GNSI-DC: Linda Feltner- The Nature of Drawing Birds

Event Date: 
April 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for delightful look at the creation of beautiful and accurate bird art.

Linda M. Feltner is an award winning Nature Artist and Science Illustrator,and Educator. Linda will present her methods of researching, designing and painting her favorite subject: The Nature of Drawing Birds. In advance of her Bird Drawing Workshop at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge (April 21-23), she will present insights into her developmental process for drawing and painting these intriguing creatures.

Linda Feltner is an artist who specializes in both the aesthetics and science of natural history. Not only does her work represent the strict standards of accuracy for natural history but through her fine arts background, she combines the creativity of artistic design with the realism of nature into what has become her trademark style. Her 40+ years of experience has allowed her to produce numerous exhibits for the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and other state, municipal and private agencies, departments, museums and organizations.

Linda is an avid birder, and has been an instructor for the Scientific Illustration Program with the University of Washington (WA), the North Cascade Institute (WA) and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute (AZ). She is the current president of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and a Signature Member of the Artists For Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists.

If you have an interest in attending Linda's workshop, see the Description here.

Smithsonian Natural History Museum
10th St. & Constitution Ave., Washington, DC.
Room WG-33 (1st Floor, West Wing)

All visitors must wait for an escort in the Constitution Avenue lobby between 5:30 and 6:10 p.m. (about every 15 minutes)

— 5:30 p.m. for snacks and socializing (Please bring a food item to share, or $3.00 for the donation jar.)
— 6:00 p.m. Business and announcements
— 6:10 p.m. (approx.) Presentation begins

If you would like to park in the museum lot, please email Alice Tangerini** The security at the museum has been increased and you will need to be on Alice's list to park at or after 5:30pm. 

** Email Alice Tangerini ([email protected] ) if you have any questions. Also print out this notice and bring it with you!

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Event Type: 
Linda Feltner and her bird art, all images © Linda M. Feltner
Canyon Illumination, © Linda M. Feltner