AFC Festival 2017 presented by RE/MAX is returning to Vancouver from
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.
145 artists have been juried into the 2016 exhibit, representing 200 artworks and 15 countries, including: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Africa, The Netherlands, UK, USA.. Of these, 80 artists with 85 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.
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.
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.
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:
Groups interested in booking private exhibit tours, please contact Artists for Conservation Festival by phone 778.340.0749 or email festivalinfo[@]artistsforconservation.org.