Conservation Projects

This section highlights conservation initiatives that are being undertaken directly by AFC members.

Create Conservation Project/Cause - Raising money for conservation and wildlife protection | Sophie Green

The Explorers Against Extinction Charity Auction

Artist: Sophie Green

Posted: 7 Dec, 2020 | Updated: 7 Dec, 2020

I am so excited to hear that the Explorers Against Extinction charity art auction raised a whopping £57,000 for The Real World Conservation Trust.  This year was a record for the charity!
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Buddies by Elissa Ewald -  | Elissa Ewald

Buddies by Elissa Ewald

Artist: Elissa Ewald

Posted: 11 Feb, 2020 | Updated: 28 Nov, 2020

Children's book to raise awareness of kindness to others with acceptance of others and where they may live or how they may live. No one wants to be alone and everyone needs at least one friend in life. This book is meant to promote companionship and trust.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary Art Competition - Postponed till 2021 | Anne Barron

Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary Art Competition

Artist: Anne Barron

Posted: 1 Nov, 2020 | Updated: 2 Nov, 2020

Art competition for adults & children to raise funds and awareness for the Hikkswick Wildlife Sanctuary - postponed from 2020 to 2021 - details to be confirmed
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Art Auction for Animals | Kathleen Zimmerman

Famous Fido’s Celebration for Life

Artist: Kathleen Zimmerman

Posted: 23 Jul, 2020 | Updated: 23 Jul, 2020

Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption helps animals in crisis. They believe every living thing has a purpose and they strive to make sure we appreciate the beauty and importance of animals. Kathleen Zimmerman was invited to exhibit and take part in this event this year. Zimmerman was happy to do so and donated some of her art to support this worthy case and organization.  
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> The Texas Sealife Center - Corpus Christi, Texas | Jeffrey McDaniel

The Texas Sealife Center

Artist: Jeffrey McDaniel

Posted: 7 Jul, 2020 | Updated: 7 Jul, 2020

Coastal and aquatic: rescue, rehabilitation, release, public education and awareness.
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Corpus Christi, Texas | Jeffrey McDaniel

The Texas Sealife Center

Artist: Jeffrey McDaniel

Posted: 7 Jul, 2020 | Updated: 7 Jul, 2020

Coastal and aquatic: rescue, rehabilitation, release, public education and awareness.
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Paula Wiegmink

Koala Rescue

Artist: Paula Wiegmink

Posted: 4 Jun, 2020 | Updated: 4 Jun, 2020

Raising Funds for injured Koalas
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Silent Skies Mural Project -  | Dianne Munkittrick

Silent Skies Mural Project

Artist: Dianne Munkittrick

Posted: 20 May, 2020 | Updated: 20 May, 2020

This project calls attention to the 678 endanged bird species in the world.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Silent Skies Mural Project -  | Dianne Munkittrick

Silent Skies Mural Project

Artist: Dianne Munkittrick

Posted: 20 May, 2020 | Updated: 20 May, 2020

This project calls attention to the 678 endanged bird species in the world.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Riding for Rangas  - An on-going bi-ennual charity bike ride that raises funds and awareness for non-profit organisation Friends of the National Parks Foundation based in Indonesia | Geraldine Simmons

Riding for Rangas

Artist: Geraldine Simmons

Posted: 5 May, 2017 | Updated: 12 May, 2020

When Geraldine visited Borneo in 2005 she saw firsthand the destruction caused by the planting of palm oil plantations that threaten local plant and animal species. Inspired and deeply moved by this trip, Geraldine used her love of push-bike riding to found Riding for Rangas. Since 2009 Riding for Rangas has raised thousands of dollars assisting Friends of the National Parks Foundation fight for...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Australia's bushfire emergency 2020 - Facebook art auction for the Koala Hospital | Geraldine Simmons

Australia's bushfire emergency 2020

Artist: Geraldine Simmons

Posted: 15 Jan, 2020 | Updated: 10 May, 2020

Bushfire emergency ART AUCTION on Geraldine's Wildlife Art via Facebook for the Koala Hospital at Port Macquarie, NSW. Original artwork in coloured pencil on paper titled "Afternoon Snooze." The size of the artwork is 42cm x 34cm.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Sketch for Survival 2018 - In Collaboration with Explorers Against Extinction | Geraldine Simmons

Sketch for Survival 2018

Artist: Geraldine Simmons

Posted: 7 Jan, 2020 | Updated: 10 May, 2020

Sketch for Survival is an art initiative. It was inspired by a shocking statistic – on average, one elephant is poached in the wild every 26 minutes. The purpose of the initiative is to highlight the plight of elephants and other iconic species and invited professional artists and celebrity supporters help by donating a simple 26-minute wildlife sketch to the  touring exhibition. I was delighted...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 -  | Carina Kramer

Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019

Artist: Carina Kramer

Posted: 20 Apr, 2020 | Updated: 20 Apr, 2020

"DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year is a prestigious annual wildlife art competition – attracting artists from all over the world and showcasing some of the finest and most exciting wildlife art at exhibition in London. The competition each year raises vital awareness and funds for the endangered wildlife that DSWF works so hard to protect. 50% of all sales supports our work to fight wildlife crime...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 -  | Carina Kramer

Artists for Conservation 2019

Artist: Carina Kramer

Posted: 20 Apr, 2020 | Updated: 20 Apr, 2020

AFC's annual juried "International Exhibit of Nature in Art" is the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale. It's a rare opportunity for art collectors to buy original artwork by internationally acclaimed artists and directly support conservation work. Most of the artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges widely in price from $500 to $50,000+. At least 40% of proceeds from...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Big Cat Conservation -  | Mark Hallett

Big Cat Conservation

Artist: Mark Hallett

Posted: 18 Apr, 2020 | Updated: 18 Apr, 2020

Mark is informally working with Ranthambhore National Park, Project Tiger, Tigerwalahs and the Snow Leopard Conservancy to further big cat conservation through promotion of and sales from his and his coauthor John M. Harris' Columbia University Press book, On the Prowl: In Search of Big Cat Origins. Mark will be donating 100% of any future royalties to Panthera following the book's publication.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> In support of wildlife -  | Linda Martin

In support of wildlife

Artist: Linda Martin

Posted: 25 Feb, 2018 | Updated: 4 Apr, 2020

Supporting 'Cheetah Outreach" through Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park, New South Wales, Australia. Cheetah Outreach: Promoting the survival of the free-ranging South African Cheetah through environmental education and partnering conservation initiatives.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> The Future of the Georgia Coast? - A forum uniting art and science in conservation efforts  | Marjett Schille

The Future of the Georgia Coast?

Artist: Marjett Schille

Posted: 12 Mar, 2020 | Updated: 13 Mar, 2020

To provide the Nature Conservancy with 20 percent of all sales of artwork and prints sold by Marjett Schille at the forum events
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> DD the Hawk - 50% of artist&#039;s sales commission for &quot;DD the Hawk&quot; will be donated to the SPCA of Monterey County and 25% of the artist&#039;s sales commission for &quot;DD the Hawk&quot; will be donated to the Artists for Conservation organization | Debbie Griest

DD the Hawk

Artist: Debbie Griest

Posted: 4 Mar, 2020 | Updated: 9 Mar, 2020

Fund raising for the operation of the SPCA of Monterey County Wildlife Center. 50% of the artist's sales commission for "DD the Hawk" will be donated to the SPCA of Monterey County and 25% of the artist's sales commission for "DD the Hawk" will be donated to the Artists for Conservaiton organizaiton. 50% of net proceeds from all other painting sales in 2020 will be donated to SPCA of Monterey...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Fishing - 50% of the sales commission for &quot;Fishing&quot; will be donated to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and 25% of sales commission for &quot;Fishing&quot; will be donated to the Artists for Conservation organization | Debbie Griest

Fishing

Artist: Debbie Griest

Posted: 9 Mar, 2020 | Updated: 9 Mar, 2020

Raise money and awareness for the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care organization promoting coexisting with bears. 50% of the sales commission for "Fishing" will be donated to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and 25% of the sales commission for "Fishing" will be donated to the Artists for Conservation organization. To hold art shows in honor of our bears and to donate 50% of net proceeds from all other painting...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Painting Dogs - African Wild Dogs | Sandra Jones

Born Free Foundation

Artist: Sandra Jones

Posted: 20 Feb, 2020 | Updated: 20 Feb, 2020

THEIR MISSION AND PURPOSE They work tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs.  As a leading wildlife charity, they oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep them where they belong - in the wild.  They promote Compassionate...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Southern Oregon Land Conservancy -  | Pamela Haunschild

Southern Oregon Land Conservancy

Artist: Pamela Haunschild

Posted: 23 Jan, 2020 | Updated: 23 Jan, 2020

The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy currently has a focus on conserving private land along the Colestin-Siskiyou Summit area.  Their vision is to conserve this corridor between the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Klamath National Forest and Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest. I have land in this corridor and want to put it into conservation. I also want to continue to focus some of my art on...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Reclamation of Montana Ranch Land - Jefferson River, Waterloo, Montana | Kimberly Wurster

Reclamation of Montana Ranch Land

Artist: Kimberly Wurster

Posted: 8 Jan, 2020 | Updated: 12 Jan, 2020

Co-owner of wetland properties in Montana, Bitterroot Valley and on the Jefferson River. The properties were reclaimed and developed for waterfowl and trout enhancement and production, working with the Montana Land Reliance. These projects were completed with Conservation Easements in place.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Reclamation of Montana Mining Property -  | Kimberly Wurster

Reclamation of Montana Mining Property

Artist: Kimberly Wurster

Posted: 8 Jan, 2020 | Updated: 12 Jan, 2020

Restored and reclaimed mining property on Dry Cottonwood Creek in Deer Lodge County, Montana, for resident wildlife population (including elk breeding grounds) and developed spawning habitat for native West Slope Cutthroat Trout.   
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Sketch for Survival  - Wildlife Artists Supporting Conservation | Geraldine Simmons

Sketch for Survival 2017

Artist: Geraldine Simmons

Posted: 15 Sep, 2017 | Updated: 7 Jan, 2020

Over 100 pieces of artwork, both professional works donated by leading wildlife artists as well as sketches from celebrity supporters will be framed or mounted and exhibited online, as well as being displayed at the Royal Geographical Society in London, UK during the Explorers against Extinction event on the evening of 12 October 2017. The evening will be introduced by Sir Ranulph Fienees OBE...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Alton Millpond Restoration -  | Lynden Cowan

Alton Millpond Restoration

Artist: Lynden Cowan

Posted: 27 Dec, 2019 | Updated: 27 Dec, 2019

However the creation of the pond by damming Shaw’s Creek created negative consequences for fish habitat (warming the water and blocking spawning routes). Siltation of the pond is detracting from its visual and recreational utility and work is required on the dam and retaining walls. The non-profit Alton Millpond Association has been established with the aim of rehabilitating the dam and pond...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Conservation | Denise Monaghan

Prairie Protection COLORADO

Artist: Denise Monaghan

Posted: 20 Dec, 2019 | Updated: 20 Dec, 2019

Prairie restoration and conservation
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre -  | Chantal Dupuis

Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre

Artist: Chantal Dupuis

Posted: 12 Dec, 2019 | Updated: 12 Dec, 2019

I have seen first hand what the OVWBCC does for the birds that visit their shelter and the conditions in which they have been providing that care.  Their current shelter is old, has very limited space and does not provide basic necissities even for the wonderful volunteers who work tirelessly (think about it... feedings every 30mn for a very large brood!!).   I decided that I would try to help a...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Endangered Animals -  | Jess Hansen

Endangered Animals

Artist: Jess Hansen

Posted: 11 Dec, 2019 | Updated: 11 Dec, 2019

Endangered Animals are so important to protect. I wish to capture these animals forever in my artwork. This way there is at least an image preserving their beauty and life.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Wild Horse and Burro program -  | Jess Hansen

Wild Horse and Burro program

Artist: Jess Hansen

Posted: 8 Dec, 2019 | Updated: 8 Dec, 2019

I've made a life long decision to commit to caring for the mustang I adopted/tamed/and trained. I will continue to do artwork to help bring awareness to this cause. Wild mustangs and burros care is a difficult issue in the United States with overpopulation, environmental issues, etc.  Many people do not know about the issue or make it worse in many ways.  I work to bring awareness through my...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> West Coast Beauty Campaign - one acre at a time... | Corrinne Wolcoski

West Coast Beauty Campaign

Artist: Corrinne Wolcoski

Posted: 5 Dec, 2019 | Updated: 5 Dec, 2019

As a professional landscape artist, I draw my main source of inspiration from the pristine beauty of our West Coast. Preserving its natural untouched wilderness is important. I contribute a part of my sales to fundraise and make a difference.

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