Statement of Goals

We are a regional organization of illustrators whose works focus on science and nature.

Our goals are to:

  • Further our own professional development by learning from each other
  • Encourage each other toward higher standards of competence and ethics
  • Network and socialize with others having similar interests and work experiences
  • Support the intellectual property rights of visual artists
  • Promote our discipline to the general public and to potential clients
  • Educate the public about science and nature through our work

We meet a few times a year, primarily in locations between Kitchener and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We occasionally have group exhibits and ‘Presentation Days’ (mini-conferences with presentations by members). We are an informal organization run by volunteers, with members from all over Southern Ontario. Anyone with a genuine interest in nature and science illustration is welcome to join.


Speculative Work

Speculative (spec) work is any kind of work that a creative professional renders and submits to a potential client in the hopes of securing work or payment, but without guarantee of appropriate compensation and/or without a fair agreement concerning rights to the work. Often the solicitation for spec work is in the form of a contest or competition.

The Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators endorses the positions of these two organizations on the issue of spec work:
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
The Association of Medical Illustrators
SONSI will not promote or distribute solicitations for spec work, and discourages its members from engaging in spec work.

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