AFC Exhibit Returns to China

AFC Exhibit Returns to China

Vancouver, BC, Canada - October 4th, 2019 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the forthcoming return of its annual exhibit at Lanwan Art Museum in Qingdao, China. 

The exhibit will feature a combination of over 70 original artworks and limited edition giclee canvas reproductions by 60 Signature Members of AFC. The exhibit will also feature an installation of AFC's collaborative Silent Skies Mural.

Lanwan Art Museum is located at Lanwan Eco-Art Park - a 50-acre ecological park that features a monumental sculpture garden, artist-in-residence village and public gallery, located in one of China's most beautiful and important coastal cities - Qingdao City.

The exhibit is scheduled to open on October 19, 2019 and run through the end of the year. A second tour location is tentatively slated for Beijing, within that time frame and is expected to be announced soon.

Three prominent AFC Signature Members and representatives of AFC's Committee for Strategic International Cooperation will be in attendance for the opening ceremonies, namely: Pete Marshall (Australia); Jonathan Truss (UK) and Zhang Dongguang (China). All three artists will be on-hand to meet and greet attendees at the exhibit opening, demonstrate their artistic techniques and speak about their commitments to protecting wildlife and wild places.

"We're extremely proud to be returning to Qingdao for a second time, while representing some amazing artistic talent and dedication to conservation from around the globe" asserts AFC President and Founder, Jeff Whiting. "The event is a milestone in our continued cooperation with China toward celebrating and protecting wildlife. We're also extremely pleased to have such a strong delegation team led by Dr. Marshall, Mr. Truss and Mr. Zhang".

The exhibit represents the final leg of AFC's 2018 exhibit that originally premiered at Vancouver's Convention Centre in August, 2018 and was most recently featured at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

About Qingdao: 

With a population of over 9 million, Qingdao (also spelled Tsingtao) is a major seaport and industrial center located between Beijing (to the North) and Shanghai (to the South) and connected to the world's longest sea bridge. The sailing events of the 29th Olympic Games were held in the city in 2008. Qingdao has repeatedly been named China's most livable city.

Following is a list of exhibiting artists in China (not including mural contributors):

Anderson, Cher (USA)

Kiesow, James (USA)

Barrett Justis, Suzanne (USA)

Kitler, David (Canada)

Blackwell, Peter (Kenya)

Kleinsteiber, Kathy (USA)

Breger, Varda (Israel)

Koensgen, Joseph (Canada)

Brooks, Caroline (Canada)

LaFogg Docherty, Deborah (US)

Budge, Linda (USA)

Latham, Rebecca (USA)

Crouter, Anni (USA)

Lear, Sandi (Australia)

de Villiers, Ilse (South Africa)

McNeil, Kelly (Canada)

Dodge, Kelly (Canada)

Miller, Jennifer (USA)

Dreyer, Rob (USA)

Murray, Robin (USA)

Dumas, Michael (Canada)

Nash, Ken (Canada)

Dunn, Kathleen E. (USA)

Nicholls, Calvin (Canada)

Earle, Vicky (Canada)

Patterson, Matt (USA)

Erickson, Mary (USA)

Pepin, Patricia (Canada)

Erikson, Lynn (Canada)

Peyton, Anne (USA)

Feltner, Linda (US)

Ragg, Jerry (USA)

Fiorentino, James (USA)

Schafer, Sharon K. (USA)

Fleming, Garry (Australia)

Schlenker, Robert (USA)

Fox, Susan (USA)

Seerey-Lester, Suzie (USA)

Griffin, Patricia (USA)

Sharkey Thomas, Jan (Canada)

Hargreaves, Julia (Canada)

Sowden, Peggy (Canada)

Harvey, Guy (USA)

Stevens, Debbie (USA)

Hobson, Mark (Canada)

Taylor, Tammy (Canada)

Hough, James (Australia)

Theriault, Colette (Canada)

Ivanyi, Rachel (USA)

Thumbar, Chirag (India)

Jessen, Mary Jane (Canada)

Walden, Christopher (New Zealand)

Johnson, Kevin (CA)

Waltke, Lynn (US)

Kamin, Jason (Canada)

Warner, Val (USA)

Kappel, Hans (Germany)

Watanabe, Yasuo (Japan)

Katrandzhiev, Valentin (Bulgaria)

Weber, Katherine (USA)


Jeffrey Whiting


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