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Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Internationally recognized wildlife artist and AFC member Edward Spera has spent over 30 years travelling the globe for up-close encounters with the subjects he paints. Edward recently established Big Cat Expeditions designed to maximize wildlife sightings, and big cats in mind, as they are offering tours with sighting guarantees for Tigers, Jaguars and Pumas. This year, we're pleased to announce that Big Cat Expeditions has become a sponsor of the upcoming AFC Festival.For those of you who know Edward, he is not one to shy away from adventure and is full of positive energy. Edward...
Thursday, 25 July, 2019
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 25, 2019 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Kenyan artist and Simon Combes Conservation Award recipient, Karen Laurence-Rowe has had her painting "Crater Kings", depicting a pair of lions, has been selected for the cover of the 2019 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 12th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 27-29 with a special preview reception on September 26. The image will be on display in AFC...
Thursday, 25 July, 2019
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 25, 2019 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Michelle McCune's painting "Wave Runner" depicting a Pacific White-sided Dolphin, has been selected for the cover of the 2020 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 12th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 27-...
Friday, 12 July, 2019
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 12, 2019 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the twelfth annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art to be held this September 26-29 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 awards are as follows:...
Tuesday, 9 July, 2019
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 9, 2019 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce this year's selection of artworks juried into the 2019 AFC Exhibit - 200 total artworks by 142 artists from 15 countries. 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. Approximately 40% of proceeds from artwork sales benefits conservation and environmental education, and each artwork is dedicated to supporting a conservation organization of the artist...
Thursday, 7 February, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia –  (January 16, 2019) Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the first outdoor installation of the "Silent Skies Mural Project" in the city of Kingsport, Tennessee - a 24-foot by 50 foot-long representation of the massive collaborative project unveiled last August at the 27th  International Ornithological Congress and 8th Artists for Conservation Festival. Like the original, this waterproof vinyl version showcases the 678 species birds from around the world that are threatened with extinction. Work is underway now to...
Friday, 29 June, 2018
Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 29, 2018 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the tenth annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art to be held this August in Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, and an Environmental Statement Award. AFC has also created a new Best in Show Award this year, in recognition of the highest scoring artwork by the jury panel in the annual exhibit.Artists receiving the awards are as follows:  Best in Show, Painting (tie)...
Monday, 25 June, 2018
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.  In addition to highlighting...
Friday, 15 June, 2018
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. The mural will be unveiled during the AFC Festival on August 22 - 25 at the Vancouver Convention...
Wednesday, 9 May, 2018
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 President and...

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