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AFC's annual Festival informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage through visual and performing art, lectures, films, and workshops. In 2017, the AFC Festival toured to Lanwan Eco Art Park in Qingdao, China.

AFC has supported over 15 Flag Expeditions since 2005. Fostering collaborative art and science field work to study and promote the preservation of endangered species and their vanishing habitats. 

Artists for Conservation connects youth with nature thorough art and environmental education. In 2018, AFC launched the youth "Silent Skies" mural project working with schools. #AFCFestival2018

AFC's annual exhibit is the world's premiere conservation-themed juried exhibit in the world today. International artists compete for the honor to participate, which raises funds for conservation and tours to world class venues.

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AFC Exhibit & Festival 2018
AFC 2018 Exhibit Artists & Jurors
2018/04/23 -   Vancouver, BC CANADA - April 23, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce 200 spectacular artworks by 154 exceptional artists from 16 countries have been accepted into the 2018 AFC exhibit. 
Artists for Conservation
AFC Mourns the Passing of Pollyanna Pickering
2018/04/04 - Sadly, Pollyanna Pickering passed away on March 29, 2018, following a short illness. With her passing, we have lost a great artist, passionate and generous wildlife conservationist. She was a big part of the AFC community over the years and will be deeply missed by her friends and colleagues at Artists for Conservation.
Remembering Murray Phillips
2018/03/04 - It is with deep sadness that I share with you the passing of our friend Murray Phillips, AFC artist, conservationist and board member (2014-2017).  Murray was an inspiring and passionate champion for nature, through his art and an extraordinary public speaking ability. His message encouraging all of us to "see slowly" resonated deeply with audiences. With Murray's passing, we've lost a friend and uniquely articulate advocate for society reconnecting with the wilderness.
Sharon Schafer's 'Two Deserts, One Sky' Environmental Education Project
2018/02/25 - AFC artist Sharon K. Schafer has returned to India to connect cultures and continents - an introduction of Rajasthan students to their Nevada, U.S counterparts. Her 2018 project is 'Two Deserts, One Sky' - art-based global environmental education project. The 2018 project is an outgrowth from the original 2017 AFC Flag Expedition #15. This project is committed to arid land environmental education and dedicated to fostering an understanding between cultures of our shared responsibilities to our fragile planet. The 2018 project will be conducted in two phases:
Ducks Unlimited 2018 Portfolio
AFC artists selected for Ducks Unlimited Canada - 2018 National Art Portfolio
2018/02/02 - Congratulations to AFC Canadian artists Jodie Dansereau, Kevin Johnson, Joseph Koensgen, Terry Isaac, Ron Plaizier and Valerie Rogers. Artist Joseph Koensgen was awarded the 2018 Artist of the Year.  Only 11 artworks were selected by Ducks Unlimited Canada as part of the 2018 National Art Portfolio (Art for Wetlands 2018 edition) from hundreds of submissions from artists across Canada. We are proud tthat six of the 11 are AFC artists.
Artists for Conservation
Bruce Lawes Gets Help from Jane Goodall in Painting to Support Institute
2017/10/09 - AFC artist Bruce Lawes, recently completed a major arwork depicting a chimpanzee, created specifically to support the Jane Goodall Institute. In this article, Bruce describes the creative process and how his lifelong conservation hero, Dr. Goodall herself contributed to the artwork's completion.
Artists for Conservation
AFC Artists and Royal Geographic Society Fundraiser for Wildlife
2017/10/08 - On October 12 through 15, Several AFC artists are lending support to a major conservation fundraiser. Participating AFC artists include: Stephane Alsac, Guy Combes, Carrie Cook, Gary Hodges, Kate Jenvey, Karen Lawrence-Rowe, Ann London, Clive Meredith, Jeremy Paul, Pollyanna Pickering, Craig Roberts, Geraldine Simmons, Su Shimeld, Jonathan Truss and Paula Weigmink. Following is the press release describing the event.
Artists for Conservation
Kathleen Sheard Sculpts for Sea Turtles
2017/10/01 - Wildlife Glass Artist, Kathleen Sheard, has undertaken the Cycle of Life: Sea Turtle Glass Sculpture – Environmental Art Education Project to raise awareness of and educate people to the dangers to sea turtles. The project includes an installation of over 60 kiln-formed glass pieces depicting life-size sea turtles and hatchlings along with elements that endanger them. The Cycle of Life is a collaboration between Kathleen Sheard and other glass and wood artists from across the US.
AFC Exhibit & Festival 2018
AFC 2018 Exhibit Artists & Jurors
2018/04/23 -   Vancouver, BC CANADA - April 23, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce 200 spectacular artworks by 154 exceptional artists from 16 countries have been accepted into the 2018 AFC exhibit. 
AFC Touring Exhibit Heads South
2016/11/18 - 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
2016/08/21 - 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
2016/07/11 - 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.
2018/03/04 - It is with deep sadness that I share with you the passing of our friend Murray Phillips, AFC artist, conservationist and board member (2014-2017).  Murray was an inspiring and passionate champion for nature, through his art and an...
2018/02/25 - AFC artist Sharon K. Schafer has returned to India to connect cultures and continents - an introduction of Rajasthan students to their Nevada, U.S counterparts. Her 2018 project is 'Two Deserts, One Sky' - art-based global...
Ducks Unlimited 2018 Portfolio 2018/02/02 - Congratulations to AFC Canadian artists Jodie Dansereau, Kevin Johnson, Joseph Koensgen, Terry Isaac, Ron Plaizier and Valerie Rogers. Artist Joseph Koensgen was awarded the 2018 Artist of the Year.  Only 11 artworks were selected...
2016/04/12 - A star studded private gala night on 18th April will kick off this week long exhibition in the heart of London, just up the road from Buckingham Palace. Gary Hodges AFC has deliberately kept back a few of his rare sold-out editions for...
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