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September 27, 2012 - We Vancouver - AFC Festival Patron, Robert Bateman tells parents to take a hike (with their kids). Bateman shares his thoughts with We Vancouver reporter about the festival and getting kids into nature.... "The event is "delightful for artists," says Bateman. "It's a gathering of the clans."http://www.wevancouver.com/arts/171585901.html
CTV News Best of BC Highlights - AFC 2012 Festival - http://bc.ctvnews.ca/more/best-of-bc/artists-for-conservation-festival-1.953251
October 2, 2012 - Gulf Islands Driftwood - Robert Bateman sounds in on AFC's upcoming festival Oct 13 -21. Join us for the opening ceremonies with Robert Bateman, followed by his patron address on October 13th 10:30AM. http://www.gulfislandsdriftwood.com/entertainment/172405541.html and http://www.gulfislandsdriftwood.com/entertainment/172405541.html?mobile=true
Vancouver is Awesome Unplugged - AFC's Festival page http://vancouverisawesome.com/?s=Artists+for+conservation+festival
June 12, 2012 - Good Life Connoisseur Magazine - Summer 2012 - "Art in Action for Nature. World's Top Conservation-Themed Exhibit and Sale Returns to Vancouver's North Shore" - This October, Vancouver-based Artists for Conservation, a local nonprofit organization, is returning to the top of Grouse Mountain for the 2nd Annual Artists for Conservation Festival, which is being held from Saturday, October 13 through to Sunday, October 21. Founded in 1997, AFC is the world's top artist group supporting the environment, with a mission to support wildlife conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural world. The 10-day event will bring out leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world, immersing visitors in art and nature through youth education and adult workshops, film, and a world class art show and sale. Read more on page 66
Jan 14, 2012 - On January 14th, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) will officially host AFC's touring exhibit comprising most of the artwork from the live exhibit at Grouse Mountain, in November, 2011. Nearly 70 artworks will go on display to the public through March 11, 2012. A special opening reception is planned on January 14, which will include a special screening of AFC's first documenary film - "How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla". Read more
Nov 18, 2011 - thebahamasweekly.com - AFC Honors Marine Artist Guy Harvey With 2011 Conservation Award - The presentation was part of a week long AFC festival gala, held November 4-13 at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, which featured presentations.... Read more
Nov 16, 2011 - BYM Marine Environment News - AFC honors marine artist Guy Harvey with 2011 Conservation Award. In a long career filled with many accomplishments in the areas of marine art, science, conservation and business, one of Dr. Guy Harvey¹s finest moments came recently when fellow artists honored him with the prestigious Artists for Conservation (AFC) Simon Combes Conservation Award. The presentation was part of a week long AFC festival gala, held November 4-13 at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, In winning the 2011 award, Dr. Harvey, who holds a Ph.D in marine biology, joins the ranks of David Shepherd and Robert Bateman, the first recipient of the Simon Combes Conservation award, who was on hand as the event¹s keynote speaker and featured artist. Read more
Nov 12, 2011 - AFC 2011 "Art of Conservation" Virtual-Exhibit Now Open.AFC's Annual Exhibit - The Art of Conservation - has become one of the most highly anticipated events among the nature-inspired art genres. With the close of the 2011 AFC Festival and live exhibit last Sunday, November 13, at Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, the entire collection of artwork is now available for viewing online in order to provide global access to some of the best works the nature-inspired art genre has to offer. Visit the Virtual Exhibit.
Nov 9, 2011 - North Shore News - Bright Lights: Artists for Conservation Festival Gala -he Artists For Conservation Festival 2011 kicked off its 10-day-long run at the top of Grouse Mountain with a festival gala on the evening of Friday, Nov. 4. Keynote speaker, world-renowned artist Robert Bateman, was on hand to unveil his most recent painting while Coleen Christie, MC and CTV news anchor, hosted the evening. A preview of 70 original works of art that will be on sale over the 10-day opening of the "The Art of Conservation Exhibit," as well as live entertainment and silent auction, were all part of the event. North Shore News article. Read more
Nov 9, 2011 - North Shore Outlook - Conservation-themed art show at high altitude - After years hosting exhibits in such art meccas as New York City, the Artists for Conservation charity is hosting its first festival on Grouse Mountain. The 10-day event, dubbed the Artists for Conservation Festival, features a host of attractions for visitors including a lecture series, workshops and a 73-piece exhibit featuring artists from around the world, all of which focus on some facet of wildlife and habitat conservation. North Shore Outlook article interview with Jeff Whiting, President & Founder. Read more
Nov 9, 2011 - Vancouver is Awesome - "Unplugged: Artists for Conservation Festival: Vancouver’s North Shore is the ideal location for Artists for Conservation Festival, happening at the top of Grouse Mountain from November 5 to 13, 2011. The Artists for Conservation Festival is a 10-day international art and environmental... Read more...
Nov 5, 2011 - Art, Conservation Festival Opening attracts visitors ages 6 to 60+ - Today's Artists For Conservation (AFC) Festival Opening at Grouse Mountain brought out young and old and everyone in-between to learn about the importance of nature through art. Read more
Nov 4, 2011 - Reconnecting with nature - Robert Bateman is among the featured artists at the inaugural Artists for Conservation Festival 2011 taking over Grouse Mountain for 10 days, Nov. 5-13. North Shore News article. Read more
Oct 28, 2011 - CTV coverage on Artists for Conservation Festival 2011. Read more
Sept 13, 2011 - Announcing Coleen Christie as Emcee for AFC Festival Gala November 4 at Grouse Mountain. Coleen Christie is the anchor of CTV News at Five and CTV News: Digital Edition (British Columbia). Since 1997, Coleen has reported on everything from community issues to major entertainment events. She cut her teeth anchoring the station's morning show. Since then, she has hosted three cycles of CTV's former national weekend morning show, Good Morning Canada, and fills in as host on CTV's Canada AM. Read more
Jan. 2, 2011 - New York Times features AFC Flag Expeditioner Stephen Quinn is featured for a follow-up article about AFC's latest Flag Expedition to retrace the steps of Carl Akeley in the Virunga Mountains and tell the story of human impact on the region in the last century. Read more
Dec 28, 2010 - AFC is proud to announce that Artists for Conservation President and Founder, Jeffrey Whiting is awarded the Business In Vancouver 2010 Forty under 40 Award for his leadership in Social Entrepreneurship. BIV has celebrated BC's up and coming business stars for more than 20 years (http://www.biv.com/40under40/). Congratulations Jeff! More information to follow after the awards dinner on Feb 1, 2010. Read more
Dec 19, 2010 - Tune in to Global National News (Canada) for a TV interview with Jeff Whiting re. Artists for Conservation and Akeley/Mountain Gorilla Expedition
Dec 16, 2010 - Artists for Conservation President and Founder, Jeffrey Whiting speaks with talk show host Fanny Kiefer (live on channel 4 on Shaw Cable on Dec 16th at 9AM) about Artist for Conservation and recent Flag Expedition to Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo with American Museum of Natural History artist Stephen Quinn. Expedition focused on the endangered Mountain Gorilla, retracing the steps of artist/explorer Carl Akeley, and the Mountain Gorilla Veterinarian Project. Watch Jeff Whiting in his interview with Fanny Kiefer online... 2 Parts: View Part 1; View Part 2
Dec 6, 2010 - BBC World Radio interviews Steve while in the field in Kenya immediately following the expedition in Rwanda and DRC to study the Mountain Gorillas and retrace famed explorer/artist Carl Akeley's steps.
Dec 1, 2010 - Canada's Agora National magazine features the AFC's 11th Flag Expedition - How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla Read it on page 6
Nov 21, 2010 - In the Footsteps of the Museum’s Gorillas - Feature article about Steve Quinn's upcoming AFC Flag Expedition: Read the article...
Nov 13, 2010 - 90-year-old Painting as a GPS? AFC President is interviewed by ClimbforChange.com about the upcoming trek in Africa. Read the article...
Oct 28, 2010 - The Province Article Artists' charitable nature comes out in exhibit. "It's a first for our Portraits of an Artist feature -- we're showcasing a virtual exhibit". Read the article...
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