[Compiled] 2015 Annual GNSI Conference

2015 conference logo

Dates: July 5 - 11, 2015
Venue: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

>Save the date graphics and logo by Scott Rawlins

Get ready for the 2015 GNSI Conference!

Castle at ArcadiaArcadia 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.

>Image: Castle at Arcadia University

Horace Trumbauer, who also designed the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was the architect for the university’s signature building, “the Castle”. Trumbauer drew inspiration for his design from Alnwick Castle in England, where scenes for the first two Harry Potter movies were filmed. It is not surprising that some Arcadia students occasionally feel that they are studying at Hogwarts.

Arcadia is located in the town of Glenside, PA – well within walking distance from campus. Glenside is a typical “small town U.S.A.” with a number of ethnic restaurants as well as specialty shops. The annual 4th of July parade has been described as the largest Independence Day parade in the greater Philadelphia area. The Glenside train station, which connects with both the Amtrak station in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia International Airport, is a 15-minute walk from campus.

When the delights of Glenside begin to pale, the big city of Philadelphia can offer visitors a wide variety of opportunities (and a lot more than cream cheese and cheesesteaks). Everyone knows about the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but have you heard of Elfreth’s Alley – America’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street? It’s a little bit of the 18th century hiding in the 21st. Other attractions include the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and Center City museums such as the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Mütter Museum and the Philadelphia Zoo. Amish country is about an hour away, as is the NJ Pine Barrens.

Arcadia University CommonsIn short, the GNSI 2015 meeting in Glenside, PA promises something for everyone. Stay tuned for details!

Interested in presenting at the 2015 conference? Send your ideas and abstracts.

Prepare your art for the Juried Members Exhibit

Have questions or a talk proposal? Submit questions or suggestions to the GNSI Contact Form.

This article appears in the GNSI journal of natural science illustration 2014 no.3 issue.

>Image of Arcadia University Commons

GNSI Member Exhibit -Call for Entries

March 20, 2015

We are excited to invite you to show off your best work at the Arcadia/Glenside Conference this summer (July 5-11). Exhibit entries will be accepted March 21 - April 6, 2015, via digital submission only. (Notification: Acceptances/regrets will be sent via e-mail by 8 May 2015). 

If you have any difficulties filling out the form and submitting your entries, please contact Ikumi Kayama.

For general exhibit information, contact:

Matt Borgen, Exhibition Coordinator, Arcadia University Gallery or Scott Rawlins, GNSI Conference Chair

Prepare your Small Works

Once again, the GNSI Annual Conference will exhibit (and hopefully auction off) your Small Works gems. you can find the entry form on the conference website.

We look forward to a GREAT GNSI exhibit!

GNSI 2015 Annual Juried Members Exhibit Call

Arcadia Gallery

Event Date: March 21 - April 6, 2015 


Guild of Natural Science Illustrators 2015 Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Submission Period: 21 March - 6 April 2015


Venue: The Arcadia University Art Gallery., Glenside, PA
Eligibility: All GNSI members in good standing.
Notification: Acceptances/regrets will be sent via e-mail by 8 May 2015.
Delivery of Art: 27 June - 1 July 2015
Exhibit Dates: 6 July 2015 - 12 July 2015
Subject Matter: Original artwork, gallery-quality prints, sculpture or multimedia work created with either traditional or digital techniques or a mix thereof. Science or nature-related subjects. No photographs.
Submission: The number of entries is limited to 2 per GNSI member.
Submission Format: Digital files only. Entries must be submitted digitally via GNSI JotForm. JotForm is a web-based form submission service with detailed submission instructions.
Presentation: All 2D work must be matted, framed (Plexiglass) and wired for hanging. No saw tooth or clip hangers. Space for oversized sculptures is limited.
Shipping & Insurance: Detailed delivery requirements will be provided with acceptance notices. Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping and insurance to and from the venue. Arcadia University will insure the work while on site.
Publicity & Catalog: Images submitted for this exhibition may be used in a catalog or for publicity in print or electronic form and may be used for promoting the exhibition before, during and/or after its run without further permission being sought.

There will be no sales conducted during the exhibition.

Questions? For general exhibit information, contact Matt Borgen, Exhibition Coordinator, Arcadia University Gallery or Scott Rawlins, GNSI Conference Coordinator

>Image: A nationally recognized venue for contemporary art in the greater Philadelphia area, the Arcadia University Art gallery, housed in an 1893 power station, has provided the region with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions for over 30 years. Among the many noted artists whose work has been exhibited at the gallery are Ai Weiwei, Olafur Eliasson, Tacita Dean and Keith Haring.

Gallery Interior Photo ©Aaron Igler

GNSI - 2015 Members Exhibit Deadline is Near

Arcadia Gallery ExteriorReminder! Submit your artwork to the annual juried GNSI exhibit!

GNSI Members! - You have until 11:59:59 EDT April 6, 2015, to submit up to 2 of your pieces to the annual GNSI exhibit. Selected pieces will be on display at the annual conference in Glenside, Pennsylvania. There is no entry fee, and they don't have to be freshly created just for the exhibit.

When you are ready, fill out the online form to enter. You will find instructions at the top of the online form.

If you have any technical questions, please contact Ikumi Kayama 

A nationally recognized venue for contemporary art in the greater Philadelphia area, the Arcadia University Art gallery, housed in an 1893 power station, has provided the region with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions for over 30 years.

>Image: Exterior of the Arcadia Gallery

GNSI Conference Registration

May 11, 2015

GNSI's 2015 Conference is now open for online registration!

Register by May 30th for the Early Bird Savings ($50 off the full registration or $10/day for Day-Registration)

Join us in Glenside, PA, just outside Philadelphia, for the next GNSI Conference. 

Whether you are a seasoned conference goer or a new Guild member, you will find that you will be welcomed at the annual meeting. The formal programs and presentations provide conference attendees with a wealth of information – from historical perspectives on science illustration to discussions of the latest technologies. Some of the most accomplished scientific illustrators in the United States (and often from abroad) attend the annual meeting. Whether you want to watch a demonstration (and ask questions), take a workshop or explore on a field trip. It is a given that new members or attendees will have many opportunities to pick the brains of new-found colleagues.

Review the current Presentations and Workshops scheduled for this big event, more presentations are in the works!

Register Now for the GNSI's 2015 Conference!


GNSI Conference - The Early Bird Special Deadline (May 30th)

Register by midnight EDT May 30 to receive the $50 discount on the full Core conference.

It's already nearing the end of May, that means the conference is only a short six weeks away...and that means the deadline for conference Early Bird registration is even closer! Register Now! That's $50 more in your pocket to spend on a field trip or lots of cheesesteaks. Day-Registrations also get a discount!

Join us in Philadelphia, starting July 5th, for a week of learning and fun. The Core conference runs from Monday, July 6th to Wednesday, July 8th. Workshops and field expeditions are before and after the Core dates.

Visit the 2015 GNSI Conference website for full details and online registration!

Notes and acknowledgments:

This blog post is a compilation of multiple blog articles and announcements relating to the 2015 GNSI Annual Conference.

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