AFC Announcements

Robert Bateman Appointed Honorary Chair of AFC Advisory Board

Vancouver, BC., Canada - February 14, 2013 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce the appointment of world renowned artist and environmental advocate, Robert Bateman, as Honorary Chairman of its Advisory Board.

Susan Lees Painting Raises $7000 for Wildlife Conservation

Susan Lees painting -Maximus- raises £5,200  for wildlife conservation projects.   She was commissioned at the end of 2012 to come up with an Olympic themed design which she then painted onto a ready-made fibre glass gorilla sculpture that stood approximately two and a half feet tall.  This was one of the surplus sculptures (available for schools) left over from the WOW!Gorilla art trail and auction event in Bristol, UK during the summer and autumn of 2011. The sculptures painted for the actual art trail and auction stood approximately five feet high)

Jammer Paintings for Ducks Unlimited 2013 National Sponsor Prints

Each year, DUC presents a National Sponsor Recognition package... a collection of exclusive products offered to DUC supporters to thank them for their generous and much-needed support. For 2013, only two images were selected to be a part of this program — both of them created by self-taught wildlife and nature artist Clinton Jammer.

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.

Allaman Awarded in Tubac, AZ

In Vino Veritas I has earned the Award for Best Sculpture Done in a Realistic and Academic Manner at the 2012 American Women Artists National Juried Exhibit in Tubac, AZ.

This award was funded by the Leonard J. Meiselman Foundation. The show was juried from over 350 entries and will be on exhibit at the Karin Newby Gallery, Tubac AZ through November 25th.

Michael Dumas on Winning Streak

 In addition to Michael receiving an AFC Medal of Excellence 2012 for his painting 'Trust' which was presented to him at this year's festival event in Vancouver, he has also recently won first place in the wildlife category of the Artist's Magazine's 2012 Annual International Art Competition. Winners in all categories can be seen in the December issue of the Artist's Magazine, available on newstands now.

Artists for Conservation
B.C.'s Top Artists Gather To Protect Great Bear Rainforest

Only weeks after hosting the world's top conservation art exhibit featuring artists from around the world at the Artists for Conservation Festival, Vancouver is about to host another remarkable conservation-themed art exhibit.

Leo Osborne's Lost and Found Sculpture

 Living in Maine in the mid 80's, Leo Osborne was inspired to carve two merganser ducks after seeing them playing in the springtime ritual of a mating dance on water.
As Leo recounts the story :

"A 4 foot long piece of redwood lace burl had been sent to mefrom California it came to be THE MERGANSERS.

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