AFC News

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...
Monday, 10 August, 2015
You're invited to help kick-off the 5th annual Artists for Conservation Festival in style with "Wildlife at the Waterfront" - Artists for Conservation's 5th Annual Gala & Awards Night. Join us for an enchanting dining and musical experience, seated amidst a world-class nature-inspired art exhibit, serenaded by the music of violin maestro, Calvin Dyck. Watch the excitement as an all-star cast of artists perform a "Raptor Quick Sketch" - painting from live birds of prey in less than an hour. Enjoy a cocktail reception, seated gourmet dinner, silent auction,...
Friday, 10 July, 2015
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 10, 2015 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that acclaimed Floridian watercolorist Morton Solberg's "His Domain" painting depicting a landscape and herd of Elk, has been selected for the cover of the 2015 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 8th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC running September 10 thorough to 30th. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this...
Thursday, 9 July, 2015
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 9, 2015 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Vickie McMillan's painting "Life, Love and Community" depicting a herd of African elephants, has been selected for the cover of the 2016 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 7th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in North Vancouver, BC...
Monday, 6 July, 2015
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA - July 6, 2015 - Brent Cooke, international award-winning bronze sculptor is supporting the 2015 AFC Festival as the official Festival Artist Patron. The 3-week 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-themed art exhibit of 80 original paintings and sculptures. All artwork sales benefit conservation. Brent follows Pollyanna Pickering and Robert Bateman, who assumed the role for the first three years of the Festival."Brent is both a...
Friday, 3 July, 2015
Vancouver, BC., CANADA – July 3, 2015 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2015 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 8th annual exhibit of members' artworks and third annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on September 11, 2015, following a special fundraiser gala and awards evening at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver.Artists for Conservation comprises a...
Friday, 26 September, 2014
Guest blogger for Huffington Post Canada - Published 09/26/2014 05:18 EDT | Updated 11/26/2014 05:59 EST Bears are iconic symbols and charismatic ambassadors for B.C.'s wilderness.Given this, and with so much controversy surrounding B.C.'s upcoming bear hunting season, we thought it made sense to focus on bears at the second annual B.C. Conservation Symposium, which took place earlier this month.One of Artists for Conservation's goals is to inspire healthy dialogue around wildlife and conservation issues.As apex predators in the ecosystem, bears are slow to reproduce, are...
Thursday, 14 August, 2014
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 14, 2014 - Internationally recognized artists and couple, John Seerey-Lester and Suzie Seerey-Lester have been chosen to jointly 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. AFC President and Founder, Jeff Whiting explains: “We are very proud to honor an extraordinarily talented couple - John and Suzie for their lifelong dedication to wildlife...
Tuesday, 12 August, 2014
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 12, 2014 - Internationally recognized artists, conservationists and couple, Rob Glen and Sue Stolberger wll be attending the opening weekend 4th annual Artists for Conservation Festival at Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver. During the opening weekend, the two will make a special presentation at the Theatre-in-the-Sky at Grouse's peak chalet.Stolberger and Glen are internationally renowned artists living their dream as the only residents of Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. As a painter with a distinctive style, Sue holds both solo and collaborative exhibitions...

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