2013 AFC Virtual Exhibit Now Online

Vancouver, B.C. Canada – October 31, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the launch of its fourth Virtual Exhibit, featuring the artwork juried into the 2013 Artists for Conservation world's top conservation-themed annual art exhibit and sale. The Virtual Exhibit can be viewed at www.ArtistsForConservation.org/virtual-exhibit. This year's virtual exhibit showcases 197 nature-inspired paintings and sculptures by over 100 of the world's most regarded nature and wildlife artists. All the artwork at AFC's 6th annual live exhibit held at the Artists for Conservation Festival in Vancouver, Canada are part of the virutal exhibit.

The artists featured in this exhibit are lending their talent to support wildlife and habitat conservation and to celebrate our natural heritage. Jeff Whiting, President and Founder of AFC explians "Artists have always been at the forefront of conservation and this is a great example of our art in action. The artists in the exhibit have on average pledged 15 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of their work to conservation charities of their choice including American Bird Conservancy, Audubon Society, Bird Life International, Cheetah Conservation Fund, David Suzuki Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Nature Conservancy, Peregrine Fund, Raincoast Conservation Society, Snow Leopard Trust and many others.

The virtual exhibit can be viewed in several different ways. The "Curator's Tour" is the most thorough and immersive way to see artworks in the exhibit, where artworks are displayed, mounted on a virtual wall with an accurate representation of relative size. A "Coffee-Break Tour" is offered for those who wish to see a quick overview of the exhibit, with works represented  in relative size. A "Sculpture Gallery" is also presented, where two views of the many sculptures from the exhibit can be seen. Artwork can also be viewed alphabetically by artist, and sorted by price and availability.The virtual exhibit will be open from today until December 31, 2013. Most artworks are for sale directly from the artist.

Be sure as well, to stop by the AFC Online Store, where we are also offering the annual AFC companion exhibit book in elegant coffee-table format, and AFC's annual 2014 Environmental Calendar. In addition to supporting AFC, a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

By hosting the exhibit on the web, we open it up to a global audience with a goal to promote conservation awareness and help raise funds for a diverse range of conservation causes. We would also like to recognize the fine artists from around the world who are contributing to this exhibit to support wildlife and habitat conservation. Without them, our partners and all our 500 exceptional artists members, Artists for Conservation would not be recognized today as the leader in supporting the environment through art.

About 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 program area: 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. http://www.artistsforconservation.org/

Media Contact:
Jeff Whiting
P. 778-340-0748
E. jwhiting@artistsforconservation.org

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VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at: 5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

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