AFC Announcements

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Gather at Grouse Mountain for Artists for Conservation Festival

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - July 16, 2012 – The world's leading conservation-themed exhibit of original nature and wildlife art is returning to Grouse Mountain on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The second annual Artists for Conservation Festival will feature a world-class international art exhibit, lectures, films and workshops.

AFC Announces 2012 Exhibit Roster of Artists

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - July 16, 2012 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2012 exhibiting AFC Signature Member artists accepted into the Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale. This is AFC's 5th annual exhibition of Members' artworks and second annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on October 13, 2012 at Grouse Mountain Resort, 4,000 feet above the city and overlooking the Pacific coast.

Artists for Conservation
Life-Long Devotion to Nature and Art - Aleta Karstad

We all know someone who is devoted to a cause. Sometimes, we think the person is eccentric or extreme; sometimes, we wonder "Why the dedication?"; sometimes, we simply admire the commitment and never-ending effort. In this blog, I would like to introduce you to a person who unquestionably deserves our admiration, who begs the question "Why?" and who is maybe just a little bit eccentric.

Mark Hobson, AFC Exhibit 2012, Annual Exhibit Book
AFC Reveals 2012 Exhibit Book Cover - Painting by BC Artist Mark Hobson

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - July 9, 2012 - AFC is proud to announce Mark Hobson's "Steller's Jay: Among Alders" painting has been selected for the cover of the 2012 Art of Conservation Exhibit Book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" will be published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 5th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC running October 13th thorough to October 21st. The book features images of all the art on display at the upcoming 2012 AFC Festival and virtual show.

Pollyanna Pickering, Simon Combes Award
Internationally Acclaimed Artist and Conservationist Recipient of AFC’s 2012 Conservation Award.

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - July 5, 2012 - Pollyanna Pickering has had a long career as one of Europe's foremost wildlife artists. As the most published fine artists in the UK, Pollyanna is a champion of environmental conservation, and has dedicated her life to animal welfare and international exploration.

AFC's Gregory Wellman to lead Art Safaris in Tanzania

AFC's Gregory Wellman to lead Art Safaris in Tanzania

AFC member Gregory Wellman from the UK is running art safaris to Northern Tanzania for wildlife artists. Following years of involvement with his partner’s charity organization in the Kilimanjaro & Ngorongoro Crater area, Gregory has partnered with a successful and long established tour operator there, Nordic Travel, to help artists take their wildlife art to a new level.

Stanley Meltzoff: Oceans and Other Worlds Exhibition
Exhibition Opens June 6 in New York

Universally acknowledged as the first and still finest artist ever to paint the world's apex game fish, Stanley Meltzoff was born in Brooklyn and went on to to artistic triumphs in a variety of genres. Meltzoff was a Signature member of AFC until his death in 2006 During WWII, he served as correspondent for THE STARS AND STRIPES army newspaper alongside the legendary cartoonist Bill Mauldin. Thereafter he enjoyed success as a commercial artist and illustrator, ornamenting such magazine covers as The Atlantic, The Saturday Evening Post, and Scientific American, among many others.

Artists for Conservation
The Kindness of Strangers

"Where are you going next?" Apart from "How long do your paintings take?" these have to be the words I hear most frequently!

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