AFC News

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...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - May 25, 2016 - AFC is pleased to announce that leading international real estate agency, RE/MAX will return as Title Sponsor for the 2016 International Artists for Conservation Festival. AFC President Jeffrey Whiting explains: "We're thrilled to be aligned with RE/MAX again 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  community, education and environment, are a wonderful match with AFC. RE/MAX's support and that...
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 9, 2014 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Carole Niclasse's painting "Little Jewell" depicting a Green Violetear Hummingbird, has been selected for the cover of the 2015 AFC Environmental Calendar. In addition to highlighting statutory and religious holidays, the calendar also uniquely highlights a wide range of international environmental-themed days and weeks. The annual calendar is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 7th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in North Vancouver, BC running...
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...
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...
All week long we've had students from across the Lower Mainland take part in the colourful art and environmental learning activities at the Artists For Conservation Festival. Today alone, we are excited to have over 100 youth from Kids Up Front participating. The kids so far have been enthralled with watching the artists work, have been asking really good questions after the movie How an Artist saved the Mountain Gorilla, and are taken by Tyto the resident barn owl! Learn more about the Adventure in Art & Environment youth program here.
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