AFC Announcements

Artists for Conservation
2015/08/05
AFC Celebrates Nature and Art at 5th "Wildlife at the Waterfront" Gala & Awards Dinner

You're invited to help kick-off the 5th annual Artists for Conservation Festival in style with "Wildlife at the Waterfront" - Artists for Conservation's 5th Annual Gala & Awards Night. Join us for an enchanting dining and musical experience, seated amidst a world-class nature-inspired art exhibit, serenaded by the music of violin maestro, Calvin Dyck. 

Artists for Conservation
2015/08/04
Becci Crowe’s Journey to the Congo with Dr. Jane Goodall

In 2015, Becci and Mark Crowe travelled with Dr. Jane Goodall to the Republic of Congo, a place called "Tchimpounga" to visit orphan chimpanzees.

2015/08/02
AFC Tours to Buckhorn Fine Art Festival

Artists for Conservation (AFC) will be bringing their International Exhibit of Nature in Art to this year’s BFAF. Opening at 7 pm on August 14 and available for viewing until 5 pm on August 16, this is the  exclusive Ontario venue for this exhibit and the last stop on their tour.

The exhibit includes art works by:

2015/07/30
AFC 2016 Calendar Revealed

Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 9, 2015 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Vickie McMillan's painting "Life, Love and Community" depicting a herd of African elephants, has been selected for the cover of the 2016 AFC Environmental Calendar. In addition to highlighting statutory and religious holidays, the calendar also uniquely highlights a wide range of international environmental-themed days and weeks.

Artists for Conservation
2015/07/14
In the Field Series: Alison Nicholls Part 2

In 2007, Alison Nicholls spent 6 weeks with the Painted Dog Conservation project in Zimbabwe, tracking and sketching highly endangered African wild dogs during her Artists For Conservation Flag Expedition. This is the 2nd of a 3-part blog series about the expedition and how the experience changed her art and support for African conservation. If you haven't done so, read Part 1 here.

Artists for Conservation
2015/07/12
Brent Cooke Receives CWF Robert Bateman Award

AFC artist and Board of Director, Brent Cooke was recently presented the 2015 Robert Bateman Award from the Canadian Wildlife Federation, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

2015/07/11
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.

2015/07/06
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.

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