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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...
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA - July 1, 2016 - Robert Bateman, world-renowned nature artist is returning for a fourth time as Festival Patron of the Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain, in North Vancouver, BC. In support, he has created another new original painting for this year's event - a three-foot by four-foot oil painting on Canvas titled, "Feast - Vultures".  The 5-day event will bring out leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world, immersing visitors in art and nature through workshops, film, and a world's top conservation-...
Thursday, 30 June, 2016
Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 30, 2016 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that acclaimed US artist Anni Crouter's painting "Spooked", depicting a Barred Owl, has been selected for the cover of the 2016 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 9th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC running September 29 thorough to October 3rd. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall.The 2016 Exhibit book is...
Thursday, 30 June, 2016
Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 30, 2016 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Cindy Billingsley's painting "Bees" depicting a hive of honey bees, has been selected for the cover of the 2017 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 September...
Friday, 15 April, 2016
AFC is pleased to announce a new partnership with one of the world's oldest and most important global organizations dedicated to bird studies - the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018) in Vancouver, Canada. Under the arrangement, AFC becomes the Congress' lead Partner for the Visual Arts. AFC's 2018 Festival and exhibit premiere will coincide with the late August event.The flagship event of the International Ornithologists Union, the Congress is considered the oldest and most prestigious of meetings for bird scientists. The Congress occurs every...
Sunday, 1 November, 2015
 This September, AFC wrapped up its 5th annual Artists for Conservation Festival - the longest and most ambitious one yet, spanning two major venues and three weekends and incorporating an Art Expo for the first time. The event welcomed public of all ages with a variety of interests - fine art, environment and conservation. It also brought together over forty AFC artists, a small army of dedicated volunteers, and supporters including RE/MAX, Deeley Harley Davidson Canada, our gracious hosts Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and Grouse Mountain and many...

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