AFC News

Saturday, 3 October, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia – (Oct 3, 2020) -  Artists for Conservation (AFC) is excited to announce the launch of the 2020 Virtual Exhibit on its online gallery, showcasing original paintings and sculptures for sale in support of conservation, from its latest annual exhibit. The unveiling coincides with the 10th annual Artists for Conservation Festival, running October 1-4 at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada. This year’s exhibit features 200 artworks by 168 artists from 17 countries. At least 40% of proceeds from artwork sales benefits...
Tuesday, 8 September, 2020
Vancouver, BC CANADA – Sept 8, 2020 - In 2020, internationally acclaimed American artist, Anne London will be recognized for herconservation leadership and artistic achievement with Artists for Conservation’s (AFC's) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award. AFC bestows the award annually to individuals for exemplifying the achievements and dedication of the award's namesake.“Anne's story is an inspiring one of a highly accomplished and talented artist who has made it her life's calling to inform, inspire and educate youth in Africa about the...
Thursday, 3 September, 2020
Vancouver, BC CANADA - September 3, 2020 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the first round of award winners of the thirteenth annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art to be held this October 1-4 in Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, an Environmental Statement Award, and Interpretive/Abstract Award. AFC also presents two Best in Show awards, in recognition of the highest scoring painting and sculpture by the jury panel in the annual exhibit. Artists receiving...
Monday, 3 August, 2020
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 3, 2020 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce this year's selection of artworks juried into the 2020 AFC Exhibit - 200 total artworks by 168 artists from 17 countries. The AFC exhibit is the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale supporting conservation. Artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges in price from $500 to $50,000. Approximately 40% of proceeds from artwork sales benefits conservation and environmental education, and each artwork is dedicated to supporting a conservation organization of the artist'...
Wednesday, 29 July, 2020
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 29, 2020 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, and Italian artist, Marco Grasso's painting "Thanatos" depicting a Barn Owl, has been selected for the cover of the 2021 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 13th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC October 1-4.Several...
Wednesday, 29 July, 2020
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 29, 2020 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that American artist and AFC Signature Member, Mark Susinno has had his oil painting "Entourage", depicting an underwater marine scene of Permit, Smooth Trunkfish, Loggerhead sponges, and Sea whips, has been selected for the cover of the 2020 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 12th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, BC October 1-4. The image will be on display in AFC'...
Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Internationally recognized wildlife artist and AFC member Edward Spera has spent over 30 years travelling the globe for up-close encounters with the subjects he paints. Edward recently established Big Cat Expeditions designed to maximize wildlife sightings, and big cats in mind, as they are offering tours with sighting guarantees for Tigers, Jaguars and Pumas. This year, we're pleased to announce that Big Cat Expeditions has become a sponsor of the upcoming AFC Festival.For those of you who know Edward, he is not one to shy away from adventure and is full of positive energy. Edward...
Thursday, 25 July, 2019
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 25, 2019 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Kenyan artist and Simon Combes Conservation Award recipient, Karen Laurence-Rowe has had her painting "Crater Kings", depicting a pair of lions, has been selected for the cover of the 2019 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book 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. The image will be on display in AFC...
Thursday, 25 July, 2019
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-...
Friday, 12 July, 2019
Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 12, 2019 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the twelfth annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art to be held this September 26-29 in Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, an Environmental Statement Award, and Interpretive/Abstract Award. AFC also presents two Best in Show awards, in recognition of the highest scoring painting and sculpture by the jury panel in the annual exhibit.Artists receiving the awards are as follows:...

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