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Renso Tamse New Book - Wild in Europe

Dutch artist Renso Tamse is a young master of realistic style of watercolor. This book is a collection of paintings and sketches of wildlife encountered during his travels in Europe. Showing an impressive ammount of 70 paintings and 90 drawings and studies. He tells about used materials, his inspiration and his adventures. Species covered include birds and mammals, from mute swan to brown bear and from birds of pray to ermines, all within their secretive haunts.

Mike Hughes Wins AFC Peoples Choice Award

We are pleased to announce that the winner of AFC's first 'People's Choice' award, worth $500, is going to Mike Hughes of Great Britain, for 'In the Shade of an Olive' - a pencil portrayal of a pair of Hoopoes.

American Artist Retraces Footsteps of Heroic Explorer to Study Endangered Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Artists for Conservation (AFC), is pleased to announce that Stephen Quinn, AFC Signature Member will be departing on Nov 21, 2010 for his an expedition to the jungles of central Africa. He is the eleventh recipient of Flag Expedition fellowship involving a grant of $5,000 US, plus additional support from the Houston Zoo and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH).

AFC Launches First Virtual Exhibit

Milestone Coincides with Launch of New AFC Website
AFC Launches First Virtual Exhibit

Dear Supporters and Friends of AFC,

Today marks a milestone in the 13-year history of Artists For Conservation! We are proud and excited to announce the launch of the new ArtistsForConservation.org website and our first Virtual Exhibit – The Art of Conservation 2010 – which opens today at www.ArtistsForConservation.org/exhibit2010.  

AFC Makes Waves at Buckhorn Festival

AFC President, Jeff Whiting is attending the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, near Peterborough, Ontario, to talk to visitors about AFC programs and promote the group's mission of supporting the environment through nature-inspired art. He is scheduled to give two lectures.

Also exhibiting at the event are no less than 15 AFC members, including Robert Bateman and Michael Dumas - featured in a dramatic Canadian Masters Exhibit - and Kelly Dodge who gave an exciting lecture and slide presentation to a capacity crowd about her recent AFC Flag Expedition to the Galapagos.

AFC Members Receive SKB Foundation Scholarships

Ten AFC members have been awarded scholarships to the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation's 9th Annual Workshop, Sep 15-20, 2010 Dubois, WY. The lead instructors for this year are Soon Y Warren (a finalist in our first Blossom~ Art of Flowers competition), and Gil Dellinger, both well-known multi-medium instructors who are just as comfortable doing plein air as they are studio. A number of past instructors will also be on hand.

AFC Completes Successful Exhibition in NY

Vancouver, B.C., CANADA -- (January 20, 2009) - Following the great success of the inaugural show, the Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) ended its second annual juried exhibition

AFC Exhibiting at Wildlife Conservation Network Expo

Group to Showcase Art and Environmental Programs in San Francisco

The AFC has been invited to participate in the upcoming Wildlife Conservation Network Expo, October 3 in San Francisco, California. We will have a booth emblazoned with the AFC logo and material to catch the attention of the many foundations and private philanthropists who attend the event. The event will take place at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, California.

AFC Announces Second Annual Nature Art Exhibit and Wildlife Conservation Benefit

Group readies for The Art of Conservation 2009 art exhibit in Oradell, New Jersey

Vancouver, B.C., CANADA -- (September 2, 2009) - Following the great success of the inaugural show, the Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) is proud to announce its second annual juried exhibition

Wildscape Magazine Features AFC Exhibit

As we prepare for our 2nd Annual The Art of Conservation exhibition at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, we were pleased to see an article written by one of our members - Lorna Hamilton, which was published in the last issue of Wildscape magazine of the UK. Lorna's Golden Eagles graced the cover of our companion book and she came over from Ireland to be part of our inaugural show and celebratory weekend.

We are greatful to Wildscape for their support as a media sponsor of our show.

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