|Susan Elmblad Rubin (Denver, Colorado, USA)|
Titan Arum or Corpse Flower, Flesh Fly
(Amorphophallus titanum, Sarcophagid species)
Mixed media (colored pencil, digital, pastel,
collage) on paper, 2011
Calling all natural science illustrators: The Focus on Nature XIII exhibition is accepting online entries through the rest of this month.
Says Patricia Kernan: "Focus on Nature is a juried biennial, international exhibit of natural history illustration. It began in 1990 with the intention of highlighting illustrations that are done in support of natural and cultural history research and education."
• a high degree of technical skill
• scientific accuracy
• aesthetic qualities, including composition
• a unique scientific and/or artistic viewpoint
• traditional, mixed media, or CG images OK
• a broad representation of artists
"1) Up to two submissions in any one subject [but no limit on media]. No more than a total of four entries will be considered. There is no entry fee for Focus on Nature. The artwork submission deadline is October 1, 2013."
Accepted artwork will be exhibited at the New York State Museum. See the FON website for exhibition dates.