AFC Announces New Venue Partner in Florida

May 9, 2019 share
Artists for Conservation

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.

The James museum first opened its doors to the public in 2018, The museum was founded by American billionaire businessman, and chairman of Raymond James Financial, Thomas James and wife, Mary. The museum's permanent colloection includes thousands of pieces from the James' collection, including both contemporary and traditional works. The 84,000 square foot (~8000 m2) facility features 30,000 sq. ft of gallery space, an auditorium, museum shop and café. The museum is centrally located, near the waterfront and business districts and a short walk from another major artistic attraction - the Salvador Dalí Museum.

AFC President and Founder Jeff Whiting explains, "We're excited to be partnering with a new world-class institution on the nature and wildlife art landscape. St. Petersburg, like the museum edifice itself offers a beautiful venue for our signature annual tour program. We're looking forward to sharing the conservation message through some of the best contemporary nature and wildlife art in the world today." 

St. Petersburg (aka. "St. Pete") is known for its beautiful weather and sunshine (361 days per year average), as well as its picturesque waterfront and vibrant arts scene. In 2011, American Style magazine ranked it as top mid-size city in the USA. 

For more information about the James Museum, visit their website at

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