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 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 2020 AFC Exhibit and virtual show. Many of which will be on display in the exhibit at the 2020 AFC Festival.
Other artists in the calendar include:
- Linda Besse (USA) for her painting "Whaling Remnants"
- Nelda Warkentin (USA) for his painting "Goodbye, My Friend"
- Josh Tiessen (Canada) for her painting "Near Oblivion"
- Rob Dreyer (USA) for her mosaic "American Bison & Magpies"
- Chirag Thumbar (India) for his painting "Greater One-horned Rhinoceros"
- David Gallup (USA) for his painting "Regeneration"
- Cher Anderson (USA) for her painting "Aussie Banks"
- Anne London (USA) for his painting "Hwange Heartbeat"
- Paula Wiegmink (Australia) for her painting "Koala Comfort"
- Kathleen E. Dunn (USA) for her painting "Hotflash"
- Garry Fleming (Australia) for his painting "Lazy Leopard"
- Martin Ridley (UK) for his painting "Shadow of the Wolf"
The AFC 2021 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.