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The Oregon chapter of GNSI’s show at the Coos Art Museum during December and January was a great opportunity to show our work in a corner of the state we don’t typically get to… The Coos Art Museum is a lovely facility housed in the historic post office in down town Coos Bay. According to the staff, it is the only actual art museum on the west coast north of San Francisco!    ...

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Huge thanks to member Carol Cassidy for the great silverpoint workshop at the Vancouver Public Library on Oct. 8. We had a great time and learned a lot! We especially appreciated the opportunity to “cross pollinate” with members of the Oregon Botanical Artists group! Carol discussed the historical and technical aspects of silverpoint in really good detail in the morning, and then we spent the afternoon making our own silverpoint...

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Final details on the silverpoint workshop taught by GNSI-Oregon member Carol Cassidy! RSVP to gnsi.oregon@gmail.com by Sept. 23 to hold a space.  The workshop will be open to the public, but we have first dibs until that date. When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver, WA 98660 What: All things silverspoint, including exploring different grounds on which to do...

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Awesome, amazing visit with Paul Engelmeyer of the Portland Audubon Society / The Nature Conservancy in and around Yachats yesterday! We got an overview of the conservation strategies and work he’s been involved in – really too numerous to list (marine reserves, seabird protection areas, watershed councils, Important Bird Area designations, wilderness designations, etc.). We went to the Cape Perpetua overlook and we...

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Our next get-together is on Sunday, Aug. 14. Terri Nelson has been working with the Portland Audubon Society’s Paul Engelmeyer to set up this excursion – thanks so much, Terri! Here’s the latest info from Paul: Hello Nora, Sunday the 14th is best for me – will you all be renting a house, driving down that morning or camping – how about meeting at 10am at the Green Salmon then head to the top of Cape Perpetua – the...

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We enjoyed fellowship, bird-watching, and Terri Nelson’s fantastic presentation at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro on Sunday, June 12. Members present included Alice Hill, who kindly organized the event, Janet Parker, Cindy Kranich, Heidi Kunkel and Nora Sherwood. We were given a tour of the wonderful specimens by a volunteer at the preserve, and then took ourselves on a little bird-watching trip. We came back...

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Join us on Sunday, June 12, for a day at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve for sketching, bird watching, networking, and a presentation by Terri Nelson on her recent Antarctic adventures (read more on her Polar South blog). We will be at the Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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It was a great meeting – the fellowship and learning about each other was great! We did introductions and reviewed each other’s portfolios. The museum tour and illustrations discussion Kris was going to give was not possible as they had been removed for museum refurbishing.  So she gave a very short overview of how she worked for the museum and led the group to the newer exhibit hall where she had illustrations of Pleistocene...

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A Day at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon, Eugene April 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We have booked a meeting room inside the museum, so that will be our headquarters for the day The meeting is free for members / $5 for non-members Everybody needs to pay the museum entrance fee at the door, which is $5 / $3 seniors If you plan to attend, please let me (Nora – nora@frii.com) know by April 18....

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  Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge –  Sept 11-13, 2015 Sept 11, 2015 A small group of GNSI Oregon members gathered in Newport at the Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center for the opening of our Tidal Waters Exhibit. It was very nicely hung and there were quit a few people who came to see it that evening and talked with the artists who were present. Thank you to the artists who participated in this exhibit: Kris Kirkeby,...

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Growiser Field Trip  –   May 29-30 www.growiser.net                                                                 Three small cabins at the Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area was our base camp from which we did two separate hikes.  This campground was the crossing area in 1812 for trappers and traders of the Astor Overland expedition under the leadership of Wilson Price Hunt. Later the Oregon Trail emigrants followed the...

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The GNSI Oregon group met in Eugene, Oregon on November 16, 2014 at the beautiful home of Kris Kirkeby where she graciously hosted a workshop on scanning, stitching and printing your own artwork. The workshop was led by Catherine Alexander and Janet Parker. Attending participants were: Erika Milo, Nora Sherwood, Kristine Kirkeby and Joann Carrabbio. The meeting began with a background introduction of all attendees. Catherine Alexander...

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Earlier this month we had 11 enthusiastic members enjoying the beauty and solitude of Malheur Wildlife Refuge We rented 3 trailers at the field station, which turned out a perfect accommodation for our group.   We all arrived at various times Friday night. Saturday we spent the day exploring the east side of Steens Mountians, stopping at some small lakes to bird watch and then onto the Micky Hot Springs to see steam vents and mud...

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