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10-day annual international festival – inspiring public education and awareness of conservation issues, through art, lectures, film, demos and workshops with master artists. Learn more

Flag Expeditions -  Fostering collaborative art and science field work to study and promote the preservation of endangered species and their vanishing habitats. AFC has supported over 12 expeditions since 2005. 

Inspiring Future Generations - AFC connects youth with nature thorough art and environmental education. 

Artists for Conservation produces the world's top conservation-themed annual exhibit.

AFC celebrates artistic excellence and extraordinary contributions to conservation causes. Pictured: 2012 Simon Combes Conservation Award recipient Pollyanna Pickering with past recipient Robert Bateman.

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Artists for Conservation
New 2015 AFC Festival Venue & Expo
2015/04/10 - In 2015, AFC will be adding a new opening venue to the its Festival program - at one of Vancouver's premiere hotels located steps from the iconic conference center and Canada Place world trade center, the business district and cruise ship terminal.
AFC Announces “Green, White & Blue” Exhibit in South Florida
2015/04/08 - The world's top conservation-themed art exhibit is returning to South Florida with two showings by internationally recognized and accomplished painters and sculptors in the nature art genre.
Artists for Conservation
AFC Celebrates First International Bear Day
2015/03/28 - We are excited to be celebrating the first ever International Bear Day this coming Saturday (April 4th). In recognition of the day, AFC will be showing its support with the organizers of the inaugural event: Raincoast Conservation Foundation  and North Shore Black Bear Society at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Although AFC is not organizing this particular event, it is participating.
Artists for Conservation
In the Field Blog Series: Alison Nicholls Part 1
2015/02/16 - In 2007, Alison Nicholls spent 6 weeks with the Painted Dog Conservation project in Zimbabwe, tracking and sketching highly endangered African wild dogs during her Artists For Conservation Flag Expedition. This is the 1st of a 3-part blog series about the expedition and how the experience changed her art and support for African conservation.
Artists for Conservation
2014 - A Year in Review
2015/01/09 - 2014 was another very exciting year in the growth and development of the world's leading artist group supporting the environment - Artists for Conservation. We saw a new Flag Expedition, AFC's 7th exhibit and 4th festival, a new annual event pilot in South Florida, a group expedition to the Caymans, a conservation symposium, the establishment of International Bear Day, a new Christmas exhibit and much more, not the least of which was another beautiful hardcover book and wall calendar. Following is a brief recap of highlights from 2014...
AFC Exhibit Set to Open in Arizona
2015/01/05 - Vancouver, BC., CANADA - January 5, 2015 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the opening of its touring exhibit at one of the most remarkable art/science institutions on the planet - the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) - a facility that uniquely combines a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium over 98 acres of desert habitat.
Artists for Conservation
AFC Christmas Show with Infiniti
2014/12/13 - Only weeks after the AFC Festival at Grouse Mountain, AFC made an encore appearance at OpenRoad Infiniti in Langley, BC - approximately 45 minutes from Vancouver. Free to the community, the public had one last chance to admire purchase work from the exhibit before it headed on tour to Arizona. Accompanying the four-day exhibit was live music by guitarist John Gilliat, live birds of prey from OWL Rehabilitation Society, and a chance to mingle with some of the artists.
Artists for Conservation
AFC Film about Simon Combes' Life Released on YouTube
2014/12/12 - On December 12th, 2004, revered artist, conservationist. Simon Combes was tragically killed by a charging Cape buffalo while hiking near his home in Kenya. Simon was widely respected as a man of superb artistic talent, as a brilliant communicator, writer, instructor, world-traveler, painter, and as a steward of our planet. We were honoured to have had him as a member of Artists for Conservation.
AFC Announces “Green, White & Blue” Exhibit in South Florida
2015/04/08 - The world's top conservation-themed art exhibit is returning to South Florida with two showings by internationally recognized and accomplished painters and sculptors in the nature art genre.
AFC Exhibit Set to Open in Arizona
2015/01/05 - Vancouver, BC., CANADA - January 5, 2015 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the opening of its touring exhibit at one of the most remarkable art/science institutions on the planet - the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) - a facility that uniquely combines a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium over 98 acres of desert habitat.
2013/11/16 - Jamaica-born, world-famous marine wildlife artist, oceanographer and film-maker, Dr Guy Harvey, is one of the notable Caribbean Americans to be honoured at the 20th Annual Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Award Gala to be held on...
2013/11/16 - The Isle of Man Photographic Society was delighted to welcome Dr Jeremy Paul, a regular visitor to the society and a very popular speaker, as was proved by a large and enthusiastic audience. Dr. Paul is a world-class wildlife artist, a...
2013/11/05 - AFC Signature Member, Dr. Guy Harvey, was honored in October with the Florida House on Capitol Hill’s 2013 Distinguished Artist Award. This award is presented annually to an artist who has created work reflecting...
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