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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Oct. 7, 2011) - Robert Bateman, world-renowned nature artist, will unveil one of his latest works to the public at the first annual Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain, Saturday, 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 conservation," said Jeff Whiting, founder of Artists for Conservation. "All of the artists featured in the show are lending their...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - April 25, 2013 - AFC is pleased to announce that leading international real estate agency, RE/MAX will be the Title Sponsor for the 2013 international Artists for Conservation Festival. AFC President Jeffrey Whiting explains: "We're thrilled to be partnering with RE/MAX 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 environment, education and community are a wonderful match with AFC. Their support represents a milestone for the festival and a...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - September 19, 2012 - Robert Bateman, world-renowned nature artist is returning this October to the second annual Artists for Conservation Festival as Festival Patron. He will be supporting the event with another new original painting. Bateman will give an opening address for this 2nd annual Artists for Conservation Festival at both the Gala preview fundraiser on October 12th and the public opening, the following day. The 10-day event will bring out leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world, immersing visitors in art and nature through...
North Vancouver, more specifically Grouse Mountain, will be home to the first annual Artists for Conservation Festival from November 5 to 13. The best approach for any visitor to North Vancouver has to be from the front row of the seabus. This 15 minute transit ride from downtown Vancouver to Lower Lonsdale allows its guests to see North Vancouver virtually in its entirety. Starting from the west, looking over your left shoulder Lions Gate Bridge stands proudly and as you pan right you'll see each of the North Shore mountains. As you turn eastward, a cloud of determination nestles in...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - February 15, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce, following the success of its second AFC Festival in October 2012, that the signature event will return to Vancouver in 2013. The 3rd AFC festival will take place from September 28 through October 6th, at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, BC. Most significantly, the event returns at an earlier date, during peak season, when weather is more likely to show off the natural spectacle of the venue. A special ticketed preview, celebration and fundraising event is planned for September 27, the...
What an extraordinary year 2011 has turned out to be for Artists for Conservation. In this 4th year of AFC's annual juried exhibit, we are taking major steps forward, with a new spectacular venue, a new environmental education program, ourfirst film and a more ambitious event than ever. In 2011, AFC is proud to welcome visitors to its first annual Artists For Conservation Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since 2007, Vancouver has topped the list of the world's most livable cities, according to an international survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit - a...
We are extremely pleased, on behalf of Artists For Conservation, to announce this year's recipient of the Simon Combes Conservation award. AFC Member,Guy Harvey, was chosen for a lifetime of extraordinary support of conservation through artistic excellence. He joins the likes of David Shepherd and Robert Bateman. "The great significance in receiving this year's Simon Combes Conservation Award is being included among other artists whose work I have greatly admired over many years," says Guy. "We are living in times when artists can make important statements about the condition and over-...
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...

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