AFC Announcements

Artists for Conservation Art Exhibit Tours to the Houston Zoo

Vancouver, B.C. CANADA - November 1, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) announces a tour venue as part of its sixth annual juried exhibit in partnership with the Houston Zoo. A portion of the Artists of Conservation exhibit will travel to Houston, Texas in support of the Houston Zoo's Save the Elephants campaign, focusing on a time-sensitive, critical mission: saving elephants from extinction.

2013 AFC Virtual Exhibit Now Online
An International Exhibit of Nature in Art

Vancouver, B.C. Canada – October 31, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the launch of its fourth Virtual Exhibit, featuring the artwork juried into the 2013 Artists for Conservation world's top conservation-themed annual art exhibit and sale. The Virtual Exhibit can be viewed at

Artists for Conservation Flag Expedition
AFC Flag Expedition Blog: Whakaata te Kakapo

AFC Artist Pat Latas of Tucson, Arizona to Study and Support Plight of Flightless Parrot. The primary goal of the expedition is to illustrate and support the efforts of the Kakapo Recovery Team - a conservation organization whose mission it is to save the Kakapo- a flightless species of parrot that lives in burrows in New Zealand.


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AFC Marine Explorer Shares Experience with Irish Youth

Whilst undertaking my scuba training course in Ireland, the new trainees were constantly reassured to the benefits of diving in our little country. They don't sound too alluring.....wet and windy conditions, fast flowing currents, icy cold temperatures, poor visibility (sometimes needing to be measured in inches rather than metres!), risk of separation from your buddy as well as the boat and the extra complication of having to dive in a dry suit!

Robin Murray "Lost Lands" depicting a jaguar in the Grand Canyon
Award Winners for 2013 AFC Exhibit

Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 26, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the sixth annual AFC Exhibit to be held this fall in North 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:

African Wildlife Trust to Host International Artists Retreat To Combat Poaching

African Wildlife Trust, in conjunction with Safari Legacy, will host an international group of artists retreat from October 22-November 2, 2013 in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.

This retreat aims to raise awareness and funds to combat the international poaching crisis, particularly in hard-hit Tanzania, where tens of thousands of elephants are slaughtered annually.

Conservation Experts Lead Discussions at First Annual BC Conservation Symposium

Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 24th, 2013 - Artists for Conservation, world's leading group of artists supporting the environment, announced today the first British Columbia Conservation Symposium on October 3, 2013 during AFC's annual festival. Leading experts from BC-based conservation organizations will gather at Grouse Mountain to offer their perspectives on the state of wildlife and habitat conservation in British Columbia. The symposium will feature talks from executives and a panel discussion.

Spera's Artwork Chosen for AFC's 2013 Exhibit Book

Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 22nd, 2013 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Edward Spera's "Generations" painting has been selected for the cover of the 2013 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 6th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in North Vancouver, BC running September 27 thorough to October 6th. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall.

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