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Rivers to the Sea – 2020 Online Exhibit Opening

This year has brought some unprecedented challenges for everyone, and this year’s exhibit was impacted such that we cannot install it at Bartholomew’s Cobble as we originally intended. Hopefully, we will be able to have an in-person exhibit next year and everyone can get together to enjoy this beautiful collection of illustrations. The online exhibit opening will slowly be revealed as entries will be posted a few at a time over the month of September, hopefully with all of them being posted by the end of September. Please come check out the beautiful illustrations and share the link for the website with your friends and family.

2020 Newport Flower Show NESBA and GNSI-NE Art Exhibit

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions,
this event has been cancelled for 2020.

2020 Newport Flower Show Art Exhibit

Joint art exhibit with NESBA and GNSI-NE

The New England Society of Botanical Artists and GNSI-NE are once again teaming up for the art exhibit to take place at the 2020 Newport Flower Show which takes place at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island from Friday, June 19, 2020, through Sunday, June 21, 2020. The theme for this year’s show is Voices in the Garden and should provide plenty of inspiration for everyone to exercise their creativity in the celebration of gardens, gardeners and green thumbs.

Voices are like fingerprints. Each has a unique register and leaves an indelible signature. A garden is the reflection of the gardener’s voice. Whether that voice echoes the strength in mighty trees, the romance of fragrant flowers, or the laughter of bubbling water, all are still heard in great gardens. Celebrate the voices of great American gardeners at the Newport Flower Show!

Flower Show Dates and Times

    • Friday, June 19, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 20, 2020  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 21 2020 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

I want to participate, sign me up!!!!

We will hopefully be taking part in the 2021 Newport Flower Show next year. Check back in with us next spring.

Into the Woods Opening Reception | 2019 Themed Art Exhibition

Come and join GNSI-New England as we celebrate the Into the Woods opening reception of our 2019 themed art exhibition. This exhibit focuses on the ecological importance of our woodlands, including trees, and other flora, fauna, and fungi, as well as ecosystem processes and conservation. Several GNSI-NE members will be conducting various technique demonstrations during the opening. Drinks and refreshments will be available.

Our annual themed exhibit is instrumental in bringing our mission of combining art, education and science out into the public. Increasing public awareness completes the circle, by using our art to teach our viewers something that applies right here in their daily lives. We invite you to come meet the artists, explore the artwork they have created and learn there’s more to our local woodlands than just trees.

Into the Woods | 2019 GNSI Members Themed Art Exhibition

Into the Woods 2019 GNSI Members Themed Art Exhibition

If you’re in the Belmont, MA area, stop by Mass Audubon Habitat to see the latest art show by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators – NE Chapter. The theme of this educational exhibit is “Into the Woods” and depicts the ecological importance of woodlands, including trees and other flora, fauna, and fungi, as well as ecosystem processes and conservation. I guarantee you will not only enjoy the artwork of our members but also learn something important about our environment!

For example, did you know…..

Redwood forests are crucial in providing a healthy, stable climate. Studies show that redwoods capture more carbon dioxide (CO2) from our cars, trucks and power plants than any other tree on Earth. Through the process of photosynthesis, redwood trees transform carbon dioxide – the leading cause of accelerating climate change — into the oxygen we breathe. When redwoods are cut down, burned or degraded by human actions, they release much of their stored carbon back into the atmosphere and they can no longer transform CO2 into the oxygen we breathe. This is a double-whammy for the growing imbalance in the world’s carbon cycle and the climate’s stability.

The exhibit will be on display from October 1st through Oct 29th and the venue includes many beautiful hiking trails. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it as the Habitat property is beautiful!

Important dates and hours

  • The exhibit will be up from Tuesday, October 1, 2019 through Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
  • The exhibit opening reception and artist demonstrations is on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 6-8 PM.
  • Mass Audubon Habitat hours of operation are as follows: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Trails open daily, from dawn to dusk.
  • The exhibit takedown date is Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Mass Migrations Exhibit on the Move | Massasoit Community College Akillian Gallery

Mass Migrations Exhibit Opening reception is January 26, 2019, from Noon until 1:30 PM.

Mass migrations take place all over the world, yet when someone mentions mass migration, we are more likely to imagine huge herds of wildebeests and zebra on the plains of Africa than the visitors who come to our own backyards, ponds, rivers, forests and beaches right here in New England. You don’t have to go on a safari halfway around the globe to encounter a migratory species, sometimes you simply have to step out into your own yard. This themed art exhibit is focusing on various species who travel either to or through New England on their annual migratory paths. This theme will bring awareness and attention to the many varied species who visit New England all year round, where they come from, where they go and why.

This themed art exhibit has migrated from its first gallery appearance at the Great Ponds Gallery in the Lakeville Library to the Akillian Gallery at Massasoit Community College in Canton, MA. If you missed the first showing, now is your chance to see it in person.

Akillian Gallery hours:

  • Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM, or by appointment.

Mass Migrations | GNSI Members Themed Art Exhibition

Exhibit Opening reception is November 17, 2018 from 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM.

Mass migrations take place all over the world, yet when someone mentions mass migration, we are more likely to imagine huge herds of wildebeests and zebra on the plains of Africa than the visitors who come to our own backyards, ponds, rivers, forests and beaches right here in New England. You don’t have to go on a safari halfway around the globe to encounter a migratory species, sometimes you simply have to step out into your own yard.

This themed art exhibit is open to all GNSI-NE members and any national GNSI member who resides in New England (you do not have to be a New England Chapter member to exhibit). Any traditional media or digital illustrations are welcome. The works do not have to be strictly scientific in nature, they can be more fine art if you desire, so long as they feature a migratory species that meets the theme criteria.

Mass Migrations Theme

This themed art exhibit is focusing on various species who travel either to or through New England on their annual migratory paths. This theme will bring awareness and attention to the many varied species who visit New England all year round, where they come from, where they go and why.

Library hours:

  • Monday 10-8
  • Tuesday 10-8
  • Wednesday 10-6
  • Thursday 10-8
  • Saturday 10-2
  • Friday & Sunday CLOSED

Important exhibitor information

  • Delivery of artwork – if shipping your work in, it must be received from November 5th to November 9th. If you want to deliver in person, please contact Wendy to make arrangements prior to November 10th.