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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...
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...
There are ten great reasons to visit the Artists for Conservation Festival at Grouse Mountain - the Peak of Vancouver - between November 5 - 13th. MEET Robert Bateman and see the unveiling of a new painting created for the festival.  EXPERIENCE and CELEBRATE nature and art at one of Vancouver's most spectacular destinations  ENJOY the world's top nature art exhibit for conservation  RUB ELBOWS with some of the world's most recognized artists  HEAR about art adventures from all 4 corners of the globe  SEE some of the world's foremost artists...
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...
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...
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...

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