AFC Announcements

Artists for Conservation
2019/03/02
Jesic Honored as Living Master Artist

AFC Signature Member, Stephen Jesic was recently recognized by the Art Renewal Center (ARC) is pleased to welcome Stephen Jesic as an ARC Associate Living Master. ARC's primary mission is to promote a return of skill-based training, standards and excellence in the visual arts, with a particular emphasis on realism.

Artists for Conservation
2019/01/16
AFC Announces First Silent Skies Mural Tour Location

Vancouver, British Columbia –  (January 16, 2019) Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the first outdoor installation of the "Silent Skies Mural Project" in the city of Kingsport, Tennessee - a 24-foot by 50 foot-long representation of the massive collaborative project unveiled last August at the 27th  International Ornithological Congress and 8th Artists for Conservation Festival. Like the original, this waterproof vinyl version showcases the 678 species birds from around the world that are threatened with extinction.

Artists for Conservation
2019/01/14
Sunita Dhairyam Honored for Tiger Conservation Work

On the 29th. of November, AFC Signature Member, Sunita Dhairyam was feted for her work in conserving tigers in India.

Dhairyam is both an accomplished artist and the founder of the Mariamma Charitable Trust, based in the  Western Ghats in southwest India, on the edge of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. The organization's works to save tigers and other wildife through habitat protection and supporting local communities. 

2018/10/30
AFC Launches New Virtual Exhibit

Vancouver, British Columbia – (November 2, 2018) -  Artists for Conservation (AFC) is excited to announce the launch of a brand new online gallery, showcasing 200 original artworks for sale in support of conservation, from its 2018 annual exhibit. The unveiling represents AFC's second generation Virtual Exhibit and features many improvements including a mobile-friendly interface, and several new search and personalization functions, including the ability for visitors to preview artwork framed and on customized wall color. 

Artists for Conservation
2018/10/17
AFC Artists in Japan Support Fish Owl Conservation

This November 5th to 12th in Hamanaka, Japan, a team of artists including Signature AFC Members Eriko Kobayashi and Yasuo Watanabe are collaborating with the NGO Fish Owl Aid to support the Blakiston's Fish-Owl. The artists and Fish Owl Aid will be sketching the natural environments of eastern Hokkaido, where they are hostjng a series of workshops and inform visitors and residents about conserving the critically endangered species of owl.

2018/09/21
2018 AFC Exhibit Tours to Arizona

Vancouver, British Columbia – Artists for Conservation (AFC),is pleased to announce that on September 22, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) will host AFC's touring exhibit comprising most of the artwork from the recent 2018 AFC Festival in Vancouver. Over 60 artworks will go on display to the public through November 25, 2018. A special program featuring many exhibiting artists will run November 9-10.

2018/08/16
Artists for Conservation Festival to Unveil World’s Largest Mural of Bird Paintings in Vancouver
The 100-foot collaborative artwork will feature 678 endangered species of birds

Vancouver (August 16, 2018)– On Wednesday, August 22, Artists for Conservation (AFC) will unveil "Silent Skies," a 100ft super-mural showcasing birds from around the world that are in danger of becoming extinct.

Artists for Conservation
2018/07/15
Gary Hodges Launches Book and Auction for Conservation

UK's best selling pencil artist, AFC Signature Member Gary Hodge's has just released his latest book featuring artwork from his latest conservation charity event The event is hosted at at the renowned Nature in Art museum in Gloucestershire, from 10-22 July 2018, and is 100% in aid of six conservation and wildlife art charities. Central to the event is an online and live auction featuring 50 specially embellished prints. Each are drawn over with 1,000s of pencil strokes making them all unique and collectable.

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