2017 AFC Exhibiting Artists Announced

Vancouver, BC., CANADA – August 18, 2017 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2017 exhibiting artists accepted into the Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale, benefitting the conservation cause. This is AFC's 10th annual exhibit of members' artworks and third annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on November 9, 2017, at VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, BC.

Artists for Conservation comprises a membership of approximately 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, of these artists 140 have been juried into the exhibit, representing 200 artworks and 14 countries, including: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Germany, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA. Of these, 84 artists with 87 artworks will be exhibiting at the live exhibit opening in Vancouver. 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.

Artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges in price from $500 to $45,000. 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.

To offer a greater opportunity for inclusiveness, particularly for artists who live in locations where the costs of shipping to Canada are prohibitive, artists were given the option to participate in the virtual exhibit only.

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)

 

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)

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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. 

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