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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...
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...
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...
October 25, 2012 - Thank you to our artists, sponsors, supporters, and the passionate and dedicated army of volunteers and Grouse Mountain staff for working hard to ensure the 2012 AFC festival was a success. Together, we welcomed Robert Bateman - 2012 AFC festival patron - along with over 30 artists to the mountain on the opening weekend alone. We showcased 90 beautiful artworks from around the world, sold 12 of them and raised over $13,000. We hosted 400 youth for our "Adventures in Art & Environment" program, from Vancouver's east-side-to-Surrey, Richmond and the North Shore and held...
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Sept. 13, 2011) - Artists for Conservation (AFC), the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment, and Grouse Mountain, the Peak of Vancouver, today announced world renowned nature artist, Robert Bateman will give the opening address at the launch of its first annual Artists For Conservation Festival 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...
We're excited to announce that CTV's Coleen Christie will be the emcee for the 2011 Artists for Conservation Festival Gala on November 4. Coleen Christie is the anchor of CTV News at Five and CTV News: Digital Edition (British Columbia). Since 1997, Coleen has reported on everything from community issues to major entertainment events. She cut her teeth anchoring the station's morning show. Since then, she has hosted three cycles of CTV's former national weekend morning show, Good Morning Canada, and fills in as host on CTV's Canada AM. Coleen also lends her time and support to many...

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