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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.

Features

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.
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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.
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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.
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AFC's Christmas Show at OpenRoad Infiniti, Langley, BC
2014/11/18 - After a successful fourth annual Artists for Conservation Festival, the organization announced today the world-class art exhibit will make an encore appearance at OpenRoad Infiniti in Langley starting November 27. Free to the community, guests will have one last opportunity to admire purchase some of the latest original artworks by leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world. Accompanying the four-day exhibit will be live birds of prey, music, and a chance to mingle with some of the artists.
Artists for Conservation
AFC 2014 Festival in Review
2014/11/13 - Last month, AFC completed its 4th annual Artists for Conservation Festival, celebrating nature's beauty and diversity with a spectacular art exhibit and a host of inspiring art and environmental education programs. The event welcomed public of all ages with a variety of interests - fine art, environment and conservation.
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Steve Jesic Wins International Award
2014/11/12 - Australian AFC artist, Stephen Jesic recently won International Artist Magazine's Grand Prize for wildlife and was lauded with feature articles in both International Artist and American Art Collector Magazines. International Artist Magazine celebrates artists who demonstrate a high level of artistic talent and dedication to a specific medium and subject.
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New Art/Conservation Facebook Initiative
2014/11/12 - AFC artist Kitty Harvill set out earlier this year with the goal of inspiring artists to support each other and raising the profile of endangered species. She created a Facebook group that involved an art challenge to her followers, of creating one painting each week featuring wildlife and nature. The public Facebook group, named 52 WEEKS - Nature Painting Challenge, began with just nine members and through the year she has seen the group grow to over 200 participants, experienced and novice, from four continents.
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.
New Campaign to Bring AFC To South Florida
2014/02/05 - Mark your calendars and join us in Florida this May. AFC is working with The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, BBX Capital Foundation and Nova Southeastern University  to help establish a new annual Artists for Conservation event in South Florida. The new festival will feature AFC's annual tour plus a selection of artwork by artists from AFC's Marine Explorer's Program. The event will also feature art and environmental education programming for youth and adults, lectures and films. A special teaser exhibit is tentatively scheduled for May 2014 (dates TBA).
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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