GNSI News – October 2017

Article: how technology is changing GNSI
Amelia Janes writes about her personal experience as a longtime active member of the GNSI, and how the use of new technologies has changed what it means to volunteer to the Guild. Read the article here.

Videos: Jeff Day – from comics to medical art
Jeff Day’s presentation for the GNSI-Greater Washington DC Chapter is now available at the GNSI YouTube channel. Jeff shares comics lessons that can be applied to science art, and how he uses cartoons to communicate health and medical messages.


The 2018 Annual Conference planning is under way. This September-November 2017, the Conference Committee is accepting program suggestions from GNSI members. Do you know of a great speaker who is a good fit? Do you have stories and projects to share? Any nominations for a workshop or demo at the technique showcase?

Fill out the form here. We may not be able to accommodate all suggestions but the Conference Committee will review every entry! Any question or technical problem contact Ikumi Kayama ([email protected]).

2018 GNSI Conference Planning Meeting
Please join us Thursday, October 26th, for a meeting to hear about plans, give ideas and volunteer for this summer’s 2018 GNSI Conference hosted by the Greater Washington DC Chapter July 15-21, 2018. This marks the 50th Anniversary of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators which was started by illustrators at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in 1968.

The Great GNSI Conference Photo ID Hunt
The Group Photo from the 2017 GNSI Conference in North Carolina is up. But there are some people who have not yet been identified in the image. Less than 25 are left to identify among the 136 people in the photo! Have a look and see if you recognize any of the mysterious remainders.... Or check for a friend! You can also see the photo preparation in an aerial movie posted on the GNSI Youtube channel!


Sonoran Desert Birds
GNSI President Linda Feltner is teaching one of her favorite workshops at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute. The three-day workshop is held October 13-15 in Tucson, AZ, is an opportunity to learn and draw from live animals in a classroom setting. More information here.

“Postcards From….” plein-air watercolor workshops
Leon Loughridge and Marj Leggitt are teaching the popular “Postcards From….” plein-air watercolor workshop in Boulder, CO. On Oct 8-9, the intimate size class will explore exciting and beautiful locations where participants receive plenty of personal critique time. More information here.


Image: GNSI 2017 Conference Group Photo, by Britt Griswold