The wonderful national conference will be held in Bar Harbor, Maine. Check out their website for more information.
Image provided by Sara J Cary
For those of you who like peaking into puddles, exploring under rocks, and don't mind getting your feet wet, I am arranging a field trip to a local beach for tide pooling.
The Seattle Aquarium sends out Beach Naturalists to various local beaches during low tide. They are available to answer any questions and facilitate safe discovery of all the neat creatures made accessible during low tide.
Let me know if you are going to participate by completing this form.
Update - Digital Skills for Illustrators GNSI Oregon Sponsors Workshop - Registrations due by Friday June 28
Want to learn more about using digital media? GNSI Oregon is holding a workshop covering adobe photoshop, illustrator, and more.
Note! This will be Margarets last workshop with GNSI NW. Make it memorable.
Drawing draped fabric will be the topic. We thought it would translate well to drawing flower petals and other botanical images.
Registration Form can be found here.
Margaret Davidson has a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of Washington. She is both an artist and illustrator, and also teaches courses in Beginning Drawing, Sources of Modernism in Drawing, Aesthetics of Drawing, and various drawing technique classes at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington.
In scientific illustration Davidson concentrated on archaeological and anthropological subject matter, drawing lithics, pottery, and especially basketry and textiles. To this end she has illustrated various books and journal articles, such as Spruce Root Basketry of the Haida and Tlingit by Sharon Busby (2003 Marquand Books and the University of Washington Press) and The Archaeology of the Yakutat Foreland: a Socioecological View, Volumes I and II, by Stanley Drew Davis (1996).
She is the author of Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques, published in 2011 by Watson-Guptill, a division of Random House, New York.
Her focus in her own drawings is in the subtle and reciprocal relationship between the mark and the surface, along with various related dichotomies such as figure and ground, form and space, and illusion and reality.
She is represented by Anchor Art Space in Anacortes, Washington, and Sisko Gallery in Seattle.
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