Award Winners for 2018 AFC Exhibit

Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 29, 2018 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the tenth annual AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art to be held this August in Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, and an Environmental Statement Award. AFC has also created a new Best in Show Award this year, in recognition of the highest scoring artwork by the jury panel in the annual exhibit.

Artists receiving the awards are as follows:

 

 

Best in Show, Painting (tie)
  • James Hough for his painting “Sanctuary”;
  • Jason Kamin for his painting “The Watchman”
     

Best in Show, Sculpture

  • Tony Mayo for his sculpture “Battle of the Orca and Thunderbird”
     

 

Medals of Excellence

  • James Hough for his painting, “Sanctuary”
  • Jason Kamin for his painting, “The Watchman”
  • Michael Dumas for his painting, “Looking Out”
  • Michael Dumas for his painting, “Northern Cross”
  • James Hough for his painting, “Times Like This”
  • Hans Kappel for his painting, “Mumble”
  • David Kitler for his painting, “Cordón Sanitario”
  • Laura Levitsky for her painting, “Keeping Watch”
Environmental Statement Award
  • Jason Kamin for his painting, “The Watchman” 
     
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Award (2017)
  • Kim Duffek for “Cacophony in Blue”
 
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Award for 2018, Western Art Collector Magazine and Editor's Choice Award will be announced at a later date.
 
Guy Combes will receive the Simon Combes Conservation Award. 
 
Artists attending the 2018 Festival will receive their awards at the Exhibit opening on August 22nd in Vancouver, BC. 

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 30 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. http://www.artistsforconservation.org/

 

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