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AFC's annual Festival informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage through visual and performing art, lectures, films, and workshops. In 2017, the AFC Festival toured to Lanwan Eco Art Park in Qingdao, China.

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. 

Artists for Conservation connects youth with nature thorough art and environmental education. In 2018, AFC launched the youth "Silent Skies" mural project working with schools. #AFCFestival2018

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 and tours to world class venues.

Features

Artists for Conservation
Gary Hodges Launches Book and Auction for Conservation
2018/07/15 - 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.
Artists for Conservation
Ahsan Qureshi Brings Wildlife Art to Pakistan
2018/07/14 - Two hours drive from Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad is a mountain resort town of Nathia Gali. This summer, the town will host its first wildlife art exhibit featuring the artwork of AFC's Dr. Ahsan Qureshi. The show venue is Hotel Elites Nathiagali, and will run August 4th and 5th.
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:
AFC 2019 Calendar Revealed
2018/06/25 - Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 25, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, James Hough's painting "Times Like This" depicting a Laughing Kookaburra, has been selected for the cover of the 2019 AFC Environmental Calendar. For the first time, the calendar has been themed on a specific subject - birds. The theme corresponds to a unique collaboration between AFC and the world's most important bird studies event - the 27th International Ornithological Congress - held every four years since 1884.
AFC's 2018 Book Cover Celebrates Bird Diversity
2018/06/15 - Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 15, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that a mosaic of no fewer than 72 artworks are featured on the latest AFC book jacket. The works are a sampling of hundreds of paintings depicting all endangered species of birds of the world in AFC's collaborative Silent Skies Mural. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 10th annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art.
Guy Combes to Receive AFC's Highest Honor
2018/05/09 - Vancouver, BC CANADA - May 9, 2018 - This August, internationally acclaimed Kenyan artist, Guy Combes will be recognized for his conservation leadership and artistic achievement with Artists for Conservation’s (AFC's) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award. The award is especially significant in that it was established in memory of Guy's father who was a world-renowned wildlife artist and prominent conservationist. AFC bestows the award annually to individuals for exemplifying the achievements and dedication of the award's namesake. 
AFC Exhibit & Festival 2018
AFC 2018 Exhibit Artists & Jurors
2018/04/23 -   Vancouver, BC CANADA - April 23, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce 200 spectacular artworks by 154 exceptional artists from 16 countries have been accepted into the 2018 AFC exhibit. 
Artists for Conservation
AFC Mourns the Passing of Pollyanna Pickering
2018/04/04 - Sadly, Pollyanna Pickering passed away on March 29, 2018, following a short illness. With her passing, we have lost a great artist, passionate and generous wildlife conservationist. She was a big part of the AFC community over the years and will be deeply missed by her friends and colleagues at Artists for Conservation.
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:
AFC 2019 Calendar Revealed
2018/06/25 - Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 25, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, James Hough's painting "Times Like This" depicting a Laughing Kookaburra, has been selected for the cover of the 2019 AFC Environmental Calendar. For the first time, the calendar has been themed on a specific subject - birds. The theme corresponds to a unique collaboration between AFC and the world's most important bird studies event - the 27th International Ornithological Congress - held every four years since 1884.
AFC's 2018 Book Cover Celebrates Bird Diversity
2018/06/15 - Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 15, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that a mosaic of no fewer than 72 artworks are featured on the latest AFC book jacket. The works are a sampling of hundreds of paintings depicting all endangered species of birds of the world in AFC's collaborative Silent Skies Mural. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 10th annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art.
Guy Combes to Receive AFC's Highest Honor
2018/05/09 - Vancouver, BC CANADA - May 9, 2018 - This August, internationally acclaimed Kenyan artist, Guy Combes will be recognized for his conservation leadership and artistic achievement with Artists for Conservation’s (AFC's) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award. The award is especially significant in that it was established in memory of Guy's father who was a world-renowned wildlife artist and prominent conservationist. AFC bestows the award annually to individuals for exemplifying the achievements and dedication of the award's namesake. 
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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