Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 25, 2019 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Michelle McCune's painting "Wave Runner" depicting a Pacific White-sided Dolphin, has been selected for the cover of the 2020 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 12th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 27-29, with a special preview reception on September 26.
Several of the original artworks in the calendar will be on display and available for purchase with 40% of the proceeds supporting AFC and conservation organizations around the world.
The calendar also features images of twelve artwork selected from the 2019 AFC Exhibit and virtual show. Many of which will be on display in the exhibit at the 2019 AFC Festival.
Other artists in the calendar include:
- Cathy Weiss (USA) for her painting "Orphans at Play"
- Stephen Jesic (Australia) for his painting "Morning Reflections"
- Katherine Weber (USA) for her painting "Nest"
- Cynthie Fisher (USA) for her mosaic "On Alert - Zebra"
- Daniel Davis (USA) for his painting "Blackburnian Warbler Amidst Epiphytes"
- Guy Harvey (Cayman Islands) for his painting "Doctor's Visit"
- Michael Dumas (Canada) for his painting "Mid Day Sun"
- Bruce Lawes (Canada) for his painting "In the Shadow of Greatness"
- Margarethe Vanderpas (Canada) for her painting "Autumn Splendor Fraser Bay"
- Priscilla Baldwin (USA) for her scratchboard and ink "Great Horned Owl"
- Jonathan Truss (UK) for his painting "When There Were Many"
- Carel Brest van Kempen (USA) for his painting "Biophilia II"
The AFC 2020 Environmental Calendar is perfect for keeping track of all international public and important environmental-themed dates. Each month is represented by a select work from this year's Art of Conservation Exhibit.
Artists for Conservation
Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; and Artist Development. The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC's annual flagship initiative to showcase, support and further these programs. For more information, visit http://www.artistsforconservation.org.