Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 25, 2019 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Dorset Norwich-Young's painting "On High" depicting an Arbutus tree of the rugged British Columbia coastline, has been selected for the cover of the 2022 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 14th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 23-26.
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 2021 AFC Exhibit and virtual show. Many of which will be on display in the exhibit at the 2021 AFC Festival.
Other artists in the calendar include:
- Cynthie Fisher (USA) | Scratchboard painting of Grevy's zebras titled "Pile Up at the Waterhole"
- Laura Levitsky (Canada) | Acrylic painting of a North American Lynx titled "Quiet Pursuit"
- Lorna Hamilton (UK) | Collage painting of Starlings titled "Ring Angels"
- Harro Maass (Germany) | Acrylic painting of Arctic terns titled "Iceland Cold Waters"
- Matt Patterson (USA) | Acrylic painting titled "Bog Turtle"
- Frank Walsh (USA) | Acrylic painting of Manta rays, titled "Kona Mantas"
- Sandra Jones (UK) | Pastel painting of a rescued Chimpanzee titled "Charly"
- Cindy Billingsley (USA) | Acrylic painting of Honey bees titled " The Honey of Bees"
- Douglass Lockyer (New Zealand) | Watercolor painting of African Elephant titled "Tim, One of the Last and Largest Giant Tuskers"
- Luke Raffin (Canada) | Acrylic painting of a Belted Kingfisher titled "Hanging Out"
- Gemma Gylling (USA) | Colored pencil painting of a Mountain Lion titled "A Sudden Encounter"
- Jeffrey McDaniel (USA) | Oil painting of coastal Texan landscape titled "Rising Sun, Falling Tide, Copano Bay"
The AFC 2022 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.