Guild of Natural Science Illustrators: Membership Benefits

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Membership Benefits

Working in professional isolation? Members agree that the Guild is unique in that it provides a caring, worldwide, connection with others who willingly share scientific illustration techniques and business experiences. You don't have to be a member to use our web site and Listserv, or to purchase our publications, but joining GNSI (just $85/year) has advantages.

Annual membership dues include:

  • Ten issues of the GNSI Newsletter
  • The Directory of Members

Also provided free:

  • Technique Sheets II packet (only to new members upon joining)
  • The GNSI Journal (published every few years)

Reduced cost to members:

  • Guild events (Conference, Workshop, etc.)
  • GNSI publications (see order form)

Professional development opportunities (think resume):

  • Officiate: Start a new chapter, or become an officer in an existing one
  • Coordinate: An existing Guild project, or start a new one
  • Teach: At Guild workshops
  • Learn: At Guild workshops and courses, some offer credit
  • Just Participate: Any way that you can help the Guild is likely to benefit you
  • Self-promotion: Advertise your portfolio art at discount rates with

Access to Guild resources:

  • Videotape library of technique demonstrations (ask for a brochure)
  • Slide collection of outstanding work (available for teaching purposes)
  • Traveling Exhibit (Guild membership not required, but having an institution host it is)
  • Funding for educational outreach (proposal based)

GNSI chapters and groups:

GNSI California
Diane T. Sands
[email protected]

GNSI California
P.O. Box 1418
Aptos, CA 95001-1418

Christine Leigh Elder
Member Secretary
(831) 227-6996
[email protected]


Washington, DC
Britt Griswold
(401) 757-8379
[email protected]

Marie Metz
Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Emil Huston
6179 Townwood Crt.
L5N 2L4 Canada
[email protected]

GNSI Carolinas
Jean Lecluyse
117 Braswell Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-7141
[email protected]

GNSI Finger Lakes
Ithaca, NY
Camille Doucet
[email protected]

GNSI Great Lakes
Rocio Jaramillo
1 Ontario Court #478-2
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-0453 h/w

GNSI Great Plains
Lincoln, NE
Lana Johnson
[email protected]

GNSI Illinois Prairie
Carolyn Nixon
381 County Road 1300 E.
Tolono, IL 61880
(217) 867-2290(h)
(217) 244-9417(w)
[email protected]


GNSI New England
Tom Colantonio
8 Blackberry Knoll Way
Johnston, RI 02919
[email protected]
(401) 231-3988

GNSI Greater New York
Membership Secretary
Ruth Snell MacDonald
99 Church Street
Pleasantville, NY 10570-1709
[email protected]

Kate Rivera
180 River Rd.
Stratford CT 06614
[email protected]

GNSI Northwest
P.O. Box 95721
Seattle, WA 98145

Cyndi Tamayao
6241 5th Ave. NW
Seattle WA 98207
[email protected]

GNSI Portugal
Nuno Farinha
Apartado 2798
1119-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone/Fax (351) 962-484-160
[email protected]

Albany, New York Regional
Patricia Kernan
(518) 486-2024
[email protected]

Elaine R.S. Hodges
85253 Ridgetop Drive
Eugene, OR 97405-9535
[email protected]

GNSI Southern California
Jeremy Stoller
c/o GNSI Southern California
4900 Overland Ave. #186
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 838-9516
[email protected]

Southern States
Gene Wright
100 Jackson St.
University of Georgia
Lamar Dodd School of Art
Athens, GA 30602-4102 (706) 549-3518 h
[email protected]

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