Monday, August 08, 2016

SONSI Presentation Day 2016: You're Invited!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Southern Ontario Science and Nature Illustrators cordially invite you to SONSI Presentation Day, 2016!

This fun-filled day will feature artist talks, demos and much much more!

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

When: September 10, 1 PM to 5 PM (preceded by an 11 AM business meeting for SONSI members)

Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery classroom, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON


Who: SONSI members and the public

Fee: There is no fee for this event.

To register: e-mail

There is a limit of 35 participants, so register soon!


10:30 AM: Room opens for SONSI members to arrive and set up for the members-only Annual General Meeting.

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM: SONSI’s AGM and lunch for SONSI members only. Coffee, tea, and lunch will be provided.

12:45 to 1 PM break; room open for arrival of Presentation Day attendees (public)

1 PM to 4:45 PM: Presentations (open to the public) – see descriptions below.  Light refreshments will be available mid-way through the presentations.

4:45-5 PM clean up and vacate room

Presentations schedule (approximate):
1:00 to 1:25 – Jessica Hsiung
1:30 to 2:10 – Kaleigh Bulford
2:15 to 3:00 – Emily S. Damstra
3:20 to 4:45 – various illustrators participating in the exhibit

Jessica Hsiung

Jessica created an interactive iBook with 3D animation for Whipple Operation patients, with the use of ZBrush, Maya, After Effects and iBooks Author. She will discuss her project and show us the result.

Jessica Hsiung is a recent graduate of the MSc Medical Art program, University of Dundee. She is currently freelancing as a medical and scientific illustrator.

Kaleigh Bulford

Introduction to Photoshop

With an overview of the user interface and basic file setup, Kaleigh will take us through her process on two illustrations and show us how to incorporate traditional media into a digital illustration.

Kaleigh Bulford is a freelance illustrator who has been working digitally since childhood. She has an eclectic mix of passions ranging from nature and wildlife, to zombies, unicorns and popular culture.

Emily S. Damstra

A successful grant application led to a self-directed project involving extensive research and the creation of a very large illustration. In this image-filled presentation, Emily will discuss the research, planning, execution, and purpose of her watercolour painting.

Emily S. Damstra has been a freelance illustrator for 16 years, exploring diverse subjects and participating in unique projects along the way. She has an MFA degree in Science Illustration from the University of Michigan.

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