AFC Announcements

2012/12/23
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.

2012/12/08
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.

2012/12/08
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
2012/11/25
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.

2012/10/31
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.

2012/10/25
Many thanks from AFC's 2nd Annual Festival Team

Thank you to our artists, sponsors, supporters, and the passionate and dedicated army of volunteers and Grouse Mountain staff for working hard to ensure the 2012 AFC festival was a success. Together, we welcomed Robert Bateman - 2012 AFC festival patron - along with over 30 artists to the mountain on the opening weekend alone.

Artists for Conservation
2012/10/12
How An Artist Helped Shape B.C.'s Wave Of Shark Fin Bans

A wave of bylaws banning the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products, has swept across the province of British Columbia this past month. North Vancouver joined Port Moody and Coquitlam in introducing a ban on shark fin soup in restaurants, a popular Asian dish that supports a vast industry that is decimating shark populations worldwide and threatens many species with extinction.

2012/09/28
Artists Featured on Cover of AFC’s 2012 Exhibit Companion Book & 2013 Environmental Calendar

Vancouver, BC CANADA - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce Mark Hobson's Painting "Steller's Jay: Among the Alders" for the cover of the 2012 Exhibit book and Luis Aguirre's painting "Inhabitant of Güeppí" for the cover of the "2013 Environmental Calendar".

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