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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...
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...
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