Art Exhibit & Sale

AFC Festival 2017 presented by RE/MAX  is returning to Vancouver from November 9 - 13, 2017 to a new venue, VanDusen Botanical Garden.

The AFC exhibit is the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale and an opportunity to buy some of the latest original paintings and sculptures by masters around the world. The live exhibit will feature over 80 original artworks for sale by leading nature and wildlife artists . Enjoy worldwide artistic excellence, learn about conservation issues, and directly support conservation work through the purchase of artwork.

Over 80 artists have been juried into the 2017 exhibit, representing 85 artworks and 14 countries, including: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Africa, The Netherlands,  UK, and USA. Many of the artists will be present for the opening weekend for special events, and to provide programming – special lectures, live painting demonstrations and much more.

40% of artwork sales proceeds support conservation.

Artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges in price from $500 to $60,000. Approximately 40% of proceeds from artwork sales benefits conservation and environmental education, and each artwork is dedicated to supporting a conservation organization of the artist's choice.

About AFC

Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world’s leading group of artists dedicated to supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, AFC represents many of the world's most celebrated names in the nature/wildlife art genre among a dedicated membership of professional and emerging artists from nearly 30 countries. AFC is a driving force in a global artistic movement supporting conservation and education.

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, annual festival, awards, publications, and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. AFC hosts the world’s largest online gallery of nature, landscape and wildlife art at www.artistsforconservation.org.

AFC Festival 2018 will be located in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Convention Centre with the IOC2018 Conference from August 19 - 26, 2018.

2017 Exhibiting Artists

AFC congratulates all artists who have been selected for the 2017 Artists for Conservation Exhibit. 

Aja, Douglas (USA)

Krishnan, Krish (USA)

Anderson , Cher  (USA)

Larson, Amy (USA)

Bach, Del-Bourree (USA)

Laurence-Rowe, Karen (Kenya)

Baldwin, Priscilla (USA)

Lawes, Bruce (Canada)

Banks, Patricia (Canada)

Lear, Sandi (Australia)

Banovich, John (USA)

Lindamood, Patsy (USA)

Barclay, Marcia (USA)

London, Anne (USA)

Bednarczuk, Martyn (UK)

Lozeron, Emily (Canada)

Berner, Sally (USA)

Lutz, Jan (USA)

Bertolo, Alejandro (Canada)

Maass, Harro (Germany)

Besse, Linda (USA)

MacKay, Barry (Canada)

Billingsley, Cindy (USA)

Mansell, Patricia (Canada)

Blackwell, Peter (Kenya)

Mark-Finberg, Laura (USA)

Bork, Beatrice (USA)

Marshall, Pete (Australia)

Boyce, Peta (Australia)

Maynard, Chris (USA)

Breger, Varda (Israel)

Mayo, Tony (Canada)

Brest van Kempen, Carel (USA)

McClelland, Chris (Australia)

Brooks, Caroline (Canada)

McCune, Michelle (USA)

Caitens, Michelle (Australia)

McManiman, Candy (Canada)

Carretta, Roy (Canada)

McMillan, Vickie (USA)

Cogley, Elizabeth (Australia)

Megahan, John (USA)

Combes, Guy (USA)

Menec, Ama (UK)

Cooke, Brent (Canada)

Middleton, Kim (USA)

Crowe, Becci (USA)

Munkittrick, Dianne (USA)

Dansereau, Jodie (Canada)

Nash, Ken  (Canada)

de Villiers, Ilse (South Africa)

Nicholls, Alison (USA)

deKramer, Karyn (USA)

Nishino, Kentaro (Japan)

Desjardins, Sara (USA)

O'Sullivan, Mary Louise (USA)

Dodge, Kelly (Canada)

Parsons, Victoria (USA)

Dreyer, Rob (USA)

Peyton, Anne (USA)

Duffek, Kim (USA)

Pickering, Pollyanna (UK)

Dumas, Michael (Canada)

Popp, Betsy (USA)

Dunn, Kathleen  (USA)

Qiu, Ji (Australia)

Dunphy, Kathleen (USA)

Ragg, Jerry (USA)

DuPuis-Rosen, Linda (USA)

Refahi, Leila (Germany)

Easton, Raymond (USA)

Rentsch, Werner (USA)

Erickson, Mary (USA)

Rich, Andrea (USA)

Erikson, Lynn (Canada)

Richman, Rebecca (USA)

Feltner, Linda (USA)

Rogers, Valerie (Canada)

Fiorentino, James (USA)

Rosetta,  (USA)

Fisher, Cynthie (USA)

Rusin, Len (USA)

Funke, Annika (Namibia)

Saenz, Eleazar (Mexico)

Ganz, Tykie (USA)

Sainsbury, Jonathan (UK)

Gates, Martin (USA)

Schafer, Sharon K. (USA)

Gordon, Susie (USA)

Schlenker, Robert (USA)

Goulding, Fiona (New Zealand)

Seerey-Lester, John (USA)

Gray, Peter (South Africa)

Seerey-Lester, Suzie (USA)

Griffin, Patricia (USA)

Sharkey Thomas, J. (Canada)

Gylling, Gemma (USA)

Sheard, Kathleen (USA)

Hamelin, Neil (Canada)

Simmons, Geraldine (Australia)

Hargreaves, Julia (Canada)

Solberg, Morten (USA)

Harrison-Parsons, Linda (USA)

Sorley-Keichinger, Cindy (Canada)

Harvey, Guy (USA)

Starkevich, Colin (Canada)

Haycock, Kathy (Canada)

Stewart, James (Canada)

Hayward-Harris, Martin (UK)

Strelive, Uta (Canada)

Heaton, Janet (USA)

Studwell, Judy (USA)

Hobson, Mark (Canada)

Sutton, Linda (USA)

Holt, Mary Louise (USA)

Thivierge, Claude (Canada)

Hough, James (Australia)

Tiessen, Josh (Canada)

Huffman, Robin (USA)

Toft, Kim (Australia)

Janosik, Jon (USA)

Trygg, Joyce (Canada)

Jenvey, Kate (Australia)

Versteeg, Diane (USA)

Jesic, Stephen (Australia)

Walsh, Frank (USA)

Jessen, Mary Jane (Canada)

Watanabe, Yasuo (Japan)

Karryl,  (USA)

Wellman, Gregory (UK)

Katrandzhiev, Valentin (Bulgaria)

Wheeler, Rick (USA)

Kiesow, James (USA)

Wicks, Derek (Canada)

Kissinger, Megan (USA)

Wiegmink, Paula (Australia)

Kitler, David (Canada)

Woodall, Terry (USA)

Koensgen, Joseph (Canada)

Woodbury, Ellen (USA)

Thank you to our jury for their generous contribution of time and expertise toward making the 10th annual AFC exhibit a very strong one. Jurors in this year's exhibit included:

  • Brent Cooke — AFC Artist and Board Member (Canada);
  • Lihua Du — President, Lanwan Art Museum, Qingdao, China & Member of the Chinese National Guiding Committee for Public Sculpture (China);
  • Adam Harris — Curator, National Museum of Wildlife Art (USA);
  • Karen Laurence-Rowe — AFC Member, Past AFC Combes Award Winner (Kenya);
  • Holly Swangstu — Art Institute Director, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (USA);  
  • Jonathan Truss — AFC Member (UK)
  • Debra Usher — Publisher & Editor in Chief, Arabella Magazine (Canada)

2016 Exhibiting Artists

Artists whose work is included in the live exhibit in Vancouver are indicated in bold.

Aja, Douglas (USA) Heaton, Janet (USA) Pickering, Pollyanna (UK)
Alleman, Carol (USA) Hobson, Mark (Canada) Plaizier, Ron (Canada)
Alsac, Stephane (France) Hough, James (Australia) Pratt, Heidi (USA)
Armstrong, Rosemarie (Canada) Hughbanks, Debbie (USA) Prescott, David (USA)
Arnett, Stuart (Canada) Isaac, Terry (Canada) Qiu, Ji (Australia)
Bach, Del-Bourree (USA) Ivanyi, Rachel (USA) Raffield, Natalie (USA)
Ballantyne, Sheila (Canada) Jackman, Pat (USA) Rankin, David (USA)
Banks, Patricia (Canada) Jenvey, Kate (Australia) Rich, Andrea (USA)
Banovich, John (USA) Jesic, Stephen (Australia) Richman, Rebecca (USA)
Bateman, Robert (Canada) Jessen, Mary Jane (Canada) Roberts, Craig (UK)
Besse, Linda (USA) Kappel, Hans (Germany) Rogers, Valerie (Canada)
Billingsley, Cindy (USA) Karryl  (USA) Rosetta  (USA)
Bork, Beatrice (USA) Katrandzhiev, Valentin (Bulgaria) Rossin, Linda (USA)
Branson, Lynn (Canada) Kiesow, James (USA) Rusin, Len (USA)
Breger, Varda (Israel) Kissinger, Megan (USA) Saenz, Eleazar (Mexico)
Brest van Kempen, Carel (USA) Kitler, David (Canada) Schafer, Sharon K. (USA)
Bruynzeel, Renata (Australia) Koensgen, Joseph (Canada) Schlenker, Robert (USA)
Cadène, Florence (France) Koller, Rebecca (Australia) Scott, Nathan (Canada)
Cogley, Elizabeth (Australia) Kopeschny, Barbara (Canada) Seerey-Lester, John (USA)
Coheleach, Guy (USA) Krishnan, Krish (USA) Seerey-Lester, Suzie (USA)
Cook, Carrie (USA) LaFogg-Docherty, Deborah (USA) Simmons, Geraldine (Australia)
Cooke, Brent (Canada) Laurence-Rowe, Karen (Kenya) Snoots, Karin (USA)
Crouter, Anni (USA) Lawes, Bruce (Canada) Solberg, Morten (USA)
Crowe, Becci (USA) Lindamood, Patsy (USA) Sorley-Keichinger, Cindy (Canada)
Curry, Dennis (USA) Lingham, Steven (Australia) Sowden, Peggy (Canada)
deKramer, Karyn (USA) Lutz, Jan (USA) Spera, Edward (Canada)
Dodge, Kelly (Canada) Mansell, Patricia (Canada) Stewart, James (Canada)
Dreelinck, Tania (Belgium) Marshall, Pete (Australia) Strelive, Uta (Canada)
Dreyer, Rob (USA) Maynard, Chris (USA) Studwell, Judy (USA)
Duffek, Kim (USA) McClelland, Chris (Australia) Susinno, Mark (USA)
Dumas, Michael (Canada) McCune, Michelle (USA) Sutton, Linda (USA)
Dunn, Kathleen (USA) McManiman, Candy (Canada) Taylor, Mary (USA)
Dunphy, Kathleen (USA) McMillan, Vickie (USA) Theriault, Colette (Canada)
DuPuis-Rosen, Linda (USA) Megahan, John (USA) Thompson, Martha (USA)
Erikson, Lynn (Canada) Milligan, Billy-Jack (Canada) Tiessen, Josh (Canada)
Feltner, Linda (USA) Millington, Marti (USA) Toft, Kim (Australia)
Fiorentino, James (USA) Morvell, Steve (Australia) Truss, Jonathan (UK)
Fisher, Cynthie (USA) Munkittrick, Dianne (USA) Trygg, Joyce (Canada)
Gallup, David (USA) Murray, Robin (USA) Van Rijn, Eva (USA)
Gates, Martin (USA) Nicholls, Calvin (Canada) Venditti, Jerry (USA)
Goulding, Fiona (New Zealand) Nordwall, Solveig (USA) Vik, Lyn (Canada)
Gray, Peter (South Africa) Norwich-Young, Dorset (Canada) Walsh, Frank (USA)
Griffin, Patricia (USA) Orlando, Ron (USA) Watanabe, Yasuo (Japan)
Hallett, Mark (USA) Osborne, Leo (USA) Wheeler, Rick (USA)
Hamanaka, Setsuo (Japan) O'Sullivan, Mary Louise (USA) Whiting, Jeffrey (Canada)
Hargreaves, Julia (Canada) Parsons, Victoria (USA) Wiegmink, Paula (Australia)
Harvey, Guy (Cayman Islands) Peyton, Anne (USA) Winters, Ria (The Netherlands)
Haycock, Kathy (Canada) Phillips, Murray (Canada) Woodall, Terry (USA)

Special thanks goes to our jury for their generous contribution of time and expertise toward making the 8th annual AFC exhibit a very strong one. Jurors in this year's exhibit included:

  • Brent Cooke - Artist and AFC Board Member;
  • Michael Dumas - Artist and AFC Member;
  • Pollyanna Pickering - Artist and AFC Board Member;
  • Holly Swangstu - Art Institute Director, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum;  
  • Debra Usher - Publisher & Editor in Chief, Arabella Magazine

Groups interested in booking private exhibit tours, please contact Artists for Conservation Festival by phone 778.340.0749 or email festivalinfo[@]artistsforconservation.org.

Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at:

5251 Oak Street,
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
Phone: (604) 257-8335

Most festival activities complimentary with VandDusen admissions ticket. 

  • Adult (19-64) $8.00
  • Senior (65+) $5.50
  • Youth (13-18) $5.50
  • Child (4-12) $4.25
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children under 19) $16.75
  • Children 3 and younger Free
  • VBGA Members Free

  • Crafts
  • Mural
  • Artist Demos
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Films
  • Nature Walk

  • Art Exhibit
  • Live Art Demos
  • Live Music
  • VIP Reception
  • Films
  • Presentations

  • Fill the register form

  • Sponsor
  • Buy Art
  • Silent Auction
  • Buy a Book

 

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About Us

Artists for Conservation is a Canada-based international non-profit, with a mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. 

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, festivals, awards and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

 

 

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