Priscilla Baldwin

Priscilla Baldwin

“The mission statement of the Art Institute I founded 20 years ago at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and that of Artists for Conservation, are virtually identical. “Conservation through Art Education” and “Conservation: the Gift of Life” are equally applicable to both organizations."

Born in South Africa and having lived for an extended time in Texas, Hawaii, Colorado and Arizona, Priscilla has experienced a variety of botanical and natural science environments. She holds a BA from Sweetbriar College. Her varied interests have included scuba diving, competitive trapshooting, gardening, architectural design and botanical and natural sciences art. Pursuit of excellence has been a common goal through each endeavor. A six-time AllAmerican Trapshooter and Master Gardener, Priscilla's work has been the subject of a number of publications, including feature articles in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles and House and Garden magazines. Priscilla has served on the Board of Trustees of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and was the founder of the Garage Class Series in Evergreen, Colorado. Priscilla is the founder of the highly successful Art Institute at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, whose mottos are "Conservation through Art Education" and "Conservation - the Gift of Life." Students are encouraged to see and appreciate the natural world and create works of art and, by this process, to become conservationists. The student body now numbers more than 1,200 and is still growing by 20% annually. Priscilla's art work is in many private and corporate collections as well as the permanent collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Currently, she creates artwork for the benefit of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the Saguaro National Park and other conservation organizations.

Brent Cooke

Brent Cooke

Patron

"As an artist specializing in wildlife, I am constantly approached by a wide range of organizations seeking support for their own various causes. When I became a member of AFC however, I realized this organization was of a quite different nature.  Yes, it raised money to support the organization itself, but it went that one step further… encouraging member artists to donate a portion of their sales for conservation-centered charitable groups of their own choosing.

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Joyce Trygg

Joyce Trygg

Patron, AFC Circle of Patrons

“As an artist and Signature Member of AFC, I have felt so honored to be in the company of such incredible artists, but I am most proud to be a part of the organization for its unique role in advancing the conservation cause through the arts.”

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Cher Anderson

Cher Anderson

Champion, AFC Circle of Patrons

“My need to be a part of an organization that provides support in conserving earth’s beautiful and amazing creatures for my grandchildren and their children to meet in their lifetime is a driving force. When my grandson talks of dinosaurs and I hear the awe in his voice, I realized I could help make sure that his children do not talk about elephants and giraffes the same way without ever seeing one alive. This excellent organization and the people who are becoming family to me, is the best vehicle to achieve our common goal."

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Priscilla Baldwin

Priscilla Baldwin

Ambassador, AFC Circle of Patrons

“The mission statement of the Art Institute I founded 20 years ago at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and that of Artists for Conservation, are virtually identical. “Conservation through Art Education” and “Conservation: the Gift of Life” are equally applicable to both organizations."

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