Conservation Projects

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

<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.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Red Wolf Education and Recovery - Commemorative Poster To Raise Awareness About Red Wolves | Rob Dreyer

Red Wolf Education and Recovery (Campaign Completed)

Artist: Rob Dreyer

Posted: 22 Jun, 2017 | Updated: 29 Nov, 2019

The Endangered Wolf Center's educators will be heading to the Ozark mountain region of Missouri and Arkansas to increase public awareness about red wolves and their essential role in keeping the ecosystems across the Southeast healthy and thriving. Awareness is the first step in protecting the current wild population and helping to expand the benefits of this species to other areas throughout its...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em>  The Boma Project, Soysambu - Lions and cattle protected! | Gregory Wellman

The Boma Project, Soysambu

Artist: Gregory Wellman

Posted: 2 Nov, 2019 | Updated: 2 Nov, 2019

To find a solution to protecting cattle and conserving lions at Soysambu, Kenya.
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Karin Snoots

"Pets Helping Pets" An Original Portrait Of Your Pet, For A Good Cause

Artist: Karin Snoots

Posted: 17 Oct, 2019 | Updated: 17 Oct, 2019

Pet owners may commission portraits of their furry family members in an array of sizes. Paintings are created using either acrylics or oils on gallery wrapped canvases. A 25% benefit will be donated from its commission to participating animal welfare organiza­tions, including the Brandywine SPCA of DE or Delaware Humane Society.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Silent Skies (AFC) - Artists for Conservation - Silent Skies Project | Diana Hoehlig

Silent Skies (AFC)

Artist: Diana Höhlig

Posted: 7 Sep, 2019 | Updated: 7 Sep, 2019

Artwork donation 100% Painting Sira Curassow 8" x 8"
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Ripple Effect -  | Donna Wilson

Ripple Effect

Artist: Donna Wilson

Posted: 22 Aug, 2019 | Updated: 22 Aug, 2019

Featuring paintings, sculpture, and photography by three local artists, Ripple Effect honours endangered, threatened and at-risk species from across North America and Africa. Artists Hermann Brandt, Debra Garside, and Donna Wilson present a body of work that provides us the opportunity to reconnect to the animals with whom we share less and less of our world. Proceeds from the sale go directly...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Savanna Gallery Art Exhibit | Linda Budge

“Art on the Wild Side”

Artist: Linda Budge

Posted: 5 Aug, 2019 | Updated: 5 Aug, 2019

The mission of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo’s Conservation and Science Department is to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation. 
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute - Protecting Chimpanzees &amp; Improving the Lives of People, Animals, &amp; the Environment | Becci Crowe

Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute

Artist: Becci Crowe

Posted: 15 Jul, 2019 | Updated: 22 Jul, 2019

 
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Radiated Tortoise Limited Edition Print - All proceeds will be donated to the Turtle Survival Alliance. | Matt Patterson

Radiated Tortoise Limited Edition Print

Artist: Matt Patterson

Posted: 20 Jul, 2019 | Updated: 20 Jul, 2019

The purpose of this print is to raise money for radiated tortoise conservation.
Create Conservation Project/Cause - PAWS | Gemma Gylling

Performing Animal Welfare Society

Artist: Gemma Gylling

Posted: 19 Jun, 2019 | Updated: 19 Jun, 2019

This project is an ongoing project for me.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Sea Turtle Conservation -  | Carleen Ross

Sea Turtle Conservation

Artist: Carleen Ross

Posted: 29 Apr, 2019 | Updated: 29 Apr, 2019

I regularly conduct art conservation talks to various groups and work with several sea turtle conservation societies where I donate portions of my profits to them annually. Through my support I hope to help them educate others around the world so that we can see these creatures leave the endangered species list. It's through the artwork that I create that I hope to inspire others to see the...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Madagascar - Radiated Tortoises -  | Matt Patterson

Madagascar - Radiated Tortoises

Artist: Matt Patterson

Posted: 30 Mar, 2019 | Updated: 30 Mar, 2019

Critically endangered radiated tortoise conservation.

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