GNSI Annual Exhibit is proud to have five distinguished judges this year. Judges are selected to represent various backgrounds in art, science, education, and communication.
Fernando G. Baptista
Fernando holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of País Vasco, Spain. In 2007 he became part of the graphics team at National Geographic Magazine in Washington D.C. He is an associate professor of University of Navarra, Spain and has taught in many conferences and workshops around Europe, Middle East, United States and Latin America. He works using a mix of traditional illustrations, sculptures and digital. In 2012, he was named one of the top 5 Most influential graphic artist of the last 20 years in the infographic world. He has won more than 200 awards in international competition, including the Peter Sullivan award, best known as “The Pulitzer” for infographics. He has been nominated to the Emmy awards two times for his stop motions animations. His illustrations are found in several museums and books.
For 15 years, Edward Bell guided the evolution of science illustration and information graphics as Art Director of Scientific American magazine. His tenure there included the overseeing of two major redesigns. In addition to shaping the magazine’s elegant style, Mr. Bell has also written for the magazine and produced some of its first videos and animations. He is currently Contributing Art Director to the magazine. He has also been adjunct professor at Polytechnic University of Brooklyn, and he lectures yearly at California State University at Monterey on digital and scientific illustration. He currently maintains a design studio, Matrix Design, in New York. He is the author of the award-winning iPad book/app “Journey to the Exoplanets”, an interactive visual look at some of the more than 2,000 extrasolar planets discovered in our galaxy. For the last few years he has produced realistic animations depicting the surfaces of planets for the NOVA television series.
With a BFA in Medical Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2004), Chris specializes in general scientific visualizations and research science as a Senior Scientific Illustrator at Science Magazine in Washington D.C.
Chris joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the publisher of Science Magazine, in the fall of 2005. His work has won numerous awards and been recognized at the Association of Medical Illustrators. He works almost 100% digitally, heavily utilizing three- dimensional production workflows and focuses on infographics and didactic figures.
Eli Dwek is a theoretical astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He specializes in modeling the evolution of stars, galaxies, and interstellar dust, and their effects on the radiation we see from space. He is also an artist. His artistic renderings of scientific instruments and spacecraft are part of the exhibit: "Exploration of the Universe” at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer as well as a curator for Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, based in Washington, DC. Since 2004, Tanguy has curated over 100 exhibitions and six permanent collections for U.S. diplomatic facilities overseas. Recent independent exhibitions include the Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art and the 20th anniversary exhibition for The Kreeger Museum as well as an ongoing exhibition program for the American Center for Physics, College Park, Maryland. In addition to exhibition-related essays, she contributes to Sculpture and Metalsmith, among other publications.