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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 - 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...
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, B.C. CANADA - July 31, 2014 - Pollyanna Pickering, internationally acclaimed nature artist and conservationist is lending her support as the official Festival Artist Patron of the Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain, in North Vancouver, BC. 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 exhibit of 80 original paintings and sculptures. All artwork sales benefit conservation. Pollyanna will take over the honorary position...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA – July 17, 2014 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2014 exhibiting AFC Signature Member 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 6th annual exhibit of members' artworks and third annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on September 27, 2014, following a special fundraiser gala and preview evening at Grouse Mountain Resort, 4,000 feet above the city and overlooking the Pacific coast...
Mark your calendar and join us in Florida this May. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, BBX Capital Foundation and Nova Southeastern University are working with AFC to establish a new annual Artists for Conservation event in South Florida. The new festival will feature AFC's annual tour plus a selection of artwork by artists from AFC's Marine Explorer's Program. The event will also feature art and environmental education programming for youth and adults, lectures and films. A special teaser exhibit is tentatively scheduled for May 2014 (dates TBA). Bringing Artists for Conservation to Broward...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA – January 27th, 2014 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the return of their signature event to Vancouver in 2014. The 4th annual AFC Festival will take place from September 26th through October 5th, at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, BC. RE/MAX is returning as the title sponsor of the event. The festival program will continue its focus on art and environmental education for the benefit of wildlife and habitat conservation. The centerpiece of the event is the international juried AFC annual exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed...
RE/MAX presents the 2015 Artists for Conservation Festival - a 3-week art and environmental education festival, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit and expo with leading international artists, live music, films, guest lectures, live painting demos, music and cultural performances.  The festival combines a strong regional cultural program featuring a roster some of BC's most talented visual and performing artists, musicians, filmmakers (including First Nations carving and cultural presentations), with a line-up of guest artists from around the world. In 2015...

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