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At AFC, our vision is to lead a global artistic movement that inspires individuals and organizations to preserve and sustain our natural heritage by uniting the talent and passion of the world’s most gifted nature artists. This blog has been created as a means for AFC leadership to share thoughts and expertise about topics relating to art and conservation, featuring regular articles by AFC President, Jeff Whiting, and a range of guest bloggers.

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 by AFC
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...

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Posted on Friday, April 5, 2019 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

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. 

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Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2019 by AFC
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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.

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by AFC
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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.

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 by AFC
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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. 

Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2018 by AFC
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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.

Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2018 by AFC
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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.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

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.

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Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 by AFC
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AFC artist Bruce Lawes, recently completed a major arwork depicting a chimpanzee, created specifically to support the Jane Goodall Institute. In this article, Bruce describes the creative process and how his lifelong conservation hero, Dr. Goodall herself contributed to the artwork's completion.

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017 by AFC
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On October 12 through 15, Several AFC artists are lending support to a major conservation fundraiser. Participating AFC artists include: Stephane Alsac, Guy Combes, Carrie Cook, Gary Hodges, Kate Jenvey, Karen Lawrence-Rowe, Ann London, Clive Meredith, Jeremy Paul, Pollyanna Pickering, Craig Roberts, Geraldine Simmons, Su Shimeld, Jonathan Truss and Paula Weigmink. Following is the press release describing the event.

Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 by AFC
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Wildlife Glass Artist, Kathleen Sheard, has undertaken the Cycle of Life: Sea Turtle Glass Sculpture – Environmental Art Education Project to raise awareness of and educate people to the dangers to sea turtles. The project includes an installation of over 60 kiln-formed glass pieces depicting life-size sea turtles and hatchlings along with elements that endanger them. The Cycle of Life is a collaboration between Kathleen Sheard and other glass and wood artists from across the US.

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