Artist Organization Goes Virtual
In 2010, in lieu of a live gallery exhibit, the Artists for Conservation (AFC) is producing its first virtual exhibit. In future years, this will compliment live gallery exhibits and make them more widely accessible to an international audience. The Artists for Conservation mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural heritage.
Several GNSI members are part of AFC's 500 member organization, including Patricia Savage, Barry MacKay, John Megahan and Linda Feltner.
By hosting the exhibit on the World Wide Web, AFC opens it up to a global audience and hoped to promote global awareness and raise funds for conservation this way. The APC exhibit has the potential of raising over $75,000 for various conservation charities if all works sell.
Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, publications and cutting-edge online initiatives, AFC works to engage, inspire and inform the public, and empower passionate professional artists as effective ambassadors for the environment.