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Holt Historic Painting to Go on Permanent Public Exhibit

Artists for Conservation

In November, AFC Signature Mary Louise Holt announced the acquisition of her painting titled: The Village of Mariemont, 17th Century, by Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oaklahoma. The painting will be on permanent exhibit in the Betty Jane Admussen Museum located in the E.S. Tribe's Cultural Preservation Building.

Music Composed to AFC Art

Artists for Conservation

For this year's Festival, the AFC team once again had the pleasure to work with Canadian violist and composer, Thomas Beckman, following a beautiful live performance at the 2015 gala. This time AFC's Jeff Whiting worked with Beckman to choreograph a slideshow of all 201 original artworks juried into AFC's 2016 exhibit, which Beckman used to compose and record a unique 16 minute piece in high-definition sound. On September 29, 2016, guests at the AFC Festival opening evening at Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, Beckman performed an abbreviated version of the special commissioned peice.

Painting on a Grand Scale for Elephant Conservation

Artists for Conservation

As a special feature of the 2016 Artists for Conservation Festival at Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, I am honoured to have the opportunity to allow the public to view my largest and most challenging work yet.

From Lions to Pangolins: An Artist's Wild Journey to Mozambique

Artists for Conservation

Niassa...one of the last great wilderness areas on earth. The most important protected area in Mozambique and critical to the global conservation of African wildlife, it covers more than 16,000 square miles. Despite its size and critical importance, it is little known internationally. AFC Artist Becci Crowe undertook the long journey to this remote area to raise awareness and support the work of Dr. Colleen Begg of the Niassa Lion/Carnivore Project as they face the day to day challenges of conservation on the front lines.

Remembering Mel Dobson

Artists for Conservation

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of long-time AFC member (2004), Mel Dobson.

Melvin 'Mel' Wood Dobson passed away July 21, 2016 in St Ignatius, Montana. He was the eighth son, born at home, on November 1, 1934 to Lula and Leon Dobson in Holden, Utah. Holden was his home, on the family farm, until he completed high school.

He was preceded in death by both parents and six brothers; Don, Evan, Myron, Clifford, Earl and Lester Dobson. Mel was a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Fiorentino's Art Honored in New Jersey

Artists for Conservation

New Jersey artist and AFC Signature Member, James Fiorentino was recently honored when his watercolor painting depicting the Black Swallowtail was chosen to represent the State as the official artwork of the new State butterfly.

Aja Sculpture Raises funds for Elephants

Artists for Conservation

AFC Signature Member, Douglas Aja recently donated one of his bronze sculpture (Orphans) recently raised $3,800 for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). The bronze was auctioned at a fund raising event hosted at London's Landmark Hotel. The piece raised $3,800 for DSWT. 

A Close Look: A painting trip in Etosha, National Park, Namibia

Artists for Conservation

 

AFC Signature artist Francisco Hernandez shares a poetic description of his first experience travelling to Africa as an artist to observe the rich multitude of wildlife.

My first contact with Etosha was at the Okaukuejo waterhole, shortly after sunset and I can describe my first feelings with one only word. Brutal.

America's Oldest Sculpture Garden Honors Leo Osborne

Artists for Conservation

AFC sculptor Leo Osborne was recently honored with the acceptance of his life-sized Whistling Saint Francis into Brookgreen Gardens famed outdoor sculpture garden in Pawley, South Carolina . A major acquisition fundraising campaign is underway to see the honor to fruition.

New Seerey-Lester Book Launched

Artists for Conservation

Last month, the much-anticipated third book in artist John Seerey-Lester’s “Legends Series” was released, replete with stories and 150 paintings and sketches. In it, John helps the reader relive in words and paint the extraordinary outdoor life of US President and conservation pioneer, Theodore Roosevelt. As both a master painter and compelling writer, Seerey-Lester provides a fascinating glimpse into the former president’s life as a rancher and his unrelenting passion for wildlife, hunting, exploration, and conservation.

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