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AFC Announces New Venue Partner in Florida

Artists for Conservation

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - May 9, 2019 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce a new partnership and special exhibit tour at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida. The exhibit is scheduled to run from March through May, 2021, and featuring artwork from the 2020 edition of AFC's annual juried exhibit.

Silent Skies Mural Tours to Arizona

Artists for Conservation

We're pleased to announce the opening of our second Silent Skies Mural touring exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

A full replica display will be installed in the Baldwin Education Building and unveiled on May 25, 2019. The exhibit will remain in place for public viewing through September 29 of this year. 

See the mural online

Jesic Honored as Living Master Artist

Artists for Conservation

AFC Signature Member, Stephen Jesic was recently recognized by the Art Renewal Center (ARC) is pleased to welcome Stephen Jesic as an ARC Associate Living Master. ARC's primary mission is to promote a return of skill-based training, standards and excellence in the visual arts, with a particular emphasis on realism.

AFC Announces First Silent Skies Mural Tour Location

Artists for Conservation

Vancouver, British Columbia –  (January 16, 2019) Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the first outdoor installation of the "Silent Skies Mural Project" in the city of Kingsport, Tennessee - a 24-foot by 50 foot-long representation of the massive collaborative project unveiled last August at the 27th  International Ornithological Congress and 8th Artists for Conservation Festival. Like the original, this waterproof vinyl version showcases the 678 species birds from around the world that are threatened with extinction.

Sunita Dhairyam Honored for Tiger Conservation Work

Artists for Conservation

On the 29th. of November, AFC Signature Member, Sunita Dhairyam was feted for her work in conserving tigers in India.

Dhairyam is both an accomplished artist and the founder of the Mariamma Charitable Trust, based in the  Western Ghats in southwest India, on the edge of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. The organization's works to save tigers and other wildife through habitat protection and supporting local communities. 

AFC Artists in Japan Support Fish Owl Conservation

Artists for Conservation

This November 5th to 12th in Hamanaka, Japan, a team of artists including Signature AFC Members Eriko Kobayashi and Yasuo Watanabe are collaborating with the NGO Fish Owl Aid to support the Blakiston's Fish-Owl. The artists and Fish Owl Aid will be sketching the natural environments of eastern Hokkaido, where they are hostjng a series of workshops and inform visitors and residents about conserving the critically endangered species of owl.

Gary Hodges Launches Book and Auction for Conservation

Artists for Conservation

UK's best selling pencil artist, AFC Signature Member Gary Hodge's has just released his latest book featuring artwork from his latest conservation charity event The event is hosted at at the renowned Nature in Art museum in Gloucestershire, from 10-22 July 2018, and is 100% in aid of six conservation and wildlife art charities. Central to the event is an online and live auction featuring 50 specially embellished prints. Each are drawn over with 1,000s of pencil strokes making them all unique and collectable.

Ahsan Qureshi Brings Wildlife Art to Pakistan

Artists for Conservation

Two hours drive from Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad is a mountain resort town of Nathia Gali. This summer, the town will host its first wildlife art exhibit featuring the artwork of AFC's Dr. Ahsan Qureshi. The show venue is Hotel Elites Nathiagali, and will run August 4th and 5th.

AFC Mourns the Passing of Pollyanna Pickering

Artists for Conservation

Sadly, Pollyanna Pickering passed away on March 29, 2018, following a short illness. With her passing, we have lost a great artist, passionate and generous wildlife conservationist. She was a big part of the AFC community over the years and will be deeply missed by her friends and colleagues at Artists for Conservation.

Bruce Lawes Gets Help from Jane Goodall in Painting to Support Institute

Artists for Conservation

AFC artist Bruce Lawes, recently completed a major arwork depicting a chimpanzee, created specifically to support the Jane Goodall Institute. In this article, Bruce describes the creative process and how his lifelong conservation hero, Dr. Goodall herself contributed to the artwork's completion.

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