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CALIFORNIA

arrow BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION OF NATIVE DESERT FLORA

Location:
Desert Studies Center, Mojave National Preserve, Zzyzx, CA

Dates:
April 9, 2010

About:
As much a course in "art for botanists" as it will be "botany for artists." It will take place during the height of the desert blooming period, so participants can look forward some very exciting plein-aire drawing and watercolor painting! In addition, the basics of line control, proportion, color, focusing/perception skills and plant identification will be reinforced with detailed dissection work in a well equipped lab. Instructor: Donald Davidson, http://www.nps.gov/plants/cw/watercolor/index.htm

Note: This field study is based at the Desert Studies Center (of California State University) located within the Preserve at Soda Springs (Zzyzx), about a three-hour drive from Riverside. The course fee includes two nights' lodging at the Center (dormitory rooms & some couples rooms), and meals starting with breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Upon enrollment, participants will be sent information about the Center and what to bring with them.

Fee:
Art X454.5 (1 unit),
Fee: $325 / $305 each for couples and family members / $295 each with PINE discount, REG # 094-SCF-F60, (credit & non-credit)

Contact:
To register, visit www.extension.ucr.edu or call 951-827-4105., http://biology.fullerton.edu/dsc/

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MAINE

arrow Botanical Illustration Workshop

Location:
Appledore Island, Maine

Dates:
July 12-19, 2010

About:
We are offering a workshop option in Biological Illustration- the famous one-week two-credit course taught by Ober, Garrison, and Gibson.

Everywhere you turn these days—on TV and the web, as well as in journals, books, and posters—you see examples of beautiful and detailed scientific illustrations. The best of these represent a powerful combination of classic illustration techniques and good science. Whether you are a student, an artist or a scientist, this course will provide training in those techniques and teach you how to rigorously apply them in a scientific context. Four specific techniques will be covered: pen and ink, carbon dust, watercolor, and colored pencil. You will also learn the digital corrolaries of those techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and how to optimally prepare scientific illustrations for today’s complex digital workflows. Along the way you will benefit from general discussions on color, design, printing processes, and the business of scientific publishing.

This course takes place at a vibrant marine field station on Appledore Island off the coast of Maine. It is one of many courses and activities running concurrently which places the Biological Illustration students in the middle of a bustling scientific community. In any given year illustration students might participate in a whale watch, scour the island’s intertidal zone for interesting specimens, visit a nearby harbor seal colony, follow the progress of a tern restoration project or even collaborate with other students on the island to provide illustrations for their research.

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) will offer more than 20 college-credit courses at our facility on world famous Appledore Island, Maine, where art and illustration happen side-by-side with science. We feature small class sizes and an experiential learning environment where everyone learns by first-hand observation. Appledore has been a haven for artists since the 19th century, including impressionist Childe Hassam, and we work to continue this rich tradition.

Fee:
$2,506 (includes room, board and tuition) Non-credit workshop option available for those not seeking credit; 5-day minimum ($950.00 for 5 days)

Contact:
Willy Bemis, Kingsbury Director of Shoals Marine Laboratory , Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Corson Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 [email protected], http://www.sml.cornell.edu/sml_cc_bi.html

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NEBRASKA

arrow 'Painting Orchids' with Carol Woodin

Location:
Omaha, NE

Dates:
March 20 & 21, 2010

About:
A Workshop in Watercolors on Paper or Vellum with an internationally known orchid artist Carol Woodin. Who should attend: Individuals with painting experience and who are interested in botanical illustration. Hope you can join us for this exciting weekend of botanical illustration and orchids!

About the Artist:
Carol Woodin, Exhibitions Coordinator for the American Society of Botanical Artists, received a gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society of England in 1995 for her watercolors of paphiopedilums. In 1998, she received the Annual Award for Excellence in Botanical Art from the American Society of Botanical Artists. Her work has been exhibited recently at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Kew Gardens Gallery in London, and is also included in the Shirley Sherwood Collection. More about Carol Woodin...

"Her intense work on vellum has a glowing translucency. She is one of the most outstanding of the new wave of American artists." —Dr. Shirley Sherwood

Fee:
Receive early bird tuition rate if registered by February 20:
GNSI members- $135, non-members- $150.
Tuition after February 20:
GNSI members- $150, non-members $175.
Download a registration application for the workshop at www.gnsigreatplains.org.

Contact:
Jessica Kelling, jessica.kelling-at-gmail.com, (Note: Please replace -at- with "@" in your E-mail program)
402-432-6175 (Lincoln, NE)

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NEW YORK

arrow 2010 Focus on Nature XI: Natural History Illustration

When:
Enrty Deadline: Oct. 1, 2009
Exhibit: April 29, 2010 - October 31, 2010

Where:
New York State Museum, Albany, New York

About:
A biennial, international exhibition of natural and cultural illustration Review previous exhibit here: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibits/longterm/fon/index.html
Also See Sept. 2008 GNICDI 2009—Museu da LourinhãSI Newsletter issue for images from FON X.

Contact:
To receive the Call for Entries contact:
Patricia Kernan: (518) 486-2024; [email protected]

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