2020 AFC Exhibiting Artists Announced

Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 3, 2020 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce this year's selection of artworks juried into the 2020 AFC Exhibit - 200 total artworks by 168 artists from 17 countries. 

The AFC exhibit is the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale supporting conservation. Artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges in price from $500 to $50,000. 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.

80 artists' works supporting conservation will premiere for sale at #AFCFestival2020 in Vancouver, BC this October 1 - 4th at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in partnership with Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Botanical Garden Association.

Many of the exhibiting artists will be present for the opening weekend for special events, and to provide programming – special lectures, live painting demonstrations and much more.

Aja, Douglas (USA) Lawes, Bruce (Canada)
Alemany, Don (Canada) Lear, Sandi (Australia)
Anderson, Cher (USA) Lerwick, Johanna (USA)
Anderson, Walt (USA) Levitsky, Laura (Canada)
Armstrong, Rosemarie (Canada) Lindamood, Patsy (USA)
Askew, Pamela (USA) London, Anne (USA)
Bach, Del-Bourree (USA) Lozeron, Emily (Canada)
Baldwin, Priscilla (USA) Lundwall, Bo (Sweden)
Banks, Patricia (Canada) Lutz, Jan (USA)
Barrett Justis, Suzanne (USA) Mansell, Patricia (Canada)
Bartels, Ute (Germany) Marshall, Pete (Australia)
Bates, Serena (USA) Martin, Linda (Australia)
Besse, Linda (USA) Maynard, Chris (USA)
Bielanski, Nansi (USA) Mayo, Tony (Canada)
Bieler, Lucrezia (USA) McComas, Anita (Canada)
Billingsley, Cindy (USA) McCune, Michelle (USA)
Blackwell, Peter (USA) McManiman, Candy (Canada)
Bork, Beatrice (USA) McNeil, Kelly (Canada)
Bowring, Emma (UK) Morris, Simon (Canada)
Branson, Lynn (Canada) Munkittrick, Dianne (USA)
Breger, Varda (Israel) Nash, Ken (Canada)
Brest van Kempen, Carel (USA) Neilson, Susan (Canada)
Brooks, Caroline (Canada) Nishino, Kentaro (Japan)
Budge, Linda (USA) Norwich-Young, Dorset (Canada)
Cannon, Holly (USA) O'Sullivan, Mary Louise (USA)
Coheleach, Guy (USA) Parker, Natalie (Australia)
Cook, Carrie (USA) Patterson, Matt (USA)
Cooke, Brent (Canada) Pelham, Jennifer (Australia)
Coombes, Bryan (Canada) Pepin, Patricia (Canada)
Cowan, Lynden (Canada) Pescott, Jim (Canada)
Crouter, Anni (USA) Peyton, Anne (USA)
Curry, Dennis (USA) Popp, Betsy (USA)
Dao, Hoang (USA) Qiu, Ji (Australia)
Davis, Daniel (USA) Qureshi, Ahsan (Pakistan)
Day, Nick (UK) Raffin, Luke (Canada)
Dreyer, Rob (USA) Ragg, Jerry (USA)
Dumas, Michael (Canada) Ridley, Martin (UK)
Dunn, Kathleen E. (USA) Riggs, Pat (USA)
Dunphy, Kathleen (USA) Riley, Laurie (USA)
Dunzinger, Christina (USA) Ritchie, William (Australia)
DuPuis-Rosen, Linda (USA) Rogers, Valerie (Canada)
Earle, Vicky (Canada) Roll, Ashley (Canada)
Erickson, Mary (USA) Rosetta, - (USA)
Filler Scott, Jeanne (USA) Ross, Carleen (Canada)
Fiorentino, James (USA) Rusin, Len (USA)
Fisher, Cynthie (USA) Saenz, Eleazar (Mexico)
Fleming, Garry (Australia) Sayegh, Sharon (USA)
Foggoa, Erin (Canada) Schille, Marjett (USA)
Gallup, David (USA) Schlenker, Robert (USA)
Ganz, Tykie (USA) Sheard, Kathleen (USA)
Gleim, Lisa (USA) Sibley Wasyliw, Cherie (Canada)
Gosevitz, Susan (Canada) Snoots, Karin (USA)
Grasso, Marco (Italy) Sorensen, Linda (Canada)
Gray, Peter (South Africa) Sorley-Keichinger, Cindy (Canada)
Griffin, Patricia (USA) Starkevich, Colin (Canada)
Groening, Elke (Germany) Strelive, Uta (Canada)
Gylling, Gemma (USA) Studwell, Judy (USA)
Hallett, Mark (USA) Susinno, Mark (USA)
Hamanaka, Setsuo (Japan) Sutton, Linda (USA)
Hamilton, Lorna (UK) Taylor, Mary (USA)
Harvey, Guy (USA) Taylor, Tammy (Canada)
Harvill, Kitty (Brazil) Theriault, Colette (Canada)
Haunschild, Pamela (USA) Thompson, Martha (USA)
Hayward-Harris, Martin (UK) Thumbar, Chirag (India)
Hiser, Doug (USA) Tiessen, Josh (Canada)
Hoehlig, Diana (Switzerland) Tinning, Dorothy (Canada)
Hough, James (Australia) Toft, Kim Michelle (Australia)
Ivanyi, Rachel (USA) Trygg, Joyce (Canada)
Ivester, Taylor (USA) van der Kelen, Gery (Canada)
Jackman, Pat (USA) Van Rijn, Eva (USA)
Jesic, Stephen (Australia) Vaux, Jacquie (USA)
Johnston, Regan (Canada) Venditti, Jerry (USA)
Kappel, Hans (Germany) Waltke, Lynn (USA)
Kellner, Justin (USA) Warkentin, Nelda (USA)
Kiesow, James (USA) Weber, Katherine (USA)
Kissinger, Megan (USA) Weiss, Cathy (USA)
Kitler, David (Canada) Weitzel, Cindy (Canada)
Kleinsteiber, Kathy (USA) Wheeler, Rick (USA)
Knapp, Christine (USA) Wiegmink, Paula (Australia)
Koensgen, Joseph (Canada) Woodall, Terry (USA)
Kopeschny, Barbara (Canada) Woodbury, Ellen (USA)
LaFogg Docherty, Deborah (USA) Xiang, Leo (China)
Lampi-Legaree, Shawna (Canada) Zimmerman, Kathleen (USA)
Latas, Patricia (USA) Zimmermann, Jane (Norway)

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

  • Walt Anderson - AFC Signature Member, Photographer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies (USA)
  • Brent Cooke - AFC Signature Member, Past Director of Royal BC Museum and AFC Board Member (Canada)
  • Emily Kapes - Curator of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art (USA)
  • Sandra Strohshein - AFC Signature Member (USA)
  • Chirag Thumbar AFC Signature Member (India)
  • Debra Usher - Editor/Publisher of Arabella Magazine (Canada)

AFC congratulates all artists who have been selected for this year's Artists for Conservation Exhibit. 


About Artists for Conservation

Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from over 30 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; and Artist Development. The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC's annual flagship initiative to showcase, support and further these programs. http://www.artistsforconservation.org/

Image Credits (above):

  • "Goodbye, My Friend" painting by Nelda Warkentin
  • "Arctic Wind" painting by Ellen Woodbury
  • "Thoughts Take Flight" painting by Michael Dumas
  • "Monarch Throne" painting by Eleazar Saenz
  • "Afternoon Rendezvous" by Stephen Jesic

Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at: 5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Maplewood Conservancy is located at: 2649 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Festival activities start at 11am daily (Oct 1-4) and are free with regular admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden. Advanced tickets required.

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