Guild of Natural Science Illustrators- California (GNSI)
â€œNatural Expressionsâ€ Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Oils GNSI is a non-profit organization founded at the Smithsonian Institution in 1968. The Guild sets high professional standards for its membership, provides opportunities for professional and scholarly development, encourages and assists member networking, and promotes the art of scientific illustration. GNSI-California is the second-oldest chapter on the West Coast, and comprises illustrators throughout Northern California. Our meeting locations have included The Oakland Museum of California, and the Science Illustration Program studio facilities located at UC, Santa Cruz. We offer workshops and field trips, lectures and demonstrations by professional illustrators, as well as opportunities for group exhibitions. Our current membership specializes in myriad subject matter ranging from birds and botanicals, to oceanic specimens and medicine. Membersâ€™ illustrations can be found in: text books, field guides, technical manuals, websites, museum exhibits, interpretive signs, scientific journals, and popular magazine articles, among other venues.