Artists for Conservation


Pollyanna Pickering Foundation Helps Save Namibian Painted Dogs

The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation has funded the building of an enclosure for the rehabiliation of Painted Dogs at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia. 

Rossin Awarded in Kirkland Show

Celebrating the 19th year of the International Miniature Art Show, the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, Washington had an outstanding number of entries submitted for 2011.
Out of the many works submitted 357 were selected for exhibition. This year Linda Rossin entered four paintings with a wide variety of subjects, and it was another regional scene of the Snake River which won the award for 1st Place. 

Wildscape Magazine to Sponsor AFC Exhibition

AFC is pleased to announce that Wildscape magazine is again the official UK Media sponsors for the upcoming AFC exhibition. Wildscape will also sponsor the 2011 Wildsape Editor's Award. 

Banovich Cancer Benefit for Stacey Peretz

One of AFC's most prominent members and ardent conservationists, John Banovich, has also shown us his humanitarian giving side. Many of you will know or know of John's "right and left-hand" business partner, Stacey Peretz. Stacey is fighting for her life with a blood cancer disease and needs help with another round of treatments.

AFC President Represents AFC at ZACC Conference

Jeffrey Whiting Chairs Roundtable on Art, Science and Social Media

AFC President Jeffrey Whiting has just returned form Seattle, Washington where he was invited to facilitate/chair a roundtable discussion on Art, Science and Social Media during the Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC) biennual conference . The conference was organized by the Woodland Park Zoo. Jeffrey has spoken at the conference in the past.

This was a great forum for discussing the important role art can play in conservation in front of representatives of Zoos and Aquariums from around the world.

Dumas wins "Masterworks" Twice in a Row

Michael Dumas' history of participation in the Masterworks in Miniature show has seen him win the Best of Show by People's Choice 3 times out of the 5 times he has participated. 2005 saw his first winning piece, 'Played Out', a portrait of a tired lion cub observed on the Chobe River in Botswana. His painting of 'Gypsy' won this same award in 2009, and in 2010 his wins went back to back with 'Curious' - Tiger Cub in 2011. This Year's entry depicts two house sparrows perched on a pile of discarded flour sacks.

James Coe Named Woodson Art Museum 2011 Master Artist

Congratulations to AFC Signature Member James Coe  Named Woodson Art Museum 2011 Master Artist

We are delighted to pass on the following Press Release which was issued by the museum in Wausau, Wisconsin,USA :

The Woodson Art Museum announces James Coe as its 2011 Master Artist who will be honored during the Museum’s 36th annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall.

Following the Flag Expedition to Rwanda

Expedition Attracts Major Publications Attention

The world press is following the progress of the current Flag Expedition and further articles and interviews are being arranged as communications to the field permit.

Samples of published items can be seen at:

From BBC World Radio

AFC Awards of Excellence Announced

Each year the Artists for Conservation Foundation awards five AFC -Medals of Exc

Each year the Artists for Conservation Foundation awards AFC "Medals of Excellence" to artists for their artworks in the Annual Art of Conservation, an international exhibit of nature in art.  pastel painting,  -Where's Waldo?-, depicting 12 Galapagos marine iguanas and a small ground finch by Kelly Dodge, pictured here, was one of the works singled out for special recognition from among over 400 art submissions for the prestigious 2010 AFC Virtual Exhibition.

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