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Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Virtual Conference 2020
Dates: Aug 8 & 9th, 2020


It’s time to prepare a mini portfolio for GNSI’s first Virtual Portfolio Share! Submit your work by June 30 to be included in the campaign on our Facebook page (@GNSIart), and join the #sciartportfolioweek tweetstorm on our Twitter (@GNSIorg) from July 13-19.

On Facebook: 

The conference portfolio share is a time of camaraderie and an opportunity to see the variety and style that each GNSI member brings to the field. This year we are bringing the portfolio share online. Visit our Facebook page from July 13th - 26th to enjoy a gallery of portfolios from GNSI members who submitted work for our first virtual portfolio share.

On Twitter: #sciartportfolioweek

The portfolio share takes Twitter by storm! Let’s dedicate the week of July 13-19 to flooding Twitter with science art. Twitter is already a great spot for science artists to meet and be found, but it helps to drum up some extra excitement now and again. Both GNSI members and non-members are invited to share their work and connect with the community.

There are three simple guidelines to participate in #sciartportfolioweek. Every day from July 13th - 19th we ask that you:

  1. Tweet 3 pieces of your own sciart

  2. Retweet 3 works from other people in the hashtag #sciartportfolioweek or #sciart

  3. Tag your Tweets with #sciartportfolioweek

Wondering what to submit? Anything #sciart! We encourage you to interpret sciart as broadly as you’d like. Share scientific illustrations, sketchbooks, comics, sculptures, and more! All visual displays of science and nature are welcome.

The GNSI Twitter account will be retweeting artists in the hashtag throughout the event. We hope to see you there!

If you have questions about either portion of the event, please contact Jenn Deutscher at [email protected].

Here are two wonderful examples of submissions from Beatriz Martin, who not only beautifully illustrated some animals but resurrected a trilobite in bread! (Images © Beatriz Martin Visuals)

 Recipe and instructions to make a trilobite shaped bread by Beatriz MartinPortfolio sample from Beatriz Martin showing a duck head, a songbird, a duckling and an otter.