GNSI News – December 2017



GNSI Amazon Smile

With the holidays fast approaching many of us will be shopping online for the perfect gifts for family and friends.  Did you know you can support the mission of the GNSI when you shop using Amazon Smile? Click here to find out more how you can sign up to support GNSI.



Science Illustration exhibition in Georgia

GNSI member Lore Ruttan is curating an exhibition of science illustration and would like to feature GNSI members working in the U.S. state of Georgia. If you would like to participate contact Lore (

Hunt Institute Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration

The Hunt Institute will host the 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration in fall 2019 (dates to be determined). The exhibition is open to all botanical fine artists and illustrators working in any medium on paper or vellum (except photography) whose work has achieved a standard of excellence and who have not yet been represented in the International series. Send an Intention to Submit form by February 2, 2018. More information here.

International Project Mars Competition

The SciArt Exchange, in collaboration with NASA, invites college students and early career professionals to shoot a film or make a poster telling the story of human exploration into deep space. Entries are due August 31, 2018. More information here.



The Legacy of John Cody

Cat Wilson blog article in memory of John Cody, still mentions the 20% reduced price (till the end of 2017) for GNSI members who would like to purchase limited edition prints of John Cody’s work from the Cody family web store.


Scientific Illustration Distance Program - Winter
Classes begin January 2018

Session I-Graphite
Basic scientific illustration drawing skills in graphite; perspective, proportion; value; textures; introduction to pen and ink; scientific conventions; lighting; transfering and scanning
Tuesdays, January 9-March 12, 2018  1:00 or 7:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Session II-Pen & Ink
Pen & Ink is a staple for scientific illustrators. This class gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself to proficiency. Mondays, January 8-March 13  1:00 or 7:00 EDT

See the GNSI site announcement or contact Gretchen Halpert for more details.


GNSI-DC 2017 Holiday Party 

Event Date: December 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join us for this year's GNSI Holiday Pot Luck and Portfolio Sharing!
EVENT DATE: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


The next GNSI Journal will be released next week!

-Color Pencil Technique
-Conference review
-Sketches and Exhibit art
- and more!