Past Events

 
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Bugfest - Sept. 29, 2019

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Entomology Building on East Campus

The Great Plains Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators will be demonstrating how to draw insects.


Meeting at Pioneers Park Nature Center - Sept. 21, 2019

https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/naturecenter/

11:45 am - Lunch/meeting: bring your lunch

1-4 pm - Art Journaling Workshop with MaryBeth Hinrichs

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for ALL participants

Call PPNC at 402-441-7895 to register

Non-GNSI members $20

GNSI members free


Meeting at Pioneers Park Nature Center - Aug. 17, 2019

9:30 am

Meet at Pioneers Park Nature Center in the Prairie Building.

https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/naturecenter/

 

Bring a lunch and water bottle and enjoy sketching, hiking to a prairie lake (weather permitting) and our August meeting.

Lunch/meeting will happen around Noon near the Prairie Building.

 

We have a few exciting events coming soon!


Meeting at Baker’s Candies - July 20

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Join us at Baker's Candies in Greenwood for our next meeting on July 20, 2019. Bring a lunch. Browse their selection of world renowned chocolate meltaways which have been proudly produced in Nebraska for generations!


Sketching in the Backyard Farmer Garden - June 15, 2019

9:30 am - Sketching

Backyard Farmer Garden, East Campus, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Sketching at Lincoln Children’s Zoo - May 18, 2019

9:30 - Sketching

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch and Meeting

Bring your lunch or buy it at the zoo cafe. If you can’t attend the sketching, come for lunch and meeting and stay the afternoon at the zoo! The zoo has added a new entrance which is now on A street. AND there is lots more to see this year.


Maxwell Arboretum TREE-mendous Celebration - May 16, 2019

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum, near Perin Porch on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus. We will have a table and get to tell people all about scientific illustration. If you can help, please arrive around 4 pm. 


Meeting and Sketching at Morrill Hall - April 27, 2019

Sketching at 9:30 am at Morrill Hall, UNL, Lincoln, NE.

Lunch and Meeting at 11:45 am - 1 pm.


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The Nature of Drawing Birds - March 2-3, 2019

Linda Feltner will be teaching this bird drawing workshop in Kearney, Nebraska.

More info


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Nature Through Art - Chapter Exhibit at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE - November 15 -December 31, 2018

More than 75 works by 13 artists from the Great Plains Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators is on display at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska through December 31, 2018.

More info…


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The Great Plains Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators will be participating in Bugfest at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Department of Entomology! 1-4 pm, Sunday, September 30th, 2018.


The Art of Live Animal Drawing - September 21 - 22, 2018; Instructor: Gail Guth

This two-day workshop will help you capture the essence of live animals on paper, observing and recording their shape and motion; we’ll focus more on overall form and much less on details (that’s for the studio later!). The workshop will begin on Friday, Sept. 21, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a bit of classroom instruction, slow-motion DVD’s and a few warm-up exercises, then on to sketch the cows, horses, and other assorted farm animals. On Saturday, we’ll travel to the university farm for more sketching time. Inclement weather may change our schedule, but we’ll have indoor shelter if needed.

More information


Canoe excursion at Fontenelle Forest – Saturday, August 18, 2018

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EVERYONE: Meet at Fontennelle Forest entrance at 9 am. Those canoeing will get wet. Those hiking will go sketch.

We will meet back at the main building for a lunch and meeting around NOON!


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National GNSI Conference, Washington DC, July 15-21, 2018 –  http://2018.conf.gnsi.org/


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The Great Plains Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators will be participating in the 2017 Bugfest at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Department of Entomology!


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Saturday, June 16: - Guided tour of Backyard Farmer Garden and sketching, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, East Campus, Lincoln Nebraska – http://byf.unl.edu


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The Great Plains Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators will be participating in the 2016 Bugfest at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Department of Entomology!


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University of Nebraska-Lincoln UNL Love Library's new exhibit "Celebrating 10 Years of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators – Great Plains Chapter" is on display now through November. Artists reception is Friday, Sept. 2 from 5 to 7 pm. Along with their artwork, members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Great Plains Chapter will also exhibit tools, specimens, and educational information about scientific illustration and their chapter. Artists include Christine Bielski, Brooke Bristow, Dana Clements, John Cody, Sally Cox, Patty McGrane Harms, Donna Hendrickson, MaryBeth Hinrichs, Lana Koepke Johnson, Donna Schimonitz, Rick Simonson, Sara Taliaferro and Judy Wu-Smart. 

Nebraska Today UNL News

Exhibit Coordinator is Melissa Sinner.


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The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference and Annual Meeting will be at the University of California - Santa Cruz on July 3-9, 2016. GNSI-GP members, Rick Simonson and Sara Taliaferro will be presenting. Rick will be giving a 50 minute presentation titled "Using the iPad® in a Science Illustration Workflow". Rick and Sara will be co-presenting "Galapagos Islands: Biology and Natural History" (50-min. presentation). Go to the conference website to register and learn more.


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Rhonda Nass will be teaching a colored pencil workshop. In celebration of our fabulous 10 years, we will be hosting Rhonda Nass, a nationally recognized colored pencil artist October 7-8, 2016 here in Lincoln on East Campus at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. See Rhonda's work here. Chapter members will have advanced registration (before anyone else) and a discount on workshop fees.

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2016 marks our 10th anniversary as an offical GNSI chapter. Whooo hooo!

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