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Vancouver, BC - CANADA - September 17, 2012 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce recipients of the "Adventures in Art & Environment" school workshop contest. For the second year, as part of the Artists for Conservation Festival, AFC is offering a unique program connecting youth with nature through art, and introducing them to some of today's leading international artists who are dedicated to wildlife and habitat conservation. Contest entrants explained why they felt their particular class merited having their admission costs covered for the AFC school program....
Today is the big day. The festival kicks off with the opening ceremonies, awards, and a First Nations performance at 10 am, closely followed by keynote presentations by Robert Bateman and Guy Harvey. We are also thrilled to host the premiere screening of "How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla." The Art of Conservation Exhibit is now officially open to the public as well; grab the whole family and come experience the Artists For Conservation Festival at Grouse Mountain.
Artists for Conservation's third annual festival presented by RE/MAX, sponsored by Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has come to a close.   Our sincere gratitude to our festival attendees, artists, sponsors, supporters, our small army of volunteers and Grouse Mountain staff for their support in making the festival possible and successful this year.  If you missed the festival, the AFC exhibit will continue to run through Monday, October 14  closing at 6PM (Canadian Thanksgiving) on Grouse Mountain.   Join us on Grouse Mountain for your last chance to view our exhibit....
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...
While the AFC Festival doesn't get underway until Saturday morning, we're thrilled to get things moving on Friday evening with the first fundraising gala (in benefit of Artists For Conservation) we've ever held in the 14-year history of the organization.  Just like the Festival, the Gala will also take place in the beautiful Chalet at Grouse Mountain. And with the temperatures just having dropped down to about 4 degrees in North Vancouver, we can expect that the grande fireplace at the top, a few hundred feet higher will come in handy.   Among the 150 attendees we're expecting...
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...

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