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July 1, 2014 (All day) - September 10, 2014 (All day)

Fourth Coast Illuminated Exhibit

DATES: July 1 - September 10, 2014
LOCATION: Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI

GNSI artists of the Great Lakes region (states that border the Great Lakes) invite you to visit their exhibit, Fourth Coast Illuminated, featuring subjects native to the Great Lakes region. Sixty-nine works from 30 GNSI members in a wide variety of media will be on display in the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s Glen Vista Gallery. Plan extra time to stroll the Center’s beautiful, well-groomed trails, and let the kids explore the educational exhibits in the air-conditioned Interpretive Center. The KNC offers special programs every month.

During the exhibit...
August 10, 2014 (All day) - September 1, 2014 (All day)

PLAYA is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work, and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA is a nonprofit organization supporting innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences and other fields of creative inquiry.

Artists, writers, scientists, and more....apply now. September 1 deadline for Winter/Spring 2015 Residency Session at Playa Fellowship Residency Program

To apply, please read the following guidelines, then follow the instructions for submitting your application. A residency includes lodging, studio space and twice weekly meals at no charge.

August 10, 2014 (All day) - September 12, 2014 (All day)

The Scientific Illustration Laboratory, Department of Biology (Debio-LIC) / University of Aveiro (Portugal) has announced an international contest for herpetological illustration. Entry is open to all, and any herpetology subject is acceptable. You can download the contest details here.

NOTE: entries must be submitted as framed prints, and the deadline is coming up FAST (September 12); entries must be shipped to Portugal for judging. Please read the Contest pdf carefully, and note the awards section (cash awards or alternatives), shipping and returns, and the copyright clause.

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 10, 2014 - 9:00am - September 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

POSTCARDS FROM....Aspen, Colorado
September 10-14, 2014
Location: The Aspen Meadows Resort (home of the Aspen Institute)
Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt and Leon Loughridge
Price: $1360.00 ($395.00 single supplement)
Includes: 4 nights lodging, instruction, workshop booklet, watercolor sketch books, gourmet breakfasts and lunches,
24-hour health club, outdoor pool and hot tub, tennis court access and equipment, complimentary bicycle rental,
full business center access, 24-hour shuttle service to and from downtown Aspen and the Aspen Airport.

Please note: This workshop has a pre-requisite of the...

September 16, 2014 - 9:00am - September 19, 2014 - 2:30pm

September 16-19, 2014
Location: VOC in Washington Park, Denver
Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt and Susan Rubin
Time: 9am - 2:30pm
Price: $414.00

This fun four-day workshop returns to the drawing basics of Line, Shading, Perspective, and Composition to bolster your drawing skills and boost your confidence. Revisit the principles of light, form, and depth to flesh out compositions both big and small. Practice linear and aerial perspective to accurately portray physical and atmospheric depth. Develop composition strategies to create dynamic artwork. Instruction, exercises, practice, and individual guidance will assure...

September 16, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Pop-up book fans, please join us for a GNSI-DC meeting on September 16th for a fascinating presentation about how these books got their beginnings, how they have evolved over time and their use today:

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, September 16, 2014; 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PRESENTATION: The History of Pop-Up and Movable Books

This 50-minute slide presentation begins with the development of movable page formats within early Renaissance science texts that employ the “volvelle” (a paper wheel chart constructed with rotating concentric disks) and lift-up flap mechanisms. Movable illustrations from astronomical, navigational, mathematical and medical books will be shown. The presentation will also include a discussion of children’s pop-up books from the 19th and 20th centuries,...

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...