Art Exhibit & Sale

AFC Festival 2018 presented by RE/MAX Western Canada  is returning to Vancouver from August 22 - 25th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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 90 original artworks for sale by leading AFC nature and wildlife artists. Enjoy worldwide artistic excellence, learn about conservation issues, and directly support conservation work through the purchase of artwork.

40% of artwork sales proceeds directly supports 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.

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

AFC Awards & Medals

Every year Artists for Conservation pays tribute to international artists with awards. Fourteen artists were honored in 2017. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, and two Environmental Statement Awards. AFC has also created a new Best in Show Award in 2017, in recognition of the highest scoring artwork by the jury panel in the annual exhibit. Artist, Mark Hobson (Canada) received AFC's highest honor for conservation and art with the "Simon Combes Conservation Award". Learn more

About AFC

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

To learn more about our mission, AFC member artists and to become a member, please visit the Artists for Conservation Foundation site. Artists interested in exhibiting for August 2018 must first apply by February 28th 2018. Artists are juried for membership and only accepted members can participate in the AFC annual juried exhibit. 

2018 Exhibiting Artists

AFC congratulates all artists who have been selected for the 2018 Artists for Conservation Exhibit. 

200 artworks by 154 artists from 16 countries have been juried into the 2018 exhibit. Of these, over 90 artists' works will be exhibited at the exhibit premiere. 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. ​Artists whose work is included in the live exhibit in Vancouver are indicated with an asterisk (*).

*Anderson, Cher (United States)

*Lear, Sandi (Australia)

Arnett, Stuart (Canada)

*Levitsky, Laura (Canada)

Bach, Del-Bourree (United States)

Lindamood, Patsy (United States)

Bamber, Sharon (Canada)

*Lozeron, Emily (Canada)

*Banks, Patricia (Canada)

Maass, Harro (Germany)

*Barrett Justis, Suzanne (United States)

Mansell, Patricia (United Kingdom)

Bartels, Ute (Germany)

Marshall, Pete (Australia)

Bates, Serena (United States)

*Maynard, Chris (United States)

Beck, Kimberly (United States)

*Mayo, Tony (Canada)

*Bertolo, Alejandro (Canada)

McClelland, Chris (Australia)

*Billingsley, Cindy (United States)

*McCune, Michelle (United States)

Birchill, Jeff (United States)

*McManiman, Candy (Canada)

*Blackwell, Peter (Kenya)

McMillan-Hayes, Vickie (United States)

Bowring, Emma (United Kingdom)

*McNeil, Kelly (Canada)

Breger, Varda (Israel)

*Mgona, George (Zimbabwe)

Brest van Kempen, Carel (United States)

*Middleton, Kim (United States)

*Brockman, Wendy (United States)

*Miller, Jennifer (United States)

*Brooks, Caroline (Canada)

*Murray, Robin (United States)

*Budge, Linda (United States)

*Nash, Ken (Canada)

*Butler, Rob (Canada)

*Navarro, Chris (United States)

Carretta, Roy (Canada)

*Nicholls, Calvin (Canada)

*Chunat, Wayne (United States)

Nishino, Kentaro (Japan)

Coheleach, Guy (United States)

*Norwich-Young, Dorset (Canada)

*Combes, Guy (United States)

O'Sullivan, Mary Louise (United States)

*Crouter, Anni (United States)

Parsons, Victoria (United States)

*de Villiers, Ilse (South Africa)

Patterson, Matt (United States)

Decker, Michelle (South Africa)

*Pepin, Patricia (Canada)

*Desjardins, Sara (United States)

*Peyton, Anne (United States)

*Dodge, Kelly (Canada)

*Popp, Betsy (United States)

*Dreyer, Rob (United States)

*Qiu, Ji (Australia)

Dumas, Michael (Canada)

Raffin, Luke (Canada)

*Dunn, Kathleen (United States)

*Ragg, Jerry (United States)

*Earle, Vicky (Canada)

*Rentsch, Werner (United States)

*Erickson, Mary (United States)

*Rich, Andrea (United States)

*Erikson, Lynn (Canada)

*Rosetta, - (United States)

*Feltner, Linda (United States)

*Rusin, Len (United States)

*Ferguson, Vicki (United States)

Saenz, Eleazar (Mexico)

*Fiorentino, James (United States)

*Schafer, Sharon K. (United States)

Fisher, Cynthie (United States)

*Schlenker, Robert (United States)

Fleming, Garry (Australia)

*Seerey-Lester, Suzie (United States)

*Fox, Susan (United States)

Seerey-Lester, John (United States)

Gosevitz, OSA, SCA, AFC, Susan (Canada)

Sharkey Thomas, Jan (Canada)

Goulding, Fiona (New Zealand)

Sorensen, Linda (Canada)

Gray, Peter (South Africa)

Sorley-Keichinger, Cindy (Canada)

Griffin, Patricia (United States)

*Sowden, Peggy (Canada)

*Gylling, Gemma (United States)

Spera, Edward (Canada)

*Hamanaka, Setsuo (Japan)

*Starkevich, Colin (Canada)

Hamelin, Neil (Canada)

*Stevens, Debbie (United States)

Hammersley, Oenone (United States)

Strelive, Uta (Canada)

Hargreaves, Julia (Canada)

Studwell, Judy (United States)

*Harvey, Guy (United States)

*Susinno, Mark (United States)

Harvill, Kitty (Brazil)

*Sutton, Linda (United States)

*Hobson, Mark (Canada)

Szatkowski, Frederick (United States)

Hodges, Gary (United Kingdom)

*Taylor, Tammy (Canada)

*Holt, Mary (United States)

*Taylor, Mary (United States)

Hough, James (Australia)

Temple, Sandra (Australia)

*Hughbanks, Debbie (United States)

*Theriault, Colette (Canada)

Ingham, Barry (Australia)

*Thumbar, Chirag (India)

*Ivanyi, Rachel (United States)

Tiessen, Josh (Canada)

*Jackman, Pat (United States)

Toft, Kim (Australia)

*Janosik, Jon (United States)

Truss, Jonathan (United Kingdom)

Jesic, Stephen (Australia)

*Trygg, Joyce (Canada)

*Jessen, Mary Jane (Canada)

*van der Kelen, Géry (Canada)

*Johnson, Kevin (Canada)

*Walden, Christopher (United States)

*Kamin, Jason (Canada)

*Waltke, Lynn (United States)

Kappel, Hans (Germany)

Warner, Val (United States)

*Katrandzhiev, Valentin (Bulgaria)

*Watanabe, Yasuo (Japan)

*Kellner, Justin (United States)

Watkins, Lisa (United Kingdom)

*Kiesow, James (United States)

Weber, Katherine (United States)

Kissinger, Megan (United States)

*Weiler, Dale (United States)

*Kitler, David (Canada)

*Weiss, Cathy (United States)

*Kleinsteiber, Kathy (United States)

Wheeler, Rick (United States)

*Koensgen, Joseph (Canada)

Wicks, Derek (Canada)

*LaFogg Docherty, Deborah (United States)

Wiegmink, Paula (Australia)

*Latham, Rebecca (United States)

*Woodall, Terry (United States)

Latham, Bonnie (United States)

Woodbury, Ellen (United States)

Lawes, Bruce (Canada)

*Zhang, Dongguang (China)

Thank you to our jury for their generous contribution of time and expertise. Jurors in this year's exhibit included:

  • Dr. Rob Butler (AFC Artist, Ornithologist, Director of Vancouver International Bird Festival and Co-Convenor of the International Ornithological Congress 2018);
  • Brent Cooke (AFC Sculptor, Past Director of Royal BC Museum and AFC Board Member);
  • Pete Marshall (AFC Artist and Veterinary Surgeon from Australia);
  • Holly Swangstu (Executive Director of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute);
  • Debra Usher (Editor/Publisher of Arabella Magazine).

2017 Exhibiting Artists 

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


Festival Highlights

Vancouver Convention Centre is located at:

1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Most festival activities complimentary with admissions ticket. 

  • TBD

  • Art Exhibit
  • Silent Skies Mural
  • Artist Demos
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Films
  • Music and Performances

  • Art Exhibit
  • Silent Skies Mural
  • Live Art Demos
  • Live Music
  • VIP Reception
  • Films
  • Special Presentations

  • Fill the register form

  • Come to the Festival
  • Buy Orginal Art
  • Purchase a Bird Mural
  • Make a Donation
  • Buy an AFC Book
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor the Event



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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. 


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