Vancouver, BC., CANADA – January 27th, 2014 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the return of their signature event to Vancouver in 2014. The 4th annual AFC Festival will take place from September 26th through October 5th, at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, BC. RE/MAX is returning as the title sponsor of the event.
The festival program will continue its focus on art and environmental education for the benefit of wildlife and habitat conservation. The centerpiece of the event is the international juried AFC annual exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed art show - featuring approximately 80 original paintings and sculptures by master artists from around the world. The event provides a rare opportunity for visitors to meet many of the master artists from around the globe, including Africa, Australia and Europe, and North America.
Each year the Festival attracts dozens of leading artists, including three-time festival patron Robert Bateman and special award recipients, Pollyanna Pickering, Dr. Guy Harvey and Richard Ellis.
AFC President, Jeff Whiting adds: "We’re very pleased to be returning to Grouse Mountain once again. The festival provides a spectacular venue for top artists from around the world to join efforts in raising awareness and support for conservation."
In addition to AFC's annual art exhibit there will be meet-the-artists events, lectures, music and cultural presentations, art and conservation themed films, workshops for adults and youth/students, gallery tours, live artistic demonstrations, ticketed events and cultural performances. AFC will premiere its next documentary film during the festival. Programming details will be announced during the summer.
Artists for Conservation welcomes values-aligned organizations to sponsor the 2014 Festival. Our sponsor community enriches the Festival experience and helps AFC sustain its year-around non-profit programs. For sponsorship inquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists are required to be members of Artists for Conservation to apply to our jury for the exhibit. For inquires about membership, please visit our membership page to learn more.
For more information visit www.artistsforconservation.org/festival, friend us on Facebook or follow @natureartists on Twitter.
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.
Just fifteen minutes from downtown, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver's premiere attraction, with panoramic views of the city, ocean and beyond. Grouse Mountain offers a host of year round outdoor activities as well as dining, gift shops and the Theatre in the Sky. Grouse Mountain also manages a Refuge for Endangered Wildlife that includes three wolves and two orphaned grizzly bear cubs. The Refuge is also an active participant in the North American Hummingbird Monitoring Network and the Northern Spotted Owl captive breeding program. Grouse Mountain prides itself on running a sustainable "green" business, and is an Oceanwise certified partner. www.grousemountain.com.