Brent Cooke

Artist & Board Member

"As an artist specializing in wildlife, I am constantly approached by a wide range of organizations seeking support for their own various causes. When I became a member of AFC however, I realized this organization was of a quite different nature.  Yes, it raised money to support the organization itself, but it went that one step further… encouraging member artists to donate a portion of their sales for conservation-centered charitable groups of their own choosing. AFC’s philosophy and unique approach to cross-organizational support is the major factor behind my desire to renew my support as an AFC Festival Patron."

 
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Brent has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of his life, mainly on Vancouver Island.  Having discovered a love of carving at a young age, Brent created wood relief and figures, stone carvings, fine detail decoys, and then entered the bronze-casting field in recent years.  His work focuses on birds and sea creatures for the most part, with birds of prey being his favorite subject. Brent's use of negative space and ability to capture the essence of movement and interaction of his subjects has been widely complimented by art lovers at galleries and shows. 

AFC Festival Patrons

PRISCILLA BALDWIN - AMBASSADOR

"The mission statement of the Art Institute I founded 20 years ago at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and that of Artists for Conservation, are virtually identical. “Conservation through Art Education” and “Conservation: the Gift of Life” are equally applicable to both organizations."

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Priscilla Baldwin

BRENT COOKE - PATRON

"When I became a member of AFC however, I realized this organization was of a quite different nature... AFC’s philosophy and unique approach to cross-organizational support is the major factor behind my desire to renew my support as an AFC Festival Patron."

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Brent Cooke

CHER ANDERSON - AMBASSADOR

"My need to be a part of an organization that provides support in conserving earth’s beautiful and amazing creatures for my grandchildren and their children to meet in their lifetime is a driving force."

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Cher Anderson
JOYCE TRYGG - PATRON
 
“As an artist and Signature Member of AFC, I have felt so honored to be in the company of such incredible artists, but I am most proud to be a part of the organization for its unique role in advancing the conservation cause through the arts.”
 
Joyce Trygg

Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at:

5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Admission to AFC Festival (indoor programs) is free of charge.  Admission is required for outdoor programs in the Botanical Garden.

  • Art Exhibit
  • Live Artist Demos
  • Live Wildlife Encounters
  • Music and Performances
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Stilt Walkers
  • Craft Table

  • Art Exhibit 
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Films
  • Live Birds of Prey
  • Guided Nature Walks

  • Fill the register form

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

 

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AFC Festival 2019
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
27 Sept - 29 Sept, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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AFC Festival 2017
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9 Nov - 13 Nov, 2017
Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

 

 

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. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

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