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Vancouver, BC CANADA - September 28, 2012 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce Mark Hobson's Painting "Steller's Jay: Among the Alders" for the cover of the 2012 Exhibit book and Luis Aguirre's painting "Inhabitant of Güeppí" for the cover of the "2013 Environmental Calendar". The 2012 Exhibit book is published as a companion to the annual exhibit, this 240 page tribute to AFC's global pool of artist talent, features images of all of the artwork on display at the upcoming Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale. The 2012...
Enjoy the world's top conservation-themed exhibit of original paintings and sculptures, five documentary films about art and conservation, special lectures by Guy Combes, Rob Butler, Kelly Dodge, Pat & Rosemarie Keough, live painting demos, adult art workshop by Guy Combes, interactive drumming workshops and kids art table all happening this weekend. It's a family affair for all ages. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the art of conservaiton on our last weekend! Top 10 Reasons to Visit the AFC Festival at Grouse Mountain - between October 13 - 21st Be the first to...
Thank you for providing your feedback. We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to share, please email us at festivalinfo@artistsforconservation.org. Here are some comments we've received so far: "I want to give a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone in the inner workings of AFC for putting on and pulling off the first annual nature art festival. We had so much fun, met fantastic people, and I was revitalized to do more art and conservation. Thank you AFC." - Kim Middleton, AFC Artist "Awesome show, great venue." - Carrie Cook, AFC Artist "Great Gala! What an inspiring...
We're extremely pleased to announce the results of Artists for Conservation's first fundraising raffle. The final draw took place at 4:00pm at Grouse Mountain, marking the end of the 2012 Artists for Conservation Festival. Congratulations to all winners! Thank you to all who participated by buying tickets and in particular to artist Mark Hobson for his extremely generous donation of the grand prize - an original painting titled "Spotted Towhees". Special thanks to Brian Dombrosky for his assistance in organizing the raffle. Thanks also goes to London Drugs for their...
AFC's Annual Exhibit - The Art of Conservation - has become one of the most highly anticipated events among the nature-inspired art genres. With the close of the 2011 AFC Festival and live exhibit last Sunday, November 13, at Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, the entire collection of artwork is now available for viewing online in order to provide global access to some of the best works the nature-inspired art genre has to offer. We would like to thank the over one hundred AFC artist members from around the world who have contributed to this year's Exhibit to support...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - August 13, 2012 - Artists for Conservation Festival returns to Grouse Mountain for the second annual AFC Festival takes place October 13 to 21, 2012 at the Peak of Vancouver. Starting October 13 2012, Grouse Mountain will once again play host to the Artists for Conservation Festival (AFC) bringing the world's leading conservation- themed exhibit of original nature and wildlife art to the Peak of Vancouver. The second annual AFC festival will this year include renowned artists such as Robert Bateman, Guy Combes, Mark Hobson, and Pollyanna Pickering. During...
Enjoy the world's top conservation-themed exhibit of original paintings and sculptures, five documentary films about art and conservation, special lectures by Guy Combes, Rob Butler, Kelly Dodge, Pat & Rosemarie Keough, live painting demos, adult art workshop by Guy Combes, interactive drumming workshops and kids art table all happening this weekend. It's a family affair for all ages. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the art of conservaiton on our last weekend! Top 10 Reasons to Visit the AFC Festival at Grouse Mountain - between October 13 - 21st Be the first to see Robert...
This afternoon (Nov 11), the Festival will open to the public again at 2:00 pm with live art demos, gallery viewings, film screenings and two lectures presented by AFC artists Kim Middleton and David Kitler at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm respectively. Kim will speak on "Birds in a Different Light" and David will share on the topic of "Observing & Portraying the Endangered Harpy Eagle & its Habitat" On Saturday (Nov 12), Kelly Dodge will open the day with a 11:00 am lecture on "Galapagos - 40 Days and 40 Nights - An Artist's Sojurn," followed by Pat & Rosemarie Keough's...
Earlier this week, Kwitonda, the Silverback Mountain Gorilla featured in AFC's first documentary film "How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla", was found dead by trackers in Rwanda. Jeff Whiting, AFC President commented "He was a magnificent gorilla who figures as the most significant wildlife encounter in my life, as I know he has for others who observed him up close. It appears he lived to the ripe old age of approximately 40 and although we await the results of an autopsy to confirm his death, I can't help but take something positive from this. Successful and sustained conservation...
While the Festival is in full swing this week, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank all the volunteers, sponsors, supporters, friends of AFC, musicians, and most importantly AFC member artists without whom this Festival would not be possible. Watch for the latest Festival  photos on our AFC Facebook page - we've been adding them daily.  Visit ArtsQuest for a great summary blog post of opening day Nov 5. Review all the exhibiting Artists in this year's Art of Conservation show. Check out the Festival schedule ...

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