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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 & tours to world class venues. Join us this fall in Vancouver.

Artists for Conservation connects youth with nature thorough art and environmental education. In 2018, AFC launched the first virtual youth education program with schools. The youth "Silent Skies" mural project. Over 1600 youth from across B.C. participated.

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. 

AFC's annual Festival informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage through visual arts, lectures, films, and workshops. Since 2011, the AFC Festival has toured internationally. Join us this fall in Vancouver.

AFC's "Silent Skies Mural" tour at Arizona-Sonora Desert Musem. Open May 25th to Sept 29th, 2019. The mural features 678 endangered bird species by 160 AFC artists. The original was unveiled at AFC's 2018 Festival. 

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  • AFC's 2019 Festival will be held in Van, BC Sept 27-29 at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Learn more

     

     

  • AFC's "Silent Skies" Mural features 678 endangered species of birds. See the mural at Arizona-Sonara Desert Museum through Sep 29, 2019 more

  • AFC honours Dao Van Hoang as Conservation Artist of the Month for May 2019. more

Artists for Conservation
AFC Announces New Venue Partner in Florida
2019/05/09 - Vancouver, BC., CANADA - May 9, 2019 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce a new partnership and special exhibit tour at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida. The exhibit is scheduled to run from March through May, 2021, and featuring artwork from the 2020 edition of AFC's annual juried exhibit.
Artists for Conservation
Silent Skies Mural Tours to Arizona
2019/04/05 - We're pleased to announce the opening of our second Silent Skies Mural touring exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. A full replica display will be installed in the Baldwin Education Building and unveiled on May 25, 2019. The exhibit will remain in place for public viewing through September 29 of this year.  See the mural online. 
Artists for Conservation
Jesic Honored as Living Master Artist
2019/03/02 - 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
AFC Announces First Silent Skies Mural Tour Location
2019/01/16 - 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
Sunita Dhairyam Honored for Tiger Conservation Work
2019/01/14 - 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. 
AFC Launches New Virtual Exhibit
2018/10/30 - 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
AFC Artists in Japan Support Fish Owl Conservation
2018/10/17 - 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 AFC Exhibit Tours to Arizona
2018/09/21 - 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.
AFC Launches New Virtual Exhibit
2018/10/30 - 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. 
2018 AFC Exhibit Tours to Arizona
2018/09/21 - 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.
Artists for Conservation Festival to Unveil World’s Largest Mural of Bird Paintings in Vancouver
2018/08/16 - 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.
Award Winners for 2018 Exhibit
2018/06/29 - Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 29, 2018 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the tenth annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art to be held this August 22-25 in Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, and an Environmental Statement Award. AFC has also created a new Best in Show Award this year, in recognition of the highest scoring artwork by the jury panel in the annual exhibit. Artists receiving the awards are as follows:
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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