Annual Exhibit: Share your talents with a west-coast audience!gallery

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The 2011 GNSI Annual Exhibit will be held on the campus of The Evergreen State College, at the Evergreen Gallery. This lovely facility is located right next to the main library on campus, which will make it very convenient for our conference as well as the population of students and teachers. In fact, the staff is so excited to host the show that they've invited us to keep the exhibit up through mid-October to ensure that the fall-term students get a chance to see it too.

The Evergreen Gallery opened in spring of 2009. You can read more about it, and see a slideshow of the opening day, at http://www.evergreen.edu/gallery.

Entries for the 2011 GNSI Annual Exhibit were due on April 1, 2011. Thanks to the many talented folk who submitted their work! Take a moment to read about the five jurors who are charged with the difficult task of choosing which work will be on display in the gallery.

See a slideshow of the selected work.

Gail Baker is Assistant Professor of Biology in the Science Division of Lane Community College. She is very active in building community connections with science; for example, she directs the students in her spring Plant Ecology and Botany classes to identify and label hundreds of wildflower specimens for the annual Wildflower Festival in Eugene, Oregon. Her students credit her with raising the awareness and enthusiasm of the local population, and inspiring them to do effective conservation. Gail recently took a sabbatical to tour the wildflower festivals of Western Australia to learn more about how to effectively harness public enthusiasm for botany.

April DeLaurier works in the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. She works on zebrafish as a model for craniofacial development. "My specific research interests are in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that generate shape diversity within the skeleton, and how these processes can be disrupted in developmental diseases such as cleft palate disorder," she elaborates.

Ron Hodges is an entomologist, retired from the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory. His professional interests are the systematics of microlepidoptera, particularly superfamily Gelechioidea.  Ron has been involved with the publication series The Moths of North America since 1969, and serves as president and managing director of the Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, a public nonprofit foundation, which publishes the series. "My wife, Elaine, was a fine artist and scientific illustrator.  She was a scientific illustrator in the Department of Entomology in the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institution for 20 years.  She was one of the founding members of the GNSI and was very active in the Guild.  And, she edited and produced The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration; so, in a second hand manner I am very familiar with scientific illustration," he adds.

Susan Lowdermilk is a printmaker and book artist working primarily in relief media such as woodcut and wood engraving. She is part of the Art and Applied Design faculty at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon, where she teaches studio art and graphic design courses. Her work appears in many public collections of artist books including the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library as well as many university collections. Her work is also represented in galleries throughout the United States.

Richard Taylor is a Professor of Physics, Psychology and Art at the University of Oregon. Taylor has studied nature’s patterns in a diverse range of research fields, including psychology, physiology, physics, geography, architecture and art. Taylor uses his interests in nature’s patterns to encourage collaborations between science and art and to promote public awareness of science. His work has been the subject of television documentaries, popular press articles, magazine articles, and ten popular science books. He regularly gives lectures around the world, commissioned by organizations as diverse as the Nobel Foundation, the Royal Society and prestigious art galleries such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in Venice.

Notice of acceptance will be delivered to artists by Monday, May 2, 2011. The exhibit will be on view from July 10 - Oct. 9, 2011. (Gallery hours are limited during summer term.) Please join us at the exhibit reception, which will take place on Monday, July 11, 2011, from 7-9 pm. 



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