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Monday, 23 April, 2018
Vancouver, BC CANADA - April 23, 2018 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce 200 spectacular artworks by 154 exceptional artists from 16 countries have been accepted into the 2018 AFC exhibit. 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 $60,000. 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's...
Friday, 1 September, 2017
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Sept 1, 2017  - Internationally recognized Canadian artist Mark Hobson has been chosen to receive the Artists for Conservation’s (AFC) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award.  AFC bestows this tribute annually to recognize artist members for their dedication to the conservation cause and outstanding artistic achievement. A strong advocate for preserving the wilderness he loves to paint, Mark has donated numerous paintings and much of his time to efforts to preserve natural environments.AFC President and Founder, Jeff Whiting asserts...
Saturday, 26 August, 2017
Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 26, 2017 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the tenth annual AFC Exhibit to be held this fall 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/Sculpture)Best in Show - Painting: Michael...
Friday, 18 August, 2017
Vancouver, BC., CANADA – August 18, 2017 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2017 exhibiting artists accepted into the Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale, benefitting the conservation cause. This is AFC's 10th annual exhibit of members' artworks and third annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on November 9, 2017, at VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, BC.Artists for Conservation comprises a membership of approximately 500 of the world's most gifted...
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 15, 2017 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that American artist Jerry Ragg's painting "Dual Pursuit", depicting a pair of Orcas, has been selected for the cover of the 2017 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 10th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC running November 9-13 with a special preview on October 21. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall.The 2017...
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 15, 2017 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Caroline Brooks painting "Targeted Approach" depicting a Snow Leopard, has been selected for the cover of the 2018 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 8th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in North Vancouver, BC running November 9 to 13....
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Vancouver, B.C. - July 26, 2017 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) today announced it will kick-off its seventh annual AFC Festival and international art exhibit at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC. Presented by RE/MAX, the festival will officially open on November 9, with a special ticketed reception and four more days of art and environmental-themed programming featuring the world's foremost conservation-themed art exhibit. The event will also feature live music, films, presentations, workshops, live art demonstrations and wildlife encounters.AFC Founder and President Jeff...
Friday, 30 June, 2017
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - June 30, 2017 - AFC is pleased to announce that leading international real estate agency, RE/MAX will return as Title Sponsor for the 2017 International Artists for Conservation Festival.AFC President Jeffrey Whiting explains: "We're thrilled to be aligned with RE/MAX again to present the third Artists for Conservation Festival in North Vancouver this fall. In addition to RE/MAX's geographic reach, their corporate values and commitment to  community, education and environment, are a wonderful match with AFC. RE/MAX's...
Monday, 11 July, 2016
Vancouver, BC., CANADA – July 11, 2016 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2016 exhibiting artists accepted into the Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale, benefitting the conservation cause. This is AFC's 9th annual exhibit of members' artworks and third annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on September 29, 2016, at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, BC.Artists for Conservation comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists...
Sunday, 10 July, 2016
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 10, 2016 - This September, internationally acclaimed artist Guy Coheleach will be recognized for his lifetime of conservation support, with Artists for Conservation’s (AFC) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award.  AFC bestows this tribute annually to recognize artist members for their dedication to the conservation cause and outstanding artistic achievement. AFC President and Founder, Jeff Whiting explains: “Guy is a true master of the nature and wildlife art genres, and a lifelong patron of wildlife conservation causes. For...

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