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Enjoy the world's top conservation-themed exhibit of original paintings and sculptures, five documentary films about art and conservation, special lectures by Guy Combes, Rob Butler, Kelly Dodge, Pat & Rosemarie Keough, live painting demos, adult art workshop by Guy Combes, interactive drumming workshops and kids art table all happening this weekend. It's a family affair for all ages. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the art of conservaiton on our last weekend! Top 10 Reasons to Visit the AFC Festival at Grouse Mountain - between October 13 - 21st Be the first to see Robert...
This afternoon (Nov 11), the Festival will open to the public again at 2:00 pm with live art demos, gallery viewings, film screenings and two lectures presented by AFC artists Kim Middleton and David Kitler at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm respectively. Kim will speak on "Birds in a Different Light" and David will share on the topic of "Observing & Portraying the Endangered Harpy Eagle & its Habitat" On Saturday (Nov 12), Kelly Dodge will open the day with a 11:00 am lecture on "Galapagos - 40 Days and 40 Nights - An Artist's Sojurn," followed by Pat & Rosemarie Keough's...
Earlier this week, Kwitonda, the Silverback Mountain Gorilla featured in AFC's first documentary film "How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla", was found dead by trackers in Rwanda. Jeff Whiting, AFC President commented "He was a magnificent gorilla who figures as the most significant wildlife encounter in my life, as I know he has for others who observed him up close. It appears he lived to the ripe old age of approximately 40 and although we await the results of an autopsy to confirm his death, I can't help but take something positive from this. Successful and sustained conservation...
While the Festival is in full swing this week, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank all the volunteers, sponsors, supporters, friends of AFC, musicians, and most importantly AFC member artists without whom this Festival would not be possible. Watch for the latest Festival  photos on our AFC Facebook page - we've been adding them daily.  Visit ArtsQuest for a great summary blog post of opening day Nov 5. Review all the exhibiting Artists in this year's Art of Conservation show. Check out the Festival schedule ...
All week long we've had students from across the Lower Mainland take part in the colourful art and environmental learning activities at the Artists For Conservation Festival. Today alone, we are excited to have over 100 youth from Kids Up Front participating. The kids so far have been enthralled with watching the artists work, have been asking really good questions after the movie How an Artist saved the Mountain Gorilla, and are taken by Tyto the resident barn owl! Learn more about the Adventure in Art & Environment youth program here.
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - October 12, 2012 - This fall, the extraordinary tale of acclaimed artist and conservationist Simon Combes, and his efforts to protect and capture in art, Africa's endangered species will premiere at the Second Annual Artists for Conservation Festival in Vancouver, BC. The Soysambu Legacy: Art and Conservation in Africa's Rift Valley documents Combes' passion for conserving some of Kenya's impressive wildlife areas, including Lake Nakuru National Park. This is Artist for Conservation's 2nd documentary following last year's "How an Artist Saved a Mountain...
Thank you to Good Life Connoisseur Magazine for featuring the 2012 AFC Festival in the summer issue.
Robert Bateman unveiled his new 24" x 48" oil on canvas original today at the AFC Festival - it depicts a Pacific North-western alpine winter scene with snow-laden trees and a pack of wolves in the background. The original painting is for sale for CA $55,000 Bateman. Order a Robert Bateman Print and support Artists for Conservation If you are not in the market for a Bateman original then you still have a chance to acquire a special "Conservation Edition" print - there are 100 signed and numbered limited editions are printed on special archival paper and signed. The...

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