GNSI News – January 2018



Call for Entries

The GNSI 50th Anniversary Special Exhibition will be extraordinary! The juried members’ exhibition will take place in the prestigious art gallery of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the heart of Washington DC, and it will be on display to the public for three months. The exhibition theme is “The art of visualization and scientific inquiry are inseparable. Together they reflect the exponential growth of human knowledge.” Stay tuned for details about submission categories and mark your calendar February 1st - March 31st to submit!


2017 GNSI Journal no. 3 is out

The issue 2017 no.3 of the Journal of Natural Science Illustration is now available for download FREE to members. Articles include:

Colored Pencil with Rhonda Nass
Augmented Reality: The New Kid On The Block
– 2017 Members’ Exhibit: The People’s Choice
– In Memoriam: Diane Dorigan
– 2017 GNSI Conference Review: Our Week In Beautiful Asheville, NC
– The Biodiversity Mandala Project
– Illustrating Nature:
CSUMB Program Student images
– 2018 GNSI Annual Conference, July 15-21, 2018. American University, Washington DC.

To download the Journal for free, log in to your member profile and place the order in the cart; then access the Cart under the Store link in the main menu. Full directions at the bottom of the Journal announcement page.


Welcome the new GNSI Social Media Coordinator

The GNSI Board of Directors is happy to share that Jen Burgess has become the new Social Media Coordinator of the Guild. Jen succeeds Kapi Monoyios who served in this role since the GNSI entered the world of Facebook and Twitter. Join us in welcoming Jen and thanking Kapi by visiting the Guild’s Facebook and Twitter pages!



Call for entries: 2018 World Illustration Awards

Science illustrators can take their chances by submitting artwork to the 2018 World Illustration Awards under the category Research – “Research and investigation to represent, explain or understand information, including illustration supporting academic research, forensic illustration, scientific illustration, natural history illustration, medical illustration, visual informatics and data-visualisation.” The deadline for entries is February 6, 2018. More information here.


Call for entries: Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference

Our colleagues at the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) are having their annual conference in Newton, MA, July 18-21, 2018 and inviting proposals for presentations until February 28. With the GNSI and AMI conferences taking place on the same coast and around the same time, illustrators have a unique opportunity to attend both and expand their professional networks and opportunities. Free Registration through Eventbrite: More information here.



Scientists, Artists, Historians Examine Role of Illustration in Advancing Scientific Understanding

Illustrators around the Washington DC area will be interested in the symposium “Imagining the Extraordinary: Scientific Illustration from the Renaissance to the Digital Age,” offered at the Library Congress in March 15-16. It aims to bring together historians specializing in the scientific illustrations of the Renaissance with contemporary scientists, technologists and artists to explore the longstanding relationship between science and illustration. More information here.