James’s artwork of an “Eastern Box Turtle” (also part of the traveling exhibition of NJ Endangered-Threatned Species with Conserve Wildlife NJ) was chosen to part of the prestigious Artists for Conservations Annual art exhibit. This year the artwork will be featured at the Grouse Mountain Resort in Vancouver BC , Canada from September 29-October 2, 2016.
Artists for Conservation’s annual exhibit is the world’s top conservation-themed art show and has become one of the most highly anticipated annual events among the nature-inspired art genres. The goal of the exhibit is: 1) To support conservation through art sales and education; 2) To showcase the extraordinary pool of artistic talent within AFC; and 3) To share the nature-inspired art genre with new audiences.
Unique to the exhibit, each artwork is dedicated to a conservation organization of the artists choice, with at least 40% of the proceeds from the sale of each painting support conservation initiatives around the world, including AFC’s art and environmental education programs. AFC delivers this programming directly through partner venues and offers its youth-oriented art and environmental education programmin as a value-add component to its tour venues. Since 2011, AFC’s annual exhibit has premiered every fall at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The exhibit is the centrepeice of AFC’s annual marquee event – the Artists for Conservation Festival. Prior to 2011, the exhibit was hosted at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, NJ, USA.
Each year since 2008, as a companion to the exhibit, AFC publishes a harcover book featuring the artworks from the year’s exhibit. The annual exhibit features approximately 200 artworks selected from submissions by Signature Members of Artists for Conservation. These are featured in AFC’s annual book and virtual exhibit online. Of these, approximately 1/2 are selected for display in AFC’s live exhibit.