AFC Announcements

2012/10/26
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".

2012/09/12
Africa's Wild Allure Captured in Documentary of Late Artist

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - October 12, 2012 - This fall, the extraordinary tale of acclaimed artist and conservationist Simon Combes, and his efforts to protect and capture in art, Africa's endangered species will premiere at the Second Annual Artists for Conservation Festival in Vancouver, BC. The Soysambu Legacy: Art and Conservation in Africa's Rift Valley documents Combes' passion for conserving some of Kenya's impressive wildlife areas, including Lake Nakuru National Park.

2012/09/07
Robert Bateman Returns to Support Artists for Conservation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(September 9, 2012) - Robert Bateman, world-renowned nature artist is returning this October to the second annual Artists for Conservation Festival as Festival Patron on Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC. He will be supporting the event with another new original painting. Bateman will give an opening address for this 2nd annual Artists for Conservation Festival at both the Gala preview fundraiser on October 12th and the public opening, the following day.

Richard Ellis Featured in New York Times in a special science article.
2012/08/25
Richard Ellis Featured in New York Times.

Following is the text of an article on Richard Ellis published in the New York Times on Aug 20, 2012 . See http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/science/guardian-of-ocean-life-armed-with-pen-and-brush.html?ref=science  

"Richard Ellis was playing tennis in Little Compton, R.I., during the summer of “Jaws” when he got a call from fishermen in nearby Sakonnet. They had a dead shark. Would he like to come down to the pier?

2012/08/23
Rusin Awarded in Lewiston, NY and Buffalo Niagara , NY

Len Rusin's plein air oil painting "Swamp Reflection" won its second award in less than a year winnning first place for painting in the 2012 Lewiston Arts Festival in Lewiston, New York.
He also won an Award of Excellence in the Buffalo Niagara Artists Association 2012 Spring Exhibition by Juror Norine Spurling. The exhibition was held at Partners in Art Gallery in North Tonawanda, New York during the month of April 2012.

2012/08/07
AFC Artists, Andrew Denman and Guy Combes Open First Joint Exhibition in UK
Old World - New World | Wildlife Art Exhibition by Guy Combes and Andrew Denman

Internationally recognized artists Andrew Denman and Guy Combes open their first joint exhibition, "Old World-New World; the Wildlife Art of Guy Combes & Andrew Denman" August 7 - 26, 2012 at the Nature in Art Museum in Gloucester, UK.  

A joint exhibition of original artwork by two of the most notable young painters in the field of wildlife art today. These two artists work in distinctly different but complimentary styles.

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