Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, 2nd Edition

In 1966, Carolyn Bartlett Gast decided to organize the scattered scientific illustrators at the Smithsonian. By 1968, Gast had founded the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators with twenty-one members.

Today opens the 32nd Annual GNSI Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Much of the work of the guild (and their conference) is devoted to career concerns, communication, and technical and technological issues in scientific illustration. Still, drawing is fundamental and this year, Linda Feltner is leading a workshop on Drawing Live Animals.

In conjunction with the conference, a show of scientific illustrations is on display at North Carolina State University Libraries’ Special Collection Exhibit Gallery through the first week of August.

View a slideshow of selections from this exhibit of GNSI members work.