September 7
Exhibition Beautiful Maryland

We will participate in the exhibition that showcases pieces of the local members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Right by the Chesapeake Bay, at the Quiet Waters Park gallery, the show will be on display from August 27th until October 12th and it has a companion catalog. Drop by on September 7th for the opening from 2pm to 4pm.

 

August 5-12
Art Residency at the Huyck Preserve

The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station is one of the oldest in the state of New York and makes significant contribution to the environmental preservation and awareness of the region. This year we were selected to participate in the Com.En.Art, a natural history artist-in-residency program, dedicated to explore the preserve through scientific illustration.

July 16-18
Brazilian Science Illustration Meeting in Florianópolis

We were invited to participate in the southern Brazilian meeting for science illustration that took place in the beautiful island of Florianópolis. The exhibit "Anatomy of an Illustration" in which we took part was accompanied by an educational catalog in which every piece is described by the author regarding its creation and purpose. Read the interview about the conference here (in Portuguese).

 
2013  

October 5, 6, 12 and 13
Science illustration Workshop

The Butterfly House of the Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon will host the third edition of our Science Illustration Workshop. More information about the program and registration (in Portuguese) here. Don't miss the trailer from the two last editions here!

 

August 17
Anatomy of Sports Day

The National Museum of Health and Medicine promoted this event where scientific illustrators painted the major muscle groups in the body of athletes specializing in different sports. It was our pleasure to paint the back and leg muscles on Chris Draft, former NFL football player – photo

Anatomy of Sports Day

July 29-31
EVA London 2013 Conference

London welcomed our participation at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference where we presented the talk related to our doctoral research "Augmented Reality Facilitating Visual Literacy for Engagemnt with Science in Museums". The paper published in the proceedings can be read and downloaded here.

 

July 7-11
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Conference in Bar Harbor, ME

 

April 17-20 and May 19-22
Museums and the Web and American Alliance of Museums Conferences

Our doctoral researcher is presenting great opportunities of being in new places and meeting inspiring and talented colleagues. It was our pleasure to participate in two of the major reference conferences related to museums and their communities.

 

April 16
Column Visual Nature

Visual Loop, a reference platform for all information visualization invited us to write a regular column on the subject of scientific illustration. Thus was born Visual Nature, a bi-monthly collaboration that began with this post.

 

February 6
Correio do Minho

This local newspaper published an interview about our work and current projects (pdf 2.3 Mb).

 

January 19 - February 24
Exhibit Science and Art

The scientific communication project from the University of Porto Ciência 2.0 promoted a science art competition in different categories - illustration, photography, animation, documentary, multimedia art and fine art - in which we were part of the selection jury. All the chosen pieces were on display at the National Museum Soares dos Reis, in Porto.

 
2012  

December 22
Careers in Science: Diversity against Adversity
We were invited to participate in this conference organized by three associations (PAPS, PARSUK e FIIP) dedicated to support and develop the presence of Portuguese students and researchers abroad. We'll be part of a round table discussing the professional challenges and benefits of studying and working in the United States.

 

December 20
Interview for the blog Visual Loop
Read here and here the two parts of the interview about some of our current and future projects at the blog Visual Loop dedicated to data visualization and infographics.

 

November 30 - December 1
I International Conference in Illustration and Animation (CONFIA)
It took place in the beautiiful costal location of Ofir the first international conference in illustration and animation, that we attended to be informed on the latest projects and developments.

 

October 27
Beginning of the school year of the Drawing Master Program at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon where we teach Scientific Drawing

 

October 15-20
Promotion of the 4th National Meeting of Illustration e Parallel Exhibition
The fifth edition of the National Meeting of Illustration in São João da Madeira was sponsored by Delta Cafés, a coffee production and distribution company. One of our illustrations was chosen to be displayed in the promocional sugar packets created for the meeting that can be seen here. Two other illustrations of ours were included in the Parallel Exhibition that took place in the São João da Madeira library during the Meeting.

Pacote açúcar promocional do 5 ENI

September 3-26
Exhibition Il-lustraciència
At the library of the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona was on display a selection of the best illustration pieces from the competition set by the Catalan Association for Science Communication, including our piece Cotton Headed Tamarin. Watch the promo video here.

 

August 10
Interview for the online newspaper Ciência Hoje
Read here the interview about some of our current and future projects.

 

July 31-September 2
Exhibition Among Caterpillars and Butterflies
The students of the Science Illustration Workshop at Borboletário, the butterfly house in Lisbon, that we conducted on June 30 and July 1, 7 and 8, presented their work at the National Museum of Natural History and Science, during the month of August.

Scientific Illustration Workshop at the Borboletário

July 5
Poster Think of a Number for Champalimaud Foundation

Once again we worked with the Ar Team of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program for the creation of the promotional poster of their public event, under the theme Think of a Number.

Workshop Ilustração Científica no Borboletário

July
Super Interessante magazine

The article Active Neurons (pdf 277 Kb) featured the study by a team of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program researching the action brain cells can promote without physical motion involved, and includes our illustration Mind Control, a parody to the two kinds of mice that take part in our lives.

Mind Control

June 30, July 1, 7 and 8
Science illustration Workshop

The Butterfly House of the Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon hosted our Science Illustration Workshop. The classes covered the use of watercolors in science illustration and made use of live and collection specimens.

Workshop Ilustração Científica no Borboletário

May 30
Judges Special Award for the Animation video Me and My Body

The House of Sciences is a databank for educational multimedia contents of different scientific areas used in classes by teachers. Every year a distinguished panel of judges awards the best contents for their originality, quality and teaching value. The animation video Me and My Body won the Judges Special Award!

Workshop Ilustração Científica no Borboletário

June 24
Poster Human 2.0 for Champalimaud Foundation

We worked with the Ar team of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program for the creation of the promotional poster of their public event, under the theme Human 2.0.

Workshop Ilustração Científica no Borboletário

April 19
United Nations 2012 Endangered Species Stamp Series is out
It is finally out for sale the awaited 2012 stamp collection of the Endangered Species series yearly published by the United Nations Postal Administration. For purchase or display here and here.

United Nations Stamps

Abril 11
Launching of the book Exuberâncias da Caixa Preta

It was launched the book for which we wrote an article dedicated to the life and illustration work of Ramón y Cajal, prominent neuroscientist from the early 20th century. This book comes after an exhibition surrounding the work of Charles Darwin "The Express of the Emotions in Man and Animals".

 

April 4
Interview for Visão magazine

The renowned weekly magazine featured an article about Scientific Illustration in Portugal with our interview and highlighting the Endangered Species stamp collection project commissioned by the United Nations. Downloadable here (1 Mb)

 

March 22
Project Ciência 2.0 is launched

This project we are collaborating with aims for the public engagement with science through a multiplatform approach, starting with an appealing and active website and the official presentation of the project at the Porto University annual festival. Several online newspaper reported the event, namely Ciência Hoje, JPN e Porto Canal.

Ciência 2.0

February 21
Interview for TV program Nativos Digitais

Nativos Digitais is a program about the digital media broadcasted on TV channel RTP2 and dedicated one edition to talking about illustration, which included our interview about science illustration. Don't miss it on minute 11'50 here.

Nativos Digitais

January 22-27
Media coverage of the UNPA 2012 Endangered Species Stamp series project

The online newspaper P3 published an article about the stamp collection we designed for the United Nations Postal Administration; and so two other online newspaper, Boas Notícias and No Feminino-Negócios. The TV channels SIC and SIC Notícias broadcasted an interview recorded at the Lisbon Zoo about the invitation to the project and its development.

 

January 23
ScienceOnline 2012 Art Show Judges Special Award!

The illustration elephant eared chamaleon, included in the 2012 UNPA Endangered Species Stamp Series, was awarded the Judges Special Award at the ScienceOnline 2012 Art Show.

elephant eared chameleon

January
United Nations 2012 Endangered Species Stamp Series
The United Nations Postal Administration commissioned us to design the 2012 edition of their ongoing Endangered Species Stamp series. This commemorative edition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the collection will be available for sale on April 19 and some of the illustrations can be viewed here.

United Nations 2012 ENdangered Species Stamp collection
2011  

November 4-5
Congress of the Association Europénne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques

We met other European scientific and medical illustrators at the AEIMS annual conference held in Strasbourg and conducted a presentation on an upcoming book project.

 

October 19-22
4th National Meeting of Illustration
A prestigious event in the Portuguese illustration market. We participated in the exhibition with three pieces created specially for the Meeting and also in a discussion panel about international illustration.

4º Encontro Nacional Ilustração

September 6-25
Exhibition Among Caterpillars and Butterflies
The students of the Science Illustration Workshop at Borboletário, the butterfly house in Lisbon, that we conducted on July 2, 3, 9 and 10, presented their work at the National Museum of Natural History in Lisbon.

exhibition Among Caterpillars and Butterflies

Awards Ciencia en Acción
The animation video Me and My Body won the First Prize on the Educational Materials Category!

 

July 28
Animation Video Me and My Body

It is available online the animation video we directed, illustrated and animated, commissioned by Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Me and My Body is an appealing and accurate way to learn about cells and the different methods used by scientists in their research. It will be used as educational material in Portuguese schools.

eu e o meu corpo
July 25
Pavilion of Knowledge Anniversary

To celebrate the Pavilion of Knowledge 12th anniversary we were commissioned to illustrate 12 beautifully written texts by author António Piedade. They were hanging on a rope for anyone to take home during this celebratory day.
mineral architect text
July 2, 3, 9 and 10
Science Illustration Workshop

Lagartagis, the butterfly house of the botanical garden of the University of Lisbon promoted a 4-day workshop which covered different black and white techniques and used collection and live specimens during the exercises.
Science Illustration Workshop at Borborletário

June 18
Continente's Picnic

A well-known supermarket chain–Continente–promoted a one day event devoted to agriculture by exhibiting in one of the main avenues in Lisbon a parade of farm animals and horticultural plants. We contributed to the open air museum with illustrations for 7 panels informing on some of major inflictions caused by pest insects and diseases in crops.

Mega Picnic Continente
April
Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques

Diana Marques is now part of the Administration Board of the Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS) as Vice-President for Portugal. AEIMS is a prestigious association of medical and scientific illustrators that promotes the contact between european professionals, standing for their work and rights.

April
Resurgence Magazine
Our illustration "a pond's life" was chosen by the english nature magazine Resurgence to be included in one of the articles, on the printed and online versions.

fundo de um lago

March 31
Deadline of the Competition "Agrobiotechnology and Biodiversity"
Once again the Center for Biotechnological Information commissioned us to create the illustrations and design for the upcoming competition aimed at high school students

February 18
Conference Drawing-Knowing How to Draw, Fine Arts Faculty, Lisbon
A full day of presentations thought over the differences between drawing and knowing how to draw, in the appropriate setting of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon. We contributed with a reflection on scientific drawing and the proceedings will be published soon.

February 17-19
International Conference Crossings in Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
The Center for Image in Science and Art of the University of Lisbon presented the work and results of its research project during a three day event that closed with a seminar entirely dedicated to Scientific Illustration we participated in. The proceedings will be published soon.

International Conference Crossings - Image in Science and Art
2010  

October 16
Beginning of the school year of the Drawing Master Program at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon where we teach Scientific Drawing

July 11-17
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC

July 22-25
III Brazilian Science Illustration Meeting in Brasília, Brazil
We were delighted to be invited once again to participate in this meeting where we taught two workshops on digital techniques and had two pieces included in the exhibition.

III Encontro Brasileiro Ilustradores Científicos

May 22
Celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity at the Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon
Throughout the country several events promoted biodiversity to society, stressing its importance, how threatened it is and the pressing need for its conservation. Our work was commissioned to be on display and contributed to bring biodiversity closer to blind people through raised-line illustrations.

Ano Biodiversidade 2010

May 22
Opening of the Natural History Store in Lisbon
Close to the Natural History Museum of Lisbon, this well located store is the first of its kind in Portugal and offers, among other things, books, fossils, 3D models... and, of course, originals and reproductions of our scientific illustrations and of other artists.

April 24
Introduction to Science Illustration Workshop at the Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito in Algés, Portugal

April 30
Deadline of the Competition "Stem Cells–Elixir of Eternal Youth?"
Promoted by the Center for Biotechnological Information aiming high school students and using our design and illustration for advertising.

Concurso Células Estaminais
2009  

December 8
2010 Council of Europe Museum Prize awarded to the Portimão Museum
This award has been given annually for 30 years to a museum judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding of European cultural heritage. The Portimão Museum, which displays some of our illustrations in the permanent exhibit, is the second Portuguese institution to be distinguished.

 

November 19
Opening of the exhibition Adventure of the Earth at the National Museum of Natural History of Lisbon
Visitors of all ages can experience a unique adventure through the origins of our life and planet in an engaging and long term exhibition. We collaborated extensively with illustrations for the over 300 ft long exhibition wall and with the planning and creation of the phylogenetic tree that includes real specimens!

Adventure of the Earth exhibition
November 5-7
Congress of the Association Europénne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques
"Visualizing the World of Science" was the theme for the AEIMS conference in Milan, Italy, an enriching experience that covered the most recent developments in scientific visualization. Our presentation was entitled "collaborating with the Smithsonian" and we reflected on the different roles science illustrators perform today
Conference AEIMS
September 25
Researchers' Night 2009
This European Union initiative allows citizens to get closer to researchers by promoting numerous and engaging activities. "Setting the Stage" was the theme in Portugal and invited researchers to communicate their work in a theater environment. We created a mural for the event that was the delight of younger ones using an original technique
ResearchersNightMural
July 6
Opening of the member exhibition of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the Acadian Archives, Fort Kent, ME
Our illustration of the predicted moth Xanthopan morganii and the orchid Angraecum sesquipedale was selected by the jury to be part of the exhibition which opens at the beginning of the 2009 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Conference
 
February 12
Opening of the exhibition Darwin's Evolution at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Museum in Lisbon, Portugal
The exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species. It included our illustration on the famous coevolution example of the predicted moth Xanthopan morganii and the orchid Angraecum sesquipedale
Darwin moth
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2008  
November 20
Opening of the permanent one-man show at the Science Center of Sintra, Portugal
The Center permanently exhibits reproductions of 12 of our illustrations
Science Center in Sintra
November 17
Publishing of the article “A Look at Science Illustration in Brazil”
Included in the Journal of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Written by us, it covers the history of science illustration in Brazil and our participation at the II Brazilian Science Illustration Meeting (pdf-768 Kb)
 
November 11
Launching of the website of the exhibition Written in Bone at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Several illustrations were commissioned to include on the educational activities for teachers and students that visit the exhibition website. See one of the illustrations and activities (pdf-2.9 Mb)
human race comparison
September 27
Opening of the Sant Ocean Hall
Permanent exhibition of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution displaying the animation video on the evolution of whales.
See one of the illustrations and the animation video (click the thumbnail)
whale evolution animation
August 8
Opening of the Museum of Portimão
The Museum of Portimão is located in the south of Portugal and uses the facilities of an old fish canning factory to inform visitors about the canning industry and the process by which fish is caught, prepared and preserved. The museum commissioned us to create several illustrations that educate on the anatomy of fish used in the canning industry and that are used as appealing decoration for the museum’s exhibition. See one of the illustrations here
sardines
July 20-26
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Conference in Ithaca, NY
We participated in the conference with a presentation about the Ocean Hall of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and how the illustrations in the animation video about the evolution of whales were produced
 
July 16-18
II Brazilian Science Illustration Meeting in Curitiba, Brazil
The organizing committee invited us to be part of the discussion panel on the meeting’s theme “Science Illustration and Nature Preservation” and also to teach a workshop on using digital techniques to create science illustrations. We also gave a presentation about the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators discussing its history, events and members
 
May 8
Opening of the 14th Juried Exhibition of the Illustrators Club at the Edison Place Art Gallery in Washington DC
The Illustrators Club promotes the business of art and illustration in the Greater DC area and hosts biannual exhibitions of local artists work. The piece “Mackerels” was selected by a distinguished jury to be part of the exhibition and is included in the color catalogue
mackerels
April 17
Opening of the exhibition X Focus on Nature at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY
Focus on Nature (FON) is a biannual exhibition of scientific, natural and cultural history with very high quality standards and intense international participation. The piece “Sardines” was selected by a distinguished jury to be part of the exhibition and is included in the color catalogue
sardines
March 27-30
Introduction to Science Illustration Workshop at the Lusófona University in Lisbon, Portugal
The Biology Student Union of the Lusófona University invited us to teach an introductory workshop covering the basic principles of science illustration and using graphite and ink techniques. Participants from all over the country attended the workshop
 
March 15-18
XII National Meeting of Biology Students in Braga, Portugal
The organizing committee of the Meeting invited us to teach an introductory workshop covering the basic principles of science illustration and using graphite as a technique to produce illustrations. A digital exhibition of part of our portfolio was on display for the duration of the Meeting
 
February 14
Opening of the permanent exhibition “Butterflies and Plants: partners in evolution” at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
This exhibition acclaimed by the public features a live butterfly house and the accompanying panels educate on the coevolution of butterflies and plants, screening several examples from nature. The exhibition is decorated with 5 feet wide monarch butterflies drawn by us and mounted by the museum in three-dimensional wire structures that capture the visitor’s gaze. We also produced illustrations of moths and butterflies to create two animations that were played on the exhibition's website
monarch butterfly
palamedes swallowtail
Darwin predicted moth
January 16
Election of Diana Marques as the Program Coordinator of the Guild of Natural Science Illustration–DC Chapter, Washington DC
The GNSI-DC Chapter holds monthly meetings and promotes science illustration related events (lectures, fieldtrips) for local artists
 
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2007  
December 1
Member of the jury of the Society for Technical Communication, Washington DC
The Society for Technical Communication is an international organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences. Local chapters hold local competitions, which select the pieces that advance to the international competitions. We were invited to participate in the DC Chapter jury for the Technical Art category
 
October 13
MexicoFest at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Festival promoted by the Latino Program of the Museum to expose the culture, traditions and natural richness of Mexico. We participated by demonstrating traditional techniques of science illustration applied to specimens of Mexican marine mammals and designed a poster about the mammals of North and Central America
mexicofest
July 16
Opening of the member exhibition of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the Montana State University, Bozeman MT
The accompanying exhibitions of the annual GNSI meetings are usually marked by the high quality standards of the jury that selects the applicant pieces to be on display. The piece “Sardines”was selected to be part of the exhibition and won the Members Choice Award
sardines
July 15-21
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Conference in Bozeman MT
We participated in the conference’s Technique Showcase demonstrating how to use the software Fontographer to create computer typefaces
 
July 13
Article “Illustrating Nature” at Science Careers from the journal Science
The online publication Science Careers from the renowned scientific journal Science published an article about our work and career, describing education and professional experience and featuring several images
 
June 1
Completion of the Scientific Diving Course of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Sponsored by the Invertebrate Zoology Department this course allowed to conduct fieldwork on marine sponges at the station Carrie Bow Cay in Belize. The work consisted of acquiring and manipulating photographic images and video for scientific research
 
February 10
FossilFest at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Festival promoted by the Paleontology Department of the Museum to promote Paleontology to the general public. We participated with a demonstration on how to use microscopes to create paleontological illustrations and designed a poster about paleontological illustration. We also painted 6ft tall panels for the Festival activities
trilobite
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2006  
December 10
Conclusion of the 3D Animation: Maya Course at the Corcoran College of Art+Design, Washington DC
The Corcoran College of Art + Design Continuing Education Programs provide students with the opportunity to expand their academic curriculum attending high level classes with prestigious professors
 
October 6
Lecture at the Department of Entomology of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia PA, on entomological illustration
 
July 30 – August 5
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Conference in Madison WI
We lectured on the illustration and translation project about the work of the French entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre unveiling the first illustration produced for the project and the creation of the computer typeface Fabre
glowworm
Fabre typeface
July 5
Opening of the Member Exhibition of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the Ebling Library of the University of Wisconsin in Madison WI
The piece “A pond's life”was selected by the jury to be part of the exhibition
a ponds life
June 21
Opening of the science illustration exhibition at the Natural History Museum of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Organized and promoted by several professional and amateur Portuguese illustrators it included several pieces among which “Spinnerets”
spider spinnerets
June 3
I Science Communication Meeting in Portugal at the Science Gulbenkian Institute, Oeiras, Portugal
The first event of its kind in Portugal it counted with the presence of well-known national and international science communication professionals. The lecture “Communicating Science Through Images” was chosen by the jury to be part of the selective panel of presentations
Science Communication Meeting
March 29
Beginning of the Introduction to Digital Science Illustration Workshop at the Center for the Research and Studies of Anatomy and Science Illustration, Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon, Portugal
First workshop ever available in Portugal on using digital media for the production of scientific illustrations. We created the contents and syllabus and instructed this 10-week program
Introduction to Digital Science Illustration Workshop
February 4
Opening of the exhibition Image Lab at the Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal
Among the 700 applications to a science photography competition 34 were chosen to compose this high quality exhibition that showcases some of the best science images created in 2006 in Portugal. Wockia chewbacca was proudly part of the display that is now on tour around the country and has been visited by over 5000 people
Image Lab exhibition
SEM moth head
January 6
Publishing of the article “The Twenty-Six Letters in Science Illustration” at the monthly newsletter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Written by us as the development of the subject studied to present at the GNSI annual conference in 2005. It covers our long time interest in the combination of words/texts using calligraphy/computer typefaces with science illustrations (pdf-3.4 Mb)
 
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2005  
September 17
Bugfest at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Festival promoted by the Entomology Department of the Museum to promote Entomology to the general public. We participated by demonstrating digital techniques to create insect illustrations and created some of the activities for the visitors
 
August 7-13
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Conference in Bar Harbor ME
We lectured on the combination of words/texts using calligraphy/computer typefaces with science illustrations with the presentation “The 26 Letters in Science Illustration”. A long time favorite subject of ours, we studied the history of the alphabet and the evolution of combining words and images, also analyzing current science illustrations that use that blend
26 letters in science illustration
March 15
Conclusion of the Course on Creating Computer Typefaces at the Visual Art, Design and Marketing Institute, Lisbon, Portugal
 
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2004  
December 15
Conclusion of the projects at the Paleontology Division of the American Museum of Natural History, NY
We worked on traditional and digital media illustrations and photography for the research project of Dr. Eugene Gaffney, principal investigator of Paleontology Division and specialist in the study of fossil turtles
fossil turtle skull
November 6
Opening of the exhibition “Insects and Art” at the Sherwell Center of the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
The poster on the history of entomological illustration “The Importance of Entomological Illustration: Worth a Thousand Words” was showcased at the exhibition (pdf-684 Kb)
 
August 15-20
XXII International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia
We participated at the poster session with “The Importance of Entomological Illustration: Worth a Thousand Words” (pdf-684 Kb)
 
August 15
Conclusion of the projects at the Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia
Worked on traditional media illustrations for the research project of Dr Tony Ewart at the Entomology Section and for Dr Peter Davie at the Crustacean Section
cicada
crab
June 15
Conclusion of the Certificate Program of Scientific Illustration at the University of California in Santa Cruz
The one-year Certificate Program of Scientific Illustration in Santa Cruz is the most prestigious science illustration program in the United States and instructs just a few selected students every year, preparing them for the challenges of the career and capacitating them with the fundamental skills and techniques to excel in the profession
 
May 1
Opening of the exhibition Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA
Organized and prepared by the professors and students of the Certificate Program of Scientific Illustration at the University of California in Santa Cruz this yearly exhibition showcases the students' work produced during the Program. Several pieces were on display including “trompe l’oeil”
trompe l'oeil
Santa Cruz Exhibition
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