AFC Announcements

2018/06/25
AFC 2019 Calendar Revealed

Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 25, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, James Hough's painting "Times Like This" depicting a Laughing Kookaburra, has been selected for the cover of the 2019 AFC Environmental Calendar. For the first time, the calendar has been themed on a specific subject - birds. The theme corresponds to a unique collaboration between AFC and the world's most important bird studies event - the 27th International Ornithological Congress - held every four years since 1884.

2018/06/15
AFC's 2018 Book Cover Celebrates Bird Diversity

Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 15, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that a mosaic of no fewer than 72 artworks are featured on the latest AFC book jacket. The works are a sampling of hundreds of paintings depicting all endangered species of birds of the world in AFC's collaborative Silent Skies Mural. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 10th annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art.

2018/05/09
Guy Combes to Receive AFC's Highest Honor

Vancouver, BC CANADA - May 9, 2018 - This August, internationally acclaimed Kenyan artist, Guy Combes will be recognized for his conservation leadership and artistic achievement with Artists for Conservation’s (AFC's) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award. The award is especially significant in that it was established in memory of Guy's father who was a world-renowned wildlife artist and prominent conservationist. AFC bestows the award annually to individuals for exemplifying the achievements and dedication of the award's namesake. 

AFC Exhibit & Festival 2018
2018/04/23
AFC 2018 Exhibit Artists & Jurors

 

Vancouver, BC CANADA - April 23, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce 200 spectacular artworks by 154 exceptional artists from 16 countries have been accepted into the 2018 AFC exhibit. 

Artists for Conservation
2018/04/04
AFC Mourns the Passing of Pollyanna Pickering

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.

2018/03/04
Remembering Murray Phillips

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the passing of our friend Murray Phillips, AFC artist, conservationist and board member (2014-2017). 

Murray was an inspiring and passionate champion for nature, through his art and an extraordinary public speaking ability. His message encouraging all of us to "see slowly" resonated deeply with audiences. With Murray's passing, we've lost a friend and uniquely articulate advocate for society reconnecting with the wilderness.

2018/02/25
Sharon Schafer's 'Two Deserts, One Sky' Environmental Education Project

AFC artist Sharon K. Schafer has returned to India to connect cultures and continents - an introduction of Rajasthan students to their Nevada, U.S counterparts. Her 2018 project is 'Two Deserts, One Sky' - art-based global environmental education project.

The 2018 project is an outgrowth from the original 2017 AFC Flag Expedition #15. This project is committed to arid land environmental education and dedicated to fostering an understanding between cultures of our shared responsibilities to our fragile planet.

The 2018 project will be conducted in two phases:

Ducks Unlimited 2018 Portfolio
2018/02/02
AFC artists selected for Ducks Unlimited Canada - 2018 National Art Portfolio

Congratulations to AFC Canadian artists Jodie Dansereau, Kevin Johnson, Joseph Koensgen, Terry Isaac, Ron Plaizier and Valerie Rogers. Artist Joseph Koensgen was awarded the 2018 Artist of the Year. 

Only 11 artworks were selected by Ducks Unlimited Canada as part of the 2018 National Art Portfolio (Art for Wetlands 2018 edition) from hundreds of submissions from artists across Canada. We are proud tthat six of the 11 are AFC artists.

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