Traveling Exhibit

GNSI Traveling Exhibit PosterGNSI offers the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ Traveling Exhibit for rent to members and the public. The exhibit showcases reproductions of more than 20 years of natural history illustrations, including a wide selection of time-honored techniques. 

The Traveling Exhibit includes 19 illustration reproductions including botanical, zoological, anatomical and other subject matter. The images are in simple 16.5” x 20” black frames, glazed with Plexiglas. The exhibit also includes 49 unframed reproductions.





The exhibit can be borrowed for up to 6 weeks, but exceptions can be discussed. All borrowers will also be asked for a $200.00 security deposit to be returned if the show is sent back in good condition. Non-members are required to have a sponsoring institution associated with the exhibit.

  • GNSI chapters: $50
  • GNSI members: $100
  • Non-members: $200


The exhibit is housed and shipped in a 36" x 24" x 8" Nimlock Shipping Case, and the entire exhibit weighs 120 lbs. Borrowers pay shipping to the host city and back, as well as the insurance for the shipping. Shipping costs vary according to the destination. To ship the exhibit from Connecticut to Washington might cost between $150-200, for example.


Framed pieces included in the Traveling Exhibit

  • Susan Strawn, Colorado Squirrels, Graphite
  • Lee Boerger, Pelargonium caudatum, Watercolor
  • Vichai Malikul, Color Mosquito (Toxorhynchites brevipalpis), Mixed Media
  • Steve Buchanan, U.S. Postal Stamps, Digital Media
  • Cathy Pasquale, Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia oreophila), Pen and Ink
  • Kathyrn Conway, Harbor Porpoise Skull (Phocoena phocoena), Pen and Ink
  • Barbara Adair, Bush Anemone (Carpinteria california), Color Pencil
  • Elizabeth Morales, Feather and Mussel Shell Necklace, Watercolor
  • Tony Stubblefield, Phyllobates bicolor, Acrylic
  • Elaine Hodges, Bee (Heterenthidium bequaert)Carbon Dust on Rossboard
  • Lynette Cook, Magnolia grandiflora,  Mixed Media
  • Paul Mirocha, Matapalo the Strangler Fig, Gouache and Color Pencil
  • Trudy Nicholson, Late Winter Bonding on the C&O Canal, Scratchboard
  • Susan Strawn, Wildlife of Botswana, Pen and Ink
  • Sally Bensusen, The Bamboo of Manu Reserve, Acrylic
  • Ann Wright, Northern lobster (Homarus americanus), Color Pencil
  • Marion Dalen, Hatchet Fish, Graphite

List of Reproductions in Portfolio (non-framed)

  • Elaine Hodges, Kruia chrysopelma, carbon dust
  • Elaine Hodges, Larval Heads (Chlornia hieroglyphia), Carbon Dust
  • Lynette Cook, Spondylus princeps, Mixed Media
  • Trudy Nicholson, White Oak (Quercus alba), Scratchboard
  • Trudy Nicholson, Coyote (Canis latrans), Scratchboard
  • Kathy Schuster, Champylarhyches nuchalis, Carbon Dust
  • Kathy Schuster, Sarritor frenatus, Carbon Dust
  • Trudy Nicholson, The Chemical Senses: Microbes To Human, Graphite on Video Board
  • Molly Ryan, Polychaetes of Bermuda III, Pen and Ink
  • George Venable, Setacera setacersfriedbergi, Carbon Dust
  • Trudy Nicholson, Barred Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum mavortium), Graphite on Video Board
  • Lee Boerger, Ranunculus cortubacfolius, Pen and Ink
  • Linda Heath, Harlequin Bug (Murgantia histrionica), Mixed Media
  • George Venable, Carabid Beetle (Hybopterta sp.), Carbon Dust
  • Sharon Belkin, Tragidion penninsulare, Watercolor
  • Virge Kask, Columbine, Watercolor
  • Amy Wright, Horntail Wasp (Tremex columbia), Colored Pencil
  • Paul Mirocha, Mescal Bacanora, Drinking Away the Centuries, Afave augustifolis and leptonycteris, Bat, Mixed media
  • Lana Tackett, Orangedog, Papiliscresphontes, Pen and Ink
  • Jo Moore, Southern Valley Yokuts Medicine Man Headdress, Pen and Ink
  • Wendy Zomlefer, Dissections of Juncaceae, Pen and Ink
  • Hila Krupper, Madagascan Frog (Boophis erythrodactylus), Gouache and Color Pencil
  • Steve Buchanan, U.S. Postal Stamps, Digital Media
  • Jaye Schlesinger, Study of a hand, Graphite
  • Jaye Schlesinger, Fragment of a Carved Bone, Pen and Ink
  • Roger Myers, Koalas (Phascolartos cinereus), Scratchboard
  • Cathy Pasquale, Hibiscus, Poppy, Camillia and Waterlily, Pen and Ink
  • Betsey Brigham, Bulblet Fern (Cystopteris bulbifera), Pen and Ink
  • Sarah Landry, Bluestriped Grunt (Haemulon sciurus), Mixed Media
  • Beverly Benner, Cabomba, Graphite
  • Carol Ann Morley, Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetides), Carbon Dust
  • Biruta Akerbergs, Hansen Birth of a Giant (Stegosaur), Scratchboard
  • Kathy Schuster, Spotted Hyena Skull (Crocuta crocuta), Carbon Dust
  • C. Hunter, Day Rooster, Pen and Ink
  • Pedro Salgado, European Seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Pen and Ink
  • Sarah Landry, Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus cillardis), Mixed Media
  • Wendy Zomlefer, Bones from Behavioral Ecology of Grey's Monitor, Pen and Ink
  • Wendy B. Zomlefer, Dissections of Rosaceae, Pen and Ink
  • Jo Moore, Cochiti Pueblo Stone, Pen and Ink
  • Kathryn Conway, Poro-Poro (Solanum lacinatum), Pen and Ink
  • Sarah Landry, Rock Crab (Cancer irroatus), Pen and Ink
  • Stasia Penkoff, Porcelain Crab, Graphite
  • Deborah Cotter, Ferriginous Hawk, Watercolor
  • Wendy Zomlefer, Gila Monster (Helodermas suspectun) and Chuckwalle (Sauromalus varius), Pen and Ink
  • Lewis Sadler, Solendontid Jaw, Mixed Media
  • Ann Hoskins, Dery Mosquito Larva Detail, Pen and Ink
  • Lynette Cook, Monadenia scottiana, Pen and Ink
  • Karen Ackoff, Aspects of Equine Motion and Sequence, Pastel Dust
  • Karen Ackoff, Aspects of Equine Conformation, Pastel Dust