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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...
Friday, 8 August, 2014
 Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 8, 2014 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that American artist Anne Peyton's "Birds-eye View" painting depicting a Eurasian Eagle Owl, has been selected for the cover of the 2014 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 7th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in North Vancouver, BC running September 26 thorough to October 5th. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall.The back cover of the...
Tuesday, 9 July, 2013
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA - July 9, 2013 - Robert Bateman, world-renowned nature artist is lending his support for a third time as Festival Patron of the Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain, in North Vancouver, BC. He has created another new original painting for this year's event - a large graphite and canvas depiction of a lion, "Lion & Wildebeest Kill". The 10-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-themed art...
Thursday, 1 September, 2011
We’re excited and proud to host the first annual Artists for Conservation Festival atop Grouse Mountain. I would like to thank Artists for Conservation (AFC) for introducing us to their inspiring international community which includes some of the most talented and committed artists from around the world. I’m also personally proud to participate as Honorary Chair of the AFC Festival’s VIP Gala and Exhibit Preview.Grouse Mountain offers more than 1.2 million visitors annually the chance to experience British Columbia’s world famous natural beauty. The Grouse Mountain...
In 2015, AFC will be adding a new opening venue to the its Festival program - at one of Vancouver's premiere hotels located steps from the iconic conference center and Canada Place world trade center, the business district and cruise ship terminal. Following 3 days at the Fairmont, including the AFC's fundraising gala, and a new AFC art expo, the event will migrate for two more weekends at Grouse Mountain - previously the sole venue since 2011 Building upon the juried art exhibit - the heart of the event, The AFC Festival is positioned as the world's premiere visual arts event designed to...
On September 11, Artists for Conservation will announce the first International Bear Day at its second annual BC Conservation Symposium, hosted at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia. A panel of conservation experts and guests will together select the date to be recognized annually as International Bear Day. The Symposium offers a unique forum to explore how principles, passion, art and education can strengthen the conservation movement. Given the recent spotlight on bear trophy hunting, the Symposium aims to stimulate healthy dialogue around the critical...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - May 25, 2016 - AFC is pleased to announce that leading international real estate agency, RE/MAX will return as Title Sponsor for the 2016 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 support and that...
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 9, 2014 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Carole Niclasse's painting "Little Jewell" depicting a Green Violetear Hummingbird, has been selected for the cover of the 2015 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 running...

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