AFC News

Saturday, 16 July, 2022
Vancouver, B.C. - July 16, 2022 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce it will return to VanDusen Botanical Garden for its twelfth AFC Festival  at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC. Presented by RE/MAX, the festival will be open to the public from September 22 through 25, featuring the premier of the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit. Guests attending the opening weekend will have the opportunity to enjoy and purchase from a world-class international collection of original paintings and sculptures. As in previous years, all...
Friday, 15 July, 2022
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 15, 2022 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that AFC Signature Member, John Banovich's painting "Into the Papyrus", has been selected for the cover of this year's AFC Exhibit book. John is an internationally acclaimed American artist, conservationist and past recipient of AFC's highest honor - the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 15th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 22-25....
Friday, 17 June, 2022
Vancouver, BC CANADA – June 17, 2022 - In 2022, internationally renowned artist and conservation leader, Kitty Harvill will be recognized for her contribution to art and wildlife, with Artists for Conservation’s (AFC's) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award. AFC bestows the award annually to individuals for exemplifying the achievements and dedication of the award's namesake.“Kitty is a rare kind of inspiring artist and conservationist, and an extraordinary role model of resourcefulness, creativity, persistence and passion." explains...
Tuesday, 14 June, 2022
Vancouver, BC CANADA – June 14, 2022 - AFC is pleased to announce the promotion of seven Associate Members to Signature Membership - representing the organization's highest order of membership for artists.Once per year, the organization recommends promotion of a small number of Associate Members, who have demonstrated demonstrated sustained support of AFC’s mission, a high level of artistic mastry, and participation in AFC exhibits and programs. All seven of this year's inductees have had multiple artworks juried into AFC's annual exhibit and/or received an AFC award...
Monday, 13 June, 2022
Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 13, 2022 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce the 2022 juror's selection of artworks in the 15th annual AFC Exhibit. The exhibit features 200 artworks by 178 artists from 19 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA. The AFC exhibit is the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale supporting conservation. Artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges in price...
Saturday, 19 February, 2022
This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the artist community, AFC Signature Member, Rob Butler and wife Sharon Butler - also an accomplished artist - proposed establishing a pilot grant concept, providing funds to support artistic exploration of human and nature interaction. Initially the grant will be administered through AFC's Canadian charity arm and made available to the AFC artist community. Based on the success of the program, we hope to extend the grant to future years and expand the opportunity to other artists in our community around the...
Wednesday, 1 December, 2021
AFC is proud to announce two new awards, each in memory of Pollyanna Pickering and John Seerey-Lester - two prominent AFC members and artistic legends who recently passed.The Pollyanna Pickering AwardThis award will be presented to an artist exhibiting in AFC’s annual exhibit, for their artistic representation of an endangered species (from IUCN Red List). The award will be administered and selected in collaboration with Anna-Louise Pickering - Pollyanna's daughter and life-long travelling companion. A donation to one of Pollyanna's preferred conservation causes will be...
Friday, 27 August, 2021
Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 27, 2021 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the first round of award winners of the fourteenth annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art to be held September 23-26 in Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, an Environmental Statement Award, and Interpretive/Abstract Award. AFC also presents two Best in Show awards, in recognition of the highest scoring painting and sculpture by the jury panel in the annual exhibit.Artists receiving the...
Friday, 20 August, 2021
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 25, 2019 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Dorset Norwich-Young's painting "On High" depicting an Arbutus tree of the rugged British Columbia coastline, has been selected for the cover of the 2022 AFC Environmental Calendar. In addition to highlighting statutory and religious holidays, the calendar also uniquely highlights a wide range of international environmental-themed days and weeks. The annual calendar is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 14th annual AFC Exhibit,...
Friday, 20 August, 2021
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 20, 2021 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that UK artist and AFC Signature Member, Sophie Green has had her acrylic painting "The March", selected for the cover of the 2021 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The painting depicting the perilous event of migration of King penguins in Antarctica. Each year, AFC's hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the its annual juried exhibit, with this year's exhibit, premiering in Vancouver, BC September 23 to 26...

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