AFC News

Friday, 7 July, 2023
Vancouver, B.C. - July 7, 2023 -Artists for Conservation (AFC) – the world’s leading artist group supporting the environment – celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year since it first launched online in 1998, as the world’s first web-based artist group of 40 artists. Since its launch, AFC has grown into an international movement at a critical juncture in human history. Over that same period, our natural world has undergone a profound transformation, with over 70% of global wildlife lost in that time. Human biomass now outweighs the collective weight of all...
Saturday, 24 June, 2023
Vancouver, BC CANADA – June 24, 2023 - Over five decades, Michael Dumas has built a reputation as one of today’s most respected realist painters both within the wildlife art genre and, notably, beyond it. For much of Michael’s career, he has been an activist and generous supporter of conserving species and protecting wild lands. In recognition of Michael’s lifelong dedication to nature and the use of his astounding creative talent and artistic mastery, AFC is proud to honor him for his decades of work and accomplishments with its highest honor — the...
Saturday, 17 June, 2023
Vancouver, BC CANADA - 30 May, 2023 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce the 2023 juror's selection of artworks in the 16th annual AFC Exhibit. The exhibit features 200 artworks by 172 artists from 14 countries, including Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, India, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, 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 100% of ...
Friday, 16 June, 2023
Vancouver, BC CANADA – June 14, 2023 - 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 several deserving Associate Members to Signature Membership, 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...
Tuesday, 14 March, 2023
Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that its annual exhibit tour will be hosted from April 15 to May 24, at the Cumberland Museum & Archives in Cumberland, BC. The museum is also hosting a special preview on Friday, April 14 between 4:30pm and 6:00pm. The exhibit at the Museum explores visual narratives around natural heritage and our impact on the environment while connecting the audience with local community conservation activism.Museum Director, Rosslyn Shipp explains, “Through visual narratives, the AFC exhibition at the Cumberland Museum & Archives...
Monday, 12 September, 2022
Vancouver, BC CANADA – Sept 12, 2022 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce the awarding of its first Robert and Sharon Butler Art Exploration Grant to AFC Signature Member, Vicky Earle, of Vancouver, BC. The $5,000 grant was created 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, which would provide financial support for the artistic exploration of human and nature interaction. Vicky's...
Friday, 26 August, 2022
Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 26, 2022 - 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 22-25 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...
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...
Saturday, 16 July, 2022
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 16, 2022 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that AFC Signature Member, Sarah McComb-Turbitt's painting "First Breath" depicting a mother and calf Humpback Whale, 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 15th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC...
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....
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