We have exciting opportunities for anyone wanting to draw on exhibit at the Burke Museum. The Burke would like have Natural Science artists come along during their Bug Blast, Birds at the Burke and Meet the Mammals days. The Museum will supply paper and tables and you bring your own drawing supplies. If you have special materials you may want to bring those supplies in addition. We will set up an art station for the public to try their hand at drawing using both Burke supplied materials, and materials that are not so familiar such as carbon dust or scratch board.
· Lunch will be provided free to all participants with homemade soup, salad and sandwiches provided by the Burke.
· Free parking
· You may bring your framed art to show as examples (provide your own tabletop or floor easels).
If you are interested in this opportunity please respond at least two weeks before the activity dates so that we can work out stations, set up and request specimens from the Burke. The plan is to have two groups of artists, the first group to cover the 10am to 1pm time slot, and the second group to cover the 1pm through 4pm time slot. Of course anyone is welcome to stay all day. Respond to Susan email@example.com stating the following:
· Group 1 (10am-1pm), Group 2 (1-4pm) or ALL day
· Subject of the Art you will display (optional) Max 3 pieces & you supply easels)
· Name of the Specimen(s) you want to draw (optional)
Bug Blast – Sunday September 21, 10am - 4pm
Birds at the Burke - Saturday October 18, 10am – 4pm please note this event is the same day as our quarterly GNSI meeting and workshop with presenter Justin Gibbens
Meet the Mammals – Saturday November 15,
Artists may also be interested in the BIG DRAW happening at the Burke on Saturday October 4, from 10am – 5pm. The museum will be turned into a giant art studio and the Burke will supply paper, drawing supplies and models.
GNSI NW President
Curated by Lisa Kinoshita
SEPT 5 - OCT 12
Artists Reception: SEPT 5, 6-8 PM
The Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park is one of Tacoma’s iconic landmarks – and this September it will be the scene of a unique exhibition: “Ethnobotany: An Artists’ Study of Plants”.
Twelve featured artists in the Conservatory will venture into the world of ethnobotany through recycled material, wood, textiles, glass, metal and ceramics. Ethnobotany is the study of the relationships that have existed between primitive cultures and plants across time and throughout the world. The plant kingdom supports human life as a source of food, medicine, textiles, shelter, transportation, currency, and more. It is also a source of inspiration and ritual. In this show, artists explore ethnobotany through works that make often surprising connections between contemporary circumstances, art, botanical life and science.
Seymour Botanical Conservatory
in Wrights Park
316 South G Street, Tacoma, WA
More information on position, qualifications, & application process here
The ART+BIO Collaborative, an educational nonprofit organization, is offering two art and nature travel opportunities this August that creatively explore the living environments of Puerto Rico and the American Southwest. In these classes, participants use hands-on observation, artistic interpretation, and biological and natural history methods to utilize the natural habitat as a studio+lab to make informed art inspired by plants, animals, and nature.
ISLAND LIFE: Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico, August 22-29, 2014
Registration Deadline: July 18, 2014
Info and registration: http://www.artbiocollaborative.com/island-life
DESERT LIFE: Field Studies of Art+Nature in the Southwest, August 6-11, 2014
Registration Deadline: July 21, 2014
Info and registration: http://www.artbiocollaborative.com/desert-life
What: Your best bird art
Where: Edmonds Bird Festival
Due Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
How: Submit here
All the artwork from the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest and the Pacific Northwest Botanical Society's 2014 Flora & Fauna Exhibit at Washington State Convention Center is now collected in this catalog! To order your own book, simply download the attached form and mail it with your check to Sylvia Portillo.
$35 + shipping ($3 in state, $4 out of state)
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