The art is juried in on the basis of both artistic and scientific merit, and the show includes both digital and hand-painted images.
I was surprised and thrilled that my painting of Kosmoceratops for Scientific American won a jury award. I described how I made a maquette of the dinosaur to study the cast shadows and the dappled light in the forest interior.
The show also includes my original gouache preliminary study for the Australian dinosaur stamps.
All the attending artists had a wonderful opportunity to visit behind the scenes at the museum, and we had a look at the Native American artifacts in the archaeology collection.
Focus on Nature XIII officially opens to the public tomorrow and will be up through January 4, 2015 at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. Admission is free.
Download the PDF of the full catalog of the show.
Dorie Petrochko is launching a natural science illustration program at the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT.
There's a detailed making-of video of my painting Kosmoceratops, that you can order on DVD from Kunaki.com (shipped internationally) or from Amazon.com, or you can get the digital download of the video from Gumroad.