We are truly greatful that Charles Alexander, signature member of AFC, volunteered his time, energy and photographic equipment throughout the weekend to record the first annual exhibition of the AFC. The photos that follow were all taken by Charles. Charles had two of his works selected by the jury for inclusion in the exhibition.
We are also grateful for the hard work of the Director of the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Marijane Singer, for setting up the Museum for the exhibition and the many weekend activities at the museum. We are also gratelul to her staff, Rosa and Diane, who provided cheerful support.
Category: The Opening Weekend
The opening reception weekend of the AFC’s inaugural annual juried exhibition – “The Art of Conservation” was a resounding success. The weekend event involved two field trips, a lecture evening, dinner & awards evening, group photo session and opening cocktail reception afternoon. The event broke all previous attendance records for the Blauvelt Museum. Over 50 AFC members attended a range of weekend activities at the Museum and in Manhattan.
The general response was one of excitement and enormous positivity. Several artists travelled great distances to participate in what was clearly a milestone event in the international nature and wildlife art community.
Noteworthy artists who attended from overseas included Lorna Hamilton, whose painting “On the Edge” graces the cover of the show companion book; Pollyanna Pickering from the UK; Setsuo Hamanaka and Eriko Kobayashi from Japan; Lyn Ellison and Ji Qiu from Australia; Oscar Famili from Tehran, Iran and over 30 more exhibiting artists from across North America. In addition, we were pleased to welcome several more AFC members, who attended as non-exhibitors.
Volunteer photographer and AFC exhibiting artist, Charles Alexander, worked feverishly throughout the entire event. In addition, documentary wildlife and art filmmaker, Norm Lightfoot, volunteered his time to capture highlights of all weekend activities on video. We intend to stream clips and post a large slideshow of the event as soon as possible