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The Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) – formerly the Worldwide Nature Artists Group (WNAG) – is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world.  The Foundation represents the world’s leading collective of nature artists and an unparalleled pool of artistic talent focussed on nature.  The organization’s mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural heritage.



The Purple Hills Studio Tour is held each year during the last weekend in September.  The Tour includes approximately 40 artists.  The community of Creemore, Ontario is the hub of this wheel of activity.  Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to visit Studios and Guests in the local area.


I am proud to call Chris White a good friend.  He and his work are true inspirations.  Please visit his website to see some of the most spectacular and inspired wood sculptures you will ever see.


"Chipping Away" is a home grown company based in Kitchener, Ontario.  You need not look any further for your carving supplies.  If you can't get IT at "Chipping Away", it isn't worth having.  Seriously, this is a great source for your carving supplies.



he STONEMAN is a fantastic source for brazilian soapstone, alabaster, Quebec soapstone, serpentine and sculpture tools all at very reasonable prices.  Stoneman Distributors is very conveniently located in London, Ontario. 



The Western Woodcarvers offer a great week of carving and camaraderie each July.  The "Carving School" is held at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska.  A wide variety of courses is offered and the cost includes accommodations and meals.  A fantastic event for the avid carver at any skill level.


Soapstone can be used for many things other than sculpture.  Soapstone West specializes in a wide variety of applications that may surprise you.

Jim Cosgrove is a new acquaintance made through our mutual relationship with Stoneman Distributors.  Jim is a proud Canadian who has developed and maintained a fine website for those with similar interests in art.