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GNSI News - February 2013 Pt2

GNSI GENERAL NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

GNSI MEMBERSHIP PINS
Have you filled out your GNSI Membership Survey? Do it now and get an exclusive limited edition GNSI Pin as your reward!


SLIPPER ORCHIDS IN WATERCOLOR- GNSI ED SERIES REGISTRATION
Registration is now open for the GNSI's 2013 Ed Series workshop! Download the PDF registration form today. Reduced Registration fee available before April 12th.
Workshop Dates: May 31 - June 3rd, 2013 at Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa.


GNSI MEMBER'S EXHIBIT UPDATE
The Exhibit call for the Annual GNSI Member's exhibit will soon be open, probably within a week or so. The submission deadline will be March 28th for mailed entries, and April 2nd for emailed entries. We will send out the announcement as soon as the form is ready. Also remember, Small Works entries (3.5 x 4.5")-originals or prints, inspired by any previous conference are exciting additions to the conference experience — the sky's the limit! Let your imagination soar. And we will again be doing ATC's: Artist Trading Cards, trade your tiny works at the Banquet!



EXHIBIT CALLS

WATERHOUSE NATURAL SCIENCE ART PRIZE
Entries are open to the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. Submissions are solicited worldwide. This is a unique opportunity for talented artists to immerse themselves in the wonders of science. The images are more fine arts oriented. The prizes are large. Deadline for submission is May 10th, 2013.


AOI ILLUSTRATION AWARDS
The AOI Illustration Awards are the most comprehensive and highest profile illustration awards based in the UK. They include a category just right for Science Illustrators: Research & Knowledge Communication.Deadline for submission is February 28th, 2013.


PLANTS, BIRDS & POLLINATORS
There is an updated PDF file describing this exciting GNSI exhibit call. View the resource file attched on the announcement page. Deadline for submission is August 5th, 2013.



EVENTS: CHAPTERS & GROUPS

COVERING THE URBAN JUNGLE - Greater DC Chapter
EVENT DATE: March 19, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION: Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Cathy Kerby Room
Please join GNSI-DC for a presentation by Patterson Clark will describe the three-day process that yields his weekly natural history column, "Urban Jungle." Topics will include idea generation, research methods, writing process, image sourcing, digital painting techniques, etc.

CONTACT: Alice Tangerini:
Email: tangerinia@si.edu
Phone: (W) 202-633-0915



BLOGS, REVIEWS, FORUMS:

UPDATE: 250 YEARS IN THE MAKING: The Flora of Virginia
As reported by Nicky Staunton
In 1762 in the Netherlands, Johannes Fredericus Gronovius published The Flora of Virginia, based on an herbarium of John Clayton from Gloucester, VA. Now, 250 years later, a revised hardcopy version is available, and a digital version is being developed...


PRODUCT REVIEW: Faber-Castell colorful kneaded erasers
by Emily Damstra
I first saw these kneaded erasers a little over a year ago and ordered some from Cheap Joes. I use kneaded erasers all the time so I wanted to test if these were - aside from their color - any different from the gray ones Ive always purchased...


GNSI MEMBERS BOOKS MAKE THE NSTA LIST!
The National Science Teachers Association, in collaboration with the Childrens Book Council, compiles an annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books, those designed for grades K-12 that promote science and literacy. Two books on the 2013 list feature illustrations by GNSI members Consie Powell and Laurie OKeefe...


GNSI-DC HOLIDAY GATHERING

We had a wonderful send off for 2012 with a well attended holiday gathering at the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History on Dec. 18th. It was a pleasure to see old friends, and new faces interested in Science illustration...



FORUMS

No idea where to begin with my interest in Science Illustration.
Looking for advice for aspiring scientific illustrator with a BS in Biology
Undergrad seeking advice on a future career in Science Illustration.
How to Self-promote Effectively.
History of 3D scientific art sculpture

Member's Business Forum (Members Only)

Creating detailed line illustrations for a museum book
Pricing for 150-200 illustrations of plants and animals (in color)


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