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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...
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...
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 10, 2015 - Internationally recognized Kenyan artist Karen Laurence-Rowe has been chosen to 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: “Karen truly is an artist's conservationist. Through an impressive body of award-winning and often large-scale paintings, she has channelled her talent to generating...
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Oct. 7, 2011) - Robert Bateman, world-renowned nature artist, will unveil one of his latest works to the public at the first annual Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain, Saturday, November 5. 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 class art show. "Artists have always been at the forefront of conservation," said Jeff Whiting, founder of Artists for Conservation. "All of the artists featured in the show are lending their...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA – June 6, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2013 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 28, 2013, following a special fundraiser gala and preview evening at Grouse Mountain Resort, 4,000 feet above the city and overlooking the Pacific coast...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - July 16, 2012 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2012 exhibiting AFC Signature Member artists accepted into the Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale. This is AFC's 5th annual exhibition of Members' artworks and second annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on October 13, 2012 at Grouse Mountain Resort, 4,000 feet above the city and overlooking the Pacific coast. Artists for Conservation comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature...
North Vancouver, more specifically Grouse Mountain, will be home to the first annual Artists for Conservation Festival from November 5 to 13. The best approach for any visitor to North Vancouver has to be from the front row of the seabus. This 15 minute transit ride from downtown Vancouver to Lower Lonsdale allows its guests to see North Vancouver virtually in its entirety. Starting from the west, looking over your left shoulder Lions Gate Bridge stands proudly and as you pan right you'll see each of the North Shore mountains. As you turn eastward, a cloud of determination nestles in...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - April 25, 2013 - AFC is pleased to announce that leading international real estate agency, RE/MAX will be the Title Sponsor for the 2013 international Artists for Conservation Festival. AFC President Jeffrey Whiting explains: "We're thrilled to be partnering with RE/MAX 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 environment, education and community are a wonderful match with AFC. Their support represents a milestone for the festival and a...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - September 19, 2012 - Robert Bateman, world-renowned nature artist is returning this October to the second annual Artists for Conservation Festival as Festival Patron. He will be supporting the event with another new original painting. Bateman will give an opening address for this 2nd annual Artists for Conservation Festival at both the Gala preview fundraiser on October 12th and the public opening, the following day. The 10-day event will bring out leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world, immersing visitors in art and nature through...
We are extremely pleased, on behalf of Artists For Conservation, to announce this year's recipient of the Simon Combes Conservation award. AFC Member,Guy Harvey, was chosen for a lifetime of extraordinary support of conservation through artistic excellence. He joins the likes of David Shepherd and Robert Bateman. "The great significance in receiving this year's Simon Combes Conservation Award is being included among other artists whose work I have greatly admired over many years," says Guy. "We are living in times when artists can make important statements about the condition and over-...

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