GNSI News – September 2017

 

FEATURES

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE AT THE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE?
The 2018 Annual Conference planning is under way. This September 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]).

VIDEOS FROM THE 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Two of the plenary talks at the 2017 Annual Conference are now available on the GNSI YouTube channel.
• A History of Space Art: Watch Ron Miller cover a brief history of space art from the 19th century to the present, followed by examples of his own work and how he goes about interpreting abstract scientific data into visuals. 
• Robert Johnson- Evironmental Painter: North Carolina artist Robert Johnson and his artistic influences, how he takes Nature Notes and uses them to develop botanical and environmental paintings designed to evoke the essence of a place.
• Flying to the Group Photo!: Our GNSI 2017 Conference photo has been "animated"!

2017 GNSI MEMBER’S EXHIBIT
Over 200 entries were submitted for the jury process at the 2017 GNSI Member’s Exhibit and 67 pieces made the final cut for hanging in the Elizabeth W. Holden Gallery at the Warren Wilson College. See and read about the winner illustrations of the popular vote here.

SHARE YOUR CONFERENCE PHOTOS! 
Did you attend the conference and took lots of pictures? We would love to see them! Please consider sharing your photos to be archived by the GNSI and/or to be included in the Journal of Natural Science Illustration, GNSI website and other purposes. Upload your files here.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Here is a link to a list of interships in science communication, compiled with journalism in mind. But anything online also has need for visuals and video. So if you can make compelling visuals, work digitally, and write, you might be a triple threat!  https://code.likeagirl.io/where-to-find-science-communication-internship...

 

WORKSHOPS

FRESH ART: PENCIL & PAINT IN THE GARDEN
In this class participants will learn to capture the spontaneity of flowers and floral subjects using expressive graphite and watercolor washes. Explore new ways to see and develop perspective with “quick draw” methods. Discover the expansive and harmonious nature of a limited palette when developing a Color Palette Exploration Chart. Learn how to enhance and build value-rich form and spatial quality layering transparent color. Experiment with contemporary approaches to composition.

Instructor Marj Leggitt will lead participants through classroom instruction and exercises, and plenty of one-on-one guidance in the field. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Pasadena CA, September 6-7, 9am-3:30pm. More details and registration here.

 

EXHIBIT CALL

CALL FOR ENTRY: SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATIONS FOR FE GALLERY, SACRAMENTO, CA
The act of documenting our investigations and findings as image has been intrinsically tied to study long before we ever called it science, from mapping the movements of the sun to meticulously detailed copies of herbs and flowers, we have always used image as a carrier of insight, as a map how we understand our world, to explain what we see, and to see what we cannot.  Start planning now! Deadline is November 30, 2017

MEDIUM: Multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. From photography to fabric, mixed media, all types of paintings (acrylic, oil, watercolor) drawings, ink, graphite, pastels, colored pencil, encaustic, fiber arts, sculpture art of kinds (metal, clay, wood, mixed media…), etc. *Sorry no Video at this time.

More details at Call For Entry: http://bit.ly/2wa2nZi

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Image: Title card for the Ron Miller's presentation on the history of space art.

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