Artists for Conservation

AFC Festival

AFC Touring Exhibit Heads South

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - November 17, 2016 - 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.

Bateman Returns as AFC Festival Patron

Robert Bateman, world-renowned nature artist is returning for a fourth time as Festival Patron of the Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain, in North Vancouver, BC. In support, he has created another new original painting for this year's event - a three-foot by four-foot oil painting on Canvas titled, "Feast - Vultures".

2016 AFC Award Winners and Exhibiting Artists

Vancouver, BC., CANADA – July 11, 2016 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2016 exhibiting artists accepted into the Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale, benefitting the conservation cause. This is AFC's 9th annual exhibit of members' artworks and fifth annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on September 29, 2016, at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, BC.

Guy Coheleach to Receive AFC's Highest Honor

Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 10, 2016 - This September, internationally acclaimed artist Guy Coheleach will be recognized for his lifetime of conservation support, with Artists for Conservation’s (AFC) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award.  AFC bestows this tribute annually to recognize artist members for their dedication to the conservation cause and outstanding artistic achievement. 

AFC Announces Partnership with International Ornithological Congress 2018

AFC is pleased to announce a new partnership with one of the world's oldest and most important global organizations dedicated to bird studies - the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018) in Vancouver, Canada. Under the arrangement, AFC becomes the Congress' lead Partner for the Visual Arts. AFC's 2018 Festival and exhibit premiere will coincide with the  late August event.

5th AFC Festival Set to Launch

Event Opening in New Downtown Venue with Art Expo

RE/MAX presents the 2015 Artists for Conservation Festival - a 3-week art and environmental education festival, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit and expo with leading international artists, live music, films, guest lectures, live painting demos, music and cultural performances. 

AFC's 2015 Book Cover Revealed

Morton Solberg's Art Featured on Annual Collectible Hardcover

Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug July 10, 2015 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that acclaimed Floridian watercolorist Morton Solberg's "His Domain" painting depicting a landscape and herd of Elk, has been selected for the cover of the 2015 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 8th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC running September 10 thorough to 30th. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall.

Canada's Brent Cooke Appointed 2015 Festival Patron

Vancouver, B.C. CANADA - July 6, 2015 - Brent Cooke, international award-winning bronze sculptor is supporting the 2015 AFC Festival as the official Festival Artist Patron. The 3-week event will bring out leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world, immersing visitors in art and nature through workshops, film, and a world's top conservation-themed art exhibit of 80 original paintings and sculptures. All artwork sales benefit conservation. Brent follows Pollyanna Pickering and Robert Bateman, who assumed the role for the first three years of the Festival.

New Campaign to Bring AFC To South Florida

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).

AFC Festival Returns to Vancouver in 2014

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - January 27, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the return of their signature event to Vancouver in 2014. The 4th annual AFC Festival will take place from September 26th through October 5th, at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, BC. RE/MAX is returning as the title sponsor of the event.

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