AFC 2024 Calendar Art Announced

Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 2, 2023 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that AFC Signature Member, Luke Raffin's painting "Sweet Attraction" depicting a hummingbird and butterfly bush, has been selected for the cover of the 2024 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 16th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC September 21-26.

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 2023 AFC Exhibit and virtual show. Many of which will be on display in the exhibit at the 2023 AFC Festival.

Other artists in the calendar include:

  • Michael Dumas (Canada) | Colored pencil of a Gray Wolf titled "Sentinel"
  • Don Alemany (Canada) | Wood sculpture of a Blue Jay and chokecheery branch titled "Chokecherry Wine"
  • Janet Luxton (Australia) | Oil painting of an ancient River red gum tree titled "Survivor"
  • Christine Knapp (USA) | Bronze sculpture of a River Otter titled "Carpe Carp"
  • Rachel Ivanyi (USA) | Watercolor painting of various endangered species titled "Puppet Master"
  • Mark Hobson (Canada) | Acrylic painting of a Giant Pacific octopus titled "Octopus: Emerging from its Den" 
  • Garry Fleming (Australia) | Oil painting of an Orangutan titled "In Your Hands"
  • Gordon Pembridge (New Zealand) | Oil painting of African leopard titled "Golden Glower"
  • Michael Ashley (USA) | Mixed media painting of a Northern White Rhino titled "Dignity"
  • Matt Patterson (USA) | Acrylic painting of a basking male Wood turtle titled "Wood Turtle"
  • Spencer Frazer (USA) | Oil painting of swans, geese and strip mining titled "Fight or Flight"
  • Priscilla Baldwin (USA) | Scratchboard of a Spectacled Owl titled "Captain Nemo"

The AFC 2023 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. 

The Calendar can be ordered online or purchased at the Artists for Conservation Festival.

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 over 30 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. 


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