Tribute & Memorial Gifts
Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and
remembrances are all opportunities for you to share the wonderment
of Africa with a special person. By making a donation in their
name, you will demonstrate your thoughtfulness, express your feelings
of fondness, love and admiration while continuing to support our
Tribute & Memorial gifts may be made for
the amount of $20 or more. We will notify the recipient of your
gift by sending them your choice of beautiful gift card. Please
printout and complete the Tribute &
Memorial Gift Form, selecting one of the gift cards from below.
Once the African Conservancy receives the form, you card will
be promptly sent to its recipient.
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Tribute Card 1
This card is entitled "Village
Scene" and is a reproduction of a work by
an artist named Abala.
creates miniature impressionistic oil paintings, no larger
than an index card, and sells them mounted to an 8.5x11
sheet of paper folded in 4, to be used as cards. His work
is exceptional in its diminutive perfection, and his colors
and themes illustrate his love of home, traditions, and
We met Abala
as he sold his paintings/cards on the street and decided
to support him. We hope you will do the same.
Tribute Card 2
to us thanks to Julia Cassell
a Zambian-born artist who expresses herself through her
oils and watercolors. We found Ms.
Cassell's work staring at us enticingly from the
shelves at the Mercury Mail office and decided right then
and there that her work was just what we needed to illustrate
the beauty of African wildlife and to demonstrate the
level of artistic talent that can be found on the continent.
work ranges in size from medium to large canvas, and we
do hope to offer some of her original works in our Gallery
in the not too distant future. In the interim, we will
feature several of Ms. Cassell's
masterly wildlife illustrations as tribute cards, and
we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones enjoy them.
The baobab tree
is an African icon and a symbol that, for many sub-Saharan
tribes, represents the Guardian of
the Spirits. Chiefs, medicine men and other tribal
dignitaries are often buried close the baobab with the
certainty that their souls will rest in piece under the
vigilant guardianship of this majectic tree.
is the work of Los Angeles artist, Kate
Cunningham who, at the request of the African Conservancy
founders kindly agreed to paint and donate an original
work, inspired by photographs taken in Africa by Conservancy
work is typified by a blend of boldness and sensitivity
and a brilliant use of color. We thank her for her beautiful
creation and are very greatful for her willingness to
help us honor our departed.
Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization