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Vancouver, BC - CANADA - September 18, 2012 - CTV's Coleen Christie will return for the second year to emcee the 2012 Artists for Conservation Gala on October 12, 2012. Coleen Christie is the anchor of CTV-BC's highest rated newscast, weeknights at 11:30 PM. 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...
With so much going on at the Artists for Conservation Festival at Grouse Mountain Nov. 5 to 13, it would be easy to overlook the fact that it is a rare opportunity to acquire some wonderful original artwork by some of the world's leading talent in nature and wildlife art. From sculpture to painting, all of the work is available and prices range from as low as $750 to as high as $55,000. The average price for world class artwork from AFC is around $5,500. Since 2008, AFC's annual juried exhibit, The Art of Conservation, has been one of the most anticipated exhibits in the international...
Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 26, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the sixth annual AFC Exhibit to be held this fall in North Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, and an Environmental Statement Award. AFC has also created a new Best in Show Award this year, in recognition of the highest scoring artwork by the jury panel in the annual exhibit. Artists receiving the awards are as follows: Robin Murray will receive two Medals of Excellence...
A lot will be going on at the AFC Festival starting Nov 5. In addition to lectures and presentations by world class artists and conservationists, there are also several interactive youth workshops and live demos meant to inform young people on important conservation issues. Don't miss the opportunity to let your kids learn from some of the biggest names in nature and wildlife conservation. Here are just a few highlights: Guy Combes, son of the late acclaimed wildlife artist and conservationist, Simon Combes, has lectured at Yale, helped to establish the Soysambu Conservancy in Kenya, and...
It's time to plan your next weekend! The Artists for Conservation Festival starts in just one week, and there are lots of exciting activities for nature enthusiasts, families and art connoisseurs alike. With presenting artists coming from as far afield as Kenya and the Cayman Islands, this year's ten-day festival is not to be missed. The event kicks off November 5 with a keynote speech by Robert Bateman, book signing and opportunity to meet some of the world's top nature and wildlife artists in person. Also featured is the world premiere screening of How an Artist Saved the Mountain...
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 24th, 2013 - Artists for Conservation, world's leading group of artists supporting the environment, announced today the first British Columbia Conservation Symposium on October 3, 2013 during AFC's annual festival. Leading experts from BC-based conservation organizations will gather at Grouse Mountain to offer their perspectives on the state of wildlife and habitat conservation in British Columbia. The symposium will feature talks from executives and a panel discussion. The event will provide a platform for business and conservation leaders, and academics, to...
Vancouver, BC Canada - October 5, 2012 - Artists for Conservation announces the release of two limited edition fine art prints. One features an oil painting of a Winter Wren by acclaimed Canadian artist Michael Dumas and another features an acrylic painting of a Pygmy Owl by award-winning German artist Hans Kappel. Both artworks were selected from the upcoming Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale. This is AFC's 5th annual exhibit of Members' artworks and second annual exhibit to open in North Vancouver, BC. The artwork will be displayed in...
The Artists for Conservation Festival represents a major expansion on the AFC's annual art exhibit and aims to take full advantage of an extraordinary congregation of international artistic talent, and environmental leadership and knowledge. In 2011, AFC will be engaging youth through a series of workshops and demonstrations. During the Festival, students from Metro Vancouver will be immersed in nature-inspired art and partake in creative and environmental education workshops, led by some of the world's top nature/wildlife artists and naturalists. Daytime programming (10:00am - 2:00pm)...
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 22nd, 2013 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Edward Spera's "Generations" painting has been selected for the cover of the 2013 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 6th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in North Vancouver, BC running September 27 thorough to October 6th. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall. AFC President, Jeff Whiting explains: "Ed is a long-time supporter and member of AFC and a...
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...

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