AFC Announcements

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.
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  

"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?

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.

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.

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.

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