCATION: Highstead Nature Center/Arboretum
127 Lonetown Road
P.O. Box 1097
Redding, CT 06875
[Highstead works to conserve the forested landscape of New England through science, sound stewardship, and collaboration with regional partners.]

DATES: September 7 - October 31, 2014
Monday -Friday 9am-4pm (closed weekends and holidays)


Judy Aronow
Mary Christiansen
George Corbin
Susannah Graedel
Stella Grove
Eileen Gunning

September 17, 2014 (All day) - September 27, 2014 (All day)

Art Safari in South Africa!

September 17-22 and 22-27, 2014
by Bruce Bartrug

Join Africa Geographic's Art Safari in South Africa's game-rich, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, and indulge your senses with a four night exclusive stay at The Bush House, whilst enjoying informal instruction from professional wildlife artist Francisco Hernandez. Safari programs before and after this workshop can be tailor made and quoted to specs, as requested or required. Please contact, or phone us on +27 21 7624974.

Francisco Hernndez is an accomplished...

September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm - December 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents "Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles" from 18 September to 18 December 2014. This exhibition includes artworks and books that depict the formidable and yet beautiful defensive structures of thorns, spines and prickles that have evolved to protect plants from predation. Featured are drawings, watercolors, prints and books displaying thistles, teasels, cacti, roses, berry brambles, stinging nettles and citrus trees.

Join us Thursday, 18 September 2014, 5–7 pm for an opening reception. At 5:30 pm Assistant Curator of Art Carrie Roy will give a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery. We will also open on Saturday, 11 October, 1–4 pm, during Carnegie Mellon University’s Ceilidh Weekend festivities. Docent...

September 27, 2014 (All day) - January 27, 2015 (All day)

Patience, Paper, Pen, and Brush: Botanical Artwork by Dick Rauh

DATE: September 27, 2014 through January 27, 2015

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery
150 Eastern Parkway
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 623-7200,br />

ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, September 28, 2-4 p.m.

Renowned botanical illustrator Dick Rauh, a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, has drawn a number of trees in the living collection, including specimens from the Gardens important bonsai collection, the focus of...

October 6, 2014 (All day) - November 3, 2014 (All day)

Advanced Watercolor. October 6-Nov 3, 2014
Prerequisite: Watercolor 2

Take your prior experience in watercolor to a new level on your artistic journey. Challenge yourself with further exploration into the realm of reflected light, shadow, texture and atmosphere. Strengthen the foundation of your art with advanced techniques on subjects most familiar in the Sonoran desert.

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute

Instructor: Linda Feltner
Certificate Elective Prerequisite: Watercolor 2 Fee: $150 museum members/$200 nonmembers
Dates: 5 Mondays 1- 4pm Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3

October 27, 2014 (All day) - November 2, 2014 (All day)

Days of the Dead (Días de los Muertos) is the Latin American holiday coinciding with Halloween and All Souls’ Day. This week-long workshop/retreat explores the cultural history, ideology, and creative whimsy of this ancient acknowledgment and transcendence of death. We make traditional Mexican crafts, including papel picado (cut paper banners), sugar skulls, and ofrendas (memorials to departed loved ones). Mornings include poetry reading, discussion, and crafts; evenings offer videos, firelight, and comraderie. Afternoons and a free day offer time to hike, visit nearby sites (such as the Georgia O’Keeffe house in Abiquiu, or Ojo Caliente Hot Springs), or drive to Santa Fe. The course is housed at historic Casa del Sol, overlooking the spectacular landscape that...

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am - November 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

Sonoran Desert Birds II- Weekend Workshop, October 31-Nov 2, 2014. (9am-3pm)

Take your bird drawing skills up a notch! This workshop will move beyond bird drawing basics and concentrate on techniques and skills that will achieve greater accuracy. Developing critical observation we will improve our sketching skills.

Observing live birds will enhance the study of form, balance, and movement. Further techniques for drawing and painting feathers as well as eyes, beaks and feet, will provide greater confidence and accuracy. Our study will include slides, specimens, as well as the engaging avian ambassadors from the desert museum.

Instructor: Linda Feltner
Certificate Elective Prerequisite: Drawing I + Sonoran Desert Birds Workshop I (or equivalent)...

February 6, 2015 (All day) - February 16, 2015 (All day)

Artistic Adventure Tour- Costa Rica February 6-16, 2015
Mindy Lighthipe- Botanical and Nature Artist
Nancy Richmond- Nature Photographer

In this 10 day workshop students will tour the country of Costa Rica. Travel to different locations where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, field research, color notation, composition and to use digital photography for reference details. This workshop is for all levels and welcomes photographers as well.

Some of the places visited are:
- Selva Verde Lodge
- Arenal Volcano
- Toucan Rescue Ranch
- Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

A detail of the itinerary is available at:...