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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, October 24, 2019 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

Join two internationally renowned artists, Gregory Wellman and Karen Laurence-Rowe in November 2020 on a safari expedition catering to artists, photographers and conservationists. This safari will support two conservation organizations - Artists for Conservation and Soysambu Conservancy. 

The 2020 AFC Kenya Fundraiser Safari is organized by Jackson's African Safaris with artists, photographers and conservationists in mind. The trip is hosted by founder Timothy Jackson and painter and conservationist Gregory Wellman. In addition, internationally renowned conservation artist Karen Laurence-Rowe (based in Nairobi, Kenya) will join three days of the adventure, sharing her...

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Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2019 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

Congratulations to Michael Pape for raising over $50,000.00 to benefit the registered charity Endangered Species Fund of Canada (ESFC), through his exclusive limited edition fine art reproductions and the ESFC Sealed Bid Auction Fundraising Program. 100% of the funds raised goes to help animals, as well support ESFC environmental and wildlife conservation initiatives.

Each time a Michael Pape original painting or limited edition fine art reproduction is acquired, purchasers are collaborating in a greater mission to be a voice for animals that don't have a voice of their own.

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2019 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

The 2019 AFC Festival opens Satuday, September 14 at Maplewood Flats Nature House in North Vancouver (2649 Dollarton Highway, NV) Join AFC for two days of art, music and wildlife in a beautiful natural setting.

Get a sneak peak at some of the activities coming in two weeks time. Come face-to-face with a bird of prey, enjoy the new "Pacific Coast Portraits" exhibit and sale featuring local AFC artists' work. FREE admission. 

Live music and performances with:

Posted on Sunday, July 21, 2019 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

AFC artist and 2018 recipient of the Simon Combes Award (AFC's highest honor), Guy Combes is leading an art safari in Kenya now, with several Artists for Conservation members and supporters in-tow. Jackson's African Safaris (Timothy Jackson) organized the expedition to raise funds and support for AFC, the Soysambu Conservancy's Boma Project and a new film about the lions of Soysambu.

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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.

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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
Artists for Conservation

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
Artists for Conservation

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
Artists for Conservation

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 Saturday, July 14, 2018 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

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
Artists for Conservation

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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