AFC Announcements

Remembering Murray Phillips

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Artists for Conservation
Artists and Conservationists Mourn Passing of David Shepherd

With deep sadness we share with you the passing of fellow artist and conservationist, David Shepherd. An international champion of the conservation movement, and a legendary wildlife artist, David leaves a legacy of support for African wildlife. He also inspired hundreds of professional artists around the world to also take up the cause, through the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and the annual DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year Award. A Signature Member of AFC since 2004, David was also the first recipient of AFC's highest honour - the Simon Combes Conservation Award in 2006.

Artists for Conservation
Becci Crowe Elected to the Board of Directors of The Jane Goodall Institute

AFC member Becci Crowe will be joining a prestigious group traveling to Vienna, VA in October as a newly elected member of the Board of Directors of The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). The Jane Goodall Institute was founded by Dr. Jane Goodall 40 years ago following her ground breaking years of research with Chimpanzees at Gombe National Park. Today, with Dr. Goodall at its helm, JGI has expanded into a global conservation organization inspiring people to conserve the natural world and improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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