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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...
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...

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