AFC News

Wednesday, 17 July, 2024
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 17, 2024 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that AFC Signature Member, Luke Raffin's painting "Into the Mist", has been selected for the cover of this year's AFC Exhibit book. Luke is an internationally acclaimed Canadian artist, based in Powell River, BC. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 17th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 19-22. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall. Featured on the...
Tuesday, 16 July, 2024
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 16, 2024 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that AFC Signature Member, Shirley Weiss' painting "Mountain Goat Family", has been selected for the cover of the 2025 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 17th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 19-22.Several of the...
Monday, 1 July, 2024
Vancouver, BC CANADA – July 1, 2024 - Artists for Conservation is proud to recognize Walt Anderson of Prescott, Arizona, with its highest honor—the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award—in recognition of Walt’s lifelong dedication to conservation, artistic mastery and sharing of his scientific knowledge. Since 2006, AFC bestows the award annually to individuals for exemplifying the achievements and dedication of the award’s namesake.With the award, Walt joins a who’s-who roster of international recipients chosen for their artistic excellence...
Friday, 21 June, 2024
Vancouver, BC CANADA – June 21, 2024 - AFC is pleased to announce its participation in the 2024 North American Congress for Conservation Biology at the Beaty Museum of Biodiversity at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. The flagship biannual event is organized by the Society of Conservation Biology of North America.A selection of artworks from AFC's 2023 Exhibit will be on display for the duration of the weeklong international event. Each year, the Congress brings together scientists, academics and members of the broader conservation community to share and discuss...
Tuesday, 4 June, 2024
Vancouver, BC CANADA - 4 June, 2024 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce the 2024 juror's selection of artworks in the 17th annual AFC Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit. The exhibit features 200 artworks by 169 artists from 11 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, UK, 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 from $500 to $50,000. Between 35% to...
Monday, 3 June, 2024
Vancouver, BC CANADA – June 3, 2024 - AFC is pleased to announce the promotion of fifteen Associate Members to Signature Membership - representing the organization's highest order of membership for artists.Once per year, the organization recommends promotion of several deserving Associate Members to Signature Membership, who have demonstrated demonstrated sustained support of AFC’s mission, a high level of artistic mastery, and participation in AFC exhibits and programs. All of this year's inductees have had multiple artworks juried into AFC's annual exhibit and/...
Sunday, 20 August, 2023
The wildlife art and conservation communities are mourning the passing of internationally-renowned sculptor, Robert Glen - master sculptor and creator of the famous "Mustangs of Las Colinas" bronze monument in Dallas Texas. Rob was 83, and passed away peacefully in hospital in Cork city, West county cork, IrelandIn 2010, Rob jointly received AFC’s highest honor – the Simon Combes Conservation Award – with his life partner and fellow artist Sue Stolberger. A bronze sculptor, Glen is known for his dynamic and monument-sized creations. The two artist-activists lived...
Sunday, 20 August, 2023
Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 20, 2023 - 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 21-24 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...
Wednesday, 2 August, 2023
Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 2, 2023 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that AFC Signature Member, Luke Raffin's painting "Sweet Attraction" depicting a hummingbird and butterfly bush, has been selected for the cover of the 2024 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 16th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC...
Tuesday, 1 August, 2023
Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 1, 2023 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that AFC Signature Member, Garry Fleming's painting "In Your Hands", has been selected for the cover of this year's AFC Exhibit book. Garry is an internationally acclaimed Australian artist and conservationist. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 16th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 21-24. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall. Featured on the...
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