Conservation Projects

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

Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Doug Hiser

Audubon Murals 2020

Artist: Doug Hiser

Posted: 31 Dec, 2020 | Updated: 31 Dec, 2020

Fifty foot bird mural for Houston Audubon smith oaks sanctuary.
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> King of the Gobi - The 8th most endangered large mammal on Earth | Charlotte Williams

King of the Gobi

Artist: Charlotte Williams

Posted: 9 Nov, 2020 | Updated: 20 Mar, 2021

Having a love of camels, partly due to having been a camel safari guide in South Africa (many eons ago!), when I met John Hare OBE and heard about the wild camels of Mongolia, I was naturally keen to get on board to try and help raise much needed funds for his Wild Camel Protection Foundation.  (Please do visit www.wildcamels.com for the full fascinating story). These wild camels, which are...
<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
<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> 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> 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> 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> 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> Rosemarie Armstrong Original Landscapes & Seascapes -  | Rosemarie Armstrong

Rosemarie Armstrong Original Landscapes & Seascapes

Artist: Rosemarie Armstrong

Posted: 11 Mar, 2020 | Updated: 14 Apr, 2021

The Artist Rosemarie Armstrong will donate 20% of the price from every painting sold through the AFC website, to Artists for Conservation. She believes it is critical to educate and build awareness of conservation issues in our youth. They are our hope for the future. Each of Rosemarie's paintings conveys her passionate connection to our natural environment, and reflects her artistic soul and...
<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> 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> Buddies by Elissa Ewald -  | Elissa Ewald

Buddies by Elissa Ewald

Artist: Elissa Ewald

Posted: 11 Feb, 2020 | Updated: 3 Apr, 2022

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> 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> Australia's bushfire emergency 2020 - Facebook art auction for the Koala Hospital - Port Macquarie  | Geraldine Simmons

Australia's bushfire emergency 2020

Artist: Geraldine Simmons

Posted: 15 Jan, 2020 | Updated: 10 Jan, 2023

Bushfire emergency ART AUCTION on Geraldine's Wildlife Art via Facebook for the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, NSW. Original artwork in coloured pencil on paper titled Afternoon Snooze. The size of the artwork is 42cm x 34cm.  I am happy to announce the artwork sold, raising $400 AUD.
<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> 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> 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> 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: 30 Dec, 2022

The Wild Bird Care Centre is the only rehabilitation centre exclusively dedicated to wild birds and is the oldest wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Ottawa (Ontario - Canada) region. The Centre is a registered charitable organization funded primarily by public donations. The Centre has been operating in the Stony Swamp Conservation Area since 1991, and is the oldest rehabilitation centre in...
<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> Friends of Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Society  -  | Susan Neilson

Friends of Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Society

Artist: Susan Neilson

Posted: 21 Nov, 2019 | Updated: 27 Nov, 2021

MEMBER OF THE BOARD - Community Conservation Group  The conservation area near my art studio has four distinct ecosystems within a relatively small space almost completely surrounded by development, so there has been concern about its fragility and its importance. We have tiny Western Screech Owls, Pacific Skinks and other creatures raising families right by the fence lines. The forest floor has...
<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.
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