We're pleased to announce that the Exhibit will be on display at two venues in Broward County, South Florida:
Opening Reception | April 30, 2015 | 6pm @ Miramar Cultural Center
April 25 - May 3, 2015
Location: Ansin Family Art Gallery, Miramar Cultural Center
Hours: Open during regular hours for Miramar Cultural Center. Visit the website for details.
2400 Civic Center Place | Miramar, Florida
May 12 - June 19, 2015
Location: Alvin Sherman Library Gallery at Nova Southeastern University
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. Fort Lauderdale - Davie, Florida 33314-7796
Hours: Open during regular hours for Alvin Sherman Library. Visit the website for details.
Special thanks for the generous support and assistance from to the following sponsors:
The 2015 “Green, White & Blue” exhibit, presented by BBX Capital Foundation represents a special touring collection from the annual exhibit of the Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) - the world’s top conservation-themed art exhibit. The artists in the exhibit are many of the world’s most recognized and accomplished in the nature art genre, including acclaimed Florida-based marine scientist and conservationist Guy Harvey.
The exhibit aims to become a rallying point for the local arts and conservation communities to advocate for public art, art instruction and environmental education in schools and, in general, a resurgence in arts and conservation advocacy across the region.
Through its exhibits, AFC links world-class art and artists with critical wildlife and nature conservation causes to inspire the public to become engaged and better informed. 40% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork supports conservation and education.
The selection of artwork on display in the Ansin Family Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center represents approximately ¼ of the original juried exhibit, which opened in September 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. The exhibit will continue to tour North America through the summer of 2015. AFC is working to establish an expanded exhibit as part of a major annual anchor event in South Florida.
All artwork in the exhibit is original and is for sale. 40% of the proceeds artwork sales supports conservation and education. To purchase an artwork, please inquire with a gallery assistant or call 778-340-0749. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All artworks are expected to remain in the exhibit through June 15, 2015. Buyers are responsible for either arranging to pick up or pay for costs of shipping and insuring the artwork following the closing of the exhibit.
In a time of widespread cutbacks to arts instruction, and a growing disconnect with nature, there is urgency for communities to encourage youth to bond with the natural world and commit to conservation issues. Visual arts, which engage the senses, stimulate thought, critical thinking and provoke emotions, are a powerful catalyst in developing a “sense of wonder and passion” about nature. Learning about nature through art challenges the conventional environmental education models of handing over a body of knowledge in a classroom setting without an opportunity for experiential learning.
AFC exhibits serve as education tools. While on tour in Florida, the “Green, White & Blue” exhibit will serve as a platform for an immersive experience for local and inner-city students, combining films, interpretive gallery tours, and hands-on art activities with guest AFC artists. Students will spend a day learning about the importance of wildlife and habitat conservation with a local conservation organization or academic institution and the impact art has in being a driving voice for environmental guardianship.In 2015, our goal is to inspire 1500 youth through this program. Learn more at www.artistsforconservation.com/south-florida
Bringing Artists for Conservation to South Florida is an opportunity to share artists passion for art and our environment. With budgets for art education suffering, and critical environmental and natural resources under stress, an Artists for Conservation event in South Florida aims to bolster the region's commitment to both art and environment.
It is truly art with a purpose, art for a cause.
For more information about our supporters, please visit their websites:
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Artists for Conservation is a global society of more than 500 artists, both established names and up and coming artists. AFC's annual, marquee event - which takes place each fall - is the world's top conservation-themed art experience, featuring all original artwork by painters, sculptors and illustrators. Together with the art, conservation-focused ¬films, publications and informative presentations, the exhibit serves as a visually stunning and effective vehicle for conveying the importance of fostering creativity in art and protecting our wildlife and precious landscapes.
The BBX Capital Foundation (formerly the BankAtlantic Foundation) was created in 1994 as a 501(c)3 corporate foundation. Since then, the Foundation has awarded millions of dollars to charitable organizations throughout the state of Florida. The BBX Capital Foundation focuses on three key areas: the arts, education and human services. www.bbxcapital.com
The Miramar Cultural Trust strives to endow, support and advocate for the arts; to educate and engage the community; to inspire and deepen commitment to enriching lives through celebration of community, wonder, art, culture, inspiration and human expression. Through support, outreach and advocacy, the Miramar Cultural Trust creates experiences to promote its mission. For more information, call 954-602-4536.
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation funds inspired scientific research and innovative educational programs to encourage conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced marine ecosystem where fish and other wildlife flourish. www.guyharvey.com