Occasional news related to my natural science illustrations
During the week of July 15 to 22, I was in Washington DC for the 2018 Conference of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. It happened to be the 50th anniversary of the founding of the GNSI, and a record number of attendees made it extra special. This was my fourth time attending a GNSI conference, and as always it was an educational, inspirational, adventure-filled week, with new connections and reconnections made. I have two works in the juried exhibit, which is on view until October 15 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
During such a busy week, I’m not always great at remembering to take photos of significant events, but here are some:
Aside from the wonderful presentations and plenaries, most of which I forgot to photograph, I attended in a superb day-long workshop by Justine Lee Hirten on making digital illustrations look more like traditional media. I had also signed up for two field trips.
On my own, brief visits to the National Portrait Gallery and to the botanical art exhibit at the US Botanical Gardens rounded out the very busy week.
I’m grateful for the Guelph Arts Council‘s Jane Graham Memorial Award that helped fund my participation in this conference.