About the Great Plains Chapter

        The Great Plains Chapter of Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Inc. (GNSI), based in Lincoln, Nebraska, was founded in 2006 and is made up of members from Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. The group began meeting in October, 2005. Meetings and events will be held six times per year. Our goal is to have bimonthly workshops, demos, field trips and host an exhibit in the fall. Members, and anyone interested in Scientific Illustration, are welcome to participate.

        Members of the GNSI, Inc. Great Plains Chapter are professional scientific illustrators and educators with an informal goal of education and outreach to generate awareness of our unique regional Great Plains ecosystems. Through our art and educational programs about the incredible environments in Nebraska, we encourage conservation and preservation while creating great art. We strive to make our artwork realistic, detailed and scientifically accurate while at the same time aesthetic and visually pleasing.

“Scientific Illustration is a marriage of science and art in a way that’s elegant and informative. I want the information to be beautiful, but if it doesn’t deliver the information, it’s ultimately a failure.” - Edward Bell, Art Director of Scientific American magazine


Recent Announcements

  • Chapter meeting and Painting with the VonMaggots workshop - Saturday September 6, 2014 Our next gathering will be on Saturday, September 6, at Pioneers Park Nature Center in Lincoln, NEhttp://lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/naturecenter/1230-130pm: Bring your own lunch ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2014, 11:33 AM by Lana Johnson
  • GNSI Great Plains March 2, 2013 Potluck, Chapter Meeting & Something Fun! GNSI Great Plains March 2, 2013 Potluck,  Chapter Meeting and something we haven't decided on yet!Our next gathering will be Saturday, March 2 at 1130 a.m. at ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2013, 1:16 PM by Jessica Kelling
  • GNSI Great Plains October 27 Fall Potluck , Play with Scratchboard and Chapter Meeting Our next gathering will be Saturday, October 27 at 1130 a.m. at Lana Johnson’s house for a potluck meal, meeting and a time to play with Scratchboard. Lana ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2012, 5:30 PM by Jessica Kelling
  • Feb. 2012 Meeting & Calligraphy Workshop GNSI Great Plains Chapter invites you to a Calligraphy workshop by Sally Cox on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 1-4 pm. in Lincoln, Nebraska. Exact location details being finalized ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2012, 8:45 AM by Jessica Kelling
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